I just saw a commercial for the new The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe video game. The announcer talked all about the plot — a quest to save a kingdom, etc. And then he says, “And the only way to win is by finding the ultimate weapon… the Cheat Codes!” At that point a loud and sustained ringing pierced my ears, and so I wasn’t so clear on the rest. But I think we’re supposed to log onto a website and get the cheat codes.
It was an official commercial for the game, and not a commercial for an affiliated website. I find it completely odd that they’re touting cheat codes as the best means of winning the game. But hopefully one of the cheats is Paintball Mode, because that one’s always fun. The commercial repeated a little while later, but the narration had removed all mention of the ultimate weapon being a cheat code. But I’m pretty sure it wasn’t a hallucination.
Also, I’m currently listening to a track from The Beatles. It’s a bootleg from the Let It Be session, and it’s called White Power. It’s a fun little blues rif, and features Paul saying “White Power” over and over – and occasionally “Malcolm X”, “James Brown”, “Cassious Clay”, and the names of other African American celebrities. At one point John yells out “Judy Garland”. I should post mp3’s of the music I mention. Unfortunately I’m stuck on a barely-26k connection right now, so it’ll have to wait a bit.