News posts by sedgemonkey

PixelArt is a little space for pixel miniatures (211 right now). I hope to expand the scope of the project to include submissions and collaborations sometime in the future. First I need to get this sucker off the ground.
Posted by sedgemonkey at 4/8/2004 12:03:00 PM | 1 comments | Share
The first 184 icons are ready to roll.

Right now we've got ninjas, a viking, a samurai, three knights, a bandito, a cowboy, a depression era gangster, Wolverine, Colossus, Nightcrawler, Iceman, Cyclops, Spiderman, Daredevil, The Punisher, The Hulk, The Thing, Silver Surfer, Blade, Captain America and Gordon Freeman.

The projected finish mark for the initial site rollout is around 450. So there.
Posted by sedgemonkey at 4/19/2004 7:19:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
Added some additional Marvel Comics super heroes. Marvel is now X-Men, X-Men (Original), Heroes and Villains.
Posted by sedgemonkey at 4/19/2004 7:21:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
Added DC Comics and videogame character icons. Started to break the icons into additional categories (separating villains and heroes).
Posted by sedgemonkey at 4/19/2004 7:22:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
Finished cleaning up the first 219 icons (mostly adding highlights and toucing up eyes).
Posted by sedgemonkey at 4/19/2004 7:23:00 AM | 1 comments | Share
Added a few sports stars. Broke the dreaded 220 icon barrier.
Posted by sedgemonkey at 4/19/2004 7:25:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
Added a few Half-Life characters including head crab afflicted zombies. Those little bastards scared the bejesus outta me in the vents. You know what I'm talking about.
Posted by sedgemonkey at 4/19/2004 7:26:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
Added Half-Life characters, miscellaneous and movie icons. 265 icons in da can.
Posted by sedgemonkey at 4/19/2004 7:28:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
Added a few Counter-Strike, Simpsons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and miscellaneous comic book icons bringing the grand total to 277. You cannot stop this.
Posted by sedgemonkey at 4/19/2004 7:30:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
Added Ralph, Lizzy, George, Mileena, Kitana and a few others. We're at 287 icons. Awwwwwwww yeah.
Posted by sedgemonkey at 4/19/2004 7:33:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
Added a few more Mortal Kombat icons including Noob Saibot. Also added a couple Marvel Comics villains. Just three more icons for the big 300!
Posted by sedgemonkey at 4/20/2004 7:29:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
A three day backlog of icons is now available for viewing. Added some various occupations (Lifeguards, Canadian Mountie) and a little bit of everything else (X-Men, Movies, Movie Villains, Mortal Kombat). Most important of all, we've added Mr. T. Enjoy!
Posted by sedgemonkey at 4/27/2004 12:04:00 PM | 1 comments | Share
Rolling on... added six members of the King of the Hill cast (Luanne Platter, Boomhauer, Dale Gribbel, Bill, Hank Hill, Peggy Hill). The essential kiddie icon Big Bird has also joined the ranks.
Posted by sedgemonkey at 5/7/2004 1:00:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
Lost track of how many got popped in tonight and frankly I'm too lazy to check. All that must be known is that ALF is in da house!
Posted by sedgemonkey at 5/7/2004 1:02:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
Added Charlie Chaplin's tramp, several restaraunt occupations, a clown, Curly (The Three Stooges), Bumblebee (Transformers), Bucky (Get Fuzzy), Buzz Lightyear (Toy Story) and my fave... Cotton Hill (King of the Hill).
Posted by sedgemonkey at 5/11/2004 7:51:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
Added Edmond Honda (Street Fighter), drill sergeant, doctor, Dr. Zaius (Planet of the Apes) and Duke and Dusty from GI Joe.
Posted by sedgemonkey at 5/14/2004 12:19:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
Added several miscellaneous occupations like fishermen and firemen. Also added Gandolf the Gray, Gandolf the White Wizard, Garfield the cat, and a couple of GI Joe characters (General Hawk and Generic Joe).
Posted by sedgemonkey at 5/17/2004 7:29:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
A slacker, a war veteran, a 50s toughguy, a mother with an apron, a Mexican with a sombrero and colorful shirt, Zorro and a few others added to the pile.
Posted by sedgemonkey at 5/25/2004 9:54:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
Grandma, new samurai armor, Ghengis Khan, General George Washington and a few others are now in the pixel art gallery.
Posted by sedgemonkey at 5/29/2004 4:34:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
Added a rabbi, a muslim man and woman, Gobo (Fraggle Rock), Gimli (Lord of the Rings) and Groucho Marx.
Posted by sedgemonkey at 5/29/2004 5:38:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
Dropped in Harpo Marx, Hobbes, Inspector Closeau and a few others.
Posted by sedgemonkey at 5/30/2004 1:00:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
Added several cartoon characters from King of the Hill (Kahn, Kahn Jr. Minh, Didi Hill, Nancy Hicks Gribble, Joseph Gribble, John Redcorn), Larry from the Three Stooges, Leela from Futurama, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a Laker girl, Jon Arbuckle and a few others.
Posted by sedgemonkey at 6/6/2004 1:50:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
Saw "Shrek 2" the other night. Inspired me to get cracking on a few Shrek icons.

"Shrek 2" really seems like an adult cartoon (not that kind of adult cartoon... perv) with a few slapstick gags thrown in here and there for the kiddies. The computer generated scenery is spectacular, the story is clever and that donkey is funny as hell.
Posted by sedgemonkey at 6/10/2004 12:38:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
Zeus, Martin Luther King Jr., Mardi Gras dancer, Megatron (Transformers), Christopher Columbus, a Musketeer, a Hippie, M Bison (Street Fighter), Master Chief (Halo), a Mexican mariachi, a postal worker, Moon Knight, Moe (Three Stooges) and a few others.

One bizzaro one that slipped in was Principal Joe Clark (Morgan Freeman) from that movie Lean on Me... it was on while I was doodling and it seemed like a good idea for an icon. Them's some good instincts eh?
Posted by sedgemonkey at 6/13/2004 1:55:00 AM | 1 comments | Share
I've been burning through the complete "Freaks and Geeks" TV series on DVD the last couple of weeks. It sure captures high school in all its painful glory. How did this show get cancelled after just a single season? This show feels so real and yet it's so damn funny. That Judd Apatow is a freakin' genius.

I really dig shows that spend time casting the right actors/actresses even if they might not fit the Hollywood look. Just look at all those funny BBC shows - they're chock full of fugly talent.
Posted by sedgemonkey at 6/14/2004 9:38:00 AM | 1 comments | Share
Although I've only seen one film ("ah, l'amour") I'm totally entranced by the Bitter Films web site. If you've ever had any interest in animation (especially 2-D animation) you gotta read the production journal - it's amazing/scary/unsettling.

According to the FAQ on the site they are planning a 2005 release for a DVD collection. I'm waiting with bells on.
Posted by sedgemonkey at 6/14/2004 9:50:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
A nun, a nurse, SpongeBob SquarePants, Frosty the Snowman and a partier thrown into the mix.
Posted by sedgemonkey at 6/15/2004 12:21:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
A new Ali G season is coming to HBO. Didn't catch the date, but I think it's the beginning of July. Big up yourself ya bell ends.
Posted by sedgemonkey at 6/18/2004 12:40:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
Patrick Ewing, Patrick (SpongeBob SquarePants), Oscar the Grouch, the Pink Panther, Optimus Prime (Transformers), Odie (Garfield), Penguin (Batman) and a human and an orc from Warcraft added.

The gallery now stands at 495 icons. Another five and we've got a nice round number.
Posted by sedgemonkey at 6/21/2004 12:13:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
The 20 new icons added to the gallery brings us to the 500 mark... cool.

Added armored car guard, LAPD officer, NYPD officer, British redcoats, Protoss, Zerg, Sabretooth, Red (Fraggle), a polo player, three generic Rebel Soldiers and two Empire Storm Troopers, Ren, Roberto Clemente and a Russian guard.

Posted by sedgemonkey at 6/27/2004 3:19:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
Just finished the Playstation 2 game "Ico" last night. The puzzles are fairly simple, but the beautiful sets, sweet story, flawless character animations and eerie sounds make the game well worth dropping 15 to 20 bucks at your local video game supplier.
Posted by sedgemonkey at 6/28/2004 12:34:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
Come on, you should know this... Spider-Man, that's who!

With the movie right around the corner I decided to pick up the PS2 game to get myself extra hyped. Simply put - this game is kick ass. The freedom to roam around the city GTA3 style seems to be almost a necessity with these type of games nowadays and "Spider-Man 2" gets it just right. It's really a hoot to run up and down buildings and swing all over the city.

I did find a couple essential freedoms missing... you can't pound on random pedestrians, jack cars or pick up hookers.


I'll just have to get my sadistic kicks tossing incapacitated enemies fifty feet into the air and then pounding their limp bodies back down to the ground. Watch out evil-doers - this Spider-Man's gone rogue.
Posted by sedgemonkey at 6/29/2004 9:29:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
"Nip/Tuck" is one of those shows you hate to admit being into, but damned if it isn't addicting. I can't quite figure out why the show has me wanting more - the characters are morally bankrupt across the board so it's difficult to find a character to empathize with and the freaky Michael Jackson clone son creeps me out.

There's just something fascinating about seeing how plastic surgeons can slice and dice a body day in and day out. As grotesque as the operations are, it is quite amazing to see what they can do.
Posted by sedgemonkey at 7/2/2004 7:41:00 AM | 0 comments | Share

My interest in pixel art really picked up in the last few weeks. I've started adding little 45x45 pixel characters to a giant Photoshop canvas. The 45x45 size is perfect for me for pixel art characters - 32x32 seems too small and 48x48 seems too big.

One of my favorite icons so far is Gordon Freeman, the lovable Half-Life protaganist.

NOTE: Yeah, yeah, I know these are not desktop icons for Windows, Mac or Linux. Using "icon" is just an easy (and accurate) way to refer to these little bastards. A thousand apologies if I've mislead you. "Pixel art characters" is too damn wordy.

I'll like to start cracking on some actual desktop icons someday (which fit into 16x16, 32x32, 48x48 and 64x64 sizes), but I don't have a decent application for making icons so f it.

Posted by sedgemonkey at 7/2/2004 8:35:00 AM | 1 comments | Share
Remember those corny "And knowing is half the battle" lectures at the end of each GI Joe episode? Maybe these will refresh your memory.
Posted by sedgemonkey at 7/4/2004 1:51:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
I think our forefathers would be proud that any successful 4th of July celebration has to include excessive drinking and fireworks.

God bless America.
Posted by sedgemonkey at 7/4/2004 2:00:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
Scarlett, Roadblock, Sci-Fi, Zartan, Air Tight, Baroness, Jinx and Serpentor were the new GI Joe additions. Started back in on the Batman villains - Catwoman, Two Face, Poison Ivy, Harley and Scarecrow were added to the archive.

Rounding out the new additions are Satchel (Get Fuzzy), Sam Fisher (Splinter Cell) and Sam Gamgee (Lord of the Rings).
Posted by sedgemonkey at 7/5/2004 2:45:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
How much freaking time did they spend on this prank?
Posted by sedgemonkey at 7/8/2004 2:54:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
If you've ever wanted a little insight into how an NBA Owner/GM handles agents, players and the media it's worth checking out Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's blog site.

Love him or hate him you have to respect the man's honesty and passion.
Posted by sedgemonkey at 7/8/2004 3:26:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
Indian evil-doers beware, the Amazing Spider-Man will be battling villains in a new area of the world.

Where do you think Spidey stands on the Kashmir conflict?
Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/2/2004 9:35:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
There's some interesting coverage of a few comic book movie franchises.

It's interesting that there really hasn't been a cameo crossover for any of the heroes yet. That's one comic book trick the Hollywood folks should pick up on.
Posted by sedgemonkey at 9/1/2004 6:16:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
Gone are the days when Barkley, Magic, Jordan and Bird trashed the Olympic competition by an average margin of 180 points per game (or something like that).

The Americans did not send their best and even if they did the fundamentally sound international competition just plays better basketball. It's that game where you pass a ball around the horn, set picks, close out on shooters and hit open jump shots.

  • USA Basketball sucks (MSNBC)

  • USA Basketball sucks (ESPN Magazine)

  • USA Basketball sucks (Dick Vitale)

  • USA Basketball sucks cause we're alllll racist. Nice theory prick.
  • Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/27/2004 5:48:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
    That's right Raider fans, Tim Brown and Al Davis are parting ways.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/10/2004 7:30:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
    With the Olympics winding down it's time to start counting up the medals and declaring which country produces the best people. :)
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/26/2004 4:00:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
    The Mike Tyson we all know and love has been living on the streets recently since going banckrupt.

    Here's a choice quote from the great communicator:

    "I ain't the same person I was when I bit that guy's ear off."
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 7/14/2004 3:28:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
    Electronic Art's "Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault" single player demo was a mixed bag for me. Being a huge fan of the WWII shooter genre I couldn't wait to fire this baby up, but the single player gameplay didn't grab me like previous MoH titles or the superb "Call of Duty".

    I love that they've taken the WWII shooter to the Pacific and the swarming banzai Japanese troopers really make the initial gameplay hectic. The brutal face to face combat is really quite a change from previous entries and it works well in a jungle setting. It was a kick watching a screaming Japanese soldier charging with his samurai sword drawn.

    The main flaw with this demo is that once again your buddies seem to be nothing more than cannon fodder. This issue is most likely because of a lousy showcase level and not a reflection of what the retail game will be like. There are several intuitive controls for interaction with your squad and you can even call for a medic to patch you up. Hopefully the retail game will give you a little breathing room to get a handle on utilizing the squad interactions.

    On a side note... I'm suprised that none of the WWII games coming out support a multiplayer co-op mode. The developers put so much effort into squadmate AI... why not make it so you can have your homies fill in? Get on it ya bums.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 9/7/2004 1:44:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
    Being a huge fan of "Day of Defeat" and "Battlefield 1942" I was totally jazzed when I read that the new "Call of Duty" expansion, "Call of Duty: United Offensive", will feature the best multiplayer elements from both of those classic World War 2 shooters.

    Still no word on whether you can whack fools down with a shovel.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/27/2004 8:39:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
    Oh yes... it be true (and it's free too).

    Those Germans sure know efficiency.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 7/26/2004 5:39:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
    That nutty Austrailian, Eric "The Hulk" Bana, might be the next 007. Go Hoot!
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/2/2004 11:21:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
    The Douglas Adams classic "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" is coming to the big screen with Tim from "The Office", John Malkovich, Mos Def and Sam Rockwell.

    Hellz yeah.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 7/27/2004 10:26:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
    For the legions of Dick Grayson (one of Batman's Robins) fans out there, there's finally a funky little live action movie for ya.

    A lot of the DC Comics characters are sprinkled throughout the movie so even if you think Robin is just another one of Batman's bitches it's still worth a look.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 7/20/2004 12:19:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
    Those hardworking Valve folks have finally started the much anticipated preload of HL2 via Steam.

    A nice little companion piece for this news item... Electronic Boutique sent me a message this morning informing me that my HL2 preorder is due to ship "November, 1st 2004".

    I'll believe it when I see it.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/27/2004 12:15:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
    Two high capacity disc formats, Blu-ray and HD DVD, are getting ready for primetime. The Blu-ray format was approved by a group of consumer electronics manufacturers yesterday. Microsoft is already on board with HD DVD for its next gen OS, but hasn't announced any plans for Blu-ray support.

    Oh goodie, another confusing format war. Duck and cover.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/12/2004 3:30:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
    A few more days and Ken Jennings could top a million bucks on Jeopardy.

    I got Jeopardy fever and there's only one known cure... more cow bell.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 7/12/2004 4:05:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
    Video-conferencing is headed in a funky new direction. Using a transparent desktop to "see" what another person is doing is a fantastic and logical next step for online collaboration... and porn.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 7/9/2004 1:12:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
    While browsing the internet I came across some really fantastic Megaman sprites. The Capcom artists who have been putthing these little buggers together for all these years really have produced some of the finest sprites around. The original NES Megaman was so full of detail and he was just a five color (including black and white), 21x24 pixel sprite. Amazing!

    Note: Sprites are the little elements placed on the stage in two dimensional games. I don't know if that's the true definition, but it's close enough.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 9/7/2004 7:31:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
    Get all your favorite Street Fighter pals in icon format while supplies last.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/6/2004 12:48:00 AM | 1 comments | Share
    AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs list was really lacking in the original scores department and it didn't even include "Uncle F*cker" from "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut". :)

    I realize that a lot of the famous scores probably didn't get much consideration because there are no lyrics, but a great score can evoke so much emotion from us without us even realizing it.

    Composers like John Williams ("Star Wars", "Jaws", "Raiders of the Lost Ark", "Catch Me If You Can", "Superman") Danny Elfman ("Batman", "Pee Wee's Big Adventure", "Beetlejuice") and Thomas Newman ("American Beauty", "The Shawshank Redemption", "The Road to Perdition") bring so much to a movie.

    Admit it... you're humming the "Star Wars" theme right now, aren't you?
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/10/2004 4:01:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
    So it's the movie "Alien" broken down into a 30 second Flash movie with bunnies in place of all the actors.

    There's really nothing else to say. Seeing is believing.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/11/2004 8:18:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
    "The Blues Brothers" came out on top in a recent BBC survey.

    Some unexpected movies in the top 10... "Grosse Point Blank" and "The Royal Tenenbaums" suprised me. Kind of cool to see a Wes Anderson movie in there - his movie soundtracks are always interesting.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/11/2004 7:56:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
    Is it just me or has the end of the Cold War really sapped some of the fun out of the Olympics? It was so cool having a bad guy rival super power to root against (USA or USSR depending on your point of view).

    Rooting against France is always fun, but France represents perennial losers so it's just not the same. Zing! Take that you cheese sniffing moped jockeys. I kid, I kid... I know a lot of my mutt heritage is French. Besides, with Dubya in the White House the French have all sorts of valid insults to fling our way.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/13/2004 11:22:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
    A humorous and brutal look at the Olympic games.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/26/2004 3:56:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
    While stumbling around ESPN's site I came across a fantastic section of Page 2 - sports movies!

    They've got the top 20 sports films, top 10 best actors, top 10 best actresses, top 10 best moments and top 10 worst sports films. I'm a sucker for top 10 lists.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/10/2004 7:24:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
    Added Terran space marine from Starcraft, soccer player, mountain climber, skier, snowboarder and Dex from the Don Bluth classic "Space Ace".
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 7/11/2004 5:14:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
    A playable version of Sony's next generation console has been confirmed for May 2005's E3.

    Hopefully it will come with a hard drive and four player capabilities right out of the box this time... cheap ass bastards.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 7/13/2004 12:08:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
    19 icons available for your twisted pleasure.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/6/2004 8:46:00 PM | 1 comments | Share
    The new additions are Violator (Spawn), Tommy Vercetti (Grand Theft Auto III: Vice City), a casual Hawaiian, a Hawaiian tourist and a UCLA basketball player.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 7/15/2004 12:08:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
    Getting rats addicted to cocaine sounds like a fun science project.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/13/2004 10:45:00 AM | 1 comments | Share
    I hope JibJab gets a chance to counter-sue the dumbasses who tried to jack them.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/25/2004 3:36:00 PM | 1 comments | Share
    The Craig of speaks out in the latest Wired Mag. Keep fighting the good fight bro.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/27/2004 9:18:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
    Any little word spouted on a national network from the Commander in Chief should fall under the public domain, yes? No.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/2/2004 9:26:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
    This little Flash cartoon is well worth a look even if you are not a fan of political humor.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 7/28/2004 4:48:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
    Check out the blow-by-blow first impressions of the game that launched a thousand computer upgrades.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/2/2004 9:20:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
    Even though I'm no real fan of the twitchy variety of first person shooters which accounts for most every game in id history (the Quake series, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Doom 1 and 2) I just had to grab Doom 3.

    Doom 3 is a superb horror game with an insane amount of detail. The graphics and sound effects are top notch and the story moves along nicely. Although the weapons are pretty standard fare, they all have a good feel and they look fantastic. I'm only about halfway through the game and I already feel I've gotten my money's worth.

    After playing Half-Life mods (a Quake II engine game) and Quake III powered games like "Call of Duty" for the last few years I'm excited to see what games id's new technology will help produce.

    Doom 3 isn't all roses... I know the focus of Doom 3 is the excellent single player game, but I can honestly say the multiplayer gameplay hasn't advanced much since the original Doom. I'm sure Quake IV will be the big multiplayer powerhouse for id - I just wish Doom 3 multiplayer had something to offer beyond 1995 era gaming.

    One other minor speed bump... Even with the newest video card drivers installed and having a system that far exceeds the minimum hardware specs, I did have quite a few game crashes and actually lost a couple of quick saves. I understand these types of problems are fairly common for cutting edge games like Doom 3 - it just would have been nice if the bugs weren't there.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/9/2004 8:43:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
    Sorry to get all political, but the dirty old coot has done it again. The Inducing Infringement of Copyrights Act introduced last month by the pant load Sen. Orin Hatch (R-Utah) is ready to hit the floor of the Senate Judiciary Committee today.

    Markham Erickson, general counsel for NetCoalition had this to say about the bill: "The bill as it is currently drafted is extremely broad and not entirely clear. It would, at a minimum, undermine the Sony Betamax decision."

    Since I'm not in a position of any real power, the only way my feeble mind can think of to fight back against this idiotic and close minded jihad against innovation and freedom is to call people (specifically that card carrying Nazi Orin Hatch) childish names.

    A little post script to this tirade... Who the hell keeps voting Orin Hatch (the tool) into office? His grudge against technology stems from when the computer replaced the good old days of typewriters.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 7/22/2004 8:11:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
    A choice quote from a National Education Association spokeswoman (Melinda Anderson) speaking about the MPAA's blatant attempts to sway children regarding copyright issues using prizes and freebies:

    "We want to teach children to be thinking human beings. Not a parrot for some corporate agenda."

    Amen sister.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/13/2004 11:46:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
    Ask yourself this - please answer honestly:

    Should it be legal to make a backup of a piece of software, a movie or a CD that I have purchased legally?

    If you said 'yes' Jack Valenti (the scum sucking maggot dropping), the judges in his pocket and the warped Digital Millennium Copyright Act are calling you a moron!

    If you said 'no' please go goosestep back to Nazi headquarters and leave the rest of us alone.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/10/2004 12:03:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
    Another competitor has entered the fray against Gmail - Walla Mail. The Israeli company is offering the same 1 GB inbox right now if you're too impatient to wait for a Gmail account.

    Not that I'm paranoid, but Google's targeted marketing strategy creeps me out a bit.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 7/8/2004 4:08:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
    Who says that you need drawing ability, original characters or a massive press syndicate to be a hit in the comics biz? Sprite comics are the future.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 7/26/2004 5:32:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
    Sir William Wallace (Braveheart), the Wicked Witch of the West (Wizard of Oz) and the Witch King and a Ring Wraith from "Lord of the Rings" are the n00bs.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 7/16/2004 12:36:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
    A soccer player sporting a frazzled afro, a Tiki warrior, The Emperor (Star Wars) and Tiger Woods (PGA) join the pixel ranks.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 7/13/2004 11:43:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
    Caught this one on ExtraLife!...

    The robots in disguise will be coming to a theater near you. Can't wait to watch Optimus Prime bring da hurt on those hatin' Decepticons.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/2/2004 12:09:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
    Added Stimpson J. Cat of "Ren and Stimpy" to the Television icon gallery.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 7/11/2004 8:30:00 PM | 1 comments | Share
    All sorts of classic cartoon mischief can be found here including an extensive history of everyone's favorite wabbit.

    Sorry folks, Stimpson J. Cat wasn't part of the "Golden Age". Freaking elitists.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/26/2004 3:54:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
    Charlize Theron's bizzaro secret agent turn as Aeon Flux is being held up by a recent injury.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/31/2004 3:49:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
    Growing up I only caught a few episodes, but I remember Peter Falk's Columbo being the ultimate detective - funny, perceptive and half blind.

    Years later I'm hooked on "Monk", a mini-revival of that great detective formula (except he suffers from OCD instead of a dud eye).
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/27/2004 12:05:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
    I was lucky enough to catch a couple episodes of "Monk" on a national network (maybe ABC?) a few months ago and I really developed a taste for this Columbo-esque detective show. Tony Shalhoub (Antonio Scarpacci form "Wings") is the perfect man to carry the torch for Peter Falk. "Monk" normally airs on USA Network so give it a whirl if you are into humorous detective shows.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/9/2004 3:48:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
    While stumbling about the Internet I came upon a lovely little gem. I was totally floored at the amazing craftsmanship than went into this fine artist's portfolio. Simple, elegant, intuitive. Savor it.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 7/29/2004 9:27:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
    The Three Stooges DVD release is getting some attention for it's decision to offer a colorized version in addition to the original black and white version.

    Reminds me of that great "In Living Color" sketch where Ted Turner "colorizes" old movies by using black actors in place of the original white actors.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/11/2004 8:03:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
    Got a 2fer for ya. Download the black and white classic stars of old and the whole "King of the Hill" crew.

    Go get em!
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/8/2004 2:31:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
    Doom 3 is finally here so there's a chance Half-Life 2/Counter-Strike Source will be close behind... right? In celebration of my uncharacteristic optimism here's a pack of Windows CS icons for the true believers.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/5/2004 2:12:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
    No, not in a homoerotic way you perv.

    Sandy Collora, the creator of that cool short film where it's Batman vs. Aliens vs. Predator, has done it again.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/10/2004 12:27:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
    Caught the martial arts epic "Hero" today. Very "Crouching Tigery" in both good and bad ways. The colorful battle backdrops and a couple of really nifty duels make this one worth seeing on the big screen.

    It's interesting that the filmmakers decided to tie such a huge fantasy to China's actual unification. It's like if a movie about the United States had George Washington catching bullets with his teeth.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 9/3/2004 2:52:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
    Just finished the Best of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog DVD. The comedic interview has been elevated to a new level with Triumph and Da Ali G Show characters.

    The Onion A.V. Club recently interviewed Robert Smigel, the mad man behind the crappy plastic puppet.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/27/2004 | 0 comments | Share
    Get in touch with your inner avant garde art AND film critic in one shot... check out some cool live action Flash movie experiments.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 7/9/2004 3:14:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
    In honor of the second season kickoff of "Da Ali G Show" on HBO tonight we've added an entire category for the pride of Staines. Check it!

    Also added a zombie, Yoda (Star Wars) and Zangief (Street Fighter 2).
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 7/18/2004 10:16:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
    For all you Borat fans out there, here's a massive site covering all sorts of behind the scenes goodies in addition to the rantings and ravings of a typical fan site.

    A note of caution to those who have not been initiated into the House of Ali G: a lot of this stuff is extremely offensive when taken out of context. You've been warned.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 9/8/2004 10:23:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
    Couldn't let this masterpiece go unmentioned... Ali G Harvard Commencement.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 7/18/2004 10:28:00 PM | 0 comments | Share
    Added Blockhead, Redwoodman and Popsicleman.
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 7/28/2004 12:12:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
    Added a bunch of Ratchets, a Clank, Ponch, a mime and The Dude from "The Big Lebowski".
    Posted by sedgemonkey at 8/28/2004 2:02:00 AM | 0 comments | Share

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