Guide to Wunderland
- News Archives
Gina and I are in bed eating hard pretzels and
listening to Stacy. She's sitting nearby with a coke in her hand,
nodding her head slowly, saying, "He sat at one end of the
long table, and I sat at the other and I glared at him hatefully.
I was pissed."
twee (twee) adj. affectedly
or excessively dainty, delicate, cute or quaint
- Gallipoli %}
- A good prescription
for those who consider war
to be romantic.
Sorry, I've haven't had time to watch anything new this
week (other than Survivor
The Bureau of Atomic
- "Buy this! Buy it now! Now now now! These pieces
are great. If you have an iota of creativity in you, you will
no doubt come up with rules for a pretty good Icehouse game just
by handling these things. I chalk it up to Pyramid Power. For
those unaware, Icehouse is a set of 60 plastic pyramids: 5 in
each of three sizes in each of four colors. These work rather
like a deck of cards in that they can be used to play a variety
of very different, incredibly addictive games unlike anything
else seen by mortal men. Well, mostly unlike anything else seen." -- Paul Blake, in a 5-star review
of Icehouse at FunAgain.com
||Co-op Ads and Impending Events
let's start with a look at this week's headlines:
- Gen-Con Program Book to Feature Co-operatively Funded Looney
- Uncut Decks Finally Shipped; Order Filling Literally Takes
- Tax and Travel Deadlines Crushing Skulls at Small Game Company
- Impending Trade Show Shuts Company Down For Over a Week
- Lost Rabbit Recovery Program Yields 16 Enthusiastic Bunnies
Here's a preview of a full page ad we'll be running in the
Gen-Con pre-event program book, which is being mailed out to
like sixty thousand gamers sometime in the next few months. As
you can see, the top half of the page is about our newest games,
Chrononauts and Cosmic Coasters:
Under this will appear a list of a dozen+ game stores from
all around the country which currently carry our product line.
Each of these stores kicked in few bucks to be listed on this
page, making this is our first experiment with "co-op advertising".
This mechanism is allowing us to do some much needed promotion
at a time when our cashflow is tight, and it seems to be working
well! Be sure to look for the ad when your Gen-Con pre-mailing
arrives, and you can expect to see more co-op ads from us in
I suppose I should explain those other headlines a bit more,
but frankly, it's getting late and I'm too tired. We're hoping
things will calm down a bit after GAMA...
St. Patty's Day!
|The last two cat fatalities we went through both
involved intestinal troubles. Could this be because we've been
using clumping cat litter, which I've suddenly learned
may have significant health risks?
||"To me, the spark of [the Hippie movement]
was that there was something sort of beyond what you see everyday.
It's the same thing that causes people to want to be poets instead
of bankers. And I think that's a wonderful thing. And I think
that this same spirit can be put into products, and these products
can be manufactured and given to people, and they can sense that
spirit... If you talk to people that use the Macintosh, they
love it. I mean, you don't hear people loving products
very often - you know, really." -- Steve
Jobs, "Triumph of the Nerds"
||"What's more, the side-effects of smoking
marijuana day and night for 15 years appear to be zero. DeQuattro
said his team tested Kubby for cognitive function before and
after smoking and found his mind, memory and motor skills unimpaired.
But the discovery that really jolted them was the lungs. Here
they had a subject who admittedly smoked a couple hundred joints
a month for 15 years -- a perfect opportunity to measure the
damage from chronic high level consumption -- but they couldn't
find any. 'His respiratory functions are the same as for someone
who never smoked at all.'" -- "The War
on Drugs Takes Another Hit" by Mike Gray