Roger Ebert


V.23 No.30 | 7/24/2014
Whatever they’re watching, it’s not a very popular movie.

Film Review

Life Itself

Poignant documentary points the camera at the life of movie critic Roger Ebert

Filmmaker goes from being reviewed by Roger Ebert to making a movie about the famed critic’s final days in Life Itself.
V.22 No.14 | 4/4/2013

news

The Daily Word in Castro advice, Alford owes a million, KFC goes boneless

The Daily Word

Roger Ebert passed away yesterday at the age of 70.

Fidel Castro advises good ol’ buddy North Korea not to go to war.

UNM says Alford owes them $1 million.

KFC is going boneless. (Don’t you dare go boneless on me, Shawn.)

A team of scientists at Oxford University have printed what could be the predecessors to usable synthetic human tissue.

Two different bombs found at state parks across New Mexico.

Finally! Proof that walking is just as good for as you running (I loathe running).

If you haven’t seen the all-clucking version of “Hey Ho” as done by the Chickeneers, you are missing out.

V.20 No.27 |

news

The Daily Word: 7.8.11- Middle East protests, miracle twins, baseball fan's demise and Leal's execution.

And the senseless butchering of The Great Gatsby

The Daily Word

APD SWAT needed to break up domestic dispute.

Thousands of Egyptians demand faster reform, fill Tahrir square again.

Also, thousands of Syrians protest president, fill Hama.

South Sudan becomes an independent country tomorrow. Happy birthday, South Sudan!

Man falls from stands to death, trying to catch ball at Rangers game.

Twins born 50 hours apart, in two different counties.

California prison inmates on hunger strike over isolating conditions.

Texas is all "I do what I want," and executes Humberto Leal.

Dude, the unemployment rate is high.

Roger Ebert's appropriately scathing review of a dumbed-down Great Gatsby. With winch-inducing excerpts!

Doghouse Diaries on camera technology.

V.20 No.13 |

NEWS

The Daily Word 4.2.11: Edwin J. Quinby; killer cows; Jackie Mitchell, pitcher.

The Daily Word

Vintage eye disease pictures from two centuries ago.

Edwin J. Quinby, the petroleum industry, streetcars and music.

Roger Ebert's Arthur C. Clarke like prediction of movies on demand.

Are U.S. government microwave mind-control tests causing TV presenters' brains to melt down? Maybe you should start watching television again.

Did you download a torrent of Nude Nuns With Big Guns? The mass copyright infringement lawsuit may not include your name after all.

Are you tall enough to take this ride? Ron English U.S. Mexico border prank

Cows kill more people in America than sharks.

Lily Allen's new clothing line is making vintage clothes.

BFD: Obama is going to run for a second term in office.

2011 is officially the year of the coup. Ivory Coast.

On this day in 1931 a teenaged girl named Jackie Mitchell struck out Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth one after another, in an exhibition game.


V.19 No.26 |

Video Games

This Week In Games 7.2.10

Holy, crap! Ebert cries uncle in the games as art debate. About damn time, dog.

That 3D thing they're pushing into home TVs and with the 3DS? Long term exposure can totally screw up children's eyesight.

This whole making you pay again for the nice version of old games thing is looking pretty good to Sony.

But hey, at least they know what we really want is HD Ico and Shadow of the Colossus.

Metro 2033 gets a sequel, AND it's in 3D.

Now I want to see it wade knee deep through a residential neighborhood (not mine)!

Bizarre: A judge games with a defendant he's sentenced in the past, and flees his job when outed.

Oops, $50 extra dollars a year for Hulu Plus on PS3.

On again off again fan-made sequel to King's Quest is on again.

You'll have to wait a little longer to kick zombie ass with Chuck in Dead Rising 2.

Raven was just not trying very hard on the cut-scenes for Singularity.

V.19 No.17 |

Video Games

This Week In Games 4.30.10

Starcraft II beta now on the Mac.

MS killed the original Xbox Live service on the 15th, but a group of dedicated Halo 2 players are keeping their boxes attached 24x7. Even though the service is gone, they can keep playing as long as they don't disconnect.

A California law criminalizing the sale of mature games to minors will go to the Supreme Court.

The battle between Activision and Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 developer, Infinity Ward, just got substantially bloodier.

Cub scouts get video game awards.

This is a little bit old and out of date, but hey, so is Roger Ebert.

Wickedest cutting board ever.

A (potential) kids trading card game about actual real things!

French Atari bling.

Great animation by Simon Cottee. The music and imagery were produced entirely within Sleep is Death.