Darth Reed

Now that I have a place to put my quasi-technical babble over at MSDN, the space is reserved for me to spew my political bile and enjoy all things sci-fi. Heh.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Tycho apparently discovered Fiery Habanero Doritos

I'm not sure I get the title, but I'm sure this was spawned by the current Doritos promotion on Xbox Live...

A Cogent Argument Against Faith (Penny Arcade)

We love Fiery Habanero Doritos. Over at Fort Reed, we consume several bags a week. It's my second favorite spicy food, right after Dave's Insanity Sauce. Unless you're a manly man and have a high tolerance for capsaicin, use with caution.

Strike now!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

It's the little things...

In the name of all that's holy, this has to be the worst/funniest roleplaying situational comedy crossbred with a pun that I've read in a long time.

It's the little things (Dork Tower)

I've always loved John Kovalic's work. That's hysterical. Keep it up, John!

Strike first!

Friday, June 22, 2007

And this is how persecution starts...

I realize that Tim is just goofing around, but... what if Ethan's right? Does Lucas have the right to torture and torment him because he has a goofy idea?

"Shook Loose" (CTRL+ALT+DEL)

I feel compelled to point out that "No one expects that Spanish Inquisition!"

Strike back, Ethan!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

That's the funniest thing I've seen all day!


Squirrelpult (Gizmodo)

Squirrel-go-round (Gizmodo)


Strike a squirrel!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

It's good to be the... Overlord.

I love Shadowrun, even though I never played the RPG aeons ago when people still used pen and pencil for that sort of thing. It's Counter Strike with magic, which is cool (too many action games don't give you 'bots to practice against -- 'bot games should be MANDATORY, and when I am evil overlord, they will be!), but I'm not sure that Shadowrun rates a blog post yet.

Overlord, on the hand, does rate that highly!! And I've only played the demo. CodeMasters are a new, special brand of evil coders. What more evil could you imagine than to give players an over-the-shoulder, shooter-style view of the action and only one button (not stick, button!) to control the camera! Now that's eeevil. Now add a fireball spell to the mix to enhance the frustration with aiming! Fortunately, I have self-sacrificial minions to send into the fray to distract mine enemies while I struggle with the small details, like aiming...

There are apparently bombs involved in the game, I just didn't get to see any in the demo. Minions with pumpkin helmets is too much fun to start with, not to mention that they will slavishly die for my own small benefit. Thulsa Doom and Sauron got nothin' on me!! I salivate with anticipation over what assassin minions might be capable of...

I've been wishing that somebody would bring Lemmings-style play to the Xbox 360, and this is probably as close as I'll get this year, so I'll be pre-ordering Overload today.

Strike now!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Dear God, no! Please don't let such evil into the world. Amen.

I'm not really sure what else to do but pray.

The Sims movie planned (GameSpot)

Dear God, no! Please don't let such evil into the world. Amen.

Strike first!

Friday, June 08, 2007

Another modded console bites the dust!

Now that's a hysterical use of a copyright violation. Modded Xbox 360 consoles everywhere are quaking in fear. It's got to be the funniest headline that I've seen all day: "Hitler gives upon the war and decides to play with his Wii!"

DampOwls kindly provided two versions, one for most of us and one for the younglings and other profanity-sensitive types.

Hitler's Ultimate Downfall (Clean Version, YouTube)

Hitler's Ultimate Downfall (Unclean Version, YouTube)

Hitler, you deserved that (and worse), you silly monkey.

Strike out!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

This is the President you are looking for...

I'm sure you're well aware that I support Fred for President.

<invoke_darkside_powers>You support Fred for President.</invoke_darkside_powers>

Strike now!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Trouble in paradise? The trouble with Google?

I would never have expected Microsoft Watch to print something like The Google Problem. Wow. Maybe we'll get snow in Houston before the 4th of July!

Strike first!

Where's the Fence?

If you remember "Where's the beef?" then you should watch this... for old times' sake.

Where's the Fence? (The Whipping Post)

Congress needs to go on strike!

Friday, June 01, 2007

Seriously geeky book humor.

I like it. Thanks, Randall!

Bean actually sabotaged it just to give Dink the excuse to make that joke.

Strike down.

More global warming evidence in Argentinean freeze.

All we need to reduce alleged global warming is more alleged concerts by Sting and more alleged publik warnings by Algore.

Argentina cold snap causes energy woes (Yahoo! News)

[My favorite so far this year is still the moose who invaded an Alaskan town because the snow in the back country was too deep for his liking.]

Al, don't go on strike!