Archive for: July, 2007
So I was listening to Pandora Internet radio while I worked, as I occasionally do, and an ad filled in around the user interface. Normally these wrap-around banners are for something like Smirnoff Twist or the Baconator from Wendy’s.
I like bacon as much as the next guy, but it’s cruel to wrap a heavily photoshopped image of a hot juicy burger dripping with bacon around the Pandora’s now playing album section.
Luckily, this new advert was different. It was for Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80′s. Not only was it fairly attractive, it was not tempting me with virtual bacon, and it turned out to be quite useful. It politely offered the option of adding one of three shared 80′s radio stations: Rock, Punk, or New Wave.
These new pre-fab Pandora stations slot in right next to your own personal stations (you know, the ones that you have meticulously groomed for days-on-end with a litany of thumbs up or down). Who woulda thunk: cool looking video game ads, now bearing gifts! RedOctane’s marketing department has done their polygonal rock stars proud. This is some Pandora on Pandora action I can get behind.
Now for people to stop writing GH erotic fan fiction.
Oh, GAF. You so silly sometimes.
A thread pops up a couple of days ago dedicated to video game T-shirts, so obviously my interest is peaked. After a few
clichecute Threadless designs, the thread degrades into hyper-geek mode as shirts with saying such as “There’s no place like 127.0.0.1″ and “I PINGed your mom and got 100% packet loss” show up.
Seemingly to get the thread back on track, someone posts a “pretty cool MGS2 shirt:”
This had me stumped for a second. I seemed to have missed the part where Snake went to the Bahamas, and all Raiden got was this lousy T-shirt. Spoiler tags let me off the hook. This is not a MGS2 shirt.
But now the question remains where is it from? The usual checking of the URL for image hosting yielded no clues. All I’m left with now is the image of a Masonic nightmare crashing through my 1983 four color CGA monitor. Our resident printing expert Sofie from Image Foundry was quick to notice this oversized print looks like a cut-n-sew job. I guess I will have to resurrect the two day old thread and in an act of utter and complete lameness ask, “Where is this from?”
A first post appears. Command?