Month: January 2007

I was being pestered by irritating music promoters from Greece on MSN because they think that, because I have a Greek name and work for the Official Xbox Magazine, that I care about their concept to link festivals the world over through Xbox Live Vision cameras. While their idea might be fine (I couldn’t care […]

Gamasutra – Pope Benedict XVI Criticizes Violent Video Games In his message, Pope Benedict specifically singles out “commercial competitiveness compelling communicators to lower standards”, continuing: “Any trend to produce programmes and products – including animated films and video games – which in the name of entertainment exalt violence and portray anti-social behaviour or the trivialization […]

Listening to Blue Jam in the office… …is a very bad idea. Seriously bad. It definitely helps with writing though. Not as bas as Hillary running for office though, when there are newspapers (and the Murdoch corporation) that have been storing dirt on her since Chelsea was in diapers and Bill was in Monica. And […]

In 2002 scientists at Touro College in the US removed some muscle from the abdomen of an anaesthetised goldfish and placed it in a saline solution enriched with foetal calf serum. The muscle reportedly grew by 15 per cent in a few weeks. It was then coated in breadcrumbs and lightly sautéed in olive oil: […]

Pepys’ Diary: Monday 11 January 1663/64 This morning I stood by the King arguing with a pretty Quaker woman, that delivered to him a desire of hers in writing. The King showed her Sir J. Minnes, as a man the fittest for her quaking religion, saying that his beard was the stiffest thing about him, […]

“Blessings of Shitler!” yelled Basil. “Be careful with that thing! You don’t want to attract the wrong sort of attention”. The small zeppelin swayed alarmingly as Smuglon cranked the flux-capacitor up three more points and swung the refracting crystal over their heads. Now, the blinding light from the laser searchlight mounted in the middle of […]