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Omar: I'll do what I can to help y'all. But, the game's out there, and it's play or get played. That simple.

Dennis 'Cutty' Wise: The game done changed...
Slim Charles: Game's the same, just got more fierce.

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The Weekly OT #29

December 3, 2016
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The last couple of months, there has been a deluge of new “original” content on Netflix. Most of it has been stuff that I haven’t been interested in either because of the subject matter or lack of quality. Having praised them in the past for creating multiple consecutive hits, it has me wondering if they are diluting their brand. I can’t be sure if these next two entries are going to strengthen, or further weaken it.


And for those who like George Harrison and think he is underrated, there is this.

The Weekly OT #28

November 26, 2016
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Twitter. Wikipedia. Ridley Scott.

And, Episode One “Decisions” of the sublimely edited Rocket League – Journey To Greatness series went up over the weekend.

Conan Exiles

November 22, 2016
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There was nothing new on my wish list, until this morning. Conan Exiles is coming to Xbox. To be sure, I don’t know how they will be able to top the experience and support offered by Ark, but this is still amazing news. The people at work on this game know what they are doing (whether they will deliver with all that “knowledge” will be determined).

Sea of Thieves Insider Program

November 22, 2016
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“Join the Sea of Thieves Insider Programme, help steer the course of the game and put yourself in the running to play it early!”

There is survey that you have to complete, but it only takes about 5 minutes. Hopefully, we all get in early, and it starts soon. How awesome would it be if we could play it over the holidays! Sandy beaches and warm waves while it is snowing and cold outside. heh heh

The Weekly OT #26

November 20, 2016
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This past weekend, rED provided us with A New Hope. While the music is definitely appropriate, it isn’t just skillful editing, that is apparently what rED was actually listening to when he became Ken Dryden. I am hoping I can be more like him with the new Trainer.

Then, when I came across the National Geographic 2016 Nature Photographer of the Year Contest, I “dropped the mic”.😉

The Weekly OT #25

November 12, 2016
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This week I can share three great links.  First, the Iguana and the Snakes video below that went viral this past week.  The closest thing I have to a phobia is my fear/loathing of snakes; getting bitten was a recurring nightmare of mine, on almost a nightly basis, for much of my childhood.

Second, it must be the science/math lover in me that smiles when I read the following:

Theo Epstein overcame 108 years of history to build a championship team in Chicago. In the process, he ended baseball’s long-running analytics war by proving that an objective, data-driven approach can change the game.
…If it wasn’t clear enough when Epstein ended Boston’s title drought 12 years ago, it should be abundantly clear today: An objective, data-driven view can change the world. It can laugh at omens. It can spit in the face of curses. It can whistle past the graveyards of games past, whether it be a Game 6 in 1986 or a Game 6 in 2003. It can beat Cy Young winners in the playoffs. It can get up off the mat after a 3–1 series deficit in the championship round, just like it once did after a 3–0 series deficit in the ALCS. It can overcome lucky bounces, and two-run wild pitches in Game 7 of the World Series. It can do what a previous Cubs team couldn’t, and bounce back after blowing a three-run lead in the eighth inning.The Curious Have Won

From Wikipedia (if one is in baseball, this looks pretty good on a resume):

On November 25, 2002, Epstein became the youngest general manager (GM) in the history of MLB when the Boston Red Sox hired him at the age of 28. In 2004, the Red Sox won their first World Series championship in 86 years and won another championship in 2007. Epstein resigned in October 2005, but was rehired as GM and executive vice president on January 24, 2006. On October 21, 2011 he resigned from his job in Boston to become president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs, who in 2016, went on to win their first World Series championship in 108 years.

And as a human being, he sounds pretty good, too.

And third, Malaria, on the ropes!

The Weekly OT #24

November 6, 2016
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I got nothin’.

OK, I can’t just leave it at that.  Clippers had a solid game against the Spurs, as did the Lakers against the Warriors (LOL!)  The Warriors have a whole season to find their stride, and they may well do so.  In fact, it is better to go into the playoffs just reaching your peak, rather than exhausted and on the verge of injury as they did last year.  I am still hugely disappointed that it isn’t the same team as last year, trying to turn things around.  They got rid of such a great bench, Mo Buckets included, who went to the Clippers!

Also, there is the NES Classic, for 60 bucks.  Now, if they would just release a ColecoVision machine.  I wanna play BurgerTime.  DOH!  There is a whole series of “Flashback”consoles, all around 50 bucks.  Gamers win.

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