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@  TonyDP : (11 April 2015 - 06:14 PM) Destiny has kind of gobble up all my playtime; I start other games but always seem to gravitate back to Destiny in the hopes of scoring that next Legendary or Exotic item.
@  AKA Superman : (11 April 2015 - 06:14 PM) I haven't been on much lately...met the love of my life and been spending time that never seems to be enough with her. I'm still gaming here and there, but very seldom. Happier than I've ever been!
@  AKA Superman : (11 April 2015 - 06:19 PM) MKX Tournament live now...lots of impressive combos and gameplay. http://www.twitch.tv/netherrealm
@  Brandino : (12 April 2015 - 01:20 AM) I literally spent the last month trying out over 1000 games on mame lol...  trying to figure out which ones i want in the collection
@  Goldenheart : (13 April 2015 - 06:17 AM) That's awesome Supes. I'm happy for ya.
@  Goldenheart : (13 April 2015 - 06:17 AM) Brandino, cool project. Which ones are you leaning towards?
@  colonel_j2020 : (13 April 2015 - 05:00 PM) Good stuff Supes, all the best!!
@  d2_s : (15 April 2015 - 03:57 AM) D2 is happy for you Supes :)
@  d2_s : (15 April 2015 - 04:00 AM) @Tony If you're wondering why I havent been around, it's because I havent had real Intermet for a while. There's a major fault at my local exchange and Earliest estimates are that I'll have Internet around April 24. I've been occassionally logging in with my cellphone, but limited data caps prevent me doing too much. Now with this 6GB Destiny patch I can't really play at all until I have real broadband again.
@  Goldenheart : (15 April 2015 - 06:08 AM) d2, Adam Orth would like to remind you at least your vacuum cleaner still works. :-P
@  d2_s : (15 April 2015 - 08:09 AM) haha nice one GH
@  SpaceInsomniac : (15 April 2015 - 11:35 AM) Great news, Mr. Superman. :)
@  TonyDP : (15 April 2015 - 09:10 PM) No problems d2; I haven't been doing much with Destiny lately other than the weekly strikes and checking in on Fridays to see what Xur sells (I hope you were able to at least score the Suros Regime last week).
@  TonyDP : (15 April 2015 - 09:11 PM) Weekly heroic strikes that is. Hope you get back online soon.
@  d2_s : (18 April 2015 - 04:18 AM) Hey Tony, I did score the Suros on PSN. On Xbox I already have all the exotic weapons bar the Necrocasm so Im good there thankfully.
@  TonyDP : (18 April 2015 - 08:11 PM) d2, I think you need to do the Crota raid on hard until you score a Crux of Crota drop; very rare from what I've read. I picked up The Last Word yesterday and have been buffing that one one. Nice hand cannon; should come in handy for PvP exotic bounties.
@  d2_s : (18 April 2015 - 10:57 PM) Hi Tony, yes you are correct. I do the hard raid 3 times per week and funnily enough the crux just dropped for me 5 minutes ago so i now have all the weapons until HoW is out that is :)
@  d2_s : (18 April 2015 - 11:04 PM) Shoukd mention i have all VoG raid weapons and all Crota raid weapons bar ty black hammer, whcih simply does not want to drop for me.
@  TonyDP : (19 April 2015 - 06:58 PM) Been reading that HoW will let you upgrade your legendaries as well as exotics so make sure you hold onto any legendaries you like
@  d2_s : (24 April 2015 - 11:47 PM) Finally got that Black Hammer so it's official, I have all raid and exotic weapons in Destiny. Also got the 1000 gamerscore a few weeks back. So I'm good until HoW.

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#1 SpaceInsomniac

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 04:12 AM

Not too long ago, there was a time when not everyone had high speed internet.  I still remember going to IGN and waiting 30 minutes to an hour for a gameplay video that lasted only a few minutes, and played in a window that was perhaps a tenth the size of the screen.  And early streaming video technology was horrible at best.

Like this, only smaller:


Now days, I just hop over to Giant Bomb and I'm streaming an hour of gameplay that looks better than an SD television.  Ain't technology grand?

But just as home consoles killed arcades, and MP3s killed record stores, high-quality streaming video killed the demand for another type of business.  There was a time when people who wanted to watch pornography had to leave their house and actually make contact with other human beings at a rental store.  There's a disturbing thought.  And just as people bitch about their retail job, and the customers they have to deal with, you just know that the people who worked at these places must have had some very interesting stories to tell.

That brings me to this blog, which I first read before I was even aware of the word "blog," and which has now been removed from its original URL.  You have to use the internet wayback machine to read it at this point, but I've already done that work for you.  Here's a quick excerpt:

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Lots of people are hung up on a particular race, or a particular racial combination, and many straight men are pretty specific about breast size (The Nice Rack series and theItty Bitty Titty series seem to rent fairly evenly). The most common fetish, if you can call something so common a fetish, is for borderline jailbait. This is true of both straight and gay porn. The gay series to watch are Eighteen Today, Just 18 and Gay and First Time Tryers. The straight series are Bring 'Em Young, Barely Legal, and, horrifyingly,Faces with Braces. We actually have a guy who vets all our videos and makes sure that nobody is under 18, but still, guys who bring a stack of those up to the counter make me want to hiss and warn them away from my little sisters. And it's never the 21-year-olds who rent Barely Legal, it's always the 45-and-ups. Gah. The 21-year-olds do occasionally rent the one Older Women, Hotter Sex video we have. I approve of this, in a shocking display of my own personal prejudices.

And as one more example:

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Several of our straight porn boxes have a cheerful little blue circle on the front. It's designed to look like a sticker and it says "Gaping Asshole Inside!" in the same sort of cheerful font one might use for "Now with more fiber!" or "New fresh scent!"

It is clearly meant to be a feature, a sort of guarantee of quality: whatever else may or may not happen in this film, you are guaranteed at least one gaping asshole. Frequently there is also a gaping asshole holding the box, but that issue is not addressed.


It's even more specific, detailed, humorous, and disturbing from there, and it's an absolutely fascinating read.  Check it out:
http://web.archive.o...om/mb/tpcs.html


Lastly, BE HAPPY!


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Posted 17 June 2012 - 05:45 AM

So I started reading this again, and found one section that I can absolutely relate to:

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A man came in today and a note popped up on his file: "This charmer shoved his tapes on the counter in front of the disabled guy who wasn't getting out of his way fast enough."

The man is screwed for life at our store and he doesn't even know it. No, we won't be deliberately mean to him or short change him or anything like that. But we also won't cut him a break on late fees or give him the benefit of the doubt on damage claims or go out of our way to help him out, which we frequently do.

Clerk Karma happens more for our customers than people think, and it's odd how far-reaching, if minor, the effects can be. Even the highest management will take a note into an account. A fee on an account with a note that says "This guy admits it was his fault but he was really cool about it." usually gets reduced by the Powers that Be. "This guy screamed at me for 20 minutes." is unlikely to get the same friendly reprieve.

I like it. We're not penalizing the jerks so much as rewarding the good, and it's comforting to know that life sometimes works that way, even if it's on a small scale. And of course, many small scales I don't know about may be adding up all over town.

I really liked reading this, because I feel the exact same way.  I work in retail, and rude or pushy customers basically have to pry customer service out of me.  I do the very minimum required, unless they specifically request that I take a particular action.  Polite and thankful customers end up learning about all sorts of things I can do to acquire the item they're looking for, or help them with whatever problem they might have.

Whenever I notice mean, rude or unthankful people throughout life, I have to wonder just how much more difficult they're making their lives.
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Posted 21 June 2012 - 05:59 AM

I started reading this in bed the other day, and read most of it until later than I should have. Strangely entertaining.

No thumb print on my iPad...sorry to disappoint.
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