Sunday, December 30, 2012

Movie time

Just watched the movie The Shawshank Redemption again. I love that movie. It makes me happy and sad at the same time. To any who haven't seen it, watch it. Watch it NOW!

Favourite quote: "Hope is a good thing. Maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies."

Saturday, December 29, 2012


Well the new year is almost upon us. I sometimes wonder where the time has gone.

Moving on, and having nothing to do with my opening line, I have decided to compile a list of my favourite games from the past year. There will be five in total and there is no particular order.

First up Journey

Second Spec Ops: The Line

Third Mass Effect 3

Fourth Dear Esther

Fifth and finally Far Cry 3

Out of all of these games, Spec Ops is the one that surprised me the most and had me talking about it long after I have finished it. I highly recommend all of them though.

Laters, and a happy new year!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012


Part of me wants to joke. I can't help it, it is a defense mechanism. However, in light of recent events, I will not.

I will, however, share a quote generally attributed to Edmund Burke.

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.

I will also share a poem (or part of a poem) that I have always liked. Not too sure who wrote it though.

Justice, like lightning, ever should appear to few men's ruin, but to all men's fear.

And for now, I take my leave.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Christmas time... the sequel.

If you'll recall I recently commented that I had stuff to say about Christmas. Well now is the time that I share with you.

I am not a fan of Christmas. I used to love it when I was younger, but I've gotten somewhat cynical in my old age. When I think of Christmas these days all I can think of is greed and entitlement. Greedy people (and stores) thinking that they are entitled to something. Admittedly some of this comes from the fact that I work retail, but it seems that no matter where I go I find something that reminds me of the greed and entitlement.

On a completely unrelated note does anyone else think that Frosty the Snowman is based on a drug induced hallucination? Seriously I think that "Magic" is street slang for a new designer drug. The drug was hidden in the hat that the kids got their hands on. All it took was one of them "seeing" the snowman come to life and then the rest of them saw it. Truly the traffic cop was not telling the snowman to stop, but rather telling a bunch of drug addled kids to stop.

Just think about that, and remember you heard it here first.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Poetry in motion

Greetings all. I really have nothing to say today so I will simply share the poem Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley.

I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed. And on the pedestal these words appear -- "My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!" Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away.'

And to all a good night.

Monday, December 03, 2012


I know little of them. Which is fine as I don't like them very much.

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