Saturday, July 28, 2007

Schwarzenegger for president!

We're elected to be public servants, not party servants

What a quote. I would seriously love an amendment that does away with the requirement of being a natural born citizen so that Ah-nold can run for president. He's got more brains in his big toe than Bush and his whole administration, and he understands that he is supposed ot be looking out for the people, not his own ass.

Friday, July 27, 2007

The idiots power mantra.

I love it when customers just start repeating "That's unacceptable" over and over in response to someone trying to explain something to them. Like it's some sort of fucking magical phrase that going to Potter away the obstacle to their satisfaction.

I have to resist the urge to reply with "I don't fucking need you to accept it for it to be true. Piss off, enjoy your night."

From the department of thin skin...

Cry baby dental assistant, or obvious grab for cash?

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


I'm kind of sad. I finished the 7th Harry Potter book last night, and now the ride is over. There are no more stories of Hogwarts to look forward to, no more tales of magic deeds, tragic deaths, and no more Weasley shenanigans. So goodbye, Harry Potter, it was nice knowing you.

The ending? I thought it was pretty good. I was actually afraid Harry might die, but thankfully he gets to live on in our imaginations. Sadly, we did say farewell to many of our favorite characters, including one of my personal favorites, Fred Weasley. I'm also a bit disappointed that the Malfoys didn't get what was coming to them, that Bellatrix wasn't defeated by Nevill, and that Snape did not ever seem to find peace except in death.

As a series taken overall, I applaud Rowling for making her characters some of the most realistic I have ever read about. They're not two dimensional, stereotypical good guys and bad guys, they're more like real people. James Potter was a good wizard, and a decent man, but he could be a real prick at times. Severus Snape was driven by his love for a dead woman, and his hatred of her husband, but in the end he turned out to have been loyal to Dumbledore, even despite his loathing of Harry Potter. Harry himself showed a growing maturity, and a complex personality. He was ultimately good, but he could be selfish, insensitive, and even mean at times. These were characters that seemed to live beyond the pages of the book, who were driven not by their designation as heroes and villains, but by their desires and personalities. Even Dumbledore, the character once accused of being a clone of Tolkien's Gandalf, turned out to be a highly flawed individual, responsible for the death of his own sister.

I look forward to reading whatever JK Rowling writes in the future, but it's hard to believe she will ever again be able to match the Harry Potter phenomenon.
Of course, there's always hope. Maybe someday Rowling will relent and beguile us again with another tale from beyond the muggle-realm.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Lord Grey Deathbringer the Pimp?

My Fable hero was known for a while as Ranger. Then I won the arena championship and changed my name to Deathbringer. Then I married Lady Grey. That should make me Lord Grey Deathbringer, right?

Then I became a pimp.

Fable Pimpin'

I've recently become addicted to the game Fable: The Lost Chapters again. My wife bought it for me for Christmas, but I lost interest during the whole wedding/buying a house thing shortly thereafter. I just reinstalled it, and I have been losing hours working my way through it.

Of course my wife is loving the fact that I just slept with every whore in the game to find out what was behind the demon door in the Bordello area. In case you are curious:

To all the "WoW is failing" people... does crow taste?

WoW surpases 9 million active subscribers

I'm not a huge fanboy or anything, but I am getting tired of the "WoW is losing people" bullshit threads that people start on forums everywhere. There, now you know it's not losing people, so please shut up.

Louisiana's Saggy Pants Crackdown

Because we need you to tell people how to dress.

Constitution? Ever hear of it? Listen, I think it looks stupid too, but guess what? It's their right to look stupid if they want to. Fuck you for trying to repress people.