Tuesday, March 11, 2008

News of the Day -- Tuesday, March 11

+ First off, a contest. Yes, a contest with a free somethin'-somethin' to give away to one of you fine people. I have a DVD of "Appleseed: Ex Machina", a pretty swell-looking anime flick produced by John Woo. It's FREE TO YOU! YES, YOU! All you have to do is pick a number between one and 100 and post it in the comments. Whoever comes closest (without going over) to the number my husband was thinking of at 10:40 last night while throwing a ball to the cat WINS! (The cat has been disqualified from this competition because she already guessed the number. She's pretty magical.) Happy guessing!

+ Speaking of cool looking animated stuff, I saw this review last night of the new "Aliens: Colonial Marines" game for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, coming out later this year. Now, personally, I like to shoot at aliens in video games. I'll have you know I beat Area 51 at the local Star movie theatre a few summers back....Anyway, this looks pretty nifty. Sadly, io9 already made all the Bill Paxton "we're gonna die, man" jokes I was going to make. Booo.

+ Did you hear the Vatican has updated its no-no list to now include genetic experiments, pollution and mind-damaging drugs, thereby ruining the spreak break of every non-recycling PhD biology candidate and his madcap pharmacist-in-training sidekick? Thanks a lot, Vatican.

+ Looking for a nice clean apparently legal site where you can watch movies and full episodes of TV shows? Fancast, which is a Comcast product from what their friendly press release tells me, has tons and tons of TV options for those days when you're the only one in the office and you'll cry sad, sad tears if you have play one more game of spider solitaire. It's got an "eclectic" (or bizarre, if you will) selection of shows, but if you wanted to find "WKRP in Cincinnati," "Battlestar Galactica," "Andy Barker, PI" and "The A-Team" all in one place, then voila, this site has it all. Personally, I might watch a few episodes of "WKRP" later tonight to feed my nostalgia craving. Sometimes a woman just misses Doctor Johnny Fever.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey, I'm the first one?
I pick 22.

JB said...

I am going to guess 44.
Only because 4/4 is the release date of season 4 of BSG. I'm a little excited, can't you tell?

Nightfall said...

Errr... 11.

Stupid Vatican! Though it does now make those mind-damaging genetic experiments like forbidden fruit. Mmmmm... forbidden fruit.

SavageKnight said...

How could my first guess not be 42?

:)

nakki said...

I guess 23! (since 42 seems overused)


I love reading your blog and you've finally conned me into commenting! Damn you for ruining my lurking *shakes fist* :)

Jessica said...

I WANT to guess 42 but EVERYONE will guess 42, so I'M going to guess 37 because it's a Kevin Smith reference!

Liz said...

Excellent guesses everyone! I'll leave the contest open for 24 hours and then announce the winner in tomorrow morning's news of the day. Guess I probably should have said that in the first write-up, but this is my first giveaway! :-)

Dana said...

56

The Bon said...

72. Why? Because it's totally random.

TheName said...

Is it too cruel to guess 43?

I always hated the person who'd always do that on The Price is Right. Wonder how the Vatican feels about that?

Cara said...

47! way better than 42

Diamond Joe said...

On the basis that a man was asked for the first number he could think of between 1 and 100, I'm choosing 69.

Can we campaign for talking on a cellphone in a movie theater to be added to the list of sins? Maybe the eighth fatal one?

MandyU said...

I was also going to pick 42...especially since today is Douglas Adams birthday. Instead I'm going with 72, just 'cause.

Anjuli said...

I pick... 59. For no specific reason at all. :)

lgaumond said...

My guess... 87!

I was going to guess 42 also but I see I'm not the first one. Bummer.

Thanks for the chance!

Jodie said...

Delurking to enter the contest... 53!

Marsha said...

Gosh darn it, 42 was already taken. So I'll go with 77.

Jen said...

18

On a different note - Pope Benedict clearly wants heaven all to himself.

"Father, bless me for I have sinned, I did an original sin… I poked a badger with a spoon."

"I've never heard of that one before! Five Hail Mary's and two Hello, Dolly's."

"Oh, all right..."

"Bless me, Father, for I have slept with my next door neighbor's wife."

"Heard it! I want an original sin."

"Oh, I'm terribly sorry!"

Ahh, Eddie Izzard - nomination for next month's Nerd Man?

Poor Yorick said...

I guess 6.

dr.gambit said...

31 ????....

(p.s. off the subject, jim dale--audio hp narrator, is going to portus...one of the nerd-girl fan-gals is going...thought she might like to know).

Scrap Irony said...

I'll say 79

shells said...

All the good numbers are taken.
I'll guess 64 for my love of the Beatles.

SFG said...

50. It's mathematically the most likely to be close to a random number between 1 and 100.

twigtea said...

I'm guessing 99!

SaturnCat said...

I pick 50. Right in the middle!

Jennu said...

33

Anonymous said...

42.
No...wait! Yellow! AAAAHHHHHHhhhh!

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