Sim City 5
Another 60$ day-one purchase that EA misses out on due to their insistence on making it an “Origin Exclusive.” That brings my personal tally up to three games: Battlefield 3 Mass Effect 3 Sim City 5 It will feel genuinely good when I buy these games for ten bucks on steam after Origin collapses.
Six Flags: Fat / old guy's survivors guide.
On Saturday my wife and I took a trip to Six Flags: Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA. It had been 13 years since my last visit and I was stoked to ride all the crazy new shit I had driven past so many times. Here are the lessons I learned. If you can avoid it, don’t go on the day of the “Hallelujah festival.” The park was packed with bus-loads of christian tweens, who may be the...
I don't watch political conventions...
But tonight, as I skimmed through the channels I was like: “Oh shit! There’s Clint Eastwood.” He’s standing there in front of a backdrop consisting of himself as the iconic “Man with no Name”. Looking badass. So I stopped. I watched. What the fuck just happened? Did anyone else see this shit? Did he interview an invisible Obama? Did he fucking ramble for 10...
Stop exploiting tragedy? →
Look, I love me some TJ as much as the next guy, but I have to wonder if his latest video (linked above) is an exercise in intentionally absurd irony. I almost don’t want to comment on it, for fear that the other shoe is going to drop leaving me looking like an assclown. It’s bugging me, though. So here are the problems with the video as I see them. First and foremost, the...
kingklosk asked: Hey, I just spent hours listening to your "The Ego Answers" videos, while playing video-games, that did not require sound. Anyway, I was just wondering if you will ever make videos like that again, or just videos in general where you tell your audience stories of your life. Because frankly, my life is boring as shit, so I really enjoy hearing about other people's less boring lives....
Avast, ye Diablo III lubbers!
I’ll be announcing this to the general public in a video coming soon© For those of you who follow me on facebook / tumblr / twitter, here is my Battletag: PaulsEgo#1207 Add me and shower me with free shit! Just kidding, but do add me so we can play together. I’m a 52 Witch Doctor, currently hobbling through act 1 Hell. If enough people are interested, I might set up a mumble so we...
So, I think "the Avengers" has ruined going to the...
I’m not even a huge comic book nerd, but I can’t imagine an action movie topping what I just saw. It was epic on epic with a side of fucking epic. They even managed to make hawkeye and the black widow cool, which was my biggest worry. I mean, a guy whose power is “I’m really good with a bow and arrows” and a chick who uses pistols and is a good interrogator. Sounds...
mrbrooksgrant asked: I apologize if you have been asked this by many others before me, but I was wondering what you thought about the Mass Effect 3 ending? I saw an earlier post where you said you hadn't got around to playing the game yet, but I think by this time you must have considering your such a big fan of the series. Again, if you have been spammed by this question I apologize.
Why is there very little internet outrage...
Two very clear reasons: The people pushing this legislation realize that the American people only care about things in short, frenetic bursts. The 24 hour news cycle, the forgettable garbage we’re fed in the form of music, movies, video games and television programs and the very nature of social media and most of the internet have assured that. We’re witnessing the real harm of...
It really sucks being born on international “everyone fucks with everyone” day. Happy april fools everyone, happy 32nd trip around the sun to me, and all the other april fools babies out there.
younameitnatrually asked: what is going on with all this Mass Effect 3? It seems to be getting a lot of hate from fans but honestly i love the game. How do you feel about it?
Defying belief.: Difficulty Giving A Fuck →
I think that the worst part of all of this (outside of my own powerlessness) is the tortuous pace that it’s all happening at. People in my age bracket and younger were weaned on “end of the world” flicks where some great natural cataclysm or alien invasion or Zombie virus wipes everyone out. The truth is closer to rot, but rot that moves at a painfully slow sub-biological pace. ...
So, I decided to try League of Legends...
I haven’t even played a proper game with actual people yet, so I just imagine the AI bots cussing me out for being a fucking noob :/
I came. →
Man’s crowning achievement. All of human knowledge available for easy consumption. The disconnection and insurmountable distance of our past made trivial. The ability to organize on a scale that past political dissidents and advocates of social change could only dream of. A billion books, any song you could ever want, every piece of visual art and important philosophical thought a simple...
Paul's rules for driving.
After spending over 12 hours on the road this weekend (99% highway), I feel compelled to make this utterly pointless list of rules that wont change anything, but would undoubtedly fix all driving problems if people would just recognize my unbelievable genius. In no particular order: Big ass trucks - the extreme right lane is all yours. That’s right, you own that shit, and when I need to...
Here is a graphical representation of Herman Cain’s “9-9-9” tax reform plan. I can’t believe shit like this even makes it past the brainstorming phase, much less to the front of a major national candidate’s platform.
On the fence? Click here. →
Read these few examples (each one with multiple citations) and tell me this economy is “working as intended.” Fucking shit is mind-boggling.
Don't go to L.A.
So, my wife and I had to go to Los Angeles yesterday. Why is irrelevant. No, this is about the fact that we almost died at least a dozen times getting there. I’m a good driver. I don’t mean to toot my own horn (lol car pun), but I’m calm, attentive and defensive. I signal lane changes and shit, I maintain the speed of the general flow of traffic, I stay in the proper lanes...
What do I think of this?
So, TJ sent me a message asking me what I think of his latest post, viewable here. I would have reblogged it, but it looked like a mess. First, my thoughts on his sentiment. He’s right. In fact, he probably didn’t go far enough. This “Wall Street Investment Banker” (assuming he isn’t a poe, but that hardly matters, because people like him DO exist) is more than a...
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FINALLY YOU FAT FUCK JESUS CHRIST PAUL HAVE SOME RESPECT FOR YOUR SUBSCRIBERS YOU MISERABLE PIECE OF SHIT. It’s a long one too. One hour and thirteen minutes. Uploading now…
I have two dogs, and I love them both. It’s no secret around my house that I play favorites, though. Yoshi is our little girl dog, and she and I get along perfectly. Then there’s Koopa. Maybe it’s because I named him after the famed villain in the Super Mario Bros. games, but Koopa is a dick. He’s the polar opposite of Yoshi, who is bright, energetic and loves to play...
axlstatus asked: Hey Paul, what's your favorite Ween song and album? I started listening to their music after you mentioned them in one of your videos (I can't thank you enough for doing so), and I must say that I'm quite hooked. I'm partial to Quebec myself.
I accidentally caught like 5 minutes of “Ancient Aliens” on the History Channel tonight. I want to walk into the woods and become a hermit now. They were seriously discussing - with straight faces - whether cerberus, the three headed dog who guarded hades, was a real beast, created by aliens with advanced transplant techniques. Fuck.
I am now a member of the forums at http://thatfatatheist.com/ Because forums are awesome.