Friday night and the weekend beckons. I’m hacking away at a course essay on a historically significant church figure but despite the lingering study obligations, the mid-semester break has brought a welcome shift in pace.
So, the countdown begins for the All Black’s final week of the tri-nations. It’s should be a fierce encounter. Still, if anything, the rugyb seasons decline is only making me anticipate the onrushing cricket calender more. Australia in India, us in Australia, and then the Calyspo Kings over here. Bring it, summer.
After delay upon delay, Spore was released today. Massively-hyped, and already predicted to sell 2 million units in September, the game that dares to ask what the Drake equation would look like on crack, has this usually sword-n-slash, sometimes pixel-fragger take notice. With complete evolutionary control over rearing a single-celled organism into a civilisation I’m tempted to break my self-imposed gaming hiatus and see if this was worth the wait.
Anyway, a few things off the intraverse; news, links and items of interest – freshly delivered by the ninja tech elves.
- Dr Horrible’s blog gets its sing-along. With the soundtrack available, the official site is now offering the liner notes and lyrics.
- The Deathstar wants its plans back.
- Slay vampires, like online.
- Mark Greene is returning from the dead, and just in time to suture (kinda).
- Flight of the Conchords finds the sunset. Legend status surely awaits.
- Forget science v faith. Its science v chocolates and rose-adorned romance. A Charles Darwin biopic is on the cards. Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connolly star in an announced flick focusing on the tension between Darwin’s loss of belief in a designer God and his love for his religious-committed wife.
- The flickr cosmos. Very cool.
- Vin Diesel fails at sci-fi, again.
- Tabletalk’s issue on New Atheism is available to freely view.
- Great video of Piper on ultimate things (HT: TurretinFan)
- Quote of the week: “Chuck Norris invented black. In fact, he invented the entire spectrum of visible light. Except pink. Tom Cruise invented pink.” (from Dallas News religion blog)