The last guy in Rhode Island who welshed on a $1.1 million payment probably ended up in the weeds, stuffed in the trunk of his car, dumped in the harbor and tossed in the woods -- all at the same time.
Tommy and Michael Caffee of "Brotherhood" fame were ruthless in politics and crime. One of Michael's "associates" shot a bar patron just for wearing a Derek Jeter shirt. Even Frank Costello, Billy Costigan and their crew from "The Departed" had issues with the boys from Providence. Fact or fiction? We report, you decide.
So, in a sense, it's probably extrodinary that Curt Schilling and his video-game company, 38 Studios, are still with us after burning up $50 million of the $75 million in Ocean State aid they received. At least their latest $1.1 million check cleared Friday.
38 Studios posted the above trailer promoting its latest Amalur effort - Project Copernicus World Fly-Through - on You Tube as Governor Lincoln Chaffee announced the game was on track for its June 2013 launch. More like "38 Studios - Cash Burn-Through."
Perfect timing. Fitting on the day that the Facebook IPO flopped. My money is still on Solyndra, Enron, today's SpaceX launch, "New Coke," the Celtics in Game 4 and the 2011 Red Sox. Glad to see Jonathan Papelbon get the save Friday, about 232 days too late. We now also know Bobby Valentine has a greater vertical leap than Asante Samuel or Ryan Hollins and enjoys ABC Gum.
The 76ers pulled off a miraculous comeback, why can't 38 Studios?
Schilling was shilling for views via his @gehrig38 Twitter account Friday with several pitches, including this one:
youtube.com/watch?feature=Ö Can my followers help this go viral?— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) May 19, 2012
As a service to the taxpayers of Rhode Island and Amalur fans everywhere, we're happy to oblige twice. Happy gaming.
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