It’s almost Halloween and that means it’s time for another Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror episode. Although I haven’t watched the Simpsons regularly in years, I always watch the Treehouse of Horror of episodes. I’ve recorded everyone and each year I update my DVD (now 4 DVDs) with the newest episode. While they’re not as good as they used to be, each one usually has a few classis moments. Here are two of my favorites:
Time Travel Nightmare
No TV and No Beer Makes Homerâ€¦
Here’s Carter’s Halloween costume for 2008. The hat, whip, gun, and pouch were all gifts from Dad (birthday and other). The cloths were all items in his closet. A little brown makeup for a 5-oâ€™clock shadow and the look was complete.
This has got to be one of my favorite costumes (although heâ€™s only dressed up 5 times). I think I like it because itâ€™s partially homemade or not a store bought kit. It looks more real.
Anything is way better than the plastic shirts and masks we had as a kid.
Riley is dressing up as Charlie Brownâ€”because what baby doesnâ€™t look like Charlie Brown. Photos of that to come.
This was given out to campers at a recent Boy Scout weekend camp out. I find it absolutely hilarious. Noting like a little promotion to the future Budweiser drinkers of America. It looks like theyâ€™ve donated this water to hurricane devastated areas and other good causes. Good intentions definitely, but still funny for a Boy Scout camping trip.
I wonder what Marlboro donated?
Reading an interview on Kotaku about Diablo III and I ran across this great quote:
It seems like a ton of work, not only creating each of the skills but determining how they function with runes attached, but Jay assured me it wasn’t a problem for Blizzard.
"We have a saying at Blizzard when something looks like too much work. How about we pay you? You can work on it, and every two weeks we’ll cut you a check."
What a great way of saying â€œdo your job.â€
The Outbreak is billed as an interactive experience. Itâ€™s an online Choose Your Own Adventure novel and after playing it, Iâ€™d say itâ€™s done perfectly.
You watch short clips of a film (this one is about a Zombie outbreak) and every 30-seconds to one-minute, you are presented with a choice. The interface is done very well and the breaks between choosing and playing the next scene are almost seamless.
If youâ€™re like me and you make the wrong choice (lots of times), there is a tree-view that lets you see all the chapter points youâ€™ve selected. It colors successful choices blue and failures as red. One successful choices can (and does) lead to multiple dead ends.
Again, itâ€™s really well done. The visuals are professional looking (a bit graphic â€“ itâ€™s Zombies) and the web interface is perfect.
Check out http://www.survivetheoutbreak.com/ and try it your self.