Posts Tagged ‘Half-Life

20
Oct
07

Gay wizards. In related news… who #$%ing cares?

Courtesy icanhascheezburger.com

Apparently, fictional wizard Albus Dumbledore, from the Harry Potter book series, is gay.

See for yourself. (click)

Is it just me, or is this pretty much a pointless move for author J.K. Rowling to have made? Dumbledore’s sexuality never comes into play in the books. He’s a teacher, for cryin’ out loud, and they’re supposed to be pretty much asexual in the minds of their pupils to begin with.

Not everyone likes her work, Rowling said, likely referring to Christian groups that have alleged the books promote witchcraft. Her news about Dumbledore, she said, will give them one more reason.

Ya know, Jo, you’re sure not making it easy for me and my fellow Christian Harry Potter apologists… This feels like the tremendous dump that George Lucas took on my head with the “Only a Sith deals in absolutes” line from SW III.

So much for trusting your teachers…

I hate popular media. No more books and movies for me, thanks. Imma’ go play more Half-Life 2 now, kthxbb.

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10
Oct
07

Study hard, win video games!

There is no such thing as useless knowledge.

Last night I found myself downloading two free games: Half-Life 2 and H-L 2, Episode 1. I got them by writing a haiku:

“Jolly Roger” by johnseeking

buy the game again
black box isn’t coming out
corporate piracy

Yeah, it’s not that good. But apparently, not enough people at the forum where I posted it either cared to win the prize, OR not enough people felt like they knew enough about haiku to write one. Good lord… it’s haiku, for pete’s sake. Anybody can do it.

I once had a haiku duel with a student. We filled an entire whiteboard with smack-talk in the form of haiku. I claimed victory, because the lad finally added one too many syllables in his last entry.

Knowledge IS power, kids. And by “power,” I mean it can net you lots of swag.

Woo-hoo.

(I once found a web page filled with haiku about CornNuts, no lie. Amazing. Can’t find it now, though. Sad day.)




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