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Monday, March 31, 2003
 
Tivo, unknown poet Here are the Tivo programming guide descriptions of several old Nickelodeon cartoons. Ren & Stimpy: Animated action with the intense cat and dog duo. Pinky & the Brain: The odd buddies have many strange adventures. And so I intend to take this writing style and apply it to more famous works. Citizen Kane: Live Action adventures of the wily newspaper magnate. Casablanca: Foreign intrigue surrounds a neighborhood bar. Natural Born Killers: A couple has many strange adventures across America. The Godfather: An extended family deals with tension and changing times in New York. The Shawshank Redemption: Andy, Red, and Warden Samuel deal with everyday life in Shawshank prison. 2001, A Space Odyssey: Outer Space adventures of Dave, Frank, and their trusty computer, Hal. And now that I feel so very clever, I bid you adieu. edit: Just testing, I can't post new updates so I'm seeing if I can edit old ones.
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Sunday, March 30, 2003
 
Damn you NickToons! So anyway, my TV now gets the Nick Toons channel, which means I've basically devolved and am now watching all the cartoons I watched when I was 12. One holds up pretty well; another holds up less than I would've hoped; and Ren and Stimpy is just as disturbing and confusing as when I first watched it. What's incredibly frustrating are the commercials. See, there are no real commercials. Just ads for other nickelodeon programming and short bits filmed by their cocaine-snorting department heads, such as "We're kind of fairies," in which two people in pink run around hassling people. These commercials are frustrating enough on their own, but for fuck's sake, how many little kids are watching cartoons at 1 AM? Even before AdultSwim, Cartoon Network always acknowledged their older viewers with a little wink and nudge just over the younger kids' heads. Nick Toons, on the other hand, seems to think that little children are their sole audience, even during 2 AM showings of the Angry Beavers, which I assure you is better than it sounds.
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Thursday, March 27, 2003
 
Morocco joins the coalition against Iraq! Well if this is the sort of stuff that's really going on in the world, then I think the jobs of comedians everywhere are in danger: Washington Post: According to the wire service, Morocco's weekly al Usbu' al-Siyassi claimed that Morocco has offered 2,000 monkeys to help detonate land mines. This is the point in the piece where I'd make a joke, but apparently reality beat me to it.
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Who told Scott about petition-online? Apparently Scott isn't alone in his hatred of Michael Moore and his love for pointing out Moore's obesity. I present a link to a petition requesting that Michael Moore go on a hunger strike.
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Thank fucking God Well, I needed a real spiritual pick me up in my college hunt. UCLA rejected me, which was discouraging, even if I never intended to actually go there. But being rejected by them was a real smack to the head because it made me wonder about all the other colleges and whether they'd accept me. Luckily I found out that I got into UC Berkeley today. I find that to be quite satisfying because it means I've been accepted by a school that I might have gone to even if I'd been accepted to every other place I applied. This does not, of course, necessarily mean I'm going to Berkeley, but it means I can relax a little because I have at least one excellent option sewn down in the event that every other school decides I am unworthy of their attention. Going there would be an interesting experience because I'd be considered a conservative because every one there is crazy. I think I'm gonna go practice writing some editorials about Family Values just in case...
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Quick Note Quick piece of advice for every TV network. Stop trying to program things for Friday. Only lifeless dorks such as myself or my friends are home and even then we don't watch your bullshit. Friday TV sucks for everything except for scifi shows on cable, and those only work because fans of scifi shows tend to fit into the previously mentioned lifeless dorks category. A lot of networks have tried putting scifi on Friday because it works on cable for the scifi channel, but that's like saying "comedy works for NBC on Thursday, so let's put our new comedy show on at 8:00 PM on Thursday." This same insane strategy is probably going to get John Doe cancelled, which is a real shame because few shows on television have bigger balls than John Doe.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2003
 
George Bush, cartoon villain "A day of Reckoning" is in store for Iraq, according to our President. That's swell and all but I'd really like it if Bush stopped talking like a super villain. He reminds me at this point of a delightful villain from The Real Adventures of Johnny Quest (1996) cartoon show. The guy was this nut whose family was murdered, and he ran around with this charred photo book called the Book of Rage. He'd spend whole episodes screaming in a raspy voice fun little utterances like "Your fate shall be sealed in doom, or so it is written In the Book of Rage!" The guy was just delightfully melodramatic and whenever I run into one of my petty rivals at school, I can sometimes be heard screeching about their doom and its placement in the Book of Rage. Bush should seek in the future to make sure that he doesn't pattern his speaking style after someone who looks like this:
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I laugh out loud at your abilities Drobnsmack has launched. I repeat, Drobnsmack has launched!
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Tuesday, March 25, 2003
 
Friggin Lasers Saddam Hussein will tremble in the presence of our Dolphins with friggin "laser" beams on their heads! If he gets too cocky, we'll break out the mutated sea bass.
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Sunday, March 23, 2003
 
Mouse Trap Computer generated Mickey Mouse sucks. It's just that simple. I have no idea why the Disney animators thought that for the Oscars they should use a stupid 3d Mickey Mouse. It looked bad and it just wasn't Mickey Mouse. I sincerely hope that they're not using a crappy Mickey like that one in their upcoming Mickey, Donald, and Goofy movie. PS: Maybe Polanski can take his brand new Oscar and shove it up the ass of a drugged thirteen year-old girl. For fuck's sake, how can the media be so obsessed with a case like Elizabeth Smart's kidnapping and then not laugh out loud when they hear people in Hollywood decry this man's legal woes?
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Ummm, woah I know that they need to report the news, but if they do anymore Peter Jennings newsbreaks they're really gonna sucker punch the Oscars a lot harder than need be. Now right after stuff about American soldiers dying, they cut to Steve Martin making jokes. They need to at the very least put the newsbreak in the center of the commercial break. Give Steve some space.
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Acadamy Awards Initial reactions to the first half-hour: Steve Martin was a bit awkward, but as good could be expected given the circumstances. The music SUCKS. It's just terrible. Cameron Diaz walks out and we get some sort of weird ass death star dramatic music. Keanu Reeves walks out and he's got some sort of jazzy Las Vegas showgirl music. They do a tribute to past Supporting Actors, and we get some swelling classical orchestral piece. None of the music makes sense. Oh, and fuck you, Ben Affleck. If you hadn't married Jennifer Lopez, she would've had to have topped that awards show dress from a few years back. Instead she comes out wearing something that actually acts as clothing and covers her body. Thanks a lot, Ben!
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Time saver Thank goodness we found a chemical weapons plant in Iraq, now we don't need to plant any evidence. Take that, France!
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Another dumb journalist Here's an article that claims to really know why we're going to war with Iraq. It starts out with a very inflammatory tone about American empire. Then, because it's pretty hard to find evidence that the US wants to occupy nations all over the world, it scales back the definition of empire to "has a base within 100 miles of the country." It quotes tiny lines from government documents; real general statements like "the best defense is a good offense" and then shoots off in wild leaps about how this represents a gigantic shift toward world domination by the US. The only real quotes from people are all from professors and others who don't actually speak for the US government. It's just a very silly piece that starts off ridiculous, and ends up trying to save itself by redefining its initial claims in vaguer terms.
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Friday, March 21, 2003
 
DEAR GOD NO! I'd like to explain something about myself to you, the three people who visit this site (a number which includes myself). I love television. I was raised by television, which is not to besmirch my parents; they simply couldn't compete with the cornucopia of delight TV provides. And so, when I find a TV show that I like, or even love, and it is cancelled, I grieve. I don't mean that I wish things otherwise and move on; I mean that when a show is cancelled, I move into a deep mood of introspection and nostalgia. The canceling of Farscape, probably the best Scifi series of the last five years (even with this last season being a little weak), doesn't just make me feel bad about Farscape. I feel bad about Family Guy; I think about Mystery Science Theater 3000, Pete & Pete, Quantum Leap, hell, even shows that turned into absolute shit like Seaquest. I watched the final episode of Farscape tonight. It was a painful experience. Oddly enough, the show had a perfect ending. Even with so many plot threads left hanging, even with a very rushed episode, the ending would've been perfect ... until the last two minutes. They actually had a bloody beautiful conclusion to the series, which in its own way, has been a love story. And then the To Be Continued ending hit. And it hit violently. I've seen many shows have painful endings because they didn't know they were making their last episode. Newsradio had a very sad last episode because they had no idea the series was over; Quantum Leap had an incredibly sad final moment to its last episode because the producer had to try to wrap the series up in a single screen of text); that stupid Earth 2 show ended with the main character going into a coma. But this Farscape ending. It's not even sad or annoying like one of those; it's just infuriating. I feel like I just watched Casablanca, but at the very end, instead of Bogart and Claud Rains walking off into the distance, Ingrid Bergman's plane swings around and riddles their bodies with bullets. That's how out of place and frustrating Farscape's ending was, and I'm frankly surprised the producers just didn't cut the last 2 minutes of the show to give it a real ending.
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Thursday, March 20, 2003
 
Whatever, I do what I want! 178 kb aerial photo of Baghdad (or so the host claims) Jeesh. Really doesn't look all that different from the US when you get that high up. Oh, I'll return to my color-coded posting rythms tommorow probably. This was just easier for now because I'm lazy and like to eat babies.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2003
 
Hmmm War watching tip: Oddly enough, I find that I can get my war news fastest by reading random posts on web forums. Reading angry web forums is like having hundreds of people regurgitating every piece of news they hear. For instance, I've heard random speculation from local radio stations. I've heard about US operations in Afghanistan about 20 minutes before FoxNews picked them up. Of course, I've also read a lot of posts about how Saddam is using alien chocolate to carve his name into the moon, but you've got to take the good with the bad. Either way, it's better than trying to watch cable news or waiting for CNN and Fox to update their webpages.
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Jesus H. fucking... For god's sake, Fox News is already saying "The War to liberate Iraq has begun!" Fox News: Fair and balanced news. I'm not some anti-war nut, but Fox News could atleast hide their fucking giddiness. They're not just quoting Ari Fleischer; this is their description of the war.
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NOT YET! NOT YET! I picked March 21st in the war pool. WAIT ANOTHER DAY OR TWO TO ATTACK!
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Tuesday, March 18, 2003
 
ABC: We don't even pretend to know what we're doing! ABC is the home of Oscar. They are, unfortunately, incompetent morons. ABC is advertising the Oscars, Hollywood's 75-year-old celebration of itself, as a reality show. "Watch this Sunday to see WHO WILL GET VOTED IN!" That's right. It's the Oscars, and their marketing department thinks they should advertise it like Survivor: Hollywood. I just don't understand this network. I love their new Dragnet show (though it's heading towards cancellation because the other show I love, Boomtown, is beating it), but nothing else they do makes sense. Veritas, Dinotopia, and Miracles? What the hell are these shows, and why does ABC think they can succeed as unadvertised scifi shows? Scifi fans will put up with a lot, but you have to actually tell us when you make a scifi show for us to watch it, and even then it's not like we're all that reliable an audience (see crappy ratings of Buffy, Enterprise, Farscape, etc...). And they brought these problems on themselves. Two years ago when Who Wants to be a Millionaire was killing the competition, Disney decided to improve ABC's profitability by cutting production on all new pilots (the assumption being that any schedule holes could be filled by running Millionaire 22 times a week). There was no one on this planet who couldn't and didn't predict what happened next. Millionaire faded and faded, and ABC was left with no new shows as everyone else was busy writing new successful crime dramas and reality shows. I swear to god, Disney must've wanted to fail because that's the only logical reason they could've made that decision. And rather than trying to tie up this rant logically with a neat little bow, I shall leave you with the words inscribed upon my favorite school cabinet: Caesar-Doloboff. Truer last names were never connected by a hyphen.
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Monday, March 17, 2003
 
Owww Yesterday I spent three and a half hours spreading mulch with a pitchfork in the hot sun. No, my family didn't sell me as a migrant laborer. I was performing community service for the TreePeople organization (ie, my Environment Science class ordered me to perform community service and TreePeople was closest). The day started off nobly, with the actual organizers of this event not showing up. Seems they assumed it was cancelled and decided to only call their friends. Things went strongly from there because we were introduced to Ruiz, inspirational speaker extraordinaire: "Are you here to work, or are you, are you here to work? Or are you here to, are you here to work! Cuz if you're not here to work, then just go. Go now. You are here to work. You don't need to be like machine. Just work. Just work efficiently and don't stop. You don't need to be like machine. Are you here to work?" Student: Why are we spreading all this mulch? Ruiz: "The mulch is, we do it to help the runners so they don't fall down." Student: Umm, what does that have to do with trees? Ruiz: "There are trees nearby." ... Student: Well, I guess this helps prevent soil erosion Ruiz: "... stop talking. Are you here to work?" (Ruiz did 22 minutes of work during our 3 hour and 45 minutes of mulch spreading) My arms hurt, and I'm sunburned.
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Saturday, March 15, 2003
 
Ahhhhhhh! Ahhhhhhh!!!! Not only is the end nigh, it has fins! According to a story that must be true, since it includes two witnesses, a fish carrying the spirit of god says the world is coming to an end. REPENT! REPENT!
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What the ... Don Johnson was in the news recently. Yeah, a news story said that he was being investigated in Germany for money laundering after being found with 8 billion dollars worth of certificates and bonds in his car. Now, it turns out he's not being indicted, though the Germans are investigating the matter (and I'm told that "They have vays ov making you taulk"). But my question is this, if he was originally suspected of money laundering, how in the flying fuck do you launder 8 billion dollars? I mean, shit, do you have to start an airline or buy a sports franchise or something and run the money through that? Do you start 1500 small dry-cleaners and divide up the money between them? Do you start your own god damned bank and then launder the money through that? Seriously, someone explain to me how the hell anyone could launder 8 billion dollars to such an extent that they could carry around all the money in a car's glove compartment?
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Wednesday, March 12, 2003
 
Come with me to a world of pure imagination... Someone pointed me to this long and repetitive article saying it made a lot of sense. It's basically fantasy. Sure, there are truths there, but when you cut away all the fat (and boy is there a lot of extraneous bullshit), this article basically says that Bush is pushing the world toward war with Iraq because he's afraid of the Euro. Now anyone who listens to the local news knows that this recent economic downturn has hit the dollar pretty hard, but this article is pretty delusional. First of all, I think the idea that Bush would push for war with Iraq specifically for oil is already pretty damned shoddy, but then he takes that a step further into conspiracy land and claims that Bush specifically wants Iraq's oil so that he can save the US from a potential OPEC switch to the Euro. I especially like all the references to how the Euro's success has been censored in the US, which I suppose is supposed to make us all imagine Alan Greenspan showing up at CBS news late at night and threatening to break Dan Rather's kneecaps if he does a story on the Euro. The rest of the article, which is hard to follow because it keeps doubling back on itself, basically tries to explain why this switch to the Euro would destroy the US and why Bush's approach to saving the dollar will actually kill us all. I think the whole article is tainted by a certain European dimensia. This concept that any minute now the US is going to collapse and Europe shall regain its proper role as ruler of the world. A frequent comment is that as soon as a few more countries join the EU, the European Union's combined economy and population will rival that of the US. I think, though, that this ignores the fact that for all the EU's autocratic pretensions and power, these are still separate nations. You can't compare the economy of one nation of 270 million people to the economies of a dozen nations that all speak different languages. As conspiracy theories go, I think this article was pretty dull and silly. They would've been better off sticking to the old blood-for-oil line. Most importantly though, everything I've read says that the article's theory, namely that Bush could take over Iraq and start flooding the world with Iraqi crude (thus killing OPEC), is false. Getting any sort of significant production out of Iraq after the war is going to be incredibly expensive and time consuming. It's just not a real possibility. Besides, I doubt Bush's oil buddies would be all that thrilled if world oil prices dropped to the 10 dollar a barrel range as the author claims they might; what's the point of drilling in texas and alaska if prices are that cheap?
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Too much free time Here's a fun little 4 megabyte movie that's well worth the download. I'm not entirely sure what the political aspirations involved were, but it's a fun piece nonetheless.
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Sunday, March 09, 2003
 
War Pool update Well, I blew the war pool pretty bad. I picked February 7th, but in my defense, the original date I picked was March 21st. I was convinced by others that Bush would never wait that long so I bumped up the date. Oh well. I know that I can't claim victory if Bush does attack on the 21st because I did, afterall, switch to February 7th, but with a March 17th deadline being set by the Brits, I have a feeling March 21st was a pretty damned good guess afterall.
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Saturday, March 08, 2003
 
The President's Drug Policy I'm quite confident that the President is going to relax the nation's drug policy with regards to marijuana. How do I know? If he didn't, his dog would have to be arrested for possession:
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Ha ha ha ha Okay, maybe the DrudgeReport isn't so bad. Here's their latest scoop: SURRENDER: Terrified Iraqi soldiers have crossed the Kuwait border and tried to surrender to allied forces - because they thought the war had already started... Developing...
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Friday, March 07, 2003
 
Lay off France I come to you today, asking you to lay off France. No, I'm not defending France and their obstructionism for the sake of obstructionism. And I'm not defending them for their delightful little attempts to push around tiny countries hoping to join the EU, much like a scrawny 15 year-old who pushes around 6 year-old girls to make himself feel big. I'm simply saying, lay off the French jokes. America has long loved making fun of the French, but until recently, it was a well punctuated affair. When I made fun of the French, people didn't expect the insults and they were funnier because of it. Now you can't turn on the TV without someone screaming about the cheese-eating surrender monkeys (I'll start following my own advice eventually). And even congress has had discussions about possibly putting special taxes on French goods, making me think that perhaps some of these House and Senate members think we're still living in the 18th century. I'm not a fan of the French. I like making fun of them, but when every person starts doing it, not only do the jokes lose any of their punch, but we all start resembling the xenophobic nuts Europe's been painting us as.
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Thursday, March 06, 2003
 
How an elephant ever got in my Pajamas, I'll never know. So far my blog has covered every topic in reality, so I figured it's about time I branched out from reality and talked about Hollywood (*rimshot*). Here's a link to an article at AintItCoolNews. AintItCool is kind of like the DrudgeReport of movie reporting, except, unlike drudge, they do slightly more than just steal the work of others and post it for mass consumption. They have a cadre of fanatic followers who risk their miniscule intern jobs to email AintItCool hollywood news. Anyway, the site's quite useful for random scoops, but I wouldn't trust their reviews for use as coasters, let alone as accurate judges of a movie's quality. The story I linked to is about someone who apparently wants to make a new Marx Brothers film. There are some problems with this, such as the fact that all the Marx brothers are dead, but apparently he's unconcerned. The Marx brothers films are really remarkable. I was shown them by my dad as a young kid, but it wasn't until a few years ago when I saw A Night at the Opera again on the big screen in a crowded theater that I remembered how incredibly, ludicrously funny these movies still are. The idea of trying to make a new film in the style is interesting, and I'm sure it could be funny, but it just sounds wrong to me. I mean, if David Letterman died tommorow, would I want CBS to replace him with an impersonator? Even if the guy tried to capture Dave perfectly, what's the point of copying him? Even though it sounds like a very unhollywood idea and I'm sure the writer wants to make this project out of love for the Marx brothers, this just seems silly to me. Have we all given up on intelligent modern comedy to the extent that we need to go copy movies from the 1930's just to find something fresh? I suppose it would make some sense if you feel that Hollywood no longer knows how to do slapstick without making a stupid film, but it's not like Airplane, Police Squad, and other largely slapstick comedies came out 70 years ago. Those films are only 15 or 20 years old and their creators and actors are all still alive. It just seems to me a little bit pathetic that the only way anyone in hollywood thinks they can make a smart slapstick comedy is to tunnel into 70 year old films.
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Sunday, March 02, 2003
 
Dragnet is the Bizzigity Bizzomb I've fallen in love with ABC's new Dragnet show. It's just great. It's better than Law & Order (though perhaps not Law & Order SVU or Law & Order CI). All of these shows are by Dick Wolf, who apparently thinks of all his shows as business enterprises. I swear, to hear this guy talk about making a TV show is like hearing Alan Greenspan discuss the effects of interest rate hikes on investment banking. But even though he's a cold and evil business man, he makes damn good shows. This Dragnet show is great for a simple reason; the cases are good. They're interesting and the story flows well. But more importantly, the show is set in Los Angeles. I'm a big proponent of shows set in Los Angeles because I figure, if you're gonna film every TV show here, you might as well set a few of them here too. But Dragnet is just great in this regard. Not only did I get a giddy thrill when they mentioned a woman being beaten to death in Sherman Oaks, but then they took things a delightful step further. They're looking for this guy who's killing every member of his family. And they find out he took his son to some batting cages next to an arcade. Well, as soon as they said batting cages my ears perked up because there are only so many batting cages in the valley. And just as I had hoped, the son's horrible mutilated corpse was shown lying outside my childhood home away from home, the Sherman Oaks Castle. Delightful. I could see all the familiar batting cages and the golf courses in the background underneath the sign advertising their early bird schedule. Oh yeah, and there was the kid's corpse in a box, but the main highlight for me was seeing my childhood memories on TV. PS: The kid's corpse was wearing a Kobe Bryant jersey. Go Lakers!
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America trembles in fear of his sweat pants Those of you with children may want to turn them away from the screen. The picture presented below is of one of America's most horrid of enemies. This man killed 3,000 people and hopes to kill many many more. What's most disturbing about this gentlemen is that I used to love him. I watched his TV show all the time, and Scott would do impressions of him. But now that I know his true identity, I can only feel disgusted that his flimsy toupee ever fooled me:
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Saturday, March 01, 2003
 
Drink Responsibly Beverage commercials have always been bad. Afterall, once you've said the product tastes good, how much more is there to say? Thus most alcoholic beverage commercials never show anyone actually drinking (because it would be wrong for even a beer company to openly promote drinking) but instead focus on the drinking lifestyle. Those of you who are Scott's college friends (and if you decided to be friends with Scott, then I can assume you must've been drinking a lot) know this lifestyle. Partying all-night with supermodels, who are always giggling, while playing practical jokes on your blemish-free friends. But even the most ridiculous of beer commercials usually ends with some message about drinking responsibly. But you see, this is what I love about the new Southern Comfort commercials. This beverage, which apparently is sold in both old-scotch bottle form and by the can, has a delightful ad out right now. Two pairs of bridesmaids and groomsmen appear out of a staircase onto a roof. Let me set the scene further. On this roof there are a wide-array of structures; a jungle of diagonal metal bars overshadowing dozens of little grooves and pivots in the cement right up to the very short edge of the building. And on this roof, filled with hundreds of possible objects to trip over, intertwined by perilously low support bars, next to a multistory drop to the ground, these happening young people are drinking. Not just drinking. Doing cartwheels and backflips next to eachother. They're drinking. On a roof. Next to hanging metal bars. While doing gymnastics. ...utterly brilliant.
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Someone stupider than your average anti-war protester I recently have been trying to sink my teeth into the new Empire building game, Master of Orion III. Frankly, I feel more like the game has bitten into my brain and drained away 5 hours of my life. Perhaps all the crazy fans of the genre are right and if I keep at it, I'll learn to love the game, but I thought I'd show you how far some human beings are willing to go to fulfill their own preconceived notions. We've all heard all the accounts of presidential debates and elections where the results said one thing, but people's reactions said another. When Kennedy knew he was going to get blown out of an early Democratic primary, his team spread information to the media that he would get absolutely and completely killed in the primary and would barely get any votes. He changed the expectations for the race and when the results did come out, he was beaten badly, but expectations had been lowered so much that the media declared his defeat a victory because he wasn't totally obliterated. Well, Master of Orion III is the sequel to, you guessed it, Master of Orion 2, so even before its release, it had an impressive array of followers and mindless defenders. Now that the game is out and most peoples' initial reactions to the game are negative, these fans are so intent on loving the game and declaring it flawless that they've literally lost touch with reality. One major problem with Master of Orion III is that the Artificial Intelligence that controls your enemies and allies is apparently designed to simulate the mind of a schizophrenic dutch woman suffering from an ear infection. Your allies hail you with love and appreciation, and then 2 minutes later, declare war on you for unknown atrocities existing solely in their own minds. Here is where the game's defenders come in. Allow me to quote a certain gentlemen who was quite annoyed to have his fantasy life interrupted by people complaining about the buggy AI: "Maybe you seriously do think the diplomacy is broken, so let's try occam's razor here. 1. The diplomacy works fine but an inexperienced player doesn't understand everything. 2. Somehow, in spite of all the time and effort that went into MOO3, in spite of all of the hundreds and thousands of hours the BetaTesters put into it, and all of the professional programmers who doublechecked everything, a HUGE, very VISIBLE portion of the game is completely broken and no one bothered to even notice or fix it, in spite of the fact that they would lose a ton of money and the game wouldn't make any sense. Occam's razor strongly favors my position." Besides the fact that you have to be a pretty big douche bag to quote occam's razor on a web forum, this person has clearly lost touch with reality. Let's follow his train of thought: Hundreds of people complain that the game's artificial intelligence, one of the hardest things to design in any videogame, doesn't act sensibly. Rather than listening to these people, this gentlemen just assumes that they're all crazy. His second point, that the game would never have been released if such a large bug were present, is utterly laughable. There have literally been hundreds of games that have crashed and burned because they were released filled with bugs; it's not like the programmers don't realize the bugs are there. For fuck's sake, just the other day Scott was telling me that his friend Vic couldn't play a new game because a patch intended to fix the bugs already present in the game when it was shipped, instead, simply added more bugs to it. It just amazes me that someone can become so devoted to something they've never even touched or seen up close that they could begin to look on it as infallible. When the fellow above was given an example in list form of all the bugs present in the game, his response was as follows: "You are exaggerating/fabricating this story to try and humiliate Master of Orion III." That's right. This guy has not only devoted his life to defending a game he hasn't played, he's now actually established a victimhood around that game. As if thousands of people decided to sabotage the game with false bug reports so that its brilliance could never reach the world at large. This is a level of self-delusion nearing that of your average suicide-bomber; I'm just so amazed at the fundamental lack of logic and human sense presented by this person.
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