1 – Poisson d’avril! That’s it. I’m not even going to bother with the lame 404 gag this year. Consider yourself pranked and I’ll do the same.
B – The Mala Fide dotcom comment spam filter has been activated. If you’ve commented before and can’t get through, email me.
К – Although it’s gameplay is similar to (based on, réellement) Urban Dead, Shartak has a very different vibe. Instead of zombies and survivors in an urban environment, Shartak roleplays cultural conflict on a tropical island. One can play natives resisting colonists, colonists resisting natives, or pirates resisting everyone. Guess what this one’s chosen to play? Harrr!
"Why join the navy if you can be a pirate?" – Steve Jobs
The Unfact™ is, to the best of our knowledge, completely false and unsupportable. We are not responsible for any consequences that are bound to occur if you are silly enough to believe it.
"Chekov’s Gun", is a plot device "whereby an element is introduced early in the story, but whose significance does not become clear until later on". The name of the device was taken from a ST:TOS episode in which Pavel Andreievich Chekov (Павел Андреевич Чеков), who never handled weapons, was given a phaser before joining an away team. After the deaths of a number of redshirts, the loss of all communicators, and the failure of the transporter, Chekov’s phaser became essential to the episode’s resolution.
Keptin! The enemy wessel appears to be engaging its deus ex machina!
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An unscheduled update? ‘Sa blog, innit?
Caesar: Who is it in the press that calls on me?
I hear a tongue, shriller than all the music
Cry "Caesar!" Speak. Caesar is turn’d to hear.
Soothsayer: Beware the ides of March.
Et tu, Brute? Olives is my goil!
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"What would Johnny Cash do?"
(Or Johnny Carson, Jackie Chan, Jacques Cousteau, James Caan, Jacques Cartier…)
(Insert rimshot here.)
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There was a young woman from Bude
Who went for a swim in the lake.
A man in a punt
Stuck his oar in her ear
And said, "You can’t swim here, it’s private."
It’s anti-limerick and thus anti-humor. There’s a lot of that going on around here.