How to interview a politician.A tiny snippet from Jeremy Paxman's interview with Silvio Berlusconi.Some might not know who Berlusconi is: he's a media tycoon, 3 time Prime Minister of Italy and is generally regarded as the face of political vice and corruption in Europe.Many won't know who Paxman is: he's the brick that the BBC throw at people like Berlusconi. His questions being so blunt that it's nigh on impossible to wriggle out of answering them without looking more of a prat than you did at the start.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rEqiC8ItM8I'm pretty sure that Paxman also hates that fact that you, whoever you are, share the same planet as him:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVaZwJn-ZcMThese aren't outtakes. This stuff airs
I'm changing my name.That's right. I'm changing my DA name.I've thought long and hard and have decided to change it toooooo.........................................."jollyjack".That's right; i'm one of the few artists here on DA that seems content with my name. That; and I think changing a "brand" simply because you can, after you've spent time and energy building up an audience is f**king stupid.I've been here for years. I've operated on the internet under "jollyjack" for longer. If I changed that now it would be monumentally confusing to people that follow my work, which, in turn, would have an effect on revenue.There are a ton of artists here whose work I keenly follow, and I think they're kinda shooting themselves in the foot by doing this.Kinda reminds be of those little label-making things everyone's been given on at least one Christmas as a kid: you unwrap it, you find out what it does and you spend the rest of the day punching out new tags for everything. Even if they'
US Government denies existance of Mermaids>>>>http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18692830Really? I mean; really?The US National Ocean Service had to make a statement that Mermaids do not in fact exist, after they were bombarded by enquiries regarding them in the wake of a programme aired by the Discovery Channel."Mermaids: The Body Found" was a work of fiction but was mistaken by a number of people to be a documentary.I'm guessing they're the same people for whom warnings are printed on Harry Potter broomsticks, reading "Caution: Does not actually fly".......
Skyrim - First ImpressionsPicked up a cheapo copy of Skyrim today. First impressions: this game is so inside the box, it's inside a smaller box.Tolkien was, undeniably, a genius, but, for the love of creativity and dynamism; read another f**king book, people.There's a world of culture, history and myth out there to seek inspiration from! Fantasy should be an exciting, twisted reflection of the world around us, not an endless stream of pirated Lord of the Rings DVDs.
Batfleck Forever.In keeping with the apparent theme of casting actors whose presence just don’t match the characters they’re meant to be portraying: the role of Lex Luthor in the next Superman flick has now been filled.Lex Luthor: A manipulative mastermind. A hugely successful industrialist. A brilliant businessman apparently born to be both the brains and figurehead of a multinational mega corporation. A man whose actions got him all the way to the White House. A man who is as charming and commanding as he is evil and power-hungry.A man being played by Jesse Eisenberg, the weedy guy that played Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network……and whose voice sounds like a duck being raped by a chipmunk.
The End of the Twinkie?http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2012/11/16/hostess-twinkies-ding-dongs-wonder-bread-going-out-of-business/1708409/World War 3 may just be months away, with much of the middle east currently being blown apart by missiles and the locals setting their neighbours on fire, but the real news is that the Twinkie, the USA's primary contribution to world cuisine, could cease to be."You eat those?" I hear people ask. Hell no. Never eaten one in my life. There's something about their unnatural, chemical-yellow colour and that they have a half-life rather than a use-by date that just sets off one too many alarm-bells.In fact, I'm pretty sure that if you read the print on the pack, you'll find asbestos to be a key ingredient.Even John McClane can't keep one down, and he took out a building full of terrorists with nothing but his bare feet and a Santa hat.Which leads to my point: Without the Twinkie, there are SO many lines from SO many classic movies that future generations just a
Strange and exotic foods.The USA is the loudest nation on Earth. Its culture is presented to the rest of the planet in all forms of media, and has been for the decades that I've been parked in front of the TV. Kids in remote corners of the world grow up watching Sesame Street. I did, and as a result say "Zee" instead of "Zed", which pissed off my English teacher something fierce.For those that take my jibes, barbs and sarcasm too seriously: I have no problem with that kind of cultural permeation. Far from it. I find it rather fascinating.It has however led to a few "WTF?" moments. Questions as to what those crazy Yanks are talking about, as there is nothing comparable elsewhere. They're never in regards to anything major. Just little cultural quirks that have never escaped beyond the borders and, as such, are seen by outsiders as a total f**king mystery.Things like "S'mores"."S'more" is a word I've heard and read since the 80s."Let's make S'mores""Can we have S'mores?"What the hell are you people talkin
You know what your D'n'D game needs? Penguins.A little something a talented cohort of mine has been working on: http://www.pureevilminiatures.com/realm-of-lorcraft.htmlEver since "Lorcraft" cropped up in Sequential Art, I've been working on an RPG system for an actual, pen-and-paper Lorcraft game and have a few really good ideas that should (in theory) work.It's a ways off yet, though. It's the kind of thing that'll need some serious playtesting, and I have a zillion other projects to conclude first (LITTLEVICTORYLITTLEVICTORYLITTLEVICTORY!)
Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho.You know what I've always felt Christmas eve lacks?Paranoia and a sense of impending doom.The "party game" I just picked up should do the trick.Each player gets a Nerf gun, the name of a target and the location in the house where they have to shoot them at some point over the course of the evening.Nothing says "Christmas" like an assassination contract......yes. I have been playing Hitman too long.
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Queue here.Heh heh.I was digging through my archives again. Forgot I made this little game: http://www.soloendeavour.com/Queue.zip