Dec
24
2008
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Things You Should Own: Dr. Awesome for the iPhone

Dr. Awesome is...well, awesome...for lack of a better word. I have played quite a few horrendous games on the iPhone, and while I love supporting indies and their games...there is a lot of crap coming from all quarters to the device. So I was pretty interested when I saw a game that looked kinda cheesy but had the name Dr. Awesome. I looked at the screenshots and thought "eh, why not? It can't be worse than playing PhatLewt or moving around in Nicky Boom, right?"

So I picked it up and started playing. The first thing that it did was import my large contact list. This is bascially a list of the people Marni and I invited to our wedding, so the damn thing is huge. So many lives to save!

And that is part of the fun. It uses your contact list to name the patients. Sure, it is cheesy and has repetative dialogue sections, but the gameplay is fun and strangely addictive. You basically control your microlaser with the accelerometers by tilting the iPhone. This cuts away infected tissue, isolating the viruses. It is pretty touchy, but works better than most games I've played on the iPhone that use accelerometers.

The dialogue is a appropriately cheesy, as one would expect from a game called "Dr. Awesome" and the characters are likable if also appropraitely overbearing. But if you have an iPhone, you should definitely pick up this app, though I warn you...you may end up killing family and friends and not being nearly as awesome as your namesake!

Written by Dave in: Things You Should Own |
Dec
23
2008
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Music for the Day: Fionna Apple, Blur, Fisher, Billie Meyers, The Living End, Bizet, Reel Big Fish

Fiona Apple's "Criminal", Blur's "Boys and Girls", Fisher's "Breakable", Billie Meyer's "Kiss the Rain (Chasing Amy Mix)", The Living End's "Prisoner of Society", Bizet's "Toreador", Reel Big Fish's "Kiss Me Deadly" oover.

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Written by Dave in: Music for the Day |
Dec
22
2008
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RockBand Tuesday / Guitar Hero Thursday Releases

Rock Band 2 (12/23/2008)

Quite a few fun songs from holiday fare and Foo Fighters on RockBand 2 to Reggae and hard rock on Guitar Hero World Tour!

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Written by Dave in: Games |
Dec
22
2008
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Zoë in All Her Sleepy Glory!

They were plumb tuckered after their vet trip. Broots is the headless ferret (it is over the back of their hammock...I don't know why he likes to sleep this way). Zoë is lauging at him.

 

Sleepy Babies

Sleepy Babies

Marni took this after their vet trip. Zoë wouldn't let the vet get ahold of her, but Broots wasn't so lucky. He met the business end of a thermometer. I'm sure he'll show us his business end in retaliation. :/

Written by Dave in: Pets |
Dec
22
2008
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Music for the Day: Dishwalla, Jimmy Eat World, Ghetto Boyz, Tool, Dead Milkmen, Barenaked Ladies, The Bloodhound Gang

Today's selection includes Dishwalla's "Counting Blue Cars," Jimmy Eat World's "The Middle," Ghetto Boyz "Damn It Feels Good to be a Gangsta," Tool's "Sober," The Dead Milkmen's "Stuart," Barenaked Ladies' "The Old Apartment," and The Bloodhound Gang's "Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss Uhn Tiss."

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Written by Dave in: Music for the Day |
Dec
21
2008
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Things You Should Own: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along-Blog on DVD

Joss Whedon is quite the amazing writer. He has written and produced some of the best moments that I have found on television. From Buffy to Angel to Firefly, Whedon has impressed me. And during the writer's strike, he impressed me again with a new tale: Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along-Blog. You can watch the episodes on Hulu or YouTube, but you can get the DVD and share them with your family and friends in your own home or apartment.

It has a villain you can love and a hero you can hate...and it is set to music!

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Written by Dave in: Things You Should Own |
Dec
21
2008
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Music for the Day: Quiet Riot, Mother Love Bone, Foo Fighters, Avril Lavigne, Deftones, Joydrop, Artificial Joy Club, Lords of Acid, Genitorturers

Todays blast of music is Quiet Riot's "Cum on Feel the Noise," Mother Love Bone's "Chloe Dancer," The Foo Fighters' "The Pretender," Avril Lavigne's "Complicated," The Deftones "Change (In the House of Flies)," Joydrop's "Beautiful", Artifical Joy Club's "Sick and Beautiful," Lords of Acid's "I Sit on Acid", and Genitorturers "I Touch Myself."

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Written by Dave in: Uncategorized |
Dec
20
2008
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Music for the Day: Wheatus, Fountains of Wayne, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Vandals, Ella Fitzgerald, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Alanis Morrisette

Today's music is Wheatus' "Teenage Dirtbag," Fountains of Wayne's "Stacy's Mom," Mighty Mighty Bosstones "The Impression that I Get," The Vandals "Oi to the World," Ella Fitzgerald doing "Mac the Knife," My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult's "After the Flesh", and Alanis Morrisette's "Eight Easy Steps"

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Written by Dave in: Music for the Day |
Dec
19
2008
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Music for the day – Jesus and Mary Chain, Lightning Seeds, Eve’s Plum, Electric Hellfire Club, Susanna Hoffs, Black Eyed Peas, Erasure, N.W.A.

I am constantly listening to music during the day and I thought that I would share some of the things that I listen to with anyone who might be perusing the interweb and stop by. In this series, I share the YouTube videos for Jesus and Mary Chain's "Sometimes Always", The Lightning Seeds "Pure", Eve's Plum's "Die Like Someone", Electric Hellfire Club's "The Root of All Evil (Bring Me the Head of Bob Larson Remix", Susanna Hoffs "All I Want", Black Eyed Peas "Let's Get Retarded (It Started)", Erasure's "Always", and N.W.A.'s "Fuck the Police".

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Written by Dave in: Music for the Day |
Dec
19
2008
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Things You Should Own: Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine

Of the many albums that Trent Reznor has produced, Pretty Hate Machine is still one of my favorites. It may not have the clear definition of style that The Slip or The Downward Spiral have. It may not have the raw intensity of Broken or Fixed; but it has a razor-sharp edge that I still love to this day. PHM, developed while Trent was working as a night custodian at Right Track Studio.

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Written by Dave in: Things You Should Own |

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