Wednesday, March 31, 2004

There Are Exits To The North, South, and West

Everything old is new again. Several enterprising fellows have found a way to make Infocom text adventures playable via IM. Basically, they've created bots that take IM messages and input them into the Infocom software, then send the program's response via IM to the player.

It's just screen and print scraping, but it's a brilliant way to make wildly entertaining games like Zork available to a mobile audience.

Somewhere in here is a huge business opportunity, I just don't know what.

Tuesday, March 30, 2004

But Did She Refer To Herself In The Third Person?

High school senior Candace Parker won the McDonald's High School All-American dunk contest, beating out 5 male competitors.

The 6'4" Parker won the competition on a replica of Dee Brown's 1991 "arm-over-the-face" blindfolded dunk.

Maybe this will convince women's basketball detractors to muzzle their sexist sniping!

Monday, March 29, 2004

U-G-L-Y, You Ain't Got No Alibi

It may be wrong to mock people for their appearance, but it feels so darned good!

Just when I thought I'd heard every Tyrone Hill is ugly gag there is, InsideHoops comes up with this gem:

"Tyrone Hill. His head comes to a perfect point on top. Thankfully, no one will notice because the rest of his face looks like it's been at the bottom of the ocean for five months."