It’s that time of year; where we get fat on dead bird and reflect on things in our lives that make us not want to swing from our shoelaces from a ceiling fan. Don’t know about you but that sentence gave me the warm and fuzzies. Well, in the spirit of the holiday season I’ve decided to share, with our loyal readers (bots), the things that I’m most thankful for this year.
Shawn’s Hate of the New England Patriots: He’s hated them before it was the thing to do. Eff the Pats indeed. Can you blame him? They have essentially ruined the NFL for him for the past decade. All I know is that it makes the diehard N.E fan in me cackle manically whenever he voices his utter contempt for them.
Comic Books: The beginning of the year was rough for me. Work was really wearing me down and making me depressed, but I dove headfirst into my comic collection and it worked wonders. Between reading them, hunting them, buying them, sorting them and talking with Shawn daily about them, it kept me sane as well as kept my shoestrings in my shoes. Just having that escape when I didn’t necessarily have the time to play MTG or play a video game made a huge difference and really got me through. Dying media? Maybe, but I’ll go down with the ship.
Nintendo Switch Lite: I’m getting married next fall and since both my parents and my soon-to-be bride’s parents are not swimming in money like ****ing Scrooge McDuck <insert Ducktales theme song here>, we have to foot the bill for the entire thing. Which means less money on nerd stuff, so I haven’t been able to run out and get a Switch yet. All I’ve heard for the past year is how awesome the damn thing is but yet the price hasn’t dropped on it. BUT Nintendo has taken mercy on the nerds on a budget and announced the Lite version of the Switch for $199. Yeah, it doesn’t connect to a tv, but screw it, I play mostly handhelds anyways (insert joke here), and highly doubt I would even use a switch on my tv. I can justify 200 bucks for a Switch, but the cheap gamer in me is holding out for a Black Friday (AKA Materialpossessiongeddon) deal on one. Either way, I will be a proud owner by the end of the year.
Madden Football: I don’t think I ever laugh as hard as when I play Madden against Shawn. Between our obvious inability to throw a completed pass without it getting picked off, the crappy commentary (specifically when they talk about Tom Brady, even though neither one of us are playing as the Patriots), and our own completely inappropriate commentary which will never see the light of day, it’s always a good time.
DCBS (Discount Comic Book Service): Although their shipments can be a bit wonky (I’m still waiting for a book that was released in August and a few from September), I can’t complain about the prices and with the aforementioned wedding expenses they’ve allowed me to stay current in the hobby instead of trying to play catch up via Midtown Comics and paying twice the amount. Sorry, I still like Midtown Comics for their exclusive autographed books, but the shipping times are always ridiculous.
Teflon Trump’s Fat Fingers of Twitterin’ Doom: We tend to stay away from politics on this site since it tends to be a divisive subject. Also, our readership is basically all Russian bots and we all know that Trump+Russians=Besties. Hey-OH! Seriously though folks, sometimes the s*** this guy tweets out makes me laugh due to the sheer unfiltered stupidity packed into those 280 characters. It’s both amazing and horrific entertainment all wrapped up into one fat spray-tanned package. What are all the late-night hosts going to do if he’s actually impeached/loses the next election?! Someone is going to have to do daily wellness checks on Colbert.
Alright that’s it for this year folks! I hope that you and yours have a fantastic holiday season!