Monday, January 12, 2009

A Pretty Decent Circuit's Edge Fansite.

I was having a discussion recently about my favortie cyber-punk novel, which just happens to be When Gravity Fails, by George Alec Effinger.

In 1989, Infocom released an excellent RPG based on the novel, Circuit's Edge. Here's a sparse, but decent fan site that includes a few scans and a couple of walkthroughs.

Incidentally, this is not Effinger's first dealings with Infocom. He actually wrote a short novel serializing the Zork franchise.

The Cabazon Dinosaurs.

In case you ever wondered what were those dinosaurs from those pinnacle scenes of Pee Wee's Big Adventure and The Wizard, and especially if you ever wanted to visit them, you should know they are called the Cabazon Dinosaurs, created by Claude Bell to create publicity for his Wheel Inn diner. Bell also did sculpting for Knott's Berry Farm.

Believe it or not, rather than being just sculptures, both are actually habitable buildings. However, there's not really a lunchbox left behind in the head of the T-Rex (trust me I've looked).

Here's the official website.

Audiosurfing They Might Be Giants

This cat here is running through a level of Audiosurf to "Where Your Eyes Don't Go" by They Might Be Giants (a personal favorite).

This Guy Replicates A Round Of Pac Man On A Stylophone!

Super Mario Brothers Theme On A Balalaika.

Now THIS is the essence of what Dorkstuff is about.