Sep. 1st, 2008


Sep. 1st, 2008 02:53 am
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The current edition of the Pairing List That Ate Fandom is up!

Well, that's one more thing off my to-do list. :)
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(It’s Christmastime, which is always hellish at our video game store. There is a giant line running all the way to the back of the store, and I am serving a young boy and his grandfather.)

Me: “Your total comes to $68.98.”

Customer: “What? That’s too high. That game was fifty dollars.”

Me: “Oh, the game is actually $59.99.”

Customer: “I told you I didn’t want any of your extra s***. I just want this game thing he wants.”

Me: “I’m sorry you misread the price sir, but that language in unacceptable in this store, especially with so many young people nearby.”

Customer: “You know what, I didn’t come in here for your attitude. I came in here to buy my stupid grandson’s stupid game!”

Me: “Then it’s $68.98…”

Customer: “These games are so absolutely stupid. You people waste your time and your money on this s***! You people are all fat and unemployed and pathetic! You game people need to get f***ing jobs!”

Another customer in line: “She’s doing her job right now, idiot.”

Another customer in line #2: “Get lost, jerk!”

Me: “That line behind you is composed of gamers, sir.”

(At this point, the entire lineup starts yelling at the guy that he’s a jerk.)

Customer: *flees the store*

(For the next half hour every single customer, most of them probably gamers, tells me that I don’t deserve that kind of treatment, and apologizes for him. It is easily one of the best days I’ve ever had at work.)

In summation, gamers are very protective of the person who supplies them with their crack. :)
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To rebut rumors, Palin says daughter, 17, is pregnant.

This stupid bullshit makes my head hurt.

A few things:

a.) I don't believe the conspiracy theory that Governor Palin's youngest child is actually her grandchild. Granted, she seems to have been a really skinny seven-months-pregnant woman, and I know American politics is a really dumb soap-opera-in-progress, but STILL.

b.) Having said that, that means that Governor Palin got on a plane to fly back to Alaska from Texas while leaking amniotic fluid during the last stages of a very high-risk pregnancy. Her husband's excuse? "You can't have a fish picker in Texas." I hate that it's a personal situation that I'm pointing at here, and yet there is nothing about any of the decisions involved in that situation that is NOT profoundly moronic.

c.) Having said all of THAT, Bristol Palin being pregnant NOW does not actually do much to rebut rumors that she might have been pregnant THEN. Quite frankly, considering the pro-life movement usually has no problem implying that teen moms are sluts, you'd think they would realize that acknowledging she's pregnant now might make people suspect it actually lends credence to the theory. (Note: It doesn't.)

d.) "The despicable rumors that have been spread by liberal blogs, some even with Barack Obama's name in them, is a real anchor around the Democratic ticket, pulling them down in the mud in a way that certainly juxtaposes themselves against their 'campaign of change,"' a senior aide said. Yes, because if the Daily Kos presents this theory, it obviously means that Obama's campaign has something to do with it. Say, when can we go after McCain's campaign for all of those blogs that imply that Obama is a secret explosive Muslim candy bar born in twenty-seven different countries?

e.) Why am I even talking about this poor kid? She's obviously been through enough crap. God, I'm starting to hate this election.


Sep. 1st, 2008 02:36 pm
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I have one more [ profile] apocalyptothon prompt left that ... well, I was supposed to write but I think the ficathon broke me this year. Anybody up for a last-minute pinch-hit? I certainly wouldn't expect you to do it by the end of the day just because I can't get my brain to work. *sigh*

If you can, just tell me what you can write off this list and I'll email you if you fit:

The apocalyptothon fandom list )

I just ... ugh. The more I stare at this, the less I think I can write any one of the fandoms I know in it.



Sep. 1st, 2008 03:08 pm
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Oh, my God, look at Halle Berry's baby girl! She's SO PRETTY. I mean, she's got one hell of a gene pool to work with anyway but oh, man, those eyes. They go gorgeously with her skin color.

This article about Rebecca Romijn's pregnancy cravings made me smile because of this: The couple is already thinking of names for the babies, who are due in winter. According to Jerry, one "definitely" could be Dolly, after singer Dolly Parton, a favorite of Rebecca's. Dude, I love that. First of all, Dolly Parton is AWESOME, and secondly I love when people give their babies old-fashioned names like Sally and Dorothy and whatever.

Hollywood's 5 Saddest Attempts at Feminism -- The article wins for pointing out the lame attempts but loses a LOT by quoting [ profile] _allecto_'s moronic rant about Firefly in the section about River. (Thankfully, they do call the article's author on that in the comments.)

8 Animals With Real Superpowers

5 Tips For Healthy Living from Batman and Joker

Also, the [ profile] apocalyptothon stories have been going up, and you should go read them and enjoy. :)
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... this is Unleash Your Story. It's to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Anybody can sign up just like I did. People pledge, you write (or read). My goal is 25,000 words. Let's see if I can pull it off. :)

Support my efforts!

Twenty-five thousand words in September. Heh.

Um, I'm going to need booze for this.
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... word counts on the stuff I have to work on this month.

Cut for length )
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The heavenly scent of steaks on the grill floating through my window while I'm going to be subsisting on Ramen and Kool-Aid for the next few days?




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