Archive for month: April, 2013

Metal Tuesday – Blind Guardian – Imaginations From the Other Side

30 Apr
April 30, 2013

This week’s Metal Tuesday is Blind Guardian’s “Imaginations From the Other Side.”

This song got me back into power metal after being led astray by my ex-wife. I asked my brother to get me a bunch of metal that he thought I would like. This was the one that popped on my MP3 player and brought back all of my love for power metal.

Lyrics from Metrolyrics:

Where are these silent faces
I took them all
they all went away
now you’re alone
to turn out every light so deep in me
hold on, to late
Will I ever see them back again
or did they all die by my hand
or where they killed
by the old evil ghost
who had taken
the ocean
of all my dreams
which were worth to keep
deep inside my heart
I wish I
could get them back
from the everflow
before they’ll fade away

Imaginations from the other side
far out of nowhere
it got back to my mind
Imaginations from the other side
far out of nowhere
it got back to my mind
out of the dark
back to the light
then I’ll break down
the walls around my heart
Imaginations from the other side
Where’s the ocean’s daughter
was Peter Pan in Mordor
no one’s there to keep alive

all these fairy tales
may I return to Oz
will I meet the “Tin Man”
“Coward Lion” where are you
without brain the scarecrow’s lost
in the middle of the lake
stranded in the real world
left in a world
no place for daydreams
serious life
I fall into
I fall into a dark hole
and I can’t come out
do you know if Merlin did exist
or Frodo wore the ring
did Corum kill the gods
or where’s the wonderland
which young Alice had seen
or was it just a dream
I knew the answers
now they’re lost for me

Imaginations from the other side
far out of nowhere
it got back to my mind
Imaginations from the other side

I hope there is a way back
with my talisman
so I look into myself
to the days when I was just a child
come follow me to wonderland
and see the tale that never ends
don’t fear the lion nor the witch
I can’t come back
I’m lost but still I know
there is another world

Imaginations from the other side
far out of nowhere
it got back to my mind
Imaginations from the other side

Zombie Strike Part 11 – Chapter 115

29 Apr
April 29, 2013

In Chapter 115, much to Zombie Strike’s collective surprise, Collin appears at their position. Their former teammate brokers a temporary cease-fire between Zombie Strike and the Truth long enough for them to deal with the Little Death. The two forces lay siege to the Little Death’s nest.

Narrator: Kenn Blanchard

Story: Derek Ward

This episode was originally broadcast on the Urban Shooter podcast.

Zombie Strike Part 11 – Chapter 114

26 Apr
April 26, 2013

In Chapter 114, the Truth’s headquarters comes under attack by the Little Death, the advance guard. Castle makes a decision about Collin.

Narrator: Kenn Blanchard

Story: Derek Ward

This episode was originally broadcast on the Urban Shooter podcast.

Friday Quote – 4/26/13

26 Apr
April 26, 2013
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.

Samuel Adams

Many of us know Ben Franklin’s quote on liberty and temporary security, but I’m feeling a bit more confrontational. If Sam Adams was anything, it was confrontational.

H/t Reason

Zombie Strike Part 11 – Chapter 113

24 Apr
April 24, 2013

In Chapter 113, the recently-arrived advance guard of the Great Death begins their attack, against the advice of the scout. They attack Zombie Strike as the team moves up the Mississippi on gunboats. Zombie Strike learns the site of the ritual at the cost of one of their own.

Narrator: Kenn Blanchard

Story: Derek Ward

This episode was originally broadcast on the Urban Shooter podcast.

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Metal Tuesday – Alestorm – Keelhauled

23 Apr
April 23, 2013

This week’s Metal Tuesday is Alestorm’s “Keelhauled.”

Because PIRATE METAL! That’s why! Plus, the lead singer rocks the key-tar in concert.

Lyrics from Lyricsmania:

My friends I stand before you
To tell a truth most dire
They lurks a treator in our mist
Who haven’t vote the captain’s ire

He don’t deserve no mercy
We ought to shoot him with a gun
But I am not an evil man
but first let’s have a little fun

We’ll tie that scoundrel to a rope
And throw him overboard
drag him underneath the ship
A terrifying deadly trip

Keelhaul, that filthy landlubber,
send him down to the depths below
Make that bastard walk the plank
with a bottle of rum and the Yo-Ho-Ho

Keelhaul, that filthy landlubber,
send him down to the depths below
Make that bastard walk the plank with a bottle of rum and the Yo-Ho-Ho

I will not say what he has done
His sins are far to grave to tell
It’s not my place to judge a man
But for them he will burn in hell

The sharks will dine up on his flesh
And Davy Jones will have his soul
Take his money and his hat
He won’t need them where he’s gonna go

but first lets tie him to a rope
And throw him overboard
drag him underneath the ship
A terrifying deadly trip

Keelhaul, that filthy landlubber,
send him down to the depths below
Make that bastard walk the plank
with a bottle of rum and the Yo-Ho-Ho

Keelhaul, that filthy landlubber,
send him down to the depths below
Make that bastard walk the plank with a bottle of rum and the Yo-Ho-Ho

We’ll tie that scoundrel to a rope
And throw him overboard
drag him underneath the ship
A terrifying deadly trip

Keelhaul, that filthy landlubber,
send him down to the depths below
Make that bastard walk the plank
with a bottle of rum and the Yo-Ho-Ho

Keelhaul, that filthy landlubber,
send him down to the depths below
Make that bastard walk the plank with a bottle of rum and the Yo-Ho-Ho

Boston Strong?

23 Apr
April 23, 2013

First a video from my friend, Kenn Blanchard:

Is today’s Boston the reservoir of strength and determination that made it the hotbed of revolutionary fervor? Could you actually see Sam Adams and his bunch standing meekly by as the King’s magistrates forced themselves into everyone’s house looking for a single criminal?

There were some amazing acts of heroism and selflessness during the immediate aftermath of the bombs. Not just first-responders, but ordinary people, trying to help the injured. Those people earned the “Boston Strong.”

Then the police state rolled in with all the force of a military occupation.

Only those essential to the police occupation were allowed out of their homes (including Dunkin Donuts workers – way to avoid stereotypes there!) Where were the indignant blog posts and demands for civil rights from the citizens of Boston, the ones that are Boston Strong? Where are the calls for investigations into why the police were allowed to storm into houses without a warrant or probable cause, instead of just doing a basic welfare check?

Oh yeah, everyone is too busy celebrating their release from occupation and the capture of a criminal. But Boston Strong!

2013 NRA Convention

22 Apr
April 22, 2013

Unfortunately, due to day-job issues, I will be unable to attend this year’s NRA convention. Needless to say, I am sad panda over this. Oh well, there’s always next year.

For my readers who are going, try to say hello to my friend Kenn Blanchard.

Zombie Strike Part 11 – Chapter 112

22 Apr
April 22, 2013

In Chapter 112, Zombie Strike battles their way in St. Louis after being shot down, much to the dismay of Castle and the Truth.

Narrator: Kenn Blanchard

Story: Derek Ward

This episode was originally broadcast on the Urban Shooter podcast.

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What is the sound of one anti-gunner being punched in the balls?

20 Apr
April 20, 2013

It sounds kind of like this. I do so love when Erin bitch-slaps the fools.