Monthly Archives: May 2005

Video Game Controller Family Tree

A fun little tree of the different game controllers there have been and how the designs have evolved.

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Google Earth

Preview screenshots from Google’s upcoming mapping software. Or perhaps the term “mapping software” doesn’t do it justice, being that it has 3D renderings of cities and landscapes you can explore. Sounds crazy.

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Table For One

John Edwards will be guest-blogging at the brand new TPM Cafe.

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McClellan Backs Away

Scott McClellan revises his comments about how Newsweek killed a bunch of people. I guess he now thinks they didn’t, actually.

He also claimed that he had never said it did, even though a check of transcripts disputes that.

What a lovely sentence.

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The Making of the THX Sound

Engadget gives us the story.

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Cockney Rhyming Slang

The great movie The Limey cracked me up with how irritated the titular limey is that he has to explain that “have a butcher’s” means “take a look around”.

The Wikipedia on cockney rhyming slang.

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Save a Cow, Eat a Vegetarian

I don’t get it. Maybe that’s what amuses me about it.

UPDATE: Oh ok. Now I get it.

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UK Film Council Pays for Theaters to Install Digital Projectors

The goal seems to be to increase the diversity of films shown (that is, fewer Hollywood movies) by making distribution cheaper. (As digital-rather-than-film certainly would be.)

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Schwarzenegger Has a Pothole Created…

…so he can smile and fill it up. For the cameras.

Second link in a row from BoingBoing.

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Waste Time with this Pointless (and Fun) Game

Fly through a cave, avoid the ceiling, floor, and other things. Hold the mouse button down to go up, release it to go down.

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