Friday, February 22, 2008

The Black Crowes attack Maxim mag review

The Black Crowes are lashing out at Maxim magazine for reviewing the band's new album — apparently without actually hearing it first.

Friday, February 15, 2008

New Guitar Hero gives sweet emotion to Aerosmith fans

Activision Inc on Friday unveiled a new "Guitar Hero" video game focusing on the rock band Aerosmith, taking the billion-dollar franchise in a new direction.
I'd prefer it be focused on U2, but I'll settle for near-perfection.

Monday, February 11, 2008

THX Trailers

The Story of "Deep Note"

The famous THX crescendo, Deep Note, is like no other audio mark in the world. But where did it come from?
Too bad they left out the Simpsons version.

(Via Coudal)

The Lame Show: Episode 26

Games & Phones, Hold the Apple

Tim from 2P START! visits to discuss the Nintendo Wii, XBox 360, LG Voyager and Microsoft's $44B offer to purchase Yahoo!

Lame List nominations include certain aspects of the aforementioned Voyager, the new American Gladiators and the Dept. of Homeland Security.

Picks of the Week include a music podcast, a movie on DVD and a movie in 3D.
Episode 26.m4a (59:29)
The Lame Show on iTunes

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Sawyer's Nickname Generator

Ever wonder what Sawyer would call you if you were stranded on the island with him? Visit Sawyer's Nickname Generator and be mildly unimpressed. Unfortunately, the generator doesn't seem to be as up to the task as Sawyer (or, more accurately, his writers). For instance, my nickname was "Huckleberry Pinhead." I guess the pinhead part is because I'm kinda smart and the huckleberry because I'm a willing helper...? Sawyer's nicknames are usually one word, like Freckles, Hoss or Chewbacca. Huckleberry Pinhead?

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Good Day Sacramento

I appeared on Good Day Sacramento yesterday to promote the opening of the museum's current special exhibition Port of Stockton: Diamond of the Delta.

I don't have my own recording of it, because it was supposed to air during the 7 a.m. block, not the 8 a.m. block, and TiVo thought maybe I'd want to see the 8 a.m. airing of Charmed. Thankfully, CBS13 has a video library online where you can watch segments. So I had the opportunity to actually watch and see what the viewers saw.

I'm really not the best person to talk about it, but I was the only one available due to scheduling issues. Also, keep in mind that while it's going on, I generally have no idea what viewers are seeing on the screen nor when I'm being spoken to over-the-air versus behind-the-scenes. Oh, and my earpiece kept cutting out, so on at least one occasion my silence is due to my trying to piece together the question. I know, excuses, excuses...

Port of Stockton Historical Exhibit On Display

Friday, February 01, 2008

How to succeed in business

A computer shop's sales pitch: 'We remove Vista'

"Of all the signs we put up there the last two years, at least, we probably got the most response out of that one. A lot of people coming in."
(Via The Raw Feed)