Ah, the holidays. Time of togetherness, joy, and enough cash and gift cards to get this device a new brain...well, part of one anyway. Let me explain...no, there is too much. Let me sum up. Last year about this time the old gang, henceforth refered to as the Ubers, gathered in an online city called Paragon, each donning the appearance of a superhero, and ran/flew about doing good and generally rekindling long lost friendships. It was a glorious, halcyon time only occasionally punctuated by the off stage cries of "Jesus, Honey! Are you playing that damned game again?!" All was grand, made all the grander by the generosity of the Ubers in getting my computer the needed graphics card to allow me to join in. Then, tragedy struck. The new card was...dum dum DUM!!! Defective. Then other brain problems, probably unrelated, rendered my computer less than super. So finally after a reformat(not that easy on XP, dammit!) and a new card, I'm back in the game. Whee!!!!!
In national news, the new Iraqi government went ahead and said 'blow me' once again to their beloved 'liberators' and executed two of Saddam Hussein's henchmen. Awad Hamed al-Bandar, who was the head of Saddam's Revolutionary court, and Barzan Ibrahim, Saddam's half brother and f0rmer security forces chief were hanged at 3am on Monday, and in a grand demonstration of the kind of compassionate, enlightened government our 3000 dead service people fought so hard to put in place, Ibrahim's head was torn off during the hanging. Isn't that sweet? Here in the states lawyers scream 'inhumane' when a convicted serial killer might have had a bit of discomfort during his lethal injection, but our armed forces are fighting and dying for a 'government' that still uses a gallows for its 'justice'. The Iraqis assure us that the video of this execution won't find its way to YouTube, but they did show it to reporters just to verify that Ibrahim's decapitation was an accident! What kind of Bizarro world has this become? That space ark idea is looking better and better every day.
Ok, time for work. Peace out, y'all!!