This is jonadair's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following jonadair's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
jonadair
Recent Activity
The ice cream episode is my favorite - not coincidentally probably the drunkest one. But "When did we add confetti?" in the 4th of July one is my favorite moment.
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2012 on Internet (a love song) at WWdN: In Exile
1 reply
The iPod/iPhone Dropbox app has a decent PDF viewer. You probably want to "favorite" the PDF first to store a copy locally for speed. I'd love the heck out of some Car Wars (or Illuminati) on a tablet. Maybe the combination of cheap Android tablets and the free SDK will drive some interesting stuff too.
1 reply
Asteroids, Phoenix, and finally Tempest - The Pick Kwik on the way to and from middle school. The one where I'd spend part of my lunch money on a Mountain Dew every morning (25 cents after the 10 cent refund for returning the glass bottle). That back corner is where we learned the arcade etiquette of lining up your quarter for a future game and also how to make the classic fake fart sound with an armpit. Chiller always bring me back to Flippers, a full-blown arcade near our midnight movie theater. Chiller was the last-ditch game when you were broke because it was set to award free games if you scored high enough. We could play for an hour on one quarter before going on to fall asleep halfway through The Wall or Rocky Horror.
1 reply
David Friedman did a photo profile of the inventor, Michael Rosenberg: http://www.davidfriedmanphoto.com/blog/2008/11/inventor-portrait-michael-rosenberg.html
1 reply
Steven Jackson needs a free Car Wars Lite, like a rework of Mini Car Wars.
1 reply
And a real bookstore with new and used. And a Coke/soda/pop machine that sells real drinks with real sugar in real glass bottles.
1 reply
For my birthday in 5th grade, I got the Holmes blue book set with B2 and chits instead of dice. (Somebody needs to make a tshirt about those chits.) It looked cool but I couldn't figure out how the "turns" in this new game worked, so it took a few months before I found someone that knew how things worked. I still have the ratty, taped together, partially colored old blue basic book. I got it out so my 9 y/o daughter could see what it's like to play old-school pencil and paper instead of Neverwinter Nights, but it just isn't the same without having a few players around her age.
1 reply
Funny. My 9 y/o daughter and I were just clearing out those same caves last weekend. Multiplayer Neverwinter Nights + user-contributed content = years of fun for $20 / person.
1 reply
Also, Peter Bowerman (The Well-Fed Writer) now has The Well-Fed Self-Publisher out.
Toggle Commented Mar 3, 2009 on a few self-publishing resources at WWdN: In Exile
1 reply
It seems nearly impossible to actually purchase it, but the Cabala bootleg boxed set is an awesome listen. Disc 1 is practically a "making the band" in music.
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2009 on getting the led out at WWdN: In Exile
1 reply
My 5 year old was so excited: "It's the guy that does the voice of Beaker!" www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KANI2dpXLw
1 reply
My 5 year old was so excited: "It's the guy that does the voice of Beaker!" www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KANI2dpXLw
1 reply
sudo make me a pot pie
1 reply
sudo make me a pot pie
1 reply
Yeah, surely you've dropped "Drive Offensively" on him. Fnord.
1 reply
Yeah, surely you've dropped "Drive Offensively" on him. Fnord.
1 reply
I had I think the same sinus surgery about 16 years ago. Until recently I was getting 2-4 sinus infections a year. I now swear by Flonase (or the generic). Any time I get any sinus or throat stuff I hit the Flonase twice a day for 2-3 days and I coast right through without developing a sinus infection.
Toggle Commented Sep 4, 2008 on it's the only way to be sure at WWdN: In Exile
1 reply
I had I think the same sinus surgery about 16 years ago. Until recently I was getting 2-4 sinus infections a year. I now swear by Flonase (or the generic). Any time I get any sinus or throat stuff I hit the Flonase twice a day for 2-3 days and I coast right through without developing a sinus infection.
Toggle Commented Sep 4, 2008 on it's the only way to be sure at WWdN: In Exile
1 reply
Wow. I don't even remember my first time. Rocky became our default midnight movie if no greats like Platoon or Die Hard or Return to Horror High were playing. The last time I remember going was Halloween night in Atlanta. It was a much more elaborate setting than what I grew up with. My college roommate almost punched me when I outed him as a virgin. Just the other night we were talking about our dream cast for a remake: Eddie Izzard as Frankenfurter, Jack Black as Eddie, ... and that was as far as we could agree on.
1 reply
Wow. I don't even remember my first time. Rocky became our default midnight movie if no greats like Platoon or Die Hard or Return to Horror High were playing. The last time I remember going was Halloween night in Atlanta. It was a much more elaborate setting than what I grew up with. My college roommate almost punched me when I outed him as a virgin. Just the other night we were talking about our dream cast for a remake: Eddie Izzard as Frankenfurter, Jack Black as Eddie, ... and that was as far as we could agree on.
1 reply
I started in 1979 with the blue book basic set. With "chits" since they couldn't get dice made fast enough. I never met him, but I owe a lot to Gary's legacy.
1 reply
I started in 1979 with the blue book basic set. With "chits" since they couldn't get dice made fast enough. I never met him, but I owe a lot to Gary's legacy.
1 reply
I can't believe your recovery is taking so long. I'm not quite sure what you had done up there. About 16 years ago had two turbinates removed and the septum straightened which massively reduced my congestion and allergy suffering. I remember the recovery sucking but nowhere near this bad especially once the packing was out. It seems like I was back to normal in two weeks. Hang in there. It was worth it.
Toggle Commented Feb 26, 2008 on notice whom for wheels are turning at WWdN: In Exile
1 reply
I can't believe your recovery is taking so long. I'm not quite sure what you had done up there. About 16 years ago had two turbinates removed and the septum straightened which massively reduced my congestion and allergy suffering. I remember the recovery sucking but nowhere near this bad especially once the packing was out. It seems like I was back to normal in two weeks. Hang in there. It was worth it.
Toggle Commented Feb 26, 2008 on notice whom for wheels are turning at WWdN: In Exile
1 reply
You're going to host a Tron-themed reality show similar to American Gladiator.
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2008 on announcing announcements at WWdN: In Exile
1 reply