Friday, December 19, 2008

Great article.

Anyone who follows football at all should read this Bill Simmons article:

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/081219

A few excerpts:

Gift No. 2: A Blu-Ray player ($200-250). Better than DVD in every conceivable way. I won't recommend a brand because I don't want to offend a potential sponsor. (By the way, I didn't write that last sentence.) Make sure you also buy an HDMI cable as part of the gift; women always forget that part. Would we buy you a vacuum without a great extension cord? Of course not.

I thought reader Ian in Portage, Mich., summed up the season nicely: "Hey, check out what I did for the last six hours trying to make this work all the way through. OK, Kansas City beat Oakland, which beat Denver, which beat Cleveland, which beat Cincinnati, which beat Jacksonville, which beat Green Bay, which beat Seattle, which beat San Francisco, which beat Buffalo, which beat San Diego, which beat New England, which beat the N.Y. Jets, who beat Arizona, which beat Miami, which beat St. Louis, which beat Dallas, which beat Washington, which beat New Orleans, which beat Tampa Bay, which beat Minnesota, which beat Carolina, which beat Atlanta, which beat Chicago, which beat Indianapolis, which beat Baltimore, which beat Philadelphia, which beat the N.Y. Giants, who beat Pittsburgh, which beat Houston, which beat Tennessee, which beat Detroit, which beat NOBODY."

and:

"Surely, you grew up with Bob Barker and 'The Price is Right.' Hell, who didn't? Well, I hope you saw this call by Drew Carey from the Showcase Showdown. It makes Buck's call of the Helmet Catch sound like Gus Johnson. This is the new high point of announcing low points. As anyone who has watched this show knows, you rarely see anyone sniff $500, let alone $100 of their showcase showdown total. So what do you have here? The first contestant comes within $500 of the Showcase Showdown, then her opponent beats her by hitting the number right on the head!!!! He got it exactly!!!! This could have been -- in the arms of a decent game-show host -- the greatest game show moment of all-time. For God's sake, Drew couldn't have even faked some excitement as he paused and read off the guy's final dollar total? Would that have killed him? Instead, he looked like he just found out that tapioca had been taken off the menu in the CBS cafeteria. There has never been a worse announcer EVER! Seriously, Bob Barker needs to re-enter this show one day, WWE-style, and take Carey out. Oh My God!!!! It's the Undertaker!!!!!!!!"

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuttin' ta F*&! Wit!

As promised, I'm taking some time now to write a quick blog about the Wu-Tang Clan concert SB and I attended on Monday. That's right, the Wu-Tang Clan. I'd seen the concert advertised for a while and thought it would be interesting to go because I used to listen to them back in the day as a rebellious teenager and I still pop in a Ghostface CD every once in a while in my car. So on Sunday I asked SB if he was interested and much to my surprise he said "yea, bring da muthaf%$#in' ruckus!"

I bought the tix and then we realized we were little scared. Neither of us had been to a rap show, would there be thugs and gangsters poppin caps in the dorky white guys there? We overcame our fears (and the rotten weather) and it turns out most of Wu-Tang's fans are nerdy white guys just like us. We learned another valuable lesson too, rap shows have complete disregard for the scheduled start time. It was supposed to start at 8:00 but I suggested we show up late so we wouldn't see the opener. We got there at 8:45 and waited over an hour before the screen hiding the stage came up. And then the opener came out! They were a Wu-Tang affiliate called Ice Water. They did a few songs then the screen came back down for about another hour before we finally saw Wu. The concert finally finished up at about 1 AM, resulting in me calling in sick the next day for work.


You can see it was actually quite similar to the last concert SB and I went to, Weezer. Each band has similar gang signs and a fanbase of dorky, urban white dudes...









Here's a quick vid I took with my phone.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Fly Plane



Click on link then scroll down

Does anyone want to help me make this?

Monday, December 8, 2008

Laser that burns things

All you need is an old Xbox HDDVD drive and some other stuff that I don't really understand.

But you can light matches with the laser. I am sure I have a need for that.

http://www.engadget.com/2008/12/07/diy-james-bond-laser-gun-wont-make-you-anything-like-james-bo/

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Daymonster's Christmas List

Here is a list of some of the stuff I hope Santa Claus brings me.

1. Nerf N-Strike Vulcan EBF-25
It's a fully auto nerf gun that has a rate of fire of about 2-3 darts per second. It has a tripod for holding down the base or a strap to carry it around Josey style.

2. Wild Planet’s Spy Video ATV-360
That little eye piece fits over your eye and the ear phone goes in your (you guessed it) ear. You drive this bad boy in the girls locker room and well, you get the idea... too bad you can't record on this thing.

3. McDonald's Gift Cards

Even though they got rid of the Double Cheeseburger and now call it the McDouble because it only has one slice of cheese, I don't care I can eat it without ever leaving my building at work.

What kind of crap to you guys want?

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Help Wanted.

My parents just got a new TV (Sharp 32" LCD HDTV) and they're having trouble syncing the audio and video (audio comes in before video). Would digital audio coaxial cables help this situation (it seems not, because the audio is not the problem) or do I need some sort of new video component cable? Right now the TV is hooked up to a cable box and I have a coax cable loading the video from the box to the TV and basic red/white audio cords loading the audio from the box to the TV. Is there anything I can do to solve this problem?

I looked it up online and stumbled across this pessimistic response. It's pretty interesting--should check it out.

http://mixonline.com/post/features/audio_late_future/

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Convo with Puyo

I signed on to facebook about 5 minutes ago and puyo started talking to me. Here is the conversation:

Puyo: u sukc
Daymonster: yep
Puyo: sucker
Daymonster: u sukc sucker?
Puyo: yep
Puyo: no its separate
Daymonster: u sukc. sucker. ?
Puyo: yep
Puyo is offline

Thanks.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

UnkyTrip!

I'm very pleased we're going back to the blog. I liked the layout of the forum, but when it is only us talking this is just so much more user friendly.

Other than being extremely hungover and having to start and write a 15 page paper on 19th century banking that is due tomorrow, things are looking good for Warthog.

Last night I found out that I made it into the top band (insert "boner" joke here) and now I'll be able to go to Japan and China for 3 weeks after graduation this spring. You can see that I'm obviously looking forward to the GreatWallterSlide.

Forum vs Blog

I think people got confused on what I was trying to do when I posted the thing about Daymosnter's forum... Basically I was testing out the templates to see how it works for when I made MNBaseballForum.com

I never intended it to be a replacement for the blog. But at the same time if KofC members would have wanted something like that (like a KofC forum not Daymonsters) I would have been fine with it.

At least it would more likely for other people to be the creator of the content and not just a commenter. If I stop posting shit, people stop commenting and then I have nothing to read on the interwebs.

Basically what I am saying is... Josey where the fuck did you go? Stop being so self important and post some funny shit. Pablito, post something. Anything. Fan Fiction? SB, write another thing about Josey. Eternal make another vid. Dammer, keep up the good work on MNBaseballForum. I'm too lazy to keep writing, someone needs to help me out. I went over a year... WE went over a year... we can't let this fail now.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

No Words



WAY COOLER

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Daymonster's Forum

Your one stop shop for information... Poker, Bowling, Video Games and Drinking... Adeclipse, don't worry a calf-roping category is on it's way.

http://daymonster.com/forum/

Monday, November 10, 2008

Monday

Couple things I have been thinking about over the weekend, in no particular order.

- The game Braid is really fun you should buy it on Xbox Live Arcade.

- The demo for Mirror's Edge was also really fun. You should down load it one Xbox Live.

- Anyone play Fallout 3 or Gears of War 2 yet? Are they good? Is it worth it?

- Still can't get Adobe CS3 to install and it's really pissing me off.

- Civ Rev was on sale at target for 35 bucks. You should buy if if you haven't yet. SB and Pablito play it frequently.

- I bought Little Big Planet for PS3. It's pretty fun, it was a lot more fun until they started deleting the user made levels for copyright infringement.

- Vikes Won, Steelers Lost, Bears Lost. Good day.

- What are peoples holiday plans? Who's going to be in the area and when? Hope everyone is doing well.

Sincerly,
Monster

Friday, November 7, 2008

Video Games or Wife?

Found on Digg today from http://www.burbia.com/node/2096

Guy
: What's normal?
Woman: Probably not all waking hours.
Guy: I don't....
Woman: You're right, once in a while you sit in front of the TV eating Doritos watching wrestling.
Guy: By whose standards is any behavior normal?
Woman: By my standards, that say if you don't cut down the gaming by say, 90%, I'm leaving you and taking the kids.
Guy: (pauses) Those are your standards.
Woman: Yea, and you've got a week to make them yours.

______________________

Ed Note: This one was submitted by a Burbia friend outside Boston. After laughing, we tried to confirm with him it actually happened. The friend said he was at the diner with his girlfriend, in a booth in front of the happy couple. He said the couple was loud, especially the woman who, he observed, was chain-drinking coffee and "kept waving her hands like a lunatic." One time, he said, "I had to slide over because she kept knocking the back of my head." Our friend said the stuff leading up to this particular moment was equally nutty -- something about the guy not listening to her, and the woman not hearing him and their arguing endlessly about the difference between "hearing" and "listening." Your basic nightmare.

By the time our guy could start scribbling what he was hearing (or listening to?) on his placemat, the arguing couple was now onto this particular thread. So, he scribbled it as best he could. We spoke to our friend's girlfriend who also said it happened. In fact, she said that, when they got home, she started giving our friend a hard time for his football obsession--not because he watched so much (which he did) but because, according to her, he never shut up about it, as if she really gave a crap about the details of his 8 different fantasy league teams' standings and player performances.

So, what did this guy choose? His gaming or his wife? Our eavesdropper said that, after ongoing arguing, the guy stood up, then sat down, then quickly stood up again -- and he said something along the lines of, "not fair," or "not right" and, in the same motion of stuffing some french fries in his mouth, stormed off.

In this spirit, we tee up this overheard. Some of us have been in similar siutations -- whether over gaming or TV watching or hanging with buddies or simply staring too long into space. Is this one totally authentic? We think so -- on the other hand, who knows. We like it, though; at worst it's representational and entertaining, so we say....enjoy and consider it a possible cautionary tale. And if you can figure out the difference between "hearing" and "listening" please let us know. (E.g., when we say, "I hear you," doesn't that mean I not only hear the sounds you're making but "get" what you're saying?) Also, why is it OK to "meditate" -- that's considered productive, socially acceptable -- but not OK to stare comfortably and happily (and blankly) into space? We think staring-into-space is highly underrated as a legitimate activity...of course, that's another conversation and conflict. ...overhear more

--Overheard in: Diner, Outside Cambridge MA--

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Happy Haloween, Knights!

How was everyone's Haloween? What did everyone end up being? Warthog and I bought windsuits from the local good will and went out as Team USA. Despite a few run ins with the police and failing to get into the bar saturday night because of long lines and pushy people, we had a pretty solid Haloween weekend.
Stories anyone?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween Costume Pt 2.

So Adeclipse's idea of "God's Gift to Women" made it to number 7 on the "20 Costumes that will earn you a Halloween Beating"

But I think this one is way worse.


Get it? Hung like a horse! Cause it's a horse where his penis is and there is a noose around it. Wow, that is rich!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

KofC Podcast Episode 2: Auntie Eternalex Edition

Welp, I finally finished editing the second edition of the podcast. It's about 13 minutes long and mostly features an interview with Unky Eternal's "adoring" friend, Auntie Enternalex. It ends fairly abruptly at the end, because I couldn't find anything good to end it with. I still have some good audio of us playing drinking games and talking about religion, but that will have to wait for episode 3.


Something things I learned while doing this:
1- I talk really loud when I am drunk (who doesn't)
2- I get a speech impediment when I am drunk
3- It's really hard not to say peoples real names
4- I kept saying, "this is a really good podcast" and "this is good stuff" and the amount of time we have been recording, which after editing, is never accurate.
5- Puyo talks very quietly so he is impossible to capture on audio tape.
6- Some people think it's called a blogcast. Which I kind of like.
7- I thought I edited some of this crap out, but when I went back to it, it was all still in there, and I was too lazy to do it again.

Here you go, you can download the mp3 here (right click, save target).

Or you can stream it here:







Friday, October 24, 2008

Saw V and Halloween

Who knew a 2 day work week could still suck so much?

Anyway, as I am sure you are all aware, two of my favorite movie series are premiering tonight. High School Musical 3: Senior Year and Saw V. Squatting Bear, I am sure you are planning on seeing Saw V? Do you think you will have to walk out in the middle of it and come back like you did with The Strangers?

Which I just realized Dennis from Always Sunny is in that movie... strange. (no pun intended)

The recordings from last weekend are pretty interesting and sometimes annoying. Will hopefully have it up and ready to go this weekend. It would have been a lot easier to edit it if Josey wouldn't have kept calling certain girls by their full first and last name.

Halloween is almost here. What do you think the top costumes are going to be? Sarah Palin for girls? Leger Joker for guys? What is the KofC dressing up as?

I am going as a Ghostbuster and or Greenman.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Spoiler pics: Burr/Unky Warthog buys a new car

Unky warthog decided to run over all his poker opponents using his warthog skills and won some poker tournaments. Now, Unky Warthog has purchased his brand new, personal warthog-car..spoiler pics below!!!


Congratulations Unky Warthog!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Attention all Knights.

Dear Knights,

Before I begin my law work for the day I felt like we needed to clear up what is going on tomorrow. I was unable to get a reservation before 9:30, and many of you have indicated you just cannot wait that long to eat. So we must consider alternatives.

It dawned on me just moments ago that I have not participated in a large lan party in a long time, and from the poll I see many Knights would like to eat at the K of C house. Thus, I am proposing we have a lan, eat some steaks, and get wasted all night long – can anyone say Halo 1. We are going to need some more TVs and Xboxes but I am sure we can come up with those.

Please Knights share your feelings about this new idea and what you would like to do tomorrow so I can cancel the reservation if no one wants to go. If people would like to have a lan please begin debating about teams for Halo 1, Halo3, and COD4 now.

Thank you, Josey Wales

P.S. Loco is on my team.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Saturday Evening Post (Get it?)

So looks like the tentative plans are to go to Manny's at 9:30pm. From some of the comments I am not sure if everyone is on board. Before I say anything further, I want everyone to thank Josey for getting us that reservation. But Pablito, Eternal, Warthog and I are all a little concerned about the late eating time.

Some possibilities are:

  • Try and get a reservation at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.
  • Go somewhere that is not a steakhouse. (Josey, I know, out of the question, I'm just saying)
  • Grill at the KofC Clubhouse
  • Other

I know Josey wants to make sure we go out somewhere. Understandable for a man in his situation, while the KofC is a great group of people, we don't have too many vaginas in the clan (Except maybe Adeclipse, oooh burn).

I really could care less if we go out, would rather not go to a "club" unless it's Stargate. I never made it in there last time as when I came back in the limo, there was a drunk SB wandering around the parking lot.

Nice clubs probably won't let me in with my new mustache anyway. Vote for what you want to do on the right, and comment on specifics.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

KofC, I need your help!

So I need to host a booth at my companies party about our soccer team and I need some help.

A. I need to dress up like something that has to do with soccer. I could do the classic "dress up like a soccer player" but that seems kind of lame. One idea is to some how use my new full body green spandex suit. Any ideas?

B. I need to create a booze drink that is soccer themed. This is where I feel like you guys could really help.

C. I need to create some sort of activity at the booth. Like shoot a ball in a goal, but better than that.

Seriously I need to come up with this stuff by the end of the day so anything would be helpful.

Sincerely,
The Daymonster

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

FuggFirst/FuggFrist/Holla10/MCHolla Sighting in Chicago??

So I was riding the El the other day coming home from class, and I thought I saw Holla's slightly handicapped, larger twin brother. I thought he resembled Holla so much that I took this crappy picture with my phone. The dude behind him and his GF (not pictured) thought I was taking a picture of them and followed me off the train, or they happen to live near the same stop, either way.


I showed this to Pablito and he seemed to agree with me saying. "haha, is that [Holla] super drunk or something?"

That built my confidence that it looked like him. But then I showed it to Unky Warthog, arguably Holla's closest friend and best knower of his intricate facial features. He thought I was trying to say it looked like Josey. This is the conversation, and I think my point is a salient one.

me: does this look like anyone?
Unky Warthog: no
me: you're a fool
Unky Warthog: i mean from the title i assume you mean Josey
me: no Holla10
Unky Warthog: na
me: i don't respect your opinion
Unky Warthog: haha i know what Holla looks like better than you
me: exactly, you know what he looks like tooo much
Unky Warthog: perahps
me: you don't see his facial features in an objective way, it's all about emotions for you.
Unky Warthog: lol. i just don't think thye look that similar. i'd say if they did
me: it's like if someone showed a picture of someone they thought looked like someone I cared about I wouldn't think it looked like them, even if it did.
Unky Warthog: yeah
me: I mean Holla knows his face better than anyone, but I wouldn't believe him if he said this didn't look anything like him

So does the above picture resemble an ogreish looking Holla10? If you don't know what he looks like, you can take a look at this picture. Vote in the side bar on what you think.

UPDATE: After the Vote it was 17 saying it was a "solid impostor" and 3 saying "didn't look like him". I think it's safe to say all 3 of those votes came from Warthog.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Wins for Warthog

A week ago today things weren't looking too great for Unky Warthog. My 360 had gotten RROD for the 2nd time, I had <$1000 to my name, and for the first time in my life I was beginning to buy low-cost off-brand items at Walmart to save a few pennies.

But then I won a bunch of money. Last Tuesday night I won a $1000 tournament for $77,000 and then got 2nd in a $150 tournament for $19,000. Though I won $96,000, I kept only $36,000 because of the financial deal I was in with a very good man who may be visiting this weekend.

I was lucky enough to have Holla10, SB, Unky Eternal, and my backer stay up with me through the wee hours of the night and managed to keep the noise down while my unaware roommates slept upstairs. When there were 50 people left in the tournament Eternal asked if I would buy a carton of cigarettes if I won, and as sure as my name is Unky, I did! I bought a carton of cigarettes! Still many packs left.

The next day I went on a massive shopping spree at Walmart. I bought a new 360, a plug and play, 5 bottles of booze, a wireless router, and countless other goodies. While my poor friends were returning cans for a five cent refund I was strolling the aisles w/ Eternal putting whatever I wanted in the cart. Not since freshman year have I had money that I could be so reckless with.

And things only got better. On Friday SB, Holla10, and Auntie Eternalex (eternal's GF), came down and we partied pretty hard. Some highlights included beers at a restaurant/bar, boots, beer pong, Family Table, Great Dragon, and a case b/w SB and Holla Saturday afternoon. We also played some live poker and I swiped SB clean. That night SB and Holla were pretty strung out but they managed to muster up some strength and party once more.

We went to the local club and when the lights turned on for closing time the bar was astonished to see what was about 2L of blood on the dancefloor. Apparently some girl stepped on a bottle. Soon an ambulance came and it sounds like the girl will be alright. Much to the chagrine of Auntie Eternalex, SB woke up at 8:45 the next morning and made her give him a ride home. Holla10 and I played poker all day, with no luck, but fun was surely had by all.

I look forward to a trip to St. Paul this weekend. First clan gathering where everyone is of legal age?

Saturday Night?

This Weekend:
So as some of you know, I am making my way to Minnesota this weekend and I cleared my schedule for Saturday night. I know you guys just had a major Boozeapalooza party and are in the planning stages of a Halloween party or something, but I will be in town and I would like to hang out with as many of you as possible.

SB, I will most likely be spending the night at the KofC Clubhouse. Hopefully on a couch and not freezing my ass off under the beer pong table with my hands inside my sleeves, or on a random persons porch, or in the back of Dammer's truck.

Josey, I want to celebrate another law school victory with you, and possibly get in an argument.

Pablito, we only have so much time together before you become are first member to actually move abroad for real. Unky, Malta doesn't count.

Video:
Also, when I worked at CareerBuilder for a very short and un-enjoyable time, this dude was kind of my boss.

"That Timberlake Kid" not Christian Laettner.

Video 2:

Check out Soulja Boy talking about how he is the best at Halo 3. Sweet K/D ratio of .91.

Football:
Why are the Vikes so bad? 12 points against the Lions? Seriously?

Thank God the Bears lost, one of the best ends to a game I have seen in a long time.

Questions:
Does anyone play video games anymore? Puyo, how is the 2009 Pontiac G8 GT?

got em!

After a long, trying sunday full of donkaments I figured out how to post under my name for the site (with the help of some unky's). I must admit that it was today's greatest accomplishment.
-FF

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Knights of Cydonia Podcast: Episode 1

Like any good blog/website you need a podcast. So Pablito and I made one last night. Trust me it's really, really, really good. It's about 60 seconds long so be prepared to be amazed.











NOTE: It's recorded in Stereo so if you are listening to it with headphones make sure you have both in. If you don't you might only hear part of the interesting conversation.

You can also download the mp3 for listening on your iPod or other portable music player here.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Minnesota Bound

No, not the show with Ron Schara and his dog Raven.

I am going to be coming to Minnesota Friday Oct 17 and leaving Wednesday Oct 22nd. I am not sure exactly what the plans are but I will be in the area. Possibly Saturday night or on any of the weekday nights? Anyone have any plans?

Monday, October 6, 2008

Thoughts on the Death of Summer and Birth of Autumn

Well it's been official for a little while now, but it didn't finally sink in to me until this last weekend. The summer is over. Does anyone else feel like they didn't get all that they wanted out of their summer? I didn't go tubing once, which is super sad because I love tubing. I didn't go mini-golfing at the place two blocks away from me. I went actual golfing probably 6 times, which isn't too bad, but it didn't end up being enough to justify buying a new set of Pings. Maybe that will be on a wishlist for Christmas. The nice thing about Pings is that they are customizable and they have a cool website to do the sizing for you. Of course, it's better to have the sizing done by a golf pro, but at the least if you think it can be better the clubheads can be adjusted as many times as needed. I went fishing two times, neither of which was all that productive. So this made me think, what the hell did I do with my summer? Well, I played a lot of disc golf so I can't feel too bad about that. I probably went 10 - 15 times, at an average of 4 - 5 beers per time. I took a couple Saturdays to go to a city park with some coworkers to grill food, drink beer, and play bocce, horseshoes, softball, lawn golf, etc. I went to one Twin's game and watched Baker pitch a two-hit loss. I started running routinely and have lowered my weight to about 195, a ten pound drop in probably 3 months time. I also went to a couple parties in various places, and took a trip to Colorado with DanaWillEatU. Oh yeah we got an apartment together so I suppose that's a plus.

So as you can tell, the summer wasn't all that exciting. At least there's room for improvement though right? I mean, bowling league started last week and I went 105-166-212 for my first series. I switched my flex day to Friday so that Thursday night bowling can turn into Thursday night bowling and happy hour. I spent this last weekend in Ames, Iowa watching the Iowa State Cyclones almost beat Kansas. Now, I'm an Iowa fan so I don't know why I've been to an ISU game each of the last two seasons, but in either case last year was Oklahoma and that was almost an upset so I figure I've probably seen the two best games of the respective seasons. I've decided to go watch some curling matches (if that's what you call them) here in town when the season starts to see if that's a sport worth dabbling in. Pheasant season back home will start and I'll probably try to shoot me a few over Thanksgiving. In any case, I'm wondering what the Knights have planned for the fall and if anybody has anything exciting worth talking about...anyone?

Odds and ends:
- I remembered this video the other day and started to laugh to myself.
- The Vikings are beating the Saints right now, I'm fully expecting a collapse but who knows.
- SB after your last mowing attempt you should probably get one of these.
- If the company I work for wasn't lame, I'd be buying this stuff constantly.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

5 friends uncensored

I was told to send this to 5 friends, and since I don't have any friends I thought I would just post it on here.



Some of it is funny, and it mentions Halo.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

News from the Monster

After a terrible night watching the Twins season end. I have some things I want to talk to the KofC about. It's been a while since a real post and I can't say that this one will be that well written, but some of it should be interesting.

I am not exactly sure when it is, but I think it's exactly our one year anniversary. Halo 3 came out on September 25th, 2007 and it looks the first post was on Oct 1st, 2007. So to all Happy Anniversary. A lot has happened in the last year.

- Some clan members got married. (Can't find link... but it was Tilla)

- Some clan members "betrayed" the clan.

- We almost got sued.

- We talked about assists and efficiency formulas.

- We added several new members: Unky Warthog, Unky Playboy, Unky Eternal, Adeclipse, DJ Maestro, McHolla and Shoes McGee.

There is probably more than that, that has happened, but oh well.



UPDATE: Not-so-Bad News:
Squatting Bear's mom told my mom that Squatting Bear would be televised on ESPN2. I stayed up the whole time watching and I never saw him. I wasn't paying enough attention to see him in the background or something but I was paying fairly close attention to the others at the table.

SB, what gives? Were you on there? Who was at your table on day 3?

Nevermind... I found it.

Go to 6:43. Look to Phil's left.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Shit...

Friday, September 26, 2008

LocoPuyo's new car

Dear Knights,

A few days ago I bought a new car, a 2009 Pontiac G8 GT.  I like it a lot.  Here are a few pictures, click to enlarge. 

2009 Pontiac G8 GT 2009 Pontiac G8 GT 2009 Pontiac G8 GT2009 Pontiac G8 GT2009 Pontiac G8 GT

I got the premium package (leather seats, etc.) and the 18"all-season tires.  A lot of them come with 19" summer only tires which would not be a very logical purchase on the eve of winter in Minnesota.   It has a 362 HP 6 Liter V8 engine which gets 15/24 mpg city/highway. The interior is very nice and can seat 4 very comftorably, it can seat 5.  I'm fairly tall and can fit in the back seat behind the driver's seat adjusted to how I sit with plenty of head and leg room.  The sound system is excellent and has plenty of power.  It has a 6 cd changer, which can also play mp3 cds, AM/FM/XM radio, and an auxillary jack for mp3 players.  It has a nice LCD display in the center that controls everything and is very comftorable.  All the audio can also be controlled on the steering wheel, which is very nice and a reason I burned a few mp3 cds instead of using my mp3 player.  It doesn't have bluetooth to connect to my phone or a navigation system which would have been nice but aren't available.  I can make calls and get turn by turn directions with Onstar though.  

Sincerely,

LocoPuyo

Thursday, September 25, 2008

News from Unkyville

How's it going Knights?

Unkys everywhere are pretty disappointed we didn't get to come to the party and are glad it was such a success. Were there any boot chugs, beer bongs, 40hands, or other crazy binge drinks, or was the crowd to sophisticated for these shenanigans?

I had a unique thing happen to me in H3 the other day. I was playing with Eternal and my weapon of choice ended up being a 'Warthog Driver' (4 splatter kills). I thought that epitomized my playing style. We've been playing quite a bit and have occasionally played w/ SB but with others would sign on.

It's been fun watching the Twins beat up on the ChiSox and I'm looking forward to tonight's game. Also enjoying the NFL season and watching the Cowboys pwn up on the league.

I take the LSAT in 9 days so I've been doing my fair share of studying and will be quite happy when it's all over. SB, you should really come down this weekend. One time!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Boozeapalooza

Well, it's Saturday. I hope all KofC members have a good day. It's Boozeapalooza for many of you, and I am sure guys will have fun. Josey, tell the neighbor I say 'Hi'. I am sorry I can't make the festivities.

Someone take pictures of the party...

For those of you who are not participating in either event, I hope you find something to do. Adeclipse, have fun wrangling cows or drilling for oil, or whatever it is you do. Playboy and Unky have fun making sweet sweet music to the ugly Luther female contingency.

Whatever you guys do, represent the KofC well!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Boozeaplooza!


Dear Knights,
Next Saturday we are going to be having an amazing party. There will be tons of beer and we need you guys to show up and drink it – beer does not drink itself - so mark your calendars!

Sincerely, Josey Wales

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

So Lazy

I actually have a lot to write about (none of it politcal even) but I just can't do it. So to pass the time check out the below clip.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Thoughts?

I know, no one wants to get in to politics on this blog. I only know the political views of a select few of the KofC contingency. But I watched the RNC last night basically from 5pm to midnight last night. And I wanted to get some of your opinions. I watched Palin's speech and it's clear she is a great speaker, and a "pit bull with lipstick."

I don't know if any of you watched it but here are a few excerpts:

Our son, Track, is 19. And one week from tomorrow, September 11, he'll deploy to Iraq with the Army infantry in the service of his country.

Possibly illegal to release deployment dates of troops, or she is lying to remind us of 9/11.

I guess -- I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a community organizer, except that you have actual responsibilities.

At the time Obama was being a lowly community organizer, Palin was taking on the "actual" responsibilities, of being a sports reporter for a local news station and working at a car wash.

I told the Congress, "Thanks, but no thanks," on that Bridge to Nowhere.

After you ran your campaign on the platform of building the bridge, saying the term "Bridge to Nowhere" was insulting to the people that lived in "Nowhere",went to the town the bridge was going to be built and told them that it was necessary to their economy. You then accepted the money from the federal government that was meant for the bridge, and never built it.

That pipeline, when the last section is laid and its valves are open, will lead America one step farther away from dependence on dangerous foreign powers that do not have our interests at heart.

Do you mean the pipeline, built and maintained by Canadians?

Americans, we need to produce more of our own oil and gas. And... And take it from a gal who knows the North Slope of Alaska: We've got lots of both.

The oil that will take over decade to get to our gas tanks, reduce the price of gas by mere cents and will run out in an estimated 10 years.

Our opponents say again and again that drilling will not solve all of America's energy problems, as if we didn't know that already.

Totally. As if.

Al Qaida terrorists still plot to inflict catastrophic harm on America, and he's worried that someone won't read them their rights.

Yes, don't read them there rights, throw them in a POW camp for a few years. Then they can run for president once they get out.

Government is too big; he wants to grow it. Congress spends too much money; he promises more. Taxes are too high, and he wants to raise them. His tax increases are the fine print in his economic plan.

And let me be specific: The Democratic nominee for president supports plans to raise income taxes, and raise payroll taxes, and raise investment income taxes, and raise the death tax, and raise business taxes, and increase the tax burden on the American people by hundreds of billions of dollars.

Yes, very specific. He must want to raise ALL income taxes, ALL payroll taxes, ALL investment taxes etc. I mean you didn't say anything about shifting the tax burden away from middle to lower class, and you said you were being specific so I believe everything you said is exactly true.

My sister, Heather, and her husband, they just built a service station that's now open for business, like millions of others who run small businesses. How are they... How are they going to be better off if taxes go up?

Well unless your sister makes a few million with her service station, I don't think it will affect her.

I could go on and on with some of it. I neglected to mention all the POW talk just because I don't think I could add anything to new to it.



Best Daily Show Clip Yet.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Ninja Glove

So, my Brother-in-law sent me an email with a link to this game. I tried and thought it was near impossible, but with a little bit of perserverance I have come close to mastering the Ninja glove.


The game is essentially 21 mini challenges that resemble other great free internet games. From like an astroid type game to a mini golf game, you need to complete all 21 challenges to work your way up from ninja pinky, to ninja thumb and if you are truly a master... NINJA GLOVE!

Here is the link to the game:

Right now I am ranked 51st in the world. But those scores are impossible to beat since they fixed some sort of pause glitch. I dare anyone to try to challenge me at Ninja Glove.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

KofC Get to Know 'Em: Maestro

How are you?
I am fairly buzzed from drinking this afternoon.

You just got back from the cross-country team trip to Colorado, what was the sweetest part of the trip?
The sweetest part was tying for 1st in our annual mini golf tournament. [Ed. Another KofC member representing the clan in activities other than vids, way to go!]

Second part of previous question: the seniors decided to not do senior night this year for what can only be a lame reason, since you're a senior next year please verify you're going to do senior night and bar-hop your way across Estes Park.
As has been discussed among us already, there is definitely going to be a senior regardless of what anybody says. [Ed. Thank God.]

Rock Band or GH?
I must say that I do like the way that GH distinguishes its different notes while playing, but Rock Band definitely beats it out right now. However, when the new GH comes out it might win this battle, the drum set looks sweet. [Ed. I hate how RB distinguishes notes on guitar/drum, but the singing looks pretty cool.]

You just turned 21, how does it feel to be of age, and what were you doing the minute that you turned 21?
Turning 21 is one of the top 2 best feelings of a person's life, but sadly when I turned 21 I was sleeping at midnight, and then running in the morning. However I did purchase beer, drink beer by playing quarters, and then proceed to carry my beer across campus to show off my age.

Everyone has a drinking habit......SB, Big Guy, and Eternal piss the bed, Dammer falls out of bed and randomly explodes in anger, Warthog swallows his own puke, Pablito talks in German and then sleeps like a petrified tree for 14 hours straight, Adeclipse blacks out and can't be held responsible for what he does, Daymonster pukes on people's vehicles (Ed. No 'monster I'm not mad, I just have only drank with you 3 times in my life and this is what popped into my head)......Maestro what's your habit?

I will say that I tend to go for the ladies. I really loosen up and come on to the ladies to a point where I probably scare them away, but hey I'm drunk so what can I do?

Follow-up: Will you ever get a girlfriend so that DanaWillEatU has someone to talk to when we come home to visit?
I am working on it. I realized that this year is the year to really go after it, and since a lot of the freshman girls are fairly hot I can't go wrong. [Ed. That's gotta be a lie, Luther girls are not hot.] Besides, once I get drunk I can at least get some bad decisions out of them, and on a sidenote, Rose Bear is still younger to SB than freshman are to me so I'm still good.

Daymonster doesn't like Smash Bros., I think that it's fun. Does Daymonster need to look past the button smashing and allow himself to have some fun? What are your embellishments/beefs about Smash Bros.?
I will say that smash bros is great, I thouroughly enjoy playing it, but I actually haven't played too much of it for a very long while. I will say that the only cool part about smash bros is the new characters. Aside from that, the new levels are sub par, and the game play is no different then melee, so what's the point of playing brawl over melee?

What's the longest distance “Buckack!!” you've ever done and was Unky Warthog the recipient?
First off, Unky Warthog was always the recipient, and he most likely always will be, but since Cody (God Dammit) is coming back for a ridiculous almost 2 years there will be some his way. [Ed. That's so sick.] The longest distance was from Brandt to Jensen (Unky had a Trombone lesson so feel free to laugh at that). 

There is one (and only one) game you can pick to play for the rest of your life, what game do you choose?
Wow, that's a tough question, but since you must realize that I have not been addicted to Halo or any of those other games due to lack of an Xbox system, I will say that I could play Zelda Ocarina of Time for the rest of my life and be happy with it. The advances that were made when that game was released, and the enjoyment of almost every part of that game is priceless. 

You recently ran 17 miles as part of your cross-country training, what is your weekly maximum for this season and do you think you could take Josey in a 30 mile race?
My weekly maximum is 80 miles, and I could easily take Josey in a 30 mile race. I say this because I could get through the first 20 miles at around 7 minute pace, and then after that I would have a decent lead on Josey so I would just have to gut out the last 10 miles. [Ed. Race-off with Josey in-between lawyer stuff?]

If you could pick one video game character to live like, who would it be and why?
I would be Link from the Zelda series. He gets every chick to want to marry him, and he pwns at teleportation by song and killing random enemies.

If you could watch in real life one video game cut-scene, what would it be and why?
It would be the cut scene when Greil from Fire Emblem Path of Radience fights the Black Knight. I have seen a lot of cut scenes, and this is so far my favorite.

Name one moment in video games that has touched you emotionally.
The moment in Baten Kaitos when Kalas your main character betrays you after 45 hours of intense gameplay. [Ed. Agreed!]

There is only one food you can eat for the rest of your life, what is it and would you consider eating it with syrup on top?
The answer is steak and yes I would consider putting syrup on top. [Ed. New recipe? ]It would probably make it even more delicious.

Chunky or creamy peanut butter?
Chunky is the way to go. I find it is like gambling because you never know if you are going to get that rotten peanut or not.

What's the best beer you've ever had? And by best don't limit yourself to taste alone, take into account any extraneous situations you may have been in.
Up to this point the best beer I have had was by brand a Keystone Light, but it came out of the very first Das Boot on the night that it arrived and changed many members of the KofC forever.

RIP Don LaFontaine

Don LaFontaine died yesterday. The Duluth native is the voice actor who is famous for "In a world where..."



CNN Story.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Holiday Weekend

Not too much to talk about today, but I feel like I should write a couple things.

I jammed my right thumb on Tuesday and it was swollen and black and blue, so I was using my pointer finger for the buttons on the controller. It's finally getting better and I think I can go back to using my thumbs. Pretty exciting!

SB, you going to watch Survivor: Gabon this season? Starts on the 25th of Sept and on of the castaways is the defending world champion in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. I played that game for about 34 seconds, the worst 50 bucks I have ever spent.

Other castaways include a dude named Ace Gordon, who, I can already tell, I am either going to love him or hate him. Everyone else is your standard Survivor contestants, couple African Americans, a couple old people, a couple gay people, all mostly from California and New England.

Yeah, I get out early today for the Holiday weekend so I better get back. Dammer you going to post an interview this weekend?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

German Kid

So I was looking up some CivRev stuff about the different Civs. I found a message board about the Germans and I found this comment.

haha im german! 2 bad americans and germans couldnt get along in ww2 man their armies combined. we could have took over earth :P. a thought.
Wow, I don't even know what to say about this. I am actually pretty sure this guy lives in the US.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Civ Rev

As some of you know, a few of the KofC members picked up Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution (or CivRev) So far all of us (Daymonster, Pablito, and SB) really like it. I suggest if any of you have 60 bucks laying around they should pick up a copy.

Pablito and I are talking some strat on Gmail Chat, but if any thing in the comments section is welcome.

Also, I hate this man. Look him up and you will find out why.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Great Marketing... or the GREATEST Marketing.

EA used to be awesome back when it was called Electronic Arts. Then it got shitty and became the easy target for core gamers to mock. "All their games suck, they never come out with anything cool or inventive" was the usual hatred for EA.

But recently if you look at what they are doing, they are probably actually trying more new things than anyone other game studio. From Mirror's Edge (which looks awesome), to Skate and finally, Spore. EA is actually coming out with some pretty cool stuff.

Now some of you might be saying, Eff EA, all they do is come up with a new version every year of [Insert Sport Here] and they don't make any improvements they just update the roster. We'll that maybe true for the most part but it's got to be pretty hard to revolutionize a game every year especially when it's on the console that you have been using for the past few years. The other option would be for there to not be a new game every year and only when they come out with something really new, but that wouldn't go over well with anyone either.

And come to think of it, sports game are no different than fighting games. They come out with the same exact game but they add one tiny new fight mode and some special character from a different series altogether. And they get less shit than the makers of the sport games. What's up with that?

Anyways that was a long introduction to the following two videos. Watch the first one first (Imagine that.) and the second one second. EA gets it.

YouTube Video from Levinator25


Youtube Video Response from EA Sports

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Rose Bear

Happy Birthday Rose Bear. I am sure SB will take you to I don't know... Morton's for dinner. He will wear a somewhat wrinkly white button up shirt and dirty khaki type pants. Possibly comb his hair but probably not. I hope you have a good time.

SB, why didn't you attend this?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Thoughts from the Monster

It's been a while since I posted anything, and that's because I have been camping for most of the last week. I also broke my phone and now am only capable of receiving calls, calling the last person that called me and occasionally being able to read a text/email. Not sure what I should do as my contract with T-mobile runs out at the end of September and I am tempted to get an iPhone with AT&T.

I would just get the new contract with AT&T today and let my t-mobile run out for the last month but then I would have to get a new number. I don't think my number is that important as I could essentially count the people on one hand that call me, but I would be kind of bummed to lose one of the final ties to MN. Currently I have a 612 number and I would most likely end up with a 312 number if I switched. Does that one digit make a difference? I could probably get a MN number here but then it would kind of be like lying. It would be like if I got a 212 number and claim that I am from NYC.

I dunno. What do you guys think? Puyo will say iPhones are for nubs and that real hackzors use a modded Nokia 5160 to play Starcraft on or the classic snake. Should I just renew my T-Mobile contract and get a new BlackBerry?

What's the Brokeback situation? Can someone please video tape the moment and post it on the site?

I'll be in MN the first weekend in October anyone going to be around?

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Weight Loss Challenge Results

Eternal and I just weighed in one day before the deadline because Eternal is leaving to be with his sweetheart this afternoon. I would have preferred to weigh in a day later because I was a guest at someone's house on Monday and I had to have a big meal, but alas. Once SB weighs in (tomorrow), Eternal and I will announce our results.

We have Unky Yeager as a neutral party to ensure no finagling by the Unkys. GL SB. You'll need it.

Madden


'Bout to pick up Madden 09. Should I get it for PS3 or 360? SB you picking it up or no? Anyone else?

I want to order it today so let me know. Also, Wii version is not an option.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Halo Challenges

Even though I don't think any of us have played a game of Halo in months (maybe Adeclipse has) we still get challenges every once and a while.

Like this:

Hello,

I am Pastemaster, leader of the Winged Warriors. A while ago you challenged us to a match and unfortunately nothing ever was set up. So I wanted to know if you are still interested in setting up a Halo 3 match. Please let me know. Thanks

Pastemaster

or this:

Hello I am OcR Hurricane from Outcast Reborn.

I would like to know if your clan would like to do a friendly match on Halo 3

6 v 6

best of 5; you choose 3 we choose 2

I can either be contacted via this email or on our forums

I look forward to hearing back from you guys!

And finally this:

I challange your clan to a batlle.
I would tell you a time but me fellow knights are kind of on Xbox Live at irregular times but i will se what I can do.
I will rally my members and you should do the same.
My Order is the Knights of the Crimson Sword. My gamertag is PitifulKnight

While I know we all are rusty (and even if we weren't we aren't that good) I would be interested in maybe playing some of these guys for a laugh. What do you guys think?

Monday, August 11, 2008

Weight Loss Challenge "Stretch/Shrink" Run

As the final weigh-in approaches Eternal and Warthog find themselves within 1/2 pound of each other. Since the last weigh-in, Eternal has lost ground and Warthog has stepped up his diet and exercise regime.

How is SB doing?

I just went to the co-op today to buy some good produce. I got apples, oranges, and strawberries to finish off the final 3 days. I'm hoping I can lose 3-4 more pounds by Thursday to have a respectable weight loss over the course of the month. I sure as hell am not gonna be watching Brokeback come Friday night.

In other news, Eternal and I plan to be in the cities this weekend and then will move into our new college residence (senior off campus housing) the next week. I've also started to study for the LSATs which is not very fun at all. Off to run now.

My first Tip

Every once in a while I will see some article about video games and think to send a time to either Kotaku or Joystiq. I have never done it, mostly due to my lazy ways but the other day I saw a video about Vikings punter Chris Kluwe being a damn good Guitar Hero player. I sent the link to Kotaku and later that day... it was on the site. Even with thank you!

Check it out here. Go to the bottom of the page where Kluwe (Loate) actually responds to some of the comments.

Olympics are awesome.

Dammer did you go up the the KofC club house? SB, Josey are you gays guys back yet?

Friday, August 8, 2008

KofC Video Series: Self Defense



For all of use that aren't willing to actively choke slam someone in an alley, I give you this, self defense techniques for the KofC member. My favorite is the "Attacks from the Guard" and "If we are going to fight let me take of my glasses."

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Holy Fucking Shit! A Rainbow Conspiracy



I have thought this for sometime now. Remember when we were younger and rainbows didn't exist? Why are they all over the place now? Everywhere I go there's a fucking rainbow!

Haarp (obviously not her real name, to avoid persecution) has made the above video proving that government is behind this phenomena. Some people think it's the fluoride in the water system others think it's some sort of ground up Lucky Charm power poured into the water supply similar to the villain's plan in Batman Begins.

As for the reason why? No one knows for sure, but it's hypothesized that the government is creating a rainbow, traveling to the end of said rainbow and collecting the pot of gold to fund the war in Iraq. We must get to the bottom of this!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Happy Birthday DammerWillEatU

Don't really have much to say, except Happy Birthday. I just got done with being 23 about a month ago, so I can speak from experience when I say it's just like being 22 and 24. I hope you took today off, but still will at least tell us something interesting in the comments section.

For your birthday Dammer, you got to see the worst collapse I have ever seen the Twins have. They looked like the fuckin' Astros out there. Ouch.

I would be remissed if I didn't ask this question: Did SB and Josey really take a camping trip for two to Montana? Pablito please give details.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Monday Morning Notes

So it's Monday morning and I haven't posted much lately because I realized that no one really gives a shit about my insightful thoughts about, well, pretty much anything. But I am going to talk about some stuff I have been thinking about this weekend.

First, I want to establish the KofC video game swap system. I tried to pick up Gears of War the other day at Best Buy and they didn't have it. I think KofC members should list some of the games they have and we could mail them to each other to play for a bit. Even thought I know no one will ever do it (myself included) I thought it was worth a shot. Some one mail me GoW.

Here are the games I can think of off the top of my head. PSP and DS games not included.

Xbox 360
Halo 3
Rock Band
Rainbow Six Vegas 2
Assassins Creed
Call of Duty 4
Scene It

PS3
Warhawk
Tiger Woods 08
MLB The Show 08
Call of Duty 3

Wii
Mario Kart Wii
Super Smash Brothers Brawl
Mario vs Sonic Olympics
Harry Potter and the Something Something

Dark Knight
Good movie. Actually great movie. But not as great as everyone made it out to be. And I am not saying that because I want to be the "cool" guy that goes against the grain but I had a couple of issues with the plot. First and foremost [Spoilers Ahead!] Gordon's fake death. There is no way this could have planned or carried out, and if memory serves it doesn't really make any sense. There is no way any of that could have worked, nor would Gordon put all of his men and Dent in danger by doing that.

Also, the whole boat thing seems pretty out of character for the Joker, why wouldn't he have a timer set to midnight, everything else he did was perfectly planned but on this one he essentially didn't go along with the rules he set up. I won't buy the "he thought they would blow it up themselves", because then why would he bring the detonators. I have more on this but unless people want to discuss it in the comments I'll stop ruining the movie for people.

Minnesota Twins
First place. Fuck yeah! Hopefully it lasts but who knows, I would feel super confident about playing the Mariners if it was at the Dome, but I still think we can take the M's even out there in Seattle. Then to KC, hopefully they will be still so pissed at the Sox for throwing at Miguel Olivo's head (twice) that they will just roll over for the Twins this weekend. If Ozzie doesn't get at least a one game suspension for his actions yesterday I will be very surprised and pissed.

After the KC series the Twins have a pretty decent home stand before heading out on the road due to the RNC.

Liriano pitched well yesterday, obviously it's a huge upgrade over Livan, but I don't think he is going to be much over .500 this year. His velocity is down to low 90s and so is the speed on his slider. He still is way above average but don't expect a 2006 performance out of him. By this time his velocity should have been where it was pre-surgery if not higher.

With all that said, I'm pretty excited about the series right now, a lot can happen in the next two months but it's August and the Twins are in first. If anyone would have said that during Spring Training we would have laughed our asses off.

This Weekend
So Dammer, you coming up to MN? Is that still happening? Anybody doing anything fun? Should I come up to MN?

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Hungover

I really enjoy readings posts but I hate posting. Daymonster, please make more posts!!

Went to the bars with Josey and SB last night. Josey brought back a chick but she was super into religions. She was also kinda old.

Now we're going mini golfing!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Possible Future KofC: Get To Know 'Em: FuggFirst/MCHolla

Some of you might have known that we have another wannabe KofC member. This man goes by many names, but many of you know him as MC. Here is his interview. As always say 'yay' or 'nay' in the comment section. Who are we kidding obviously we can join, we don't have high standards.


Gamertag: fuggfirst

Explain the significance of the Gamertag: i'm retarded when it comes to setting up anything w/ the internet, so I had a friend do it for me...naturally, he messed up what my gamertag should have been "fuggfrist"- as in fuck bill frist- a guy who tried to end online poker

Age: 21!

Location: NFLD


If you could go out drinking with any three people (alive, dead or video game characters) who would they be? Chris farley, Barry Badrinath, Cup [SB and Unky's older brother]

Favorite Video Game: Halo 1 and it's not even close

Halo 1, 2 or 3? 1 obv

Favorite Fast Food Restaurant: QB Club

Favorite non-alcoholic Drink: coke

Your greatest Halo memory/achievement: Senior year in HS, myself and some
friends played a ton of halo 1, every single night, any free time- we played. We found some juniors who wanted to challenge us, but would only play on their turf- so we ended up going to this kids house and they were given a big screen with comfy couches etc.. while we were given like a 18 in screen that was mounted up at an angle on the wall- and we were down 2-0
on ctf on bloodgulch so we decided to get intense and take off our shirts, so there were 4 guys with their shirts off staring up at a screen who made an incredible 2-0 ctf comeback out of their element- capped with a winning score by going thru the portal and flagwhipping 2 people who went through before getting a ride to cap the victory...

Your worst Halo memory: when I got put on academic probation due basically to playing halo too much.... just kidding- dont think i've ever really had a terrible halo memory

What kind/size of TV, Xbox, controller, setup do you use when you game: 50 in., 360 elite/reg xbox, hamburger controller for reg xbox (big controller)- def lights off and sound up so high that i think i'm master chief.

What are your strengths as a video game player? can play long hours and not tire too much

Weaknesses: I tilt and start saying things like "why won't you fucking die" or "die you fucking tard"- I don't play optimally at those points

Why did you buy a ps3 before an xbox360?
because I wanted something that I could play blu-ray's on, and my roommate mooches off what I buy and he really wanted it.

Do you like playing alone better than on a team. Why or why not?
That's a tough one. Obviously you have to make some sacrifices when your on a team, but the satisfaction of completing a ctf cap, executing a perfect bait-kill play with your teammates is highly rewarding, but there is something about being a loner that is fun and intense- so i'd have to say loner.

You like to gamble, relate stories about gambling and video games, specifically diddy kong: haha back in 3rd grade I ran into unky warthog. We hung out at school, and finally I asked him to come over and hang out at my house- and to bring his baseball cards. We play a couple of games of Diddy Kong, and I'm letting unky win by a large margin- I then ask, "(Unky), You're really good, do you want to wager some baseball cards on the next game". Unky happily obliges thinking he's the the real king Diddy Kong master puts up his coveted Chipper Jones $15 baseball card- I don't remember what i put up, but it doesn't matter- I could have put my soul up for sale or slavery for life...I wasn't going to lose. 5 min later I crushed him in dk, and swiped his ass clean! We've been best friends ever since... [Editor's note: You swiped his ass clean?]

How much do you miss party poker? omg you don't even know
Rank the croquet players from best to worst: Me, SB(excellent
cheater) Cup, Sven, Daymontser, Unky, Eric Perkins

Without using names talk about the person who owes you 800 bucks: Haha, I thought i was the shit sophomore year of college- had a lot of money, and just won a live mtt (Multi-table tournament) so I had like 1k on me. Villian knows that I won and hawks on me to loan him 800 bucks. "I have bills to pay, I will pay you back very soon" etc etc, naturally I'm a nice guy along with a retarded one and lent him the money- after countless facebook harassments about my money and phone calls I've given it up- he's out of GA, and in deep debt- worst investment ever.

A long time ago I left my poker chips at your house, when you returned them several months later there were 4 chips missing. Do you plan on replacing those? I believe they are down in my basement- so maybe one day!

A famous person once said, "all captains of basketball teams should be able to dunk." Can you dunk? On a good day.

How will your experience as captain of the basketball team benefit KofC? We will find out. [Editor's Note: Not so fast buddy, you're not in yet.]

Do you struggle to find time to play vids/poker during basketball season? Yes, very difficult, but I found that I can sacrifice studying to make sure that I get in a healthy dose of poker and vids.

Explain your affection for artificially flavored beers (Bud light lime and Summer Shandy) They just taste good.

Best boot time? 40 oz boot- 40 sec. Full boot- 2:15. [Editor's Note: Bullshit]

Anything else you want to add? Squatting bear is really good at rigging the deck at 5 card draw- don't play with him.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

KofC Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Stats

Here is a stats update for COD4.  We have all improved a lot.  

I've been especially impressed by Adeclipse.

I Want These Contacts

So I found this sweet article about the technology that will eventually give us a real life Heads Up Display... pretty sick.

Thought that probably deserved a full post... and I need to keep my rep up. Anyway good luck on the move Dammer and hope all you guys are doing well!

Quick Bit of News

This is more of an FYI for everyone, but I wanted to make sure it didn't get lost in the comments. In about a month or so I will be switching apartments. For those of you that have been to my place before, my new apartment is in the building across the street and to the right of mine, they're called "Westwood Apartments". DanaWillEatU moves in two weeks from now, and I'll have until two months from when I notify my current landpeoples (hopefully today) to move myself in also. It is apartment 202. SB, Josey, Pablito, Puyo, etc. are you guys around the 9th-10th of August? I've decided I need to come up.

Also, I bought Oregon Trail 5th Edition and am currently wagoning my way to the coast. It's nice to be able to play something on my comp when I'm watching the Twins beat the White Sox.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Bears Hunting Scientists and Other Humans

I came acorss this story today, it is really funny. Actually I wish I was one of the scientists, I know that sounds crazy but I would much rather be doing what their doing than at work. Read the story below that I copied and tell me if you disagree.


"In what is seriously the most terrifying news story we have ever read, 30 man-eating bears are currently holding a group of Russian geologists hostage at their remote survey site. The bears, reacting to a fish shortage, began their human-hunting rampage last week, when a massive brown bear killed two of the scientists. Officials said helicopters can't fly in bad weather, forcing the geologists to remain in camp with weapons ready as 10-foot-tall bears roam around outside. The Kamchatka brown bear (pictured) is one of the world's largest bear species, weighing nearly three quarters of a ton.A spokesman for the Emergency Situations Ministry said: "The people inside are scared by the invasion of bears. The bears are hungry -- for some reason there is not enough food for them this summer." An all-terrain vehicle is on its way to the camp, where its crew will await government approval to shoot the bears.While we feel sorry for both the starving bears and the terrified humans, we can't help but wonder if this story doesn't prove that Stephen Colbert was right all along.Want to see more bloodthirsty animals?"

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Fat Princess Controversy


I was going to write a synopsis of the controversy including my take on it, but I am feeling lazy. So here is a really short description of the game. Ready? Go!

Okay, so there is this game that is getting released on PSN and was revealed at E3 called Fat Princess. It's a 32 player game that pits two teams against each other. You try to rescue your princess from the opposing teams castle. Sounds easy right? WRONG! The other team goes out to the forest and gets cake from the magical cake tree to bring to the princess. The more cake she eats the fatter she gets and the harder it is to get her out of the enemy's castle.

Not surprisingly there is some rumblings on the interwebs. Mostly by these two blogs, Feminist Gamers and Shakesville.

Both the comment sections on those posts are closed but you can get a handful of responses back and forth that make for good comedy. Mostly men calling the women fat, the women calling the men stupid and so forth.

Kotaku, Joystiq and PS3 Fanboy have the stories too. The comments on those are only the men calling the women fat, oh, and ugly.

There is one sensible post in this whole cluster-fuck. And that is this one, steamknight. so sensible I even posted a comment. (It's awaiting moderation though).

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Funny Wii Fit Parody Video


Wii Fit Parody

Also, MC Holla wants to join the Ranks. SB, Unky, and others, send me some questions for MicHoller.

So I guess since no one wants to do anything fun. I'll bum it around here in Chicago.

Monday, July 21, 2008

This Weekend.

So, there was rumblings about a party this weekend. Where are we on that? I am debating driving to MN if it's happening or at least something is happening. I would leave Friday right after work and drive to SB's house probably getting in around 1am. And I would have to leave around 2-3pm on Sunday.

Would anybody be up for something on Saturday? Indoor waterpark? Valleyfair? Something? Strategic round-table discussion on the Beer website? Other business ideas?

I don't know, who would be around? Is the 15 hours of driving worth it? It's f-ing Monday morning, so I want some responses to get me through the day.

Your friend,
The Daymonster

P.S. This is pretty close to where Adeclipse lives. Probably.

P.P.S. Finally soccer is getting cool in the US.

UPDATE:
Meh. Nevermind.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Halo MMOFPS?

So I don't know if anyone has been paying attention to any of the stuff at E3 or anything on Bungie's website. But Bungie hinted at the fact that they were going to announce something pretty big the other day, but about 12 hours before they were going to announce it they had a note on their front page about how the publisher told them they couldn't. People were pissed, some thought it was all part of the reveal but they assured us it was not.

Turns out the publisher was Microsoft and essentially that since E3 was so lame they didn't want to reveal more stuff than they had to. They have no revealed that it is some sort of Halo game but not much more information than that. Speculation has been that it might be a game without Master Chief, it is also not Halo Wars, or the Peter Jackson project. Some think it might be a grittier Halo in a more COD4 style while a few others think it might be the first real MMOFPS.



Here is a video from a few years ago with a dude from Msoft working on an MMOFPS. Essentially you would be playing halo with thousands of other people. It sounds like it could be really cool.