Sorry I’m late, what did I miss?

So anyway.  I finally realised that the SC was up and running, and I can’t help but think it’s expected of me to begin my residency as soon as poss’, thus avoiding the assumption that I’m not pulling my weight.  It’s not that I didn’t want to post you understand, It’s just that at the moment someone else is footing my bar-bill, and the last four days have worked to the following schedule: Work, Wine, Sleep, Repeat.

Setting out my stall looking to the future?  I figure I’m currently the resident console gamer meaning I’ll probably dedicate some time to that, the near future will involve a review of Fable 2 which I pretty much sacrificed yesterday upon the alter thereof.  I can also feel an editorial on Peter Molyneux and his work with Bullfrog and Lionhead brewing in my Journalistic Bowels.

Ending on a rant, and why not?  Why in the name of all that is unholy do people buy tickets for gigs that they have absolutely no interest in seeing, only to immediately put them back on the internet at an insanely jacked up price even before said tickets have been despatched.  I spent a large part of last friday trying to procure me a pair of tickets for AC/DC at the O2 arena in April next year only to find that every gig in Europe(!) had already sold out.  You snooze, you lose.  That’s okay y’know, I get that, that’s fine.  What really pisses me right off though is that while ticket’s were supposedly limited to two per person, sites like viagogo.co.uk (tagline: Real tickets for real fans) are advertising vendors selling blocks of (in one instance) 20 standing tickets at £275 a pop!  This isn’t just insulting, It’s damn near piracy, seriously do you want my credit card number, or my anal virginity?  I don’t know if these tickets were procured by vendors through corporate promotion, or through more nefarious means, but I can almost garauntee that come the 14th and 16th of April, there will still be empty seats at the O2 arena, and that’s a damned shame when there are real fans who are missing out due to profiteering.

Hello World!

It seemed only apt to both the general theme and target audience of this, our newly founded Blogging locale, that we start with those words.

As all geeks (well those of the IT fraternity at least) will know, the first thing anyone should do in a new programming language is to make a script that displays these words, big and proud for all the world to see. So there they are… We are here… The Stupor has landed.

Thinking of an actual subject for a first post has been somewhat trickier than coming up with the title and introduction. Where to start?? My theories on time and space or the relativity there-of, politics from one side of the spectrum to the other, a review of an album or game recently purchased, a funny video or a photo of a cat that looks like Hitler… Where to begin??…

With all these things whirling around in my head just waiting to splurge forth. I think the trick to making this work will be like trying to harness the power of a nuclear reaction, without it exploding your face/ass/county off. An amount of discipline and control will be called for, but I’m confident that me and my fellow Stupefiers can direct our minds whilst also supplying many interesting insights and hilarious anecdotes along the way.

I assume that the only people reading this now (in the year of our Lord 2008) will be you three (Gazz, Neil and Ralph) and our collected family and friends. However, I predict great things here, so for all you completists that have skipped right back to catch the very first post those guys did before they moved to Hollywood and “sold out”… Hey future yous!!! How about that weather, pretty damn hot isn’t it? Remember that credit crunch thing? We never thought that would go on so long. What a shame about Obama, it was good while it lasted. Oh and good work on avoiding that flu pandemic too.

Ever the optimist,

Ado out….