Wednesday, September 29, 2010

TMoIB, Part I: Settlers of Catan, the Bed Intruder Song, Pokémon Movie!

Busy, BUSY day so this one is going up a little bit late… I’m going to spend a few weeks trying to catch up with all the interesting things I found around the internet that I’ve missed in the past two months during my hiatus WHILE continuing to share new things I’ve found.

I’m also trying to see if I can write this in 15 minutes. (I’m trying to refrain from breaking into the Pokémon theme song…)

Here we go! Two Months of Internet Business, Part I!


Surface Catan: Remember how I was talking about ideas for a Settlers of Catan movie a couple of months back? Sure you do. Well, a version of the game using a Microsoft Surface has been in development and should be ready for the public (that can afford to have a Surface) sometime soon! I really wanted a Microsoft Surface before, and I definitely want one now.

Hide your kids, hide your wife: This is oooooold now, but so was me waiting to post this up. It needs no introduction really. Ladies and gents, The Bed Intruder song:

I wanna be the best, like no one ever was: Dammit, I did it. I posted a line from the Pokémon theme song. I was soooo close to not doing it but before I knew it, I was already typing it. Oh well. A live action trailer to a fan-made Pokémon movie was posted onto YouTube on Monday of last week and honestly, as a fan of the first couple of Pokémon generations as a kid, I loved this trailer. I thought it was very loyal to the original story while taking a darker look at the world of Pokémon. Here’s an interview with the cast/crew if you get interested in the trailer.


Well, that took exactly 20 minutes. Not bad. Expect more old stuff with new stuff next Wednesday, along with “1441,” because I’m generous like that.

Two interesting things happened during the writing of this blog: 1) I added "Pokémon" to Microsoft Word's dictionary because that red squiggly line annoys me and 2) my friend found out I have a blog and asked if I have a hit list with him on it. Not yet, Bootl3g (or Bootles), but I'll create the tags just for you. :P

Other than that, you know the drill: Tweet me @LeetAmerico or drop a question for me in the Formspring box to the right.

Monday, September 27, 2010

On the Menu: Week of September 26, 2010 – Disqus this Fall Blog Catalog!

lul, apparently I was planning to blog the week of August 8th (the week after my last CTA story), but we were having rolling blackouts as I was trying to post anything up so I ended up giving up. It’s a cute little post. I still have it lying around and I totally forgot about it. Good ol’ Chicago summer. Never disappoints … Oh, wait, it does. Maybe I’ll post it up someday so I don’t feel like it was written for nothing.

But, over time with a bit of trial and error, I managed to get us a Disqus comment box because, really, I love feedback. I like knowing how I’m doing (or not doing) with anything. So go ahead and use it, no registration for Disqus required, though it would be a perk for you because other websites around the internets (like Mashable) also use Disqus, and you’re able to share a single account to comment on them. What scares me is that you have a thumb down button to mindfuck me with. I feel like I opened Pandora’s Box with this addition. The huge perk is that I’ll be more able to keep track of your comments more efficiently instead of backtracking to each post one by one.

By the way, for the next 14 weeks there WILL be at least one blog post because I will be posting up a little something that I’m writing. “1441” will be posted up from October 6th to December 29th of this year. 13 weeks, 13 chapters, 3 complete months. I’m not at liberty to disclose the meaning of the number 1441, but you’re going to have to check it out 9 days from now if you want to know more about it.

And now what’s on the menu for the week:

•    On the Menu: Week of September 26, 2010 – Disqus this Fall Blog Catalog!
•    Transit Tuesday // A True CTA “Ay” Story
•    Web Wednesday // Settlers of Catan, the Bed Intruder, Two Months of Internet Business
•    Throwback Thursday // Grand Theft Auto IV
•    Free Friday // One of the Worst Weekends of My Life, Part I of I

There you go. That’s what’s happening this week. Now let’s see how many of those I actually do end up posting. You’re free to make estimates in the Disqus comment section below. (Shyeah, I’m still pimping that awesome new Disqus box.)

As I’m posting this up, I just realized I hadn’t tagged my posts in a while. I’ll get on that… eventually.