Thursday, August 23, 2007

random 17

boing boing has a posting about The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters - new nerd movie.

New in US theaters this week: "The King of Kong," a geekumentary about two Donkey Kong masters trying to set a world record, and the little-understood world in which competitive arcade game trufans try to avoid "being chumpatized." Here's IMDB, Here's a review at Cinematical, The NYT's Brad Stone raves about it here, here's a piece in the NY Sun, Here's Rotten Tomatoes (97%!).

Also on boing boing a link to the worst fake film accents. The linked site has clips of the bad accents.

There is a new Indiana Jones movie now filming. Bill Reichart posts this video.

boing boing reminds us that there is medical benefit to video games. Epidemiologists learn from World of Warcraft plague: from Lancet's Infectious Disease Journal, a paper from epidemiologists on modelling the spread of disease based on an accidental "plague" in World of Warcraft

From the CBC Archives: Is it a sin to park illegially? The CBC actually used to have shows like this. Broadcast Oct. 28, 1961

Ice worms discoveredon the Gulf of Mexico sea bottom. wikipedia has a brief article. Frank Schatzing wrote an interesting novel entitled The Swarm about ice worms.

Forbidden Lego Forbidden LEGO introduces you to the type of free-style building that LEGO's master builders do for fun in the back room. Using LEGO bricks in combination with common household materials (from rubber bands and glue to plastic spoons and ping-pong balls) along with some very unorthodox building techniques, you'll learn to create working models that LEGO would never endorse. Try your hand at a toy gun that shoots LEGO plates, a candy catapult, a high voltage LEGO vehicle, a continuous-fire ping-pong ball launcher, and other useless but incredibly fun inventions.

Now this is a sharp shooter

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