austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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I can pushk up Madagascar, grab a whale by the tail

Popeye Saves The Earth was a pretty mediocre 1994 pinball game designed by Python Anghelo, the famous game designer behind Joust, one of the leading early 80s video games about bludgeoning people with ostriches. Recently I acquired a document purporting to be Anghelo's proposed theme for this pinball through the elaborate process of looking up the game on the Pinball database. It's a mere nine-page document and yet it's the most wonderfully deranged Popeye-related thing I've seen in weeks. I recommend you read the whole thing, so let me share the good parts, so you can go on to be disappointed.


The rest of this mind-blown report about the backstory of the Popeye pinball game is over at my humor blog and, again, it's a pretty weird one. Other stuff that's run over there since last week's big feature, Are You There? If Not, Then Who's Ignoring This? have been:

Trivia: In the 1990s the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures established that, even allowing for the atoms which are rubbed off inevitably in the occasional handling of the platinum-iridium International Prototype Kilogram, it had lost additional mass of an amount about equal to a fingerprint's. Source: The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements, Sam Kean.

Currently Reading: What Makes This Book So Great, Jo Walton.

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