The Paste 7 - February 09
Our favorite entertaining bits of whatever.
1. Nick Marino, Managing Editor - World’s Smallest Postal Service
Type your message online, and the WSPS transcribes it in miniscule handwriting on 1 x 1.5-inch stationary, shipping the note in a wax-sealed envelope. Letters come with a magnifying glass!
2. Jason Killingsworth, Deputy Editor & Games Editor - CrispyGamer.com
Instead of weighing the medium’s cultural import for a broad audience, most gaming critics dish out insider fanboy tech-speak about gameplay mechanics and dialogue trees. Thank God for Crispy Gamer’s writing stable. A cool swallow of purified water in the irradiated wasteland of the gaming press.
3. Austin L. Ray, Web Editor - The Nerves’ One Way Ticket
This L.A. band self-released just one four-song EP during its lifespan, despite its prolific songwriting. Kudos to alive records for issuing this completist’s wet dream, worth buying for the first seven tracks alone. With 13 more, it’s a trove of power-pop riches.
4. Steve Thorson, Web Designer - Alhambra
Think board games are for kids and/or nerds? Give Alhambra a try and you’ll be forced to either change your opinion or start attending Dragoncon.
5. Palmer Houchins, Marketing Manager - Ric Flair
The unrivaled pomp and timeless swagger of the pro-wrestler also known as the “Nature Boy” harkens back to the classic sportsmen of yesteryear. His trademarked sequined robe will soon be donated to the Smithsonian. Woo!
6. Rachael Maddux, Assistant Editor - Simply Orange Juice
The pulp-free original variety never lets me down, and Simply Apple and Simply Limeade are equally delicious. If they made Simply Nuclear Waste, I’d probably chug it by the gallon.
7. Tim Regan-Porter, President - Sonos Multi-Room Music System
Play music in any room, send the same music to multiple rooms, stream Internet radio and control it all wirelessly. As an early airtunes adopter, I thought this was technology in search of a problem. Today, it’s as indispensable as my iPod.