This is Part of a Required Test Protocol

This is Part of a Required Test Protocol

Hell. Yes. That, "it's been a long time..." gave me chills. (I'm a geek; I know.) Glad to see there's something worthwhile happening at E3 this year. Although to be honest I'm not so sure about that little British-sounding "Personality Sphere." =\ It seems a bit too "Jar Jar" for such a darkly comedic setting. j.s.Read more …
England, Your Tears are Delicious…

England, Your Tears are Delicious…

Some sample quotes from Digg this morning: "They were just lucky. USA will never be good at soccer." "You don't have the league quality for it and therefore won't ever get to the kind of standard required for winning the world cup. Your only hope lies in those players playing in British and European teams so that they are against world quality players at all times." "that goal was such a fluke" "they didn't score because of a smart execution of strategy, grace and a precise powerful kick." "Let the baby have their…Read more …
Dork Moon Rising

Dork Moon Rising

So, I'm going to attempt the utterly ridiculous tomorrow... I'm going to play in a Magic: The Gathering tournament. A Pro Tour Qualifier to be exact. Yes, I'm willingly wading into swaths of unwashed geek dander, all to play a goofy ass card game. (Although I suppose it's no worse than the booze/cigarette stink of a poker tournament.) Now this will mean absolutely nothing to 99% of you, but I'll be playing a deck that relies on Kiln Fiends, Distortion Strikes, Lightning Bolts and Soul's Fire. I'll try to take some pictures of…Read more …
Hate.

Hate.

I actually went off on a long and ranting tangent on my last post, and then I realized that "tangent" was actually longer than the original topic. So I cut/pasted into a new post. And that tangent is this: I've never hated the Yankees, and their $206 million payroll, more than I do now. (And I thought I'd reached the zenith of that hatred back in 2003 with a particular at-bat by Aaron fucking Boone.) The unfortunate bit about that is that they're going to win the goddamn World Series again this year,…Read more …
Wheebles!  Woo!

Wheebles! Woo!

No, I don't know what "wheeble" means; I just like the way it sounds. Not entirely unlike "bleuxpee," "sophistry," and "Nell Carter." So it was the Mother's Day this weekend, and as such Sobriquet and I entertained and visited with our respective mommas. Saturday saw her parents at our place for the first time, so I cooked brunch for us. Scrambled eggs with fresh mozzarella, Zummo's bacon, freshly baked bread, pineapple, strawberries, pasta salad (from Kroger), and Bayou Blend coffee. The eggs were a bit overdone, but I thought it a generally serviceable…Read more …
The Artistry Formerly Known as Whitbread

The Artistry Formerly Known as Whitbread

As most of you know, I'm a big fan of sailing. However I'll be the first to admit that the America's Cup this year was an utter embarrassment to both the sport itself, and to all Gentlemen of the Halyards. It basically devolved into a litigious pissing contest between Société Nautique de Genève and the Golden Gate Yacht Club (after all the other challengers dropped out), and the winner was decided by a best-of-three series...between a catamaran and a fucking trimaran. *sigh* To Alinghi, Oracle/BMW, and the city brass of Valencia? You should…Read more …
Uh-Oh…

Uh-Oh…

There are things that are more unsettling than trying to log into an email account you own and finding that the password has been changed without your knowledge... But not many. j.s. [[EDIT: Found out how they got into my email. They hacked my World of Warcraft account. Lovely.]]Read more …
Explode…Do Not Want

Explode…Do Not Want

Hi there, Now that Jib's attempt at humor is out of the way, let's talk a little bit about workout supplements... [You're not so funny either SnackKeeper... -Jib-] Specifically, something called N.O. Explode. Basically, N.O. Explode is 2000% of your recommended daily allowance of vitamin B12 (the stuff that's in 5 Hour Energy), there's a cup of coffee's worth of caffeine in every scoop, and there are a few chemicals that trick your body into producing a massive amount of nitric oxide, the point of which is to dilate your blood vessels and…Read more …
Aesop…

Aesop…

You're doing it wrong. In other news, I'm awaiting details on the iPhone 4.0 software, which The Turtleneck will be unveiling this afternoon Sadly, I think a hand-held gaming attachment is going to be their big finish. *yawn* j.s.Read more …