Saturday, January 21, 2006

Oh. My. God.

Make sure your sound is on. If you're in a public place, you really should consider headphones.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Who Do I Want To Be Today?

Which Fantasy/SciFi Character Are You?

A venerated sage with vast power and knowledge, you gently guide forces around you while serving as a champion of the light.

Judge me by my size, do you? And well you should not - for my ally is the Force. And a powerful ally it is. Life greets it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us, and binds us. Luminescent beings are we, not this crude matter! You must feel the Force around you, everywhere.

My personal favorite quote: "Do or do not. There is no try."

Link from tambo.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Work of the Devil

If anyone out there needs convincing about the reality of Satan, ther is now proof beyond any shadow of a doubt. It's called Sudoku, and it it evil, evil, evil.

Sudoku is a Japanese import (they get their revenge yet again). It's a game that, in it's most common form is composed of a grid 9 x 9 squares. The grid is further subdivided into 9 3 x 3 boxes. The object of the game is put the numbers 1 through 9 into the grid so that each number is used once and only once in each column, row, and 3 x 3 box. You are given a few numbers already inserted to get you started.

Let me warn you right now: I will not be responsible for the destruction of lives, families, and careers by recommending that the unwary venture out into this particular wilderness. This game is more addictive than crack. For people like me (i.e., bull-headed, self-destructive, and deeply obsessed with logic games), this game is like mainlined heroin. Once is not enough. I have to keep on, and keep on, and keep on.

For those who wish to commit suicide by game, there are a lot of Sudoku sites that offer free games online. You can also buy books at any bookstore. Beware, though, once you start down this slippery slope, there is no hope of recovery. 12 Steps won't help you. Neither will interventions. The only thing that will ever make you happy again is solving one of the triply-be-damned puzzles.