Things around here on the blog side of things have been pretty quiet lately, and with good reason: nobody seems to be reading anything that goes down here. It’s pretty disheartening to learn that an absence of over a year appears to go unnoticed. Except of course by the spammers.
While doing some work this morning, I received a message from a friend telling me that he had picked up a copy of L.A. Noire at the closing sale at Blockbuster Video.
“What the fuck? Which one?”
Well, he didn’t send me a reply, so I did some research, and it turns out the answer is “all of them”.
I have to hand it to Sony sometimes. I love my Playstation 3, and I love the Playstation Network. I even side with them on the issue of people cheating in online games. It’s their ham-fisted approach to solving the problem that I hate.
Never mind that the kind of people who cheat in online games have all the maturity of a 3rd grader, but they’ve actually honed skills to allow them to cheat. What did you think was going to happen when you started to ban them? They were going to leave you alone?
If you can’t tell by the title of this post, I’m pissed off at DHL. The reason: they’ve been fucking up a shipment of stuff for the webpage for the better part of two weeks now.
Once I’ve actually received the package, and made sure that they haven’t destroyed all of it, I’ll be sure to write more. For now, know that I am pissed off at DHL.
I had an interesting conversation today with Evil Jordan.
Me: I’ve decided something today.
Evil Jordan: What’s that?
Me: I’ve decided that I want to become a hillwilliam.
EJ: A what?
Me: A hillwilliam. It’s like a hillbilly, but fancier.
EJ: Is there a difference?
Me: Well, William is the formal, long-form version of Billy. It’s more distinguished.
EJ: Is there an actual difference?
Me: I believe I get to wear a monocle.
EJ: Well, it’s good to have a goal in life.
Me: One must always aspire towards greatness.
I finally got to take my yearly sojourn down to Rogers Centre the Skydome in Toronto to see the Red Sox play against the Blue Jays this past Saturday. We came expecting a massacre.
On our drive down to the city on Friday, Chippy Sunshine and I grabbed some of the first game of the series. Boston beating Toronto a stunning 14-3. The next morning, we set out early for the Rogers Centre Skydome: Chippy Sunshine, Evil Jordan, my brother Taylor and myself. We were not prepared for one thing; the bane of basement dwellers everywhere: the sun. Read the rest of this entry »
I want to take a moment from the normal run of things to talk about the G20 Summit that recently took place in Toronto. It’s been about four days now since the riots ended, and I wanted to take the time to cool my head so I wouldn’t go off on some rage-filled diatribe that would alienate readers, although regardless of my stance, I’m sure that somebody is likely to be offended by this.
Protesters who were complaining about being harassed and victimized by the police: kindly shut the fuck up.
So, I thought this year would be different from last. 2009 had an absolutely abysmal Spring and chilly Summer. It would really be an exaggeration to call the Summer of 2009 a Summer. It was really a pre-Fall season, with lots of rain.
This year however, it was shaping up to be better. Most of April has been warm, downright balmy some days. Compare to last year, when there was snow, this Easter weekend was a complete turn-around. It was shorts-weather. It was awesome.
Today however, was a little different. After continual heavy rain. It decided to start snowing. Not just a sprinkle either. We had full on white-outs in Lindsay. We’re talking zero-visibility.
Mother Nature is such a tease sometimes.
Alright, so I wasn’t really planning on having to take a one month break from the website, but these things happen. After nearly two years of on-time updates, this is what I get.
If you read my last post, you’ll know that Elan Games, the place where the server this website is hosted from, went out of business in late March. John Prentice, the man behind the business had to move the server to a new location, a process that took about a day, during which the website was inaccessible.
Everything looked good until April 1st, when I went to post a special April Fools day page, and couldn’t upload my files. It turned out that my FTP connection was no longer valid because of the move, and some later troubles came in.
Hi all, a bit of sad news to report today. It seems that after a few years of awesomeness, Elan Games in Lindsay is shutting it’s doors for good this Saturday.
You might remember Elan Games from:
- The Great Crush Tasting
- Elan Tournament of Champions All-Nighter
- New Years at Elan
- Elan Games Halloween All-Nighter 2009
Elan Games or it’s owner John Prentice have also featured in:
So, yeah, John means a lot to this page. In fact, he is the official Useless Babble web host, which is why I love to plug him and his business as much as possible (besides the fact that I enjoy going to it, and would have liked to do so more often). Not only that, but our servers are located in Elan Games.
Unfortunately, while John moves the servers to another location, this website will be down. We’re expecting it to be Monday and possibly Tuesday of next week, and then back up and peachy keen.
So, for a short period this weekend, you can read one last blog article about one last All-Nighter at Elan. The end of an era.
John, if you happen to read this, I hope you all the best.