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Thursday, May 08, 2021

The latest and greatest addicting online timewaster from the Flash gamemasters at Pixeljam: Dino Run (probably have more luck loading the game from the mirror site):

A giant asteroid has crash landed and extinction may just be inevitable. You are a Velociraptor — and you should probably start running for your life! Run, jump, catch a ride with a Pterodactyl, eat power-up plants & other things, save all the dino eggs you can!

Jump into the multiplayer and test your speed against your fellow dinos as you race for glory — and to avoid extinction!

It’s dead simple as far as gameplay: Just keep your finger pressed down on the right-arrow key at all costs. Unless you want to experience the Big Black Wall of Doom coming from the left. Which, actually, you should do, just once — it’s as fearsome as a retro-pixelated disaster scene gets.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 05/08/2021 11:24:32 PM
Category: Internet, Videogames
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It was cruel, but admittedly novel as far as Web vandalism goes: The forums section of the Epilepsy Foundation of America was hacked recently, with hundreds of seizure-inducing blink-animated images, and links to such images, being planted on the forum pages.

This reminds me: I’m thinking that MySpace, in general, would be off-limits to epileptics. Considering that design atrocities like this (adjust volume accordingly before clicking) are allowed to roam freely in that online garden.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 05/08/2021 10:55:30 PM
Category: Internet, True Crime
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keystone kraziness
The National Hockey League Eastern Conference Final begins tomorrow night between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers. This all-Pennsylvania playoff series has the Keystone State all geeked up, as fans from each city are plotting public-monument desecrations in the rival towns.

Top target in Philly: The statue of Rocky.

The attack may have already happened overnight - just as a similar outrage was apparently committed by Montreal Canadien fans during the previous hockey series.

The evidence: On the pavement in front of the bronze Italian Stallion lay a black No. 87 Sidney Crosby jersey around 9:30 this morning. The sleeves appeared to have been cut off, perhaps to facilitate draping it over Rocky.

In retaliation, Brotherly Lovers are putting the cross-state call out:

I am recruiting a Philly native and loyal Flyers fan that is living in Pittsburgh to place a Flyers jersey on a significant landmark in Pittsburgh (panther statue on Pitt campus, in front of Mellon Arena or anything you can think of) and send me a photo of it to submit to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

It’s all pretty childish, but hey, both cities are thirsting for a championship. Nice to see some passion for the postseason. And at this rate, I think Pennsylvania is giving Minnesota a run for its money for that “State of Hockey” moniker.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 05/08/2021 08:37:27 PM
Category: Hockey, Movies
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