Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Sign 'O' the Puns

Found in a dodgy CBD camera shop window. Accident, or world's most awesome pun?

Monday, November 27, 2006

the ultimate traffic stopper

Bored at work, I stumbled across a wikipedia article about a PC game called 'Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing.' It is, apparently, the world's best-ever game.

What the Box says:

"Get ready for some Brake Jammin', CB Talkin', Convoy Rollin' across America. From the desert to the plains, you'll be hauling loads and trying to stay one step ahead of the law, as you climb into your big rig for non-stop driving action. Race across America and deliver your load to its destination before the competition." Along the way, your RIG will face numerous obstacles, including "the ultimate traffic stopper... a police roadblock".

The reality:

- The game was made by RUSSIANS.
- You have no load to deliver. You just drive your RIG until a screen randomly appears proclaiming "YOU'RE WINNER". Sometimes you are even declared WINNER before the race begins.
- The 'competition', a computer-controlled opponent RIG, is broken. It sits at the starting line and does not move for the entire game. Thus, you can never lose. You are always WINNER.
- There is no ultimate traffic stopper. Or any other type of obstacle.
- If you put the truck in reverse, you can accelerate forever. After several minutes of reversing, you travel up to several times the SPEED OF LIGHT.
- You can drive through anything. Houses. Cactii. Other rigs. Mountains. If you encounter a bridge, you will fall through it.
- If you drive off the screen, you will forever spiral in an infinite gray vortex.
- Nothing can slow down your RIG. It will drive the same way on a flat road as it will UP A MOUNTAIN.

I found a video of it. It broke my brain and I had to leave work due me now being LOCO. True story. My brain broke at 0:50 minutes.

NB: The actual game doesn't have any music. It was meant to, but it crashes after 47 notes.



Update: I found an awesome online community. It's called YOUREWINNER.com. They have a list of people who are WINNER or LOSER. An example:


This guy = LOSER:

Thursday, November 16, 2006

PK (OR in the packaging system, packs are packed by two separate, yet equally important groups: packers, & those who pack them. These are their cases)

What is this, like www.packingblog.pkg.interestedonlyinpacking.p4k.cereal.pack?

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

packing prequel (OR how the weets was won and where it got us)

The minds at Sanitarium have been locked up with their thinking caps on (possibly in a sanitarium?) over the past couple of months, and the result has been a creative bender - three packaging changes for Fruity-Bix in a 6 month period.

While we go eye-itchingly crazy with anticipatory tension over the promised new packaging (see below), there's no better time to cast our minds back to one month ago. It was a simpler time, a time when we were still being ushered into the latest crazy Fruity-Bix incarnation:

I just can't keep up with this cereal superhighway that we live in.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

packing heat

Alright, so packaging-related blogs are the lamest. It's true! Here's another one. From a delicious box of Fruity Bix.

Goddamn teasers, they just make the wait seem longer.