December 15th, 2008



"Alas, poor New Yorick Times! I knew him, Horatio; a journal of infinite funnies, of most excellent editorials; it hath borne me on its book reviews a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! My gorge rises at it. Here hung those pages that I have read I know not how oft. Where be your classifieds now?"

Brought to you by having watched L.A. Story over the weekend combined with a discussion about the "Death of Newspapers" that i'm not actually privy to.

And totally unrelated, utterly random, and entirely out of context:

"In this corner, weighing in at 36 cubic feet, we have the titan of topiaries, the avenger of arboreals, Azealas the Mutant Azalea!!! And in this corner, weighting in at slightly less than she should, we have the smasher of shrubbery, the layer-of-waste to lawns, coraa the Garden Destroya!!!!"
Games: Playstation


I stopped by Best Buy on the way home (and Circuit City, but they only had the 80 GB version) and used my shiny new Playstation credit card (which isn't actually that shiny) to become the indifferent owner of a 160 GB PS3 Uncharted bundle. Indifferent in part because i need to go to bed early tonight and wouldn't have much of a chance to do anything with it (i need to get to work early tomorrow so i can leave early to take my car in to get the oil changed and the mysterious rattling noise from the front left wheel looked at) but mainly because i figure i'll leave the box unopened for a few more days and continue a desultory search for a better deal elsewhere. I figure as long as it's unopened i can always exchange it. Possibly only for store credit, but if so then having to do all my new electronics shopping at Best Buy for the next six months is not a fate worse than death.

As an added but very minor benefit i signed up for the Best Buy rewards card, which is apparently a free deal where every $250 you spend you get a $5 gift card, so i got $10 for buying the PS3. Not a great return as far as reward cards go, but (slightly) better than nothing.