Scenes From A Party

See Gil.
See Gil’s house.
See Gil’s house throw a party.
Party, house, party.
See Gil’s digital camera.
See Gil take pictures with the digital camera.
Snap, Gil, snap.
See Gil try to put the pictures on her website.
See Gil run out of disk quota because Cornell only gives a piddly 5 MB.
Cry, Gil, cry.
See Dan.
See Dan have so much disk space he doesn’t know what to do with it.
See Dan offer to host the pictures for Gil.
Host, Dan, host.
See the pictures.

All Your What Are Belong To What?

So as many of you read Memepool regularly, or talk to people who do,
you’ve probably heard the phrase “All your base are belong to us” over
the past few days. Perhaps you heard the techno song. And you’ve
probably scratched your head and said “WTF?” Let me explain –
Back in the early 90s, games that came over from Japan suffered
tremendously in the section of translation. Some games were okay, but
most games got hit somewhere – normally the manual.
One such game is Zero Wing, a happy little side-scroller shooter ala
Gradius. The Genesis version had an intro story line, which got
COMPLETELY doctored in the process. Observe the Engrish version:

As many people find broken English (aka, Engrish) funny, this got a
giggle. However, this meme was founded in the unfortunately depths of
SomethingAwful’s forums. So it got photoshopped onto a million different
images…and then someone made a techno song about it (look in
Napster)…and then there was a href="http://rmitz.org/AYB3.swf">music video. And so the dementia
continues.
Two tidbits I can offer that no one else can – the techno song actually
contains some of the melody from the first level of Zero Wing…and
here’s what the arcade ending has to say (png format):

I hope this clears things up.

Yay content

I’ve replaced the OR350 quiz with a Mac Gaming Quotes quiz. Match the
quotes to the Mac Gaming person and win fabulous prizes that don’t
exist!
Link is off to the right, as usual.
It’s been a week since I was at Kate’s, and I really am missing her
right now. Anyone want to give me some money so I can get a flight down
there for next weekend? Please?

Push Downstairs

First and foremost, I’m rather annoyed right now that AppliedTheory
continues to blow, thus cutting me from the sweet sweet AOLIM. So if you
need me, and I’m not on IM, email will have to be your primary method of
getting ahold of me.
Yesterday was a terribly exciting day, what with getting my Underworld
DVD at last, and the XFL game, and the Maxie’s run…let me break it
down in the UNKLE style.
The Underworld DVD is godlike. 90 minutes of concert footage, 90 minutes
of concept art, program your own concert, and more DVD-ROM content than
you can shake a stick at. Highly recommended.
The XFL game was interesting. While it wasn’t a terribly good game of
football, it was entertaining. It was to the point of being just
ridiculously zany. While we didn’t watch all of the game, I think the
defining moment I saw was when someone on the defensive line jumped the
line of scrimmage and just clotheslined the hell out of the Quarterback.
I couldn’t stop laughing. In any case, while the press is poo-pooing it,
the majority of the fan opinion I read said they enjoyed it, so I’ll
wager that it’ll be around for a while.
Maxie’s was good as always. Wish their food was a little cheaper, but
hey, good food isn’t cheap, and cheap food isn’t good. Well, most of the
time.
Today, I will probably get stuck in the graphics lab some more, and
hopefully my IM connection will come back up. Next weekend, I’m driving
down to Katie’s house for a little visit. Other than that, it’ll be a
hectic work week. Watch me stress out live via my webcam!
Till whenever.