I know I don't update it daily. Shut up.

February 29, 2008

Guess what ...

I got a fever, and the only prescription is ...

more cowbell.

February 27, 2008

Yo mo fo it's the BufBloPoFo

Just a quick note to say The Daily Blurb will be participating in this strange exercise ... the BufBloPoFo.

Basically, all you need ot know is that I'll be blogging every day in the month of March.
Already I have a hadicap in that:
  1. It's the month of St. Patrick's Day.
  2. Marcy and I are traveling to Rochester the weekend before St. Patrick's Day.
  3. I'll be at work all day Monday, March 3 for the town election, in which literally alomst 100 people are running for office.
Visit the King of the Bathroom's blog here for the details.
Rock the casbah I say!

February 24, 2008

Are you gettin' it?


Yes Armageddon it.

That song's playing on Marcy's iPod, which is plugged into the stereo, which is playing in the background as I talk to my sister on speakerphone so I can make plans for dinner later, which will likely entail some form of pork product and beer as we watch the Academy Awards and hope that Cate Blanchett wins an award for something in Elizabeth: The Golden Age because that's really one of the few nominated flicks I've sen this year.

So like I said:
Armageddon it.

February 22, 2008

Wife, cat.

video

Oh, and Paul Simon. Forgot to mention that.

So to recap, that's wife, cat, Paul Simon.

Add to that some Metroid Prime 3 and beer (Dogfish Head Indian Brown), and that's quite a night at the ol' Mahoney household.

February 10, 2008

Stone-cold Force Killaz


WAIT A MINUTE ...
Now that I've given Garv free advertising for his blog, I remember what I was supposed to blog about!!!

Vanity Fair has never written an article about a video game before. So when it did, it was refreshing to read a well-written and in-depth take on the medium without the filter of an "insider's" view.

I also like that it focuses on the convergence of three different technologies to create what sounds like the most realistic gaming experience ever.

The drawback is it takes itself a little too seriously, as if now that Vanity Fair has recognized video games as an artistic medium, it is so. Fellas, that was the case a long while ago, and I invite you to check out Shadow of the Colossus if you think differently.

Michael Garvey, you're my hero.

AH, thanks to Mike for reminding me about what I was going to blog about.

Him. Of course.

Mike and I have a long-standing arrangement. See, our birthdays are pretty close to each other. Every year we promise to buy ourselves a gift and say it's from the other. I think we're at about $50, which usually means video game. Or beer. One year it was Legos. Sometimes it's games and beer.

As our tastes are very similar, and Marcy sometimes questions if he and I were separated at birth, it's a good arrangement. I encourage you to try it with one of your friends. Though choose the friend carefully, as you essentially get what you put into it.

Your hippy friend living on your couch until "the right time," for example, is probably not the best choice, since what's his is probably yours.

What was I going to blog about?

Can anyone tell me? I sat down ready to go, then forgot the subject. I guess I'll have to wait for Marcy to wake up and remind me.

February 1, 2008

My apologies.

Grady wanted to post a reply to my rant about Rochester radio, in which I slight the city I called home for 10 years. But it got a little long, so here's a link to Grady's rebuttal.

The best in wrestling

Professional wrestlers often have nicknames in addition to the made-up names they use in the ring (Gorilla Monsoon, for example, had probably one of the best names of all time but that was his name, not a nickname. Hunter Hearst Helmsley or Triple H, by contrast, is not Paul Levecque's real name, but he also goes by "The Game." Which, as far as I'm concerned, is a pretty lame nickname.)

Here are some that Marcy and I could think of off the tops of our heads, in no particular order, unless you think they should be.

Hacksaw (Jim Duggan)
The Ayatollah of Rock 'n' Rollah (Chris Jericho)
Kananites (What Kane used to call his fans)
The Animal (as in, George 'The Animal' Steele as well as Batista)
The people's champ (The Rock)
The Legendkiller (Randy Orton)
The Rattlesnake (Stone Cold Steve Austin)
The Dead Man (The Undertaker)
The Next Big Thing (Brock Lesnar)
Rabid Wolverine (Chris Benoit)
Latino Heat (Eddie Guerrero)
The Game (Triple H. Mr. Levecque, I'm sorry about what I said before. Please don't be angry with me.)