Scraping out the brain again, here's what I found:
I scored 100% on the Atari Quiz at mental_floss. Go me.
Some company called Schmap wants to use one of my pictures from Montreal in one of their travel guides. They say that they don't pay for the pictures, because they give the guides away. However, they say that the guides are "ad supported" so clearly they're making money off of them. While I'm normally inclined to decline unless they're willing to negotiate payment, I'm considering granting them permission to use the picture, just because I think the whole thing is kind of cool. What do you think? UPDATE: I'm doing it. Lots of you have said that it's been a good experience for you, so why not?
My headache is back. It's getting really, really old.
I found a ton of awesome links at io9 when I was catching up on Bloglines yesterday: LOLCthluhu, Blade Runner concept art, and a satellite view of people evacuating Chad. Not that my opinion matters, but I'm really happy and relieved that io9 continues to be such a fantastic resource, instead of a pile of Gawkeresque gossip and crap. Who else would dare ask if J.J Abrams is a genius or a hack? Come on, you know you've been wondering. For the record, my jury is still out.
I follow Barack Obama on Twitter. His latest tweet: In Columbus,MS & wondering how somebody who's in second place is offering the vice presidency to the person who's in first place. Vote Tues! I love that Barack's twitter stream has the same "voice" as all the other people I follow. Now, if he was only at SXSW, he could join the Rashomon that I've been enjoying from my friends who are there.
"Saying that Hillary has Executive Branch experience is like saying Yoko Ono was a Beatle." Zing! For the record, Hillary Clinton is a monster who will say or do anything to win an election. No, I won't be resigning from anything because I said that.
Boingboing linked to an awesome flowchart that starts with D&D and ends (sometimes) with girls. It's a humorous look at Gary Gygax's legacy and maps out just how much he affected the lives of geeks everywhere.
Andy Warhol is one of my favorite Bowie songs.
So it turns out that there's been a massive, illegal, warrantless domestic spying operation going on in the US for years. How can anyone with two firing neurons and an understanding of the Constitution continue to stand up and support Bush and Cheney? Clinton was impeached for so much less. Nixon resigned over less. The Democratic leadership in Congress is worthless. Totally worthless.
Reader E just e-mailed me that on the commentary track for Futurama, they said that Professor Farnsworth's clone, Cubert, was inspired by Wesley Crusher. That's good news, everyone!
There was a mini-WWdN Austin meet-up at the Jonathan Coulton show on Friday.
The Grateful Dead pack for Rock Band is outstanding. I picked up my fake guitar for the first time since I started playing fake drums exclusively so I could play Franklin's Tower. (Boy do I suck at fake guitar these days.)
I watched Fast Food Nation last night. I thought it was a great movie, and I'm astonished that it didn't do better in its theatrical release. Fun fact: I kept looking at Ashley Johnson through the whole movie -- not just because she's adorable, but because I kept feeling like I'd seen her somewhere else, and couldn't place it. I looked her up on IMDB when the movie was over, and felt like a total moron: I felt like I'd seen her before because we've worked together on Ben 10. Twice. Durr.