WAYRAD

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from Tucson, AZ

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    • And then there were two . . .

      11 years ago

      WAYRAD

      shows worth watching on normal, shit TV.

      Why is calculus 2 so much harder than calculus 1? Is it because it’s the sequel, as in calc 2: the revenge? You know, some awful moniker attached to let you know it will be awful.

      There is a show on NBC, on Monday nights, called Journeyman. This is the only thing on network TV, aside from Heroes, that is worth watching. The lead role is played by Kevin McKidd. He was Vorenous on Rome. Once you get passed his trying to sound plain and American, He is great.

      Halo 3 sound track = coolest soundtrack ever.

      Why are you still reading this? Go watch that cool as fuck show. And we all know how cool fuck can be. . .

    • I think we're gonna need a bigger boat..

      11 years ago

      WAYRAD

      I have been plugging along. That is it. I have not written a damn thing since my last journal post. If you care, I have taken over my job/office/industry to the point that I am required to create training sessions, and manage the company fully. Around August 16th-ish I began my own living hell. I Had a Chem class Saturday and Sunday for eleven hours per day for five weeks. All the while, I was working 40 hours per, while taking Calculus 1 in eight weeks Tuesday and Thursday 5pm-9:30pm. I earned a B in each class. Because of my performance, in the face of what I consider hell, I decided to take Calc 2 in the second half of this semester. I have completely given up on a social life. Currently I have around 45hrs of work per week and Monday/Wednesday classes 5pm-9pm. Fantastic. All the while, I am in direct control of a multi-million dollar company. My stress level prevents me from being creative. That is the best excuse I have for not writing a journal entry in several months. If you are still here after reading this garbage, allow me to pontificate on subjects I have had opinions on in the past few months.

      HALO 3
      What the fuck just happened?
      I hate Halo 3 detractors. For all the nay-saying, the game DID turn out great. If you know me, that is underwhelming. I should have used seven or so adjectives if it was the greatest thing ever. I love the campaign. The multi-player is far better than that shit in H2. My criticism comes in with the campaign story line.
      I understand that Cortana had the index the whole time. Apparently, she and the Chief are pseudo in-love. One problem, what happened to the powerful AI on the ship Truth and the Chief took off on? Where is all the fancy AI that causes enemies and compatriots alike to kick over tables and such to create cover? Where was the shield ship? Things that were promised in H2 never made it into H3. I suppose Jason Jones and the rest of Bungie getting away from Microsoft will be a good thing. I do demand better from what is an epic story. Maybe the next best thing from Bungie won’t be rushed, and have an incomplete story line.

      John From Cincinnati
      What in the fuck is everyone’s problem?! Have you ever heard of writing? The same individual that wrote the dialogue for Deadwood wrote this series. Say what you will about the vulgarity, but Deadwood was a lesson in the English language. John from Cincinnati was an evolution of that amazing writing. The dialogue is incredibly complex and that seems to be the sticking point. If you have watched the program, I ask, what have you noticed? Did you pick up on the coded message in John’s speech? Have you picked up on the things that are repeated and not? Ever notice John never repeats himself while speaking to Mitch? Even the god damn intro music is tied to the shows message. I suppose you haven’t because you are a part of the dim-witted public that rejected one of the best programs to come along in years because you didn’t get it. Thank you very much America.

      That is all.

    • Attention Microsoft!

      12 years ago

      WAYRAD

      In the months leading up to the release of Halo 3, we have been inundated with marketing gimmicks involving the Halo license/name. In the spirit of the H3 special edition Zune and 360, Todd McFarlane figurines, limited edition Mountain Dew beverage (with extra caffeine), Japanese Kubrick figures, and the several iterations of the game itself, I would like to throw my name into the hat of money grubbing bastards.

      I would like to officially offer twenty, no forty, dollars to Microsoft to license the Halo brand and all of the characters held within. My proposal is to create products featuring the Halo brand. It will be a fitting and beneficial relationship to each independent product’s individuality. I will list some of my preliminary ideas for Halo branded items.

      - 343 Guilty Spark-ling Spring water. This product is essentially repackaged Arrowhead with the spherical and quirky character on the label. For the hardest of Halo fans, we will offer a special edition. This $39.95 20 oz bottle of water will be in the shape of G.S. You will drink from wherever those blue rings of light appear from and his cycloptic, blue eye will light up when you drink from him.

      - Sergeant Avery Johnson’s Dark Chocolate Bar. Just a fantastic 2 oz bar of flavanol anti-oxidant rich dark chocolate. The “I Know What the Ladies Like†special edition will come in the shape of a heart with a sniper round of milk chocolate embedded in it. Give it to your gaming girl, and when she opens the package, a microchip and speaker will say bad pickup lines (preformed by David Scully, the voice of Sgt. Johnson).

      - Cortana’s Children Anti-Rampancy Medication Randomizer. This will be marketed to parents with obnoxious kids that we all hate on XBL. It will contain a mishmash of Zoloft, Ritalin, Zanex, Lexapro, Celexa, in the hopes of zoning out the little fuckers long enough for some of us older player to win, goddamn it.

      - The Index. Anyone who has played the game series knows this iconic plot device that is the key to the Halo’s destructive power. I don’t want to give away my top secret plans for this product now, but I’ll give you a hint. I’m thinking, we’ll slide some C-cell batteries in something shaped very similarly (special edition will glow green, only $120 more) and, *ahem* it could be a fantastic back massager. It is a mature rated title after all . . .

      Sad thing is, I would buy some of this shit.

      EDIT: I deleted the argument that has been going on in here so others that may want to post (as I have been told) don’t shy away because of all the anger.

    • BLAM!

      12 years ago

      WAYRAD

      So, I'm back. I flew in earlier today. I went from 78 degrees to 108. WTF?! Sometimes I question why I live here.

      I had a blast. I ate so much local food I will be doing crunches for weeks. If anyone is headed to Colorado Springs, I suggest The Garden of the Gods and Seven Falls. The falls are the best. I do recommend bringing proper foot attire (there are a lot of steps to the top). I will put up pictures shortly.

      In the mean time, let's play: what's that excerpt? 10 mods to the first person to tell me where this came from. I have not read this book in eight years. It is amazing how time can make the words in a book that much more meaningful. I'm about a hundred pages from the end. This seemed the most applicable, today.

      What? I needed something to read on the plane.

      “Ah yes, [life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness]... Life? What ‘right’ to life has a man who is drowning in the Pacific? The ocean will not hearken to his cries. What ‘right’ to life has a man who must die to save his children? If he chooses to save his own life, does he do so as a matter of ‘right’? If two men are starving and cannibalism is the only alternative to death, which man’s right is ‘unalienable’? And is it ‘right’? As to liberty, the heroes who signed the great document pledged themselves to buy liberty with their lives. Liberty is never unalienable; it must be redeemed regularly with the blood of patriots or it always vanishes. Of all the so-called natural human rights that have ever been invented, liberty is least likely to be cheap and is never free of cost. The third ‘right’?â€'the ‘pursuit of happiness’? It is indeed unalienable but it is not a right; it is simply a universal condition which tyrants cannot take away nor patriots restore. Cast me into a dungeon, burn me at the stake, crown me king of kings, I can ‘pursue happiness’ as long as my brain livesâ€'but neither gods nor saints, wise men nor subtle drugs, can insure that I will catch it.â€Â

      And (quoted in the same book)

      "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
      -Thomas Jefferson

      P.S. Wussie if you don’t get this, there is something wrong with the country.

    • I'm out.

      12 years ago

      WAYRAD

      I am out of here for a while. By while, I mean late the 4th. I am off to go see a broad I used to date, when she lived here in Tucson. She is in Colorado Springs now.

      I am thanking God, Yahweh, Newton's mechanical god of physics principals, or whatever the hell is in charge to be free of this shitty heat for a few days. It has been around 107 here every day for a week or so. There it is about 80 during the day and 55-ish at night, yeah.

      Question: Should I buy the tickets for Comic Con online, or should I try something as stupid as attempting to get them at the door the day of? That day being the Saturday (July 28), which is the only full day I could attend. Wussie would be best suited to answer I'm sure.

      I'm looking forward to meeting the RT staff, visiting the San Diego Dave and Busters, and Dick's Last Resort (the greatest bar/restaurant ever). Comment and I'll get back to you before I leave tomorrow around one-ish. Beyond that, I’ll see you people in a few days.

    • Compelling Crab (show)

      12 years ago

      WAYRAD

      So the Deadliest Catch just ended another addictive season on Discovery. Sig and Edger Hansen are badasses. I heart those Norwegian, Viking looking, gruff bastards. I don’t even mind when Edger gets the urge to cut out and eat the still beating heart of a Bering Sea Cod. To bad there will be no decent TV on for a while. At least if I want to hear Mike Rowe, Dirty Jobs will be back on next week. It’s always funny when he gets attacked by ostriches or thrown into some other lovely situation. They’re on now telling sea-stories and drinking, good stuff.

    • AdjutantReflex

      12 years ago

      WAYRAD

      Incase anyone cares, It would seem that a new ARG has started involving the Halo Universe. Some people received emails from MS with a poem and most importantly a glyph. It is one of the symbols that were scattered about in Halo: CE and Halo 2. Shortly after this, bungie.net forums were stirred up with the cryptic messages from a new member by the name of AdjutantReflex. Then AR started posting messages on halo.bungie.org with similarly eerie word choices. There is a pseudo-animated comic attached to halo3.com and mentions of a mystery in Africa in the Sunday newspaper advertisements. There are UFO websites popping up and protesters in at least 3 major world cities (Vancouver B.C., New York, and London). The thing that links all of this together is the glyph and Africa. Here is a link to HBO’s new ARG site with all of the info (timeline, AR posts, pictures, and links to all the related sites).

      halo.bungie.org/news.html?item=18982

      It’s I Love Bees all over again, but a little more complex this time. There is page with a countdown timer that will run out in about three days, should be interesting. Major marketing campaign FTW!

    • PS3 = Fail

      12 years ago

      WAYRAD

      The following is an article off of engadget.com. I love that Sony is stumbling so badly.

      www.engadget.com/2007/06/07/sony-announces-ps3-related-job-cuts-in-us-forgets-to-mention/

      It's not like we didn't see it coming or anything what with Sony's game division -- home of the PS3 -- recently posting a $1.91 billion loss for the year. But man, our hearts go out to those whose jobs at Sony Computer Entertainment are now on the chopping block. Thing is, Sony, while announcing plans to cut jobs in the US, is only turning the screw deeper by not providing any details. The move comes as Sony struggles to keep up with Nintendo which again snagged top-honors for the 4th consecutive month in the US market: 360,000 Wiis sold to the PS3's 82,000 while Microsoft sold 174,000 Xbox 360s. The gap between the Wii and PS3 sales in Japan is just as bad, if not worse. Fortunately for Sony, their Bravia LCD TVs, VAIO computers, and Handycams are all doing well enough to (mostly) offset the PS3 related losses. We'll have to wait and see if Sony's summer game catalog, bigger disks, and possible price cuts can reverse SCE's fortunes.

    • Malfunctions and a Cup of Coffee

      12 years ago

      WAYRAD

      And here is an article I wrote about three years ago (not published). I mentioned it to Kylsie after she posted her article (published). It was a long-winded mess then and still is. I thought I would finally put it up, as I had said at the time. Enjoy! (or just try to)

      For the past few years the media and our government officials have been busy addressing the controversy over inappropriate material in popular media. Who could forget the infamous wardrobe malfunction at last year’s Super Bowl. As this year is nearing its close, we are faced with an offensive mini game in the infamous Grand Theft Auto(GTA): San Andreas video game. Both of these pop culture conversation pieces deal with sexually explicit material. Interest groups, media, and governmental agencies would have you think of them as the same. This mode of thinking is flawed. The cases differ in expectations and abilities to control content flow.

      There are certain expectations when turning on the Super Bowl. The teams run on the field with over produced entrances. Kick off, followed by four quarters of a competitive game. Then victory speeches, and if you’re lucky someone answers a question with “I’m going to Disneyland!†This is all anyone wants out of their TV on Super Bowl Sunday. Notice in my above list there is no mention of the half time show. No one actually wants to see that, right? Regardless, we get it shoved down our TV tubes.

      Enter Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake. Justin had to tear Janet’s top off to reveal one breast with a nipple covering. The next day it was all you heard about. In fact it was the most downloaded image off of the internet. Immediately after this, every special interest group and the FCC were out for blood.

      As much as it pains me to say it, they were all right. When some football loving parent out in TV land sat down with their kids that day, there was no way of knowing that was a part of the show. There was no way to self-censor.

      Janet and her little friend broke the rules, and the people’s trust with that type of content. Viacom inc., the parent company of CBS, was hit with a $550k fine as a result.

      There are certain expectations one has turning on a video game titled Grand Theft Auto. Pick up the controller, turn on the console, and let the carnage begin. Everything goes in this open-ended environment. It will be a nonstop, law breaking marathon; that is all we know for sure.

      GTA San Andreas was home free until June. A hacker found and activated some disabled code for a mini game not meant for anyone to play. Enter the hot coffee mod. Through a downloadable software modification you were now allowed to manipulate your onscreen avatar into having sexual relations with his in-game girlfriend. This was after you were invited into her home for coffee, hence the name. The video game publisher said it was not intended to be playable and therefore had not been mentioned to the video game industries rating group, the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).

      With the mod on the net, the ESRB has pulled the game from shelves to be re-rated, or have the offending code removed. This may help end the current controversy in the game industry, but that’s not the point.

      The rating system as a whole is key here. On the bottom corner of every game box is a rating symbol put there by the ESRB. The ratings range from Early Childhood to Adults Only. GTA’s rating has always been Mature. This means you have to be seventeen years old to play it, and in most stores to buy it. If you are too young or find the violence offensive, you are able to avoid this title with the help of the rating system. If a child can’t buy it, then someone else has to. If a child could buy it, they still have an adult looking after their interests. My question is: where are these parents? All a parent must do is spend five minutes in front of any mature title to see they really mean mature. The next step would be acting like a parent. Take the game away and be done with it, if you truly object.

      Worried the kids will sneak one past you? The more advanced consoles, like Microsoft’s X-Box console, have parental controls built right in. In the settings screen, choose the level of content that is appropriate per your parenting style. Like something out of a bad infomercial, “You set it and forget it!â€Â

      While both events involve sexually explicit material, they were brought to homes by two totally different means. Janet’s breast was sent to your TV without warning. It was a completely uncontrollable situation for parents. GTA had to be purchased and physically brought into the home. Unlike nipple-gate, this is a completely controllable situation.

      TV and video game censors strive to inform parents about content. This is a necessary job in the 21st century. Their ratings are merely a guide for parents, not a magical solution. Parental responsibility is the biggest factor in play here. If you are a parent and don’t know what your children are watching on TV and the games they’re playing, take an interest. They’ll thank you some day.

      If you made it to the end of this you get a star. smiley9.gif See, there it is.

    • Beta joy

      12 years ago

      WAYRAD

      Subject: Welcome to the Halo 3 Friends and Family Public Beta!

      Disembodied Soul
      Emotional Support
      Sent: 5/11/2007
      Welcome to the Bungie Friends & Family Halo 3 beta!

      In order to play the Halo 3 Multiplayer Beta, you will need an Xbox 360 with a hard drive and an Xbox LIVE Gold account.

      Your beta download code is: censored!

      This code will allow you to download the Halo 3 Beta to one Xbox 360 console, one time.

      Instructions for installing and launching the beta are below:

      1. Turn on your Xbox 360 and sign-in with your Xbox LIVE Gold account
      2. Select “Marketplace†from the Xbox LIVE dashboard
      3. Select the “Redeem Code†option
      4. Enter a beta download code
      5. Once the download completes, navigate to the “Games†blade of the dashboard
      6. Select “Demos and Moreâ€Â
      7. Select and launch the Halo 3 Multiplayer Beta!

      The initial download may take some time depending on network traffic and your own internet connection. Please be patient.

      Please note that the Halo 3 beta only supports Matchmaking play over Xbox Live. You will not be able to play any custom games or play in offline/system link matches. You can, however, play with a friend in split-screen games in the Social playlists.

      You can visit our website and interact with other beta participants and leave feedback for Bungie in our forum located at www.bungie.net/Forums/Halo3Beta. This forum will be active as of Friday 5/11. Staring Tuesday, 5/15, we will have a wealth of information available to give you an edge against the online competition. Bungie.net will also give you a chance to review a sampling of post-game statistics from the matches you play online.

      If you have problems or need assistance please visit the Bungie.net forum listed above. Do not respond this message, the Soul isn't listening.

      Thank you and have fun playing the Halo 3 Multiplayer Beta!

      Sincerely,
      The Bungie Team


      I received this on my bungie.net account this morning. I am a happy guy. I won a spot in that rule of three competition a few months ago. I also have Crackdown. Now, all the 360s in the house will have a Halo 3 beta on them. Hope to see some of you on the beta. If there is clan support, how about a RvB clan? I think Shibby said something about it. Let me know.

      edit
      I have played it. It looks fantastic an my plasma. Love bungie. smiley12.gif

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  • Comments (244)

    • MrVash

      10 years ago

      Congrats on being FU. smiley0.gif

    • MariaDawn

      10 years ago

      Hey there handsome, just thought I'd drop in and shed a little light on your day. smiley8.gif

      I hope all is going well for you, I would love to hear from you sometime or even get some online multi-player action started with you. Let me know if you're up for it. smiley1.gif

    • MariaDawn

      11 years ago

      2008BestWishes.gif

    • kylsie

      11 years ago

      Well my, my sir. You are quite the sweetheart. Glad to see someone still appreciates us pale kids.

    • FierceMercy

      11 years ago

      Don't you suppose it's time you think of something to write in a new journal entry? =P

    • wussie

      11 years ago

      DUDE, you did NOT have to do that, THANKS!

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

      11 years ago

      That photo is actually about 2.5 years old. Around the time of Comic Con, Austin hadn't seen the sun for months. This was a horrible summer. No sunshine; only rain.

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

      11 years ago

      No. I think Kathleen might be in it though?

    • kylsie

      11 years ago

      That does sound terrifying.

    • AdmiralANGER

      11 years ago

      McKay? An attention whore? Who would've guessed.

    • shibby3230

      11 years ago

      When I saw that, I think I peed in my pants a little.

    • Kiarushka

      11 years ago

      Oy

      Well, at least he's not morbidly obese and has the armor breaking apart. =/

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

      11 years ago

      I want to be that strap

    • Mearcoos

      11 years ago

      one of the funniest parodies. love it. bobba fettes softer side. and darth explaining to luke after chopping his arm off that not only is he is father and that leah is his sister, but the force is really just a bacteria called midecloreans.

    • Mearcoos

      11 years ago

      yeah i am with you. Totally. have you seen the robot chicken starwars?

    • AceHBKRVD

      11 years ago

      Anytime. Go out into the world and spread the word of Stupid Vos

    • wussie

      11 years ago

      yeah, I hope to make it next year

    • cavewoman121

      11 years ago

      congrats on being featured user ^___^

    • alexios

      11 years ago

      Then you have no sister.

      See to it that her name is stricken from the family tree.

      Seriously, how do you grow up in Tucson, rooting for the Wildcats, and then decide to go to ASU?

    • Lux_Tannin

      11 years ago

      haha funny

    • Lux_Tannin

      11 years ago

      She's my best friend....why wouldn't I want to live with her......shes nice to me and she cares smiley1.gif

    • FierceMercy

      11 years ago

      Well... 1+ Ditto for getting a kick out of it, 3+ Cool for appreciation of the kindness and +16 Zing for that hot bod of yours and your gorgeous arms. smiley8.gif

    • FierceMercy

      11 years ago

      Haha! I did! You just made my night, sugar. smiley8.gifsmiley12.gif

      Thank you!!! smiley0.gif

    • AceHBKRVD

      11 years ago

      put www.usersigs.com/site/./data/media/4/OA_Userbar.jpg
      then put [/img] right behind it and [ img ] (no spaces) right in front of it

      then you have OA_Userbar.jpg

    • gpmarine0

      11 years ago

      OH MY FREAKIN GOODNESS!!!!
      AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • FierceMercy

      11 years ago

      Smart ass.

      I actually haven't seen that article, but have been noticing some buzz around the forums about it. Should be good stuff, looking forward to it. =)

    • FierceMercy

      11 years ago

      Nah, not so much... I mean, when you kiss ass at a con, it's expected. =p Only teasing. ;o)

      Damn, I really miss my smilies. >=-I

    • gpmarine0

      11 years ago

      i just noticed your the featured user lol

    • FierceMercy

      11 years ago

      Well, well, well, look at who's featured this evening. =P

    • shibby3230

      11 years ago

      No, I hadn't, but thank you very much for letting me know, that's really awesome.

    • AdmiralANGER

      11 years ago

      My PINK shirt helped me with my 15 minutes of fame on Saturday. Enjoy your 15 minutes buddy.

    • Green_knight

      11 years ago

      Me neither.

    • Skidmarkman

      11 years ago

      So Blarg-honk-blarg then? This is confusing..

    • Skidmarkman

      11 years ago

      How do you say chug-a-lug in the Convenant language?

    • gpmarine0

      11 years ago

      Oh i see
      yeah i only went saturday too
      Just for Joesph Staten & Eric Nylund
      Wait who were you waiting for at 8:30?

    • gpmarine0

      11 years ago

      By the way did you go the Kevin Smith panel on friday night?

    • gpmarine0

      11 years ago

      Well i played it
      Really, its not really hard
      Its fun to play and all but whne Halo 3 comes out
      I wouldn't play it at all!
      lol

    • gpmarine0

      11 years ago

      I still cant believe I met Joesph Staten
      haha
      I framed that picture because everytime i look at
      I'm just like
      WOW!
      I met Joesph Staten!!
      lol

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

      11 years ago

      Aw, thanks!

    • mikest1

      11 years ago

      Hey, no prob. I met Becca, Burnie, and Luke at RvBTO, and Gus, Jason, and Gavino at Otakon. I still haven't met the rest. I highly reccommend RvBTO.

    • mikest1

      11 years ago

      How did you like ComicCon? I really wish I was there! Congrats also!

    • Green_knight

      11 years ago

      Congratulations on being Featured User!

      yay!! smiley0.gif

    • boomstickboy

      11 years ago

      Thats funny! Were are all of your friends to let you know this kinda stuff? LOL smiley0.gifsmiley0.gif

    • boomstickboy

      11 years ago

      Congrats on being FU!

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

      11 years ago

      Thanks for swinging by the booth man, it was great to meet you!!

    • FierceMercy

      11 years ago

      Fun and old do not belong together. =P I'm hoping what I learn and achieve through classes will be worth it all. Too bad they don't offer gamer point achievements in college, then I might be having a little fun at least. =P

    • wussie

      11 years ago

      how much cash you bring to the con itself depends on if you plan on bringing food with you, or eating there, and if you plan on purchasing anything at the con itself. Food at the con itself tends to be very nasty tasting and overpriced (think school lunch rubber pizza for 10 bucks) so I tend to recommend you bring your own in a pack or bag of somesort. Also, if you plan on buying con exclusive toys, comic books, things like that bring a decent amount of ready cash. You can get away with spending only 50 bucks for the whole con (purchasing tickets in advance, bringing food from home and staying with a friend or at your own home instead of a hotel) But I would seriously suggest around 200 bucks if you plan on buying ANYTHING at the con.

    • kylsie

      11 years ago

      Oh, I'm a nerd too, that's what I thought you meant, actually... I just couldn't see it, so I figured I was wrong...

    • kylsie

      11 years ago

      Wickett?

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