Archive for January, 2008


January 28, 2008


I was listening to last week’s Major Nelson podcast this morning, and he mentioned that someone had sent him some candy from Japan, and one of them was a Cantalope-flavored Kit Kat.  Which just sounds disgusting.  And then I ran across Strawberry Cheetos on The Consumerist.  Um.  Yuk.  Do people really like these things??


Happy Anniversary, LEGO Blocks!

January 28, 2008


I love it when Google mixes up their logo for holidays and special events.  My brother pointed out the one for today.  LEGO is awesome.  If I had just a tiny fraction of artistic ability, I’d love to be a LEGO sculpture artist.



January 25, 2008


When Marie Lupe Cooley, 41, of Jacksonville, Fla., saw a help-wanted ad in the newspaper for a position that looked suspiciously like her current job — and with her boss’s phone number listed — she assumed she was about to be fired.

So, police say, she went to the architectural office where she works late Sunday night and erased 7 years’ worth of drawings and blueprints, estimated to be worth $2.5 million.

There’s only one problem, aside from being busted for it.

As for the job, Cooley originally wasn’t in danger of losing it. The ad was for Hutchins’ (the bosses) wife’s company.

Too funny.  Or as Paul Harvey would say, now you know the rest of the story.  ZarkSeven… good day!


Graffiti Artists Target Chipotle

January 23, 2008

Chipotle Billboard

I wouldn’t condone graffiti, but his is pretty good. They’re referencing the accusation by some tomato picker’s association that Chipotle buys tomatoes from people who don’t pay their pickers enough. Or something. There’s an article about it in the Rocky Mountain News.

I’m not crazy about Chipotle. All their food tastes pretty much the same to me. Just “meh.” And the chips are lime-flavored or something. Yuk.

Thanks to for the picture. Scott Johnson rocks.


Gizmodo and TV-B-Gone

January 10, 2008

Update 1/14/08: 

Apparently some sourpusses at CES were not happy about the prank, and have banned a Gizmodo writer from future CES shows because of the prank.

A Gizmodo writer has been banned from CES for a prank. But when I see some fellow press damning us for the joke, I feel sorry for them: When did journalists become the protectors of corporations? When did this industry, defined by pranksters like Woz, get so serious and in-the-pocket of big business? This is totally pathetic.

Motorola, who got the worst of the pranking in the video, said “no harm no foul” according to the article.  Lighten up!  Maybe that’s why CES is trending towards irrelevancy, like E3 did on the gaming side of things.

Original Post: posted a video of some mischief they created at CES with the TV-B-Gone device.  As they say on their blog…

We shut off a TV. And then another. And then a wall of TVs. And we just couldn’t stop.

Check out the video on their site.  It’s the funniest thing I’ve seen in awhile.


Zark’s Top 10 Games of 2007

January 2, 2008

I generally try to avoid giving a rating or classification to games, as it’s very subjective and often doesn’t mean anything from person to person.  But people have been clamoring for me to do a Top 10 list for 2007, and I’m bowing to the pressure.

My list is very subjective, and only pertains to games that I’ve played.  I don’t play some genres, so games in those genres are not included, even though they may be very good games that others would pick for their top 10 (I’m looking at you, Call of Duty 4, Rock Band, Guitar Hero III).  So without further ado….

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