I joined Gamespot on June 16 2004.
in Instand ReKall of admins.
that was about the same time Bethany Massimilla started here.
Remeber those days? the glory days of Gamespot when
BethanyM was the community manager and CJayC was at GameFAQs!
when the boards merged she had admin powers on both sides
which were rarly used since she really was a link between the moderators
and CJayC but she was a more prolific poster and seen as an invader from
GS so when a popular GFAQer got banned for flaming Beth got blamed and
even after she was soley the Gamespot admin and CJayC posted that the
rumor was false and she never banned or evern modded GameFAQers they
always blamed and feared her.
Bethany was held in lower esteem at GameFAQs than the community here
has ever held any of our moderators, any of them you can name!
There was even a Make a BethanyM Mask day held in GF!
we liked and respected her in Gamespot even more probably because of the
way the GameFAQers disrespected our admint.
Jody came along to give her some assistance...then ........
and so it goes......now we only wonder how long Syn will say with us!!!
I will be leaving.
for the weekend, gone from Thurday thourh Saturday for Father's Day.
eh, don't get your hopes up GSers......
like a Brad...I mean bad penny ...I'll be back.
hell Brad Penny just flopped in a bid to pitch with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks
I remember when he pitched for the Dodgers I was making
Jake and the Fatman Joe Penny jokes when started to mess up so bad.
**I know what many guys would have said but mess up says it just as well""
it takes a little extra effort to use the curse words and you don't know
who you are going to offend. I am aware that many and maybe most
people don't care but I also realize that a few of my friends are offended
by such language and it does not take any effort to avoid using it.
with a dash of research one finds that the esteemed Reg Smyth was himself
a northerner and made Andy Capp from his own home town of Hartlepool.
So when Andy boarded a bus for the United supporters ....it was for the
Hartlepool Football Club.
I had assumbed Man U because for the last few seasons whenever you hear
United it is always Man U they are screaming about.
It does get tiring for those of us who are long time fans of other clubs.
(ask if I'm sorry to see the last of Sir Alex/Alec bad tempered cry baby)
and further more in "The Cigarette Book The History and Culture of Smoking"
leading off the chapter on Wills Woodbine is the following quotation:
"The history of Woodbines has glided over the last 120 years from the sylvan
glades to the rather glummer world of Andy Capp."
I remember decimalization and I could not believe it when I heard an Englishman
refer to 5 bob as the equivalent of 5 pence.
He does not remember what "real" money was and/or didn't bother to equat
it to the modern equivalent.
a bob was a quarter of a pound - a half crown - 10 shillings - 60 pence.
I stand corrected a bob was a shilling or 1/20 of a pound I feel embarrassed.
it is very simple and also a beautiful tradition I wish that had never been changed.
why the rush to decimalization?
this happened about the time I graduated high school and I still have a nice
stock of farthings, halfpenny, penny, tuppence, sixpence, halfcrown, crown, shilling.
I do not have a groat though
I was reading my Andy Capp books. I have 6 of them with publish dates from
1965 through 1986 and I've wondered about one thing.
found a seventh Andy Capp book . from the late 60s, early 70s.
in a 1975 cartoon I notice him getting on a United Supporters bus so I reckon
the writer was a fan of Man U before they became the big deal they are now.
and he always has a cigarrette dangling from the corner of his mouth.
is it a Park Drive or a Willie Woodbine?
since he reminds me of Onslow from Keeping Up Appearances in many ways
I'm going to guess at Woodbine the smoke of the common man.
about 1980 I spent 60 USD for a set of darts which at the time was around £110.
I was making good money then.
the inflation calculator said $60 / 1980 is worth 170 today.
and $60 2013 dollars would be 21 dollars in 1980.
in 1980 the pound was almost twice the value of the dollar and
it is getting there once again.
I also got a couple of sets of Union Jack flights..
my partner in the darts league was in the RAF - we met at work because I was
assigned to them
and one of the few Yanks who could play a decent game of darts and the only
one who knew Snooker.
I see people complaining about their work and some times their first jobs
fairly often on the forums here so I thought I would share my first work experience.
just to show that what you are doing might not be so very awful.
my first 'real job' was at a worm farm
when you buy a tub of worms for fishing remember someone picked them out
of the horse or cow manure and counted out 50 to a box.
also you have to make sure not to disturb the worms who are connected by slime
they are 'mating'
Then I advanced to a chicken ranch and moved from handling horse manure to
shoveling chicken crap. what a huge promotion
speaking of jobs Americans are not willing to do
Did anyone else pick tomatos during the summer?
that is back breaking work and the pay is not that good but some times
there isn't much else available.
Farm work has never been a high paying job...did spend half year helping
with chores for a farmer in between real jobs...you get fed and what ever he can pay
but they don't have a lot of cash on hand. The full time hand that lived
on the place would walk to Trowbridge two weekends a month to have a few beers.
THEN I finally got a real job that paid a decent wage as a janitor.
that was my first real job.
I won't say when this all was.
Trowbridge now has about 200 people - at the time there was just one building
With the news that Ford Australia is closing shop after 85 years because they now
feel that their business is no longer sustainable.
Holden is the only producer of automobiles left, will they now be in better shape?
After all they do have a history of fantastic trucks, utes and cars.
not to mention the absolute best advert of all time.
Should have taken a lesson from the Balkans!
Look at this crackpot idea that we had in 1920 of abolishing individual
nations and putting them together under the Yugoslav flag.
It led to disaster and the EU has sadly made the same tragic mistake.
It is only now becoming obvious to everyone.
Except the U.K. who didn't want any part of it in the first place.
and Germany who is the only nation who has prospered from the Eurozone.
belongs in this topic....the Eurozone has long qualified for joke status
Husband - Aaah! ...At last! I can hardly wait!
Wife - Do you want me to leave?
Husband - No! Don't even think about it.
Wife - Do you love me?
Husband - Of course! Always have and always will!
Wife - Have you ever cheated on me?
Husband - No! Why are you even asking?
Wife - Will you kiss me?
Husband - Every chance I get!
Wife - Will you hit me?
Husband - Hell no! Are you crazy?!
Wife - Can I trust you?
Husband - Yes.
Wife - Darling!
AFTER MARRIAGE: read from bottom to top.
FOR fans of X-Factor:
Cowell wants body frozen after death'
British rescue operation.
Use stealth tactics to get into the enemy building.
Use silenced weapons and gas to disable combatants and avoid detection.
Rescue victim quickly and without taking any casualties.
American rescue operation.
Roll up in Hummers, because they are cool. Throw grenades at building
until everyone inside is dead, because explosions are f''ing cool.
Drag corpse of person you just 'rescued' out of the rubble.
stick American flag in the remains then the survivors make a high five.
Prince Charles decided to take up jogging.
Every day, he'd jog past a hooker standing on the same street corner.
He learned to brace himself as he approached her for what was almost certain to follow.
"One hundred and fifty pounds!" she'd shout from the curb.
"No! Five pounds!" He would fire back, just to shut her up.
This ritual between him and the hooker became a daily occurrence.
He'd run by and she'd yell, "One hundred and fifty pounds!"
He'd yell back, "Five pounds!"
One day, Camilla decided that she wanted to accompany her husband on his jog.
As the jogging couple neared the working woman's street corner, Prince Charles realised she'd bark her 150 pound offer and Camilla would wonder what he'd really been doing on all his past outings.
He figured he'd better have a good explanation for his wife.
As they jogged into the turn that would take them past the corner, he became even more apprehensive than usual.
Sure enough, there was the hooker.
He tried to avoid the prostitute's eyes as she watched the pair jog past.
Then, from her corner, the hooker yelled, "See what you get for five pounds, you tight bastard?!"
mistake on the BBC News online.
The headline said that Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall had broken a leg but
the photo alongside was of Shergar.
Scientists have shown
that the moon is moving away at a tiny, although measurable distance from the earth every year.
If you do the maths, you can calculate that 85 million years ago the moon was orbiting the earth at a distance of about
10 metres from the earths surface.
This would explain the death of the dinosaurs. The tall ones, anyway.
Medal of Honour has been described as the most controversial game ever
because there's a level where you have to shoot Yanks in Afghanistan.
So, you play as an American then?
Afghans are unable to understand or comprehend such a violent massacre.
A lone gunman running around executing people for no reason.
Americans learn about this in school.
They should have captured Bin Laden alive and made him
continually go through airport security for the rest of his life.
I think its great that female pilots are dropping bombs on the Taliban.
It would be even better if they dropped pamphlets that said:
'This bomb was brought to you by Jenny,
who is naked and enjoys drinking, smoking and premarital sex.'
David Richards,40, from Caerwys snaps photo of UFO in back garden!
Well sir if you say it's a UFO then you have identified it making it an FO,
if it's landed in your back garden it's not flying thus making it an O.
So David, you have succesfully managed to take a photo of an object in your garden.
whether or not you liked metal, the found of Slayer will be missed.
he wrote some of their best stuff.
Jeff's liver failure was a result of :
"necrotising fasciitis" a flesh eating disease as a reult of a spider bite.
it was two years ago he got the bite. In the past I never worried about spiders,
the bites even of widows can be a bit annoying but never made me sick.
this is something though that gives you pause.
don't know what kind of spider because Jeff was having a couple beers while
kicking back in his hot tub one day when he noticed the bite afterwards.
he checked into the doctor when his arm got hot and the skin started corrupting.
the nurse what it was right away.
many people haven't noticed that they weren't on stage as much the last year or two.
because when the musicians get older the fan base often moves on.
Slayer has been playing for more than 30 years and the band member are nearing 50.
Jeff was 49 which while not old for this day and age, he should have had years left.
it is considered old for a rocker.
My collection includes some English coins from the World War 2 era and before.
I have the farthings, halfpenny, penny, tuppence, groat, and a sixpence.
half crown and shilling.
I believe a thrupence is the only coin from the '38 to '45 time frame I don't have.
one of my great uncles worked with the RAF years before I did and brought back
some interesting stories and a bag of coins.
I have some French and Morroccan vichy scrip and Japanese rupees issued for
and Iranian bills from the time time of last two Shahs.
also Spanish, Mexican, Argentine, and Canadian.
I still have some Mexican, Canadian, Filipino, Australian, and Korean money.
lots of Canadian coins....I used them in coke machines when I was a kid
but I'm only listing the old things that are in my collection.
I was playing a video game on my PC.
when all of a sudden the screen when black for a second.
I'm not worried because it does that from time to time in some games.
But then.....the dang thing goes to the desktop and starts go log off!
I forgot that this morning is the weekly scheduled time for my computer to install updates,
SO it simply turned off my game while I was playing because it was time to install the updates
that had been saved up for the week.
AARRRGGHH!!!! I set it up for 3 in the morning on Wednesday so this won't happen.
and then I can't sleep so I start playing a couple games and get caught in the middle
it is funny when I think about it......who plays video games at 2 or 3 in the morning?
I play all night some times but the one hour a week that I can't use my computer...
I can't remember to use a console
I list this as humour but at the time it was not funny
I saw this meme and remembered a first date I once took out dancing.
who a couple of days showed up at my apartment...
and walked in with a couple of suitcases
took them to my bedroom and unpacked.
I started to talk .......
and she said thank you for something or other.
I don't know what I would have done if you hadn't come along.
but she was all sweet and normal when my mom visited.
so of course my mom loved her and I had to be careful -
my mom hated most of the girls I liked.
I came acrosss Crazy girlfriend mems and was reminded of someone from my past.
for those who can't see the photos here are the captions on them
Each on shows the overly attached girl photo with the following captions:
1> Great first date.
My Uhaul's parked outside.
2> I changed my anme to yours
We can get married tomorrow
3> You love me
but you just don't know it yet
4> I don't think of us as "Not yet engaged"
I think of us as "unofficially married"
5> I'm so glad you stayed
are the ropes too tight?
6> I remember when I first met you.
It was two years before you met me.
With the New ToU I thought you guys and some of the girls might like to see
some of my favourite cameltoe photos:
this is the prettiest cameltoe.
that is a nice camel but I've seen more attractive toes
looks like the toes are still rather sore from having the camel added.
OK so this is cameltoes tattoos, you don't really think I'd display the other at GS
Should be an excellent film.
considering the awards already won I predict Oscar for Blancanieves.
one of the stars,Maribel Verdú, is an actress I already like.
I remember her especially from Y Tu Mamá También
which was made made a few years age, about the Vicente Fox rose to power.
and in fact that is part of the story, one of the rare times that the PRI lost an election
is an important part of modern Mexican-North American history.
You don't see her around much on Gamespot because she is working long hours.
selling perfume and also running a blog about her expertise regarding cosmetics.
visit the blog of my GS daughter and check it out.
I think most of us have blogspot or yahoo to follow with.
Chrome or Firefox have google/bing translator options for the page if you need help.
Q. Have you heard about the new super-sensitive condoms?
A. They hang around after the man leaves and talks to the woman.
Q. How do you make you boyfriend scream durin sex?
A. Call him and tell him!
Q. A man noticed that his credit card had been stolen but didn't report it.
A. The thief was spending less then his wife.
Q. How do men sort out their laundry?
A. Dirty, and dirty but wearable.
Q. Why is a pap smear called a pap smear?
A. Would you girls go have them if they were called ***** scrapes?
Q. What do you call kids born in whorehouses?
A. Brothel sprouts.
Q. How do you know when your cat's done cleaning himself?
A. He's smoking a cigarette.
Q. How do you know when you are getting old?
A. When you start having dry dreams and wet farts.
Q. Did you hear about the flasher who was thinking of retiring?
A. He decided to stick it out for one more year!
Q. How do you get a nun pregnant?
A. Dress her up as an alter boy.
Q. What's the difference between a new husband and a new dog?
A. After a year, the dog is still excited to see you.
Q. What do a **** an anniversary, and a toilet have in common?
A. Men always miss them.
Q. Why is sleeping with a man like a soap opera?
A. Just when it's getting interesting, they're finished until next time.
Q. How do you find a blind man in a nudist colony?
A. It's not hard.
Q. Why does a bride smile when she's walking down the aisle?
A. She knows she's given her last blow job.
Q. What do you call an adolescent rabbit?
A. A pubic hare.
Q. Did you know they just discovered a new use for sheep in New Zealand?
Q. What did the girl say to her swimming instructor?
A. "Will I really drown if you take your finger out?"
description of photos for those who can't see them:
1. a short poem..
Last night I saw upon the star
a little man who wasn't there
He wasn't there again today
He must've been the CIA.
2. Next to a door is this sign..
38 days since the last time someone reset this sign!
3. over a drawing of a girl talking to a guy.
"When I got used to my regular nightmares my subconcious got creative"
"Please don't wake up, I don't want to die!"
4. this is a Barbie and Ken in the bathroom.
Barbie with nothing on sitting on 'the pot' with a newspaper while
Ken is standing in his boxer shorts brushing his teeth
a plastic cat in on the floor between them licking himself.
some of the barbie/ken creations on teh internetz are rather clever.
I'm leaving for a few days to visit my father.
and sisters...two of them live nearby
they live across the street from each other
about 7 kilometres (a bit over 4 miles) up the mountain from my dad.
the weather is usually similar there to what is here in the valley.
most often a little warmer down here and less rain.
also they get snow when we have rain
and by the way Happy Norooz which I'll miss
i won't be back until the First Day has come and gone
I was out sick for a little over a week.
work piled up ....... I have to take down the shelves and clean up the outside
so the house can get painted.
the roofing got finished while I was in bed so this will have the place fixed up.
I fixed the fence last summer so that will be alright for another year or so.
if anyone is wondering ..vertigo from head trauma -
those of you that have had a concussion or experience a migraine aura.
know the feeling...it rarely lasts for this long.
Also inner ear damage from another time that left me almost deaf on one side.
I'm not complaining - the problems are rare and controlled by meds.
On the whole I have more trouble from hay fever and allergies.
it is good to be back - missed this blinkety blank place and all you lovely people
(for those who can't see them I put descriptions under the photos)
because a comedian took 25% of of the vote.
Beppo Grillo which is a great name for a comic formed a party in protest of the
politicians who were ruining the economy of his country and by golly enough
people voted for his 'Five Star Movement' so neither the centre left or the
centre right parties could from a majority government!
TWO COMMANDMENTS ...COVER EVERYTHING.
(Chuck Heston as Moses holding the two tablets one says 'Be Cool' the other says:
Don't be an a hole that is a pretty good summary of all the commandments.
Good job Beppo but then I always thought that comdian and politician were
very similar job descriptions
The main difference it the comedian does not expect to be taken seriusly while
the politicians are performing a farce act as straight men and expect 'respect'
and high salary.
Kudos for knocking a few of the clowns out of power at least temporarily.
but after the next election they will be singing another verse of
'Send in the Clowns' when the new government is formed.
something that happens in each of our so called democracies.
a young man with wide open eyes standing in a crowd.
'Democracy made everything worst
but so slow that it looks like it made things better'