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and so to bed

Chillaxation accomplished! I can now has restful sleep, and a tour of the Museum in the morning.

Before I assemble my nose hose, set the alarm, and turn in, though, behold these items of interest found at Rachel's blog:

Arthur Miller "the great American moralist"? Don't make me laugh.

The History Channel is hella popular and military history books sell like hotcakes. So where are all the military history college courses? Victor Davis Hanson has part of the answer; Bruce Bawer has the other part.

Geoffrey Chaucer? He can hath cheezburger too.

Finally, on the off chance that he's taking a break from his PC to do something other than eat, sleep, excrete and strengthen the marriage bond: Yo, stuckintraffik, how's that Bioshock working out for you?

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stuckintraffik
Aug. 22nd, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
I realized something rather chilling on this play-through, actually, even though it was in the demo. In a recording of a New Year's Party you can find, which seems to be when the trouble starts, the people who crash the party are chanting 'Long live Atlas!'. While I think Ryan's a dangerous freak, I'm beginning to doubt Atlas is any better...

Oh, and there are oil slicks. Which I wish I had noticed before I used Incinerate.
wombat_socho
Aug. 22nd, 2007 06:08 pm (UTC)
While I think Ryan's a dangerous freak, I'm beginning to doubt Atlas is any better...
You clearly haven't read Atlas Shrugged enough times. Anybody to the left of Ayn Rand (which includes people like you, me, Francisco Franco, W, Obama, and the Pope) would shoot both those assholes out of hand on general principles, because you know they'd do the same to you without thinking twice. People like us are just holding them back, after all.

Had a close call today - went to Best Buy and came across the Bioshock display, and actually considered picking it up for a minute or two. Then I realized it would run like crap on my laptop, and not much better on my desktop.
stuckintraffik
Aug. 22nd, 2007 06:41 pm (UTC)
While the names are based on Rand and her works, as well as some themes, not all names are direct analogs. Just have to take them as they come and figure out if it's better to be on one side or the other, or go the third road and salt the earth when I'm done.

Right now, I'm thinking number 3.
wombat_socho
Aug. 22nd, 2007 09:30 pm (UTC)
I don't think they're direct analogs to any Rand characters either, but they both seem to be living out her dream in similar ways. I'm with you - 3 looks like the best option in the long game, although it seems you do have to rely on Atlas somewhat to get you through the early stages. I am so looking forward to playing this.
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