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Cblogs of 5/11/10 + Pendeltonisms

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Sorry for the late/early edition of the 'caps; for some reason, halfway through finishing these up last night, I was getting server errors all over the place, and passed out before they resolved. Regardless, I'm happy I woke up and got these done, as there are two very fucking epic Topsauce blogs you should all check out (the first two, dur). Not many cblogs came down the pipe yesterday, but the ones that did were spectacular. Good work, crew. Now, back to bed.



*- FRONTPAGE THIS: If this doesn't bring a tear to your eye, you may have no soul.

*- Fucking Amazing Poetry Time with Andrew Kauz. Just try not to read this in Ashley Davis' voice.

*- I'd be offended if I wasn't so easily amused. Lol ass...

*- All the best ways to beat the piss outta some motherfuckers.



P- The next episode of the great SEGA Addicts podcast recorded tonight.
 


E- Hey, anyone wanna help out a fellow Dtoider at E3 this year?

S- puduhead got some pretty neat stuff at a recent thrift store visit.

S- wasphone is looking to get his life together and work out his future.



N- Get Section 8 for real, real cheap.

V- Uber Mashu also needs some help for part of a video review he's working on.

R- What is this I don't even: A review of Jim Sterling's Fishing Game.

T- Who knew fighting ghosts with a camera would be so fucking terrifying.

T- nekobun has some thoughts on that new Halo thing, whatever it is.

D- Check out the first bits of art from Braincandy's next game.



F- No.

F- No 2: No Harder.

F- Stop whoring yourself out on our cblogs.

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