the ball whisk

February 27, 2009

COMBIPOST As long as we’re gaming/college albums to reconsider

Everything Zen?

So many title for so little content! A bit like the actual action of both of todays offerings. First and most importantly ZENBOUND…the new game app for the iphone that seems to be freakin’ cool.

Second.

As we continue the self-abusive retrostomp back to the 92-97 period, I offer an album that every young thing that I wanted to hit on seemed to love, Bush’s Sixteen Stone. I’ll own the fact that I only thought that the lead singer was kinda hot and that Glycerine was the dumbest lyric/title that I ever heard, yet managed to enjoy the song.

The album did amazingly well for trashy stuff. And, I’d dare say we could all sing along to too many of these lil Bastards.

FLAME ON!

Wooden toys, cool; but web based shooters, cooler.

Filed under: Games — groenefee @ 8:20 am

Quake Live is in Beta. Fire up the winders.

February 26, 2009

I want! (Swedish Toys)

Filed under: Art, Fashion (Facism), Friends and Family, Gear, Scando — dagabairtilo @ 12:40 pm

My friend is about to have a little bundle of joy, and another friend of ours’ kid is about to turn 4, so what do you guys think of these Swedish design toys? I’m in love, but we all know what a kid at heart I am. Am I off base here? These rock, no?

February 23, 2009

Whatever, I’ll take it.

Filed under: VeloFietsen — quietglow @ 1:05 pm

So that beautiful ToC was the largest “event” in the history of Cali in terms of spectators (not just the largest sporting event). I don’t know if it’s just the Lance factor (I don’t think it is given the growth of the race population in the last two years) or what, but we are looking at a return of cycling to the national consciousness to some degree. As we all predicted, one of the outcomes of this is the ability to watch a large number of the big races on the tube.

Maybe we should start planning some ride/spectating weekends? Paris-Roubaix is April 12…

magic-er and magic-er

Filed under: VeloFietsen — quietglow @ 12:01 pm

So I call on this add yesterday for  a set of super nice tubs at a way too low price. I talk with the dude for a few minutes before it eventually comes out that he’s Kenny Labbe — the token real-life mailman from Team Postal Service’s heydey. Turns out these were his domestic race wheels. He’s no longer racing but still serves as the announcer for bigger races in the area (he called Jingle Cross for the past two years). On top of all that coolnes, he was a super nice guy: he drove the damn wheels down from Schaumburg for free. Voila, race wheels:

clashing decals are pro right? well these are anyway.

clashing decals are pro right? well these are anyway.

(they are very very very light (~1100g))

February 19, 2009

So Since we’re digging up trash from undergrad

Filed under: Music, Pointless resurrection of shitty debates from undergrad — groenefee @ 9:38 am

I’m going to put forward an argument following the CC debate that Siamese Dream deserves a re-listen. This should pique the newly minted Chi-towner in the family K. 93. Hit 10 on the Billboard top 200, but I would argue unlike CC that had wide penetration into the adult easy listening market, that the Pumpkins’ SD was bought almost exclusively by the young and had a much larger presence in the dorms.

lil’ bill corgan is a half-wit but the music on SD hits some pretty fuckin’ high notes for a sell-out fest.

Please listen to Soma, Geek USA, or the B-Side Obscured for reference.

Holds up over time.

Thoughts?

February 17, 2009

at last

Filed under: stuff — quietglow @ 10:51 am

www.quietglow.com

February 16, 2009

quick TOC

Filed under: Uncategorized — quietglow @ 4:26 pm

a VERY good race is about to finish, and it’s watchable online on amgen’s genius site:

http://tracker.amgentourofcalifornia.com/

Nooooooooo! poor Frieslanders!

Filed under: pr0n — groenefee @ 4:16 pm

Leeuwarden has lost its porn!

“The collection included a copy of the rare February 1998 edition of Dutch Playboy, Krikke said. It featured girls from each of 11 Dutch cities along the route of the country’s most beloved ice skating race, the Elfstedentocht. One of those girls was from Leeuwarden.”

Interesting Economic Analysis of Game Exploit on EVE

Filed under: Games, tech — groenefee @ 10:42 am

Here’s a fascinating look into illegality in virtual markets. For four years 200 gamers have had an illegal resource trade in the EVE online game.

Here’s the companies cool analysis.

Here’s a summary for non-EVE people.

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