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  1. Designer Notes 35: Manveer Heir

    I loved this interview, but I have to say Manveer sounds suspiciously like Ray Romano.
  2. Game Engine Black Book - Wolfenstein 3D

    I'd love the other copy if you still have it. I'll DM you my address.
  3. Endorsements from Thumbs Readers

    I use a knife sharpener. May not last forever, but it works great for what I need.
  4. Post your face!

    I haven't really evolved aesthetically since year 5. That's me on the left. and me in 2008
  5. I’ve been enjoying the endorsements at the end of Important if True episodes. The kind of sincere advice informed by recent personal discoveries. They never come off as charlatan wizards dispensing misinformation on cooking implements. I believe everyone here has something in their life that assists in their journey. Something unique--at least to the rest of us. Be it #content, tools, or lifestyle suggestions. To be clear, I’m not trying to cheapen the endorsements section of the podcast. I just think everyone here has something worth passing along. It would be wrong to use affiliate links or try to benefit personally from this thread, so please don’t do that(unless it’s benefiting Idle Thumbs). _______________ My endorsement today is the reel lawn mower. I got one after seeing a neighbor peacefully mowing his grass with something I’d only seen before in cartoon strips or 1950’s sitcoms. It was so quiet. Only a faint “click” of the reel completing a rotation was audible. I’d never seen someone so happy cutting the grass. He looked like a smiling Buddhist monk walking across his lawn. After I ordered mine and put it together (10 minute assembly) I took it for a test run. I don’t meditate, but mowing grass with this device has been the most mindful experience outside I’ve had. Ever. I enjoyed it so much I ended up cutting the neighbor's yard as well. I’ve cut grass before, but never like this. I know many of you live in apartments/condos, but if you have a yard I can’t recommend it enough.
  6. This is the commercial I remember the most (and likely the one Jake was referring to) for DVDs.
  7. Evidently there is a horrifying fix. Edit: link to this thing. "How this helps you become the quick and not the pwned" .......
  8. I grew up with a kid that played Halo like that. He was unstoppable. I tried to adapt to that grip, but it never felt natural.
  9. I'm up for anything. Hit me up. I haven't played multiplayer games seriously since UT 2004. It's been too long since my last kill.
  10. Life

    Yeah, he's still a puppy, so he'll try to eat giant rocks if no one's looking.
  11. Life

    After watching my dog throw up green bile for 2 hours, I took him to the Emergency Vet. They took some x-rays and found 3 corn cobs in his intestines. Exploratory surgery was required. He's been better. .
  12. wrong thread

    Pretty much everywhere, it's gonna be hot.
  13. Ranking the Films of the Coen Bros.

    The thought of ranking 17 titles makes me nauseous. I have a deep appreciation for their adaptation of No Country--though Raising Arizona is one of those rare films for me that if I see it on a TV I'm immediately pulled in by it's folksy tractor beam.
  14. New people: Read this, say hi.

    Greetings! I'm here after being consistently blown away by the reader mail on Idle Thumbs. I consider it an honor and a privilege to be a part of any community that produces such insightful stories and questions. I also hope to bring more weird to the Wizard Jam. Cheers