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First of all, stop your bitchin’.  Second of all, we apologize (sort of) for the extreme delay in posting new things. However we are currently busting ass to beef up MoC.  We’re talking complete overhaul here. If we had to compare it to something it’d probably parallel steam engines transitioning to hover cars. Yeah, exactly.  So any kind of feedback and/or ideas would be greatly appreciated, so that we can provide you guys with the most awesome-est shit ever (including content). What direction would you like the MoC to go???

Sincerely,

Alexander
Chief Executive Operations Officer
The Ministry of Criticism

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Popcap Games, creator of titles such as Zuma, Peggle, and Bejeweled, has released a new treasure: Plants Vs. Zombies. Available for both Mac and PC (Console and mobile versions coming soon), this game is the first I’ve seen that brings together both our green-colored world-sharers, and those dastardly flesh-eating corpses we call zombies, in one setting. Earlier attempts at such a thing: Basil Vs. Zombies, and Gardenia Evil 3, failed miserably.

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Plants Vs. Zombies excels in many areas. First, it keeps cartoony flair that not only appeals to the younger crowd, but allows for solo play even late at night, without fear of pissing your pants. The way the zombies are rendered, you know they will not harm you – but it’s still intense when your field of plants is in danger.

Secondly, being a casual game, Plants Vs. Zombies is a title that is easy to pickup-and-go, meaning that even if you only have 15 minutes to spare or are busy watching Star Trek, you can still enjoy smaller tidbits of fun. Plus, each level only lasts about 10 minutes, so it can work around any schedule.

Lastly, considering that the world we currently live in is becoming more of a multi-platform society, Pop Cap’s decision to develop for the Mac was a wise one. Case in point: If Pop Cap didn’t make Plants Vs. Zombies for the Mac, I wouldn’t have purchased it. (That is, until the Xbox 360 or iPhone version were made available).

All of that said, if you enjoy zombie culture OR herbology:

GET THIS GAME! ($19.99)

(picture(s) and video(s) courtesy/rights of PopCap Games)

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What the fuck?!?! Where are the zombies??? This is a post-apocalyptic film right??? Juuuust kidding, hopefully this will be a decent adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s 2006 Pulitzer Prize winning novel. Check the trailer after the break:

This moccasin/boat shoe hybrid engineer boot from Vael is fucking amazing. There are three colors, each with a white Vibram Christy outsole. They will be available this fall, but I won’t be after getting a pair of these and trekking off into the wilderness to build my bad ass treehouse.

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As the banner above (taken directly from Evernote.com) mentions, Evernote is a piece of software that allows you to sync content from all over the place. Once an (free) account is created, notes can be made from a number of places:

1) Locally on a computer, using their Mac or PC software.
2) iPhone application.
3) Evernote.com. 

Once a note is made (text, audio, or images are acceptable forms of notes – it can even read text FROM images!), content can be synced to-and-from the Evernote universe/cloud.

From a monetary perspective, Evernote banks on the fact that hardcore users of their product will need more bandwidth, which you have to pay monthly for. But, for the average user (like myself – I’ve been a user for almost a year), their 40MB per month cap is more than enough.

So, if you’re like me, and what all of your todos/homework/grocery lists to be synced to multiple locations, CHECK OUT EVERNOTE!

So usually skate parks consist of a large area covered in concrete obstacles with nothing in place to help reduce “urban heat island” effect in addition to effectively draining storm water. Well out in Portland, Oregon at the Ed Benedict Skate Plaza, New Line Skateparks has spearheaded the issue by incorporating trees and native plants, known as “green channels” and “bio filtration islands”, to help relieve storm water runoff and filter it back into the earth.  Hopefully more and more of these will be popping up around the states. Check out more photos of Ed Benedict Skate Plaza after the break:

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Not man enough to open a bottle of wine??? Maybe the Bourgeois Brass Knuckle wine opener would help put some pep in your step ya fuckin’ milk toast.

Oh and this is just a concept for now… too bad for you…

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