March 20th, 2007

the only earth?

lock and load

At a birthday party in Ballard, I played a videogame about shooting moose (double bull!) with plastic rifles and a couple rounds of Skee Ball (high score, 270). The downside to Skee Ball was that it didn't issue tickets, which seems contrary to the very nature of the game. It was at King's Hardware; so it would be awesome if you were able to save up enough redeem for one of the many taxedermized animal parts that contribute to their upper-midwestern decoration scheme.

During the party, inspired by an episode of Arrested Development, I started tapping glasses together and got everyone to chant "speech, speech" until Betsy eventually stood up to say something. After all, it was her party.

The jukebox played Neon Bible top to bottom, and along the way I realized that it might be a really good album.

after the rage, more rage

28 Weeks Later, a sequel to 28 Days Later is being released in May. [foxatomic] The real trailer will "premiere" before screenings of the Hills Have Eyes 2, which leaves me less than optimistic about this installation.
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i am not a stuffed tiger.

sk rage

Joshuah Bearman on his tragic relationship with his Sidekick II:
I got it on a lark, but as soon as I fired up “the Kicker,” our identities were inextricably bound. I was the only one of my friends who had it. Everyone loved to marvel at the swiveling screen and satisfyingly tactile keyboard through which I was constantly mediating a stream of vital and meaningful information.
Until I killed it. It was with trembling hands that I picked up my poor, broken companion off the floor and confronted the reality of my own tragic rage. [laweekly]
I keep trying not to notice the buttons on my near-antique Sidekick slowly giving out, hoping that it will survive long enough for me to buy into the next cult of apple mobile technology before I'm lured into getting a more sensible replacement.