But “The Often Bailey” is a terrible name for a blog.
courtesy of Zeurel on deviantART
Seriously. Sir Richard Branson, whose name may ring a bell in your head as the world’s most badass multibillionaire by far, is building a ship with a drill on the front of it that will take him INTO A VOLCANO. Don’t believe me? Here it is:
Head on over to virgin.com and check it out. It’s for reals. Not only that, but Tom Hanks, Seth Green, and Will.i.am are going with him on the first trip. Stephen Hawking has paid for a ticket on another trip, and so has Arnold Schwarzenegger. Is it just me, or does reality increasingly seem to be based on movies? Oh, and the article mentions that the price tag for reserving a seat is $1Million, which actually doesn’t seem that expensive considering what you get. Assuming you live.
In case you haven’t heard of or played the game Canabalt yet, I suggest you immediately go do so, and make sure that your volume is turned up as loud as possible. It’s a retro-looking sidescrolling game that asks you to do only one thing: Run for your life. The only control you have is when your character jumps, and getting the timing down can be very frustrating, but very addicting. The game measures the distance you run, and the goal is obviously to run the furthest distance. The music in this game is cool enough to stand on its own, so as I mentioned before, make sure your speakers are on. You can play at the game’s official site, or you can play over at Kongregate so that you can compare your scores to your friends’ scores. If you do use Kongregate, go ahead and add me to your friends, my username is braveyoungjables.
If you loved watching Toonami on Cartoon Network back in the day, head on over to Twitter and let [adult swim] know about it! If their tone of tweet is to be believed, they are considering bringing it back. This seems to have started as an April Fool’s joke, but I am cautiously optimistic that it is now entering the realm of possibility. Make sure to use #BringBackToonami . Let’s do this, children of the late 90s!
courtesy of If We Don’t, Remember Me
I think I know where you should start getting your ideas for movies: deviantArt. Case in point:
No established backstory, no fans to piss off. Just a few lucky artists who get a nice payoff for the rights to use their pieces as a conceptual jumping-off point. Everyone wins. Especially me,
because I get to watch a movie with witch doctors RIDING GODDAMNED DINOSAURS.
P.S. I fully intend to continue to make suggestions of this nature until someone notices.