Matt Carberry (kingpin248) wrote,
Matt Carberry
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Message traffic for Friday, November 14

On this Friday afternoon, we can all be glad that tfo, and the rest of the Internets, are still up and running. This means the world survived a test more brutal than any aspect of the ongoing economic crisis, or any famine or conventional war. Yes, my friends, the release of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King hasn't crashed the web. I know at least one of my WoW-playing colleagues was at Wal-Mart for the midnight release of the expansion. Such a time sink...but then again, we all have our respective time sinks.

Role Models was quite funny. I knew from the opening credits that it wouldn't disappoint - the heavy involvement of members of The State, who had a show on MTV a decade and a half ago, clued me in to that. Throw in Seann William Scott and Paul Rudd and you have a decent movie. And one that quite unexpectedly made me look at LARPing in a positive light, if only briefly.

I wasn't going to write about this, but the Seagoing Military Force did score a victory over the tree-huggers at the Supreme Court on Wednesday in Winter v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. More to follow (once I read the decision in full), but here's some coverage to bring you up to speed: <CNN> <Reuters> <RazzyBlog>.

I think I've successfully resolved an ongoing issue with the New York State DMV. Seven weeks ago, I renewed the Blue Trooper's registration online, but haven't received the documents. I sent them a "WTF?" e-mail on Wednesday, and they say they're getting new ones out to me. That's good news, considering the current sticker expires in two weeks.

I've given the Z-Ratings a long overdue update. I've gotten away from keeping them up, with the lengthy periods away from home of late, but I expect to get back into this now.

Two big diversions on tap for the weekend: Happy Hour Is For Amateurs, by The Philadelphia Lawyer (recommendation by way of Tucker Max), and Quantum of Solace, the new James Bond movie.

And now it's off to another visit with what's becoming a fast friend - the treadmill.
Tags: blue trooper, books, movies, tucker max, world of warcraft
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