- poi, dog wandering
The U.S. vs. John Lennon :)
This film's style is too
"VH-1 behind the scenes"
for such a great man.
Armand - Torn
"I played Fluxx with some friends in
2000. Now I play with my 5 year old daughter." --
Heather G of Woodland Hills, CA
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that's the latest news on all of that. To find out what else
I've been doing this week, go watch my three
Thanks for playing our games!
PS: Have you gotten a Computer
||No sooner had I announced
that I'd broken my new
watch, when all of a sudden it started ticking again. Wow!
It's a self-repairing time machine! Unfortunately, while the
analog element is running again, the digital component has a
tendency to randomize its values every couple of days. So I still
need to get a more shock-resistant replacement at some point...
After a lot of wheedling
from Icehouse fans, I dug into my ancient files to find out
the exact mathematical formula we used in 1990 to determine the
standard dimensions of the three Icehouse pyramids. The final
formula was hammered out by John's
brother Kit, after a detailed analysis of the hand-made pyramids
in the first 100 game sets. Here's the equation:
BaseSize = 4 / 7 FaceHeight = [ 4 + (2 ^ PipCount-1)
] / 8
||I loved last week's Lost, in which Hurley finds an old VW
microbus in the jungle and tinkers it back into life. (Sure,
it couldn't have happened anywhere except on Lost's strange magical
island, but if any car could endure that much time in a rainforest
without maintenance and still work, it'd be the VW.) The climax
involved that glorious trick for roll-starting a car with a stick-shift,
by pushing it down a hill and popping the clutch at the right
moment. This scene struck a resonant chord with me (as well as
anyone else who's ever had to ask their girlfriend to push a
cranky old car to get it started), and the scene also makes a
great analogy for the current struggle we are in: will we succeed
in getting the car that is Looney
Labs to "start" (i.e. become profitable) before
we run out of time (i.e. money) and end up smashed into the rocks
at the bottom of the hill? I'm confident that we'll make it,
but of course, I have the faith of Hurley: I too believe that
you make your own luck.