An interesting and useful chart, but I can’t help but feel it’s a big misleading as well. How exactly can you be sure that $264 million is a smaller amount that 596,577 people?
finished season 1 of hemlock grove. it’s not, like, the best show ever, but it kinda fits the type of thing I want to watch on weekends now - a little sci fi, a little drama, and little over-dramatic, and cool monster makeup/effects.
will probably save season 2 for a later date. Martin will be finished with Fringe soon (I had to stop because it kept blueballing me with peter and olivia and i was like whatthefuckever) which means we get to watch Hannibal because I picked that as our next “we should watch this together” show.
also, if I can stay up for just 2 more hours, I can see Martin when he gets home from work. so what are the odds I’ll be asleep in 90 minutes? pretty high, I’d say.
Yeah, you know how long you had to wait for the show to stop blueballing you? An episode and a half. That was it. You blueballed me for almost three months because you couldn’t wait another episode and a half. And like three episodes later they had a baby. Holy shit, spoilers.
Lardy’s Ukulele of the day - a year ago
Our favorite cartoonist, Robert Armstrong, strikes again.
Music is for fun. Ukes are for fun. What better way to multiply the fun than to make a truly silly uke? Clearly a product of the ’50s cartoon style, this one has all the classy elements that’s sure make a hit at any gathering!
This ukulele is a fine sounding instrument actually made by Kenny Hill in Felton, and is solid mahogany throughout. Bob paints each one individually by hand, using acrylics brushed directly on the wood, followed by a sealer coat of clear lacquer. The Keyhole Uke is one of the few Armstrong painted instruments we’ve had available for sale at Gryphon.
I do need a new uku…
My extremely angry history teacher, quoting his extremely angry grandfather.
I quote this all the time. I feel like the Pitt Rivers museum should have it in metre-high letters on the wall. And I say it with a certain warmth. You’ve gotta have a little bit of horrified admiration for a nation state with such audaciously rapacious foreign policy. And then you gotta nail both their hands to the table where you can see ‘em and empty out their pockets.
When British people criticize Americans for pretty much anything, we should just reply, “I learned it from YOU, DAD! I LEARNED IT FROM WATCHING YOU!”
This is my new favorite quote.
America didn’t just figure out how to rape, pillage, murder and eradicate native populations on their own. They learned it from somewhere.
The British Empire is kind of like that Mom who, as a teenager, took every drug imaginable, went to tons of sketchy parties and fucked everyone within arms reach. Then she found God, had her own kids and gave them a 9pm curfew and won’t let them wear makeup.
Carry a big stick and sock it to ‘em
There are pros and cons to owning your a house. Pro, you can fuck in it any time you way, anywhere you want, anyone you want. Con, you have to tend to the lawn. So, you know, they get you coming and mowing.
I’ve been running into this weird situation where the sequel of something doesn’t live up to the first, but the first was so good that the sequel can be half as good and still be better than everything else. It was true of the The Raid, it is true of Dark Souls, it was true of Portal, and now it is true of The Walking Dead (the Telltale game).
I just finished The Walking Dead and I’m not really sure how I feel about it. I’m comparing episode 5 of season 2, which I just finished, with episode 5 of season 1. But maybe that is unfair because by episode 5 of season 1 I was so invested in all the characters and their struggles that the final events of that episode (no spoilers from me so fuck off) where kind of traumatizing. This final episode of season 2 had it’s moments, but it misstepped so much along the way that it never really built up enough momentum for me. The final events of this episode (again no spoilers so eat shit) had a big effect on me, but I think it had a little more to do with the connection I built with those characters from the first season. I don’t want to say it was bad because it wasn’t, and the first episode of this season is very much worth playing. It is merely good, as opposed to the first season which was great.
I’m starting to wonder if this is an inherent problem with the entire premise of The Walking Dead. The whole concept is suppose to center around what happens after the outbreak and how people go on living their lives in the zombie apocalypse. Interesting as the premise is after a couple of character arcs occur while people adjust to the new world and some interesting themes are addressed, it all just kind of turns into people doing stuff. It becomes a soap opera with zombies, with nothing really happening and nothing really going on expect forced drama. It happened with the TV show and I’m worried it will start to happen with the game as well.