Happy Halloween. Now go save London.

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According to legend, when the ravens depart the Tower of London, it will crumble to rubble and disaster will befall England. As man became more dependent on science, believing only in what he could define or create, ancient knowledge and rituals were lost to the antiquity of time.

Combining the depth of traditional RPGs with the frenetic, visceral feel of first-person shooters, HellGate: London offers infinite replayability with dynamically created levels, monsters, items and events that gives each player their own unique hack-and-slash experience.

A post-apocalyptic London has been overrun by hordes of terrifying demons, leaving the city desolate and scorched by hellfire. Those who were unlucky enough to survive now gather in the only sanctuary left, the Underground, banding together in order to gain a foothold against the minions of darkness and ultimately save the bloodline of humanity.

I liked the demo. I think I might pick it up as an impulse buy.


Video Game Dependency

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Lateral. This game is over.

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What do you get when you cross Home Depot and McDonalds

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Misc. Friday Ramblings...

  • It's Photoshop Phriday.
    Magazines O' Mayhem!

  • Apple releases Leopard OS today.
    No word when the urban cougar version will be released.

  • The Dodge Avenger Stormtrooper.
    A completely safe car, because it can't hit the broadside of a barn from 10 feet away.

  • Galactica could move to NBC due to writer's strike.
    Of course, the dark side to this news is that should the writers strike happen, it will cause delays in the production of the fourth season of “Battlestar Galactica” and lead to the inevitable wait until 2009 or even as late as 2010 for the final ten episodes.

    Frak! Hopefully there will be enough Katee Sackhoff on Bionic Woman until then.

  • Ultimate SUV for Kids
    If you love your kids, then you give them this electric SUV for Christmas. This ride-on SUV has dual high-performance 24-volt electric motors which allow it to travel on grass, dirt, or hard surfaces up to 7.5mph.

    Sounds like it handles better than a real H3.

  • Woman tricked into phone sex.
    Police said the man called the mother at work on Thursday and said he would molest her daughter if she didn’t have phone sex with him.

    The daughter was safe at school the entire time.

    Which should have been the place she made a phone call to first.

  • Here is a Halo 3 video. It shows off one of the coolest features of this game, the video replay. That is because it isn't just a replay of things you see, but a replay of anything on the map at any time. Check it out.

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  • Winchester revives classic rifle model
    U.S. Repeating Arms Company announced this week it will revive production of the Winchester Model 70 rifle, the classic bolt-action repeater that has been known as "The Rifleman's Rifle" to three generations of American shooters and hunters.

    The new rifle also will be American-made at a state-of-the-art factory in Columbia, S.C., owned by USRAC-Winchester's parent company Fabrique Nationale (FN).

    The new Model 70s will be available beginning in 2008 in four basic models - the Super Grade, Featherweight, Sporter Deluxe, and Extreme Weather - retail priced from $1,000 to $1,200. The guns will have an upgraded, state-of-the-art trigger system along with the Model 70's time-honored claw-extraction feeding and ejection system and its three-position bolt safety.

    The Model 70, first announced in 1936, was one of the most famous sporting firearms ever made and more than two million had been sold when production ceased last year.


Have remote, will screw with soccer fans.

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Remember, it's only a game. Also, keep your TV away from openings that could allow a random (or deliberate) signal through.


Have some cake.

This came from a friend of mine ......

We had a "going away" party yesterday for a lady at our Little Rock claim office. One of the supervisors called a Wal-Mart and ordered the cake. He told them to write:

"Best Wishes Suzanne" and underneath that write "We will miss you".

As the picture shows, it didn't quite turn out right. It was too funny not to keep it.


Staying classy in J-Ville

What monster are you?

You Are A Vampire

You have a real thirst for bliss, and you consider yourself a true hedonist.
And you're not afraid to walk alone in life, if it means getting what you truly crave.
You truly enjoy entrancing people. Not to mention the ensuing pleasures of the flesh.
Your tastes have been called decadent and bizarre. You usually give in to your temptations, no matter how primal

Your greatest power: Your flawless ability to seduce and charm

Your greatest weakness: Human flesh

You play well with: Werewolves


Bedside Backup for home defense

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Without some way to secure the weapon, it is truly for an adult-only household. Also, I can just imagine getting out of bed and scraping the back of your leg/knee on one of the shotgun holders. Ouch!


Misc. Friday Ramblings...

  • Semi-auto MP5 in .22LR coming soon.
    GSG-5: A World Innovation
    The first semi-automatic rifle in the legendary design of the MP5. Estimated delivery time: Autumn/Winter 2007.

    Estimated Technical Datas: Fixed Stock Version
    System: Semi-Auto only
    Caliber: .22 lr HV
    Magazinecapacity: 10 or 20 rounds
    Weight: 4.9 lb
    Length Over All: 26.7 inches
    Barrel Length: 7.7 inches
    Market launch: Autumn/Winter 2007

    I'll take three please. One in pink for my wife. One in Dinoco blue for my son.

  • The French Military/Police Gun Show.
    In France we don’t have GUN SHOW with modern armament like in some of your county. We have small show with antique weapons, black powder, hunting rifle, or Excepted for antique weapons or ineffective weapons.

    But every two years, we have a professional show (MILIPOL). Normaly reserve for law enforcement and military forces only. But civilian shooter could be invite buy a gunsmith friend. So every two year I go to “DISNEYLAND” ha ha ha !

    Ah, that reminds me, SHOT show is coming soon. I should go this year. I can get in because of my C&R license.

  • F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter to use speech recognition.
    Hopefully, "Ooops" will not be in the vocabulary.

  • Pistol-packing grandma shoots laundry room intruder
    An 81-year-old Mobile woman shot a homeless man Monday morning after finding him washing his clothes in her laundry room, police said. Sanders was carrying a handgun and shot the man when he came at her, Gallichant said. Sanders fell to the ground and dropped the gun after firing, Gallichant said.

    The man grabbed the gun, pointed it at Sanders and took his clothes from the washing machine, Gallichant said. The man fled and Sanders called police just before 8 a.m. Officers caught the man at the nearby Plateau Community Center.

    James Penn, 25, was taken to University of South Alabama Medical Center. Gallichant said he is expected to survive. Upon release from the hospital, Penn will be charged with first-degree burglary, Gallichant said.

    Good going granny. Next time, remember to not drop the gun.or downsize the hog-leg. Either way, the last thing a robber wants to see is...



Better to be pissed off than pissed on.

Baylor offensive line/tight ends coach Eric Schnupp was suspended indefinitely Tuesday after school officials learned he was cited for urinating on a bar early Sunday.

Schnupp, 30, was not arrested but was ticketed at 2:20 a.m. Sunday for disorderly conduct/reckless exposure inside Scruffy Murphy's, Waco police spokesman Steve Anderson said.

The Class C misdemeanor will result in a $258 fine, according to the Waco Municipal Court.

Waco police were in Scruffy Murphy's to help a woman who passed out in a bathroom stall, Anderson said. An employee saw Schnupp urinate on the bar while employees were moving patrons out at closing time, according to the Waco Tribune-Herald.

Well, I'm surprised he wasn't being charged with being drunk.....in....public.

Hey, hey, hey. I was drunk in a bar. They threw me into public. Arrest them.


60 grams of fat for breakfast

Hardee's on Monday rolled out its new Country Breakfast Burrito -- two egg omelets filled with bacon, sausage, diced ham, cheddar cheese, hash browns and sausage gravy, all wrapped inside a flour tortilla. The burrito contains 920 calories and 60 grams of fat.

Brad Haley, marketing chief for the St. Louis-based fast-food chain, said the burrito offers the sort of big breakfast item normally found in sit-down restaurants with an added advantage.

"It makes this big country breakfast portable," he said.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a Washington-based advocate for nutrition and health, has called the Hardee's line of Thickburgers "food porn."

It is simple economics. They wouldn't make it if there wasn't some demand for it. Besides, calling it porn just makes you want it more. However, this has a lot more reasonable price tag.


The best 5 hours of gaming I think I've had in a long time.

Portal is a single-player first-person action/puzzle video game developed by Valve. The game was released in a bundle package known as The Orange Box for PC and Xbox 360 on October 10, 2007, and will be released for the PlayStation 3 sometime in November. The Windows version of the game is also available for download separately through Steam. The game consists of a series of puzzles which must be solved by teleporting the player's character and other simple objects using the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device, with the goal of getting to an objective point. This "portal gun" and the unusual physics it creates are the main selling point of the game.

Fantastic game that doesn't end when you think it should. GlaDOS, the nefarious but insecure and goofy AI, rocks! Also, like quite a few games I've played recently, it has an ending song that is fantastic. "But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake." "The cake is a lie!"


Misc. Friday Ramblings...

  • Here's a nice little piece of crap from the state of Commi-fornia.
    Assembly Bill 1471 would require that after a certain date, the make, model, and serial number of a firearm be microstamped onto the interior surface or internal working parts of all handguns in such a manner that those identifiers are imprinted onto the cartridge case upon firing. The manufacture, sale, and transfer of handguns that do not imprint their identifying information on a cartridge case would be a crime.

    So, any gun in existence that doesn't stamp can't be sold. So much for antiques. So much for black powder. So much for curio and relics.

    Also, think about this: How many unsavory types would think to police the brass at the firing range, keep their brass, and sprinkle someone else's at a crime scene?


Happy Birthday, Puck Man.

1979: Before Halo, before World of Warcraft, before Myst, there was Pac-Man. On this day, Pac-Man makes its debut in Japan.

While it wasn't the first videogame -- arcade games, including video ones, had existed for years -- Pac-Man turned videogaming into a phenomenon by burning it into the collective consciousness in a way that previous games did not.

The brainchild of Toru Iwatani, a designer for Namco, a Japanese software company, Pac-Man is a model of complex simplicity. The concept -- the player controls a blob with a mouth that navigates a two-dimensional maze, eating dots and ghosts while trying to avoid being eaten itself -- could have been dreamed up by a 10 year old. But try racking up big points; ah, there's the rub.

The game received a lukewarm reception in Japan (where it was originally sold under the name Puck-Man), but became an instant hit when it arrived in the United States. The name was supposedly changed to Pac-Man for the U.S. market for fear that some bright wit might alter the spelling into an obscenity.

Regardless of the name, Pac-Man quickly left every existing arcade game in its wake. Versions were made to accommodate virtually every platform out there and spinoffs of the game itself, such as Ms. Pac-Man, were marketed to feed off the popularity of the original.

Nearly three decades after its appearance, Pac-Man is still being sold and remains one of the most popular videogames of all time.

OMG, the Wii-tards won

Nintendo recently announced a new accessory, the Wii Remote Jacket, which will now be included with all Wii hardware systems and with separately sold Wii Remotes. The Wii Remote Jacket provides cushioning for the Wii Remote for people who might accidentally throw or drop their Wii Remotes while playing games. For Wii system owners who purchased their products prior to this addition, Nintendo is offering free Wii Remote Jackets for their existing Wii Remotes.

First the thicker wrist straps and now Wii rubbers. What's next? Replacement TVs for idiots that can't hold on to their controllers?


Misc. Friday Ramblings...

Deputy Jo Lupo, Eureka.
Boys, there is plenty of back door access for everyone. Um, that didn't come out right.

  • Here comes a lighter Judge.
    The latest of the Judge series revolvers from Taurus is their new lighter weight Ultra-Lite Judge, and is the subject of this review. I did not find the original all-steel gun to be cumbersome, but after carrying and firing this Ultra-Lite, I like this version much better.

    By comparison, at 25.1 ounces, the Ultra-Lite weighs 12.9 ounces less than the all-steel Judge. That three-quarters of a pound is significant if carried in a holster all day while fishing, backpacking, or just hiking around the woods. Other than the weight, the Ultra-Lite has all the features of the original Judge. The front sight is a highly visible fiber-optic unit, and the rear a square notch in the top of the frame. It is a fairly rugged and dependable combo, and the sights are very easy to align quickly. The Judge holds five shots, in any combination of .45 Colt or .410 bore shotshells, as the situation warrants. For general woods-roaming in the summertime, I like two shotshells followed up with three .45 Colt loads. The first two can easily dispatch the largest snake, and the last three can handle everything else.

    Shooting the Ultra-Lite Judge, I tested a variety of .45 Colt and .410 bore shotshell loads, including some triple-ought ( 000 ) buckshot. Personally, I prefer birdshot and solid .45 Colt ammo in the Judge, but after many requests and an update on the previous Judge review to include buckshot, I tried some in the Ultra-Lite Judge. The revolver patterned numbers four and six birdshot very well at any range at which a snake could be a danger, clustering a tight pattern at six feet from the muzzle, and still pretty effective out to seven yards, as can be seen in the pictures. With .45 Colt ammunition, this Judge wasn’t as accurate as the earlier gun, but still displayed usable accuracy at close defensive ranges. Seven yard accuracy offhand was pretty good, entirely acceptable for close range social work.

    Interested in just how close the social range of the Judge is, check out this video.


Sputnik turns 50

Sputnik means "traveling companion". Despite the innocuous sounding name, the launch of planet Earth's first artificial moon, Sputnik 1, by the Soviet Union on October 4, 1957, changed the world and set in motion events which resulted in the creation of NASA and the race to the Moon. Sputnik 1 was a 184 pound, 22 inch diameter sphere with four whip antennas connected to battery powered transmitters. The transmitters broadcast a continuous "beeping" signal to an astounded earthbound audience for 23 days. A short month later, on November 3, the Soviet Union followed this success by launching a dog into orbit aboard Sputnik 2.


2 Construction Workers Drown In Pond on a Dare

St. Johns County deputies say one worker bet another that he couldn't swim across a retention pond next to a construction site. When the first man disappeared under the water, his friend dove in to try and save him.

Both died.

The incident happened just after 9 a.m. Monday in a retention pond on Stratton Boulevard, next to where the Golden Lake Condominiums are being built.

Channel 4's Jim Piggott was told one man jumped in the water to cool off.

"The second then dared or made a bet with him that he couldn't swim to the other side of the pond," St. Johns County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Chuck Mulligan said. "At some point in time in the water, one subject went under water. The second subject, his friend, went in after him. And then, of course, both men went under."

And alcohol wasn't involved? I'm afraid that Darwin was shining up those awards as soon as the first guy went in.

10-year-old gives birth

A ten-year-old girl from Charleroi gave birth to a baby last year. The father was 13.

"The pregnancy was a big surprise to the girl and her mother," says doctor Robert Chef from Charleroi. "The child came to me with unexplained abdominal pain. She had also put on weight. Her mother had even put her on a diet for a while but that had little effect. When we examined her it turned out she was nine months pregnant. The child was carrying a full term baby."

What surprised the doctor the most was that the 10-year-old really looked her age. "Some girls look like a teenager of 15 or 16 at that age. But not this girl."

Yesterday the medical weekly De Huisarts reported that 57 Belgian 10-year-olds had been prescribed a birth control pill last year. Some for medical reasons, but others for actual birth control.

So much for wearing white on her wedding day. Still, 10 years old. Hell, I was reading comics (well, still do), playing the Atari 2600, and enjoying sports. A relation with the females just wasn't on the radar. Maybe I'm old school, but 10 years old is a bit young to be screwing around.


A speedy recovery indeed...

Kevin Everett, injured weeks ago in a hit that left people wondering whether he will walk again, is doing better. There is still a long recovery period to go through, but chances are that he will walk again.