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    • We're Going to Barenaked Ladies at Red Rocks!

      1 year ago

      minclassics

      This will be the fourth time that my wife and I will be seeing the Barenaked Ladies at the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater. I didn't know much about them when I first met my wife, but she was as huge fan, and coincidentally,the first time we went to see them was when they showed the Red vs Blue shorts during the 2004 tour.

      This was also my first introduction to Red vs Blue.

      My younger brother was at the concert with us, when I said, "What's with those weird video game robot guys? I can't understand what they're saying". That's when my brother said, "Oh that's Red vs Blue, it's based on the video game Halo, it's really funny, you should watch it". At the time I only had a Playstation and never even considered buying an Xbox.

      Suffice it to say, the Barenaked Ladies are responsible not only for introducing me to Red vs Blue and Rooster Teeth in general, but I have purchased TWELVE different Xbox consoles (this includes original, 360 and ONE) over the last 11 years because of my wife's love of BNL and my brother's love of web series in the early 2000s.

      I can't say how grateful I am that everything worked out so amazingly well. So much of the last third of my life has LITERALLY been defined by that first BNL concert with my wife. I still spend more time on Rooster Teeth than any other site throughout the week, I listen to BNL while working at home every day, and I still watch Red vs Blue (especially the first 5 seasons a few times a year).

      Now it's coming full circle and we're taking my son to see BNL for the first time, and he just happens to be a big Rooster Teeth fan as well.

      Sometimes, life really does work out. smiley0.gif

    • Never Forgotten

      1 year ago

      minclassics

      I'm sorry this is late, I've been completely out of the loop for a few days, but I just had to say how crushed I was upon hearing about Monty's passing. He was a visionary, a genius and we were all so lucky to share in his light.

      I'll never forget the reveal in RvB Season 8 when Grif bursts through the wall in Valhalla in the Warthog. I never thought I would see RvB become so alive. I will have that memory for the rest of my life, and I thank Monty for having the vision and determination to make it happen.

      Thanks for everything Monty, you will truly be missed.

    • Colorado Rhodo

      3 years ago

      minclassics

      If you like minerals, be sure to check out this beautiful Rhodochrosite that my Dad mined at the world famous Sweet Home Mine in Colorado in the 1970s.

      https://www.mineralauctions.com/auctions/consignment-minerals-and-kosnar-collection-and-inventory-auctions-ends-july-25th-911/rhodochrosite-ex-richard-a-kosnar-collection-39041.html

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    • So who else saw ....

      3 years ago

      minclassics

      Jack and Barbara at the beginning of the Xbox presentation on Spike today? I want to know when and where that was recorded. Very cool.

    • My Encounter with Gavin

      3 years ago

      minclassics

      Yesterday I was traveling home from Munich, Germany with my wife and son, and after rechecking our bags at the Atlanta airport and entering the security line at the, I saw an amazingly familiar face standing directly in front of me. I grabbed my son and said "that's Gavin from Rooster Teeth in front of us." He was really excited. So we stood there, watched Gavin enter the large spinning X-ray chamber, and then quickly moved through the metal detector to talk to him. The funniest part was when I asked "Excuse me, are you Gavin Free from Rooster Teeth?", he literally paused, and had to think about it before he said yes. Either he thought we were stalkers, or he was dead tired after the weekend in London. The worst part was that the TSA had to reexamine my bag and I had to leave and move over to the stainless steel table so they could take it apart in front of me, so I couldn't talk to Gavin longer.

      I'm sure Gavin won't remember us, but we've never had a chance to go to PAX or Comic Con or RTX, so it was really cool that he got to meet somebody from Rooster Teeth, even for just a minute.

      Nonetheless, we were thrilled, and my 11-year-old son reflected on meeting Gavin and said to me afterwards "I'm havin' a pretty good day. I got to go to Germany, and I met Gavin from Rooster Teeth."

    • Tragedy in Colorado

      4 years ago

      minclassics

      I don't make many journal entries, but the RT site felt like the appropriate place to do this. I'm sure everybody by now has heard about the senseless shooting at a midnight screen of the Dark Knight Rises in Aurora last night.

      I know many people are making this comparison, but my first reaction was to think about Columbine. I live about a mile away from Columbine High School, and I go past the Columbine Memorial every day on my walk / jog through the park. My neighbor was a student at Columbine the day the shooting happened, so I know what something like this can do to people, even if they aren't directly affected.

      The Denver area has seen enough of this insanity. I can't begin to think what goes on inside the mind of somebody who's capable of taking the lives of others in such a brutal and selfish manner. My only thought is that if somebody feels troubled, or truly wants or needs help, it is available. These days there are more ways of finding and getting help than ever before, so if there are people out there who truly feel like they just need to reach out, or just have somebody listen to them, don't be afraid to find someone.

      As always, I along with my family are thinking about the victims, and all those who were in harm's way last night. I spent most of the morning thinking how awful this must be for all the families out there. One's perspective changes when you become a parent, and my son is nearly at the age where he'll be going to midnight showings of movies, and I'm angry that I now have to think about whether or not the theater is a safe place for him.

      Our best wishes go out to everybody around the Denver area today, along with any of my Colorado friends who might be reading this journal.

      Remember to tell everybody in your life that you care about them, make sure that you let the important people know you love them.

  • Comments (7)

    • ArcherRoLLz

      3 years ago

      Cheers for accepting :D

    • oloeopia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Agreed! Thanks for accepting!!!! :)

    • AdamMooneyWalsh FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      That is a creepy picture. Although it's hard not to stare *vomit*

    • Maru

      5 years ago

      Man, that picture is like a car wreck, horrifying but I just can't stop staring.

    • Yourule97

      5 years ago

      OMFG THAT PICTURE SCARES ME

    • minclassics FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      Just lucky, I used his picture for my user photo for a while, and he must have seen it.

    • nerdist FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold WeWillMissKD

      6 years ago

      How did you get Joel's award?

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