Here’s a list of Linux games I stumbled upon recently.
(from the “Is it Bullshit or Not?” dept.)
The St. Louis Arch, a 636 ft. monument on the west bank of the Mississippi River, has stood for nearly forty years. It is a shining monument built to convey St. Louis’s role as the Gateway to the West. Only now has the reason for its construction as well as its true purpose been revealed. It seems that some of the same scientists responsible for the doomsday weapon research in the deserts of the Southwest U.S. during the forties, were also interested in controlling the weather. They hoped to use weather control as a means to aid in troop movement and logistics for the Allies, as well as use it as a tactical weapon against the enemy. This, they hoped, would bring about a quick end to the war in Europe.
Thus, the design for the arch was conceived. The stainless steel structure, while able to produce an ionic pulse, is impervious to any lingering affects. Each leg of the arch is able to push positive and negative ions into the air so as to create a positive or negatively charged field that can ‘push’ storms out of the way. During the day this national monument stands as the gateway to the west, but after hours this man-made marvel turns into one of the most powerful weather controlling devices ever conceived.
The government has long since tried to cover up the details on this secret research project. Scientists involved in the development and construction of this technology in the Arch were moved to other countries to continue additional research projects. Contractors involved in the construction were not aware of the technologies and devices being implemented in the Arch. To this day, very few people know of the existence of the ‘Weather Control Experiments’ taking place in the Midwest. But the next time you watch the weather, pay close attention to the strange weather patterns and movement of storm systems in the St. Louis area.
I say bullshit (but amusing) 🙂
|1.||Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up||Frank Zappa||Joe’s Garage (Disc 1)||Alternative & Punk|
|2.||Jumbo Go Away||Frank Zappa||You Are What You Is||Alternative & Punk|
|3.||The Ascent Of Man, Parts I-VI||Thomas Dolby||The Gate To The Mind’s Eye||Alternative & Punk|
|4.||Devil’s Tapdance||Vittorio Schiboni, Massimo Giuntini, Rodrigo D’Erasmo & Mariano De Simone||Gangs Of New York||Soundtrack|
|5.||It Can Happen||Yes||90125||Rock|
|6.||Fuego Cubano (Cuban Fire)||Stan Kenton||Cuban Fire!||Jazz|
|7.||Instrumedley||Dream Theater||Live At Budokan [Disc 2]||Metal|
|8.||More Than This||Roxy Music||Avalon||Alternative & Punk|
|9.||The Return Of The King||Howard Shore, Sir James Galway, Viggo Mortensen & Renée Fleming||The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King||Soundtrack|
|10.||Lines In The Sand||Dream Theater||Falling Into Infinity||Metal|
The other day, Billy ‘Fry’ West posted on his message board that he got a call, saying that production for up to four Futurama DVD movies will start around July or August:
[The] Futurama project is a done deal! […] There are 4 DVD movies that we’ll start recording at the end of July or August. Full feature length FUTURAMA movies. Everybody is excited to get back together–as I am!
Into the Future,
We tried to verify this post with sources close to the show and … didn’t get a denial. That’s way more than what we got before!
Since FOX didn’t go public about this yet, there might of course be last minute reversals. Expect more info here soon.
In context of our last update: This is purely about DVDs for now. Peter Liguori and the FBC are responsible for the TV part of FOX.
FWIW, here’s the IMDb link: Futurama (2007) (V).
Check out: Gipper, the Talking Points Duck
LONDON (AFP) – Watch out: Monday, January 23 is going to be the unhappiest day of the year, according to a British university researcher.
Cliff Arnall, a health psychologist at the University of Cardiff, specialising in confidence-building and stress management, told AFP the prediction was the result of some gruelling mathematics.
Post-Christmas blues, the return to work after the holidays, mounting bills to pay for the parties, the challenge of keeping New Year’s resolutions, the slender prospects of fun in the weeks ahead and chilly winter temperatures for those in the northern hemisphere all add up, he said.
These factors, which he combined in a complex formula, came out showing that the Monday closest to January 24 would be the most dismal of the year.
|1.||Parallels||Yes||Going For The One (Expanded & Remastered)||Rock|
|2.||A Series of Left Handed Remarks||Terry Bozzio||Solo Drum Music (Disc 1)||World|
|3.||Cinnamon Girl||Neil Young & Crazy Horse||Greatest Hits||Rock|
|4.||Hey Hey My My (Into the Black) [Live]||Neil Young & Crazy Horse||Greatest Hits||Rock|
|5.||Black Light Syndrome||Bozzio,Levin,Stevens||Black Light Syndrome||Rock|
|6.||Eastern Bloc (Sequel to Europa and the Pirate Twins, 1981)||Thomas Dolby||Astronauts & Heretics||Alternative & Punk|
|7.||The Prophet||Yes||Time And A Word||Rock|
|8.||Flying North||Thomas Dolby||The Golden Age Of Wireless||Alternative & Punk|
|9.||Wanted||The Cranberries||Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?||Alternative & Punk|
|10.||Itaipu: IV. “To the Sea”||Atlanta Symphony Orchestra And Chorus: Robert Shaw||Itaipu, The Canyon||Classical|
(printed by fortune in one of my terminal windows today)
A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion.
Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom
they consider godfearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less
easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
— Aristotle (384-322 BCE), “Politics”
SCI FI Channel and BBC Worldwide Americas announced today a major licensing deal for the first series of the latest Doctor Who adventures.
The 13-part drama is about a mysterious time-travelling adventurer known simply as “The Doctor” (Christopher Eccleston) and his companion, Rose Tyler (Billie Piper). The Doctor and Rose risk death and danger, battling aliens and monsters.
The deal, brokered by Lisa Hofer, Director Co-Production & Sales, BBC Worldwide Americas, grants SCI FI Channel the first run rights for series one with an option for series two. The award-winning series will premiere on SCI FI beginning in March, airing Friday nights at 9.00pm.
Russell T Davies, Head Writer and Executive Producer told us: “The Doctor’s made all sorts of journeys in Time and Space, but this is one of his most exciting yet! I’m a huge fan of the SCI FI Channel, and I’m delighted that Doctor Who is appearing on a channel that supports and enhances the entire genre.”
“With its rich history of imaginative storytelling, Doctor Who is a true sci-fi classic,” stated Thomas P. Vitale, SCI FI’s Senior Vice President, Programming & Original Movies. “We’re excited to add the show to our lineup.”
Commenting on the deal Candace Carlisle, Senior Vice President, BBC Worldwide Americas, said: “The new production has fantastic storylines and production values and has already gained an iconic status around the world. SCI FI Channel is the perfect home for the show and will introduce Doctor Who to a whole new generation of fans in the US.”
In addition, BBC Video has moved the US release date of the DVD from February 2006 to July 4, 2006 to capitalize on the exposure from the TV broadcast. As part of the deal, BBC Video and SCI FI Channel have agreed to work together on joint marketing promotions to support the brand launch.
Burton Cromer, Vice President, Consumer Products, BBC Worldwide Americas said: “We are delighted to be working with SCI FI Channel on the launch of this exciting new take on Doctor Who. The additional marketing support from SCI FI, as well their ability to reach such a broad audience base, made moving the release date an easy decision.”
Executive Produced by Russell T Davies (lead writer) and Julie Gardner, the first series of Doctor Who attracted huge ratings and received critical acclaim when it aired on BBC ONE in March 2005.
Of course there are some American’s who manged to watch the new Doctor Who via “alternative” channels. This is still good news since the SCI FI channel, with the exception of the new Battlestar Galactica, has been lacking any good new content. Moving the release date of the DVD kind of sucks, but is perfectly understandable.