a blog by Brian
Halloween is tomorrow which means my birthday is two days from now. The latter is not that important. As I was writing this one sentence opener, I literally had to calculate how old I am. I won't tell you guys though. Y'all know, this has never been about your pleasure, but maybe I should work on my calculations.
So much has happened since the last time I secretly watched you through your webcam.
I kinda still feel like a loser, but not as much as Major League Baseball must.
"Pitchers and coaches from both the Dodgers and Astros complained Saturday night about the World Series baseballs—and this time the controversy is not just about liveliness. They say there is a new problem: the baseballs used in the World Series are slicker than the ones used in the regular season because of a difference in the grain of the leather. The slicker World Series balls particularly make it hard to throw a good slider, they claim.
'We had a well-pitched game tonight from both sides,' Astros pitching coach Brent Strom said after Los Angeles won Game 4, 6-2. 'I’m not taking anything away from the players. I just want to know why? Why in the world would the baseballs in the World Series be different? Because you can see the difference. You can feel it. I don’t understand it at all.'
Said Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, referring to his Game 3 starter, Yu Darvish, 'Yu noticed the difference. He told me the balls were slicker and he had trouble throwing the slider because of how slick they were. He wasn’t able to throw his slider the same way.'
Story courtesy of the Info Wars of sports media, Sports Illustrated.
How embarrassing is that?
photo courtesy of the same shweems: Sports Illustrated or whoever they got it from.
Your sport is so boring, you have completely change the dynamic of the game being played, in order to get ratings. Pathetic, utterly pathetic.
You know what guys? I really needed this story. I can't begin to explain what it means to see someone else with a worse sense of self worth.
Baseball should give up, take it off the television. We have such better quality programming in this age of "Golden Television". Beautiful shows like, "Ball in the Family", are being forced to be broadcast on Youtube's start up television provider equivalent. Take away the four hours of people switching between stations, and who knows, maybe you will have enough air time to give your boy a job. Or you could just buy one of my scripts, that would probably be better, considering what the production industry culture seems to be at the moment.
I got so hype when I saw this on twitter, but then I actually watched the trailer.
It brought up something which I dismissed a few weeks ago. An article, which after fifteen minutes of google searching, I could not find. I am now doubting that this article existed, but whatever, I saw it on twitter. The article spoke of the increase in female protagonists within the video game industry.
It spoke of that rising statistic, and how a prevailing thought might be that the video game industry is alienating its majority customer base, men. Speaking from my own experience, in my small town, there wasn't a girl, of whom we knew of, who played video games until, at least, the beginning of High School (In my grade, I didn't know shit about any other grade).
Years before we were of proper to age play games like Halo, Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, ect. we were getting them for birthdays, Christmas, Hanuka, whatever dumb ass holidays that forced you to break out the big bucks to show your child that you, indeed do, care for them. Girls were not getting those gifts, fuck if I knew what they were getting between the ages of 6-14. Tampons, if I had to guess, was the most popular.
Men of my piece of shit generation or near it, were trained as children to play in front of screens. The statistics may have skewed since then but that has nothing to do with why my chub turned turtle, retreated so fast after watching this trailer.
They didn't show a god damn thing in this "reveal" trailer. There was no quantum leap in graphics processing, no boasting of a new combat system, the only thing they cared to wave in our face is the cast of characters. Which just so happen to be all women/girls.
Now, I could be totally wrong, there could be a few more main characters that are men. But it really seemed to me what the people behind this press release wanted you to know is that in this new game, all the leaders, all the important people, are women.
Let me be clear, I don't care if that is the case. But how annoying is it to have that thrown in your face? Before you answer, consider this: The original game, "The Last of Us", featured a female lead and a male lead. So there was no great injustice of this critically acclaimed game being a boys club, because it wasn't. Why does this new one have to be the opposite? Why, when we talk about diversity, do we think that diversity means offsetting what came before? Have we forgotten that stooping to the levels below us, makes us become no better than those who knowingly created exclusive circles?
Diversity is not three women sitting, centered, on a screen where three men sat some time ago.
Diversity is including everyone.
Will I buy the game? Probably not, because I haven't played the original all the way through and I don't play video games by myself anymore.
I hope it is clear that this was not an attack on anyone, other than idiocy. I love women, how could you say I don't? Because I haven't had a girlfriend in forever? PSSSH, you might be able to call me gay but not a women hater. How could someone who hates women have a weekly blog segment dedicated to hot as fuck baby chickens? Please tell me how?
There is no bigger borderline homosexual who is as generally accepting of women as me. You heard it here folks. Do not troll me, or do, you know I won't pay attention.
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