mayan apocalypse


V.21 No.51 |

news

The Daily Word in beauty pageants, bilingual dogs, maple syrup, and a disgraced former APD cop returns to Albuquerque

The Daily Word

Rogue APD cop who served part of his lengthy sentence in Pelican Bay is back in town.

Miss Las Cruces resigned her title after being charged with DWI.

Miss USA is Miss Universe.

A "driving under the influence of marijuana" charge was filed against a man in Washington state.

The President of France came close to apologizing to Algeria for all the crap it went through under French colonization.

Colorado, Mayan apocalypse and the inspiration for Indiana Jones.

Anchorman 2 will be released one year from today.

Get yer bulletproof backpacks heah!

Authorities in Canada have recovered two thirds of the stolen national strategic maple syrup reserve, arrested three.

Montreal passed a bylaw requiring dogs to respond to commands in both English and French.

Here is a collection of the main title sequences from all the James Bond films.

A huge mall is set to be built in a town of four in Sweden.

Good, if short, NYT Willie Nelson interview.

Unusual menstrual pads.

Andy Richter can help you come out this holiday.

Samuel L. Jackson and Anne Hathaway find out who's movie is more depressing.


V.21 No.50 | 12/13/2012

video games

Webgame Wednesday: 4 1/2 Weeks to Save the World

So the Mayan Apocalypse will wipe out all life on Earth in less than a week. Nothing to do except spend your remaining days fornicating and playing video games. We can't help you with the former. But in the latter category, we offer up Dikembe Mutombo's 4 1/2 Weeks to Save the World. Normally we don't post many webgames that are product-related, but this eclectic 8-bit throwback, produced by the Old Spice folks, has the surreal edge of their weirdest deodorant commercials. Each week, the game has been uploading a new level. Towering NBA star Mutombo and his sidekick, a British bear in a Cosby sweater, are tasked with preventing the apocalypse in some manner. In one level, for example, they have to battle emo teens to stop Hollywood producers from making another vampire romance. In another, they've got to deliver a hoagie to pregnant Kate Middleton. The whole thing is hilariously bizarro and surprisingly fun to play.