Love to Eat Turkey

Hey, it’s Thanksgiving! I’m sad to say we are doing nothing to celebrate. We are becoming assimilated into the Borg of American culcher. I will say, though, that if Thanksgiving serves as a commercial bulwark against Christmas then it's nice to have that bulwark in November. In Canada, I seem to recall Halloween pumpkins and Santa dolls side by side on shelves.

At least we can finally talk freely about R:tAG’s company’s new product.* At least I’m pretty sure it’s OK to talk about it. I figure if I can find a bunch of Google references to it, the cat is pretty much out of the bag. The project was called “Fight Club” for the longest time, as a code name sort of thing, which led to some confusion about thinking Cryptic was actually doing an MMO of Fight Club. Which I personally don’t think would work very well. I mean, what would be unique about a Fight Club MMO? The chance to form into little disturbed cliques that the world outside doesn’t understand? The chance to beat the hell out of each other without consequences? The construction of an alternate persona to escape from the problems of your life?**

Er, the last paragraph was not meant to be a diatribe, as much as it seems to have been turning into one. This is a problem with off-the-cuff blogging; it takes you to unexpected and unrepresentative places. I have no real news to report and nothing (unusually enough!) that I feel that I can rant amusingly about. Even knitting, that topic of last resort, is off the table*** since all my current projects are gifts and therefore Top Secret. And while I’m willing to subject you, Gentle Readers, to the occasional boastful picture of a specific finished project, I doubt that most of you would find a discussion of the generalities of knitting very compelling.****

Have some turkey and mashed taters for me.



* Check out the preview video and tell me what you hear the lyrics to be, OK?

** Huh. Is it just me, or is that really missing the point of the movie?

*** Though a knitting store is opening within walking distance of where I work. Uh oh.

**** I could be wrong. Tips on how to do a K3tog tbl, anyone?

5 comments:

  1. Terry said...

    "You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else."

    I loved that movie. :) I'd play an MMO Fight Club. I feel like destroying something beautiful...  

  2. rilla said...

    I watched the promo video, and cranked up the volume, but I have no idea what they're saying.

    Is it in English? I can't tell...  

  3. Amy said...

    I have no idea if it's English. A guy at Cryptic called it a "Carmina Burana knockoff" and wrote down the lyrics he heard. They start off with "It's a turtle! In a turnip!" and go from there. I'll have to see if I'm allowed to publish the whole thing; it's pretty funny.  

  4. Anonymous said...

    happy non-thanksgiving, amy :)

    carla  

  5. Christopher said...

    Homemade Cabbage rolls and pehrogies are really really good.

    That is all ;)  

 

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