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Friday, September 21, 2007

The Week in Geek

posted by on September 21 at 16:12 PM


Only one thing really happened this week in geek, and that was when I found this. Everything else is kind of a blur.

Oh, and I hear there’s some kind of big game coming out for the Xbox next week, “Halo” or something like that. Sounds like a Bible game, so I don’t really get why everyone’s so excited.

Okay, here’s a couple more things:

Go Team Dork! - U.S. Segway Polo team (!) wins gold in 2007 Woz Challenge Cup. Everybody celebrated with a round of whatever rich Silicon Valley nerds drink. Beer, I think. Video!.

New Business Plan! - Hot or Not has announced that they’re doing away with whatever they were doing and replacing it with something else they may or may not have been doing before. The real news here, of course, is that Hot or Not still exists and is, like, an actual company of some kind. I’m stalled at 75% hot, with 111 votes in the past 4 years. And yes, I dress like that all the time.

NBC to Go it Alone, Fail - In a huge blow to Apple’s iTunes, NBC will offer downloads of some of their shows through their own system, which will suck more than anyone can imagine and will cease to exist quite soon after it begins to exist.

Free for All! - Jason Kottke digs through the New York Times’ newly opened archves and discovers some gems. What have you found? I found this story from 1912 about a $3M lawsuit over a Costa Rican banana plantation. I also found a typo in that article.

Gore Wins! - Winning the presidency is hard (especially against cheaters), but winning entertainment awards, he’s got that shit down.

Now, let me get back to my Scrabble game.

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I'm sorry, everyone I know is having too much fun playing the just released My Sims for the Wii to care about that Halo thing.

Level 3! I'm mining for bacon and wearing a monocle while scaring goths and making bff with the neighborhood ghost so she'll give me ghosts I can plant and grow in my garden!

Woo Hoo!

Wake me when Halo is out on DVD after the movie bombs ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | September 21, 2007 5:03 PM

I gave you a sympathy '5', and you haven't checked your score for 47 months. C'mon.

Posted by left coast | September 21, 2007 5:06 PM

Scrabulous is pure crack.

Posted by Keith | September 21, 2007 5:11 PM

Where do those shorts come from?

Posted by rizzuhjj | September 21, 2007 5:39 PM

Dammit! I was working on a polo spectator character named Alexander Goodfriend, too.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | September 22, 2007 12:07 AM

Now give us a male crotch shot with the same close in and no retouching honesty - the ultra pink skin is not required.

In the age of ALL shaved a few pubic hairs would be exceptional, ie. wild man

Posted by earl | September 22, 2007 4:49 AM
Posted by Anne | September 22, 2007 1:59 PM

The Wii is meant for morons who suck at everything else in the video game world.

Posted by Mr. Poe | September 22, 2007 3:20 PM

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