John Hodgeman versus Patton Oswalt in a Science Fiction Trivia Challenge. I only wish this was longer.
we shouldn’t worry about making a game less enjoyable as long as it generates more revenue
I only wish these inter-industry criticisms that game designer blogs and conferences would break out to be more mainstream:
Getting on the Turnpike
How Many Videos Have I Watched on Youtube?
This is just a fun question that you used to be able to easily answer on youtube. But it seems some time in Nov 09 it was removed. but while it seems to be gone there still seems to be a way to access the number for the time being.
- go here: http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/USERNAME?v=2 and replace USERNAME with your username
- Search for videoWatchCount
kind of a pain but hopefully that data will stay in the feed. We know google is tracking us all very closely. we might as well have access to that data.
“Couples Retreat” Poster In UK
One of the things that really gets me about racism is when people complain about the the stuff that doesn’t matter. Here’s two version of a poster for “Couples Retreat”. Your supposed to supposed to be offended by the UK version that has edited out the black couple.
Guess what? If you want to be angry at racism then you should be pissed at the US poster as well as the whole movie. I agree with the movie Studio. They edited out the more minor characters and put the more famous people up front. I’m supposed to feel better about the US poster with the tiny black couple in the background? I’m supposed to feel better about a movie industry that does not give leading roles to blacks unless it’s a film for blacks?
This is just an instance where people see their own biases and become uncomfortable. I’m not singling this movie out. I’ve not seen it and I hear it’s fairly good. But in an industry where blacks are marginalized don’t get pissed if the poster reflects that reality. Instead of adding more black people to posters why not just go see more movies with black people?