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Not quite as awesome as that last one

This, on the other hand, is Luo Dan, a Chinese painter who has worn this deer’s head mask at work and play for four years (the headline says five, the article says “since 2009” — oh, you won’t fool me with your tricksy ways, Mister Smarty Headline Writer). He does this because…oh, let’s face it — painters the world over are balls-out crazy.

Check him out playing the bongos in his deer head.

Lame. I know. I was playing Skyrim tonight for the first time in months, and my quest encountered a glitch, so I’ve spent the evening chasing console codes. For you non-gaming folks, this occasionally happens in big, complicated games — the computer farts and a thing that is supposed to be there, isn’t. Or a person who’s vital to helping you do something dies unexpectedly. And then you have to reach into the switchbox, yank a few wires and raise somebody from the dead.

I was thinking. Playing Skyrim is like being Kim Jong Un. You sign up to a few magic classes at community college, next thing you know you’re Arch Mage of Everywhere. You slay dragons with your voice. You can kill anybody you like, steal anything you want, and everywhere you go, people gasp, “you! You are the one the prophecies foretold!”

No wonder the little porker is utterly mad. His real life is a video game. He prolly thinks he has a reset.


Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: April 3, 2013, 11:20 pm

RE: Lil Kim
The only pictures we’ve seen lately, he is surrounded by Old Generals who were probably loyal to his grandfather, who tolerated his father, and think lil Kim is the PR flack for the band. That doesn’t bother me. What I worry about is Obama trying to be the hero while protecting himself from any uh..er…well fallout, ya know what I’m sayin’ ?

Comment from dissent555
Time: April 3, 2013, 11:51 pm

I’ll be happy to help Lil’ Kim with his reset.

Comment from Poindexter
Time: April 4, 2013, 4:14 pm

The Skyrim/Kim Jong parallel is brilliant, in both the Murican and British senses. The big difference is that if I release a shout of power in Skyrim, nuclear missiles don’t launch in the real world.

Comment from David Gillies
Time: April 4, 2013, 5:20 pm

What spec PC do you need for Skyrim? Is it a sub $1000 machine? I don’t play games much but it looks fun. Trouble is I need to replace my Mac before I get a Windows machine for trivial stuff.

I wonder how many times in history a tyrant has made a seriously big mistake because everyone around him was terrified to tell him he was being a dick. Obama may be a petulant man-child, but at least if someone tells him something is a bad idea they’re not going to end up being shot in the Lubyanka basement.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: April 4, 2013, 5:34 pm

Over the years of my career I developed a series of rules of thumb to guide myself when swimming in unknown waters. One of the early and important ones was “Never believe your own propaganda “.

I am beginning to think no one has taught that to the boy-king.

Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: April 4, 2013, 7:35 pm

Ok, I’m mentally giggling at the juxtaposition of Lil’ Kim the aging, hyper-sexualized rapper and the man-child tyrant screaming “FUS RO DUH, bitches” at a map of the continental US with pictures of other hyper-sexualized female rappers taped to the East coast and West coast.

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: April 4, 2013, 8:08 pm

In Flight Simulator 1.1, you could fly your Cessna right through the Sears Tower.

Comment from J.S.Bridges
Time: April 4, 2013, 10:12 pm

“Obama may be a petulant man-child, but at least if someone tells him something is a bad idea they’re not going to end up being shot in the Lubyanka basement.”

I don’t know as I’d count on that too awful much –

There’s a pretty big basement, they say, under the WH – and Li’l Barky may welll have the potential (based on observation) to go considerably beyond “…petulant man-child…”

He is Da pResdinit, y’know.

Just sayin’…

Meanwhiles – Skyrim does look kinda fun…gotta check it out with my games-playin’ son, maybe.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 4, 2013, 11:04 pm

What makes Skyrim so fun is that it’s a really excellent open world game. They drop you in and you can do what you want. I mean, you can follow the storyline and play missions if you like…or you can hunt and fish and mine ore and make potions and forge armor and sell your shit in town and buy a house and some books and a horse and sit in front of an open fire and read and cook stew.

Really. There’s a cooking component.

It’s like real life, but with dragons and smiting.

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