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Halo 3 for $51 shipped

Sep. 24th, 2007 | 04:04 pm

I'll be getting my copy at midnight for $60 + tax, but for all you (other) procrastinators, you can order Halo 3 for $49.99 + $0.99 shipping from FamilyVideo today.

Also worth noting: Buy.com has a 13 month Xbox Live subscription card for $38.77 shipped.

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Where's the soap?

Sep. 18th, 2007 | 01:00 pm
location: Warner Robins, Georgia
mood: apatheticapathetic
music: Wrong Again - Kirsty MacColl

This month is National Food Safety Education Month, and this year's theme is "Foodborne Pathogens: Your Family's Health is in Your Hands." So, with respect to you folks who have no soap of any kind visible in the bathroom, what the hell are you doing after you use the bathroom? A quick rinse under the water and a wipe on the pants, is it? Maybe just rub your hands with a towel and whistle a happy tune? Clap your hands three times and off you go? I know people who are mildly phobic about germs, who wouldn't think of eating someone else's leftovers, but who still don't have any soap in the bathroom. I have a friend who, when she takes her daughters to a restaurant restroom, forbids them from washing their hands, ostensibly so they don't pick up germs. *head desk* From whence comes this topsy turvy thinking? Do you think "They're my germs, so they must be safe for me, at least?" Even if the bathroom germs weren't reason enough, regular handwashing (say, each time you go to the bathroom) is the easiest way to keep yourself from catching a cold, the flu, or a food-borne illness. Look, I don't expect everyone to change for me (yes, I do), and I realize there may sometimes be good reasons to skip handwashing (no, there aren't), but please, just humor me: Put some soap out on the kitchen and bathroom counter, just in case.

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RE: End of year hardware requirements

Sep. 14th, 2007 | 03:16 pm

Dear Ed,

Please add the following to the end of year hardware purchases. I need this printer. Possibly as much as I have ever needed anything in my entire life...Collapse )


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Fly straight! No, I said straight!

Sep. 13th, 2007 | 01:22 pm
location: Warner Robins, Georgia
music: Stir It Up - Bob Marley

I got one of those little R/C helicopters from woot.com.

I finally got it trimmed (there are left/right trim buttons on the remote) so that it takes off without spinning out of control, but I can't figure out how to make it go straight or turn reliably. Mostly, it just circles to the right in a big arc. I know the tail rotor is actually doing something, because I can hold it in my hand and hear the tail rotor going faster/slower when I press the stick left/right. When it's airborne, however, the helicopter doesn't seem to respond. So, I can't get it to fly straight or turn left, for example. In any case, it seems like the helicopter should at least respond in some noticeable way when I use the steering stick. Any idea what's going on here?

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Free Canadians!

Sep. 10th, 2007 | 09:55 am
location: Warner Robins, Georgia
music: Hollywood Bass Player - Josh Rouse

Quick, before they realize what they've done! Download "Seriously West Coast, Volume 1" for free from the Vancouver Sun.

Seriously West Coast

UPDATE: They came to their senses, and the free download link is no longer available

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For starters, where do I plug in the controller?

Sep. 10th, 2007 | 07:27 am
location: Warner Robins, Georgia
music: Sugar Sugar - The Archies

Under considerable pressure, I bought the first Halo:Uprising comic book at my local comic and card shop, even though it was, indeed, more than fifty cents. I haven't figured out how to play it yet, but I'm sure it's just a matter of time.

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You've got red on you, katsielyonz...

Sep. 8th, 2007 | 10:31 am
location: Warner Robins, Georgia
mood: scaredscared

zombie katsielyonz from DragonCon 2007 zombie katsielyonz from DragonCon 2007

From (kharmakazy pirate post)

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NerdTests.com: Uber Cool Nerd

Sep. 7th, 2007 | 09:23 am
location: Warner Robins
music: American Idiot - Green Day

NerdTests.com says I'm an Uber Cool Nerd.  What are you?  Click here!

Seems like a contradiction in terms, but I'll take it.

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The Leader of the Pack drives up your IQ

Jul. 6th, 2007 | 08:13 am
location: Warner Robins, Georgia
music: Sugar High - Splashdown

In another blow to spineless weaklings everywhere, scientists reveal that the smell of a dominant man makes women smarter. Pheromones released by such males stimulate neuron growth in the female brain, while pheromones from other males just made the females want to spray them with mace. Sales of Jordan cologne went through the roof on the news, while high schools across the country have begun organizing tours for girls through the varsity locker room prior to standardized testing. In related science news, attractive, dominant females still shown to turn males into gibbering idiots.


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Poll: Greatest Rivaly

Jul. 2nd, 2007 | 03:25 pm
location: Warner Robins, Georgia
music: Halfworld by Splashdown

Following up on coffeejedi's LJ poll to choose the greatest fictional rivalry, I created a Condorcet poll to allow ranked voting. Write-ins are allowed, but get them in quickly to give everyone time to vote. Results are available at the polling site, and will be updated here periodically.

Vote now!

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