Sorry that I don't post more often...perhaps this stuff is slightly to blame (other than the fact I'm lazy?!)
EVERYDAY SHOOTER (PS3)
This is an addictive old school shooter that just has to be played to fully understand. Sure, you shoot at shapes and try and get the high score, but you also change the tempo and the tune of the song being played. It's really amazing, simple and best of all FUN! You only use your analog sticks to guide your ship and shoot, so no worries about needing to hit the right buttons at the right time!
Again, here's a fun game that only requires your two thumbs on the analog sticks. You move and control your body with one stick and perform ollies and flips with the other. It gives a realistic (as real as video games can be anyway) approach to skateboarding versus something like Tony Hawk (which I also love) where you're jumping hundreds of feet in the air and skating down roller coasters.
If you want to grind a stair railing in Skate, you don't simply skate towards it and press a button...you hold down on the left analog stick (to bend your legs) and flick the stick upwards (to jump) and land on the railing. Sure, it takes a lil' while to get used to, but once you get the hang of it, it's insanely refreshing and rewarding!
PUSHING DAISIES (ABC Wednesdays)
Easily the BEST show on TV right now! (until The Wire and LOST return, that is.) I love every little thing about it. It makes me feel all squishy inside! (Either from how awesome the love story is or the fact that there's so much delicious pie!!!)
JAMES JEAN'S PROJECT RECESS 2: PORTFOLIO (Adhouse Books)
I cannot say enough about James Jean. He is my favorite artist in comics right now. Just let these images sink in: