Saturday, October 30, 2004

OMFG Why wont this asspirate die?!?!?

Taken from the Matt Drudge Report:

CRONKITE: KARL ROVE BEHIND BIN LADEN TAPE? Sat Oct 30 2004 16:31:19 ET Former CBSNEWS anchorman Walter Cronkite believes Bush adviser Karl Rove is possibly behind the new Bin Laden tape. Cronkite made the startling comments late Friday during an interview on CNN. Somewhat smiling, Cronkite said he is "inclined to think that Karl Rove, the political manager at the White House, who is a very clever man, he probably set up bin Laden to this thing." Interviewer Larry King did not ask Cronkite to elaborate on the provocative election eve observation.

Walter... Call your shrink. The meds aint working. Is Crondyke suggesting the White House has -that- kind of a relationship with the country's chief enemy? Thaw out Joe McCarthy I say, and lets reinstate the "sedition act".

I am so SICK of this left-wing liberal falsehood.

Debate me on facts... Don't bury me in bullshit I say.

I don't know how to feel about this one...

14 yr old busted

It seems there was this 14 yr old asspipe that liked to make crank 911 calls on his cell phone. And apparently, they caught him. This I think, is a very good thing. Bogus 911 calls cost money/time/effort... And the take resources away from real emergency calls. Hope this peckerhead gets slammed hard.

However, something you ALL should note is -how- this reprobate was caught...

Global positioning technology is built into most newer cell phones.

''The thing that tipped us off was the kids laughing and cutting up in the background,'' Rich said, ''that, and our GPS technology, which followed his trail.''

And if that does not bother you... perhaps you no longer need a foil hat. Does the thought of someone (and lets face it, with the openness of the web these days, someone=anyone) being able to track your location from your cellphone make you feel warm and fuzzy?

I like they caught the douche... Just not happy with how.

And that boyz-n-girlz is why I have yet to get a cell.

Perfect MMORPG idea...

How about this idea....

On average, you pay $50 for the game, and another $15/month to play. What if there was a game out there that was only $25 to purchase, took only 15 min to install and patch, and was only $5/month to play?

Basic gist fo the game would be you log in, and are presented with a few buttons...

1) Find Uber Loot
2) Killed Uber Boss Mob (which gives you Uber Loot)
3) Grief another player
4) You win! (cancel account).

I think a game like that would be much more painless, dont you?

DAoC is rather a slow learner...

From the Dark Age of Camelot: Catacombs expansion website:

"Catacombs marks the first time that Camelot has used dungeon "instancing" where players and groups can adventure in their own private adventuring areas - an entire adventure spawned specifically for you or your group alone. Includes private tasks, private dungeons, and more!

For those play sessions where you don't have much time, you'll have your own content. Private Adventuring is available to all levels and dynamically scales in difficulty depending on the makeup of your group!"

Ummm..... Hello? AO has them.... CoH has them... What the hell took you guys so long?

The entire MMORPG industry is about to piss me off. Sorry, it may be that I am just pissed about that Horizons email I got. Horizons was supposed to be "the way". And had corporate greed and backstabbing not happened, it very well could've been.

Time for me to adjust the foil hat, and get away from the PC I think.

Oh my ribs hurt....

I got the BIGGEST laugh of my life... It seems that the makers of "Horizons, Empire of Suckdom" are asking me to come back.

"We understand a lot of people left for various reasons..."

No they didn't. They left for one reason alone... you people suck. Period.

"We think you'll like the new changes. Your account information is still here, waiting for you to reactivate..."

Ummm.... My beta account?

I did not buy this game. I was a beta tester, and bailed on release. I have to say, this is the FIRST game I have ever done a beta for that I did not eventually purchase. Yeah, it sucked that much.

I don't see myself in Istaria anytime prior to a lobotomy.

Why did I ever leave AO?

I'm beginning to remember now....

Buggy graphics, buggy gameplay.... lag like nobody should be subjected to. Needless to say, the bloom is off the rose now.

Shadowlands expansion is fun...For the first 40 levels. Then suddenly you need to be level 100 to stand a chance. There's no .... Ummm, what's the word.... "Balance" here.

Game sucks, dont buy it.

Now what the hell am I going to do?

Saturday, October 23, 2004

Jesus says so...

I was just clicking along the web today (as God intended) and what did I see? Well, it was this thing about putting ads on my Blog. I was skeptical at first...

"Jesus? Is this what you would do?" I asked...

"Why my son... Yes."

So there you go. Now you know why that is there. ----->

Because God told me so.

Also, there is a neat direct search tool to Google which I suggest you give a try sometime if what I say ever seems questionable. I know that won't see much use though, right?



Gotta pay the rent....

Well, I ordered my 12 Girls Band cd (the newest one) like three weeks ago. I finally got here yesterday. I've been like a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs waiting on it. (And if that analogy escapes you...go pound sand you limp-wristed yankee.)

Just -knew- I should've taken the rush delivery option.... but an extra $7 was just in my thinking then.

Well, as mentioned it arrived like yesterday... and I think I may have already worn grooves into the cd. I LOVE this cd! I want this cd to have my children, grow old, and retire with me....

Man I am happy now.

Ok, show's over...move yer collective asses on for now.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

What the hell?!?!

I was looking online at my old hometown newspaper. Out of morbid curiosity I did a search on the last 4 years worth of obituaries. You know, to see if anybody I might have known is gone. The results were not user (me) friendly....

I have lost 2 Aunts, 2 Uncles, one remotely related (but loved) elder lady, and 3 good (12 years ago) friends to the insatiable maw of death.

And I had to find this out over the internet... ?!?

To what few family members I still have living in Eastern Tenn.... Fuck you all. Not a single phone call or letter letting me know people I cared about no longer breathe? You can all rot in hell for all I care.

And I just KNOW you were all like "how sad he didn't even bother to come to the funeral"...

You're all dead to me.

Sorry, but that's just shitty not to allow me the chance to grieve properly.


You thought I was joking....

Re-record of lame shit

Hope your right with the Lord.... It's getting scary!

Jesus has returned....Spotted a Wal-mart

Duran Duran is back!

I'm not kidding. Call your priest! The end is nigh!

The hell with it...

I had just written (in my opinion) what I thought to be a very insiteful piece.

Guess what happens when you hit "preview" before you post it.....

Too late, going to bed. Will possibly redo tomorrow.


Stella may have found her groove...

But I lost mine....

Well, back in AO for not very long (3 maybe 4 weeks now) and I am getting bored. I suspect the new Martial Artist I am working may be the cause, but I am not 100% sure.

In the old-school AO game... an MA dominated... It would level like nobody's' business... And was nigh unstoppable. Seems they have been molested by Uncle jimmies nerf bat sometime in the last 2 yrs. Keeper was faster in levels.... but I might be biased on that.

Oh well, at least the money is still coming fast.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Hoping she reads her email....

Tonight, I turned a very special friend of mine onto Blogspot. And I seriously hope she takes me up on the idea. She's very bright (gawd knows we need more of that type online) and I think she has much to offer the blogshpere.

Here's hoping she joins us.

More from Jobe

Well, I rolled myself an Enforcer. My guild needs a tank. And, in the old days, I loved playing Enforcer. That is, until I came to love the Keeper class. They are kind of like a 75% effective enforcer, but with a massive self heal ability. While the 25% drop in damage output seems like a lot.... The self healing more than offsets that shortcoming. And, after getting used to playing a Keeper for 58 levels.... Playing an Enforcer seems slow. I've gotten him to level 31, and 2 years ago an Enforcer was the fastest moving, most fun thing I could play.

Times have changed.

My Keeper most likely would be staring at level 100 by now... But, I opted to be helpful to my guild and am working on my Enforcer. My Keeper will stay at 59-59 for a while I think. I want a weapon in the Temple of the Three Winds. And you can not enter there after level 60. So, he's on hold until I can find a team to get me what I need.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

It's good to be home...

Well, I finally was able to return to my humble domicile as it were. Seems like the dog was happy to see me at least. Somehow, my better half managed to set the microwave on fire while I was gone... While cooking ramen noodles. How the hell do you pull that one off?!? She has many talents... And the destruction of technology is one.

I'm looking forward to a nice 5-day weekend. I deserve it after the week of hell I just went through. So much to do yet in the office, but I'm going to let it slide and enjoy my time off. I may even take a day trip to my old hometown to see who's still alive. Then again, I might just stay home, level my enforcer like mad, and drink a lot. I see a coin toss in my not-so-distant future.

On the upside, my ferret is still alive. She's old enough to be collecting social security (in ferret years) and I fully expected to come home to a vacant cage. She's not much longer on this earth. I'm glad she's held on long enough for me to be back home.

I'll write more as my mind settles back into the routine of daily life. Right now, I think I am going to lay in bed, and play a round of "coma".

Back soon...

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home

Well, Day #4 in this hotel room. I find my mind drifting back to the opening scene in 'Apocalypse Now'.

"What city it this? ...Ah shit. Saigon. Why'd it have to be Saigon..."

"...Waiting on a mission... Everyday I spend here I get weaker, and every day Charlie spends in the bush, he gets stronger..."

Thank gawd there is no ceiling fan in this room, or I might start doing my Tai-chi forms in my underwear...

The big project happens tomorrow night, and if all goes well nobody will ever notice. But something always happens when things like this are done, so it's done at night so fewer people will notice. If nothing "major" goes wrong, I might be home by Monday. I fear I will not see home by Wednesday. I miss my wife and kid. I miss the dog. I miss a PC with connection better the 'tin can and string' connection I can pull from this hotel phone line. *sigh*

Well, hopefully my 12 Girls Band CD will be waiting on me when I get home.

Later. Going to beat up the mirror.

Sunday, October 03, 2004

Going to miss Jobe....

Well, I am off on another exciting (feel the sarcasm) business trip. What that means is over-priced meals, and hotel beds. And no gaming. Sadly, my employer never saw a need to add a video card able to handle T&L in my laptop. The jerks. Add to that the lack of any admin privs, and forget about playing anything but solitaire.

I'm already "jonesing" for AO, and I have not even left yet. Dang, how can a game become so addictive after less than 2 weeks?

I know why, actually. FunCom finally figured it out. With the Shadowlands release, levelling/money-making got stupid quick. That tends to pimp the power-gamers, and addict the casual players. Reason being: Both see immediate progress.

Back "in the day" prior to SL's release, I would've had to spend -at least- 3-6 weeks of hard running to make 1 million credits. The really "cool" stuff usually runs about 5-20 million. Out of desperation, many will go to Ebay for cash in this game. Then comes Shadowlands, and a paradigm shift.

Suddenly, I am sitting on 5 million credits...with barely 2 weeks of play, and at level 55 no less.... All solo. Old-schoolers of AO are spinning in their collective graves no doubt.

I imagine it's a trade-off for the loot tables of Rubi-Ka (the world of AO pre-SL/Jobe). On RK, you get cash with every kill you make. Not so on Jobe/SL. The only cash there is from loot that you sell. And some critters drop some very fine things. It's a sure thing that for each sack I fill while hunting in SL dungeons.... I will make 300-500k credits easy. Nothing in RK will compare. So, if you are thinking about buying AO... I -highly suggest- you get the Shadowlands booster. It's literally a night-and-day difference.

Anyway, as I can be playing much.... I'll try to update here more. There is a book or two I want to look at while on this trip. Front of the list is a book by Daniel Flyn. It looks like a rather rare/interesting non-fiction read. If I get into it, I'll keep you posted.

Until I return... Keep the soda cold, and your thumbs pumping!

OMFG, you gotta hear these chicks

There is this band of 12 females out from China, and the music... Uggh I can not put to words the beauty. I littereally tear-up when I listen to them. You -must- go to and check it out.

I question if I am living in the right hemisphere when I listen to the amazing sounds these ladies produce.


What in the hell is wrong with Blogspot tonight?

After attempting to access at least 10 times... Then publish some rantings like 5 times, I said "hell wiffit".

What the hell is going on? Did blogspot get a worm/virus/Trojan or some shit? Come on, enough already! I don't have too many coherent thoughts, but when I have one... I would like to post it.


For the bored, sick, and mentally twisted....

Hit that link for a rather interesting flash-based game.

553 meters.... beat that!