Thursday, July 28, 2005

Convictions vs. Cash

First of all, forgive me if I've posted this thought before. I've thought about it for a long time, but I'm just too damned lazy to check the archives.

I really admire the folks that run Chik-fil-A. Why? Because their restaurants are closed on Sundays.

People that know me that I am far from Christian (quite pagan in fact)and I grouse about the blue laws that keep me from being able to buy a six pack on a Sunday (but that's a different rant).

But I admire CfA becuase they put their principles before money. Sunday could bring a lot of revenue to their coffers, but they say no, putting their beliefs and their employees first.

(Now watch someone dig up some dirt like they use kittens in their nuggets...)

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Irish drinking songs for cat lovers

Click on this... you know you want to. Be sure the dl the free MP3.

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Saturday, July 23, 2005

The Beer Song

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Serenity trailer

A trailer that isn't a spoiler. This is the International trailer. Also, there is a preview of Serenity with the 1st Season of Battlestar Galactic which comes out on DVD next week. I'm glad to see Serenity getting some publicity. I already know that the movie rocks, but I want it to be a hit also (so we get more Firefly goodness).

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Scotty beams up

James Doohan passed away this morning at the age of 85.

AP article here.

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Monday, July 18, 2005

Blogging style quiz

Ok, this quiz only has 4 or 5 questions, so I don't see how accurate it could be.

Your Blogging Type Is the Private Performer
Your blog is your stage - with your visitors your adoring fans.
At least, that's how you write with your witty one liners.
And while you like attention, you value your privacy.
You're likely to have an anonymous blog - or turn off comments.

I have adoring fans? Why didn't I get the memo?

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Saturday, July 16, 2005

Get your own Browncoat

A company has made a browncoat modelled on Mal's from Firefly. Cool, as long as you have an extra $500 laying around.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Darth Vader will read your mind...

He guessed a "hammer" in 26 questions and a "black cat" in 15.

Stump Vader.

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Friday, July 08, 2005

Two new D&D books

I used to have a sickness that compelled me to buy every D&D book that came out. I am much better now, which is a good thing since WOTC/Hasborg cranks out expensive books now at a steady rate.

However, I did pick up 2 recent releases: the Dungeon Masters Guide II and Weapons of Legacy.

Both books are okay, but I don't think that they justify the $40 and $35 dollar price tags. If you are thinking about buying these, look at a friend's first and see if you wouldn't want to wait for the Used shelf.

The DMG II is mostly advice. It might be more useful to a rookie GM, but to a 26 year veteran like myself, not so much.

Weapons of Legacy presents (or really, re-presents) an idea that will never be used as is. The basic concept is that Legacy Weapons are items that gain power as your character goes up in level. The basic premise is good... it lets the GM give items that will be really cool without unbalancing the game at lower levels. The catch is that the character must take feats (up to three) to use the additional abilities gained (in addition to some other sacrifices).

Both books rate 2.5 flying monkeys. If it wasn't for their high price tags, it would be three.

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Friday, July 01, 2005

Religious Reicht get to appoint a new Nazgul

Supreme Court Justice O'Connor announced her retirement. I was really hoping we would make it through Bush's reign without him and his handlers getting to appoint a new justice, or at least it would just be to replace Rehnquist, who is a staunch conservative. But to lose a moderate really sucks. Because you know the RR will push their agenda of school prayer and coat-hanger abortion once they hold the balance on the court.

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