October 30th, 2006

bad motherfucker

I am gang of one

- Sorry for no Ludic Log updates over the weekend. I got busy doing a major freelance gig towards the end of the week, and then spent the weekend working on job stuff. I'll get around to it, er, someday. Maybe. BECAUSE I KNOW YOU ALL LOVE IT SO MUCH.

- Speaking of the weekend, I got in a fistfight and committed myself to an insane asylum! Unless that wasn't me.

- I've been reading all these articles, blog posts, newspaper columns, and so on about the "imaginary economy" -- you know, the fact that something like a million dollars a day in real money gets spend on buying imaginary goods and services in World of Warcraft and Second Life and whatever the fuck those nerd jerkoffs are called. And they all talk about how some people have actually gotten really rich selling these wholly intangible items online, and how the government now thinks so much money is being spent thus that they're trying to come up with a tax structure for it, and the like. And every time I hear about that, I think, BOY IT SURE IS GOOD WE DON'T RAISE TAXES, HA HA! WE WOULDN'T WANT THE GOVERNMENT SPENDING OUR MONEY ON SOME BULLSHIT LIKE EDUCATION OR THE ENVIRONMENT OR HELPING POOR PEOPLE, WHEN WE CAN DO MORE IMPORTANT STUFF WITH IT OURSELVES LIKE BUY AN IMAGINARY SHIRT FOR OUR WORLD OF WARCRAFT GUY, OR PAY THE MORTGAGE ON THE IMAGINARY LAND WE BOUGHT TO BUILD A SEX CLUB IN SECOND LIFE! Seriously, man: I'm not in any way saying that the bullshit I spend my money (ha ha, what money? on is noble or useful or anything but a big geek stroke-off to keep my mind occupied until I die in a gutter, but 500 years from now, some future version of Charles Mackay is going to write an updated version of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, and the fact that we spent millions of dollars on imaginary real estate is going to get five whole chapters in the "America: What the Fuck Happened?" section.
hear ye hear ye

Poliday

You've all be so nice this year! Have a peanut butter Twix miniature!

Poll #856526 Monday Poll! Monday Poll! All good chiles gets Monday Poll!

If you could go back and live in any decade of the 20th century, which would you pick?

The turn of the century, because I love imperialism.
3(5.2%)
The teens, because I would like to die in a huge pointless war.
1(1.7%)
The twenties, because I like getting drunk illegally.
21(36.2%)
The thirties, because I hate everything about being alive.
1(1.7%)
The forties, because the problem with today's world is that there aren't enough genocides.
3(5.2%)
The fifties, because aaaaaay! Sit on it! Etc.
5(8.6%)
The sixties, because I am a filthy dirty hippie.
10(17.2%)
The seventies, because I enjoy being bored and mildly depressed.
4(6.9%)
The eighties, because that's when the world pretty much started to go to hell and I want to relive it.
3(5.2%)
The nineties, because I am very nostalgic for the extremely recent past.
7(12.1%)

Have you ever used a firearm?

I have fired a pistol.
3(5.2%)
I have fired a rifle.
5(8.6%)
I have fired a shotgun.
1(1.7%)
I have fired an automatic weapon.
0(0.0%)
I haven't, but I would like to.
11(19.0%)
I haven't, because I object to guns.
9(15.5%)
I am in your base, killing your dudes.
5(8.6%)

I would like to continue doing daily updates to the Ludic Log, but I am also thinking of doing NaNoWriMo this year. What should I do?

Continue to do the Ludic Log and don't do NaNoWriMo, because it is lame.
16(29.1%)
Focus on NaNoWriMo and don't do the Ludic Log, because it sucks.
0(0.0%)
Do both. It's not like you have a job or a life or anything.
18(32.7%)
Do neither. Nothing you do is worthwhile and I hate you.
3(5.5%)
Do your NaNoWriMo stuff ON the Ludic Log! Oh ho I am so clever!
18(32.7%)

How do you have to piss?

Like a normal human being.
4(6.8%)
Like a little girl.
2(3.4%)
Like a ten-beer drunk.
3(5.1%)
Like a racehorse.
8(13.6%)
Like a warhorse.
3(5.1%)
Like a horse that is racing to war.
0(0.0%)
Like a pretty little pony.
3(5.1%)
Like some other kind of horse.
0(0.0%)
Like a fire hydrant.
0(0.0%)
Like a rainstorm.
1(1.7%)
Like a water cannon.
1(1.7%)
I am a lady and I don't use to pee aye ess ess word. However, I need to tinkie-winkle like goddamn Niagara Falls.
2(3.4%)
I didn't need to before this poll question, but now I do.
17(28.8%)
I don't.
13(22.0%)
Seriously and for real, worst poll ever.
2(3.4%)

Tell me about your best/funniest/cleverest/sexiest/lamest Halloween costume.