Out of the Blue

The calendar says it's December 30, but the thermometer reads 50° Fahrenheit. Trying to correlate these contradictory facts is making me feel like the AI at the end of the Mudd's Women episode of Star Trek trying to correlate the "I am lying" lie. Bzzzt! Bzzzt!

R.I.P.: 'Home Improvement' actor dies.

Link of the Day: Mars Rover Special Report. Thanks SlayerAODsk.
AeroSite.
Stories of the Day: Top phony pizza names. Thanks nin.
FBI Issues Alert Against Almanac Carriers. Thanks Halsy.
M&M's to lose color during contest. Thanks Tony!!!
Science: Unmaking Memories.
Piranha increase 'due to dams'. Thanks Mark Carnall.
Astronomy’s New Grail: The $1 Billion Telescope (registration required).
Follow-up: Crater theory over missing Beagle.
Thanks Mike Martinez.
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Halsy, for no apparent reason dropped his nick of ‘Weas’ and set up a new account.

It was just time for a change. I change my nick every few years (generally 2-3 years on average), otherwise it just feels stagnant. I've gone through about half a dozen nicks starting from when I was co-sysop of a BBS back in the day (Wolfen was my first nick ever).

I think my original nick I was using when Blues came online was Zoss (char I used to mainly MUD with).

Weas was just short for El Weasel Muerte!!! which was the first time I started using a regular nick in online shooters when I was hanging out on the Short Yellow Bus (wicked good clan). Although I still generally pick a new name everytime I play a shooter online.

Halsy is from the Robert Redford film, Little Fauss and Big Halsy (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0065989/), an under rated, classic 70's flick which I desperately wish they'd release on DVD. I'll probably keep this one a little while longer, but we'll see.

Anyway, that's the story of Halsy and his ever changing nick.

Halsy vs just about everybody else threads

Only as pertains to politics. I think I've sorted most of that out. Bo knows shoes. Halsy knows politics.

Dantastic promoted himself to Mayor with no major complaints from the masses. Does that make us his willing constituents?

He can promote himself Supreme Commander of The Universe for what it's worth. The only Mayor I officially recognize is Mayor McCheese.

Return of the mailbag whether answered by Blue or a regular with a sense of humor.

That would be fun.

A system for users to rate current games. I trust the opinions of the people here more than any game magazine.

Damn straight! Great idea!

The period between November 02 and March of 03 was the bleakest in my life

This past year has been up there for one of my worst as well. One long miserable fucking year every inch of the way and it can't come to an end too soon.

There seemed to be a fair amount of loss all around as well. Lots of people losing friends and family. A few people around here besides Steve and Ray too (though that certainly had the deepest impact). I almost lost my mother this year which was just another notch in the belt of why this was a bad year. Nothing quite like getting that phone call from your parents work-when you've never ever heard from them before in your life-and telling you that said parent has been rushed to the hospital with a heart attack. That certainly gives reality a pretty definitive edge. Thankfully she came through ok. Add to which my best friend's dad just had a massive stroke a few weeks back. When it rains it pours and it seems like it's been raining most of this year.

Whilst the New Year is entirely arbitrary, perhaps we need that sort of clean slate psychology that comes with it. New year, new leaf, new opportunities. I sure goddamn hope so, because a repeat of last year would just be too brutal to bear. The only major problem getting me down, which is really outside of my control, is what's going on on the world stage right now. I have a feeling this could be a very heavy year in that regard. Conversely the FBI-Almanac story yesterday had me laughing my ass off. Ahh, I guess it's not all bad.

I'm going to get tanked tomorrow to blow out this goddamned year, so I wish all of you and yours a safe and happy new year (no drinking and driving please!). May the coming year grant you all the good things this one did not. Keep on rockin' in the free world! And if you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with!

Cheers

Sean
aka
Halsy


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