8-bit NES on your Desktop

Ever felt like playing Duck Hunt at work? Or Super Mario Bros.? Or Zelda? Or any of the 500+ games that came out for the Nintendo?

Well, here’s your chance. A Java-Based website that allows you to play any of the Original 8 bit Nintendo ROMs.

Check it out —————-> Virtual NES


Obama x MLK

Barack Obama : MLK Day speech at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in Harvey, Illinois.

The dude is playing his cards pretty well.

Hold your Wee for a Wii (and Die)

In the “saddest story ever” category, this little number from the New York Times is nominated.

A woman dies during a radio station contest. The prize was a Nintendo Wii. She was hoping to win it for her kids.

The contest? Drink as much water as possible without going to the bathroom.

She died of water intoxication.

Too High a Price for Wii? by Thomas Zeller for the New York Times.

the most beautiful place on earth

The New York Times ran a travel article recently on my favorite place on the planet, Big Sur, California. When I lived in California, I was only a 20 minute drive north from this place, and trust me when I say I went as often as possible. I have yet in my life found a place as serene, as beautiful, as wholly fulfilling as those cliffs, those beaches, those trails. Just thinking about it now gives me chills.

Big Sur without the crowds by Gregory Dicum for the New York Times.

Honestly, it was like another planet. That’s how awesome it was. Not to mention that along one of the hiking trails, you would come across some natural hot springs. You have not lived life until you skinny dip with a beautiful girl in some hot springs, then jump in a cool mountain creek afterwards. Every nerve ending on your body is heightened in sensitivity. Needless to say, bring a blanket.

obama, cocaine, and the media

Of course, you knew this was going to happen. It was only a matter of time before someone was going to bring up Barack Obama’s admission of past marijuana and cocaine use as a negative.

The Washington Post ran this article accentuating the possibility that his candor concerning his illicit past would come back to haunt him. This article has caused an avalanche of opinions and is bringing a lot of messy things to the surface.

Sometimes it doesn’t pay to be honest.

Halo 3 in Iraq

Someone on a Gamespot Forum posted that Bungie Software, the makers of the Halo series for Microsoft, recently sent 24 XBOX360 dev kits over to Iraq for the soldiers to beta test Halo 3.

I have conflicting opinions about this. On one hand, it’s a nice gesture to send the troops anything. We all know they need all the support they can get. Halo 3 is one of the most anticipated titles of the new year.

Conversely, how appropriate is it to send a multiplayer shooting game to soldiers entrenched in a war zone to test? Are they asking if the killing mechanics are “life-like” enough? Will this be somehow tied into a viral marketing campaign [“Battle Tested and Approved by America’s Fighting Forces!”]?


mr. dynamite

It’s been a few days, and I still can’t believe James Brown is dead. The guy was probably one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.

Here is a crazy dope 10 minute mix of some of JB’s greatest breaks. Download it. Bump it.

James Brown 40th Anniversary mix by Salaam Remi.