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Friday, September 30, 2021

I guess it speaks to how central prominent videogames have been in my life when a National Weather Service hurricane-generation program brings to mind the old SimCity game, with its option for tossing disasters at your fledgling metropole (although hurricanes aren’t among the acts of God available; tornadoes are, though).

Given the current increased sensitivity to hurricane disaster, Tom thinks the existence of this online plaything might spark protest.

I doubt that. Now, if the NWS were to introduce a giant-lizard disaster scenario, ala SimCity — that might raise some eyebrows.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 09/30/2005 08:17pm
Category: Videogames, Weather
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News from the lightweight division undercard for the big Tarver-Jones III boxing match at the St. Pete Times Forum:

[Almazbek] Raiymkulov has been known by his nickname, Kid Diamond, since turning pro in 2001, but said he was now going by Dr. Evil.

Both of Raiymkulov’s parents are doctors, and evil has a meaner ring to it than Kid Diamond, presumably.

I wonder what the Doctor’s getting paid for his fight with Nate Campbell tomorrow? Oh, of course: “ONE MILL-I-ON DOLLARS!”

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 09/30/2005 02:22pm
Category: Movies, Other Sports
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