Castro v. Fericito

As of late, The Drudge Report has been featuring various stories about the United States’ burgeoning relationship with Cuba thanks to President B.H.O., his new regime, and their policies.

The funny thing, and the point of this post, is the photo that The Drudge has been tagging these various stories with is of a very peculiarly posed Castro.

The physical articulation in this photo immediately reminded me of Saturday Night Live player Fred Armisen and his character “Fericito.”

Fericito is described on Mr. Armisen’s wiki page as, “a Venezueluan nightclub comedian and host of ¡Show Biz Grande Explosion!”.

Here is my composite of the Caribbean and South American celebridades striking a very similar pose:

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MLB 2k9’s Tragically Funny Portrayal of Baseball

MLB 2k9 has any number of unfortunate issues, but I hadn’t seen them until now. It is especially sad to have them on a year when your main competition is The Show’s across-the-board critical success. Video (of some other hippie playing MLB 2k9) after the break.

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Regarding Unreal Engine Licensees Shipping UnrealED

RockPaperShotgun (a great place that should be in everyone’s RSS feed) has this story about some folks figuring out how to make Mirror’s Edge levels with UT3’s editor. One of the interesting points of the piece was this:

Chatting to our industry contacts, you apparently have to pay an additional fee to ship a game with UnrealEd, making them suspect it’ll be patched out sooner or later. Which is a shame: if any game could do with some user-generated maps, it’s shining-in-speed-trial-mode Mirror’s Edge.

That seemed a little sketchy to me so I contacted Epic’s Dana Cowley (Dana’s answer is in italics):

Is a UE licensor charged extra to ship UnrealEd with the finished product on PC?

We don’t charge our licensees extra to ship the Unreal Editor.

Makes sense to me, why charge extra for something that enables people to further Epic’s and the Unreal Engine’s good name?

New Red Dwarf Eps & TV’s Kryten Driving a Carpool

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Red Dwarf fans should get excited, starting tonight a three-episode series of episodes will be aired in the UK. Back to Earth will presumably be available after airing on sites for pirates.

In other smegging news, Robert Llewellyn (Red Dwarf’s Kryten) has been broadcast a series of short-form interviews while driving. Carpool is available for free on the web and via iTunes.

Says Llewellyn:

The idea started a few years ago when I recorded myself and comedian David Baddiel when he gave me a lift through London. The resulting tape was very funny because we soon forgot the camera was there and just chatted away, revealing far more than we would ever have done in a normal TV situation. That tape now resides in my safe. Far too explicit for public consumption.

I started experimenting in the middle of 2008, recording members of my family on various short trips. I tried different camera positions until I settled on the arrangement I use now. One camera in the rear and two in the front pointing at both passenger and driver.

Many episodes have already been recorded and are up for airing on his site with guests such as TV’s Lt. Rimmer (Chris Barrie), Dave Lister (Craig Charles), and more. Both of those are embedded after the break.

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