Tag Archives: games

How ’bout another game?

Well, kind of a game, anyway. You remember Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, right? If you dig into IMDb’s advanced search functions you can enjoy a sort of solitaire version.

On the homepage of imdb.com, select the pulldown menu next to the search box and choose Advanced Search. From there you can search by Collaborations and Overlaps by entering the names of two actors. How else would I have known that Rob Lowe and Tracy Morgan both appeared on the 2004 ESPYs? (Works for crew as well as cast.)

For more fun — or research, or time killing — the Advanced Name Search lets you search actors by place of birth (or death), height and star sign. Jennifer Grey and I are both 5-foot-3 Aries from New York. (I think we went to the same high school, too, actually. Bonus: when I sort by ascending height, the title of the page becomes “Shortest Aries Females….”) With the Name Text Search you “select a section to search within (mini biography, trivia, quotes) and enter a word to search for (e.g. “arrested”).”

That one, by the by, turns up 483 names if you search within bios and 526 if you pick trivia. Have at it.

Play the Growing Old Gracefully Game!

We’re going to play a little game. Take a look at these before and after photos visually extolling the remarkable results of the Cenegetics healthy aging program. I see commercials for Cenegetics frequently enough to question my television habits and the last time I caught their ad something caught my eye in the pictures above. Something is wrong. Can you find it?

Keep reading for the big reveal.                                         Continue reading

Have Your Cake – And Play It, Too

Though I wasn’t invited to this design-heavy games-n-cupcakes new years party, I’m thoroughly enjoying the digital results. Pastries and gaming — playstries? Count me freakin in. These folks got together and made 100 cupcake honoring 100 awesome games. Some highlights, from video games…

…and old school analog favorites…

Even the site itself is kind of a game. Pure gold.