November 5th, 2008

Tom Lehrer is Smug

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Here I am, playing Fallout 3, having a blast with one of the best open world games ever, enjoying the slow-motion VATS combat action and the loneliness of the wastelands and the quests which range from the silly to the downright disturbing, and having a lot of fun bonding with an AI dog of all things ("Dogmeat! Find some ammo, boy!") but what do I find myself liking best about it so far?

The one-line Sifl & Olly ref I found in the Germantown PD.

No, I don't understand it, either.

hint: check the 911 logs on the computer terminals inside the PD.
Tom Lehrer is Smug

one's on the left, one's on the right, and the other's gone to the MOOOOOON

All the news channels were able to call the election last night at 11:00 pm EST when enough of the the West Coast polls had closed.

MSNBC, the channel that gave us the bizarre sight of Pat Buchanan agreeing with Rachel Maddow, alternated between showing live shots of celebrations around the country (without anchor commentary, which was a nice touch) and shots of their own setup at Rockefeller Center of which they were very proud. They'd laid the electoral map out on the ice rink and even had gussied-up window-washing apparatuses, one for McCain and one for Obama, climbing up the side of 30 Rock for a giant electoral vote graph. It reminded me of a game from The Price Is Right.

On the other side of the spectrum, FoxNews only grudgingly showed brief pictures of people being satisfied with the election, and instead gave a lot of face time to two talking white guy heads who tried very hard to find some positive spin on the whole thing. They ended up discussing how relieved they were that the Democrats hadn't taken enough seats in Congress to keep the Republicans from filibustering. There was an attempt at gloating, but you could tell their hearts just weren't in it. They were able to find it in their hearts to start making fun of Joe Biden just after Obama's speech, so they didn't have to actually talk about the speech itself. Stay classy, FoxNews.

And then there was CNN, which had Anderson Cooper pretending that he was very excited to take part in a FIRST EVER TELEVISION FIRST EVER FIRST, which involved... talking to a hologram1.

Uh, guys...


1. Not a real hologram.