Saturday, February 14, 2009
The same guy that conquered Dragon Spirit in my last article took to task Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight, a game I'm still convinced was a cruel prank on the part of Capcom. This game was was that smelly mix of brutally hard and brutally stupid and crap that it never bothered me not getting past the first stage. I only provide the above run to sustain those of you that have not played it and may have been curious, before you wasted better-spent eBay money.
Probably one of the hardest Turbografx shooters in existence, and this guy makes it through not only without dying, but without being hit. I mean seriously, you have to pilot along that fist-sized dragon through the game without getting hit. Crazy.
Yeah, really. Up there is Delia Derbyshire, composer of the original Dr.Who Theme, beat matching several reel-to-reel tape machines. Awesome.
Here at the Data Cent data recovery company website, they maintain an archive of the sounds of failing hard drives. I could imagine those of you that make IDM music might find some of these samples pretty handy.
Yes you read that right. This is a website devoted to fan fiction involving members of the thrash metal band Megadeth. You know, with all their super powers and such, I'd assume.
I tried really hard to explain this to someone at a party recently, and failed hopelessly. It sounds really cool, but I don't really understand how it's supposed to work.
If you haven't had a chance to check it out, Cakewrecks is a blog about tragically misshapen "professionally" made cakes found by the author. Valentines Day has proven to be a boon to the author this year, and there's some really funny ones today.
By now it's not even remotely news that James Frey's book "A Million Little Pieces" is completely crap. Just for good measure, however, I just wanted to point you in the direction of The Smoking Gun's dauntingly thorough dissection of nearly every claim made in the book.
If you haven't yet seen the monstrosity above, it is known as a Bacon Explosion. The recipe involves weaving a little mat out of bacon, into which is piled a whole mess of ground sausage and more, crumbled bacon. Then the whole thing is rolled into a log and smoked.
Well, the lovelies at Baconjew.com have taken the whole thing a step further with the Bacon Wellington. This holy-crap heart-attack prelude starts with an already prepared Bacon explosion, and wrapps it up, with eggs and cheese, into a sleeve of dough.