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May 3rd 2010 4:33PM me!

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May 3rd 2010 4:31PM me!

Here's the Trailer for David Simon's 'Treme' {AOL TV}

Mar 19th 2010 6:03PM I take it you've had a perfect life with absolutely no set-backs you've ever had to rebound from thus making this irrelevant to you?

This isn't about a hurricane, it's about the people who are picking up the pieces of their shattered lives.

TV 101: Wouldn't it be nice if HBO grew a pair? {AOL TV}

Feb 24th 2010 12:56PM the previous commenter, it's sorta biting the hand that feeds you. Obviously these things are built to flip a switch if/when HBO decides to go direct to consumer, but who knows when/if that'll ever happen, or if that will ever even be the right choice. It's seems to me like it's meant to be an added value to current subscribers rather than a stand alone piece.

You also have to realize that the setup currently in play is cable company? There is many many more than just one cable company in the U.S. so might be good holding off on over-arching criticisms until more deals come to light.

It seems like your biggest gripe is with the cable companys, and HBO falls victim to their structure.

Arcane Brilliance: Why I hate DPS meters {WoW}

Jan 23rd 2010 8:25PM The only time I've brought up damage meters was in a random PUG wherein the rogue was doing about 1k dps, everyone else was doing about 3k dps, and I (as the mage) was doing just over 4k. It didn't matter that the rogue was doing such bad dps until he needed on a BoE item he couldn't use (after everyone greeded), and felt there was nothing wrong with it.

Not only was he being carried throughout the entire roic, he was ninja'ing the loot.

Generally, though, I hate dps meters, as especially with high-movement fights like in ICC, it causes your dps to drop, despite the fact that you're doing exactly what you should be doing!

David Simon's Treme gets a teaser trailer and a premiere date {AOL TV}

Jan 11th 2010 9:16PM I take it you don't watch anything on Fox, and...well...pretty much every network, as they shaft shows quite often?

Arcane Brilliance: Enchanting your mage {WoW}

Jan 11th 2010 2:05AM lol, I've never done that. Always go with a druid and hunter, druid roots one, hunter pulls aggro to other side, fd, then I kill it (if it even gets that far) then we balls-to-the-walls the last one, and back on boss.

Done the warriors stun method too, but never the frost nova!

All the World's a Stage: A rose by any name {WoW}

Jan 11th 2010 1:46AM I always choose names that don't include pesky accents.

Not only are they impossible in-game (unless you know all the key commands for those fun names and can do them off-the-cuff), but I've always felt they lacked originality.

Plus, if you have to use the accents, it means someone else on your server already has the name!

Officers' Quarters: Casual raiding 2009 {WoW}

Nov 30th 2009 2:24PM I don't think I've seen this mentioned, but one of the best ways to grow is by scheduling a weekly pug.

Pick a time that most people can be on, say you have 5 people who can be on Friday nights. Pug the other 5 people and do a raid that fits your gear/skill level. After you finish the raid, let the pugs know that this is a weekly raid you put together, and send them a calendar invite for the next week.

The next week you might not get all of them back, but you might get a couple. Pug whatever is needed and include them, along with the no-shows on the following week's raid schedule. Once you're ready, flip it to a 25-man and do the same thing.

As long as your guild maintains a mature, fair reputation, repeat Pugs will notice, and if they feel they can get what they want by coming to your guild, then your guild grows.

The most important thing across all levels is to schedule. Schedule VoA and Ony trips on Tuesday nights, and create regular pugs with that as well. (I only say Tuesday because from experience, people want to do those right away.)

With the guild I'm in, there are a number of regular Pugs who have stuck with us through Naxx days, and are running ToC 25 with us now. Some of the Pugs have joined the guild, and it's helped. We even started running an Ulduar hard-mode with regular pugs who understand that we're trying to progress, and it might be messy.

Oprah to end syndicated show in September 2011 {AOL TV}

Nov 20th 2009 12:07AM Did your mother ever tell you to quit acting your shoe size?

Perhaps she should have.