Memories of my VIC-20

This is a 10-minute review of the Commodore VIC-20. And I just watched the whole thing. I had only one VIC-20 game cartridge, Omega Race, and I loved it. I also had Kongo Kong and Amok, both fun games for their time, much better than anything I ever saw on Atari. I eventually sold my VIC-20 for $100. Nice.

Curling! In Moncton, New Brunswick!

The 2009 World Men’s Curling Championship is being held in my town, Moncton, New Brunswick. It starts April 3rd. This is a VERY big deal for a city few have heard about. Curling involves sliding a 40 pound rock down an icy surface, aiming for a bulls-eye. Whoever gets closest wins. I think. This explains how fun it is: The language of curlers is amusing for those new to the

25 Albums You Should Listen To From Start To Finish

Turn off the shuffle: 25 great albums that work best when listened to from start to finish. I recognize only a few. They include folk, country, rap, pop… Here’s the entire list, although you should read their interesting writeup about each selection: Frank Sinatra, Come Fly With Me (1958) Cursive, Domestica (2000) Hüsker Dü, Zen Arcade (1984) Pink Floyd, The Wall (1979) King Crimson, In The Court Of The Crimson

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Movies like The Diving Bell and the Butterfly are why I love movies. It’s a motion picture that takes hold of you from the first frame and doesn’t let go until the end credits are rolling. It’s a true story of a guy who has a stroke that leaves him unable to do anything except blink one eye, and from that one blinking eye he writes a book and communicates