Darth Reed

Now that I have a place to put my quasi-technical babble over at MSDN, the space is reserved for me to spew my political bile and enjoy all things sci-fi. Heh.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Now that I'm playing way too much Bioshock...

Now that I'm playing way too much Bioshock, I'm seeing conspiracy theories everywhere... I'm sure that somebody can fill in the details for themselves a la H.P. Lovecraft in Call of Cthulhu-style or Delta Green.

Vatican policeman dies in apparent suicide (Yahoo! News UK)

In the immortal words of Scooby Doo, "Ruh-roh!"

I heard echoes of this when the spousal unit and I watched the Lost Tales of Babylon 5. Exorcism in space. Where did I put that Rozerem?

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Darth Vader Piñata? That's just wrong!

Especially since it's not designed to be struck... Wouldn't be much left of the candy if you used a lightsaber anyway...

Darth Vader Piñata (Uber-Review)

Strike out.

Monday, August 13, 2007

It will only take 144 Foosh mints to kill me?

Geez, I was worried that I have to chew Foosh mints two at a time these days just to stay awake... Now I can worry about something more interesting, like the caldera volcano under Yellowstone National Park blowing us all into an unhappy place.

Use the Death by Penguin Mints calculator to figure out how many caffeine delivery tablets of your choice will kill you. If you prefer your caffeine in liquid form, use the Death by Caffeine calculator. (Why couldn't these be combined into one?)

I think I should register a new gamertag: CaffeineStrike.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

OK, that's dumb, GW. You need to re-thunk that.

Games Workshop does more to themselves to insure their permanent obscurity than their competitors ever could.

Games Workshop Forbids Warhammer Fan Films (Slashdot)


GW seems to be reading from the T$R playbook from way back in the day. Not smart.

Microsoft and Bungie have "endured" some of the worst fan films (on YouTube no less) than anything I could imagine involving 40k... because they understand that it propagates the brand by viral entertainment. I think I'll be scarred forever by the Halo Kitty... but I own everything Halo that you could possibly imagine (and some you can't) including the Halo 3 Zune.

Strike out for GW.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Tycho apparently discovered Fiery Habanero Doritos

I'm not sure I get the title, but I'm sure this was spawned by the current Doritos promotion on Xbox Live...

A Cogent Argument Against Faith (Penny Arcade)

We love Fiery Habanero Doritos. Over at Fort Reed, we consume several bags a week. It's my second favorite spicy food, right after Dave's Insanity Sauce. Unless you're a manly man and have a high tolerance for capsaicin, use with caution.

Strike now!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

It's the little things...

In the name of all that's holy, this has to be the worst/funniest roleplaying situational comedy crossbred with a pun that I've read in a long time.

It's the little things (Dork Tower)

I've always loved John Kovalic's work. That's hysterical. Keep it up, John!

Strike first!

Friday, June 22, 2007

And this is how persecution starts...

I realize that Tim is just goofing around, but... what if Ethan's right? Does Lucas have the right to torture and torment him because he has a goofy idea?

"Shook Loose" (CTRL+ALT+DEL)

I feel compelled to point out that "No one expects that Spanish Inquisition!"

Strike back, Ethan!