26.9.08

Why Doesn't Dan watch TV?

Answer: "Well over a year."

Sometimes I get strange looks like I'm a bizarre Amish man when I say I don't like watching TV. Don't get me wrong, I love TV shows. I watch plenty of downloaded shows and love every season I have of Scrubs. I mean, I'm in the storytelling business for Pete's sake (I'll have to work out who this "Pete" guy is sometime).

I heard a statistic that in Australia people watch 7 hours of TV per week on average, a modest number. Generally it's seems like about 1/3 of TV is commercials, so that's say 2.5 hours per week. So that's roughly 10 hours per month - Seems like a bit, but it's not that bad. Over a year that would be 120 hours, so let's say 120/24= 6 days a year non-stop. Now if Joe Blo starts watching TV at 5 years old, and watches until he croaks it at 75, that's (70 years *6 day) 420 days in his life that he spends... not just watching TV.... JUST WATCHING COMMERCIALS!

That's "Well over a year".

If I really need know what the most fashionable shade of pink lipstick is, I can do my own research and find out, I don't need to be told 10 times a day.

Rant over.

Viva Pinata 2: Twubble in Pawadise!


Heyhey!

A game I worked on has been released and it's not a half bad game! I only worked on it for about 3 months and it was actually a lot of fun (once you got past the terminal lack of rigs). I animated the giant Rhino (easy to see because he's so big) and the small bird (difficult to see even if you squint). Check out a review here:

The first post

Now to warm up the crowd, please give it up for... Phil!:

"Hey folks, thank you, you're very kind it's great to be here.."
Claps die out.
"Ummm."
Dead silence.
"I got nothing."