King of Kong: a great story for gamers and non-gamers alike.

I wouldn’t say I’m a fan of documentaries… but I can’t say I don’t like them either.  Given the choice, however, I’m much more likely to pick an action adventure.  But who could pass up a story with a likable underdog, down on his luck and fighting against the establishment for recognition?

King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters tells the story of an out of work guy from Seattle who decides to beat the world record score for Donkey Kong.  The documentary follows his progress as he strives to take the crown from a champion who, it seems, may not deserve it. 

Steve Wiebe isn’t your average gamer, he’s attractive, was a jock and has a beautiful family. When Steve looses his job he decides to focus his competitive energy on something he can do from home, while caring for his children: beat a world record on a classic video game.  When he wades into the world of competitive video games, populated with… well… people who weren’t jocks, it’s almost like high school all over again, only this time, the geeks have the upper hand.  Can Steve prevail? Watch and find out, you never can tell how it may end.


My rating: worth the cost of a rental and the time to watch it.


A little to the left… a bit higher…

… yeah, that’s the spot.


Woo Woo!

I really, really miss having a dog.  At least I have web videos like this to fill part of the need.

Singing Husky @ Yahoo! Video

Random picture from a SmugMug gallery

Random SmubMug picture

It’s been almost two years since I posted a random picture from our trip to Salzburg, but strangely enough I never posted the mini-tip for inserting a random picture from a SmugMug gallery.  It’s actually simple enough.  Just insert an image link which points to with the album id and desired image size.  The URL ends up looking like this:

You can find the AlbumID by browsing to one of your SmugMug albums then examining the URL.

Go forth and randomize!