September 17, 2015
While I moved around a LOT as a kid, I manged to spend 7th grade through my senior year in one place (with summers visiting another). That place was Davis County, Iowa. There are like 8 or 9 tiny communities in the county and I lived in the 2nd largest of 200-300 people. High School and pretty much everything "civilized" worth a damn in the county was located in the county seat of Bloomfield.
Bloomfield had maybe 6K residents and the county as a while 9K, so you can see how rural the place was. What I found surprising was that Bloomfield was ranked #4 in the 10 most redneck cities in Iowa.
...glad I got out I guess. I do still miss parts of the county though...
September 11, 2015
I think this video qualifies...
August 13, 2015
Now I'm not a hug metal fan, but the news of a Metal-Themed Ned Flanders Band is hilarious! I can't embed the player so you'll have to hop over to check Okilly Dokilly out.
July 10, 2015
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I stopped by the local Jacksons for a soda and as I was walking up to the counter I overheard a customer complaining to the Manager that there was a guy outside who wouldn't stop smoking. I look up and a fricken Jacksons' employee is standing between two pumps smoking.....seriously? The Manager gets on the outside speaker and tells him to stop smoking. Of course this dimwit just waves her off instead of....I don't know....doing what you boss, I'm sure company policy, and common sense says you should (or in this case shouldn't do).
Wow...all kinds of stupid there.
Of course he eventually puts out the cigarette, when he's basically finished, and comes into the store. The Manager wishes me a good afternoon and all I could say was, "I'd wish you the same, but I think its too late." I get in my car and pick up my phone thinking I'd call my Manager friend that works for Jacksons. As soon as I unlock my phone I get a notification that I got a review on something I wrote and put up on DriveThruRPG.
Since an actual review is a once-in-a-blue moon thing for me I followed the link and read this wonderful 4 out of 5 stars review. I've just cut and pasted so any errors are not mine:
"Enjoy the ease of using this product, ecepecially when you're trying to create a load of npcs. The only problem that I have is that I have had to modify it because I can't find a d30 anywhere around."
I just don't get people....why would you even download a free d30 table if you didn't have a d30? If you thought maybe you could tweak it for use with another die, great....but don't consider it a problem after you've downloaded it.