Guide to Wunderland
- News Archives
New this week: Chapter
97, in which Dave and the Martian Princess share a tense
meal at the Saturn Cafe
Whoever Gets 1000 Points Wins
In the city where people played games with
a passion most Americans reserve for televised sports, 4 noted
individuals dueled for possession of a solid gold Icehouse set.
The 23 widely publicized Zarcana matches were held in a coffeehouse
downtown. I hear the winner developed back trouble after carrying
the set around in her rucksack.
- conversation in snack room with unknown woman.
n. 1: the act of flashing like lightning, or flashing
with light 2: the destruction of tissue with electric current
- American Pie :-|
Rated R: No one
over 17 allowed
Kevin Kline appears in "Wild Wild West"
as both the President of the USA and his identical stand-in,
but I liked him better when he played those roles in this presidential
tale from 1993.
& Greg Vanity Cards
- July 22, 1999
|One Giant Leap for Us
July 20, 1969, America achieved the goal of visiting the moon,
after a decade of planning and preparation.
On July 20, 1999, we took a giant step forward of our own,
and soon we too shall achieve a goal we've been toiling away
at for more than a decade. Here's what we did: we pushed a large
check across a table, towards the president of a plastic manufacturer,
and told him to build us a 3 cavity mold for making injection-molded
plastic Icehouse pieces.
Yes, you heard me right. Icehouse pieces are go. They say
it will take about 6 weeks to build the mold, plus a couple of
extra weeks to actually make the 120,000 pyramids in our initial
run. This means we'll have pieces in hand around the end of September.
And suddenly, after like 10 years in pre-production, we're
actually having to decide exactly how we're going to package
and market these game pieces. But since this is something we've
been working towards since the late '80s, we've already got the
design hammered out. For those who can't wait until September
to see what the new sets will be like, I've posted a design memo
describing exactly what you'll find under
the hood of the new icehouse sets.
her birthday, Kristin
got a Furby. These were last year's big xmas hit, but I've never
actually spent any time with one until now. I have to say, I'm
impressed by it.. it's a very well designed product. Everyone
agreed it was cooler than expected.
- Gus Grissom's
capsule has been finally been recovered, after 38 years on
the ocean floor!
mad scientists in New York are working on a device that could,
the world. Aren't there any superheroes around to prevent
stuff like this?