David Malki of the brilliant Wondermark comic today has an absolutely essential list of supernatural collective nouns. Now when I run a D&D game I will be able to tell the players they are being attacked by an audacity of gargoyles. Remember, knowing is half the battle.
Many of you are probably tired of last year’s big internet meme, Bears in Ill Fitting Hats, but David Malki wants to make sure we wrap it all up properly by telling the stories of the bears themselves. Yes I know they were everywhere and even your Grandmother is making Bears in Ill Fitting Hat references now, but I think it is nice to put a clean end on last year’s big meme.
First up, Wal-Mart has decided to turn off its DRM servers and screw its customers who bought from them. Just like Microsoft did and Yahoo did before them. Tell us again about how DRM is the safe way to buy.
Next up is the great hobby of reenacting. Rule one, only reenact with people who won’t really shoot you. I always thought this was an important rule.
Lastly we have my beloved Orioles who are coming off a truly dreadful season without prospects for much better anytime real soon. In many ways it was a typical season for them, an early hot streak to get the fans excited followed by a complete fade post All Star Game but this year was made worse for me by Tampa Bay doing great and a comment as the fade started by Brian Roberts along the lines of ‘We can’t play every game like a playoff game.’ This is certainly true, baseball’s long season is a marathon not a sprint, however that mindset spoken out loud gave me the impression that nobody was ever playing any game like it was for real so I stopped watching. Worst season for me as a fan ever. Anyhow, the Sun grades the players here, I am harder in my grading on the veterans than they are as I feel a lax attitude from them this year has hurt the many young players the O’s brought up and will slow them down even if they improve.
Edit: Just had to add that Wondermark today sums up my view on the rush to a financial ‘solution’ that the usual idiots are pushing.