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Ooh. =:D Ghostbusters: the Video Game.

Fancy moving to Canada? Calculate your score.

Via timberwoof, perhaps the most savvy electoral candidate the US will see this cycle: Sean Tevis, "an Information Architect in Kansas running for State Representative. I've decided to 'retire' my current State Representative. I'm going to win. This is my story (XKCD homage style) so far."

You may recall there was a proposal to name a San Francisco sewage plant after Mr Bush. It's just been announced the motion is on the ballot for November. ^_^

Somewhere to visit in Second Sweden: Disorientation Station, as Garth Goode puts it. =:) Set high above the sim is a giant six-faceted die, which invites you to come inside. It's then that you find out it reorients itself every sixty seconds, leaving you still affixed to the same surface you arrived on, with a fully furnished interior for each face.

What looks like a very handy tool, especially for LSL newcomers: Scratch for Second Life, permitting the composition of scripts by assembling basic building blocks.

According to Bettina Tizzy, Rezzable's art showpiece sim Black Swan, acting as a test for whether people will pay a one-off fee for admission (L$199), is currently free until August 4th. ^_^

Quite a perceptive comparison of recent sim openings, highlighting several important ways in which different approaches were taken to attempt to ensure a successful debut, and sustained popularity.

Linden Lab to Major Tom
Linden Lab to Major Tom
Start the viewer now and put your headset on
Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six, Five, Four, Three, Two, One, Connected
Linden Lab to Major Tom
Region handshake, clothing’s on
Check for IMs and may Phil’s love be with you


The 1913 MA marriage law I mentioned the other day? It's going down: "The Massachusetts Senate voted Tuesday to repeal the law. The House is expected to vote this week." (Well, maybe a bit later..)

Porn for the day: Two for One, recommended to anyone who might enjoy a nice, straightforward latex TF. ^_^

Little bit of LJ news: Basic accounts are coming back. They're still wondering what sort of advertising will get thrown in, though.

Doctor Who may be over for a while, but there is another season of the Sarah Jane Adventures to look forward to later this year. ^_^

A converted hearse is expensive? Then again, as the movie noted, that depends on your bargaining abilities. =:D (Always a bit odd, getting into the salt mine - the local branch of an undertaker (or rather, that branch of what's best known as a supermarket chain =:) has their "industrial" operation in the same business park. Basically just paperwork and suchlike, it seems, but also where they appear to maintain and wash the hearses - Volvos, for what it's worth.. perhaps chosen with a touch of irony. =:)

I wonder if I can find that title around somewhere.. there's surely a C64 emulator for the PSP or OS X, after all.

Ghostbusters is surely one of the best things to come out of the 80s, along with The Princess Bride. And I'd even venture so far as to include Ultravox and the Eurythmics, even if I must blow a raspberry to rabitguy in doing so. =:)

Did you know they're also making a Princess Bride video game?
Hee! Yep, I'd seen something about that.. it's another really tricky one, given the movie's justifiably legendary reputation, but the impression I gained was the people involved seem to grok what they're getting themselves into.

(So many classic moments! And the co-worker hasn't seen it yet.. I'm definitely going to have to remedy that. Hopefully, I'll get the DVD-R archive, and everything else, over from the old place next weekend. Would be a fun excuse to get to see that lot again, and hopefully drop by the Chapter for a few good pints too)
The fantasy parts are classic but the actor who plays the boy is older than I am. If you're curious, the game he's playing in the opening is Hardball 3 for the Commodore 64, I had it as a kid. ^.^;;
I actually just picked up a copy of the abridgement, which I started reading while waiting for a movie to start. Because I like irony.

Then had a look at Game after noticing it... Not entirely impressed, it's not really a full game, as a collection of casual games with Princess Bride theme and branding.
Hmm, which supermarket chain? :) (And also, why's that ironic?)

Yeah, I imagine it should be possible to find it on an abandonware site or so, though. ^^ I haven't actually played it since... I don't know, the mid-80s, when a cousin of mine had it on his C64, and I don't really recall that much of it, but I do remember (I think) that he said the vaccuum cleaner was a good item to have. :) (Also, the hearse isn't actually the most roomy car in the game from what I recall - you can also get a van, at least.)

Anyhow... Ghostbusters was really before my time for the most part (I was too young when it was huge to really appreciate most of it), but I do like the theme song. ^^

Edited at 2008-07-19 08:46 am (UTC)
That's the Co-op, aka The Co-operative, who recently bought out another smaller supermarket chain, Somerfield. Quite good, as big businesses go - they've long been supportive of Fairtrade, as well as clarity in food nutrition labeling.

I was thinking along the lines of Volvo's safety reputation, with the rollcages virtually guaranteed to let you walk away from any crash.

Bill Murray's taken some bad roles in his time, but demonstrably, Dr Peter Venkman wasn't one of them. ^_^ (And even with the bad ones, eh, not such a bad way to earn a living.. as Michael Caine said of Jaws 4, there's nothing wrong in getting paid a pile of money to be in the Caribbean for a month or two =:)

Ah, OK - I've got to admit I've never heard of either supermarket chain (or Volvo's reputation for safety, for that matter). :)
The really fun part of the Co-Op is they don't have a 'loyalty card'.

They have a membership card, slightly similar to "Sam's Club" in that it's a £1 yearly membership taken from your next purchase, and you bank savings on your purchases at Co-Op.

Unlike "Sam's Club", membership of the Co-Op is also Co-Ownership of the Co-Op, with full voting rights at the AGMs, and ability to stand for election to the board. And the savings you gain on purchases is a full dividend, it's actual money not time-limited coupons, and you can ask for your money from the till at any Co-Ops.

Edited at 2008-07-19 11:46 am (UTC)
Mmhmm... sounds a bit like coop. :) (Which, on a side note, is pronounced "co-op" instead of rhyming with, say, "scoop").