Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Killer Hampsters; The Oregon Trail

"HONG KONG - The owner of a BMW in northern China returned to his car to find a note from a woman admirer declaring "I love you because you have a BMW," a news report said Tuesday."

"Concerned Women for America, a national Christian women's organization, says Starbucks, which is based in Seattle, is promoting a homosexual agenda with the cup."
Well, no shit. It's Starbucks, for the love of all that's holy. It's as gay as a rainbow. Sure, sometimes it's nice to go there, and sometimes it's nice to see a rainbow, but if you see people that have rainbows all the time, don't you wonder? And what about people that are in Starbucks all the time? Actually, I was there for the first time in over a year at a Barnes & Noble here in town, and while I was waiting in line I looked over at a magazine rack and, lo and behold, they had The Advocate in the rack, a gay and lesbian magazine. No. Shit. It's Starbucks. It's as gay as Ben and Jerry.

Well, I guess it was only a matter of time before FEMA sent ice to help out the victims of Katrina . . . in Maine.

"One person required stitches and a mother and son were arrested after two drill teams began brawling during an impromptu dance competition, Wichita police said. "This is a whole new arena" of crime, said Wichita police Lt. Jeff Easter."
Wow, just, wow. This blows my mind. Now Grease and You Got Served seem to have some level of relevance. Nah. They don't. Seriously, this is like two ballet teams getting in a fight in their tutus. It's just not supposed to happen. "Chess team! Attack!"

Here's an interview with one of the guys who was on the design team for The Oregon Trail. He also designed Number Munchers, which, by the way, is awesome.

Even better, here's an online Oregon Trail emulator. (It doesn't seem to work with Firefox.)

"In July, the city vowed to launch "the largest toilet revolution in its history". You can even rank the toilets under a star system. Viva la revolucion! En el baño!

"Dhir was elected to his post (as president, not supreme leader) in the spring, in part on a platform calling for the establishment of a rivalry with Washington University. Upon winning election, he created a War Department and Ministry of Propaganda, which has been publishing various critiques of the St. Louis institution. (While both Emory and Washington are members of the University Athletic Association, a league of eight private research universities, officials at both institutions said that the two institutions have no particular historic rivalry.)" Weird

Hilarious: turn your hampster into a fighting machine.


  1. I played Oregon Trail for about 45 minutes this morning...

    My family died while trying to cross the Snake river...

    I suppose I should have hired the Indian Guide...

    What was I thinking....

  2. Well, I hope you learned your lesson. And wrote a funny epitaph. One of the interesting things in that interview was that he often got complaints from teachers about profanity in the game, you know, they were worried about the kids getting exposed to naughty words. It turns out, every time it happened it was on the epitaph.