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Sickday.

My son is a plague vector, Patient Zero.  We were vectors one and two.  Therefore, I am not blogging today other than this:
The key point to remember is this one screenshot from the Big World below.  (h/t to alert co-worker Inscrutable Half-Breed)

 

And at the XKCD link below – you have to WORK for these goodies –

Here is the day’s XKCD… If it doesn’t “work” then go to XKCD directly:  http://xkcd.com/1110/

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Update 2:

Hey, it’s “Let’s be a racist black man” Day!!!

An Ann Arbor elementary school principal used a letter home to parents tonight to defend a field trip for black students as part of his school’s efforts to close the achievement gap between white and black students.

Dicken Elementary School Principal Mike Madison wrote the letter to parents following several days of controversy at the school after a field trip last week in which black students got to hear a rocket scientist.

“In hindsight, this field trip could have been approached and arranged in a better way,” Madison wrote. “But as I reflect upon the look of excitement, enthusiasm and energy that I saw in these children’s eyes as they stood in the presence of a renowned African American rocket scientist in a very successful position, it gave the kids an opportunity to see this type of achievement is possible for even them.

“It was not a wasted venture for I know one day they might want to aspire to be the first astronaut or scientist standing on the Planet Mars.”

What, encouraging MY kids and inspiring them is somehow less important because they are white?   It is MORE important to inspire black kids because they are black?

That’s racism.  Goes both ways dude, and that is a wonderful life lesson you’ve just given all of them.

The idea that the black kids would have their experience lessened by the presence of white kids is racism.

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Update:

Ok, we need to take our nation BACK.  The full article is linked there – I suggest you go read it on the NBC site.

Students Kicked Off Campus for Wearing American Flag Tees?

GEORGE KIRIYAMA  Thu, May 6, 2010

On any other day at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Daniel Galli and his four friends would not even be noticed for wearing T-shirts with the American flag. But Cinco de Mayo is not any typical day especially on a campus with a large Mexican American student population.

Galli says he and his friends were sitting at a table during brunch break when the vice principal asked two of the boys to remove American flag bandannas that they wearing on their heads and for the others to turn their American flag T-shirts inside out. When they refused, the boys were ordered to go to the principal’s office.

They said we could wear it on any other day,” Daniel Galli said, “but today is sensitive to Mexican-Americans because it’s supposed to be their holiday so we were not allowed to wear it today.”

The boys said the administrators called their T-shirts “incendiary” that would lead to fights on campus.

How is it that THEIR holiday supercedes our rights here in America?  Time to send them all packing.

Then one student says this:

Freshman Laura Ponce, who had a Mexican flag painted on her face and chest, told the Morgan Hill Times that Cinco de Mayo is the “only day” Mexican-American students can show their national pride.

Laura, your national pride, you little twit, should be aimed at your country.  You’re either American or Mexican – pick one but I think I speak for a lot of American when I say you can’t be both.

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A good friend, Enas Yorl… I worry about him.

He’s a WoW Zombie.

No, I don’t actually worry about him.  He’s a big boy.  It’s fun to pretend that I’m worried for his well-being – but he pops up every now and then.  He’s good.

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Note:  I had put an anti-troll disclaimer up at this very spot but then read McGoo’s response to Troll Tessa, and thought “Damn, the wind ‘neath my wings… I will persevere!  I will survive!

Clubbing virtual seals.  Oh.  My.  God.  This sounds like so much fun.  It almost makes me want to join up with Enas Yorl and hurt furry wittle things.

You getting this?  PETA is engaged in activist behavior against KILLING VIRTUAL SEALS IN A VIRTUAL UNIVERSE.  Pictured is a screenshot of one of these virtual World of Warcraft seals:

baby-seal

A co-worker whom I shall refer to as Laconical Pup had this to say about it:

Killing the seals yields Chilled Meat, which is used in a wide variety of foods.  And yes, those with the skinning profession can take skin dead seals, which can give them either leather or fur, either of which may be used (along with several other reagents) in the crafting of epic leather armor.

It’s also worth noting that these seals are level 68-69 and have around 7,500 hit points, and they respond aggressively to anyone that comes within their range.  If you don’t treat them like the dangerous predators they are, they’ll kill you.

Yep, that sure fits the image above, doesn’t it?

As I delved more into it over at IGN:

A post on the PETA website attempts to rally the PETA forces to protest the slaughter of seals in World of Warcraft. The protest is to take place on the WhisperWind realm in the Howling Fjord zone, where baby seals live on glaciers. The poster points out that you must be at least level 70 in order to participate in the campaign, which is set for Saturday, April 11, at 1:00 PM ET. Protest guy writes:

That’s right, gamers, get ready: This Saturday, World of Warcraft (WoW) players will have the opportunity to combat a team of four Horde seal killers. We need your help to stop them from bashing in the heads of any more seals!

Thrall refused to ban the slaughter of seals, despite multiple requests from the Alliance to do so, because Orgrimmar stands to make a large profit from the fur.

Activists from across the Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor are banding together to put a stop to the atrocious seal slaughter. Anyone who slaughters baby seals for their fur must surely be in service to the evil Lich King.

If you wish to go mock a fruitcake at PETA, go here.  Hell, if you wish to mock a PETA fruitcake you can stay right here and do it!  I’d love to hear your best I screwed with a PETA fruitcake by ________” essays!

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Want to know who your real enemy is?  Guys like Juan Williams who want to make you helpless and feel smugly superior while arguing for it.

He thinks that by taking away guns it’ll somehow actually make them go away.  Idiot.

There’s no shortage of carbon-copies/xeroxes of him, either.

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Suicide Victim Jumps, Lands On NYC Shopper

Sorry, but there is no such thing as a suicide victim.  Nor a suicide bomber.  There are “successful suicide pilgrim” and “killers”, though.

I’ve got two family members that committed suicide.  There’s no such thing as a suicide victim, sorry.  The kid she landed on is another story.

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How disingenuous can you get?  Pretty darned, if you are Russia.  And Obamessiah is naive enough to buy it.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev admitted to President Obama during their summit meeting last week that American intelligence estimates … have been more accurate than Russia’s…

…  Moscow is now said to be open to “much more severe” punishment for Tehran if the regime there persists in enriching uranium into 2010.

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Obameh.  Did he bow or didn’t he?  Meh.  I wanna know if Obama really gave Abdullah a Chiabama Pet™ as a greeting gift.

chiabamaNext on his list would probably be Green Slime™ or Pop Rocks™.  I notice Obama tends to give gifts that he himself enjoys and is less so interested in matching gifts to the person.

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