It’s a proud day when a man gets beaten at chess for the first time by his own son and captain.
I Stumbled Upon a cool site for kids at the BBC. They have a whole bunch of games but I am playing this one: Questionaut Key Stage 2.
It’s a bit like the Python Challenge for little kids.
I am stuck on Stage 6 and was feeling silly because the quiz had been pretty easy up to that point. I tried to google the answer but it turns out that a lot of people are stuck on stage 3 🙂
I decided to stay stuck for a while and not look at the answer. Maybe my son will come to my rescue?
There are more puzzles there. Some easier, some harder. Fantastic site.
I finally succumbed and got Guitar Hero yesterday.
Â I was worried that it would cut into Dylan’s (already tiny) desire to practice his real guitar. But when his friend came over, and they only had one Guitar Hero Les Paul Controller, Dylan graciously let his friend have it and grabbed his real guitar. So his repertoire now includes Paint It Black and School’s Out!.
Oh. And Guitar Hero is the first WII game that I have actually enjoyed playing…at least until Rock Band comes out.
And it was kinda cool seeing my son go down to Georgia to get himself a shining fiddle made of gold.
Y’all are probably up on this stuff already, but Matt just sent me a link to an article about the next 25 years of video games. It was pretty funny. I’d give it 7 out of 10 (“heh. That was pretty funny.”)
Electronic Arts could crank out a Shrek 9 game in a couple of weeks that features nothing more than Shrek standing in your front yard, quietly staring and occasionally farting. The whole time your brain will be telling you it’s the most fun you’ve ever had.
Then I clicked on a story about the The 10 Most Irritatingly Impossible Old-School Video Games which I rate “ooh my cheekbones hurt”.
Saddest moment: Discovering that crouching allows Luke to put a little extra into his jumps, and realizing that the once-menacing star pilot has been reduced to nothing better than a platform-hopping, overweight plumber.
But then I found The 9 Most Bad-ass Bible Verses and snot came out of my nose.
“Emasculated by crushing?” Gah! Everything in the Bible has to be understood in context of the times these people were living in. And, apparently, these people lived in a time when “crushing” the nuts was so common that the crushed-nuts victims were an entire demographic that had to be accounted for in the law.
I don’t think I will sleep tonight. Thanks Matt.