The title says it all.
The title says it all.
QUIET! Stevie’s talkin’!
"Look at Little Sister", the man doth preach. Bow down, or at least groove some.
I found a video of he and Jeff Healey playing this song, too. Hey hey hey!
Very cool art showing kids in action, and shadows of Star Wars imaginings behind them.
With this post I’m up over 365 here on Tumblr. Gadzooks!
I’m not sure whether I’ll keep this up at a post a day or move to Google+ in the future, but thanks for watching!
Charlie Chaplin, performing the iconic table bread roll dance in “Gold Rush”.
Spotted on The Kid Should See This. Adults should see the greatness there, too.
Neil Gaiman gives tips on reading Gene Wolfe’s works. I agree, it’s tricksy stuff, better with rereadings, and may go off in your hand at any moment.
Some of U2’s anthems absolutely soar through the heart. This live version of “Bad” is a prime example.
This is also one of those rare instances when the live mixing and arrangement and performance of a song beats the studio version. You can get the live version of “Bad” on “Wide Awake in America”.
"The Blues Brothers" wasn’t just a great comedy movie, it generated a whole lot of interest in the classic blues. Scenes like this one with John Lee Hooker didn’t have to be in the movie for the plot, but they sure contributed to the movie’s feel. I especially like the neighborhood shots in this scene.
Pairs is a fast and easy card game by James Ernest, with artwork based on The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.
Thing is that the game really doesn’t have to have anything to do with The Name of the Wind. Pairs is a very fast, very simple card game using a special, but simple to build on your own, deck. The game really seems like it’s one of those games that’s been around forever, like backgammon or checkers. The Kickstarter has several different decks to choose from that should be shipping by Aug 2014 according to the campaign page, or head over to DriveThruCards.com to get one of the fruit and veg decks to play with now (like I did).
Like Poker, there are already variants to the regular game, some of them posted on the Cheapass.com Pairs page along with the rules and a PDF of cards to print and play on your own. The purchased cards are very high quality, though, so consider that. Or you can make your own Pairs deck out of three identical Poker decks (a Pairs deck has ten 10’s, so 4/deck * 2.5 decks), but the backs have to be the same on all of the decks to keep it all fair.
The Kickstarter has many different flavors of decks already available, some with basic game variants and one is coming already with an entirely different game to play with the same cards. Several of the decks are being done by the outstanding Shane Tyree, one by Phil and Kaja Foglio is in the works if the Kickstarter campaign can reach it, a pirates deck is <ahem> on deck, there’s probably a goblins deck coming, maybe barmaids (for a more pub-standard feel), and at least two other Cheapass games are already tied in, and … well it’s kind of crazy how much is on offer. I’m getting a Pirates version of the Pairs deck from the Kickstarter to complement my existing fruit & veg one, and I’m thinking about one of the “Name of the Wind” ones as well.
Go check out the game, then check out the Kickstarter. Or check out the Kickstarter first, because the how to play video on the Pairs page is extremely good.
I’m not sure how I found Kate, but I really like her work. This is “Travel in Time”.