Braindead will leave you reflecting upon your disturbed childhood. Even if you didn't have one.
I Like Your Pants" is a sweet little animated song just in time for Valentines. It's another corker from rathergood. My American friends should note that here in the UK pants are underwear, and not what you call pants, which we would call trousers.
Did you, like me, make the mistake of going to work today? Well mark this date (first Monday of Feb.) in your diary for next year, as today was 'National Sickie Day'. More workers will/did call in sick today than on any other day in the year. Why don't we just make it an official national holiday and be done with it? BTW - the findings mentioned in the article are from the UK, but I think it's a safe bet that this applies the world over.
Mapion is a service that uses a database of local information, combined with a phone that includes both GPS and an integrated compass, to provide realtime point'n'click data to users. Point the phone at a building, and an icon will appear, click on the icon and you can see what services, such as restaurants, are inside. I'll adopt an awed voice at this point - do you understand what this means? Real life point'n'click. Think of the games potential. The only problem is that the service is only available in Japan, where else, so I'm thinking level one in Tokyo, then level two in London, and maybe New York for level three.... [found at engadget].
Taken is a short flash film. Those with weak hearts, or children standing next to them, should look away now [subbed by werewolf].
Strong Bad renaissance at the moment. Why haven't I read his sbemails for so long? Anyway I'm happy to be back up to speed - Strong Bad's technology lesson is a classic.
Ben, creator of the superb Exmortis (play it now if you haven't already, or play it again to catch up - it first came out in 2004), apparently the sequel is 75% complete, and he hopes to have it fully complete by the end of February. I can't wait, hopefully it's as spooky as the last episode, judging by the eye candy he's sent through it certainly looks as good, if not better than the original. Here are the sceenshots I'm drooling over now:
Podstar.Runner offers classic sbemail to dowload onto your video iPod... awesome! The only thing is I don't have a video iPod... Can you play m4v files on a PSP? I don't have it with me right now to try it out, but I suspect the answer is "no". I want Strong Bad on my PSP now! Bring on Pspstar.runner! [via op-pop].
Honda has another expensive ad out on TV for the new Civic, some people think it's great and have submitted it for linkage (remember cog?), but personally I hate the ad as it hardly features the car, which I love and I think it could sell itself without all that fancy nonsense. The old Honda Civic has the image of an old mans' car, but I love the new model, could this be the new Lazylaces-mobile? Maybe. But I'm waiting for the Type-R in the new model. I feel the need, the need for speed (and if anyone could lend me some cash that would be great).
Google Earth ages ago, but somehow I just hadn't found the time to play with it, but I saw Preeti and Simon playing with it today and it got me really investigating the thing. Basically, even though Google isn't top of my Christmas card list at the moment (a long story for another time soon), Google Earth is about the best thing ever since sliced cheese. Pan, tilt, zoom & fly around the world with maps, directions, restaurant locations, you name it, it's there. Superb [also subbed by Sherry, Sniffles, Robin, & Nick P].
point'n'click games at the moment, or perhaps more accurately there are lots of point'n'click games at the moment, but we're playing through them at a furious rate (*slaps* all round), so just to whip you up into a frenzy here are a few "comming soon" items to look forward too. First up Nearly Departed, an adventure where you play a zombie with amnesia, next Nelly The Wonder Dog, "When Nelly's favourite ball is stolen by a greedy beaver, the clever springer spaniel sets off on a wild adventure to get it back!", and finally there's the point'n'click murder mystery the screen shot above is from, which I have my eager grubby paws on now, and which will be online for all soon [thanks adam & jean].
Sia, occasional singer with Zero 7, is one of my favourite artists so I'd heard Breathe Me before, but I never realised the video was so fantastic - it's built of a series of 1000's of polaroids and is a great thing to watch even if you don't like the music (*shame* on you if you don't though). BTW: While I'm on the subject of music, and since it's ages since I've done this kind of thing, this week I am mainly listening to Arctic Monkeys, and Bedouin Soundclash. What's tickling your eardrums this week???