Archive for month: February, 2013

This is why I watch Red Eye

28 Feb
February 28, 2013

Or at least, the podcast, since, y’know, I don’t have cable tv.

I enjoyed the parent who was upset during all of this that the Christian perspective wasn’t taught in the class. I would kind of thinking living in Texas handles that.

Andy Levy, during the Redeye Halftime segment on 2/27/13, talking about a school that had girls trying on burkhas.

This just made me giggle.

Technology Changing the Face of Homework

28 Feb
February 28, 2013

Tuesday night I was helping my nephew with his homework. I won’t go into the blatant environmental propaganda, but I did promise him that I’d address the logical fallacies in his assignment when he was older.

What prompted this post? Several spelling errors were pointed out during my review of his assignment. What was his response? He grabbed his iPod and started up a spelling app. My brother and I exchanged looks and then came up with the same answer. It’s no different than if he looked the words up in a dictionary. If anything, it was better because the app assisted in finding the right words.

Sometimes even I have to shove down my inner Luddite.

Sneak Peek From MHI RPG

27 Feb
February 27, 2013

In case you were unaware, Larry Corriea had a Kickstarter last year to fund a role-play game based on his Monster Hunters universe. As we get closer, they’ve been releasing “teaser” art.

The latest one is very cool to me because the artist is a friend of mine, Ben McSweeny. (Click through to see the pic) Click here if you want to see more of Ben’s stuff. One thing Ben prides himself on is an accurate depiction of weapons.

Zombie Strike Part 9 Chapter 91

27 Feb
February 27, 2013

In Chapter 91, Zombie Strike is doing recon outside of the Truth’s South Africa compound. Then, the team comes under attack by Giant and minions.

Narrator: Kenn Blanchard

Story: Derek Ward

This episode was originally broadcast on the Urban Shooter podcast.

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Robb Speaks The Truth!

26 Feb
February 26, 2013

The title of the post says it all.

I’ve been trying to get my family that live north of JAX to understand this for years. I usually just get blank stares.

Metal Tuesday – Holyhell – The Phantom of the Opera

26 Feb
February 26, 2013

This Metal Tuesday features one of my favorite female-fronted metal bands, Holyhell. This duet with Manowar’s Eric Adams is probably one of my favorite renditions of Weber’s The Phantom of the Opera.

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The Horror That Is Real Genius

26 Feb
February 26, 2013

Growing up, Real Genius was one of those movies I watched repeatedly. Enough times that my friends and I can repeat whole scenes from memory. It’s one of those movies that are part of the “required viewing” for our group in order to get some of the references.

So this video just made me giggle.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mhlz7y_llb4

H/t Boingboing

Zombie Strike Part 9 Chapter 90

25 Feb
February 25, 2013

In Chapter 90, Mateo is comforting a hurt Rachel when his mysterious friend shows up. A breakout is staged, and Mateo finally finds out who is behind the Truth.

Narrator: Kenn Blanchard

Story: Derek Ward

This episode was originally broadcast on the Urban Shooter podcast.

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Friday Quote – 2/22/13

22 Feb
February 22, 2013
Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.

Charles de Montesquieu, 18th-century political philosopher

Weakening the necessary laws leads to selective enforcement. Selective enforcement leads to disregard and disdain of the law. Three felonies a day. That’s what the average American commits as they go through their lives. How many of us even think about that until we have a prosecutor throwing every charge they can think of at us in order for us to plead down. Or we commit suicide.

Zombie Strike Part 9 Chapter 89

22 Feb
February 22, 2013

In Chapter 89, Zombie Strike is in Cape Town, South Africa hunting for Mateo and Rachel. They assault the yacht used to bring them into South Africa.

Narrator: Kenn Blanchard

Story: Derek Ward

This episode was originally broadcast on the Urban Shooter podcast.

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