Saturday, February 04, 2006

Things I Learned from Playing Video Games

Funny email I received from a friend. Reminds me of the old days.


* There is no problem that cannot be over come by
force (0r for you Star Wars geeks "Force")
* If it moves, DESTROY IT!
* Piloting any vehicle is simple and requires no
* One lone "good guy" can defeat an infinite number of
"bad guys"
* Make sure you eat all food lying on the ground.
* You can break things and get away with it.
* You can push vehicles off the road and get away with
* If someone dies, they disappear.
* You can overcome most adversaries simply by having
enough quarters.
* You can operate all weapons without training.
* No matter houw long you fight, you can always fight
* Death is reversible (only for you!)
* Ninjas are common and frequently fight in public.
* Whenever big, fat mean guys are about to croak, the
flash red and yellow.
* You never run out of ammunition, just grenades.
* All women wear revealing clothing and have great
* Shoot everything. If it blows up or dies, it was
* Don't worry if your vehicle crashes or explodes.
Another will appear in its place.
* A thousand to one odds against you is not a problem.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

As Seen On TV

So I tried my best to stay away from national television last night. Didn't really want to see any of the State of the Union. Didn't really care what Bush had to say. I knew it wasn't going to be that important, especially to me and the people of NO. Dude talked for about 40+ seconds about Katrina and the Gulf Coast. Yet they still clapped. And that's why this tradition must end.

Really, what's the point of the State of the Union address. I pretty much see it as a way the president can feel good about himself by having members of Congress, especially the majority, stand up and clap at every pause. Hasn't the President's road trip around the US been enough? He's touring the country mapping out his plan. Why do we need a made for TV event.

And yes, all that was last night was a made for tv event. I tried to watch them, but it seems like they're all full of shit. Bush, Clinton, Bush, Rea....nope probably wasn't too coherent when Reagan was President. I was anywhere from 0-8 years old. They go up there with their prepared speeches and say what they're going to do. Not sure if they ever do. Don't really care. They're going to do what they are anyway. And Congress will still clap at every pause...well at least half anyway.

And what's with the clapping? Tell me why. Can they just let the man finish. I wish I could count the number of standing ovations he received and compare them to the previous presidents. I can tell you there are always about 20 too many.

I don't know what we get from these televised events. Is the country better off? Doubt it. But I guess it's a chance for the president to feel good about himself, not discuss issues raised by the opposing party, and only give issues that matter to real people about 43 seconds. But I'll give you one thing...

Must be nice to hear all those cheers.