Guide to Wunderland
- News Archives
I'm waiting at a subway platform,
joking with Grant. I say, in a characteristic deeper, educated
voice, "I was sad that I had no hat, until I saw a man with
no head." Grant giggles.
blague (blag) n. arrant
- Kissing Jessica Stein :)
Like Ally McBeal,
with less hallucinating
and better acting.
The Men Who Killed Kennedy
OK, I'm now convinced. There was a conspiracy, and a cover-up,
and Oswald was just a hapless fall guy. So how long will it be
before the public at large is convinced? When will the official
lie be recognized as such, and the truth really told? It seems
to me some deathbed confessions should be emerging one of these
days. What will the history books say about 1963 in 2063?
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- "A friend of mine has nearly everything you make. I
really like your games but every two or three months he buys
a new Fluxx deck ("old one was dusty," he says), and
I think he has about 9 copies of Aquarius (OK, maybe 3). I know
he has 4 sets of Chrononauts. Let's not talk about all the Icehouse
pieces he owns. I really like Aquarius--decided to get my own
copy of this great game. Buying the buttons for the other members
of my gaming group who also love Looney Labs."
-- John O of Tampa FL
||Happy Birthday, Dad and Jake!
I have little to report this week... we've just been hammering
away at our assorted
projects, as usual. Some of it's the usual stuff, like Super-Fred
and income taxes, plus there are the usual secret projects we're
working on, that are of course, secret. So, instead of talking
about any of that, I'll just put up some pictures of recent birthday
celebrations we've been enjoying.
First up are some photos my dad took at his birthday dinner
on Sunday, of me and Alison
horsing around with James and Sharon, my twin niece & nephew.
It's great being a zany uncle... I can play with the kids using
an energy level I could never sustain for more than the duration
of the visit, and then return the kids to their harried parents
in an even more wired state than usual. Such fun!
This being the first family gathering since Easter, Mom also
orchestrated a traditional easter egg
hunt, and this time it was a proper competition between the
kids and the glasses-removed nearsighted men. (To no one's surprise,
the kids won.) It was a very fine day.
in other birthday news, Jake
turned 32 during our weekly game night, and the
Other Kristin brought in a delicious chocolate cake for the
occasion. Since Jake's new age looks so nice in binary (100000)
she decked out his cake with numerical candles that made it look
like he'd reached the ripe old age of 100,000 years! (I had great
fun bringing that up over and over again, let me tell you.) Check
out this wild double exposure picture I took of Jake blowing
out his candles!
luck on those taxes!
||"We're in a different generation now. We
don't want to spend time reading a 20-page rulebook. We want
to learn the games fast, yes. But that doesn't mean we want them
to be simple..." -- Ellen Osterhaus of Out
of the Box games, during the same interview at Toy Fair '02 that
||The only thing worse than making a mistake is
continuing to make it.
||"No one has to promise that people will
get a fair wage, or enough food to eat, or affordable medicine,
or clean water, or air free of harmful chemicals. But we all
have to promise to love a rectangle of red, white, and blue cloth." -- Charlotte Aldebron, in an essay entitled "What
the American Flag Stands For", which she wrote for a competition
in her 6th grade English class