“We would tell anyone who wanted to know how we did what we did.”—John Romero on making the DOOM source code easy to modify. Romero and Id suck for a variety of reasons, but not enough is made of how huge this decision was for open culture. WAD files helped create an entire generation of coders and modders and hackers. I wonder what kind of cool stuff we could do if we did more to encourage curious kids who like to build things.
“Yes, many of the people who make popular entertainment are prominent Democrats. But pulling a lever or writing a check to advance a policy outcome is not the same thing as creating a liberal, or even forward-looking view of the world. Capitalism has something to do with this, and the assumptions about markets that guide Hollywood, which include the ideas that any woman over 35 might as well be dead, and that international audiences hate black actors who are not Will Smith. And narrative conservatism may be an even greater limitation than the pressures to be profitable. Superhero franchises need to keep us invested, so they can only critique their Übermenschen so much. Romantic comedies still hew to their Elizabethan conventions in structuring their payoffs: Marriage, or at least a boyfriend, remains the end goal. A well-landed punch or an artfully-arranged explosion that takes out a bad guy is more pleasurable to watch than a trial, whatever our convictions might be outside the cinema. In culture, the most powerful orientation is neither left nor right, but rather, towards what kinds of story arcs and character beats are satisfying.”—
“(4:33:50 PM) Ian Oland: from orbit?
(4:33:53 PM) Ian Oland: obit?
(4:34:01 PM) Me: orbit
(4:34:05 PM) Me: nuke from orbit
(4:34:16 PM) Ian Oland: never heard of that expression before
(4:34:28 PM) Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCbfMkh940Q
(4:34:58 PM) Ian Oland: what is this
(4:35:00 PM) Ian Oland: predator?
(4:35:01 PM) Me: Aliens!
(4:35:02 PM) Me: OMIGOD
(4:35:05 PM) Me: I want to hit you in the face
(4:35:08 PM) Me: IN THE FACE
(4:35:12 PM) Ian Oland: WHY WOULD ANYONE HAVE WATCHED THIS MOVIE
(4:35:16 PM) Ian Oland: RLY
(4:35:21 PM) Me: WHAT THE FECK
(4:35:25 PM) Me: IT IS A SCI FI CLASSIC
(4:35:40 PM) Ian Oland: Do you not realize how abnormal you are? hahahahahaha
(4:35:50 PM) Me: IT IS YOU WHO IS ABNORMAL I AM THE ONLY NORMAL ONE ALIVE”—
JS024 • 3 minutes ago There isn’t another team in NHL that would take Ovechkin and his contract. He is a coach killer and the main reason Dale Hunter left.
JS024 • 4 minutes ago Ovie scored 50 goals so what, he was on the ice when his opponents scored 90 or more. Ovechkin and Backstrom do not play defense worth a crap and having them out there is like giving the other team a 5 on 3 power play when they come down the ice. I would go wallow in ignorance but I can’t find your mother.
JS024 • 10 minutes ago Ovechkin -2 in Caps 5-2 win. Why is it the other teams score most of their goals while Ovechkin is on the ice.
JS024 • 13 hours ago Bullshit Ovie is a coach killer. If you want to see a moron I would suggest looking in your mirror. Sidney Crosby is the greatest player of Ovies era by far. His name is on the cup, Ovechkins will never be. OMT regarding your comment “that weren’t good enough to make the league.” We are the fans who pay good money and fill the seats. Without fans, and money there is no league! GO HOME OVIE!
JS024 • 14 hours ago RMNB needs to go home!
JS024 • 14 hours ago Way to go Ovie you scored 50 while your lack of defense helped your opponents score 90+.
JS024 • 14 hours ago Like I said Ovie scored 50 and watched the other team score 90 while he was on the ice. The caps cannot play 5 on 4 while Ovechkin lingers at the red line looking for a pass.
JS024 • a day ago Ovechkin has 50 goals. 23 are Power Play goals which do not count in +/-. 27 of Ovechkin’s goals earn a +. Anytime the Caps score a non power play goal while Ovechkin is on the ice he also get a +. Anytime the opponent scores a goal while Ovechkin is on the ice he gets a - unless it’s a power play goal. Ovechkin’s +/- rating is currently -34. He has at least 27 +’s from his own goals not counting other goals that were scored while he was on the ice. Take 27 add 34 and you get 61 goals minimum scored against the Caps while Ovechkin was loafing on the ice. When you add other +’s he received by teammates scoring while he was on the ice it makes it more than probable the opponent has scored 90 or more of the Caps 237 goals against while Ovechkin was on the ice. The numbers don’t lie.
JS024 • a day ago Ovie’s talent is not wasted. He is a goal scorer not a complete hockey player. While he has scored 50 goals his opponents have scored 90 or better while he was on the ice loafing.
JS024 • a day ago Stupid is as stupid does. So what you score 50 goals. The other team scored 90 while you were on the ice.
JS024 • a day ago Ovie should go play golf there is no blue line on the fairways. He thinks a back check is something you do in checkers.
JS024 • a day ago There is no explaining it the Capitals opponents have scored no less than 61 goals when Ovechkin is on the ice. Considering he gets a + when anyone on his shift scores a non power play goal it is more like the other team has scored 100 goals when Ovechkin was on the ice. The Craps have given up 237 which is 11 more than they have scored. JH the fact that you think Ovie is something special is probably why you work at Burger King.
Two weeks after “Clarity”, Jimmy Eat World’s already got another favorite album nod on the show with “Bleed American”, that was fast! My buddy Ashley Cook stopped by my office to talk about why this is her favorite album, and also cats and stuff.
“I’m 42, I’m married with a kid. I have no choices. I can’t choose my group. When the zombie apocalypse comes I’ve got my group pre-prepared. There’s me, my wife, my kid, and my Miniature Dachshund, and my Bichon Poodle Mix, and my dad, and Carl Reiner. If there’s any room, maybe Mr T, but that’s it.”—Max Brooks (son of Mel) on choosing his gang for the zombie apocalypse.
It was only a matter of time before someone went with a Jimmy Eat World album. This week, my buddy Matt Meola is on the podcast talking about “Clarity”, an album that is loved by many, and solid from beginning to end.