Friday, May 26, 2006

RIP Desmond

I know this isn’t geek related in the slightest, but, considering of my rudeboy roots, I feel it has to be done.

Just a few hours ago, reggae pioneer Desmond Dekker died of a heart attack in his English home. Though not acknowledged as much around the states, Dekker will forever be remembered by those in the know as the man who birthed reggae’s first worldwide hit. You heard it here, kiddies: It was Dekker, not Marley, who put reggae on the map.

When asked to explain the lyrical complexity of this hit, Israelites, Dekker once replied, "I was really saying, don't give up, things will get better if you just hold out long enough."

Here’s hoping that, wherever he is, Des is enjoying whatever lies beyond. We miss you, brudda.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

GoNintendo goes to the symphony

It appears as if RawMeatCowboy and his pals over at GoNintendo are heading out to the inaugural performance of Play!: A Video Game Symphony at Chicago’s Rosemont Theatre this weekend. The GoNintendo crew has even been invited to a special press conference, and, in the spirit of sharing some love with the Nintendo faithful, their own Nicky Hill is currently soliciting questions to propose to the composers/producers. Anyone who’d like to submit a question is encouraged to head on over to GoNintendo’s Forums and let his voice be heard.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Sister doing it for herself

In recent nerdgirl news, Kari Byron, of MythBusters fame, posed for the June 2006 issue of FHM magazine. I’m not generally a stickler for rules, but I don’t reckon she’s wearing proper lab attire.