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a blog from Eli the Bearded

Chess Game Review

Reviewing the game of Chess, as if it were a new board game.

Unfortunately, that gameplay is severely lacking. For one thing, there are only six units in the game. Of those six, two are practically worthless while one is an overpowered "god" unit, the Queen. She's your typical Lara Croft-esque 1990s "me, too" attempt to attract the fabled gaming girl audience[...]

dead link: http://home.uchicago.edu/~djm2/archives/sent.1999.04/chess

The 16mm Shrine

Movie reviews and discussion (not all new releases). Sample sentence: "Hollywood functions on the 'throw enough shit at the movies screen and some of it will stick, slide down, and leave a Vin Diesel-shaped smear' approach to filmmaking, and while it sometimes works, mainly it doesn't."

dead link: http://16mmshrine.blogspot.com/

The Daily WTF

Programmers submit and mock the worst code they encounter. Things like comments "Don't know why we need this, but won't compile without it" that let you know someone has no clue about what they are doing.

dead link: http://thedailywtf.com/

Chuck Norris Facts

Lots of good trivia about Chuck Norris like: "Chuck Norris is the only man to ever defeat a brick wall in a game of tennis" and "Chuck Norris does not hunt because the word hunting implies the probability of failure. Chuck Norris goes killing."

dead link: http://www.chucknorrisfacts.com/