Monday, September 29, 2008

SpongeBob SquarePants online fun and games

If you are a regular reader of this blog, then you already know that I love cartoons and video games. SpongeBob SquarePants is one of my many favourite cartoons, even though I am much too old for it according to convention! :-) I especially loved the big movie a few years back, it was very surreal and really funny.

There are some great free SpongeBob online video games on the web, and here are some links to the best of what's out there for you to try for yourself:

SpongeBob SquarePants online games and wallpapers in my Dan-Dare.org site

SpongeBob SquarePants games at SpongeBobOnlineGame.com

The SpongeBob Online Games Blog

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Free games featuring Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, Ice Age and more

I have created another new section in my ever-expanding group of fun and games websites, this one being for games related to computer-generated cartoon movies such as Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, Ice Age, Horton, Open Season and so on (i.e. "non-Pixar" movies):

Shrek and Other CG Movie Games

I designed it to compliment these and other existing site sections:

Disney and Pixar Games

Sonic and Mario Games - Page 1

Sonic and Mario Games - Page 2

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Wedding Photos

A bit late I suppose given that I got married two months ago now (see here), but never mind - a few photos of my wife Su and myself in traditional Thai wedding costume can now be found here, if you're interested in seeing them. :-)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Virgin Comics buyout and renaming

Virgin Comics, which published the recent adventure of Dan Dare that ran from November last year until July this year, was the subject of a management buyout on the 24th of this month and has been renamed to "Liquid Comics".

It is unclear at this time what will happen with regards to any possible further Dan Dare stories.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A bit of an eco-rant!

I don't normally (if ever) get political in this blog, but perhaps I should make it a regular feature. After all, politics is one of my favourite subjects, at least in so far as I'm interested in issues like: why do the citizens of the UK and the US seem to believe they live in free democracies when clearly they do not? (fraudulent presidential elections, tricked-and-lied-to electorates, lobbied-and-paid-off politicians, unelected prime ministers, CCTVs everywhere even in school toilets, etc., etc.), and why do people everywhere seem to think that just saying they are green and that they care about the environment is the same thing as actually being and doing those things in truly meaningful ways? You get my drift, I think...

Anyway, this article just caught my attention in Yahoo: Nature's Budget Has Run Out For This Year. Take a look at it and have a good read of it, hopefully you'll find that it makes sense just as I much as I do, and hopefully you'll also know that there isn't a darned thing can be done about it..... except try and live your life by consuming and wasting as little as you possibly can! Every day, all year, every year! Simple really.

I mean, it's really simple. Stop buying things you don't need (this week's fashionable clothes items and/or accessories, the newest must-have techno toys, tiny-bit-better mobile phones, trinkets, baubles, bangles, pretty shiny things, any other kinds of useless junk), and stop eating and drinking junk packaged in tons of plastic too. You, me (I do it all already), everyone can save the planet that way. Don't wait for everyone else to do it first before you do it, start for yourself and be a trend-setting go-getting green planet-saver!

Oh, and if you can, please try not to fall into the "it's okay, I recycle" trap. Really, think about it. Isn't that a lot like not really caring what you're doing? You may recycle, but are you sure what you send for recycling actually gets recycled, and if so in environmentally sound ways? And even then, wouldn't it just be a whole lot better to stop using up so much stuff in the first place, and save all the effort of making the junk and then recycling it later. Less is more: less junk used and discarded is more resources saved = planet saved, surely.

Here is another tale of ecological woe in today's news, as if more were needed really: Methane Escaping From Arctic Sea Bed.

A final thought from me on all this for now: It seems to me that the vast majority of adults in the world are parents (of children, obviously), so how is it that the world is getting into such a huge environmental mess? Surely even the big bosses of the businesses that are helping to create the big mess (i.e. all consumerism-related businesses, i.e. most businesses), with their neverending drives for more profits from more sales from more advertising from more production, are parents too in most cases? How then are they, and every other parent, going to explain to future generations what it is that is going on right now? Don't they care, these parent types? They seriously should, don't you think?! ;-)

(Oh, and by the way, I've no children and don't want any, I don't own and don't drive a car because I use public transport and my legs instead, I don't buy endless consumer items either on credit or for cash, I replace things only when they are truly worn out and broken, I don't buy more food than I can eat, I buy virtually no pre-packaged food, I live in small but comfortable shared accommodation, and consequently from all that I have a really low eco-footprint plus low living costs and not many worries, just in case you are wondering. I have no glass houses so I can throw stones! Truth be told, I don't really need to care what everyone else does to the planet, given that I choose not to be a parent. Except I do care. Very much.)

Friday, September 12, 2008

Movie games, Cartoon games, Sci-Fi games, Anime games, Video games

Since my previous post was about my large online collection of wallpaper pictures, I thought it might be useful to also list a few links to my equally large collection of very closely related online games:

Cartoon, Movie, TV, Sci-Fi and Anime Games - Page 1

Cartoon, Movie, TV, Sci-Fi and Anime Games - Page 2

Disney and Pixar Games

Sonic and Mario Games - Page 1

Sonic and Mario Games - Page 2

Hopefully you will find it all to be very entertaining..... :-)

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

More free Desktop Wallpapers than you can shake a stick at!

If you are looking for free high quality non-watermarked Sci-Fi Wallpapers, Movie Wallpapers, Cartoon Wallpapers and Video Game Wallpapers, then you have come to the right place..... :-)

I like to change the background wallpaper picture on my Windows desktop every month or so, to keep it interesting. As a result of that I have collected (and in some cases created) a lot of wallpaper pictures over the years, mostly related to my interests in sci-fi, movies, cartoons and video games. I have added the very best ones to my group of entertainment websites, just in case any of you out there might also be interested in them.

Here is the current list of them all, as links to 1024 x 768 pixels screen size pages - there are alternate versions and larger sizes for many of them (plus there are also free Flash online games included with almost all of them, just for the extra fun of it):

Star Wars
Star Wars R2-D2
Harry Potter
Sonic the Hedgehog (x 5 alternate versions)
Sonic Heroes
Shadow the Hedgehog
Super Mario Bros. (x 5)
Mario Memories
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
PoKeMoN (x 3)
Puyo Pop Fever
Super Monkey Ball
Donkey Kong
Mega Man
Crash Bandicoot
Scooby-Doo
Scooby-Doo 2 - Monsters Unleashed
Wacky Races
Tom and Jerry
Looney Tunes (x 2)
Futurama
The Simpsons (x 3)
More Simpsons
The Simpsons Movie (x 2)
Thunderbirds Movie
TMNT Movie
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Power Rangers Dino Thunder
Power Rangers S.P.D.
Power Rangers Mystic Force
Transformers Movie
Transformers Animated
The Matrix (x 2)
Hellboy II - The Golden Army (x 2)
Batman Begins
Batman - The Dark Knight (x 2)
Superman Returns
Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man 3
Hulk
The Incredible Hulk
Star Trek (x 3)
Star Trek Ships of the Line
Star Trek USS Enterprise (x 4)
The Fast and the Furious
2 Fast 2 Furious
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
National Treasure - Book of Secrets
Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl
Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Man's Chest
Pirates of the Caribbean - At World's End
The Chronicles of Narnia - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Chronicles of Narnia - Prince Caspian
Toy Story 2 (x 2)
Toy Story 2 Little Green Men
A Bug's Life
For the Birds
Monsters, Inc. (x 2)
Finding Nemo (x 2)
The Incredibles (x 2)
Cars (x 2)
"Real" Cars
Ratatouille (x 3)
WALL-E (x 3)
Walt Disney / Mickey Mouse (x 2)
Winnie the Pooh (x 2)
Lilo & Stitch (x 2)
Chicken Little
Meet the Robinsons
Ice Age
Robots
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who
Shrek
Shrek the Third
Shark Tale
Madagascar (x 2)
Flushed Away
Bee Movie
Kung Fu Panda
Open Season
The Ant Bully
SpongeBob SquarePants (x 2)
More SpongeBob SquarePants
Catscratch
Danny Phantom
Avatar
Naruto
Ben 10 (x 2)
American Dragon (x 2)
Camp Lazlo
Dexter's Laboratory
Astro Boy
The Smurfs
Mr. Men and Little Miss
Garfield
Garfield Movie
The Muppets
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Casper the Friendly Ghost
Felix the Cat
Betty Boop (x 2)
Dan Dare (x 4)
South Park
Grand Theft Auto - San Andreas
GTA IV (x 2)

(See this wallpaper site for visual links to some of the above.)

So there you are - wallpaper, wallpaper, everywhere! Enjoy! :-)