Infested created a discord for us ages ago but we rarely used it unless something was wrong with our TS. Discord has a native app for Windows/iOS/Android, they’re working on a Linux client and they have a web version if all else fails. I enjoy it’s simplicity and ease of use but I dislike it’s bubbly, bulky interface. Time will tell. I’m not firing up the TS server again any time soon.

On This Day in History Repeats Itself

Today, in 1429, Joan of Arc listened to the voices in her head and led the relief of Orleans. 433 years later, the Union captures New Orleans in the Civil War. Just 83 years later, still on the same day, Hitler married Eva in a civil ceremony. And, of course, just 66 years after that Prince William and “The One That’s Not Pippa” married in a wedding ceremony. The Middleton coat of arms is adorned with three acorns (slipped and leaved) which, of course, are also featured on the Orleans coat of arms that Joan of Arc helped liberate. Thus proving, once and for all, that time is a circle set on repeat.


It’s a time to be thankful and grow beards to somehow raise money for butt and ball cancers (I assume for a cure, otherwise….yeesh!).  The extra hair on the face serves as a reminder to have their hairy butts and balls inspected by a certified professional.  Also, there is the wide spread slaughter and consumption of turkey flesh this month.

Europeans named the turkey ‘turkey fowl’ as they incorrectly thought they were related to a type of bird that comes from Turkey.  The name stuck, as Europeans were preoccupied with the genocide and subjugation of a couple continents worth of people to issue a correction.  You can excuse the oversight, though, because eventually this all leads up to… FOOOTBALL!

As we approach  the payoffs in Ranger Squad Fantasy Football Season 11 Thorn, Chilly, Pip, shruew and one outsider are all vying for the 4 playoff spots with three more teams just two games out with two weeks to go.  This is turning out to be one of the tightest seasons ever!

The Time Of Spookiness is Here

October – the weather gets colder and the need for frights gets bigger.  I started off the season by watching Annabelle. A movie that challenges age old traditions that should have been stopped years ago.

No, not the tradition of giving expensive devil dolls to expecting mothers – that’s just common sense.  Everyone knows that on the rare chance that the devil doll goes all evil on you a recent acquaintance will suddenly develop a need to sacrifice themselves for you seemingly out of nowhere with little motivation established.  It’s a cornerstone of the high priced devil doll economy.  (One thing I liked about the movie – they really establish the fact that devil dolls are very expensive).

I’m talking, of course, about cooking Jiffy Pop on an electric range.  It’s a well established fact that cooking Jiffy Pop on an electric range is a silent, odorless, hard to spot killer.  One second it’s cooking – the next – your house is well over half destroyed by fire.  With the majority of all house fires started this way, it’s a shame that it’s still on the market and damning evidence of the Koch brother’s financial propping up of Big Popcorn.

The movie ends with the most chilling thought of all — that Jiffy Pop is still out there.



State of July Awareness Day

I don’t believe in conspiracies.  I’m sorry, but Obama hasn’t been showing his weakness on the world stage in order to enable Russia to shoot down a Dutch airliner full of AIDS researchers just to throw the Republicans off of his Benghazi tracks.  He did it because of Obamacare.

Still, sometimes the evidence is just to clear to ignore.  July 22nd is National Ratchatcher’s day celebrating the Pied Piper of Hamelin that lured millions of rats out of Germany.  What did he do with all these rats?  Well, I’ll give you a hint – July 23rd is National Hot Dog Day.

In other news …  Fantasy Football is once again coming soon!