- katy is here! & lake flynnbegone
The longest libel
suit in British history.
And we won! (Sort of)
Bonus HMR: The
"This is the Icehouse game that got my wife to understand
(or at least accept!) my obsession with these pretty little pieces.
Enough simplicity and luck for a non-gamer, but quick and with
just enough strategy for a light filler. From here, she agreed
to play Volcano, which she enjoyed, but felt brain burned by." -- Avri Klemer, commenting
on Martian Coasters at BoardGameGeek.com
||The Ultimate Symbol of Geekiness
week, we've been thinking a lot about Geeks. It's part of a bigger
thing we've been doing, which is trying to figure out what the
typical Fluxx consumer is like, so we can look for more people
like them to show Fluxx to. And we've been realizing that one
personality trait which a lot of Fluxx fans have in common is
geekiness. As it turns out, Geeks
love Looney Labs games! And why shouldn't they? After all,
we're just a bunch of geeks ourselves.
But what does it mean to be a geek? What is the ultimate symbol
of geekiness, that one geeky gadget that surrounds all geeks,
and binds all together with an energy like the Force? It's the
computer, of course. Whether we enjoy dismantling the hardware
or just using wikipedia
for research, all geeks love computers.
And with that realization came the idea of making a new promo
card specifically for the geek community: a Keeper called the
Computer. And what does it do? Well, for one thing it's an Appliance,
which means it can be substituted for either the Television or
the Toaster to win with the Appliances Goal. But the thing that
makes it way cool is the extra functionality you get when you
have a Computer. If you have the Computer on the table, you get
to add 1 to your Draw, Play, Hand Limit, and Keeper Limit numbers.
Talk about computing power! Enjoy it while you can, since you
know this card will be what everybody wants when they get a chance
to Steal or Exchange a Keeper!
|How do you get one of these powerful new Computers! You use
your computer, of course! This particular Keeper is only available
through the official Looney Labs webstore. All you have to do
is place an order for $25 or more, and we'll include a
free Computer card with your purchase!
for Tuning in, and Happy Computing!
||No wonder I like cheese so much! It's like totally addictive!
Cheese contains casein, a dairy protein which contains tiny opiate
molecules called casomorphins, which are "remarkably like
morphine" and pack about a tenth of morphine's opiate strength!
(I also found it fascinating that cheese proved harder to give
up, for people in the
article I just read, than ice cream, hamburgers, chicken,
and even cigarettes.)
||My journey to the dark side is now complete. It's been a
couple of years now since I switched from regular cola to diet,
and I have now reached the stage where I actively dislike the
flavor of the Real Thing, and will choose a different type of
beverage if Diet Cola isn't available.
||"Pick your week or month, the evidence keeps rolling
in to show this country's vaunted 'war on drugs' is as destructively
misguided as our cataclysmic error in invading Iraq. There are
2.2 million Americans behind bars, another 5 million on probation
or parole, the Justice Department reported on Nov. 30. We exceed
Russia and Cuba in incarcerations per 100,000 people; in fact
no other nation comes close. The biggest single reason for the
expanding numbers? Our war on drugs - a quarter of all sentences
are for drug offenses, mostly nonviolent. So has the 'war' worked?
Has drug use or addiction declined? Clearly not. Hard street
drugs are reportedly cheaper and purer, and as easy to get, as
when President Richard Nixon declared substance abuse a 'national
emergency.'" -- Neal Peirce, "The
Misadventure Of Our Drug War"