Phantasmic Links 12.11.06

I am done. I can now make global changes to all my archived posts, if I ever need to change font colors again. In other news, I got a taste of what community service might be like, and nature it seems took its revenge on the wrong person. I'll elaborate with photos in a few days, because it is of course time to post this week's PHANTASMIC LINKS:

What really happens to humans exposed to the vacuum of space? This Damn Interesting article was found by Cube.

This is the coolest, most affordable Christmas tree ever. Thanks, Wendy!

The best “midget” act is sponsored by the letter and number combination of B13.

I'm reminded of the lessons I learned from ‘80s cartoons, thanks to TheWriteJerry.

J-No goes for two this week with Marvel Heroes as Peanuts characters.

Pandora lets you customize a player of music based on your tastes. This very cool thing is courtesy of Rey.

Rey also sent me Creatures in my Head.

Going for a hat trick, if I understand my sports metaphors, Rey came through with a third link, and introduced me to the exciting and hilarious new cast of Sixty Minutes. I might like to see that one...

In the ‘70s, Spider-man teamed up with Moondragon and Marvel Boy and fought Doctor Doom on a familiar spherical space station with familiar laser swords. Comic book teams did a lot of drugs in the ‘70s. Hat tip to Sean.

After his passing, we learn about a real life “Q”. This link was shaken, but not stirred, by Curt.

The problem with compiling these links is that when I get to the games, time is exposed to a vacuum. Tower Defense has a simple premise, in which you build and upgrade various types of elemental towers to defend a castle. They claim the creator of the game got to level 90, so of course I had to try and do the same. The best I've done so far is 68, and the only advice I have is that while the nature tower does the least initial damage, at full upgrade it's the strongest one. The fire and ice towers are good for the first few waves, but then I'd switch to nature. The 3,000 credit tower is the ultimate, but I've only managed to save up for it once.

The latest Grow game meanwhile is good for a quick fix, and offers a variety of fun endings beyond the correct one.

Finally, we'll leave you with some intriguing and artistic toy photography.

Have a link to a game, movie, article, or anything else you think might be “phantasmic”? E-mail me and it just might appear in an upcoming PHANTASMIC LINKS!



Blogger Darrell said...

I didn't recognize most of the toys ... further proof that I'm getting too old. Snoopy/Galactus rules!

12/11/2006 10:27 AM  
Blogger b13 said...

Pandora is a great find. I'll be listening to a lot of aff kilter bands that I would not have known about.

12/12/2006 12:14 AM  

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