Gossip Clown Beth Ditto Has A Makeup Line With MAC

Beth Ditto, frontwoman for the Northwest rock/electronic band Gossip (formerly The Gossip) has her own cosmetic line with MAC.

This is a woman who promotes a “healthy” body image to the point of it reminding me of fundamentalist Christians (though her girlfriend, Kristin Ogata, is pretty tiny).

She applies her own makeup like a traveling circus performer, eyebrows all thin and surprised like Mischa Barton after she left The O.C. and nobody called her.  Continue reading “Gossip Clown Beth Ditto Has A Makeup Line With MAC”

My Favorite Childhood Game Is Now Available For iPad

I had fairly orthodox interests as a child, Legos, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, dirt, and the one unorthodox love – text-based role playing games.

As a longtime Mac user I struggled especially hard to find games that were to my liking. Warcraft, Doom, Escape Velocity and Marathon are wonderful non-RPGs but my love for the Exile series by the indie company Spiderweb Software was/is unrivaled.

The first game (Exile: Escape From The Pit) was released in 1995. This month a remastered version of the original (retitled Avernum) was made available for the computer and iPad, a first for the company.

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The Cultural Impact Of Steve Jobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011)

There is hardly a person alive who hasn’t owned an iPod or used a Macintosh computer. Even your grandma has walked past a Mac Store or seen a movie with some celebrity doing important research, intently staring at a screen that slyly depicted some adorable colored fruit icon.

You’d see U2 and other prominent musicians famously dancing through an iTunes commercial.

That upside down glowing white logo, shown on several season of Sex And The City, was Carrie Bradshaw’s sole means of writing her famous sex and advice column.

The villainous characters on early season of Fox’s hit show 24 would use Windows computers, while the “good guys” used Macs. Attractive women in nearly every horror movie I can imagine put in iPod earbuds and start running down the street right before a big kill scene…

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iTunes ‘Match,’ Hit Or Miss?

iTunes match isn’t available to the public yet, but it’s slated to be one of the next big things for Apple…

It will allow users to store their iTunes music library (even songs NOT purchased through iTunes) in iCloud and sync them later with your iPod, iPhone, iPad or Mac/PC.

Here’s their little ad-hook from their website –

“If you want all the benefits of iTunes in the Cloud for music you haven’t purchased from iTunes, iTunes Match is the perfect solution. It lets you store your entire collection, including music you’ve ripped from CDs or purchased somewhere other than iTunes. For just $24.99 a year.”

The ridiculous thing about this service IS that it costs $24.99 a a year! I know twenty five bucks isn’t that terrible but it should be free for Mac users at least, as if we don’t already have to pay out the ass just to have pretty, virus-free computers. Continue reading “iTunes ‘Match,’ Hit Or Miss?”

Teleporting Super Mario Bros Indie Game


Indie game developer Stabyourself (Maurice Guégan and Sašo Smole) are the brains behind a new project that combines the mirrored teleporting aspects of the game Portal with the retro familiarity of Nintendo’s original Super Mario Brothers.

Mari0 (with a zero) will be 100% free to Mac and PC users once it comes out, though the release date is currently unknown.

Guégan and Smole promise that,

“The primary maps will have a story and some portal-y puzzles,” And their catchphrase is,What if Nintendo teamed up with Valve and recreated the famous Mario game with Portal gun mechanics?’

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