Guide to Wunderland
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"Well maybe some oatmeal," I say loudly
to Gina who's somewhere in the house. "Isn't that supposed
to be good for your... colon, or whatever?"
dingle (ding'-gull) or dimble
(dim'-bull) n. a narrow wooded dale or valley between
hills; a small secluded valley
- Joe Dirt :)
It was easy to
forget Joe was David Spade.
Could be the weird hair.
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
The last words of a dying man send a wacky assortment of strangers
on a crazed quest for a suitcase filled with cash buried in a
certain park under a "big W". An all-time classic of
comedy cinema, this influential madcap farce features a long
parade of cameos by comic personalities of 1963. I remember seeing
parts of this movie again and again over the years, but it seems
like I always tuned in late... having seen it again for the first
time in years, I found the opening sequence totally unfamiliar
(but quite informative).
- "The box to Chrononauts asks, 'So, you want to be a
Time Traveler, eh?'. I have another query: 'Is this game fun
to play?' My reply? An emphatic Y-E-S!"
-- Marty Goldberger, in a review that appeared in the Gamers
Alliance Fall 2001 Report
||Goodbye Tree, Hello Boxtop
you see a guy named Hoff, of Morgan's Tree Service, getting ready
to remove the top branches from that old dead tree in the backyard.
Ever since the recent tornado,
I've been worrying that the next storm might bring this tree
down onto our house, so I'm glad that it's finally been cut down.
Still, it's weird having that big gap in the sky over there.
Anyway, all we need now is to get Joe over here to split all
this new firewood!
As for Looney Labs stuff, it's been just another crazy-busy
week for us. Alison and Petra have been working on tarot card
art, Kristin and Dale have been making great progress, along
with Eric and Lance ("The VanSam
boys"), on our new shopping cart, and with the new tube
stickers finally in hand, the folks at KLON have started manufacturing
Icehouse pieces again. (Keep your toes crossed... hopefully,
purple and orange pieces will be available here next week!)
Meanwhile, Playing with Pyramids is still moving along;
having taken the formatting task over from Lynne, Jana has been
putting in many long hours on the task, and it's really looking
good. Unfortunately, she had a major setback when the master
file became corrupted following a system crash, but she recovered
and pressed on, and the first alpha copies will hopefully be
printed within the next day or two. [Important Safety Tip: When
working on a 128-page book filled with lots of graphics, be sure
to rename the file you're working on from time to time, since
backups don't help if you backup a corrupted file. That way,
you'll only lose a day or two of work instead of the entire project!]
Finally, with the book nearing completion, we've started thinking
about the packaging for Icehouse: Fifth Edition, which will be
replacing the Martian Chess Set edition of the game, sometime
next year. Over the weekend, I took this picture after dinner
at the local diner:
Isn't that a beautiful image? I'm really happy with the pictures
I've been getting with my new digital camera. We like this picture
so much, we're already thinking to make this the boxtop art for
Have you played any games today?
|I'm totally excited about this
plan to save the crumbing New York State pavilion by filling
the walls and ceilings with glass and turning it into an Air
& Space museum. What a great idea! Among other things, the
new museum would beautifully showcase the original space shuttle
Enterprise, which there isn't room for in the NASM. I hope this
||"The National Air & Space Museum in
Washington, D.C. consistently ranks among that city's most popular
draws for visitors. There is no reason to believe that a world-class
museum of that order in New York would not have the same draw...
Could there be any other location in the city so ideally suited
for an aeronautic/space related facility? Could there be any
other building so ideally suited to such a project?" -- A
Proposed Air & Space Museum for Flushing Meadows
|Alison has become hooked on the classic real-time
computer game Warcraft, so I finally have a willing opponent
again! (They're hard to find, since I'm an old-school die-hard
who refuses to "upgrade" to Warcraft 2...)