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The fiendishly addictive Cabeem game has a new location. Says author Gary Duke: "the server cabeem was hosted on, web.idirect.com, has suffered an alleged hard-drive failure. As of this writing, the web hosting company, look.ca (formerly idirect.com) is not sure when, if ever, the server will be back up!" So he just moved it to a new location. If you haven't played it before, try it now; it's way fun!
Wednesday, January 31, 2001, 07:58 a.m.
WWII letters between a soldier and his sweetheart
I like this collection of letters between Jill Oppenheim de Grazia and Alfred de Grazia, written during World War II. This site also had journals and autobiography of Alfred, who seems to be an interesting character!
Tuesday, January 30, 2001, 10:54 a.m.
Golden Shower: Video Computer System
(Via Jack Bell) An appealing little techno tune, but the video is very amusing, especially to those who grew up on the old atari game systems. Also a funny Sims-interface on the band's official site.
Monday, January 29, 2001, 10:39 a.m.
Cinemascape netradio reminder
This is one of my favorite stations for net radio listening. Cool symphonic-style movie scores. I do get amused when the soundtracks have dialog bits that get mixed in between the tracks -- a good chance to play "What's this film?" The URL is for the home page, which has a link to live365. After you've sampled it, you can add the station to your WinAmp bookmarks.
Friday, January 26, 2001, 10:38 a.m.
2001: A Film Odyssey
In Popular Mechanics, a review of how SF films did at predicting the future. Some did much better than you might expect! Good pictures, too.
Friday, January 26, 2001, 07:31 a.m.
Auction of Lost Things
By Emily White in the Seattle Weekly. Add to the regular auction temptations, the mystery of abandoned property! "These contents include: love letters, stamp collections, bank statements, passports, broken hearing aids, war medals, property deeds, teeth, a thousand Last Will and Testaments, enough silver dollars to sink a battleship."
Thursday, January 25, 2001, 08:23 a.m.
Lord of the Rings -- 1944 movie version
Fantastic! This quicktime movie is superb, and very funny. "Humphrey Bogart as Frodo, Sydney Greenstreet as Gandalf the Grey, Dooley Wilson as Sam, Bob Steele as the Nazgul, Charles Waldron as Elrond, Godzilla as the Balrog, Marlene Dietrich as Galadriel, Orson Welles as Saruman, Peter Lorre as Gollum, Sydney Greenstreet as Gandalf the White." Lots of other good stuff on the Tolkien Sarcasm page.
Tuesday, January 23, 2001, 07:07 a.m.
I took a cross-country trip in the early eighties and took Jane and Michael Stern's Road Food book along. It was a great resource! We ate at a bunch of good places that we would never have known about without the book. Now they are online, so you can research before you go, or find out about new places to try on routes you are familiar with. "What is Roadfood? Roadfood means great regional meals along highways, in small towns and in city neighborhoods. It is non-franchised, sleeves-up food made by cooks, bakers, pitmasters, and sandwich-makers who are America’s culinary folk artists. Roadfood is almost always informal and inexpensive; and the best Roadfood restaurants are colorful places enjoyed by locals (and savvy travelers) for their character as well as their menu."
Monday, January 22, 2001, 09:52 a.m.
Kittywompus Fanzine Log Update
Alison has a good letter from British fan Harry Turner, and a long list of fanzines received recently. Ansible, ABV 2, Aztec Blue 1, Banana Wings 16...
Wednesday, January 17, 2001, 08:29 a.m.
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