TacoPowerPhD

32 years old
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from Éire prev. UK, Minnesota and Cymru

  • Activity

    • Still holding strong

      2 years ago

      TacoPowerPhD

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    • Me (Human After All)

      3 years ago

      TacoPowerPhD

      All right ladies and gents, lets talk about me. Why? Well I happen to think I'm kind of a big deal. Currently I'm pretty much the only person who thinks so, but! One day most people will and in pre-emption of this I'm going to do a FAQ. Since no one is asking me any questions, I will think of some to answer which will hopefully be of interest. Should actual ones be asked later I will of course update.

      1. Ethnicity? I am born of an American Mother and a British Father so I have passports to both countries. Pretty cool no? To break it down further my American side is 50% Norwegian and 50% German. The British side is 50% Birmingham and 50% Scottish.

      2. Favourite Sports Team?
      * Chicago Blackhawks
      * Minnesota Vikings

      * Manchester Storm
      * HTC Highroad (Rest In Peace oh epic win train of win)

      3. Married? Yes - but I'm not adverse to having many, many mistresses!

      4. Are you in a band? No! I am in in many:
      * Alexander Beetle
      * And I looked And Beheld A Pale Horse...
      * Give Me A Squadron Of Spitfires
      * My Best Pal The DJ
      * TrucksOvertakingTrucks

      5. What's your favourite Band/Song/Album
      * Band - A
      * Song - Karma by Breed 77
      * Album - I am of the iPod generation... 'Shuffle' ruined albums for us. Some notable exceptions though would be Underoaths 'They're Only Chasing Safety', Spineshanks 'The Height Of Callousness', Test Switch Isolators 'Lets Dance', 36 Crazyfists 'Rest Inside The Flames', Bit Shifters 'The Information Chase' and The Streets 'Original Pirate Material'... as well as every album ever by A.

      6. Celebrity Crush?
      * Alyson Hannigan
      * Lisa Marx
      * Morena Baccarin
      * Emilia Fox
      * Conchita Wurst

      7. Favourite food?
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      8. Have you ever appeared naked on the internet? No.
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      9. Favourite non Halo game?
      * Portal
      * Command and Conquer: Tiberian Sun
      * Mirrors Edge

      10. Favourite professional Wrestling star?
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      11. Favourite Internet Meme?
      * Rustled Jimmies
      * 60s Spider-Man
      * Insanity Wolf.

      12. What is to Grifball? This Cat Has Reached Critical Mass are the worst team to ever play in the European and American Grifball Leagues (like record holding bad) and I am the proud Founder/Captain! #RIP
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      13. Who else is awesome on the RT website?
      * My best good internet buddy Maru
      * My best good IRL buddy RtHonWolzee
      * My favourite Twitter spammer Aeshir!

      14. Didn't I see you in that one RT video?
      * Fails of the Weak 26
      * Horse 65
      * Horse 66
      * Horse Behind The Scenes
      * Fails of the Weak 122

      15. Are you involved in any internet campaigns I should also be involved in?
      TCFHTGHT - The Campaign For Hoorah To Get Hoorah's Twitter

    • Damn Dog! That's Inappropes!

      3 years ago

      TacoPowerPhD

      I'm not vindictive per se but I do participate in petty revenge from time to time.


      The easiest example being if somebody team kills me in matchmaking because I picked up a power weapon first I will spend the rest of the game reducing their shields to just above zero. The effect of this is 3 fold.

      1. It's annoying.

      2. It allows the enemy an easy kill.

      3. As far as I'm aware I don't get negatively impacted by the game since I am not actually team killing.


      Effectively if somebody wants to come and make my experience less enjoyable I am more than happy to repay the compliment.


      This desire for petty revenge can go beyond game space albeit in a less overt manner. Some times just wishing a person ill feelings is enough. For example the owner of the company I had my first proper job at (Avient Aviation) was (to put it mildly) a cunt.


      Not only was he a bully. He committed fraud, embezzled millions from the company and then "retired" taking all the cash and leaving a debt so large the employees hadn't been paid for 3 months before the company itself was forced to close a few months later leaving us all jobless. This is ignoring that he was also questioned at the Hague for War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity, Weapons Trafficking etc.


      When I learned through another ex employee that he was terminally ill and required a Kidney transplant my reaction was a simple "Good, I hope he doesn't get one". Because fuck Andrew Smith. I've not heard anything about his death so I presume he did get one and is unfortunately still living and still being a prick.


      This rather neatly ties into the meat of the post. I lost the above mentioned job at a rather bad time. Based on assurances that everything was "gun b k". Myself and my wife had spent money, extended contracts and tied ourselves to things that we couldn't possibly keep up with when 70% of our income literally vanished one Friday morning. Thanks to flaws in the social security system in the UK I quite astoundingly failed to qualify for any benefit or aid whatsoever and we were in kind of dire straits.


      To take a circuitous route to the the conclusion of this story I am not 100% blameless for the final outcome, though I am not totally sure what I did merited the response I got.


      I had been directed a forum game thread here on the site where I honestly didn't understand what was going on. I injected what I thought was a bit of comedy into an uptight thread. This was not received well. Apparently this was Super Cereal Business and no japes were allowed under any circumstances. Fair enough. Out of a sense of guilt I attempted to ask what was going on and how to go about the Serious Business. But was ceremonially rebuffed so I moved on and forgot all about it. At least that was what I intended to do.


      It seemed the gallivanting had attracted the attention of one of the regular sub forum users and he was not happy at all. This unhappiness was expressed through a number of comments on journal updates I made in the coming weeks (updates I might add that had nothing to do with this site, just the everyday goings on in my life that people generally use the journal for). Unless you haven't got the gist, these comments were of a derogatory nature that mostly embodied criticism of my looks or intelligence. I dutifully deleted each one because as we are all taught misguidedly in elementary school you deal with a jerk by ignoring them. Advice which actually works much better online than in the playground.


      At least until Avient failed to exist. During what was the shittiest moment of my adult life I used the journal to vent some of my frustrations, my concerns and generally get it out. This guy decided the most awesome thing he could do would be to deride my situation. Initially I kept going with the Delete/Ignore plan of action. I now which I hadn't done that because that means at least half of the evidence is gone. I can no longer prove the guy is a shit stain of humanity. But it seemed like the appropriate thing to do at the time. When, he realised that I was doing this he kept posting until I decided I was bored of the same routine.


      So I went back to the forum, which on this site seems to be the thing he is most interested in, and started neutralising his posts. Anything he did, I did the opposite of. It took 3 minutes of my day and hopefully brought a little misery, frustration, anger etc to his.


      Other than the single daily post that has no personalisation whatsoever this is the only interaction I have. The pattern soon became clear to the other users of the forum who questioned what was going on. I didn't respond because I was interested to see what he would do. He claimed innocence. Claiming to have no idea why I would go on the most banal of vendetta's against him. Maybe he doesn't. Maybe he is so wrapped up in himself that he sees nothing wrong with his behaviour. Maybe he is just a dick.


      I don't believe in Karma or a Universal Plan or anything like that. But I do enjoy finding out that something bad has happened to someone bad.


      I used the past tense up above because I participated in my petty vendetta for 3 years until the RT website got its update. In the subsequent weeks it became very hard to quote and respond to posts so I stopped coming by. Then when I tried to come back the site didn't remember me. I eventually capitulated and used the "Sign in with Facebook" option that I am generally loathe to use unless circumstance necessitates.


      Dutifully I headed back to the appropriate thread ready to resume the game. Except it was no longer in progress, and hasn't been for at least a month.


      At some stage in the last 3 years this guy had taken over running the game after the creator got bored of it (making my daily move that much more irritating since I technically wasn't doing anything wrong and he couldn't kick me).


      Unfortunately (for him at least) his life is currently in the crapper. Something about how his business hasn't worked out. He can't afford things and there is concern that an entire lifes plan is in jeopardy.


      It seems incredibly and satisfactorily similar to where I was 3 years ago. Not only because of the issues above but also in the venting on this site. But here's the difference. I'm not a big enough jerk to kick somebody when they are down no matter how much of a prick they are.


      But just like it is good news for me when a cunt needs a kidney transplant. It is good news when a prick loses his income.


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  • Comments (52)

    • Maru

      5 years ago

      Happy birthday my friend! Hope you're having a perfect day! Or a pretty good one. Or at least not a oh-my-god-why-did-I-even-get-out-of-bed-this-morning-this-totally-sucks one, you know.

      • TacoPowerPhD

        5 years ago

        Cheers boss! Just another night shift day I'm afraid. Though we're hoping to tear it up this coming weekend!

    • exitnine

      6 years ago

      Seems we may be on the same cycle

    • Maru

      6 years ago

      Hey, just wanted to say thanks for your support man! I'm gonna go eat and sleep and eat now... maybe I should get some sleep too.

    • Maru

      6 years ago

      I just watched this weeks Fails of the Weak, looks like Jack still really likes your gamertag.

      • TacoPowerPhD

        6 years ago

        I submit stuff purely to listen to his him enjoying it!

    • Maru

      6 years ago

      Happy New Year to you as well!
      On a totally unrelated note, my brother got me this a while ago. Thought you might appreciate it.

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      • Maru

        6 years ago

        Hm, no idea. Somewhere from work, I guess. He's working in purchasing for the parts of the A380 if I remember correctly.

      • TacoPowerPhD

        6 years ago

        Bitchin'! Where did he get it from?

    • Maru

      6 years ago

      I just found another thing we have in common, I have exactly 42 facebook friends (I don't think anyone ever got the joke) and you have exactly 42 RT friends.

      • TacoPowerPhD

        6 years ago

        I do? I kinda want to stop at that maybe. 42 is a pretty good number!

    • Maru

      6 years ago

      If this were anything like facebook, I'd poke you all the time... if you know what I mean.

      • Maru

        6 years ago

        I only use it with one friend of mine back and forth. A poke-war to the death!... or until one of us gives up. We've been going for like three years.

      • TacoPowerPhD

        6 years ago

        LOL does poke even exist on facebook any more? I haven't seen it for aaaages!

    • Maru

      6 years ago

      Happy Birthday!

    • Maru

      7 years ago

      Hey, buddy. I always wondered, when you first signed up it said you were in Minnesota, right? Now it also says England but you're also saying you're in Ireland. So my question is this: What is your favorite kind of taco?

      • TacoPowerPhD

        7 years ago

        I really couldn't say. It's a nigh impossible to choose, at any given time it could be one of any of the Mexican methods of wrapping beef and cheese. I went with Taco because outside of the America's it's the one most people have heard of and easiest to pronounce.

        I was living in Minnesota doing my ATC course, I moved to the UK to get a job whilst I wait to get hired into the FAA and married an Irish lass. It all makes sense ;-)

    • Maru

      7 years ago

      What's up, my friend. Seen any exciting air traffic incidents lately?

      • TacoPowerPhD

        7 years ago

        Should do. For lots of reasons not worth listing here it would make getting to Brazil much easier.

      • Maru

        7 years ago

        Are you going to Angola and build a bigger airport? Wouldn't take much.

      • TacoPowerPhD

        7 years ago

        Unfortunately for us, no. Fortunately for everyone else, no. I've been working on a couple of things of interest along the same lines of Yuri Gagarin Airport.

    • Maru

      7 years ago

      Every time I read your user name I feel like raising a fist and yelling "TACOOO POOOOWEERRRR!"

    • Maru

      7 years ago

      What I just saw on my watchlist: "TacoPowerPhD started Boiling Gas in the Rooster Teeth Podcast Forum."

    • Maru

      7 years ago

      Stooo, how are things on the Emerald Isle going? Still helping to keep them planes running?

      • TacoPowerPhD

        7 years ago

        Sounds about right.

      • Maru

        7 years ago

        Oh, you know those Germans, being fun-loving, free-spirited, and liberal... are just a few things they still need to work on smiley0.gif but really, classes are going well. In the first lecture on "North American Pop Culture" I learned that everyone loves the US and no one cares about Canada.

      • TacoPowerPhD

        7 years ago

        Still telling them how much fuel they should carry and ordering chicken pies in Uganda. I just got rejected by the FAA again so looks like I'll still be doing it for a little while yet. Hopefully next time I'll be selected for an ATC facility. Hows Germany going?

    • Maru

      7 years ago

      Oh, nothing much. Hanging out with friends, enjoying the spring! smiley1.gif

    • Maru

      7 years ago

      I'm fine, done with exams and all the Uni stuff for a month now. smiley1.gif
      I can imagine the whole airline industry's not doing that great. Air traffic controlers in Frankfurt airport are striking right now. It's always controlers and doctors striking in Germany.

    • Maru

      7 years ago

      How you doin'?

    • Maru

      7 years ago

      So... still married?

      • TacoPowerPhD

        7 years ago

        Yah made it through the honeymoon!

    • Maru

      7 years ago

      Happy new year!

    • MrJacinto Hey I'm Grump

      7 years ago

      TUNA CASSAROLE!

    • MrsMJCaboose

      7 years ago

      Yeah, you could say that...not exactly getting in the way but I don't find much time for myself lately! I check back here occasionally for new RvB...there's always time for new RvB smiley0.gif

    • TacoPowerPhD

      8 years ago

      FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

    • Maru

      8 years ago

      Comments: This time it's personal!

    • TacoPowerPhD

      8 years ago

      No worries mate. I kept thinking of other things which I felt I should have said but decided I didn't want to over whelm you. Glad it went ok smiley0.gif

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

      8 years ago

      Thank you so much for your travel tips. I can't say there weren't any bumps in the road along the way but I was smarter and better prepared thanks to your posts.

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

      8 years ago

      I have to commend you on your insanity of keeping up with the forums. I don't know how you do it. lolol

      ... though naturally I'm more inclined to commend you since I was born and raised in Rochester, MN. Sadly, I miss the snow. =(

    • MrsMJCaboose

      8 years ago

      What's "Come at me bro"?

      lol...just curious, seen the expression a few times on here and feel I am missing something! :P

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

      8 years ago

      In reply to iamjohngalt, #3:

      In reply to TacoPowerPhD, #1:

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      Words do no justice to the helpfulness of this post. I'll just go with AWESOMESAUCE AWESOMESAUCE AWESOMESAUCE


      Just what I posted on my journal in response to what you posted. Awesome tips.

    • therustygear

      8 years ago

      Hey, I posted in that topic about your elementary class and wanted to make sure you got the response. I love those kinds of games so I think I may have answered your question. smiley1.gif

    • Quatters

      8 years ago

      of course not, no one gives a fuck.

    • Maru

      8 years ago

      sup

    • TacoPowerPhD

      8 years ago



      I like you for this reason...


      I like you for liking me for this reason.

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

      8 years ago

      The only person who is more of a twat than Gervais is Russel Brand


      I like you for this reason...

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