Happy 9th Birthday
Happy 9th Birthday Google, it seems like it's been much longer, and of course you're so mature, but I guess you're still just a young little whipper-snapper really. If you give us some advanced warning of your 10th next year we'll make sure we've baked you a cake...

Entry 2926, Thursday, September 27th 2007, Filed In Stuff

Due to some technical snafu somewhere along the line I don't seem to be able to post pictures right now, so you'll have to forgo the screenshot, but Warbears fans should check out the revamped warbears.com. No new games unfortunately, there is some "coming soon"news though, but it's got a whole virtual world community upgrade thing. Register and make your own little character, then wonder around and talk to folk. Lovely, if that kind of thing floats your boat [subbed by Calvin].

UPDATE: Yeh - sorted the picture problem.

Entry 2925, Wednesday, September 26th 2007, Filed In Stuff

I know "The Whistling Song" (aka Peter, Bjorn & John's - "Young Folks") isn't a new song, but I'm hearing it everywhere just recently and I love it. And it turns out the video is pretty neat too.

Entry 2922, Tuesday, September 25th 2007, Filed In Stuff

Internet People is a cheesy, but excellent, little Friday tune which name checks a whole load of internet fads - see how many you can spot, and remember. I'm basically just linking it because of the Homestar references though. And talking about internet fad's if you are on fb, there's now a lazylaces group [via op-pop]

Entry 2916, Friday, September 7th 2007, Filed In Stuff

Gorilla vrs. Phil Collins vrs. Chocolate
Clearly if you want to promote chocolate the best way of doing it is to use a Gorilla drumming a Phil Collins song. You don't have to be a marketing genius to know that. Unnecessary, random, somewhat silly, but still great.

Entry 2905, Tuesday, September 4th 2007, Filed In Stuff

Machinarium (Coming Not So Soon)
It's a long way off yet (the second half of '08), but it's great news to hear that the creators of Samorost have a new game in production, and the screenshots of Machinarium make it look like something that is well worth waiting for. It's billed as a "full scale adventure game" so there should be plenty to play, I just hope it isn't only "pay-to-play", and at least some of it goes on-line. That said I'll probably be digging the wallet out for this one if I have to [via nordinho].

Entry 2897, Monday, September 3rd 2007, Filed In Stuff

Feed The Head (Updated)
Patrick writes to tell me that surrealist thing/game "Feed The Head" has been updated with an extra large dose of weird. I, however, am struggling to work out what is new, and what I just didn't find first time round.... anyway it's still a nice thing to distract you between games, just let me know what's new. I don't remember being able to open the head, and I never changed the nose before, but it's perfectly possible I just missed these before... [subbed and created by Patrick].

UPDATE: Oh goodness. Keep pulling noses! I ended up playing a weird game of keepy-uppy, and then got the head to run! Surreal magic.

Entry 2885, Tuesday, August 28th 2007, Filed In Stuff

2D Depot (Updated)
Word on the street is that 2D Depot (originally featured back in May) has released an update. It's still far from complete (perhaps it never will be) but if you enjoyed it last time, and played as far as you could, there's more there for you to tinker with now [subbed by Greame (no relation) & Mantari].

Entry 2884, Tuesday, August 28th 2007, Filed In Stuff

Best Blogs EverJonathan over at Best Blogs Ever (featuring er... the best blogs ever) writes to tell me that he has featured lazylaces on the blog. I like to think this is because he knows quality when he sees it, rather than because he has only been up and running a couple of months and hasn't found the really good blogs yet. In fact I'm sure that's how it is... cheers Jon :)

Entry 2873, Thursday, August 23rd 2007, Filed In Stuff

Lazylaces regular Cruzinn writes to me with an important appeal/request which has led to me take some time out of game posting (don't worry they'll be back shortly) to send out a request to you all, and it would be great if you take a minute to read it, and even better if you act upon it.

Cruzinn's niece is in need of a bone marrow transplant, but a suitable donor, that's a good match, is proving hard to find. As Cruzinn says:

We have had a couple of bone marrow drives and have come up with a close match, but not an exact match. I am asking that if you want to help, now is the time.

My niece is 11 years old and has gone through more in her short life than most adults will in their life time.

I want everyone to know that if they are willing to get tested, they may match my niece or someone else who needs their life saved. It would not just be for the life of my niece.

When someone registers and gets tested, they will be put into a data bank and may be matched for someone other than my niece who may need a transplant. I'm asking for help, because we (my family) is really in need of it."

I would love to see everyone tested but understand that this is a serious commitment. I would ask that anyone considering doing this to really take the time to think about it before making a decision. What ever your decision may be, I would like to thank you for your time and consideration.

She is being treated at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation(CCF), in Cleveland Ohio. The is the Children s Hospital web site and this is the Cancer & Blood Disease site. I'm not sure if these sites work outside of The States.

I'd just like to reiterate what Cruzinn says, and point out by doing something as simple as registering and getting tested, you could be signing up to save someone's life. I haven't been registered as a bone marrow donor before, but I have given blood on numerous occasions and it's an incredibly simple thing to do with little effort involved, but it can have fantastic results. If you'd like to sign up try the following links (or do a quick Google search for the country you're in):

Thanks for taking the time to read this.


Entry 2861, Monday, August 20th 2007, Filed In Stuff

Caveman's Crib
Caveman's Crib is a weird flash thing it's fun to click around with. I think it's promoting a music label as, amongst other things, I found Royksopp in there, a Norwegian band I love anyway, but it's all a bit confusing, but pleasant to play with non the less [subbed by Ang].

Entry 2860, Friday, August 17th 2007, Filed In Stuff

Once again time pressures (I'm only working full time, selling my flat, packing and shipping my belongings to The States, selling my car, setting up my own company, preparing for a wedding, updating LL, trying to see all my English friends before I leave... I've not got much on really) mean it's just a short Musical Friday this week (featuring only one artist).

EL has sent in 1234 by Feist, an artist that I've been listening to for a while, but I hadn't listened to this track:

EL doesn't rate the video, but rates the song, but my favourite song from Feist is Mushaboom, which, until I youtube'd it for this, I didn't realise has a great video, as well as being a lovely (perfect for a Friday) song:

Entry 2856, Friday, August 17th 2007, Filed In Stuff

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