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Jennifer Aniston and Chelsea Handler Hit Cabo Together for Thanksgiving {PopEater}

Nov 27th 2010 2:39AM The better question is why did you read it?

Chelsea Handler: 'My Dad Threatened to Sue Me' {PopEater}

Mar 16th 2010 11:31AM Bitter, party of you!

Chelsea Handler: 'My Dad Threatened to Sue Me' {PopEater}

Mar 16th 2010 11:30AM What you lack in wit you can't even make up for in attention span; the article you just finished reading says she's 35.

I Slept With Tucker Max, the Internet's Biggest Asshat {Lemondrop}

Nov 24th 2009 12:13PM @ Pandora: You're doing a super job "managing" these comments. You seem especially concerned with the notion that Tucker Max has a reputation for passing along STD gifts that keeps on giving. What, will tales of a little bout of herpes have a negative impact on his carefully created bad reputation?

What are you doing here anyway? Trying to track the "fan base" in a misguided attempt to assist in better marketing the dvd? Or is your steady monitoring of these blog comments just the action of your everyday sycophant, pandering to what you mistake for the pseudo-celebrity of someone with less recognition than Octo-mom?

Tell us: Is this fake blog actually effective in directing new traffic to Tucker's fake blog? How many other web sites are you responsible for monitoring for your viral marketing purposes? Is this something you can put on your resume, or do you get paid with the false promise of the dubious opportunity to slobber all over Tucker Max's private parts? (If it's the latter, I actually feel sorry for you, you poor, silly fanboy.)

I Slept With Tucker Max, the Internet's Biggest Asshat {Lemondrop}

Nov 24th 2009 11:34AM This whole thing reads like it was written by Max or one of his fanboys.

The ethics of a botched deal, redux {WoW}

Dec 16th 2008 11:33AM GREAT story and I'm especially pleased to see it had the happy ending it deserved.

I actually tend to play WoW much as I play life - with a pretty strict sense of fairplay. In your example I would have not only refused the tip, I'd have pointed out that as the crafter I had the responsibility to know it was BoP.

Thing is, in WoW as in the real world, there are people who are in it for themselves and couldn't care less who they stomp on in the process. I'm always curious as to whether people behave in ways they wouldn't dare in real life, or if in-game behavior is consistent with real life behavior.

WoW has plenty of ethically-challenged players whose robotic response is "Why.So.Serious? It's just a game!" You have your day ruiner camping gankers who focus exclusively on disrupting lowbie quests. You have your PUG raid members who participate til they get an item they want and immediately log out or hearth. You have your honor farmers in AV who either guard the cave or participate just long enough to die and then never leave the graveyard.

That said, for every a-hole in WoW there are many more generous, nice players. Like the mage who offered my priest water in Grizzly yesterday, or the warlock who gave my priest spellpower potions after I threw a heal at her when she aggro'd too much in Dragon's Blight, or the warlock on my new server who gave my lowbie hunter a healthstone. Not to mention the warriors and rogues and death knights passing by who saw my priest in water a little too hot and took the time to stop and quickly help clear stuff off of her. This goodwill can even extend across factions - for every player who ganked my leveling priest, another enemy player helped her. (Well, it might not quite be a one for one thing, but there have been plenty.)

In my experience, more often than not people randomly extend themselves in gestures of goodwill wanting NOTHING in return and completely cancel out the occasional jerk we've all come across in the game. I think releasing the blacksmith from the guild was a good call, because it put social pressure on the player to think about how his actions impact others and how that translates into his trustworthiness when he wants to be part of a team. Maybe he learned you get out of it what you put into it? Or maybe he found a group of like-minded people who sneered at the goody-two shoes and welcomed him with open arms? Who knows.

15 Minutes of Fame: More dings, less killing Part 2 {WoW}

Nov 18th 2008 11:02PM I agree: impressive!

Countdown to Wrath Giveaway: Day 7 - Wrath Collector's Edition box {WoW}

Nov 6th 2008 7:47AM Butters: "I don't play World of Warcraft!"

Cartman: "Butters, you said you're on your computer all the time."

Butters: "Yah, but I'm playing Hello Kitty I'm an Adventure!"

Cartman: "Butters, go buy World of Warcraft and install it on your computer and join the online sensation before we all murder you."

South Park/Make Love, Not Warcraft

Ghostcrawler talks about Paladin nerfs {WoW}

Oct 27th 2008 9:20AM It wasn't fair to always-been ret pallys and it wasn't fair to any other class to release buffs they knew going in they'd nerf to oblivion.

I agree it's great Blizz is paying any mind - even on Saturday night as posts in the live forums were flying, someone at Blizz was busy locking up any thread making reference to canceling accounts. So someone cares enough to at least shut people up and work on spin control. Now if only we could get anyone at Blizz to give a good gd about priests. (In their forums not even the thread titled "Top 10 reasons priests should quit wow" was locked.)