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Mustread Sexylink: Taking Inventory (the GET LAMP production blog)

February 9, 2009

You may or may not know that filmmaker Jason Scott is working on a documentary about text adventure games.   I didn’t know.   No one tells me anything.  “We don’t need to tell you a goddamn thing,” they say.  “We don’t even know who the fuck you are, and you don’t know who the fuck we are besides some nebulous ‘they,’ and anyway we hate you and we are not telling you shit, to which I invariably respond “Love you too, Mom,” and hang up.  Mom’s such a card.

Oh, right, so anyway, the movie is called GET LAMP, and its production blog is actually pretty damn fascinating, as these things go.  Jason Scott strikes me as a megathoughtful dude (check out his post on making his flick blind-accessible, for example, or tracking down the original printers of Invisiclues), and his thoughts are more than likely relevant to your interests, assuming that this is a blog about interactive fiction and you are reading it voluntarily.  Plus his most recent post contains both a totally gratuitous link to Kingdom of Loathing, which he doesn’t even play, and a non-gratuitous link to this MC Frontalot video, which you have to watch right now or all of your nerd cred will wither and fall off and wafer-thin chicks with non-prescription eyeglasses will stop finding you irresistible, which means your children will be nearsighted. Doesn’t bear thinking about, does it?

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2 comments

  1. Being British, I love Wallflower and the lyrics “I’ve got a new dance called The Margaret Thatcher.
    It’ll get in your pants, you’d better call the dispatcher.
    and don’t do anything I wouldn’t condone
    except a dance named after a villainous crone.”
    Songs featuring Margaret Thatcher continue to be produced, such as The Magggie Thatcher Experience with Thatcher’s Death Anthem and ‘The Lady’s not for Burning’ who are trying to Flash Mob Thatcher’s Death by using social networking sites such as Facebook. ( http://www.flashmondeath.tk ) They are a one piece spoof band from Sheffield, Yorkshire who make use of Flash Games related to the iron lady or the Miners Strike to gain popularity. ( http://www.maggiethatcher.com/buymusic.html ) They are not the only ones, however. Chumbawamba also have an E.P out called ‘in Memorium’ which will be sent out to everyone who orders one the day Thatcher dies. The genre ‘Geek or Nerd Hip Hop’ have also produced songs featuring Thatcher such as MC Frontalot with the lyrics “I’ve got a new dance called The Margaret Thatcher.
    It’ll get in your pants, you’d better call the dispatcher.
    and don’t do anything I wouldn’t condone
    except a dance named after a villainous crone.”


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