You know what? Since I had to play the part of Evil Doctor Jason last night on the podcast (okay…maybe I didn’t have to, but I did, and I had fun with it.) I ended up spewing a lot of this in episode B, but since I have a movie I plan on watching tonight, I’m gonna keep this email as it was before I went on. I can’t be arsed to pen a new one. I will be curled up with a bowl of cereal and watching Justice League Gods and Monsters. I’ve heard good things so far. I keep holding out hope that one day DC Animated will make another flick as good as Flashpoint Paradox. Anywho…the email, as it was and is:
What is up, you two gimpletons? I just got in from work way later than I intended. I got out and found out I’d left my headlights on all afternoon. What on earth possessed me to even turn on my lights in bright effing daylight I couldn’t say. I don’t recall doing it, but I did, and of course my battery was deader than Bobbi Christina. I had to wait for a friend to come out and give me a jump. At least I had cables in the trunk for that. She ended up getting out a half hour later than I, so I got to sit in my nice warm car and make unpleasant areas of my body all swampy. But she jumped my car and I made it home safely, so I suppose there are worse things that can happen. Who knows? Maybe God was sparing me from some horrible auto accident. Either that or he heard Rhett’s prayers and just decided to eff with me a little.
The day started well and we had good sales, so things weren’t a total wash. I decided to make a quick stop by Savers on the way in to work just to see if they had any new old games on the shelf. Man, did they ever! I ended up snagging quite a few games from assorted systems for .99 cents to 1.99 apiece, but the crowing grab was a black label (as opposed the green Playstation Hits labels) copy of Castlevania Symphony of the Night. It was complete and the disc was pristine! Also nabbed Donkey Kong Classics for NES, which made me pretty happy. Among the other titles were a completely new and factory sealed copy of Incredible Crisis for PS1, some new copies of Urban Yeti and Pinball of the Dead for Gameboy Advance. Good stuff. I plan on Keeping Castlevania and Donkey Kong, but I’ll probably sell the rest. That makes twice in two weeks I have scored retro gold at the local Savers store. And would you like to know why? Hmmmmm? Because I knew a guy who was looking for two games I had. He wanted them for his girlfriend, and I sold them to him for cost plus shipping just to be a nice guy. I said to him “I’ll let you have them for cost because I could use the Karma.” Karma responded by dropping gaming gold in my lap, Rhett Peterson. Karma. It’s a thing. Yes it is. No, you’re dumb. It is too a thing. Uh huh. Is too. Whatever. Pssssh.
That said, I’ve never actually played SOTN. My college roommate had a PS1 and he spent so much time playing that game, so I was still relatively familiar with it. You know what? That game holds up really well! The voice acting is garbage, but it’s a pretty game even by today’s standards!
I hate to hear that Doc Jason bailed on the show for part B. I would say that means it won’t be Hobbitized, but with Rhett still in the mix that is no guarantee. I guess I’ll know tomorrow or whenever it is y’all get around to uploading the show. I’m going to pause the writing of this email for now, and hopefully by the time I finish it I will have watched Justice League Gods and Monsters. The trailer makes it look pretty good, but we shall see.
Okay…on a completely random note, I upgraded my laptop to Windows 10. I’ve played with it for all of 10 minutes so far, so I don’t have much of an opinion as of yet. I will say the install process from download to finish took well over 3 hours, which to me is crazy long for an OS upgrade. It keeps pressuring me to sign in and use this One Drive nonsense. It is some sort of cloud storage, and honestly, I am rabidly ANTI-Cloud. I prefer to keep my documents and files local and stored on a hdd or other physical media device. Hopefully there is a way to disable that part. From watching the videos about 10, it made it look like you could use Cortana just by speaking her name. I’ve tried that many times already. She either doesn’t respond like that or she is just ignoring me. If she’s like most other women in my world, it’s probably the latter. One thing it kept from 8 that irritates the crap out of me is having to sign into your Microsoft account in order to unlock your device. Again, there may be a way around that but I haven’t messed with it enough to find out yet. As for the new Microsoft browser…it seems alright. I’ll probably just keep using Firefox out of habit, though.
I am not even sure why I hopped onboard the 10 train, to be honest. My only explanation is morbid curiosity more than anything. If I end up not liking it, I will just downgrade back to 7 Ultimate. I was running 8 since it came preinstalled on my laptop. To tell the truth, I never hated 8 like so many people did. It had some irritating issues, like having to install a third party start button (which works wonderfully, btw) but I have to say I’ve endured far worse operating systems. My first pc came equipped with M.E. if that tells you anything. I also went through the Vista rodeo. So to me, 8 was reliable and stable. I didn’t like it as much as 7, but I always felt like the hate it gets is irrational.
Well, I am at work, so I’ll end this for now. I hope you two gentlemen have a fantastic show tonight.
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