Saturday, September 6, 2008

Taco [chat]

Sometimes things need to be popped.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Paul Barnett: Reasons not to play Warhammer Online


Reasons why Warhammer is "really really good":
Point 1: Tolkien
Point 2: Tolkien
Point 3: Poorly Written Tolkien


"epic, heroic, perpetual struggle...or any combination of struggle that's epically heroic."

1) I love tautologies.
2) That line has to be on every piece of Warhammer merchandise ever.
3) Does this fuckwit have marketing Terets?


"And the most important thing about our MMO is that it's not a computer game. What we're making is a total hobby experience. We want you to buy this game, and never buy another one. We want you to spend all your time playing it. We want it to involve skill, commitment, and imagination. The more skill you put in the better the game is; the better you feel. The more commitment you put in (you gotta pay us some money, you gotta agree to play it) then the more the game will reward you. And, imagination. Now, over in America, they call it "immersion"; it's not immersion. Immersion is playing Half-Life and not realizing the house is burning down, and that your wife's left you, and that you haven't eaten for a week. Imagination is 'i've played the game and then I want to talk about it, go onto websites, draw pictures about it, have t-Shirts, I want to think about what i'm going to do when I play next week. I talk to my friends all about it.' If you get skill commitment, and imagination, you get a hobby experience, and a hobby experience should grab you to the core of your being and be the only thing you want to do. That's the game we're making."

So, how is that not a description of World of Warcraft, ass?

John Bush is his own man

Hey, he fucking said it...not me.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

RNC 9/11 Tribute: War Porn

Holy Mother of Fuck.

Olbermann's reaction:

Man loses Hat, killed by Ninja


VALENCIA, Calif. — A 20-year-old man was listed in critical condition after he was struck by a roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain Saturday in Valencia.

The man lost his hat on a ride and climbed two security fences to retrieve it, park officials said. That's when he was struck by the Ninja roller coaster and knocked unconscious.

He remained hospitalized Wednesday. No other details were provided about his injuries.

The roller coaster, which reaches speeds of 55 mph, was shut down until state inspectors determine whether the accident was related to the ride.

The man's name has not been released.

Palin Jokes

I set them up, and you knock them down

What is the difference between a Hockey Mom and a Pit Bull?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

9/11 McCain 9/11 Bush 9/11

Bush to invoke 9/11 as reason to elect McCain

President Bush will tell Republicans on Tuesday night that the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, means voters must elect Sen. John McCain of Arizona as president “to protect America.”

Speaking Tuesday by satellite and relegated to a less-visible slot before the national broadcast networks begin covering the action, Bush will then offer McCain as the only candidate who understands “the lessons of September 11, 2001,” according to excerpts of his remarks released in advance.

HEY! HEY, YOU! 9/11! MCCAIN! 9/11!!!!


The First Best Reason to NOT vote for McCain/Palin

Whatever hay I have made from Baby-Gate in the last two days, this is far worst.

Stein says that as mayor, Palin continued to inject religious beliefs into her policy at times. "She asked the library how she could go about banning books," he says, because some voters thought they had inappropriate language in them. "The librarian was aghast." That woman, Mary Ellen Baker, couldn't be reached for comment, but news reports from the time show that Palin had threatened to fire Baker for not giving "full support" to the mayor.

The quote comes from a new Time Magazine article about Palin's time as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska.

Don LaFontaine Dies: No More Movie Trailers

In a world without Don LaFontaine can there be movie trailers?

Monday, September 1, 2008

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sarah Pailin's Baby

When Sarah Palin announced she was having a baby, local news papers were confused. Why did she wait until 6 months before she was due? And boy-howdy does she look good for being that far along.

But the story then went away.

Six weeks later she has her baby. She was Texas, her water broke, she gave a speech and took the slow train back to Alaska laster on. All very strange. They named the child Trig, he has Down's Syndrome.

But the story went away.

Now some journalists and bloggers have done some digging. And they are now calling shenanigans. They've been doing through the news archives and looking and pictures. They thing that the whole story is a sham and that the kid, is Pailin's oldest daughters. Here are two links that walk through the story.

These are just rumors, but both posts make really good arguments. Look for this to break into the mainstream media soon. Where ever you are politically, her vetting and announcement happened very quickly. That along is enough for someone to dig deeper and ask some had questions.

***UPDATE: Do you know how Gov. Palin is dealing with the rumors that her youngest son Trig is not her child, but her oldest daughters? Announcing that her oldest daughter, Bristol, is five months pregnant. That Bristol will soon be marrying the unborn baby's father. And that Bristol is about to learn the hard lessons adulthood. Thus Bristol is being forced into a married that is doomed to fail.

What else does this mean. The math says that Trig is Pailin's child. It also means that Pailin is just a bad mother.

***UPDATE 2: Internet Grump John C Dvorak has a theory:

Bristol is not pregnant at all but she did have the baby Trig and that story is becoming unraveled. Sarah is going to have to leave the race and the party needs a fall guy. The fall guy caused the problem in the first place: Bristol. Palin will exit for the “sake of the family” No harm, no foul. This is too much of a weird coincidence otherwise.

Not bad, and it makes the time line work. John Gruber brings up Tom Eagleton who lasted 18 days before withdrawing from the McGovern ticket in 1972. All Eagleton did was not tell everyone that he has been treated for depression.

However this turns out Sarah Palin through her daughter (and at least one baby) under the bus for political gain.