Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Play Transformers 2 With Megan Fox

Very strange promotion, but apparently gamers can sign up to play our game with Megan Fox to promote the new downloadable content patch we're releasing. I'm 99% sure she will be terrible at it, but it will still be a fun treat for whoever gets to play. haha.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


This BBC opinion piece captures a lot of why I'm so annoyed at the idiocy the "Birther" movement shows about Americans. Barack Obama's citizenship is as proven of a fact as any other president's birth has been proven. People who are clinging to the notion that he might not be a citizen need to stop being morons.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

FUD: Health Care Reform

The amount of stupid misinformation going out about the upcoming health care reform legislation is astounding. It's on par with the claims that Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States. Ironically, John McCain really wasn't born in the United States (he was born in Panama), just nobody chose to attack his eligibility (he was born on a military base, so born a citizen).

Anyways, it's gotten to the point where folks have had to put up a website to clear up these ridiculous accusations. Honestly, why the hell would the proposed changes suddenly change the health care system into something drastically different from what it is now?

The government would gain some say into the services that you have access to. Is this so different from HMOs currently deciding what services you have access to? The difference is that HMOs are profit based organizations, so they are motivated to do what saves them money. I see government run health care as an improvement.

On top of that, they aren't planning on taking away your current health care options. They are adding an additional option. How is that taking away your freedom of choice? An additional choice is more freedom of choice if anything.

Turn on your brains, people.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Have You Ever Tried Composing Music?

The idea of coming up with a good new tune is pretty daunting to me. However, I stumbled across this cool flash application that lets you easily make non terrible sounding new tunes by filling in squares in a grid. I love it when technology becomes a tool to help bring people into the arts.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Asian-American President Of The United States?

A friend and I were talking some random politics when he joked that I should run for president. Age issue aside, I told him that I didn't think America was ready for an Asian-American president yet.

Currently, the highest ranking Asian-American in the U.S. government, in terms of presidential succession order, currently is Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke at tenth.

Prior to Obama's election, we had already seen the highly respected Colin Powell at Secretary of State, or fourth. Additionally, Obama had tons of circumstances helping make him electable: his amazing charisma, the general dissatisfaction for the current state of the economy created by his predecessor, as well as a very weak opposing ticket (i.e. a fairly respectable, old man who somehow managed to choose a bimbo to be next in line to succeed him).

An Asian-American presidential candidate will need something along the lines of those factors to stand a chance.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

The (Lack Of) Power Of Prayer

Do you believe prayer can cure a sick person? Don't be like this guy and let your sick daughter die. I feel terrible for the little girl and I hope her parents enjoy prison.