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halloween 2003 roundup (coming soon)
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the future of online gaming
star wars cereal review
japanese culture link of the day (12/6/2002)
japanese culture link of the day (12/23/2002)
reviews: hentai games sux0rz
anime term of the day (fan service, 02/17/2003)
retro gaming link of the day (battletech)
20 favorite movies since 1980
second japanese culture link of the day (11/20/2003)
 

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destroy all monsters
megatokyo
sinfest
8-bit theatre
the onion
mac hall
penny arcade
twisted kaiju theater
this modern world
dilbert
giant robot
8bit joystick
retrolounge
teleport city
stomp tokyo
cold fusion video reviews
kung fu cinema
anime web turnpike
random abstract
radio paradise
neil gaiman
william gibson
greg costikyan
xeni jardin
nasa's astronomy picture of the day
techrepublic
u.s. constitution
the democratic party's blog
indiana democratic party
center for american progress
donkey rising
tompaine.com
fark
boing boing
metafilter
kuro5hin
the hoosier review
misleader
spinsanity
the daily howler
this modern world
the joe bob report
gamespot
quake 2
 

Blogs:
nextblog (random)
blogdex
memeorandum
daypop
the truth laid bear
technorati
the lefty directory
indiana blogs

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alas, a blog
altercation
andrew hagen
angry bear
annatopia
asymmetrical information
bertrand russel
blah3
blog left
blog of the moderate left
blue streak
body and soul
bookslut
brut4c
busy, busy, busy
byzantium's shores
calpundit
charles murtaugh
chris c. mooney
collaboratory
confessions of a g33k
cooped up
corrente
counterspin central
critiques of editorials
crooked timber
cut on the bias
daily kos
daniel drezner
demagogue
democratic veteran
destroy all blogs
die puny humans
d-squared digest
electrolite
eschaton
etched in stone
fester's place
flit
founding issues
geisha asobi blog
gorilla-a-go-go
how appealing
hullabaloo
insanekungfu
intel dump
interesting times
ipse dixit
it's still the economy, stupid
jack o'toole
juan cole
kieran healy
late night thoughts
legal fiction
lillianchan
long story, short pier
making light
mark byron
mark a. r. kleiman
matt welch
matthew yglesias
meryl yourish
min jung kim
modulator
monkeywatch
mydd
nathan newman
never trust a monkey
nitpicker
no more mister nice blog
notes on the atrocities
not geniuses
off the kuff
oliver willis
oni blogger
onye's livejournal
open source politics
orcinus
pacific views
pandagon
peevish
pharyngula
philosoraptor
p.l.a.
political aims
political animal
political wire
quaker in a basement
reachm high
roger ailes
royal blue
ruminate this
rungu
sadly, no!
scoobie davis
seeing the forest
self made pundit
semi-daily journal (brad delong)
shadow of the hegemon
sisyphus shrugged
sixdifferentways
slacktivist
skeptical notion
skippy the bush kangaroo
south knox bubba
swanky conservative
tacitus
talking points memo
talkleft
tapped
tbogg
terminus
testify!
the 18 minute gap
the adventures of accordionguy in the 21st century
the agonist
the american street
the avocado couch
the blog of chloë and pete
the campaign desk
the gadflyer
the gamer's nook
the left coaster
the light of reason
the peking duck
the people's republic of seabrook
the poor man
the power pill
the right christians
the rittenhouse review
the road to surfdom
the sideshow
the talking dog
the volokh conspiracy
thinking it through
through the looking glass
to the barricades!
to the point
tristero
uggabugga
unmedia
unqualified offerings
very big blog
very very happy
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whatever
whiskey bar
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  xFriday, June 21, 2002

despite appearances...


...I'm pretty busy today, and probably will be through the weekend, so I doubt I can maintain this posting schedule. Beside having a ton of things on my to-do list today, my lovely wife Crystal is in Colorado picking up our toddler Cecilia from her parents, and they won't be back until tomorrow. Until then it's just me and Naomi, who's with a babysitter right now, but will no doubt keep me busy when we get home. While they're gone I plan to take advantage of the opportunity to geek out with movies and video games, but I also need to clean the house some before they get back.

I'll comment on breaking stuff as I get the opportunity, and I'm cooking up a couple of mini-rants for your amusement as well, but posts are going to be sporadic over the weekend.

// movie alert //


the crazies
Last night, I watched an little-known George A. Romero flick, The Crazies. After a military virus infects the drinking supply of a small Pennsylvania town, infected people become homicidal maniacs, and a hasty military operation is launched to contain the outbreak. Of course, not all the citizens appreciate the Army rounding them up, and a few escape into the woods, where they must contend with soldiers, infected townspeople and the spread of the disease among their own group. I was expecting to like it, but I liked it even more than I expected--it was excellent; it conveyed a lot of the paranoia and nihilism of Night of the Living Dead and, like Night, it generated an incredible amount of tension and suspense on a low budget (though this flick is in color) and with a cast of mostly unknown actors (look for Richard France, the guy who plays the scientist with the eyepatch in Dawn of the Dead, here too as a scientist). I plan to write a review of it, but until I do you can check out the ones at Teleport City, Cold Fusion Video Reviews and ZombieKeeper. I was surprised my local non-Blockbuster video store carried a copy of such an obscure movie (and the fact that it did is exactly what I like about smaller chains).