Monday Musings…25 April 2016

It’s a nice quiet Monday after one hell of a busy weekend! Had to attend a retirement dinner for friends of family on Saturday, which entailed a bit of driving around in cruddy traffic. Portland, Oregon, has some of the worst traffic in the country, and Seattle isn’t much better! Trying to time how bad traffic will be at any given time, weekday or no, is next to impossible. Still, all of the hassle was worth it because I got my noms on hardcore: oysters and sushi at my two favourite places to go on the rare occasions we dine out! I’ll download and post the pics later; damned cell-phone update has my settings buggered, so I need to mess with it a bit!

Billy Paul: 1 December 1934 – 24 April 2016

I wanted to note the passing of a legendary singer, Billy Paul. He is best known for the hit song “Me & Mrs. Jones,” which a good friend of mine, Earl “The Pearl,” covered on a regular basis at a local karaoke hangout in Seattle. Billy Paul sang many other epic songs as well, so if you get a chance, look up a few of his other hits – I don’t think that you’d be disappointed!

Speaking of karaoke, did you know that yesterday marked the beginning of National Karaoke Week? I used to be a karaoke superstar in a way, LOL – one of the few singers that did service to that form of entertainment! Yes, I entered a few local (non-televised) contests, and yes, I won money! I wasn’t enough of a performer to win first place, but I definitely placed high enough on a regular basis that I had my own fan-following, LOL

Speaking of entertainment, I have supposedly gotten the notice of the gamer known as SypherPK – “he” has a comment waiting for publication, but I figured I’d go one better and dedicate a post solely to the comment, and my imaginary response, since it isn’t as if we’re having a standard dialogue! If such a major gaming celebrity took the time to notice my Random Ramblings and Myriad Musings, then tried to correct and “man-splain” The Elder Scrolls Online to me, someone who is actually IN a fucking video-game, I figured that “he” deserves a post acknowledging his privilege and prowess! Stay tuned…you all will get a kick out of it, I’m certain! I’m also working on my long-overdue response to TheHumanFloyd, another gamer who seems to think that he knows ALL about the role-playing community. That respective community is extremely exclusive in the way that the Ku Klux Klan is…so, my verbal shredding of that bigot will be almost as enjoyable as taking down “Sypher!” I’ll be deactivating my Enjin guild-site soon and moving it to Facebook, as well. I’ll have a Facebook account of sorts, very soon…and I’m not quite certain how I feel about having to do so, LOL!

This movie just started on TV, so I’m off to watch it…it’s hilarious, and I could do with some laughter in the midst of my mourning…enjoy the clip!

Tuesday Afternoon…19 April 2016

The sun is out and it’s beautiful here! Temperature records have been smashed during the past couple of days; the day before yesterday, it was warmer in Seattle than it was in Honolulu – absolutely perfect!

Not much to say today, so I’ll just dive into the tiny tidbits of info I felt like sharing, LOL! First off, if any of my fellow nerds, “Blerds,” and other gaming geeks are in and around the Boston area, head on over to Pax East 2016 and see if you can attend a discussion with the developers and media managers of the MMORPG that I play, The Elder Scrolls Online! Quiz them on their sketchy Terms & Conditions, ask why racist and other exclusionary guilds are favoured, and ask why there is such an insistence on players using voice-only add-ons such as TeamSpeak, GameVox, Mumble, and others – it seems quite unfair to me that deaf gamers are shut out in PvP and other areas! I’m looking to see if they will be in my neck of the woods any time this year…I would sure love to ask them those questions, and more. My questions get evaded, avoided, and flat-out ignored in their forums and on their Live Twitch-chat feeds, so I figure that asking in person is the only way to go! For example, the picture below shows one of the many male gamers who use a female avatar for the sole purpose of harassing real female gamers such as myself. This asshat’s name is Sypher, LOL – and he has a major fan base of total fan-boyz!
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Let’s see, what else…oh, yes – yesterday, 18 April, was the birthday of my favourite, lanky, red-haired comedian, Conan O’Brien! He is taking the week off from his show, understandably, so I figured that I’d post a few of his best (in my opinion) comedy clips – including the entire episode of his most recent trip to South Korea! He has also gone to Finland, Ireland, and Armenia, and entertained the troops overseas. His brand of self-deprecating humour has always cracked me up – so I hope that you enjoy these selections!

Conan rides Andy Richter’s mechanical bull podium

Conan O’Brien attends Comic-Con(R) Mad Max(R) style!!!

Andy Richter’s Skyrim voice-overs

Conan O’Brien reviews The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Conan O’Brien in South Korea – #ConanKorea

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