Several months ago we told you about a new video game based on ’70s rockers REO Speedwagon. If you thought, “That has to be the weirdest, most random and unlikely band to have its own video game,” you were right. Until now. Curious Sense, the makers of the REO game, has announced a new game based on The Grateful Dead. The game puts the band members into various situations and settings and features recordings, video, photos and artwork straight from the band’s vault. Like a Dead guitar solo, each game takes 45 minutes to play, but the “Help Jerry Find His Keys” game does sound like a blast.[WARM]
Bad to the Cone
If you’re going to cover your body with tattoos, chances are, at some point, there will be one or two you’ll regret.
Is It Really So Dire?
While it’s not as big a controversy as the recent announcement of plans to remove the “N-word” from editions of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer
by an Alabama-based publisher, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council
has decided that the Dire Straits song “Money for Nothing” will no
longer be permitted on the Canadian airwaves. The 1985 song is being
singled out for the use of the word “faggot,” sung by the song’s
curmudgeonly narrator. According to Rolling Stone, Dire Straits’
singer/guitarist Mark Knopfler says he will substitute the word “fudger”
for his Canadian fans, which is actually even more offensive. Perhaps
“hoser” would be more appropriate? Or, at the very least, has the “mute”
button (the reason some Rap songs on the radio sound like they are
being transmitted by a cell phone with really bad reception) not yet
been discovered in Canada?