February 15, 2013
The Weeklies #246
The Weekly Best Videogame. Beercade, the video game that rewards high scores with beer.
The Weekly Read. Robin Sloan wrote one of the most compellingly wonderful geekfests with Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore. When I saw he had an earlier novella out - Annabel Scheme, I bought it immediately and plowed through it. The verdict? It's odd and quirky yet compelling. Not nearly as compelling as Mr. Penumbra, but still a good read. It also proved that Sloan is obsessed with Google. While not calling them out by name as he did in Mr. Penumbra, his fascination is obvious.
The Weekly Quote. Overheard while Owen took a shower: "Yep, my armpits are clean...now to clean my nipples."
The Weekly TV. House Of Cards. The Netflix-original series is masterful. Kevin Spacey is brilliant and while we're only four episodes in, I can't wait to see how this all turns out. Also, if government is really like this we're incredibly fucked.
The Weekly Lesson Learned. Having a sneezing fit with a face full of shaving cream is highly not fun.
The Weekly Gadget Purchase. To replace a pair of old Apple earbuds, I picked up a pair of their new earpods. See, I have a really nice pair of high-end earbuds which are great but they almost block too much external noise when I'm at work. I wanted something a little less high-end. As it turns out, the new Apple buds are pretty damn nice, incredibly comfortable, and sound incredible next to their older siblings.
The Weekly Sex Toy. The Crave Duet. It's a vibrator that has a detachable thumb drive that can store 16 GB of data. Because, you know, naturally you'll want to page through family photos or edit some important work docs after you get done...you know...
The Weekly Question. When will I possibly find time to shower today?