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Watchmen Review

Posted by Andrew on April 29, 2009

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Posted by Andrew on April 29, 2009

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Gas Price Saver

Posted by Andrew on February 22, 2009

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Pennsylvania to receive nearly $1.53 billion for infrastructure

Posted by Andrew on February 16, 2009

From the Pocono Record.

State officials will be required to set priorities for spending the funds, while managing competing pressures from communities, watchdog groups and federal regulators over how the money is allocated.

Under the plan Obama is expected to sign into law early this week, states will divide $27 billion to build and repair roads and bridges. That is less than half the $64 billion in projects states told the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials late last year that they had ready to go.

Its too bad that the big P.A. cities (Philly, Pittsburgh, and Harrisburg) will take all the money, because the roads I drive on everyday to get to work and school need a ton of work. It would also be nice of PennDOT could finish the Marshall`s Creek bypass, so Route 209 could actually be drivable during the summer.

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Posted by Andrew on February 15, 2009

Virtual rape game banned by Amazon

In Rapelay, gamers direct a character to sexually assault a mother and her two young daughters at an underground station, before raping any of a selection female characters.

The game was intended for release just in Japan, but was on offer to British buyers through Amazon Marketplace, the section of the online store’s website open to third-party sellers.

But Amazon has now withdrawn the game after complaints from users, deeming it to be inappropriate. “We determined that we did not want to be selling this particular item,” a spokeswoman said.

If it wasn`t for Amazon picture in the link, I would have thought a game like this would be a joke. Whoever thought a game like this was a good idea needs to be shot immediatly. I`m not usually a fan of censoring video games or going on about the evils of Grand Theft Auto, but this game is wrong and should have never seen the light of day.

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Happy Valentine`s Day

Posted by Andrew on February 11, 2009

I was playing dice with a friend in Hemlock Hall when the subject of Valentine`s day came up. We agree that Valentine`s day is a great scheme devised by women and Hallmark. Hallmark in its role as drug supplier, gets women hooked on its product and men end up on the corner buying the product to keep their junkies happy.

I`m sure if my girl read that she would object but we both know its true. Valentine`s day is not a holiday and I`m sick and tired of having to treat it like its Christmas. According to a quick search on Wiki, Valentine`s day gets its name from St. Valentine but became associated with love thanks to a little known author named Geoffrey Chaucer. After that the snowball kept rolling downhill and eventually an avalanche was formed.

Now to prove our love, we need to buy our women flowers, candy and take them to restaurants that love to mark up the simplest dish for the occasion. Its ok to ignore your loved one for 364 days, but lord help you if she doesn`t have flowers on her desk at work and all her coworkers have them. I love my girl very much. I love her for 365 days a year even though she hates my favorite baseball team and thinks Battlestar Galactica is for losers.

She will get her overpriced flowers and dinner (among other things), but as a man, what do I get besides the bill. I know she loves me as I love her but this “holiday” sucks. For a holiday based on love it sure seems one sided, while love itself is supposed to be a two way street. As a man it always sucks rolling snake eyes. It would be great if this upcoming occasion could be a little more balanced. I know all the women reading this are grabbing pitchforks and torches, while men everywhere are nodding in support from behind the safety of masks, but what can you do about it.

Valentine`s day may not matter much to me, but since it matters to my better half, I will gladly smile and make her happy since she deserves it. (All the while dreaming of the day where I can get some damn Hersey`s kisses, free food and tons of gifts.)

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Posted by Andrew on January 23, 2009

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