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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 8/27/09 + Strykisms

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Amazing what a difference a week makes! This past week was filled with more bandwagon packing than a Ford pickup full of migrant workers. I guess all that trend chasing wore everyone out, because today the cblogs were barren! I had to double-check my calendar, make sure today wasn't Saturday. Not that I'm complaining! Today's recap was a breeze! I wonder if it has anything to do with folks going back to school.

Speaking of school, I haven't mentioned this before but I've been trying my darndest for the past year to become a math teacher. I did plenty of tutoring in the spring and I've got another tutoring gig starting in October, but it's all peanut money. I'm still looking for a full-time job. I almost got one back in December at this charter school, but since then I haven't had so much as an email response from anyone else. I just need something to do during the day. I sometimes think about crawling back to the Barnes & Noble I worked at during high school, but that place frightens me.

But that's my problem, not yours. Your problem at the moment is to run! Run far away! The rhythm is gonna get you! Run!




*- randombullseye plays Metal Gear Solid games the way they were meant to be played.

*- BulletMagnet, after reading this musing, I have three words for you: "Hire an editor." I mean... God damn.

*- This intro post by Rain Justice promised tits but failed to deliver. The community picked up the slack and also threw in cocks and pussies as a bonus.

*- The Ratchet & Clank screenplay is hitting the home stretch!


A- Part 2 of video game shows that us filthy yanks never heard of.
S- Here's the lineup for this week's Mystery Science Sunday.
S- dTunes, Day 4 with Guy-Whose-Name-Starts-With-Z-That-I-Can't-Pronounce: third-wave ska bands.
S- Mr. Dillinger is starting up a weekly countdown list series and wants the community to get involved. I think he did this just to piss me off.
P- Comic Tube, Episode 43. My God, how many podcasts do we have on this site?





E- I wish I was as rich as you clowns flying in for PAX, but fuck it. I'm not BITTER or anything.
S- Wild PS3 Slim appeared! Go! Akiba!
I- Hi, OneManRiotSquad!
H- BS3 Owner keeps all his games fresh in vacuum-sealed tupperware.


N- Grab a Heroes of Newerth beta key before they are all gone!
N- brainderailment pretty much gives us a preview of tomorrow's Fanboy Friday.
N- O frabjous day! It's the weekly Euro release list!
N- Amazon once again jumps the gun. This time, it's a 250 GB Xbox 360 with two controllers and a copy of Forza Motorsport 3.
V- Here's a new interview with Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford. Also, look out for upcoming Amazon deals!
V- An adorable video featuring the cat-girl Taokaka from BlazBlue.
P- AndrewG009 got friendly with the Section 8 demo.
T- Subenu tells us how to love our games. RonBurgandy really tells us how.
T- Why do people like to buy broken shit? Because we love to take it.


A- Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth was indeed quite awesome.
S- Here are some nifty Halo 3 figures found exclusively at Toys 'R' Us.


L- Milo (yes, that Milo) is a DToid fan! This site really does have something for everybody!
L- We are the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world!


F- mxs102 likes it when other people make decisions for him.
F- ZombLee is new, so I probably shouldn't be so hard on him. Then again, I can be a downright bitch.


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