Thursday, August 11, 2005

Let this serve as a cautionary tale for Griegor and Jackbart (and to a lesser extent, Weedo):
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6448213/did/8888579/
So this guy dropped dead after a mere 50 hours of playing video games? Amateur. Seriously, though- this is what happens when you don't take some time out to do the little things that are so important to your mental and physical health. Like drinking beer. Or frequenting strip clubs.
Steanso is still on the job hunt, but there MAY be some glimmers of hope on the horizon. Keep thinking of me (prayer, finger crossing, and non-superstitious/secular well-wishing are all being gladly accepted).
I watched Fox News this morning (because CNN only wanted to spend time on that stupid fugitive case from Tennessee), and they must have said 10 times in 10 minutes how great the economy was doing (in exploring the question of why President Bush wasn't getting more credit for our triumphant economy, among his many other startling successes). Is the economy really doing that great? Well, here's my viewpoint- I'm unemployed, and gasoline is $3 a gallon. And the fed seems to be planning on raising interest rates. Of course, the weak little liberal pundit that they put on their show tried to point out that most of the economic gains that the country has made are affecting only the wealthy and haven't extended to the middle or lower classes, but Fox glossed over that point and moved on to examine whether or not the war in Iraq was still popular. Who are these people at Fox News? Is that really a question? Is the war still popular? Can anyone even remember a time when it WAS popular? (tolerable or necessary, perhaps, but popular?) I wish that the Bush administration would go ahead and just subsidize Fox News and rename it "The Ministry of Information" so that at least the role that the network is playing would be more clear. Fox News- bringing you what the right wants you to hear since 1984.
Gotta run.
Hugs.

5 comments:

CrackBass said...

who gets the hugs? all of your readers? the well wishers only? (im a well wisher in that i dont wish you any particular harm) Fox news? Orwell? im so confused. yet i want that hug so badly. So so badly.

JackBart said...

Seriously, though- this is what happens when you don't take some time out to do the little things that are so important to your mental and physical health. Like drinking beer. Or frequenting strip clubs.

Ironically, they have video games wherein you can both drink beer AND visit strip clubs.

JackBart said...

Also, I, um, wouldn't know anything about those types of games.

Steanso said...

For all of you potential employers out there, I don't really frequent strip clubs. Mostly.

Weedo said...

Um, only for bachelor parties.

By the way, I've had some marathon game sessions, but nothing like this guy. I can only go without sleep for about 36 hours or so anyway (I think my record is 40). I've had some 6 or 8 hour sessions, but eventually get bored or frustrated and have to swith to something else. I'm getting too old to go without sleep for very long.

In regards to the second part of your blog:

"It's the Devil's way now. There is no way out. You can scream & you can shout. It is too late now because you have not been paying attention..."

- Thome Yorke