Some quick hits:
1. I am somewhat of a Scrabble nerd. Which is not to say that I'm very good at it, but rather that I very much enjoy playing it. I was a huge Scrabulous fan on Facebook, and I've even succumbed and started playing the EA-sponsored OFFICIAL SCRABBLE Facebook app. Hell, me and Gred and our other friend Jongre started the BAD SCRABBLE HANDS page, which still gets quite a lot of traffic even if we haven't updated it since 2001. I've had my eye on the upcoming US release of the DS Scrabble game, which has been out in the UK for a while - I very nearly bought a copy when I was in London earlier this year. (Or maybe it's not the same thing?) Anyway, this story cracked my shit up.
2. Via the excellent Offworld comes this interview with Alex Rigopulos, the man behind Rock Band.
3. Just for shits and giggles, I scoured my old GS blog and found my year-end recaps for 2004, 2006 and 2007. I'm not entirely sure I know what happened to 2005.