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The Mii Generation

Our two year old daughter recognizes her Mommy and Daddy's Miis on sight. Should I be worried?

The hippos are wiggling their ears

Disney is currently celebrating a "Year of a Million Dreams" at the Disney parks. I recently found out that they're holding a "Dream Job" contest (sponsored by The winners will get to go to Disneyland to experience one of the following jobs: Jungle Cruise Skipper, Parade Performer, Pirate, Princess-in-waiting, Haunted Mansion butler/maid.

By the time I learned of the contest, there wasn't much time before submissions were due. Entering the contest required submitting a short video (45 seconds). I liked the idea of the jungle cruise, so I thought of a couple jokes, found a hat, and made a quick video.

Long story short, I'm one of 20 finalists for the jungle cruise job. I'm including my video below, but if you have a moment, I'd appreciate it if you'd vote for my video in the contest.

Here's the the page where you can vote for my video (click "This one gets my Vote!"):
Here's the the contest page, so you can see all the videos you'd like.

Seemed like something kind of fun. If you do vote, I thank you.

I'm boggled. Weboggled, that is.

The latest web distraction to steal a few minutes of my day: Weboggle.

There's a new game every 3 minutes or so, you can see scores from other users (some of whom are cheating as teams and others must be cheating somehow, I just know it), and with scores comes a list of words you didn't get (as well as words only you got, but that hasn't happened to me yet).

Everytime I'm there, I have to say "just one more game" at least three times before I can actually leave. If you try it out, I'm usually there as "Ken"; look for me in the lower half of the scores list.

Rocking out

While in SF recently, I stayed with friends who had just moved up there, and they turned me on to a Playstation game called 'Guitar Hero'.

If you've ever caught yourself playing a bit of air guitar, you would have fun with this game. The game controller is a plastic guitar shaped controller which you hang from your neck by its strap. You have 5 'fret' keys by your left hand (assuming you are right handed), and 1 'strum' key for your right hand. The game has some great songs; while a song plays, your job is to watch the 'notes' come toward you, and, in rhythm, strum the guitar while holding down the correct combination of fret keys.

It's not as complicated as a real guitar, of course. But it's fun, and you get the same fun feeling that causes people everywhere to play the occasional air guitar. And there's more than I've gone into here: the guitar does have a whammy bar, and you can rock out extra hard by tilting the guitar up vertically.

It's silly fun, but isn't that all you can really ask for?

Link: 'Guitar Hero' on (where it has a 92 out of 100)