If you get addicted to silly, mindless games easily, don’t read any farther than this. Desktop Tower Defense is a simple strategy game. You place different towers onto a board, and try to stop the incoming hoard of tiny critters. It sounds simple enough, but there are a million different ways to play this game. And it’s more addicting than you can imagine.
I’ve been playing for a couple months now, and it’s still as fun as the first time I played.
As of lately, the creators have been doing some regular updating, making it more fun and keeping the game fresh.
So if you want have some time to kill, definitely check this game out.
About 300 miles southeast of Los Angeles lies the Salton Sea. In 1905, heavy rainfall and snowmelt caused the Colorado River to swell and breach an Imperial Valley dike, flooding what was known as the Salton Sink. In the 20’s the Sea became a popular tourist destination. But because it has no outlets, the salt from the Colorado River built up, and has made the sea and the surrounding area virtually uninhabitable.
Filmmakers Chris Metzler and Jeff Springer made a documentary exploring the crazy lives of the people who still live in the area. Based on the trailer, the movie looks amazing. With a cast of characters like Hunky Daddy and Naked Dom, the day to day happenings of the sea and the people who live there are exposed. It’s also narrated by John Waters, which makes it extra fun!
The movie has a limited release, but you can also buy the DVD from the films website.
For more info on the movie, and times and locations, visit Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea.
For more info on the Salton Sea check out the Wikipedia entry.
Graham and I went to the ‘I Am 8-Bit’ show and it ended up being really great. When we arrived there was already a line of people waiting outside to get in. When we finally got in (about 45 minutes later) it ended up being very crowded and stuffy. But personal space issues aside, the work as amazing. A huge variety of different kinds of work. I highly recommend the show if you’re in the area!
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I just wanted to put out a reminder that the I Am 8-Bit show is tonight! The show goes from 7-11PM, and it should be absolutely amazing and totally fun. I’ll be there rocking a red hoodie and a seafoam ghostie tee shirt!
7020 Melrose Ave. LA, CA
Stacks has a few new t-shirts over at Beams.
The theme for Stacks 2007 spring/summer season is based around Mr. Stacks. These are some of the best stuff they’ve put out in a while, I have to say. My favorite is probably the purple apple man… but mostly because I’m on a purple kick.
So, this is pretty cool.
Paleontologists recently found a fossil thigh bone of a Tyrannosaurus that was so well preserved that scientists could actually isolate proteins from the sample. By comparing the proteins found in the T. rex to proteins in other animals, scientists were able to see which animal the T. rex’s proteins most closely resemble. And, tah-frickin’-dah, the protein was almost spot on with that of a chicken, showing “the first molecular evidence of this link between birds and dinosaurs.”
Just something to think about next time you have KFC.
P.S. This is Bob’s nerdy boyfriend, Jeff. Hope you all enjoy the article!
Thursday night I headed over to the Mt. Eerie show at Family. I parked, walk in right at 7 when the show starts… and there are like 7 people in the bookstore. Mega lame. Finally, my friend Mark shows up and people trickle in, and the shows starts about 30-45 minutes later. It was a completely amazing show.
He sat down on a speaker with just his acoustic guitar and started playing. This will sound kind of cheesy, but he controlled his voice like a second instrument. He played about 16 songs, some new, some that I didn’t recognize. Overall, it was a really amazing experience.
I just got the new LCD Soundsystem CD, Sound of Silver, and I’m liking it WAY more than his last one. I’ve listened to it about 5 times through so far, and I think it’s a lot more structured and concise then his last one. The album sounds like a hybrid of Underworld/New Order/other 80’s synth pop and 70’s disco.
The beats throughout the album are pretty repetitive, but his voice carries the songs completely. This is especially true on the last song, ‘New York I Love You, But You’re Bringing Me Down’. His voice sounds fragile and heartfelt… it’s just damn good. My other favorites are ‘Someone Great’ and ‘All My Friends’.
Well done, James Murphy.
P.S. His website says he’s playing in LA on April 29th, the day after Coachella, but the venue is TBD.