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Best Buy Canada not looking forward to Wrath of the Lich King {WoW}

Sep 27th 2008 5:28PM Right on. I had applied for that copy editing job here in Vancouver at Best Buy/Future Shop HQ, but got passed over. It's good to know that the job will be reposted in the next week or two.

The 10 people you need to know in WoW {WoW}

Sep 4th 2008 6:18PM Yeah, I had to back away after the third sample. What an ass. Someone goes off like that in a guild raid, either they go or I go. If they're the lead, I go. Pretty much instantly.

WoW movie poster contest winners announced {WoW}

Aug 26th 2008 7:43PM Terrible, each of the five winners. Unbelievable.

WoW Crossword 8/17/08 {WoW}

Aug 17th 2008 6:13PM I like the puzzles, but they aren't really crosswords; they're word crosses. Crosswords require a rotationally symmetrical grid, and, at least under American crossword construction convention, every square must be part of two words. What the software describes as "the free-form style" isn't properly a crossword.

This is not to criticize the puzzles in any way; I like 'em, and a conventional themed crossword rarely has more than a handful of themed words, which would limit their appeal here.

I'm just being pedantic. ;-)

WWI '08 Panel: Death Knight {WoW}

Jun 29th 2008 4:25PM All I can say to tanks that are worried about being put out of a job is this:

Stop ignoring those "LFM -- need a tank" calls in chat. Start building relationships now. We'll still group with you in November if we know who you are today.

Because I can pretty much guarantee that if I have to keep waiting for an hour or more for a tank to agree to PUG it out, no other warriors or pallies will be in my pugs, or filling out my guild runs. Payback's a bitch. And don't bother to respec; we'll take the CC/DPS classes, because we're not idiots.

If you still want to get off on being the linchpin of the group and in such high demand that you can pick and choose, you could always reroll a healer (but not a holy pally -- remember that we won't be grouping with them). With everyone and their brother wanting to tank, healers will be in high demand.

America's Most Hated Foods {Slashfood}

Jun 24th 2008 9:08PM Marry me, Janine.

Mayo is #1 on my list. Even the thought of mayo is enough to make me gag.

Mangosteen: the next wonder fruit? {Slashfood}

Jun 22nd 2008 8:04PM Mangosteens are the "queen of fruits". There are actually two growing seasons: one season in Thailand and the other in Australia. And, apparently, there has been some luck growing them in California while skirting some kind of law against it. I don't recall the details.

You can find Mangosteens all over the place in Vancouver at just about any decent Chinese grocery store. The problem is that they're always old, wrinkled and dark purple, rather than bright, shiny and reddish-purple. They're the dregs of the crop, but they're amazingly good.

Avoid the mangosteen juice you might get pitched. Apparently, it's one of the fad items being shucked by multi-level marketers (read: pyramid schemes).

But if you can find some mangosteens, try 'em. They're awesome, and hard to describe.

Hot dog hamburger in the UK {Slashfood}

Jun 18th 2008 2:43PM There's nothing unusual about a hamburger with a hot dog on top. I've seen it at many burger places, all over Canada and the US. Where I live (Vancouver, BC), a local chain called Vera's has it on their menu. They call it "The Frank" -- a burger with half a hot dog on top.

Hits and misses among the nation's stadium food. How does your city rank? {Slashfood}

Jun 8th 2008 10:51AM Anyone who's ever been to a Mariners game knows that the best bite in the stadium is the garlic fries. Ichiroll? Please.

How to make 10,000 gold in a month {WoW}

Jun 1st 2008 6:48AM I'm not taking FP rides; I'm a mage. I had to fudge the description based on what I would imagine other people doing. ;-)