5 addictive open source games

NewsForge | Five addictive open source games - I think these look pretty good. Would anybody be interested in trying out jRisk or netPanzer? They might be fun to play online. I submitted this link to digg.com, digg it here.

Potter, Watchmen

I finished Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix this morning and I started Watchmen over lunch. I liked the Harry Potter book and I'm looking forward to reading the newest one. I still think book three is my favorite so far. Watchmen will be the first graphic novel I've ever read. Some people say it's the best one ever written, so if I don't like it, then I'll know that I'm probably not going to like any comics. If I do like it, however, then chances are I may not ever find one I like better. So either way, it's downhil from here.

Adrian in hi-res

While I was setting up the Brendoman.com Guestmap, I noticed that Google Maps now has Adrian, MO, in high-resolution. Check out the Brendoman.com Guestmap and leave a marker where you live, along with your name, a note and a link to your website if you have one. I think it would be fun to see all of our readers mapped out.

Russia's Biggest Spammer Brutally Murdered

Russia's Biggest Spammer Brutally Murdered in Apartment - I don't know what to say. Murder is not the solution to this problem, but who can honestly say that they haven't ever wanted to whack a spammer in the head with a blunt object?

(via Slashdot)

My birthday present: Watchmen

Friday night we were talking with Kyle and Erika and he was telling me that he thinks Watchmen is the best super hero story story he's read. We were planning a trip to the comic shop on Saturday and I probably would have bought it. So Sara was forced to tell me that she had already ordered it for my birthday and it was due to arrive here any day now. When we got home from the city on Saturday, the package was waiting for us. So now I'm the proud owner of this graphic novel and I'm looking forward to reading it. But first I have to get through Harry Potter numbers five and six before someone gives away the ending. Some Howard Stern wannabe on a radio station that Sara listens to keeps blurting it out on the air. So far I've managed to cover my ears before hearing what he says, but I don't know how long I can last. I'm 150 pages into the Order of the Phoenix and enjoying it.


I've dreaded going to brendoman.com after all the trouble we've had in the last week and a half. I'm afraid I'll go to the site and we'll be having webhost problems again or something will be terribly broken. Things have been working somewhat better. We had houseguests this weekend. Kyle and Erika came to visit. We had a nice time going to the City Market in KC, visiting a comic shop and then having dinner with them and the Sears family.

More Katie Holmes news?

I was reading Giant the other day (a really great entertainment magazine that Matt got me hooked on)and I found this gem in the Katie Holmes interview:

Interviewer: What sort of TV do you own?

Katie: I just got an LSD. A flat-screen.

Interviewer: An LCD?

Aaaaaah. At least she's cute.

Rove anagrams

Karl RoveNow that we're seeing Karl Rove's name in the news so much, it might be a good time to take a closer look. Not at the man, but at his actual name, viz., what can we spell be rearranging the letters of 'Karl Christian Rove'?

Horn irks CIA travel
Hrs. til Novak CIA err
Think CIA valor err
Cavalier thorn irks
Hark! Visceral intro
Halt carnivore risk
Hot risk, craven liar
Liar cranks voter hi
Sack Hilton arriver
Shirk cranial voter
Rat or archives link
Carnival hero skirt

What's your favorite? Leave a comment to tell (or post a new one).

The second term jinx

It looks like Second Term Jinx is setting in for President Bush. He already had declining poll numbers, a Social Security plan that no one seems to like and a war that is starting to drag on. Now one of his top advisors has brought some genuine scandal to the White House. Karl Rove now at the center of the Valerie Plame Scandal. I'm still reading up on what exactly is going on. CNN.com had an article on the front page today about this. One very interesting quote: "Bush said last year he would fire anyone found to have leaked Plame's name." If Bush's second term continues to be scandalous and unproductive, then he'll just be another victim of the curse of the second term. Clinton had Monicagate and Reagan had the Iran Contra. With so much going wrong for Bush, I don't think the Democrats will be very inclined to give him an easy approval of his Supreme Court appointments.

New evoskin: Plain

When I asked which template would make a better evoskin, a couple of people said they liked Plain. I think I have it mostly finished. Take a look. Once again, if you're a Brendoman.com author, then you can use it on your blog by changing your default skin in the backoffice. If there are any design problems or bugs, then I want to find out before I submit this to skins.b2evolution.net, so please email me and tell me what you think.

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