Thursday, September 25, 2008

Don't say that there's nothing to listen to.

Two of my friends make podcasts that are fun.

My good friend Derek Knight does the "Son Of Cheese Half-Hour Power Hour". It's mostly just talking, but we have fun. There are the occasional interviews with famous-type people and it's really good. It can be friend/group specific but Derek and Collin really make the show worth listening to. And I'm not just saying that because they're my friends. Does have adult language.

Paul Drager (a friend of mine from work) does the "Unnamed Radio Show". It's a nice mix of music "that you aren't listening to" that are favorites of his... or songs that inspire him. And the great thing is that he TELLS you what the songs and artists are. It's well edited and the fourth podcast is packed with good indy music.

Be sure to listen to them and make comments on those pages. I'm sure they'd love to hear from you.

Also, a GREAT song HERE. Ryan Adams - La Cienega Just Smiled.

Click on the red dot with the white arrow.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


For years, I have been SICK of ebay sellers jacking me with overpriced shipping prices.

They do this to avoid paying ebay fees... but no more.

Starting in October, ebay is going to have shipping MAXIMUMS! They're going to force these @$$-hats who sell something (buy it now) for .01 and ship it for $15 to stop their shennanigans!

So they HAVE to ship it for $4... or whatever. They can probably get around it by doing something with the shipping calculator... but it'll be tough.

So yay.

And a big "thank you" to those sellers who, like me, try hard to make shipping costs realistic.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Wild Wild Life

So I'm going to my old and dear friend Eric's house for his 22nd birthday party. There's going to be Rock Band there. Yay. Games, beer, games, food, games... and I think there may be some games there.

So I was going through the Rock Band 2 set-list, you know... getting ready for tonight (lalalala) and I discovered that... well, it wasn't as good as I thought it was going to be.

Frankly, it sucks.

Which makes me even more excited for Guitar Hero 4's set-list in a month. MAN! Smashing Pumpkins songs up the wazoo with Billy Corgan as a PLAYABLE CHARACTER!!! Oh, and other playable characters like Sting, Ozzy, The 'Nuge', Hendrix, and Travis Friggin' Barker as well!


Oh, and "Samba De Amigo" next week.


Thursday, September 18, 2008

Cool game alert!

If you like Baseball, I have a treat for you.

I found a game that is pretty spiffin' cool, and uses your baseball cards (as long as they have stats on the backs) to "play baseball". And get this: it's easy and it's LESS THAN $5!

It's called the "All-Star Baseball Card Game" and it's put out by ABCGame Company. It's non-collectible because, as said before, it uses regular-ol baseball cards!

I bought 3 copies of the game since it was so cheap to give to my friend Derek and Paul (and one for myself). Paul and I are play-testing it with a game here at work (well, during our breaks).

A single inning can last as long as 3 minutes. 5 minutes if you're on a streak.

For $5 you get rules that fit on both sides of a single piece of paper (with good clear rules and examples), 2 dice (a 12 and 10 sider), and a box to hold either a "team" of 10 cards/rules/and the dice... or a bunch of cards (with the dice fitting in your pocket and the rules in your wallet). Really, all the guys are selling are the rules.

Unlike some other games that use cards but ignore the player stats, the baseball card stats actually matter here. There may be times where a bit of math is involved, but it's VERY elementary math and (especially if you're a baseball fan) you know how to do it already.

Basically, one player gets their pitcher ready, and the other person chooses their lineup. Then you roll dice. According to the numbers you both rolled (and according to the stats on the back of the cards) you either hit the ball and advance, foul, or are struck out.

Sound simple? It is.

I can't go into detail without telling you the rules, but if you are a baseball fan, I would buy this game. The company is good about communication (within 2 days) and good about shipping (I got the game within 7 days of my order). And shipping for 3 games was inexpensive as well ($3).

I'm writing about this because I want you all to support independent game makers. And for just $5, it's really worth it.

Now, for you FOOTBALL guys, they have a FREE Football game, but it's a bit more complicated. The main Football page is HERE.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tuesday, September 09, 2008


One of my favorite films...

And one of the best moments in film history.