You call that an addiction?
February 6, 2007
Out of all of the Saladeers, I am unquestionably the least creative and probably the least literate. This is due to the fact that although I can occasionally write a coherent sentence, most of my creative endeavours either ended before I entered college, or should have. As a result, given that I have a) stopped drinking, and b) the free books box hasn’t been outside in the last few weeks due to inclement weather, my contributions to YS have remained somewhat circumscribed. There was a minor outcry about the former, but my leaden prose (and total of one review) has led to silence about the latter.
Given the thorough coverage that the Saladeers give to other topics, this leaves me with a paucity of things to write about. At one point I had suggested to our Glorious Leader that I cover the philosophy beat, but he suggested that it was a little too dry for the format. I probably could have done a celebrity critique of said philosophers (i.e. Mark Taylor found in bed with twin strippers, one of whom is a noted deontologist!), but YS readers would probably not appreciate a daily Platonic dialogue. Again, we find a will to write, but little to write about, at least little that anyone would read — although I’m sure that the bizarre Google-search terms that it would bring us might make it worthwhile.
Thus, I will continue to post iterant special articles to YS, should the Powell’s box overfloweth, and I will resurrect the drink of the day. But I propose an additional venue: the gaming beat.
Video games are something I know plenty about. This not necessarily a good thing: the night before last, despite the fact that I had work the following day, I stayed up until four-thirty in the morning playing games. Why? Because if I didn’t teach those dissidents of the Rebel Alliance some manners, Imperial Star Destroyer-style, who would? Were it not for me, they might have managed to recruit more vagabonds to their pathetic cause. At least, whatever pathetic vagabonds are awake at four-thirty in the morning.
The way that I would institute this is multi-faceted. There are plenty of blogs and online publications that have huge, dedicated teams of writers, so I have no desire to turn my contributions into a comprehensive, bleeding-edge collection of news and reviews. Instead, there would be select reviews, some general theory articles, and perhaps even some original projects, which would of course run on both mac and pc.
As a bonus, here is a nerd-related beverage recipe.
Pan-galactic gargle blaster
- 1/2 cup Vodka
- 1/2 cup Triple Sec
- 1/2 cup Yukon Jack liqueur
- 1/2 cup Peach Schnapps
- 1/2 cup Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/2 cup cranberry juice
- Pour in a big jug.
- Fill with lemon-lime soda, gatorade.
- Add 42 ice cubes. Stir.
- Enjoy… slowly.