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My Week 1 Upset Picks

I'm really excited for FOOTBALL to finally start tonight so I thought I would share my upset picks of the week. I go mainly by gut feeling and prejudice and I do no real research so don't get too mad at me. Make fun of me if you need to, I will probably agree with your assessment. Philadelphia versus St. Louis Line: -5 I'm not sold on the Dream Team personally. I know you shouldn't pay any attention at all to preseason, but Philly's O-Line looked pretty bad. I think if things come togethe

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SANCTIONS!

The other day I was asked to sanction this guy: http://www.cybernations.net/nation_drill_display.asp?Nation_ID=64408 for being a "nuke rogue". I check his nation/war screen and see this: http://www.cybernations.net/search_wars.asp?search=64408&Extended=1 Are you serious? Unfortunately, he's been sanctioned on most if not all colors, including my own, for not peacing out of a tech raid. Pretty sad, fellas. Also, to the "victims" of this dastardly "nuke rogue": Lose a lot of land for me, h

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News From the Front.

As the glorious armies of the nation of Wagglefka push ever deeper into Tyslandian soil, the High Command is holding a thick mustache event to watch the bombs drop LIVE. This is a BYOFB, yes that is Bring Your Own Frozen Burrito, party. Worry not about long lines for the microwave, let the irradiated soil "nuke" it for you! Those who take objection to the terms of participation, or arrive without mustache or frozen burrito will be summarily swirly-ed and their lunch money taken. In ot

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Biff Webster

 

Zelazny

Lord of Light is probably the best book I have ever read. If you've read it, isn't it awesome? I'm almost glad they never made that movie about it. If you haven't read it, you really need to get off your ass and do so.

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Science Fiction Movies: Isn't Space Scary Enough?

Today I took a chance on the movie Sunshine with Cillian Murphy, the dude who was in Fantastic Four and directed by the Slumdog Millionaire guy. The premise is interesting: the Sun is dying and 8 astronauts attempt to restart it by shooting a bomb the size of Manhattan into it. I'm unsure if the science behind it makes any sense but hey, that's what I like about Sci Fi in the first place is that it doesn't have to make sense all the time. Visually it is pretty awesome too and some of the dialog

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Biff Webster

 

Dwarf Fortress

I used to play Dwarf Fortress back before the Z axis was added and I recently got back into it after getting my first Angband victory. I got to tell you, it is the most addicting game I have ever played. Once you get over the sort of steep learning curve, it is serious fun. If you don't know what it is: http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/ or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwarf_Fortress My only real complaint with the game is that the code can bring your frame rate to a crawl once you get a lar

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Biff Webster

 

Science Fiction

I'm a huge fan of science fiction novels. The problem with this, is that it is hard to find good ones to read. I have searched unsuccessfully for years to find something as enjoyable as the Dune novels. Is there an author out there that compares to Frank Herbert? Other Sci fi that I feel are great: Heinlein: Stranger in a Strange Land, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, the Lazarus Long stuff. Asimov: Foundation was a good premise, but it got goofy near the end, much like the last couple Dune bo

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Biff Webster

 

Angband

I've been playing this rogue-like for a long time. I played Moria on my father's puke green screened Compaq "laptop". Moria may be the first video game I ever played although I'm not sure if the BASIC game Gorillas was first. I've never won and this may be why I still play. Has anyone played this gem and have you won? I mostly run Dwarf Priests or High-Elf Mages. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, think Diablo with ASCII graphics. It's a lot more fun than it sounds, believe me. Y

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