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Checkpoint: Distraction Edition

Checkpoint - Distraction Edition

It’s been a hellish weekend. Not necessarily a bad weekend (I learned and demystified a number of things with my girlfriend) but it was a torturous weekend full of nagging restlessness and a desperate desire for distractions. But I didn’t get into heavy drinking (just two or three shots of delicious Tito’s Handmade vodka whilst I’m writing this) or gaming because I was too damned tired/ill for one and didn’t want to do the other by my lonesome.

I found distractions in TV shows and the endless stream of old Giant Bombcast episodes (Thank you, Mixlr).

I finally started True Detective. I’ve only watched one episode but the character performances are so captivating that I’m already onboard for more.

The real hero of the weekend was Seinfeld though. I’m already 20 – 30 episodes into the series and I’m loving each and every episode. It holds up because I’ve lived through the 90’s and I understand what life was like without cellphones and the internet. Some of the jokes and scenarios will not play in 2014 but other things like commentary on people and society still plays.

In many ways, Seinfeld reminds me that there was a time where face to face interaction was a necessity. If you wanted to meet people and confront them about things, you had to do it in person. You could interact via the telephone but since it was more of a fixed communication method, it was often taboo to conduct any formal relationship business through it. Nowadays, I see people hold texting on the same footing as in person meet ups because the phone is always with a person.

It’s a fun time and I am so glad I am tackling this void in my “comedy history”. I feel like my life would not be complete without it.

I try not to get into personal issues on this blog thing but I like I need to vent some criticisms of myself. But I won’t pollute this blog with that shit, so I will point you here (link incoming) if you’re curious.

inFamous: Second Son could very well be the weakest of the inFamous games on the open world front. It may look and perform better than the previous games but many of the side quests are stale. I also found Seattle to be beautiful to look at but boring to traverse. I’m enjoying Delsin’s performance but if I hear “A man, a plan and an aerosol can” again, I might snap.

Good news! Battlefield 4 multiplayer on the PlayStation 4 is playable.

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