Welcome to Empirical Purple

A blog by Simon Brady to cover a surprisingly wide range of geekiness, in a combination that no-one else does quite the same way. Probably. Either that, or it'll just be Simon talking about the likes of Football (usually the Soccer variety), PC & Tabletop Gaming, WWE, Movies, Music and occasionally even my actual job of Graphic Design, depending on what I'm up to in the world.

Monday, January 30, 2012

I love your simple logic, Skywalker

I enjoyed the first cartoon adaptation of The Clone Wars, the Samurai Jack-esque stylings were fine at the time, and despite the first seaosn being all non-stop mindless (and pointless) action, it developed much better in the second season with an actual story arc.

However, looking back, it isn't really that great. So George Lucas decided they could do it again, properly. So Clone Wars became The Clone Wars, a 3D extravaganza.

Thursday, January 05, 2012


Brain no worky-worky now.

Described as 'the world's speediest game', Blink (by Mattel) is pretty much Snap for grown-ups. The rules are simple - you each get half the deck, take three cards into your hand, and flip the top of your deck face up.

Then, you match up either shapes (stars, feardrops, triangles, flowers or lightning bolts), colours (yellow, green, blue, grey, red), or number of symbols on the card (from 1 to five) and empty the cards in your hand as quickly as possible.

First one with no cards left wins. Simple, huh? Well.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

I've Made It

No, not to 2012, or to some destination ia a great spiritual or physical journey, but I've made it.

I've been dissed on a rap, on the internet. How cool is that?

Fairly odd start to the blog for 2012, I know, but as it only came out on  January 1st, it's as good a time as any to mention it. Find it here, about 1h 56m in. Good old Zlurpcast.

This Christmas, I are been mostly Xboxing and eating, with family visits thrown in.