My first job out of college, I was fired. I used two words with my editor that proved career limiting. I have quit with no notice; I've given two weeks and had cake on my last day. I've signed paperwork at the long conference room table twice. And I've had a farewell so tearful I wore sunglasses as I said goodbye.
Before Asshole Dog, there was Asshole Anubis | "The Hunting of Ducks," by Jenny Haines. This is the first of her "Games in Art" series, which is "inspired by my studies of ancient art history and my passion for gaming."
Duke Nukem's on a Roll | A games store employee applying price tags supplies this zinger. Not sure I'd pick that up used. (via Reddit.)
Street Cred | "In response to your latest post of the Mega Man collection, thought I'd share with you photos of my Street Fighter game collection," says reader Clarence L. "All games are NTSC-1. Every game, version, variant, demo, cameos, even games with official Street Fighter special moves ... all in original…
Charbroiled Buns | Until March 1, Quick, a Benelux fast food chain, is serving sithburgers on black buns to commemorate the 3D re-release of Star Wars: Episode I. (h/t Kevin Butler.)
Huh-Huh ... You Said ... 'Bust' | Lifelike busts of 1990s entertainment icons Beavis and Butt-Head. Seen via Geeokologie.
Lego My Mario | A childhood friend of mine fooled around with his wife's LEGOs and came up with this, working without any notes. (Full size here) Image and LEGO Mario by Richard Tysinger.
Dog Days of Christmas | Kane & Lynch 2 evidently can be had at a stocking-stuffer price at reader Vincent K.'s local Walmart.
Get Item! | Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of The Legend of Zelda, accepts the Video Game Awards' inaugural hall of fame award on behalf of the game and Nintendo.
Red Bird Baked in a Pie | No pork products on this Angry Birds pizza. Just red and yellow peppers, olives, mushrooms. (Seen via Neatorama)
We have no illusions that this is the first WTF knife kill for a game that's been out for two weeks, and played by millions online since its release. Another year, another Call of Duty, another crazy across-the-map blind knife kill, right? There have been many already, some coming before the game's official release…
Yesterday, When I was Young | The Nintendo GameCube display at the Toys 'R Us in Times Square on Nov. 19, 2001. The console celebrated the 10th anniversary of its North American release today. (Getty Images)
Oh, Deer | Wildlife officers in Florida killed a 16-foot Burmese Python that was a bit ... distended. Inside it was the intact carcass of a 76-pound deer. [South Florida Water Management District, via AP]
A Night at the Symphony | A 70-piece symphony and choir perform selections from The Legend of Zelda's 25 year history at The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Concert in Los Angeles on Oct. 21, 2011. (Photo by Nintendo of America)
Objection Sustained? Or Overruled? | A Phoenix Wright cosplayer joins the Occupy demonstration in Santa Rosa, Calif. yesterday. (Image submitted by Joel B.)