Monday, January 28, 2008

Monday Morning Randomness

So on Friday night I went to this bar called "The Store" after we had about 12 pitchers of Sangria at this restaurant down the street. When we got to the bar I immediately noticed one of my favorite things... Arcade Basketball. It was your standard Super Shot machine with moving back board (although the one pictured is a three-across model and the one at the bar was just your standard single shot) and I just so happened to have 18 one dollar bills in my pocket, due to the good people at McDonald's not having any fives or tens.

I first challenged this one girl to a game and I obviously crushed her. As we were planning our rematch a guy and a girl came up and asked us if they could play after us. I told them that we could make a friendly wager and which ever team scored the least amount of combined points had to buy the winning team drinks. The two agreed but not before the guy switched his girlfriend for another guy and we played alternating turns. This continued on for about 6 more teams of two as a large crowd gathered around the Super Shot.

We finally lost to this small guy decked out in New England Pats gear that threw up a impressive 65 pts. Besting my nights best by 6. We were heart broken as I came back from the bar with two bottles of Coors Light (I made it look like a bought them, but I had a few left from the bounty I had already won) I got back in line to take on the team that had now won two in a row. After a good 10 minutes I was back up to challenge the same reigning champs that beat us. Just as I am putting in my dollar in the machine. I hear someone say "AJ is next."

Fuck that, who is AJ? I turn around and it's AJ Pierzynski offering $20 bucks to play the next game of Super Shot. No way am I letting this happen. So I told him that he can wait in line like all of us and that the integrity of the game can't be bought. I used the term duesch-bag somewhere in there but I can't remember exactly when or in what context. He walked away and started talking to some older blond chick at the bar. But not before I got a couple pics of him.

Here is the one from my cell phone. I am not sure why he wouldn't pose for me. It's obviously not very good but you get the idea. I have another from a friends camera but I am waiting for her to email it to me. Update to follow.


Anyways, in other news, I know that the talk on the Formula have stalled a bit as of late and hopefully I will have the finalized formula by the end of the day today to give Dammer. But I also came across a couple things that might help. First off there is a new site called Halo API, supposedly it makes it really easy to get all the statistics from Bungie. Dammer, you might have already got that figured out but if this was easier I thought you should know about it. Using Halo API, this guy made this pretty easy app to get your simple career stats.

As some of you are no doubt aware, LOST starts up again in a few days and I am getting pretty excited. I specifically avoided Thursday night classes because of this show. For those of you who are planning on watching it I recommend reading up on some of the characters for a refresher. Here are some of the pages. Kate Austen, Jin-Soo Kwon, Juliet Burke, Hugo "Hurley" Reyes, Claire Littleton, Desmond Hume, Benjamin Linus, Michael Dawson and Sun Kwon.

Nintendo DS should have it's own Guitar Hero game by June. The much rumored video game is expected to be released sometime this summer. Guitar Hero: On Tour (clever) is also rumored to have some sort of peripheral. We'll see if it's sweet and hopefully won't go the way of Halo DS.

13 comments:

Josey WaIes said...

Iinteresting story for you to read. Note, it is not as good as the bad ass bear who fought in WWII, that is hard to top but it is good none the less.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7212778.stm

About the bear again, just image if you were actually in a war and you had a fucking bear dressed up in comabt gear sitting next to you, advancing on the enemy with you. For example you are running up High Ground and you get to the bunker and the you and the bear charge in, you are laying down some serious shotgun fire on a dude and the bear mauls some other dudes, and then you move on. I think that would have to be one of the coolest things ever.

Dammer said...

I would love to fight alongside a bear like that. If you give me a bear and a bengal tiger I think I'd be unstoppable. I would also like a mongoose to fight all the snakes that SB the snake charmer cannot handle.

Daymonster I'm guessing the API does the same thing our program does. All the information that it claims to provide we are pulling from the websites as well, and we're both even saving it in XML format. It's funny and actually pretty cool that some other people had the same general idea. Our program may be faster however since it will locally save all your game stats on your computer for direct access, I'm not sure if the API does that or not. Even if it does then we'll just be tied for speed, which is alright with me. To speed up the release of our program we're going to bypass some convenience and force you to download all your games right away. After that it will simply update the file as needed. This may change in the future, but for right now this is how it will work.

Also I want to extend a big thank you to Pablito and friends, Adeclipse, Locopollo (playing on my box), my brother (on my box as well), and Tilla for three quarters of a game, for playing Saturday night. At one point we took a party of 8 into Big Team. That was sweet.

Daymonster said...

Man, I missed that? Pablito who were the friends?

Pablito Neal said...

ya that was a lot of fun playing with a full team and having some new gametypes. the other players with me were my bro and one of his housemates. they're both pretty new and hardly knew any of the maps but i bet i'll play with them again since they're really cheap and don't want to buy live accounts.

adeclipse said...

Yeah, that was some fun this weekend. We should definitely play some more of those somtimes in the near future. We need to get 5 or 8 people though on a team cause I kept getting put on different teams when we had an odd number. Sorry to the pablitos by the way for having to own up against y'all. Anyways i'll be on tonight with 2 other guys if anyone is intersted in playing some tonight.

Daymonster said...

I have class tonight but then I'll be on til the wee hours of the night as I don't go into work until 10am tomorrow.

See you bitches online.

locopuyo said...

Indoor heated parking pwns.

Dammer said...

This morning was one of the worst mornings I've ever had coming to work. The wind and the cold was almost unbearable in my 2 block walk from the parking lot.

Daymonster said...

Haha everyone here bitches about the Chicago winters but it's like 40 degrees right now. It's summer.

Josey WaIes said...

Question. Would you say overall that it is warmer as well during the winter, or are you just have a hot day?

Daymonster said...

I would say its almost consistently at leat 10-12 degrees warmer. But usually more windy.

Now its 48 degrees outside compared to your 0 degrees.

Dammer said...

Don't forget about the blinding snow and wind!

Daymonster said...

It's definitely more windy here. Today it's about even, but last night the wind blew me over and I am pretty fat.