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Ridiculous Movie Ideas #1 and #2

September 6th, 2015 · No Comments

Meet Maddie, and her very own invisible guardian elf, Gerry, one of Lapland’s finest. But when Lapland’s new CEO buys a new robot named SAFETY (Substitute Autonomous Friendly Elf TechnologY)┬áto reduce staffing costs, Gerry’s decides to defeat the robot in a head-to-head trial, no matter what. Disaster ensues, and Gerry, Maddie, and the robot [...]

Tags: adrian · film · oxford · silly


September 13th, 2014 · No Comments

We open on two college students driving through the woods at night. One is peering at the bright screen of their phone, giving directions.
“Can’t this piece of junk go any faster?”
“If you want to get out and push, you’re welcome.”
“I heard that if you get to the party before anyone else, you get, like, a [...]

Tags: film · silly · tech

A Tale from the Academy

December 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

To my utter amazement, I turned my computer on this morning to discover an email from none other than Kurt McAllister! As far as I was aware, communications between Earth and Perplex City were strictly monitored, and as you might imagine, these days I simply don’t have the clearance to send or receive anything at [...]

Tags: adrian · arg · games · perplexcity · silly

What if the Civilization music had lyrics?

September 26th, 2010 · No Comments

Bonus 11th Civilization post!

Tags: arg · civilization · music · silly

Ernst Choukula

January 7th, 2009 · 3 Comments

There’s been some ruckus about a History class at George Mason University in which students created a hoax about an ‘Edward Owens’, the “Last American Pirate”. They made a blog, put up some YouTube videos, and most annoyingly, created an article on Wikipedia.
I find these hoaxes tiresome. We all know that it’s easy to publish [...]

Tags: arg · edu · silly

Bill Murray

May 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

I always found it a little odd how Bill Murray seemed to be so dismissive of Ghostbusters, and more recently, Groundhog Day. When I watched them properly a few years ago (i.e. when I was an adult and could understand all the jokes), I wondered what his problem was. As I saw some of his [...]

Tags: silly · tv · video

Life on Mars: 2041

May 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I finished watching Life on Mars a few weeks ago, and have become mildly obsessed with it. This tends to happen with any good book, TV show or movie that I see – I end up wanting to use elements in games or other projects, until the next shiny thing comes along.
After a few beers [...]

Tags: adrian · future · silly · tv

Brief thoughts on futile presents

January 9th, 2008 · 1 Comment

There exists a class of products – DVD boardgames, TV tie-in books, themed calendars – that I believe no-one actually buys for themselves. Instead, they are only bought as Christmas presents for other people who ‘like cars’ or ‘watch 24′. There are obviously other products that are only bought as gifts, the most obvious being [...]

Tags: shopping · silly

A Suit’s Story

January 1st, 2008 · 2 Comments

I’d heard about Todd McEwen’s famous essay about Cary’s Grant’s suit in North by Northwest (’North By Northwest isn’t a film about what happens to Cary Grant, it’s about what happens to his suit’) but I’d never gotten around to reading it. It turns out it’s online, and it’s a brilliant, hilarious read, getting more [...]

Tags: film · silly

The A-Team Formula

November 29th, 2007 · 3 Comments

I can’t remember why I looked up The A-Team on Wikipedia a few months ago. Perhaps it was research for some long-forgotten game idea, or perhaps I was just really bored. Chances are it was a combination of the two. What I found, however, wasn’t just a typical Wikipedia ‘article-by-consensus’ – thorough, but long-winded and [...]

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