Friday, June 11, 2004

I thought I had seen every episode of The Simpsons, at LEAST once. Last night, there was an episode with David Byrne! It was wonderful. David Byrne is pretty nifty.

But! The real point of this is I heard one of my favorite quotes on the show EVER.

Homer had written a song about hating Ned Flanders. It was overly catchy, and got played and replayed and overplayed so many times that it completely drove him nuts.

At one point Homer says, "I've come to hate my own creation! Now I know how God feels."

The Simpsons is the best.

Thursday, June 10, 2004

The Cranium folks have a new game!


It's a card game. It's way fun. Super fun. The cards are clear plastic, which is pretty crazy.

Unlike other Cranium games, you don't have to do stuff. No drawing, sculpting, singing, acting, or anything of the sort. It's just a card game. The top card of the discard pile tells what you are trying to accomplish. Each card has 4 icons-of-sorts in the corners. One corner has a letter, one a number, one an instrument, and one a PIECE of an icon.

You may be trying to spell a word with the cards in your hand, or have cards that add to 11, or you may need to match the instrument, or you may need to complete all the pieces of the icon. The top card of the discard pile must be included in whatever you are doing.

So, if the top card of the discard pile is a "Spelling" card, and it has the letter W on it, you must spell a word that has a W in it. If you have an S, O, R, and D, you can play "SWORD", and put all 4 of your cards down at once. Now, whatever top card you just played determines the next person's action.

It's really dynamic and quick and a blast to play. I think you can only buy it online or at a Starbucks. I've had it for about 3 days, and I've already got my money's worth.
I was trying to go to bed at a reasonable hour last night, but it was pushing 11:00 pm so I HAD to watch the Daily Show. I had convinced myself that I would NOT STAY UP for Tough Crowd. I wouldn't. It was TOO LATE and I was TOO TIRED.

Right before the Daily Show ended, during their last commercial break, there was a spot for Tough Crowd. It was just a little kid talking about who was going to be on the show. It was actually a little freaky. I was a bit confused.

But he said, as if he was talking right to me, "C'mon, stay up a little later for Tough Crowd. You'll sleep when you're dead."

Good point! I was convinced.

Today, I'm tired.
Last night in the kitchen, there was this groovy looking moth buzzing around my kitchen. He sat still and let me get a bunch of good pictures of him.

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Moths are cool.

Monday, June 07, 2004

A fun little online game.

It's called Constellations.

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It's basically a free-form 'connect the dots'. Obviously (if you know me) I have an astronomy connection to a game called constellations. But there is a geometry element, as well (I'm an astronomy geek AND a math geek).

You see, there are some dots scattered around the board, and you have to connect them together with lines exceeding a certain length. The length increases at each level. You cannot cross a line you have already drawn, and you can only use a dot once, so you have to plan ahead. Sometimes you are provided with brighter dots which can be used twice... these often are the key to finishing.

The boards are random, so it's very replayable.

So far, my highest score has been: 134699.

This site has another game called "Gravity", which I enjoy, too, but not nearly as much.

They have a bunch of games, but these are the only two I really ever play.