Dinner Adventures With Dad

So, let’s say you’re in the mood for seafood. Maybe you buy some shrimp. People like shrimp, right? And then maybe you decide to go a bit over the top. You run down to the grocery store and spend $22 on enormous bay scallops. The sorts of scallops which are the size of a child’s

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Well, THIS is New…

Never before have I worked at a place where, when things go wrong and you end up staying way late, the company buys you dinner and insists that everyone sit down, chill out and eat. Never. Oh, I’ve worked OT before. I’ve worked hours of it at a time. And it pretty much led to

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Little Boys Never Really Grow Up

This was most recently revealed yesterday, when I was absolutely giddy as I learned how to drive this beast : That monstrosity is a Commander Loader. You pull the front end (the higher end in that pic) to within about 6 inches of the open cargo door of a plane. Yes, that’s a little intense

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Thoughts From a Road Trip

My poor blog has been neglected lately thanks to writing work and punching out/learning new board games. And while the blog has been neglected, the state of my book reading thus far this year is just depressing. I shall attempt to begin rectifying the situation with a few random thoughts after a weekend in High

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What I’m Playing : South Park – The Stick of Truth

If you like South Park, or ever have, you will enjoy this game. It’s that simple. Well, I could go into detail…but that would ruin a lot of bizarre, insane, crude, unbelievably inappropriate and hilarious material. Basically, take a typical old school RPG with turn based combat and toss it into the South Park universe.

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Oh, how reactions change

Recently, I had been working on some web content for a contractor based in Calgary. They were moving to a new website, and the person they had brought on as a web developer was looking for someone to fix the written work. I had put in a few hours, and the feedback from both the

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Tampa Bay Bucs New Uniforms

This team was stuck playing for a clueless meathead for two years. Now, they’re finally free from Greg Schiano’s ‘coaching’, and you make them wear THESE?! What The Fuck? What idiot came up with that? “We can’t seem to settle on a couple of colours…” “Well then, just choose the ALL option! We iz winnerz!”

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Missing the Point

As I once more send off another batch of games in trades, I am yet again faced with the odd person who seems to completely and utterly miss the point. The guy who gets so fixated on shipping costs that he has lost the ability to focus on the goal. If you’re trading games, the

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And another Olympics ends

…and everyone who spent the past 2 weeks talking about how much ‘we just love our Olympic athletes!’ quickly stops giving a shit and forgets their names for 4 years. Because who can bother remembering these people when they aren’t bringing in the nationalistic glory, right? It’s just too hard. Oh, unless they’re hockey players,

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What I’m Playing (On a Table) : Police Precinct

Despite sharing the same sort of odd, stylized art that Flash Point : Fire Rescue uses, this game doesn’t really seem to be related in any way. The world of cops is a crazy, chaotic cesspool of random happenstance, crazy people and stale pastry. Or at least that’s the version of police life on display

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