Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Updated Gen Con 2010 Events

So here's the link to an old post about my (and Tom's) upcoming Gen Con events.  I edited it to cross out some canceled events and change POW events to Villains & Vigilantes or Lucha Libre.  Many of the "slots remaining" entries are now wrong.  Even if it's full, you've got a chance with the equivalent number of generic tickets and a bribe.  People often sign up for events at odd times (early morning, for instance) and then don't show, so that's always a good target.

Also, there's talk of an invite-only game of Villains and Vigilantes to be run back at the Looking Glass or in the open gaming area.

I'll probably be uploading pictures to this blog occasionally while I'm there.  They may or may not appear on Facebook.  The Facebook importer seems to get crazier and crazier as time goes on.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Bomb Threat!

How many times have I dreamed of this happening at other jobs?

edited to add:
Okay, this is funny.  One of the biddies upstairs called the bomb squad because a man walked in, left a briefcase in the lobby, and left.  So while we're all outside, jokingly accusing each other of masterminding the incident, coming up with ever-more elaborate schemes to explain why someone would blow up a building in Independence, Ohio, the squad is executing what must have been a hilariously dramatic briefcase-opening procedure.  Turns out that the offending accessory belongs to the semi-retired consultant who shares our office.  Most likely scenario seems to be that he forgot what he was doing and left it there by mistake.  Another terrorist threat neutralized thanks to the vigilance of the people!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Quote for the Day

Been watching Avatar: The Last Airbender on Netflix lately:

Sokka: Look! Can your fortunetelling explain that?
Villager: Hfft! Can your science explain why it rains?
Sokka: YES!  Yes it can!

Yes, I'm still in Book One.  Haven't seen the movie, either.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Salieri Sits in the Old Gum Tree

Go on. Mock me. Laugh, Kookaburra! Laugh!

That was not Kookaburra laughing, Father. That was God. That was God laughing at me through that obscene giggle. Go on, Signore. Laugh. Show my mediocrity for all to see. One day I will laugh at you.

Before I leave this Earth, Kookaburra, I will laugh at you.