V.19 No.36 |
Main Street Oberlin
Death comes for the arch-bear-shop
John Bear gets cold, complains about it
By John Bear [ Fri Sep 10 2010 4:31 PM ]
Being sick in the summer sucks.
I prefer to be a vector for infectious disease in the winter. It makes more sense to be wrapped in a blanket, slurping down chicken soup and not going outside in the colder months.
Alas, I was stricken with some sort of evil microbial funk this week. It started in my head and moved to my lungs. I prayed for death, but death was on vacation (I'm a dramatic sick person.)
I drank Robitussin until the floor became liquid and the cat spoke in tongues, laid prone for extended periods, took showers in a futile effort to clear my blocked head openings and cursed the almighty (Okay, really dramatic.)
The worst part about this affliction was the timing. I started my brand new staff job at the Weekly Alibi. There was no way I was calling in. I couldn't be that guy, the guy who calls in his first week.
But a dilemma emerged: I also don't want to be the guy who comes to work when he is sick, spewing germs all over his coworkers. That's a good way to make friends, infecting others with pestilence.
In the end I came to work, germs and all.
It didn't turn out that bad. I had the best interview in months. I asked a bunch of hard hitting questions and got the “This interview is over” handshake from the interviewee.
The joke's on him. He's probably lying prone somewhere, slurping soup and wondering, “How the hell did I get sick? It's summer.”
V.19 No.29 |
This Week In Games 7.23.10
By John Bee [ Fri Jul 23 2010 8:38 PM ]
Microsoft Kinect finally gets a price. Is $150 too much to have your television watch you?
Julian Murdoch's MAME cabinet, Part 3.
American McGee still has it, whatever it is. Alice: Madness Returns teaser.
The previously Britain-only Doctor Who adventure games are now available (exclusively) from Direct-2-Drive.
Also at Comic-con, a Dead Space 2 animated feature and graphic novel reveal.
For all you stealth assassination fans out there, there's going to be a Hitman 5.
Eurogamer has put together an extended time lapse of Red Dead Redemption's stunning environments.
StarCraft 2 is out this coming Tuesday, and Blizzard dropped this sweet trailer to celebrate.
V.19 No.21 | 5/27/2010
Trail-a-Week: North Diversion Channel
By Betty Sprocket
Feature: Film Guide
This Summer Is Comin’ at Ya in 3D!
Summer Film Guide 2010
By Devin D. O’Leary
V.19 No.19 | 5/13/2010
Museums Are Hot
Summer exhibits for any attitude
By Christie Chisholm
Sleater-Kinney • rock • THEESatisfaction • R&B, hip-hop at Sunshine Theater
Credit Rescue Now at Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity ReStore
The Wrecking Crew at Guild CinemaMore Recommented Events ››