Thanksgiving

Meant to post this on Thanksgiving, but the turkey made me groggy:

Let us rise up and be thankful,
for if we didn’t learn a lot today,
at least we learned a little,
and if we didn’t learn a little,
at least we didn’t get sick,
and if we got sick,
at least we didn’t die;
so, let us be thankful.

-The Buddha

Listening: Vagiant “Seven”

If you’ve played Rock Band or Guitar Hero, you’ve probably heard a band called Vagiant. They’re a bunch of tatooed chicks from Boston, rocking a pretty incredible punk style.

I bought their CD a few months ago, after falling in love with the “Seven” when I played it on Rock Band. I love the lyrics especially, because it’s basically about a person having a good breakup with someone.

This is a warning
To everyone who thinks that I’m in mourning
You know they’re wrong in fact
I’m reassuring you that I’ll be true
Won’t let no one mess with you tonight

Included in the package was a really nice note from the band. Made me feel good to be buying a CD from someone, instead of some crappy DRMed files from iTunes. (Although, I think you can get their music from iTunes if you prefer crappy DRMed music.)

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/i9ONDsM7FDgLpOwJdfuueA

You can catch a listen to their music or buy their album from their MySpace site.

(Be aware, there’s another group named Vagiant out there that’s a lot different than these ladies.)

Grim Fandango Puzzle Document Released By Tim Schafer

Tim Schafer, the notoriously crazy-talented mind behind some of the greatest adventure game moments of my youth (ok, ok…adulthood) has released some of the game documenation behind Grim Fandango, the Aztecian Film Noir classic. Really kewl stuff, the kind of thing DVD extras are made of.

Grim Fandango Cover
Grim Fandango Cover

Just the simple number of wacky adjectives you can apply to Tim or the things he worked on are examples of his genius. Give it a look. If you haven’t played his games, you’re missing something!