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  • nocturnalgroaner 11:26 am on December 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    75: Food Paranoia 

    I feel like I will inevitably become a vegetarian. I don’t really have any moral qualms with eating dead animal flesh, because from the shape of our teeth and what not, humans are suppose to eat meat (and, y’know it tastes really good too).  I’ve always thought that vegetarians that used the nonviolence toward animals reasoning for being vegetarian were just overly sensitive; people that  claimed some higher morality.

    I think most people (I’m talking about the white people, from Stuff White People Like) that are vegetarians are just because its trendy or acquires a certain status (kinda like eating hummus!). I thought  reasons for being a vegetarian like because of religious beliefs, simply not liking the taste of meat, or being more healthful were much more legitimate. Any reason for being a vegetarian is fine because it’s just a choice; I don’t eat octopus because I get grossed out thinking about those animals, but the self-righteous vegetarians who make you feel bad for eating meat, which I HATE, are often the animal-cruelty type of vegetarians…

    The reason that I think I ‘ll eventually become a vegetarian is just because the agriculture and food processing industry is just out of control. The raising of livestock is so intensive and has gotten so large-scale that the environmental implications are seriously significant. Just think of all the components needed to raise livestock: land for grazing, land to grow feed, the amount of time from birth to slaughter….In essence, people eat much more meat than is needed simply because it is available. A meal is suppose to have meat as a component not the main feature.

    But it’s not only meat…Corn and Soybeans can’t be trusted either.

    I haven’t really done a good job of explaining this…there’s so much information about it though, like the movie “Food Inc” or so many books…and this:

    I’m not even that much of environmental nut…But I ate a sandwich today: bread and oscar mayer processed ham, and all think of was: this was bought at some huge chain grocery store, was probably transported from halfway across the country from the manufacturing plant where it could have possibly been contaminated by who knows what, in that plant are workers that are getting such a small percentage of whatever was paid for that damn 7 oz package (most of it is probably going to Oscar-Mayer’s great grandson or whoever and that at least regional grocery store)…The pig was probably slaughtered by some machine in ten seconds along with dozens of others…That doesn’t matter as much since, the pig had a horrible life anyway, in some indoor facility with hundreds of other pigs which contributes to huge amount of methane that will eventually destroy the earth (it was also just a sad sandwich, that didn’t taste very good either)……

    Am I going crazy or what? Sorry, for the ranting, at one time this was somewhat coherent….

    I think that eating adequate amounts of venison and walleye (have to be careful of mercury though) hunted and caught nearby is probably a much more responsible way to eat meat….Vegetarianism isn’t really the right answer. I ultimately just need to learn more about where the food I’m eating is coming from. And, it will come to this: actually cooking my own meals. Just so that I’m healthier, more economical, and supporting what I think is ethical….It’s just so HARD! I’d almost rather live in ignorance than have to be responsible to do what’s right. Maybe I just need to pick battles…It’ll happen, I’m just not ready to give up Cheeseburgers yet.

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    • T 12:59 pm on December 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Just wait until you meet the elitist vegans. I have a coworker here at work. He is vegan. Looks condescendingly at the rest of us for our eating habits. Continually complains the cafeteria doesn’t cater to “my people”. Complains if you eat anything not vegan in any proximity to where he is at….
      Arrogant ass- that is the term I have for those people.

  • Dee 6:12 am on December 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    74: No Seriously, I Need a New Job 

    First, I want to ask a question. How long after an interview should I wait before assuming they’re not calling me back??

    My job is driving me crazy! Between the annoying customers and impossible coworkers, not to mention the fact that I am often late due to reasons beyond my control – I feel I have good reasoning to want out. But just in case that’s not enough, here’s a few more reasons:

    1) Did I ever mention that some days I don’t get a break all day? It’s bad enough that on our incredibly slow days the most we get is a 45 minute lunch break, but on our busy days – I don’t get a break at all! And they wonder why I’m moving so slow and screwing up at the end of the day. Uh, maybe because I haven’t had any form of nourishment or a chance to give my mind a rest in about seven hours.

    2) Then there was the time they told me I was in charge of planning the work outing. I put a lot of time and effort into planning a trivia night at the local bar. I made a flyer, I made reservations, I made sure everyone knew about it, and I was told the outing was going to be mandatory. Is that why less than half of the staff showed up (even if you include me in those numbers)?

    3) I don’t know what I was expecting when they don’t even participate in their own “mandatory” events. Like our “mandatory” Thanksgiving Pot Luck event.  We were informed that we were required to bring in something for this pot luck the day before it was supposed to take place – though it was never disclosed as to what the consequences would be if we didn’t bring anything in. I foolishly assumed there would be some form of punishment and therefore went out of my way to buy brownie mix and all the ingredients. I also had to stay up late to finish baking them. When I show up the next day, imagine how shocked I was to discover that I was the only person who brought anything! I think the most annoying part was that I was promised pot luck lunch – therefore I didn’t pack anything. I had already spent more than enough money the night before, and I really didn’t want to nor did I think it was fair for me to have to buy a lunch that day. But what could I do? Bitch and moan and get nowhere like usual? That routine is starting to get old…

     
    • Jules ♂ ♪ 10:23 am on December 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      1) Every employer I have ever worked for forces you to take at least a 30 min break after 4-5 hours of work. If they give you a hard time about taking a break send them to the Code of Federal Regulations Title 29 CFR 785.19 “Bona fide meal periods. Bona fide meal periods are not work time. Bona fide meal periods do not include coffee breaks or time for snacks. These are rest periods. The employee must be completely relieved from duty for the purposes of eating regular meals. Ordinarily 30 minutes or more is long enough for a bona fide meal period.”

      2) That sounds pretty typical. A lot of time people don’t want to spend more time than necessary at work and that includes people they work around. I know my company has the same problem when getting people together after work hours. I think this is the case because either people are too busy or people are too lazy.

      3) Wow, you must have some pretty lazy co-workers. We have events like this at least 3-4 times a year. They are normally not mandatory, but everyone tends to contribute. Actually we stop doing potluck because there was typically way too much food. Now they typically just organize the food that is brought in.

      I could probably blame all of this on a bad manager. It’s amazing the difference that having a good and bad manager make to the work environment. Having seen both in a relatively short time span, the bad on e did not last long, I can say a good manger takes care of their employees and in turn the employees are much happier and productive.

      Probably a week after an interview is normal, but I have heard back from people 3 weeks after an interview. However if it takes them 3 weeks to get back to you it might want to be a job you pass up, because it probably means there is something not quite right about the company/ position. But that’s just my opinion.

  • nocturnalgroaner 3:24 pm on November 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    73:Holiday Movie Anticipation 

    I hate those getting-to-know-you type conversations with people when you describe yourself. Usually this means describing the things you do in your free time, because it’s weird to describe your personality (“I’m a funny person”). I think in the era of the facebook-profile people generally have this feeling of competition to able to list the most activities as possible. Personally, I think people exaggerate….but maybe I’m just jealous of people who snowboard, rockclimb, paint, and crochet afghans in their free time. Anyway, in these conversations, I usually say that I really enjoy watching movies, and I receive blank stares. Mostly, because I think everyone enjoys watching movies….but I’m really into movies.

    I religiously read every movie review in the paper every Friday. I constantly check the apple Movie trailers website. After almost every movie that I watch, I read a few pages of  reviews at Rottentomatoes. Every year for the oscars, I try to see as many of the movie as possible and fill out a ballot.

    I’ve decided to highlight a couple movies that I’m really excited to see, because: 1) it’s finally that time of the year when the best movies come out 2) I just saw Harry Potter, and it far exceeded my expectations which gives me hope for a year that has been pretty disappointing for movies, and 3) I’ll be seeing most of these during winter break and so planning for it gives me something to look forward to because the next month will be hell.

    127 Hours– It’s already been released, and hopefully it stays in theatres for some time.  It’s gotten insanely good reviews and it’s Danny Boyle’s followup to Slumdog Millionaire.

    Black Swan– This movie looks insane ! I’ve been hooked since the trailer. I think Requiem for a Dream is definitely a classic, and it looks like this movie captures some of the freaky paranoia of it. I think that Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis haven’t really had any great movie roles yet, but they have a lot of potential.

    Tiny Furniture– This movie may be a little too quirky, but the every bit of dialogue from the trailer was funny. Hopefully, it gets released in Minneapolis.

    The King’s Speech– I really really like Colin Firth…mostly because of A Single Man. And since, a certain royal engagement I’ve been so much more interested in the British Monarchy lately.

    TRON– I think I’m mostly excited for this movie because Daft Punk did the soundtrack. I’m imaging sitting in the movie theatre arm and torso dancing to Robot Rock for two hours.  I’m curious to see if the computer generated Jeff Bridges is convincing too. I haven’t seen the original movie, and I really want to check it out because I’m into old-school photoshopping and visual effects.

    Green Hornet– I’ll totally admit to having a crush on Seth Rogen. Anyway, he’s an inspired choice for a superhero as well as Michel Gondry as director of a superhero movie. The trailer has sort of a bad ass swagger that the film will hopefully possess. Also, Christopher Waltz from Iglorious Basterds, awesome!

    Blue Valentine– I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about this movie for a long time and Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling are pretty “credible”actors…actually they just choose to be in more independent movies which make them seem more like serious actors. I like Michele Williams a lot, have been meaning to see “Wendy and Lucy” for sometime as well as Goslings’ oscar-nominated “Half Nelson”.   Anyway, I don’t know much about this movie except that it’s about a marriage falling apart, which is enough to make a good movie if done right. It’s also kinda controversial because it got an NC-17 rating.

    Mini Harry Potter Review:

    For the first time in this series of movies, it finally felt like the Harry, Ron, and Hermione were real and not just one dimensional archetypes ( hero, goofy sidekick, smart girl). I use to play basketball on an intramural team which was absolutely lousy. It wasn’t until the last season I played, that I finally understood how to do a layup correctly…Like, something just clicked. And that’s exactly what happened to the kid actors in these movies….it took them 6 movies to finally figure out their characters and I think it has a lot to do with the addition of character driven scenes which ultimately are the result of the longer running time created from splitting the film in half. The previous films focused on getting from plot point to plot point and would  throw in an overwhelming computer effects scenes and stupid gags for laughs. The difference in quality is tremendous…An example is at the beginning, they included a scene in which Hermione erases her parents’ memory. As a Harry Potter fan, I was so happy they invented that scene because it was only alluded to in the book . I’ve already imagined everything that happened in the book, so I would much rather see additional scenes that are interpretive and add to the characters that I already love and have grown up with. Anyway, I was so pleased with the movie (except that it didn’t have an end) and am very excited for Part II.

     

     

     
    • moviegeek 6:59 pm on November 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I absolutely loved “blue Valentine”… I didn’t think I would, but I did.
      Ryan Gosling is really amazing.
      Actually, I have seen most of the films you’re talking about
      Check out my reviews: http://wp.me/19wJ2

  • Dee 6:23 am on November 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    72: Job Search Part 2 

    On Monday I had planned out an entire post about how I was looking for a new job. I had planned on mentioning how I expected to send out tons of resumes with no response, and how annoying the whole process is. Then a couple of strange things happened…

    The first being I got a call back. The first resume I sent out was for an administrative assistant position, where I would essentially be answering phones, sending emails, running their website and crunching numbers all day. It seemed to good to be true – running a website and doing what I went to school for? I applied anyway (this was Friday), and got a call back Monday morning for an interview for yesterday (Tuesday). The interview went really well, though I have yet to hear back from them since…

    And that’s when I started thinking about all the reasons I loved the job I had. Certain coworkers, walking to work in the morning, stability. I was so excited to get out of there for all the bad reasons that I didn’t stop to think about the reasons I had stayed for as long as I had. Now I’m wondering if I’m offered this new job, should I take it? Or should I stay at the bank? I’m afraid if I do that I’ll regret not taking the opportunity while I had the chance.

    The real world kinda sucks…

     
    • T 11:16 am on November 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Welcome to the work force, hon….
      always a trade off, major things to consider-
      what are the options to move up at the new place?
      what are the options to move up where you are?
      how do the benefits / insurance compare?
      will this change help your career overall?

      Regards,
      T

      PS- My dare (not really a dare, I guess).
      Would like to see a full (not “the angles”) pic of you in a nice dress as if you were just about to go out to dinner.

  • weekendkeyboardwarrior 1:40 am on November 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    71: Don’t Be A Douche 

    So I am currently watching a show on the Science Channel called Build it Bigger; if you’re not familiar with it, the premise of it is this: The host of the show is a post-grad engineer named Daniel who goes out into the real world to learn more about his craft by seeing it through the eyes of the skilled tradesmen who will be doing the actual building of the things he designs (theoretically). Daniel is still a bit of a douche, but at least he is attempting to put away his selfish pride and learn more from the people with working experience instead of interjecting his hair-brained insistence into every job he encounters.

    This got me thinking… if more post-grad professionals were like Daniel, we would live in a better world. Unfortunately, most of them are not — in fact, most are the polar opposite of Daniel, and insist that once they reach commencement, there is nothing they do not know (although they usually find out quite quickly how incorrect they were). You see, the wonderful institutions of higher learning in this world are particularly good at one thing: padding the egos of the students who patronize them. This leads to a society filled with foolishly overconfident graduates ready to make catastrophic mistakes without consulting with the people who actually know what they are doing.

    Thankfully, I no longer have to deal with such people on a consistent basis, however I have had my fair share of these encounters during my time in the military in dealing with shiny, new lieutenants. As a dog-handler, I was charged with training my dogs to detect the odor of nearly every explosive known to man; and to do this, I had to safely use and keep track of more than 20 pounds of high explosives. Additionally, we were required to go through a certification process where the commanding officer of the unit would come out and watch the dogs go through a training problem and verify that they can do their job with a high degree of accuracy.

    Most commanders know nothing of explosives limits, explosives safety precautions, or minimum safe distances… or anything of the like, and they don’t pretend to know! They understand that there are requirements which are set in-place to keep everyone safe and they do not attempt to interfere with that. However, occasionally a Lieutenant will be required to sit-in for the commander at one of our certifications due to some sort of absence…. and THAT is when chaos ensues. Fresh from the factory, most of them constantly insist that they know better than you and will attempt to correct you at every opportunity, even when there is nothing to correct or they know nothing of the topic at hand.

    One time in particular, a certain young individual tried to tell me that we needed to continue a certification despite an impending electrical storm, because he had a very tight schedule. Let me repeat that for you… he insisted that we needed to keep the electronically detonated HIGH EXPLOSIVES out in the OPEN FIELD during the ELECTRICAL STORM and continue the certification because he was busy and could not re-schedule.

    Let that one sink in for a moment…

    Needless to say, I did not comply with his request. But it goes to show you how someones foolish pride could easily mean the difference between life and death in certain cases, and especially in the cases of certain jobs — such as engineers — where their decisions can endanger the lives of thousands of individuals. So, if you are a post-grad, and you are ready to hit the working world… please, don’t be a douche.

     
    • dannifoley 7:27 pm on November 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      That is so frustrating! That happens to me a lot at the bank too. But to make matters worse, the person who wants me to do things their way had nothing to do with the situation in the first place, they just butt in to tell me I’m doing things wrong even though I’m not…
      P.S. Are you familiar with the teachings Wil Wheaton? Wheaton’s Law simply states, “Don’t be a dick!!”

    • nocturnalgroaner 4:53 pm on November 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’m a college student and I recognize that I think what I do is right or correct and am pretty judgmental towards those that are “wrong” or do things for the wrong reasons ( like, only going to college as a means to get a job, instead of to, y’know, learn and being motivated only by the bottom line). I’m not audacious enough to think I know everything though, and I think that’s due to the fact that I’m a Liberal Arts student, more specially a Social Science major…. I study cities and interventions/disruptions within them, and pretty much the major idea I’ve come back to is that it’s impossible to know the outcomes of any decisions because there are so many variables and so much complexity in the world; it’s almost depressing, but very interesting. Instead of being obsessed with what’s right and what’s wrong’ I’ve had to develop what, I think is important and why. I’m also a design major, which is highly subjective so much of the education is built around getting critiques, which can be really brutal sometimes. So for me, my education is linked to a lot of self-doubt….whether I think something that I’ve made is good enough that despite a bad critique it still expresses my point-of-view or whether I learn something from it that informs my values.

      People who study hard sciences get evaluated by being wrong or right and I feel like that’s the way they see everything. And when a person succeeds at an education that says “you’re right” all the time; they don’t have question anything about themselves because they’ve always been right. Also, I think that people who study hard sciences are often elevated ( and elevate themselves) to this category of “smart person” when actually it’s just a different type of learning, and different way of thinking… I know a lot of Engineering majors that act like because they study Engineering that they somehow can speak with authority on on every other subject. For instance, I would never assume that I knew how to fix an engine better than someone who studies mechanics would, but I have to put up with people calling something “modern” when they have absolutely no idea what they’re talking about.

    • Arnulfo Ratliff 3:56 am on February 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Perhaps it was the alignment of the stars or the creative team had an idea they wanted to try out or maybe it was seen as a way to reintroduce Alexis Bledel to the world at large and test her potential as a leading lady. If only they kept away from the blatant fairy tale world of the end and showed a little bit of courage upon conclusion.

  • nocturnalgroaner 8:20 pm on November 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    70: Reject the Ho! 

    Who’s House? Run’s House!

    What’s the time? It’s time to get ill!

    And what’s the time? It’s time to get ill!

    When the critcal value is greater than the test statistic, Whatcha gonna do?

    Reject the Ho!….       On the Flo’…Say What? Reject that Ho!

    Subscripts are a pain to format. It’s suppose to be H0   Goddamn now I’m stuck in subscript!

    Anyway, it’s suppose to be the symbol for the null hypothesis, but I think my super-Asian TA ran into the same formatting troubles that I encountered above and thought “Ho” was an adequate substitution. Ho > H0 , definitely. I spent the whole of lab smiling to myself and twirling in my computer chair,  wearing a turtleneck and other knitwear wishing that I could beatbox.

    Seriously…Kayne’s next hit single

     
  • Dee 7:05 pm on November 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    69: Is it that obvious? 

    I’ve always considered myself pretty good at keeping my personal life personal and keeping my work life professional. (With customers, that is, I’m a little more open with my coworkers). When I’m processing transactions, there’s usually some idle chit chat, but I never get too in depth into my personal life. That’s why I was very surprised when 4 of my customers commented on my love life.

    The first was a regular who has been known to make inappropriate comments in the past. I haven’t been feeling well the past couple of days and many people have commented on how tired I look. This customer, however, asked me, “You look tired, your boyfriend been keeping you up at night, if you know what I mean?” I rolled my eyes, and just responded with “What boyfriend?” He looks back at me and says, “Oh, I see, you’re all pent up ‘cuz you ain’t getting any. You should do something about that.” Thanks, Joe.

    Then I had another regular comment on how “lonely” I always looked, and told me I needed to find myself a man to make me happy. They went on to wish me luck saying “All the good one’s are either married or gay. You’re cute, though, you might be able to find someone.” That was helpful. The third one told me she was psychic and could tell that a good man was coming into my life. Well, that sounds promising.

    Is it that obvious that I am single and have been for a while? Or at least obvious enough for three people to comment on my love life like that? I mean sure, I can be flirtatious, but it’s not like I’m desperately throwing myself at people! To be fair, the first guy did think I had a boyfriend… But also told me I needed to get laid. Win or fail?  In any case, I had no idea I was giving off such desperate and lonely vibes – (and how do I make them stop?). I wonder how credible that psychic is…

    And yes, I can count, I know I said four! The final comment was the most interesting, and so out of left field! The customer and I were talking about plans we had for the weekend, and he mentioned he had plans with his wife, and then asked me if I had any plans with mine. I responded, “With my wife?” and laughed politely. And he responded very seriously, “Yeah, you’re married to a woman, ain’t ya?” I just laughed it off and said, “No, I’m actually single and… um, straight.”

    Also, for those of you that don’t read RTBD, I’ve decided to pull a Charlie McDonnell and accept dares from readers. That’s right, we’re going to play “Dare Danni“. I’ve created a page where you can submit a dare, and even include a reason why I should choose your dare. Every so often, I will choose my favorite 5 dares and create a poll so people can vote on their favorites. Whichever gets the most votes, I will complete. Make sense? I’m not setting a limit to the number of dares, this will just be an on-going thing… or until people get sick of it. So start submitting your dares NOW! (Yes, I did copy and past this from RTBD…)

     
    • me 11:30 pm on November 30, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      makes me want to drink alchoholic beverages

  • weekendkeyboardwarrior 9:48 pm on November 15, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    68: Excuses Are Evil… But a Necessary One 

    Alright, everyone — first of all, I’m sorry for not posting for you last week, but I’m in the midst of trying to create some certainty for my family in a very uncertain world.  This is not an easy thing to do, so I’ve been devoting some extra time to it.

    Anyway, I’m here now and ready to ramble incessantly! *que the loud groan from all THREE of our unapproving readers*

    I’ve been sad lately because motorcycling weather is slowly but surely going the way of the dinosaur.  Luckily, here in New Mexico I still get an hour or two of good riding weather (60-ish degrees or so) during the afternoons.  I’m sure if I were elsewhere in the U.S. I would be lucky to see 50 degree weather this time of year, so I guess I should count my blessings.

    And on that note, my next bit of news is rather counter-intuitive to my previous complaint…  I might be moving to Colorado!  It seems in order to keep a steady stream of money moving into my household, I need to go to where the money resides.  And for ME, that means moving to one of four places…  Las Vegas, Denver, Los Angeles, or Atlantic City.  These are the four places that someone like myself can make some good cash, and I wasn’t too fond of the idea of going to either of the coasts…  so that narrowed my choices down to Vegas or Denver.  And since my kids live in Colorado Springs, I figured my choice was simplified!  Nothing is certain yet, but this looks to be the direction we will be headed.

    Anyway, that’s all I’ve got for you today!  Feel free to talk amongst yourselves in the comments section!

     
    • dannifoley 7:19 am on November 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hey! What do you have against the coast?? However, moving toward’s the kids makes sense. Good on ya, mate.

    • Roy 2:08 pm on November 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      The problem is that I’ve lived on the East Coast before…. and it was some of the most miserable times of my life. And L.A. (despite the nice weather) is quite possibly the worst city on the planet. 🙂

  • nocturnalgroaner 4:35 pm on November 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    67: Komm, Gib mir deine Hand 

    I watched the movie “Across the Universe” awhile ago and didn’t think it was very good. I thought it was all around pretty corny, but there were two things that really stuck with me from that movie. Firstly, Jim Sturgess is dreamy. Secondly, the cover of “I Want to Hold Your Hand” was lovely. I listen to it often and even put it on a mix CD. Even imagined myself playing it on acoustic guitar.

    Anyway, a couple days ago, I came home from school and my sister was listening to the latest songs that were on Glee. She said to me “Listen to my new favorite song from Glee.” The song was “I Wanna Hold your Hand” in the same arrangement from Across the Universe, and of course she sang along with it.

    NOOOOOO

    One thing to know about my sister, she does not have self-confidence issues. She’s not a bad singer, but she thinks she’s an awesome one.I haven’t been around her in the last couple days, but I know that I have her singing along to this song repeatedly and obnoxiously to look forward to.

    My sister has this ability to chew and spit out culture;  once she finds about something cool she’s instantly the biggest fan of it despite not knowing any of its history or influences, and totally over does it until the next thing comes along.  Like, right now she’s the biggest Lady Gaga fan ever. She refers to Lady  Gaga as “Gaga” like they’re best friends and dressed up as her for Halloween (a costume, that was so last year, btw).

    Admittedly, it’s immature to let what someone else likes affect what you like, but has my sister’s constant over the top  rendition of “Bad Romance” tarnished my liking of it a bit? Definitely, and I’m a big enough fan of Lady Gaga that I teared up during her duet with Elton John on the Grammy’s.

    Anyway, I’m just worried that she’ll ruin that version of “I want to hold your hand” for me. Oh well, I still have the Beatles versions, because, without a doubt, my sister won’t have any interest in listening to the original.

    p.s. another great Beatles cover

     
  • Mr Str8 Fwd 2:36 pm on November 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 360, black ops, call of duty, COD, ps3, RC, treyarch, xbox   

    66: Black Ops 

    There’s a game sweeping the nation. That game happens to be Call Of Duty: Black Ops. It’s developer (Treyarch) has made most of the COD games. However the wildly popular Modern Warfare duo was done by Infinity Ward.

    But screw all that

    At first glance this appears to be yet another COD take all ur money sequal…..and  it is. Yet at the same time this game is much different. New features in this game create a very altered Call of Duty experience. With RC cars strapped with bombs, and a plethora of weapon add-ons……shit……this might even be the base for a whole new set of call of duty games. These guys are fuckin experts at building and improving on past efforts.

    I dunno. It still seems scary to me how the game plays just like the last one. Personally I skipped the campaign, and it’s a pick up and play from the last one….and the last one…..and the last one…..and the last one…..and the last one.

    I jumped on the COD wagon last year. I was still in diapers of the Next Gen console world and I had an Xbox 360. I had a free month of xbox live (actually 3) and COD3. That game had me hooked. Still does! I used to love riding around in motorcycles, jumping out, and blasting somebody with my trench gun. Now a few games later I’m putting supressors on my Mac11 and silently taking fools out with my ballistic knives.

    You all enjoy reading this, I’ll be ranking up in death match.

     
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