Archive for April, 2008

GTA IV Not Reviewed Here

April 30, 2008 2 comments

I can't believe this is now available, and I am without a system to play it. Yes, I could buy a new system, and this is the killer app (no pun intended) to drive new console sales. It was what I was waiting for.

But right now, I have a self-imposed boycott on excessive spending, and unless someone pays me real soon to write about video games, I can't justify the expenditure, when debt reduction is my current goal.

I feel the need to post, because GTA has been the source the majority of traffic to my blog. And most of those posts were written back when San Andreas was released, and they still bring in the most traffic here. The game has pull.

But right now, economics is getting the best of me.

I said right now…for now.

There is a PS3 beckoning me. I hear it. I feel it. It comes to me in dreams. It haunts me. It taunts me. I sense a disturbance in The Force each time a “10” is given in a review somewhere.

Like any addict, I can find a way to justify the purchase, but for now my line is drawn in the sand. I'm not exactly sure how that line in the sand thing works, whether it's me who crosses it, or if I wait for something to cross it, or if it has something to do with the tides, but right now it means I'm not buying Grand Theft Auto IV in the immediate future.

I am a freaking masochist. Reading Kotaku's not helping.

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Kudlow Heading to Fox

April 8, 2008 No comments

Ok…that title was a tease, but it would be the sort of premature announcement that Fox would make before a deal was actually announced, if the 2000 presidential election is any indication.

I tire of Larry Kudlow on CNBC. So today I contacted CNBC through their web site to complain. Does this e-mail go beyond the webmaster? I don't know. I had difficulty using the “Fast Message” feature today when I tried to contact the Fast Money guys about erroneously referring to Ravi Shankar as being deceased. Maybe I should have included that in my e-mail about Kudlow. That way if my message was being sent to the wrong person in one respect, they may have at least been the right person to fix something else. And then the next time someone else living is referred to as dead, I can save their asses live in real-time.

I have a ridiculous amount of work right now, and this post does not deserve the attention is getting. But yelling at the television, clearly wonderful for multi-tasking, alas, is not offering me any satisfaction. Not the way a one-sided rant on the Internets will anyhow.

So what follows is my complaint to CNBC, which did not include my prior dissatisfaction with Kudlow for crediting the stock market growth from 1982-2000 to Ronald Reagan. Yet most of that growth looked to occur from 1994-2000. I think Bill Clinton was president during that time.

Alright…I know most of the people who read this blog, (yes, the five of you) probably could care less about this, but this blog is my blog as the name implies, so I write what I write. Hmmm… Is that taken?

CNBC message begins

Please let Larry Kudlow go to Fox where he belongs. Enough of his protectionist rants against those who would like to keep jobs in this country. “Protecting” things is not such a bad idea when you are protecting working Americans who need jobs, as opposed to those like Kudlow who seek to protect the income of the folks who have enough riches that they don't need jobs. Those who live high on the hog off their dividends. I've heard him using the argument that more people own stock than ever before in this country, but that argument never includes what percentage of a typical working American's income is derived from their stock portfolio.

Perhaps Kudlow will be heading to Fox soon, where he will clearly be greeted with open arms. And for those Kudlow fans out there, I'm sure they have nothing to fear. Dennis Kneale would slide right into that role of supporting corporations and supply-side economics at all costs.

CNBC message ends

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Chase wouldn't lower my credit card interest rate today.

April 2, 2008 No comments

And when relating the story to a family member today, I couldn't help but be reminded of this scene from Fight Club.

And after seeing that again, I've found inner peace.

If you get Fight Club, then you'll get this post. If not, well then, just bask in the beauty of controlled implosions. No actual buildings were harmed in the making of the film.

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