"THE LOST WORLD" FOUND
A fang-baring velociraptor charges through the jungle, smelling your blood, chomping every warm-blooded creature in its path. Death nips at your heels. Sure, we've all been there, but now you can replay the wonderful memories from the comfort of your computer.
"Trespasser" is a new CD-ROM game based on "The Lost World," the cinematic follow-up to "Jurassic Park." DreamWorks Interactive -- the same guys who made the movies -- developed the game. They made a game that's high on cool graphics and sound and even higher on player freedom. Go anywhere you want -- there's 10 square miles of 3-D ground to explore -- and use your ears as much as your eyes. If you can lift it, you can use it as a weapon. Ultimately, sharp wits keep you alive. It's strictly a one-player feast and sells for about $40.
Nowadays, kids are either all that, all about the Benjamins or bout it, bout it. At least, according to Teenspeak 101. This "Cliffs Notes" to young lingo is published by the Women's Network on www.iVillage.com. But we'll save you some time; here's a glossary of terms you may -- or may not -- know:
All that: The epitome of everything good.
Aw-ight (aw-IGHT): I agree.
Benjamins: Money, the kind that has Benjamin Franklin on it.
Bout it: Handling business.
Jone-ing: To make fun of.
Kick it: Have fun.
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QUOTE OF THE DAY
"I don't want to burden my soul with anger -- not anymore. Anger sounds really destructive to me right now."
-- Singer Alanis Morissette in an interview with E! online.
-- Knight Ridder