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- kempt (kempt) adj. neatly
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- L'auberge Espagnole :)
Subtitled for your
convenience unless you know
five more languages.
Elf Only Inn
is a triumph of game design. At once both elegant and engaging,
I plan to play it again and again. It's simple enough to be a
good party game and complex enough that I have already started
designing more deviously 'simple' riddles. This is a game that
would make a good gift for kids or those who rarely play games...
In short, I had high expectations for a release from Looney Labs,
and Zendo did not disappoint. Check it out!"
--Gary McBride, reviewing Zendo at RPG.net
||Weird Al and The Gaskets
had a great day last Sunday. A bunch of us went Roller Coastering
at King's Dominion, after which we got to see Weird
Al Yankovic in concert! And being close personal friends
of a close personal friend of Al (Thanks Gina!)
we got to go backstage afterwards and hang out with him for awhile!
See, here he is giving the hairy eyeball to one of those cute
happy flowers we gave him (which
we were selling a few weeks ago at Origins and will have more
of next week at Gen-Con).
While hanging out talking after the show, Kristin
found she had a few NanoBlanks
in her purse, so we couldn't resist making up a couple of new
cards on the spot. We started by making a Character out of Al
(like he isn't already), and while Alison
drew a cartoon of Al for that card, Alex
(not her brother but that artist guy who's always hanging around
the lovely Problem card shown below...
opening act at the Weird Al concert was a local Richmond duo
known as The Gaskets.
Unlike most opening acts, these guys were actually really entertaining!
Their songs were funny and they had many amusing on-stage antics,
including running around with the giant fish they're posing with
here. (That T-shirt slogan you can't quite read in this picture
said simply, "T-SHIRT".) We liked 'em so much, we
bought their CD!
For more details on the Weird Al concert, The Gaskets, and
the trio of birthday
cakes I made last Thursday, be sure to read this
week's entry in the GinohnNews!
Have a Great Fortnight!
(No update next week, due to Gen-Con...)
PS - Sorry, I still haven't had time to build
a scrapbook from the Big
Experiment... but I'll do so eventually!
||"Unless you are a drug user
or know somebody in the joint, all this may seem far removed
from your life. It's not. They're taking money away from your
kids' schools to pay for all this, from helping people who are
mentally retarded and mentally ill, from mass transit and public
housing and more parkland..." -- Molly Ivins,
Of Crack Worse Than Drug Itself"
||"This was wishful thinking. Not only has
there been no lasting effect on the drug trade, resentment of
outside law enforcement in Benton Harbor recently has exploded
into riots. Residents of the crime-ridden and depressed
city see police as an occupying force. Outsiders find it hard
to believe that residents of dangerous communities -- those most
in need of police services -- can be anti-police. Our drug laws
create this paradox. The problems that lead to riots stem from
the drug trade. Eighty years of failed drug prohibition have
destroyed swaths of urban America." -- Peter
Moskos, former Baltimore City police officer, "Change
Strategy In The War On Drugs"
||"I know you're very busy so
I'm gonna get right to the point." -- an
empty sentence that does nothing but waste my time at the start
of a piece of spam... if these people were actually concerned
with the fact that I'm busy, they wouldn't send me spam at all,
and if they did, it would actually get to the point instead of
wasting a sentence talking about getting to the point