WTB Epic Flying Mount For 1 Butt Tattoo

World of Warcraft is permeating our lives and what we do to ourselves. Wow. This guy is truly one crazy dude. Read this quote from this member of the Garithos guild on the server of the same name.

I was about 4000g away from being able to purchase my epic flying mount and riding skill, so I came up with a bright idea to raise the money and save me farming the gold myself (which would’ve taken months with my play schedule).

I proposed to the members of Garithos.com (best website evar imo;) and the Garithos community at large, that if they donated a total of 4k gold, that I would get…

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Swallow or its going in your eye

tattooed on my arse.

Needless to say, the coolest bunch of mofos playing WoW, came up with the money, so I came up with the goods.

Wow. Just wow. Here’s the dude’s video:

How To Kill A Mocking Bird

Vasken has been very god-like in showing me this amazing piece of work. Pure genius.

Sadly, this video isn’t on YouTube or Google Video so I had to link it directly and do a little JavaScript magic to get this thing to not auto-play. So…the loading text is misleading. Just hit play (below the movie) to start things rolling. w00t!

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A Guide to Druid Forms

Over my time off and on World of Warcraft, I’ve seen a number of questions regarding Druid Forms. Well, the other day while reading a random WoW forum, I stumbled on an animated signature image that detailed some of the key forms a Druid character can become. Here are the words of wisdom:

druid_bear
druid_cat
druid_travel
druid_seal

Amazing descriptions to live by. Thank you. That is all.

College Saga

cglogo_markleungcomI stumbled upon College Saga on YouTube that left me laughing. The synopsis is:

Once upon a time, when Earth was still a beautiful place, an evil force came to turn all living things into Vegetarians.

Three students from suburban Massachusetts would step up against this catastrophe… to end Vegetarian Supremacy.

Mark, Jesús, Maria and their foes would make amazing personal discoveries as the two forces clash.

And so began the ultimate saga about friendship, heritage, sex and explosions.

Although the video below is College Saga in its entirety, the production was done in 4 episodes originally. Throughout the episodes, Final Fantasy is most heavily referenced, although Secret of Mana and Zelda (not to mention Star Wars and Napoleon Dynamite) find their way in as well. I must say that the first episode is by far my favorite as it mimics Final Fantasy the most in regards to character movement and text. The later 3 episodes adopt use spoken dialog over text-boxes in many cases which veers from the Final Fantasy theme. Regardless, the video as a whole was quite funny. Have a look-see:

What Code DOESN’T Do In Real Life

If you’re not a programmer, have you ever sat in awe as programmers on “the Big Screen” (*cough* movies *cough*) dazzle you with their uber-typing as they construct 3D blocks of code that animate around the screen and reflect onto the programmer’s face? OR if you are a programmer, have you ever watched a movie and wanted to puke due to the inaccuracy of what the movie industry claim programmers do?

Yeah, we work with complex stuff that random passerby don’t understand…but holy balls does Hollywood have it wrong.

Matthew Inman at Drivl.com debunks the Hollywood fluff in 10 well thought out and quite humorous points:

  • Code does not move
  • Code is not green text on a black background
  • Code has structure
  • Code is not three dimensional
  • Code does not make blip noises as it appears on the screen
  • Code cannot be cracked by an 8 year old kid in a matter of second
  • Not all code is meant to be cracked
  • Code isn’t just 0100110 010101 10100 011
  • People who write code use mice
  • Most code is not inherently cross platform

I simply listed the headers of each point, to get the full dose of sweet debunking action check out the full article.

My favorite description of them all has to be the 10th item: Most code is not inherently cross platform which reads:

Remember in Independence Day when whatshisface-math-guy writes a virus that works on both his apple laptop AND an alien mothership? Bullshit!

If real life were like film I’d be able to port wordpress to my toaster using a cat5 cable and a bag of glitter.

Hats off to you Mr. Inman.

Global Warming Causes Pirate Population Decrease

According to the following chart from Venganza, I am sad to say that we are seeing a steady decrease in the number of pirates in relation to the temperature. It seems these powerful pillars of society are unable to take the heat on the high seas, driving their numbers down.

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Fighting global warming could change all that. Here are a few tips to increasing pirate populations in your area:

  • Speak with/write to the government to increase the awareness of global warming (a.k.a. pirate population reduction…or PPR).
  • Use fuel efficient vehicles.
  • Drive smart, drive less.
  • Buy energy efficient appliances.
  • Replace your light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs.
  • Weatherize your home or apartment.
  • Choose renewable energy.
  • Find gold and bury it all over the world.