Hidden Messages and Some Music

I was watching the season finale of Prison Break last night, and I heard what I thought was a very creative method of in-show advertising. One of the escaped convicts is attempting to hotwire a car, and he’s talking about how he used to do this all the time. “Now, if you get an Acura, or one of those Chinese cars, then that’s a different story. Steering wheel, computer chip… but this is easy.” I paraphrased slightly, but that was basically what he said, and he was obviously trying to steal an American car. I just thought it was really funny.

One of my favourite computer games of all time is a role-playing game called Planescape: Torment , and I’ve always believed it was one of those games that could be used as an example of why electronic entertainment can be considered art. It had one of the most engrossing stories ever, and was one of the few games that could actually be called “thought-provoking”. It didn’t sell nearly as well as it should have and is hard to find now, but you should play it if you ever get the chance. Anyway, the soundtrack for that game is freely available here , and I highly suggest you check it out if you like good music in that genre. ;They essentially created short themes for all the major game characters and locations, as well as for a few specific events that happen in the game, so every piece is under two minutes in length. Some of it sounds quite … contemplative, and all of it is very well done.

*edit* Speaking of cool things, check out the Evolution of Dance . Try to remember how many of these you tried.

*edit 2* Another funny link , especially for those of us who’ve ever had to interact with technically… challenged people.

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