Horizons: Mermen

July 16th, 2011 by | No comments

Last month we had an article on mermaids and to keep things equal and not being accused of being sexist we are going to take a look at mermen today. They are not that different from their female counterparts; They are also overgrown fish with a human upper body – in this case a man’s obviously.  There are many different myth about mermen depending on where you are in the world. In Greek mythology they have a beard, seaweed hair and a trident. In Irish mythology they are extremely ugly creatures with green teeth, pig-like eyes, green hair and a red nose. Elsewhere they are known to be handsome and magical creatures that can cure illnesses, lift curses and brew potions. Sounds like a splendid fellow to have around.

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Horizons: The Crimson Permanent Assurance

April 16th, 2011 by | 2 comments

This week’s Horizons comes from a tip by Harris McMahon. In his own words: “For those who do not know, this is a short film directed by Terry Gilliam that appeared before the film Monty Python and the Meaning of Life. (I didn’t like the film compared to other things by Monty Python, but the Crimson Permanent Assurance completely stole the show.) The film is about pirates, but not exactly the kind of pirates that you expect. Just watch it and you will understand!” It’s a great, funny comment on capitalism and corporate culture. I suggest you just watch it (I’ve combined the two videos into a single convenient playlist, which you can view below). Read the rest of this entry »

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Something of the Thread: Your favourite ‘Tales’ location

February 27th, 2011 by | 2 comments

What is location you loved most in Tales of Monkey Island? That’s the new question from HaydenWCE, and all the hip people are already answering it, so why aren’t you? Meanwhile, Hande recommends watching a comprehensive overview of adventure games on YouTube.

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Top 5 Best Moments: Monkey Island

February 17th, 2011 by | 1 lonely comment

Lisa Foiles from ‘the escapist‘ has a video of her top 5 moments in Monkey Island 1 & 2. I can’t say I agree with all of her choices, but the video is pretty funny and it’s an entertaining watch. I am especially interested in Joel’s take on insult sword fighting.

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