Various Links and Things of Interest
Posted 18th of October 2010 11:12:05 PM
I figured I'd share a few things I've been enjoying online lately, mostly because you (yes you) were probably so bored going to facebook, closing your browser window, staring blankly at your computer for a few seconds, and then opening facebook again. Surely I can't be the only person who does this? In any event, heres some stuff to waste more time on.
- 27bslash6.com - I know this has been around for a while, and for anyone who has known about it for centuries, I apologize, feel free to skip ahead to the next link. I first found out about this website through this email exchange, although when I read the story I had no idea it came from a veritable trove of like-minded emails all written by the same person (David Thorne). I have to say I enjoy his writing style immensely, and perhaps you will as well. PS though, as with anything on the internet, try not to get offended, his emails are morally bankrupt to say the least. If you are the kind of person who is trolled easily, this is not for you.
- Mark Ronson- Bang Bang Bang - Apparently I've known about Mark Ronson for a few years without realizing it. A friend of mine showed me this song (as well as this one), and when I went to download his discography I realized I already had some of it in my itunes library and had been listening to it for a while now. I am a little ashamed of this, but as I recieved them through a modern age "mix tape" (read: a rar of random music) I didn't really keep up with artist names like I should have.
- MC Frontalot - First World Problem - As some of you may (nor may not) know, I've been a huge fan of frontalot for a long while now. His most recent album (Zero Day) is, in my opinion, his best since Nerdcore Rising. Which is to say, fucking incredible. If you're the kind of person who despises (maybe even just dislikes) the direction popular music has taken, and are not adverse to listening to a bald man do things with the english language you never would have imagined in your wildest dreams, this is for you. (PS you can catch him AND mc chris November 19th at Cats Cradle)
- Kingdom of Loathing - Here's one thats been around a LONG time. I played this comedy/text-based mmo/rpg hybrid for a while freshman year of high school, but coming back to it now I can appreciate a lot more of the humor. Based on an system where each action costs a turn, its addictiveness is mitigated by the fact that you only get a base of 40 turns per day. Of course there are ways to get more, such as getting drunk, stuffing your face, etc, but I digress. The humor is good, and its probably one of the few games you can play without glancing at the clock and realizing you've just spent 14 hours of your life watching numbers go up. I KNOW I'm not the only person who's done that before.
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