Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year's Eve

Time: 8-8:30pm (earlier or later is fine)
Place: Cody's Apartment
Date: Saturday 12/31 New Year's Eve

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Friday, December 23, 2011

Your Attendance Is Requested

Your attendance is hereby requested at an 'Extravaganza of the Fantastique!' taking place now in a realm known for its wholesome goodness. OK, actually nothing is really going on, but I am in town and thought that maybe if I announced it, I might actually get to hang out with somebody as opposed to the usual drink-myself-to-sleep routine. I'm looking mostly at Cody and Kevin here, as they are known to reside in these parts, but if JR or CyrusFx is in town that would be +10. Calling me is mostly useless, but I'll try and check my voicemail. Calling the homeline or my significant other's phone is much better, assuming any of you possess either number, which I shall not post here. So, in summary, hanging out with me is awesome because it results in good times for all involved.

Xmas eve war games... the Persian Gulf. Iran's balls are swinging. I wonder if Russia and/or China will be in on this. That other Strike Group (CVN 77) is in home port. The seas are looking a bit lonely for CVN 74.

Fighting or No Fighting.

"I am not concerned about these allegations of racism...

...because Obama has done less for black people and is whiter than Ron Paul," quoth smilingblackman.jpg.

Its cold at the top... where RP stands alone

The shit cannon has now set it sights on 'ol RP, which can only mean one thing: its Ron's turn as dominator. I remember reading about these particular claims back in the day, about 4 years ago, and for the most part they were dismissed as misdirective bullshit. They've just been resurfaced as sloppy fodder against what appears to be the #1 contender (at least in Iowa) for this silly sideshow of a distraction we call the GOP Nominee Race.

For me, politics is kind of like the new sports. I appreciate the mental gymnastics, the showmanship, the spontaneous fights and comraderies, the big plays, the low blows and the knockouts. Somebody bring Rick Perry a stretcher. Of course if politics were sports, Obama would whip everybody's ass in a game of one-on-one.

I'll of course watch the Super Bowl at a bar whilst imbibing upper-echelon brews with fellow drunken compatriots and pseudo-rivals, as the forefathers intended, but I also tend to do the same on major election days, from 2004 through the present. Competition begets alcoholism.

And Ron Paul is a fuckin' mack.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Word of the Day

Polamaluesque - bearing resemblance to Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, either through physical appearance or athletic ability (especially as it would pertain to defensive maneuvering).

(my first submission to Urban Dictionary. I'll put a link in here if it gets through.)

This seemed like a better idea for a post in my head.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Xe changed its name, again

... formally known as, and now known as Academi.

Blackwater charges the government $1,222 per day per guard, equivalent to $445,000 per year, or six times more than the cost of an equivalent U.S. soldier, and has already received more than a billion dollars in government contracts for Iraq alone (this figure excludes hundreds of millions for Afghanistan, Hurricane Katrina and Osama Bin Laden hunting contracts).

Besides already living in an outrageously decadent, unsustainable society with a crumbling civic virtue, you'll know we're officially fucked once we catch Blackwater operatives in the United States operating for somebody else (most likely the highest bidder will be China).

Gamespot's metacritic currently has this "game" (more like outright propaganda) at 38/100, putting it in the solidly shitty category, with the user score even lower. At least they incorporated some of Blackwater's realism in the game:

"It's all too easy to fire on a nonthreatening target by accident as you swing your weapon around toward a primary target (helpfully highlighted in red so that you know it's a threat). The result: wasting ammo on civilians..." 

Monday, December 12, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

12/4 squalor

The first 30 seconds are in 11/4. You gotta love Johnny's double-neck.

And just when you thought it couldn't get any worse...

After seeing this I need to watch people fail so that I can feel better about my mediocre life.


Just resign yourself to the fact that you can never possibly be as good as these guys...

The Star Trek TNG uniform with the sideways pirate hat is really just the icing on the cake, although I've always felt that Future Man is the weak link of the Flecktones. If Dave Grohl were to join forces with Bela and Victor, the world would end. Also... listening to this shit will make you smarter... and make your dick hard.

Of what song is this a parody?

I've got a pointless digression to make.
I like food.
Everyone likes the creamy cakes.
Hell yeah, dude.
Do you like to get drunk and watch the news?
Have you been wearing the vest, the vest, the vest that I bought you?
Or did you trade it in for something new?
Have you been using the paint? It's teal, and weather-sealed. The dust, it must repel.
Have you been wearing the vest, the vest, the vest that I bought you?

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Tuesday, December 06, 2011