Sep
25
2016
1

Vin Scully’s final broadcast gets the Hollywood treatment.

You figure that this game will get a bunch of screen time, when they get around to making the movie of Vin Scully’s life.

A crowd of Dodgers awaited Charlie Culberson at the plate. A wave of relievers trailed him as he rounded third base toward home, having launched the game-winning home run that delivered the Dodgers to a fourth consecutive division title Sunday in a 4-3 victory in 10 innings over the Colorado Rockies.

The hit ended the final game of Vin Scully’s career at Chavez Ravine in fitting fashion: A walk-off homer that sent the Dodgers (90-66) to the playoffs.

Walk-off home run for a game that went to extra innings? That’s pretty cool.  And the script pretty much writes itself.

Sep
25
2016
5

The Assassin’s Creed movie will be bilingual.

I’m mildly surprised. I expected the Assassin’s Creed movie to be all in English, too – but the historical bits will be subtitled: “Speaking with Total Film, which also revealed a new cover for the movie, director Justin Kurzel revealed the scenes will be in Spanish.”  …Well, I’m assuming that the historical bits will be subtitled. You can’t expect an audience to follow 15th century Spanish, relative lack of linguistic drift since then or no*. Heck, I wonder if the Spanish translation of this movie would have subtitles.

At any rate, I remember Assassin’s Creed 2 doing this with Italian, so it’s not unprecedented.  …Man, I really should pick up Syndicate.  I keep meaning to; maybe it’ll hit Steam sale soon.

Moe Lane

*As I understand it, Spanish hasn’t shifted as much as English has in the last half-thousand years or so.

Sep
25
2016
3

‘NIGHTMARE FUEL! GET YER NIGHTMARE FUEL HERE…’

“…NICE AND GELATINOUS!”

Sep
25
2016
1

Eddie Peasantsbane. [TimeWatch]

I have gotten the word that the TimeWatch folks don’t mind free fan-based stuff, so: enjoy.  Obviously: this dude is a time traveler, he’s designed to be a pain in the neck, and he’s blissfully unaware of just how much of a disaster he’s being. Enjoy!

Eddie Peasantsbane

TimeWatch ranks this rogue jumper as being somewhere between a nuisance and a problem; strictly speaking, he’s definitely a problem – but Eddie Peasantsbane is far too useful as a Horrible Example, and as a reason to stamp down on human beings with intrinsic time-jumping abilities.  He is, in fact, the literal poster child for the campaign to report and register all humans who don’t need an autochron to time-travel. All of this, paradoxically enough, gives Eddie Peasantsbane just a little bit more leeway in which to operate.  Not that he realizes that.

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Sep
25
2016
0

So, the car sits four.

Two adults, two kids.  My sister-in-law is visiting, and was interested in going to my wife’s church for services. My wife has to go: she’s teaching. My kids have to go: they have Sunday School. I don’t have to go: it ain’t my church. I usually just go to the local Scotsman’s and have a Sausage McGriddle.  So clearly I needed to give up my seat and stay home.

…Aww, shucks.

Sep
24
2016
2

A couple of bottles of pinot noir/merlot later…

Did I mention that my sister-in-law was visiting? Yeah, we grabbed some takeout Pollo Compero (if you don’t have one of these places close to you then I’m sorry to hear that) and a couple of bottles of red.  Nice to veg out and shoot the breeze; absolute hell on posting, of course.  There’s a word for this, though, right?  Socialisting?  No, right: socializing.  It definitely has its points.

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Sep
24
2016
0

Tweet of the Day, Never Let Your Child Get This Close To A Boar edition.

It’s… contraindicated.  

Contraindicated.

Sep
23
2016
1

Sorry, folks: sister-in-law is visiting.

So, hey, running around and making sure that the spare room is neat and gibbering silently at the state of the kids’ bathroom; you know how this stuff goes. Still, always nice to have family members over, even if it’s just for a few days.  Good practice for talking to adults, if nothing else.

No, seriously.  There was a couple of years there where I had completely forgotten how to make vocal small talk with people over the age of five.  It was terrifying, in its way.  Especially when I caught myself avoiding situations where I would have to talk to adults, because of the social awkwardness involved. Thank God for roleplaying games, that’s all I can say.

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Sep
23
2016
2

Item Seed: The New Zombie Cookbook: Simple Recipes For Busy Lives.

The New Zombie Cookbook: Simple Recipes For Busy Lives

Physical description: The New Zombie Cookbook is a 300 page book, profusely illustrated – very profusely illustrated – that offers a few chapters on ingredients (zombies), utensils (cleavers feature prominently), and, most importantly ,recipes. Needless to say, the author (Elizabeth Riley), publisher/editor (Vyhle Publishers, Pittsburgh), and illustrator/photographer (R.U. Pickman) are unknown to the American publishing industry – despite the fact that the book was supposedly written in 1982.

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Sep
23
2016
1

They think they’ve figured out why SpaceX’s Falcon 9 blew up on the pad.

Short version: big leak in the cyrogenic helium system apparently lead to a Big Boom with the liquid oxygen. And I mean big:

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what You Will Not Go To Space Today looks like.

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