Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My new obsession!

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation

I have been hooked on this guys cynical game reviews for a week now and can't seem to get enough.
I will say we have a lot of the same humor styles and opinions  so maybe that's why or maybe it's just that he's fucking hysterical and his limey accent cracks me up. He's Australian actually I think but that's like saying you know the difference between a Chinese and a Japanese accent, considering Australia was Britain's prison/school for the downs.

check him out.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Price Shock: Watch Cost of Gas Jump 10 Cents During ABC’s ‘World News’ Broadcast

 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2012/02/price-shock-watch-cost-of-gas-jump-10-cents-during-abcs-world-news-broadcast/

My only question...... so WHO are we blowing up next?
Politician 1: "We need a reason to blow up (insert random sandy dessert nation)!"
Politician 2: "Well let the price on oil be raised and blame it on (said random dessert nation)"
Both : "BRILLIANT!!!"

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Blumenthal's canned letter and my canned response...... tell me what you think

Senator Richard Blumenthal senator@blumenthal.senate.gov to me










Dear Mr. Turel,

     Thank you for your thoughtful message regarding the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act ("PROTECT IP"). I appreciate hearing from you.
    
     Over recent weeks, I have listened closely to the concerns you and others have voiced regarding the PROTECT IP Act, as well as the Stop Online Piracy Act, which was being considered in the House of Representatives. My views have evolved as I have come to understand and share such concerns. While I remain committed to stopping online piracy, I will not vote for any legislation that could hinder innovation, freedom of expression, the right to free speech, or the architecture of the internet.
    
     I am grateful to you and others who have reached out to share insights and perspectives, which have been immensely valuable, and which have helped inform my thinking on this profoundly important issue. Many have cogently pointed to flaws and overreaching in the PROTECT IP Act. As I have said, my best ideas come from listening to the people of Connecticut, and this matter is no exception.  
    
     The challenge for all of us — and I welcome your further views on this issue — is to protect American property and jobs, but also promote American creativity and innovation, safeguarding the rights of everyone who uses the internet in good faith, without intent to engage in illegal acts. If you think we can eliminate online piracy, what do you see as alternatives to the proposals in the PROTECT IP Act, and how can they best be implemented?
    
     I hope you will visit my website and share your thoughts and suggestions. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you again for contacting me.


Sincerely,

Richard Blumenthal
United States Senate


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The war on used game sales!

 http://www.ign.com/videos/2012/02/13/ign-opinion-the-war-on-used-games

Game companies haven't found their spot to make money off used games like the car market huh?
Hey dufus I have been saying for years why don't companies offer their own used games trade/distribution sales then they have their  "in".

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Witches of OZ


I'm honestly going to say this looks slightly good. I have always been a fan of WOZ and even Return to OZ. We recently saw "Wicked" in NY which I know is non canonical but was still good.
One thing that has always bugged me was why no one has remade WOZ today with newer effects. Maybe a cooler PG13 version. But then again take into consideration Clash of the Titans. Masterful Original but AWFUL remake. All they had to do was take the script from the original and put it to better effects and they instead made a whole new horrible film. I take it WOZ would probably end up the same way but who knows.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Styrofoam CUPS! NOOOOOOOOOOO!

This is my letter to D&D regarding my suggestion.

"Every morning me and my girlfriend buy our pre work coffees from a D&D store every morning it irks me that for a medium and large i have to have a Styrofoam cup for ours. As personally (not an environmentalist) an ecologically sound person it drives me nuts to have to use this instead of the more biodegradable paper cups a small uses. I know you do this for insulation and convenience, but couldn't there be another way such as a paper cup with a foil lining or some more degradable source of insulation. Maybe even a bit thicker of a paper cup. I don't think the heat loss would be that detrimental but in case you could just give the customer the choice of which they would rather use. I have asked around and for those who share this opinion on styrofoam they would definitely go paper and just drink a little faster.
I personally have the refillable mug but don't always remember to leave with it or keep it clean but this would make a great alternative and awesome marketing."