The Russian Orthodox have produced a ‘game’ in which you destroy members of Pussy Riot who are charging at a cathedral. The intent is pure eliminationism: you wave a cross-shaped cursor at the little icons and they get zapped, and you get a score that is simply how many Pussy Rioters you eliminate. But it’s …
Category Archive: Entertainment
Jul 16 2013
Jul 12 2013
The song is a little bit naughty, so you might not want to play it where non-nerds might hear it.
Jun 27 2013
These will distract you from getting into mischief while I’m airborne: the Royal Society has released some free science games. I’m heading out the door, no time to play, you tell me if they’re any good.
Jun 20 2013
This afternoon, at 3pm EDT, James Kakalios, Sean Carroll, and E. Paul Zehr are going to do a live chat about the Science of Superman. I’d say it needs MOAR BIOLOGISTS except just the physics of that movie alone ought to fully occupy the panel. I’m a little afraid that the movie will get praised …
Jun 18 2013
Great. They’re going to make a Prometheus 2. I’m going to be doing this Prometheus MSTKing thing at CONvergence, you know — I had no idea it would have the potential to turn into a perennial gig.
Jun 15 2013
I want to be just like Leonard Nimoy when I grow up.
Jun 15 2013
A couple of things are driving me to distraction in the recent crop of superhero movies. Maybe Man of Steel was a fine piece of entertainment — they certainly threw money at the screen — but it also contained a fine collection of irritants. Lens flare. WHY? What does it mean? How does it add …
Jun 14 2013
I really hate reality TV — I saw a few episodes of the original Survivor when it first aired, and the petty bickering and the conniving and the efforts of the creators of the show to aggravate the conflict just completely turned me off. It was artificially Darwinian to an extreme. Every other reality program …
Jun 13 2013
Are you a film crew person looking for work in the UK? Multiple opportunities have opened up for the crew for a documentary! A new Covent Garden-based film company seeks a producer of marketing and distribution, a researcher/presenter, a camera operator, a sound person, a runner, and an editor, for its first documentary, called Laughing …
Jun 03 2013
A host of people taped themselves watching the bloody violent climax of the most recent episode of Game of Thrones. It’s bizarre. First, who tapes themselves watching TV? Second, if they’ve read the first couple of books, they’d know exactly what horrible event is coming up. Third, if they’d either read any of the books …