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Kai - Le Kommunique:
I speak on behalf of the Spanish Armada. - (2001-01-03)

Tony - Digital Garbage:
Snow Rocks - (2001-03-07)

Dan - The Word:
Anime: It's not just for breakfast any more! - (2001-03-07)

Jason - The Gospel According To Bigfoot:
A Brief Look at the State of Comics - (2001-03-07)

Guest - Jared Goldberg:
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Samba De Amigo
(2001-03-13 - video game)
Silent Hill
(2001-03-11 - video game)
Planning for the GDC
(2001-03-07 - field trip)

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Hight Tide in Savannah GA!
(2001-03-16 - Frisbe Tourny)
Snow Sphinx!
(2001-03-05 - Snow Mayhem)
Karaoke! @ Ichiban
(2001-02-25 - Silliness)

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Enemy at the Gates
(2001-03-16 - Film)
Best in Show
(2001-03-13 - Film)
Secretive CXM Multimedia Project
(2001-03-08 - Secret)

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Massive Sleep Deprivation
(2001-03-13 - idiocy)
Good Bye Chunky Rice
(2001-02-26 - Comic)
Shadow of the Vampire
(2001-01-28 - Movie)

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March 19, 2001

Fear not! I have returned. A conspiracy of coincidences prevented me from addressing our adoring public on Friday, but Jason stepped in to save the day from certain destruction. But now your savior is nowhere in sight, and I have you once again in my merciless clutches!

Let's start off with what you've all been waiting for: the first installment of our Spring Break Sketch Extravaganza. The first episode here covers Dan and Jason's exploits in Scotland. Don't forget to share your enjoyment with friends and family.

And as I promised before, today we are unveiling to the world our never before seen secretive CXM multimedia project. I am afraid that in the end the best I could do was compress it down to 14.1 megs. I'm sorry that this is a bit large for those of you on slower modem connections, but I'm going to endeavor to compress a smaller version for the dialup users. Fourteen megabytes shouldn't be too bad for those of you on high bandwith connections. You can find it on our Extras page or you can go directly to jail, do not pass go, do not collect $200. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed putting it together. Let me know your feedback in the forums.

Last Friday I saw Enemy at the Gates, and I did enjoy it. The battle between the snipers Jude Law and Ed Harris was really the best part of the film, and though Rachel Weisz is lovely, the love triangle seemed a bit cliche. A friend asked me how it compared to Saving Private Ryan, and I really had to say that they were very similar films. Though Enemy deals with the Eastern Russian front and Ryan with the Western American front, both were mainly concerned with the personal interests of the characters against the larger background of the war. Even in Enemy, we are rarely shown any picture larger than the taking of Stalingrad (in itself, a massive campaign). Anyway, if you have the means, I highly recommend you check out the film and let us know what you think.

Also today had the pleasure of going to watch the Harry Potter trailer in a movie theatre without having to sit through a feature film! A special UK only event had theaters across the country showing the trailer repeatedly for an hour for free. I dropped into my local cinema and watched it three times straight (which took, of course, less than 5 minutes). The sound was spectacular, as was seeing it on the big screen. Lots of fun, and free to boot! Can't wait for this film. Maybe it's time to start rereading the books, even though I just read them last year. Never too soon, I guess.

This week's posts will most likely be shorter than usual as I have guests to entertain, including our favorite artist. Don't forget to drop by on Wednesday for our second installment in our Spring Break Sketch Extravaganza!


Dan Moren's sniper skills are still relegated toRogue Spear.

Quote of the Day: "On this film we’re doing, we call him “Slam Jackson”, because it just seems like a cool nickname, but I don’t call him that to his face ‘cause I’m afraid he’ll kick my ass. "

-Ben Affleck on Samuel L. Jackson



All text and images ©2000 by Jason, Kai, Dan, Tony, and Mecha Gaijin. He WILL kick your ass. Instant superfine!
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