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The Ninth Star Trek Series
Captain Anok Bla'tak, the half Vulcan/half Klingon Captain
of the Federation Timeship Avenger, embarks on a mission backward
in time, to find the moment the Borg were created - and to stop
it. But even this wasn't enough for the jaded viewers of 2024...
"Star Trek: Operation Anti-Borg" was canceled after
its fifth episode.
New this week: What
Could They Be Selling In December?
"That if you started with a game that has one master
you can come up with a variation where everyone is a master."
"Right -- the problem with that is..."
- me and Kory
ideate (eye-dee'-ate) v. tr. to from an idea
of; imagine; conceive. v. intr. to conceive mental images
- South Park - Bigger, Longer & Uncut
bad language, and bad songs too.
All in all, not bad.
Toy Story 2
Another rare example of a sequel that's actually better
than the original. It's great stuff: hilarious, exciting, and
even bittersweet. Plus it has a subliminal advertisment for one
of our products... at one point, the toys are seen playing cards
with what appears to be a 53
Spades deck. But Alison raised a very good question: if Woody
is actually a rare collectible toy from 1957, why doesn't he
have any memories of his previous owners?
||The Geronimo Inquirer
that time of year again, when people send out their annual family
letters, explaining what they've been doing with their lives
over the course of the past year, and we're no different. (Well,
OK, yes we are.) Our annual holiday letter takes the form of
small publication, called the Geronimo Inquirer. It's a little
8-page booklet, with an outlandish, sensational cover story (written
in the style of the Weekly World News or the Onion), with the
rest of the issue covering the events of our year as a series
of little news articles.
We've been sending out the holiday issues of the Geronimo
Inquirer for several years now. (This year's issue will be #4).
Prior to that, our tradition was to send out a homemade holiday
postcard. Usually these postcards just featured a picture and
a greeting (check out Sketchbook
Harvest all through December for samples from those old postcards
(and see also Me
and Max, a short story we featured on the card one year))
but as our lives got more and more complex, and we wanted to
include more information on what we were actually up to, we found
the postcard format too limiting and switched to the undersized
newsletter. The name was derived from Geronimo!
Industries, the experimental product company we ran before
starting Looney Labs.
So, this week's big job has been writing and illustrating
the new issue of the Inquirer, and I'm happy to report that,
while they aren't actually in the mail yet, they are back from
the printers and they look really sharp. If we've got your mailing
address, you can expect to find a copy in your mailbox soon.
Meanwhile, we've also been working on producing Q-Turn, filling
way more orders than usual (yay!) and even doing a little Christmas
shopping of our own. In other words, it's been another busy week.
games make great gifts!
|A couple of years ago, NASA lost the Mars Observer,
and now both the Polar Lander and the Climate Orbiter have been
damaged or destroyed. I think it's clear the Martians are shooting
down our robots, to keep us from discovering their secrets. It's
time we sent some people up there, to get to the bottom of it
all. If you agree, sign the Mars
|Although government officials often claim to
be in favor of conducting more research regarding medical marijuana,
Dr. Ethan Russo's FDA-approved study of marijuana's effectiveness
in the treatment of migraines was rejected
earlier this week. No explanation was given by NIDA, the government
agency that is blocking his research. (Meanwhile,
the Class Action suit involving 160 seriously-ill medpot patients
in Philadelphia was also summarily dismissed.)
|The Nineties really have been like the Sixties
upside down. The fashions then and now were far out and groovy;
both eras had presidential impeachment hearings, riots and Woodstocks
(or rioting AT Woodstock as the case may be); and in the late
sixties we all watched together as 3 men explored outer space,
while today we're exploring cyberspace, and we're all out there
doing it together.