Monday, November 30, 2009

Faked Data

This blog has always striven to uphold the highest standards of truthiness. However, in light of the recent flap over climate change data, I feel I must come clean. This disc golf scorecard that I uploaded 2008-10-11 is partially faked:


The scores of Cory, Nels, Ken Climo, and Obama were fabricated. Everything else on the scorecard is true. I apologize for the deception. (Satan really did shoot a 51. He was on fire!)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Great Minds

Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.”

What kind of minds sit around and make stupid jokes all day?

Blogged Without Comment

ESPN Article About Disc Golf

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Republicans Are Such Losers

Check out this chart:

Politics in America is so stupid.

Play Matt Bonner More?

Matt Bonner was plus 26 in the Spurs' game tonight.

So far this year he has the second best plus/minus per minute of any Spur (he's only behind Tony Parker).

Last season he had the best plus/minus of any Spur.

He's only playing 21 minutes a game this season. Maybe Pop should play him more?

Big Debt Hitting USA

Do we really want to add yet more government spending (Obamacare) to the equation?

Thank You Joe Lieberman

Don't let those Democrats push you around! You might not be against a public option for the right reasons. However, we'll let that slide for now.


56% of Voters Now Oppose Health Care Plan?

I guess Obama and the Congress will try to come up with a different plan since so many votes don't want what's on the table right now?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

"The Game" Goes to Boerne

We played disc golf in Boerne today at a course we've never played before. It was a lot of fun. The course was only nine holes. However, it was really nice and we were the only ones on it. We went up there because of the rain. McClain doesn't drain well. The course in Boerne drained well enough to be playable today.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Definition of Qi

In a recent scrabble game, one of the teams used the word 'Qi' to win the game. I didn't know what that word meant at the time. So, I looked it up today. It turns out that 'Qi' means 'cheating at Scrabble'. How appropriate! = )

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Results From "The Game"


I broke 60 for the second time. Chris almost had a 59 too but he blew up on the last hole. He still had a great round.

Some Doodles


Sometimes you just have to doodle.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Join Me In Staring at the Very Face of Evil

Makes me shudder every time I look.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Disc Golf With Nikko Locastro

I got to play disc golf with Nikko Locastro today on my home course, Brian McClain DGC. He's the current #1 pro player in the USA. He seemed like a cool guy. And, it goes without saying, he's an awesome player. His drives are at least 150 feet longer than mine. Also, he hit every tight shot at McClain. He shot a 24 on the front 9 and something close to a 50 overall. It was a ton of fun playing with him and it's nice that he'll play a round with three recreational disc golfers.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Criticism: Historical Inaccuracies Noted in Civilization IV Game

I play Civilization IV sometimes to wind down. I mostly use it for some mindless fun. However, the last game I started paying attention to the content of the game and I was shocked to find some very big historical inaccuracies. Here is a few representative examples of problems I found with screen shots for proof:


I played the French civilization. According to Wikipedia, Paris didn't have a permanent settlement until around 52 BC and Paris didn't become a capital until 508 AD. In the screen shot, it shows Paris being founded in 2840 BC. Also, another troubling thing to notice is that Ronald Regan is the leader of the French. That's just straight up sacrilege.


During the game the birth of a famous person is announced periodically. In the above screen shot it says that Xi Ling Shi was born in London in 1060 AD. According to Wikipedia, she lived in the 27th century BC. Duh!


Of all the errors I saw in my game. The screen shot above shows the one that might make a French person most angry. If you look closely, you can see that in my game the Eiffel Tower was built in Kansas City? That's insane.



My game was filled with anachronisms (or at least things that were out of place in time). The previous two screen shots are comical examples of this. In the first one a swordsman is fighting an Apache helicopter. In the second one, it's a knight on horseback going after an Apache. That never happened. Not even on the set of Apocalypse Now.


The previous problems I pointed out were bad. However, things are about to get a lot worse. In my game, the French nuked London. That's crazy. The French use nuclear technology to power their country. They don't lob ICBMs around.


This is probably the most disturbing error of all. The French did not earn a "Domination Victory" over the entire world in 1979. I don't even have to check Wikipedia on that one.


Here we see a French soldier planting a flag in victory. That doesn't even happen in French movies. What gives?


Here you see "French Stuff" spreading across the globe. That never happened.


Here you see a graph of the France's "power" over recorded history. That's just not what happened.

So, to make a long story short, I'm writing Sid Meier and demanding my money back. I'll let you guys know how it goes. It's no wonder kids don't know history with games like this on the market!

Tess Thinks She's Funny


Somebody needs to calm down.