“The King of Kong” is fun

The King of Kong is a documentary about two guys going for a world record in Donkey Kong. One of them, Billy Mitchell, comes off as such a conceited jerk, you want punch him in the nose and knock him down in the mud. It may not be an important documentary, but it presents an engaging story of good vs. evil and it’s entertaining. The editor deserves an award for piecing together a compelling, exciting and entertaining story, just as good — if not better than — most dramatic feature films from this past year. I couldn’t believe the people in it are real. The movie is full of characters who are the definition of geek. I wouldn’t have been surprised to discover that they’re all actors and the whole story was scripted. But it’s all real. And thus surreal.

Crayon Physics Deluxe

A demonstration of Crayon Physics Deluxe:

I’m not big on games, but this one intrigued me: the goal is to get a ball to touch a star by drawing objects that obey the laws of physics. Draw something in the sky and it will fall; draw a wheel and it will roll; draw a pendulum and it will swing.

Here’s an imaginative solution for one of the simpler levels: Continue reading Crayon Physics Deluxe