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I guffawed out loud at "May the best man blah blah blah." It was perfectly delivered. Just a quick question: when Parrish exits the interview room, he is pulling a large case on wheels. Was that supposed to be a storage case for his precious Galaxy Camp trophy?
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For the record, the first time I played Munchkin was while waiting in line for a panel at Pax a few years ago. It's a great pickup game.
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My wife has a group of female friends at her office that like to play cards during their lunch break. For a while, cribbage was their game of choice. One week last winter, my wife took our copy of Flux in to work, and I haven't seen it since. Apparently, they liked it so much, they used the deck to create a new game: CribFlux, in which they incorporate various Flux cards into their cribbage game, causing various weird effects when drawn. A couple weeks ago, my wife came home and said "I told them about Munchkin, and they want to try it." It, too, has disappeared. I'm now in negotiations to get them to buy their own copy for use at work. I've also hidden my Dominion box.
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I love Rogue Chipotle. If you can get it in your neck of the woods, check out their John John ales. They do a single batch each year with a different flavor theme. They make the beer and then age it in used oak spirits barrels. Last year was juniper-flavored beer aged in gin barrels. This year it's Hazlenut Brown Nectar aged in spiced rum barrels.
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2010 on good evening (and good night) at WWdN: In Exile
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That is awesome. Though, when I first started playing, I didn't have the luxury of graph paper. We used wide ruled loose leaf and we were grateful for it. /yorkshireman You can tell Mr. Kurtz, though, that there are, indeed software tools for drawing D&D maps. I use Campaign Cartographer these days. It's an investment, and a bit clunky, but it gets the job done and with a little effort you can make some really beautiful maps.
Toggle Commented Jun 29, 2010 on never forget your roots at WWdN: In Exile
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FSM damn it. Reading all this 4e D&D stuff lately is really making me want to find a group to play with.
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Looks like a screen-grab from "Music and Lyrics," which was actually a decent date movie. Picture Hugh Grant playing an aging, has-been 80's pop star (literally, the name of the fictional band is "Pop!") with a sarcastic sense of humor.
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Looks like a screen-grab from "Music and Lyrics," which was actually a decent date movie. Picture Hugh Grant playing an aging, has-been 80's pop star (literally, the name of the fictional band is "Pop!") with a sarcastic sense of humor.
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Obviously, nobody thinks of themselves as a stupid driver. But even if it isn't true, it's a good attitude to have. I got rear-ended last week by some young girl that locked up her brakes coming down a hill on wet pavement. She didn't have insurance (*sigh* they never do), but luckily the damage is just cosmetic. She knocked a little paint off my bumper.
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Obviously, nobody thinks of themselves as a stupid driver. But even if it isn't true, it's a good attitude to have. I got rear-ended last week by some young girl that locked up her brakes coming down a hill on wet pavement. She didn't have insurance (*sigh* they never do), but luckily the damage is just cosmetic. She knocked a little paint off my bumper.
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I'm glad the big O won. I hope he'll be good for this country. Shame about prop 8 down there in Cali.
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2008 on YES WE DID at WWdN: In Exile
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I'm glad the big O won. I hope he'll be good for this country. Shame about prop 8 down there in Cali.
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2008 on YES WE DID at WWdN: In Exile
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My company recently moved into a new office building because we had outgrown our previous space. One of the benefits of the move was that I went from a corner cubicle to a window office. Alas, I had to share it with a co-worker, one of the youngest guys in the company. We were having a conversation shortly after the move, I don't remember what it was about, but he used this phrase in reference to something I thought was pretty cool: "That's totally sick." It took a few questions for me to determine that, yes, he meant "sick" in a good way. "Damn," I thought, "I'm now old enough that I don't understand the slang younger people are using. When the hell did that happen?" Anyway, my son is a little too young for playing frisbee, but we go to the park to play on the big toys, and he likes to ride his tricycle. Can't wait until he can play "big kid" games.
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2008 on in which time is well spent ... at WWdN: In Exile
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My company recently moved into a new office building because we had outgrown our previous space. One of the benefits of the move was that I went from a corner cubicle to a window office. Alas, I had to share it with a co-worker, one of the youngest guys in the company. We were having a conversation shortly after the move, I don't remember what it was about, but he used this phrase in reference to something I thought was pretty cool: "That's totally sick." It took a few questions for me to determine that, yes, he meant "sick" in a good way. "Damn," I thought, "I'm now old enough that I don't understand the slang younger people are using. When the hell did that happen?" Anyway, my son is a little too young for playing frisbee, but we go to the park to play on the big toys, and he likes to ride his tricycle. Can't wait until he can play "big kid" games.
Toggle Commented Nov 4, 2008 on in which time is well spent ... at WWdN: In Exile
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One of my favorite videos of all time. I'm not ashamed to admit, I have the song on my MP3 player. It still makes me want to jump up and dance. I loved the interpretation, though. I laughed out loud at the "(pipe wrench fight)" backup vocals :o) In case you didn't know, the guy that directed this video (Steve Barron) also directed the video for "Money for Nothing."
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One of my favorite videos of all time. I'm not ashamed to admit, I have the song on my MP3 player. It still makes me want to jump up and dance. I loved the interpretation, though. I laughed out loud at the "(pipe wrench fight)" backup vocals :o) In case you didn't know, the guy that directed this video (Steve Barron) also directed the video for "Money for Nothing."
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I'm reading "The Demon Haunted World" by Carl Sagan. It's basically a series of essays about thinking critically and the problems that arise when we don't. A lot of it is about the human tendency to cling to superstitions and popular beliefs despite evidence that disproves them. I don't read a lot of non-fiction, but this election year is bringing out the skeptic in me, and I've been looking for material to help me make my point when talking to my born-again Christian relatives. So far it's pretty good. A lot of it is stuff I already know, but he does a great job of addressing all the logical fallacies for a lot of different crazy ideas. Next on my reading list is "Why People believe Weird Things" by Michael Shermer. Similar concept.
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I'm reading "The Demon Haunted World" by Carl Sagan. It's basically a series of essays about thinking critically and the problems that arise when we don't. A lot of it is about the human tendency to cling to superstitions and popular beliefs despite evidence that disproves them. I don't read a lot of non-fiction, but this election year is bringing out the skeptic in me, and I've been looking for material to help me make my point when talking to my born-again Christian relatives. So far it's pretty good. A lot of it is stuff I already know, but he does a great job of addressing all the logical fallacies for a lot of different crazy ideas. Next on my reading list is "Why People believe Weird Things" by Michael Shermer. Similar concept.
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I feel your pain. Somewhere there are pictures of me in fluorescent spandex shorts, and oversize fluorescent socks, with my fleece-lined acid wash jacket, looking like a dork.
Toggle Commented Oct 7, 2008 on Strewn with time's dead flowers at WWdN: In Exile
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I feel your pain. Somewhere there are pictures of me in fluorescent spandex shorts, and oversize fluorescent socks, with my fleece-lined acid wash jacket, looking like a dork.
Toggle Commented Oct 7, 2008 on Strewn with time's dead flowers at WWdN: In Exile
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I certainly played, and loved, the bulk of those games. Years ago, when my wife and I were still dating, she revealed to me that she had never played Oregon Trail (though she did play Lemonade Stand). I actually located and purchased an updated DOS version in a games store just so she could experience the magic.
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I certainly played, and loved, the bulk of those games. Years ago, when my wife and I were still dating, she revealed to me that she had never played Oregon Trail (though she did play Lemonade Stand). I actually located and purchased an updated DOS version in a games store just so she could experience the magic.
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