pirates


V.22 No.42 | 10/17/2013
The Looove Boat promises something for everyone. Set a course for adventure, your mind on a new romance.

Film Review

Captain Phillips

Intimate pirate thriller hits the high seas like a runaway typhoon

By Devin D. O’Leary
Tom Hanks is so damn likable that sometimes you just don’t want to like him. But the guy keeps delivering.

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V.22 No.30 | 7/25/2013

Book Review

It’ll Make You Beg for Seconds

Review by Jyllian Roach

Cinnamon and Gunpowder

Ahoy! Raise a pint of pineapple-banana cider to this review of a rollicking new tale.

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video games

Webgame Wednesday: Broken Robot Love

Broken Robot Love casts you in the role of, well, a broken robot. You're a small, sad toy that has been cast aside. Your goal is to return to your young owner, a better and stronger plaything. The only thing standing in your way is a backyard maze full of of lava, pirates and other deadly obstacles. Sucks to be you. This puzzle platformer will have you placing blocks and jumping quickly (and I do mean quickly) in order to make your way to the next treacherous level. No dawdling! Get moving!

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Webgame Wednesday on Thursday: Captain Steelbounce

A pirate-themed mix of Pong, Arkanoid and good old-fashioned pinball, Captain Steelbounce puts you in charge of a tiny boat rebounding steel cannonballs into the wild blue yonder. Use them to destroy brick constructs, causing treasure chests full of booty to fall into your clutches. How many coins can you snag before time runs out, matey? It's hard to replicate the old paddle controller of arcades-gone-by, but Captain Steelbounce uses your mouse and a tight playing field to give those fine motor skills of yours a workout.

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Webgame Wednesday on Thursday: Flooded Village

Dig a trench from the river to water the plants and float the boats. Don't drown the people. Sounds simple enough, but the grid-based puzzler Flooded Village throws enough twists and turns at you to keep the old think-box working overtime. Further impediments (like ice) rear their ugly heads, forcing you to make more convoluted excavations in the landscape. What are you waiting for? Get digging!

News

The Daily Word 1.21.11: Korean pirate fighters

Woman accused of smothering her son pleads insanity.

State rep wants to bring back death penalty.

Officers want their take home cars back.

South Korean commandos free ship crew from pirates.

Congresswoman Giffords is using an I-Pad, going outside.

Clint Eastwood to direct Beyonce in remake of "A Star is Born."

George Clooney is over malaria.

Climate change will imperil small species because they can't move away easily.

Pop Singer arrested for rape.

Bin Laden warns France.

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