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Blue Wizard Is About To Die!: Prose, Poems, and Emoto-Versatronic Expressionist Pieces About Video Games (1980-2003)
Blue Wizard Is About To Die!: Prose, Poems, and Emoto-Versatronic Expressionist Pieces About Video Games (1980-2003)
by Seth Fingers Flynn Barkan
Edition: Paperback
15 used & new from CDN$ 14.30

4.0 out of 5 stars Quirky but fun, April 8 2004
Even hard-core gamers need to put down the controller occasionally. That is a great time to pick up a book - about gaming, of course.
Two of the best are David Kushner's Masters of Doom and Dean Takahashi's Opening the Xbox. But the most unusual gaming tome ever may be Blue Wizard Is About to Die: Prose, Poems, and Emoto-versatronic Expressionist Pieces About Video Games (1980-2003).
The author, Seth "Fingers" Flynn Barkan, a lifelong gamer, reflects on a variety of games both classic and recent. Half-Life, Crazy Taxi, Bushido Blade, Joust, Mario, and other gaming icons are treated in the author's offbeat style.
Flynn Barkan also waxes eloquent on game-related topics such as the transition from 2-D to 3-D graphics, shareware, level bosses, and online gaming lag.
To be honest, this book is not for everyone. If your taste in poetry runs to iambic pentameter, give Flynn Barkan's rambling style a pass.
Parents should know that, if Blue Wizard was a game, its occasional blue language would earn an "M" (17 and older) rating.

The Bill James Guide to Baseball Managers: From 1870 to Today
The Bill James Guide to Baseball Managers: From 1870 to Today
by Bill James
Edition: Hardcover
20 used & new from CDN$ 9.11

4.0 out of 5 stars Left me wanting more..., April 8 2004
This was a good effort from Bill James, butit left me wanting more. There were a lot of key managers that could have been addressed in greater detail

Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete First Season
Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete First Season
DVD ~ Larry David
Price: CDN$ 14.98
29 used & new from CDN$ 8.48

3.0 out of 5 stars Why isn't this man in a lunatic asylum?, April 8 2004
I never watched the TV show, but I ordered the Curb Your Enthusiasm DVD based on an interview I heard on NPR (think it was Fresh Air, and I think the guy that plays Larry's agent was being interviewed by Terry Gross).
After watching the DVD, I can say that the show IS funny, but sort of a one-trick pony. I tired of Larry's foibles towards the end. He is so off-the-wall that in real life he would be arrested or committed. He had three physical confrontations over two episodes, and that's not too funny. In fact, I get the impression that when the writing or improv breaks down, they go to the physical stuff, and that's hard to pull off.
I don't regret buying this, but I'm pretty certain I won't get the next set.
ALSO - if you are considering, be sure to buy it here on Amazon. It's $27.99. I saw people offering it on EBAY for the same or more... and you get free shipping here, since it is over $25.

Caddyshack: 20th Anniversary Edition (Widescreen)
Caddyshack: 20th Anniversary Edition (Widescreen)
DVD ~ DVD
Offered by vidco
Price: CDN$ 4.96
31 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars See the ball, be the ball..., April 7 2004
Is this the funniest movie ever? Is there ANYONE who doesn't like this movie?

Great Santini (Full Screen)
Great Santini (Full Screen)
DVD ~ Robert Duvall
Offered by thebookcommunity_ca
Price: CDN$ 60.08
11 used & new from CDN$ 21.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Hey, Sports Fan!, April 7 2004
This review is from: Great Santini (Full Screen) (DVD)
What a great performance by Duvall as the ultra-macho, hard-drinking fighter pilot who is at once loved & hated by his family. This is an incredible flick. You won't be disappointed...

Burn Rate: How I Survived The Gold Rush Years On The Internet
Burn Rate: How I Survived The Gold Rush Years On The Internet
by Michael Wolff
Edition: Hardcover
35 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars Can't Put this Book Down !, April 7 2004
If you are into the Internet Gold Rush, or just like a hard-hitting, true story about business, personalities, and playing hardball, you MUST read this book.

Deliverance [Import]
Deliverance [Import]
DVD ~ Jon Voight
Offered by Mikani Collectables
Price: CDN$ 19.79
23 used & new from CDN$ 5.64

5.0 out of 5 stars Is it safe to go back in the water?, April 7 2004
This review is from: Deliverance [Import] (DVD)
A great adventure of male friends on a canoeing trip in a remote wilderness region.
Bad things happen when they run up against the local mountain men...real bad things.

Gorky Park (Widescreen)
Gorky Park (Widescreen)
DVD ~ William Hurt
Offered by Warehouse105
Price: CDN$ 54.05
11 used & new from CDN$ 15.98

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great spy flick !!!, April 7 2004
This review is from: Gorky Park (Widescreen) (DVD)
Lotsa great performances here - William Hurt, Lee Marvin, etc. It's a gripping mystery that follows the efforts of Hurt as a Russian police detective tracking down vicious murders.

American Graffiti (Widescreen)
American Graffiti (Widescreen)
DVD ~ Richard Dreyfuss
Offered by M and N Media Canada
Price: CDN$ 42.25
10 used & new from CDN$ 7.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice but overpriced, April 7 2004
I paid $25.48 for this DVD and that was pretty high. Can anyone explain why some DVD's are SO expensive? I've seen this movie a zillion times & never tire of it.
Richard Dreyfuss serves up an amazing performance, and it was great to see Wolfman Jack....and Suzanne Somers.

Fumble: The Browns, Modell, & the Move
Fumble: The Browns, Modell, & the Move
by Michael G. Poplar
Edition: Hardcover
19 used & new from CDN$ 26.43

2.0 out of 5 stars I like inside stuff, but this book..., April 7 2004
....it's just not that well written. I love pro football and especially the business side, but I just couldn't stay with this poorly written work.

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