Thursday, December 04, 2008
The thought of playing a video game for charity sounds great on paper, but spend a few hours driving the Desert Bus, and you might have second thoughts.
In an effort to raise money for charity, comedy troupe LoadingReadyRun has been playing the infamous video game 'Desert Bus' nonstop.
First seen in the obscure Sega CD game, Penn and Teller's Smoke & Mirrors (yes, that Penn and Teller), the 'Desert Bus' tasks players with driving a bus from Tuscon, Arizona to Las Vegas, Nevada. In real-time. The game cannot be paused and the bus won't go faster than 45 mph. Plus, it slightly veers to the right, so you can't just put something heavy on the controller and let the game play itself. The cruel result is considered by many to be the most boring game of all time, an 8-hour feat of gaming endurance few have had the will to outlast.
The folks at LoadingReadyRun, however, have been playing the mind-numbing game for over five days, but they do have an incentive. Donors must pay to keep the crew playing, and the longer they play, the more it costs.
It seems to be working. So far, the newly re-minted 'Desert Bus For Hope' has raised nearly $60,000 for the charitable organization Child's Play, which benefits children's hospitals across the country. You can catch more info -- including a live stream of the, uh, "action" -- here.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Turkey Bowl tomorrow. I'm used to playing in some water logged field near the railroad tracks in Co-town. But tomorrow we play under the lights at the University of Washington. My time to shine has finally come.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
The reason there will not be a Jordan is there are few that are as intense and work as hard as he. He did not rely on talent, he took the Basketball world. He wasn't given it. He was cut when he was younger, and partly used that to fuel his desire.
Plus he could'nt hit a curve, so Baseball was out
***He didn't rely on talent? uhh, ok. Very true about the curve though.
He totally forgot about Mikael Pietrus aka "French Michael Jordan." I live abroad in Marseille for two years (during which time I successfully opened 5 Quizno's franchises and only three failed - which set a franchise record) and people would flock to games to see this "man who could fly across the Parisan air." Everyone was sure he'd go pretty sure but has never really caught on and isn't talked about too much in France anymore.
***Wow. That's all I can think of here. I don't know who posted this comment but he has rightfully earned the title, "captain douche bag/loser." Opened 5 franchises and only 3 failed. Plus, who cares about the French?
***Many don't realize that we actually quite close.......
The reason all of these will never be the next "Michael Jordan" is because they each have their own style of play. They are who they are!
***The first of many comments by Digg users who try and be unique by stating the obvious.
So who are the closest players to MJ? Sorry i was side tracked by all the fine women on the site.
***And lastly let it be noted that most users fit a certain "demographic."
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
What I am really writing about is not to talk about Google's search and how cuil is cool but I came to post about gmail. It's still expanding!! Give me a break, when will it stop?! I mean when will I need to use 6.981 Gigs of email? I can't remember that last time I uploaded a DVD quality film to my email account. Where exactly does Google have all this storage? I'm calling BS on this one. I firmly believe that if all gmailers joined forces and spammed ourselves to oblivion and maxed out our storage limits we would not reach the limit Google claims. Let's be honest with ourselves Google. No more lies.
Friday, July 25, 2008
I'm convinced the earth is dying. The ozone is rapidly appearing where it shouldn't be: just above the ground in the air we breath. Make a conscious effort to write your senator and let them know that this is not a joke and the process of ozone destruction can be reversed if emissions are reduced from current levels to 50% by 2015. If not, I'm afraid we have reached the point of no return. Farewell all.
The worst day thus far in July 2008 is shown. I analyzed June and July from 2004 - 2008 at airnow.gov . I believe ozone levels are increasing. Find out for yourself.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Microsoft, probably watching in futility, had some tricks up it's sleeve as the world ate up Firefox cake. As I was enjoying a rare moment online I happened to see a little update balloon in the corner. Figuring this may be an update on a worldwide virus or attack on their perfect software I promptly clicked on the balloon and commenced downloading. I was alarmed, however, to discover that Microsoft's update was actually simply a cover on a much larger scheme. To have the world unknowingly download Internet Explorer. For some reason or another I was prompted if I wanted to download IE7. Umm, no. They should just go back to watching the world eat up Firefox cake. On the other hand, and by the same token, Firefox small development team is actually eating Internet Explorer cake. It appears a tradition has begun. They also received a cake from IE developers on the release date of Firefox 2. I wonder how it tastes? The cake looks good, but I fear it's past its expiration date and full of bugs. I wonder when they will start give cakes to the Ubuntu (Popular version of Linux) development team?
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
There isn’t yet a Guinness World Record for most software downloaded in a single day, so Mozilla will truly have rewritten the record books if it manages to set one. The group’s hoping for 5 million downloads–not an unreasonable figure, given that Firefox 2 was downloaded 1.6 million times the first day of its release. Indeed, Mozilla’s already well on its way to reaching that goal: 1,721,775 users had already pledged to download the browser upon its release today at 10 a.m. PDT.
download now and be a part of history
Firefox is exploding..............watch it explode in real-time: death to IE counter
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Monday, March 31, 2008
Good job! You made all your free throws!
...there goes my bracket
ZOMG was the ruler of the planet XYRZON until 2451 AD, when he was overthrown by KFOP after the battle of SHMUR. the battle marked the violent end to ZOMG'S noble reign as ultra-lord. KFOP soon proved to be an incapable ruler of XYRZON, and the planet collapsed into chaos in 2453. since that day, the residents of XYRZON have used ZOMG as a declaration, nay, an exclaimation of hope. hope that one day peace shall return to XYRZON, on the shoulders of a truly worthy king.
ZOMG, i love cupcakes.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Interview with DJ Augustin of the Texas Longhorns after thier victory in the sweet sixteen:
"Yeah me and chaz go way back. we good friends."
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
I recognize a shiny object as a threat. He will probably bang it against my head to kill me.
Ha!!! Good luck killing me now! My friend has arrived.
Ladedadoobeedada....Now what was I doing..........
Ah, yes trying to escape the man with the shiny box. We will escape by staring. Yes, staring.
Friday, February 01, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
All things vintage. Suprisingly all of the following were actual possessions of the family at one point.
Super NES (just the console. I have everything else. Somehow it broke in my most recent move.)
The old Sega Genesis and original Sega with the card slot games. I know that we had them at some point I just don't know where they would be.
The original NES we had in the pool room and all the games. Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe I acquired all of that from a friend for 20 bucks, but throughout the years all these vintage/classic games and consoles have been lost or stolen. Probably both.
The old Atari floppy drive and games. Some vintage joysticks would be cool too. The old Atari keyboard and accompanying cartridges that slid into the back of the keyboard.
So basically all I'm asking is that these classics be scrounged up and sent my way. No big deal. Thats all I want this year folks. Be a pal and put a stamp on a box and send it my way.
Upon receipt of the aforementioned I will consider myself truly free and independent at long last. Free at last, free at last.........