April 19th, 2006

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Well... I was able to upload video to the iPod, but it has some issues playing it. In particular, it with play for about 45 seconds and then pause like its buffering a couple seconds, and when it starts playing again, the audio is gone. Pausing the video and unpausing does not bring the audio back, but if I fast forward or rewind, it brings it back for about 45 seconds, and then it does what I'm assuming is a buffering pause (the hard drive spins up when it pauses). Annoying to say the least. This has been reproduced with multiple files of varying lengths.
Ceci n'est pas une personne.

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I few weeks ago I thought of some visual jokes. But like all poorly done jokes, I think I should explain the idea (just like poorly done art needs an artists statement to explain the meaning). There are a couple people I know who are in about as good of shape as I am who regularly flex their arms and jokingly refer to them as "The Guns". Now, I have actually seens someone (who was even more out of shape than us) with a couple revolvers tattooed to his arms. I can only assume he was referring to his arm fat muscules as "The Guns". This got me thinking, "What would these tough-guy tattooes look like if they actually reflected the condition of their body?"

As I'm not in great shape myself, I thought I would make a good canvas for this experiment.

Here is the first one, "The Guns". I thought of the most ineffectual guns ever made, and the first thing that came to mind was "cork guns". A tiny pop. About a 4 inch range. Does no damage, unless you point it right at your eye. And breaks easily under heavy use. Perfectly reflecting the condition of the body.




I need to clean up the coloring on "THE", but otherwise, I think it came out well.

If my drawing skills are upto the task, I would now like to do a battleship, cruising, about to pass on the left, with water breaking over the bow, looking all tought, except the giant hant coming down toward it with a big red "Battleship (by Milton Bradley)" game piece to say it's been hit.
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Would Jesus play violent video games like Halo?

http://gamepolitics.livejournal.com/264128.html

It reminds me of something I was told by a woman I dated in college. She was Japanese (as in actually born and raised there, so she hopefully knew what she was talking about) and would come back from Japan with all sorts of anime. One of which was Lupin III. Lupin is a master theif, but in every episode he does some good stuff and never manages to get away with the loot. For a master theif, this seemed pretty lame. But as she explainned it in Japan it is illegal to she the bad guys winning in movies or TV shows.

I wonder if religous right would balk at all violence in video games, or if it was some rightous warrior mowing down the minions of hell, if they would say that was alright? Is the issue the violensce, or how the violence is directed?
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(19:35:53) Bubber Lemming: &back. got called away. apparently im the only one in the house who knows how screws work.
(19:43:17) adameros: Because you have so much experience screwing? ;)
(19:43:53) Bubber Lemming: yes. in my brothers bathroom, no less. :-p