Saturday, November 05, 2016

Bad Movie: Pegasus vs Chimera

On October 26, I watched Pegasus vs Chimera, a movie I found on DVD for $3. I live-commented my pain on Facebook, and I've transcribed that below the fold...

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Venison Stew

I am supposed to take something to a Halloween party, and I have a venison roast from one of my family friends who hunts on his property. Pretty sure this guy lead a good life and never knew what hit him.


  • 1 venison roast
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 3 celery ribs
  • 2 red potatoes
  • 1 turnip
  • 1 garlic clove (at least)
  • 1 can of beef stock
  • 1 bottle of beer
  • 1/2 teaspoon of fish sauce
  • rosemary
  • thyme
  • black pepper
  • salt

two carrots, three celery ribs
two red potatoes, one turnip (peeled)
fish sauce, beef stock, beer

Stammel says he helped
Stammel wanted to lend moral support, of course. I'm pretty sure that if he could crawl into my pocket, he would.


Saturday, October 22, 2016

Survival with Style

And my friend Bonnie's short film went up on YouTube yesterday, so BONUS VIDEO!

Friday, October 07, 2016

Who Wants To Live Forever

It's hard to go wrong with a Lindsey video.
And as a bonus video, I recorded a Fallout 4 gameplay video of my own yesterday, so why not share it, too?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


I found Roboshark on Netflix a week or so ago. I live-commented on Facebook, and I'm transcribing it here. In case you are wondering what Roboshark is, here's a trailer.

My commentary is below the fold.

Friday, July 01, 2016

Fallout 4 Security Door

Long time, no posts. I'm a terrible blogger. But I made something amusing while playing Fallout 4, and I created a little video to describe it, so I might as well share it via the old blog.
I have already started expanding on the project, so I may do a more extensive video in the future.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Suspicious Email

suspicious emailI neglect the blog so much. Everyone once in a while, though, something happens that reminds me to do a post. This one falls in the "suspicious email" category.

This came to my work email address. The email source is not in one of our business domains, so that tells me it's not our help desk, if it's anyone's.

The grammar is dubious, which doesn't help.

The language is pretty typical for a phishing email.

So, screw you "Marian O'Rourke"; there's no way in hell I'm opening that attachment.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Crushing Kellogg (Fallout 4 Spoiler)

It's really no secret that you're going to have to face this guy in Fallout 4, but I suppose the spoiler warning is warranted if you've never had this conversation and want to go in "cold" the first time. You also get an idea of how he fights. This is one solution to dealing with him: lots of drugs.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The 40 Plot Holes That Weren't (continued)

This is old news now, but I hate to leave things unfinished.

Original annoying article: 40 Unforgivable Plot Holes in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'
Part one of my response: The 40 Plot Holes That Weren't

Click through for the rest.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Defending the Castle

This isn't exactly the same Castle as in my previous post, as this is a new character, but my defensive setup is largely the same. I let the Institute know that I was not going to be joining them. They didn't take the news well. They can bring it; I've been preparing for this day.

Share My Pain: Zombeavers

I was bored at home on a Saturday night, therefore bad movie. How bad? "Zombeavers" bad. Behold the trailer...

I live-commented on Facebook, and I have copied the transcript below the fold.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Building Up the Castle

If you follow me on Facebook, you may know that my current gaming obsession is Fallout 4. One of the features in the latest version of Fallout is settlement-building. You need to set up radio beacons to attract settlers, then make sure to satisfy needs like food, water, and beds for the people who show up. You also need to prepare for attacks on your settlement by various factions that want to steal your resources or just destroy for fun.

Settlement building seems to be one of the most popular aspects of the new game. Lots of YouTubers have uploaded videos of their settlements, and some have published detailed how-to videos. My own entry is not very elaborate, but FO4 has given me the opportunity to mess around with the video capture features of my PlayStation 4. I therefore present my own Fallout 4 settlement video.

Thursday, January 07, 2016

The 40 Plot Holes That Weren't

Nena showed me an article called 40 Unforgivable Plot Holes in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' by Seth Abramson of the University of New Hampshire. She agrees with me that most of them don't qualify as either. It looks to me like Seth wasn't paying attention half the time.

I can be an argumentative jerk, so I'm going to dissect his article item-by-item.

This is your spoiler warning.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

The Force Awakens

I have now seen the movie twice. I was a bit disgruntled the first time, as I had avoided spoilers until mere hours before I actually got to see it, which put me in a somewhat negative mood.

I was past the negative feelings this time, so I think I can safely say that I do, in fact, like Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

I agree that it is highly derivative of previous Star Wars movies (I will not say which above the fold), but that doesn't really hurt it. This movie has the character development and dialogue that we truly love from the episodes IV-VI. It has action, but not pointless action.

Don't get me wrong: it could be better. The plot doesn't have blatant plot holes, but there are certainly plenty of open questions (which is okay if sequels fill them seamlessly).

Spoiler free, I am not disappointed that I payed to see it in theaters twice. I may even do it again. If you still haven't seen it, go away.