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Music video for the week is easily Steam Powered Giraffe "Malfunction". It's a song with meaning, beside being a fabulous track in its own right. (h/t jenn_dolari!)

/u/marshykip very kindly drew me. ^_^

Chris Kluwe outdoes even The Rude Pundit, in this fabulous diatribe, so tragically warranted.

So, I finally became the last person on the planet to buy Kerbal Space Program. ^_^ The latest 66% off sale swung me over. (Of course, at a time when I can't actually take advantage of it, being down at my mother's for Yule, and consequently, reliant on cellular connectivity - specifically, 6GB at full speed, and unlimited thereafter at 256kbps)

And of course, whatever you're celebrating around now, I hope everyone has a wonderful time. ^_^ Here, the duck's coming out of the oven in a bit, with the rather too snug fitting roasting pan now laden down with parsnips (microwaved to prepare them), roast potatoes (where I admittedly cheated and bought pre-prepared ones - a little stupidly, I bought the ones in duck fat, not remembering what they were going to be cooking with =:), brussels, and stuffing (some good sausage meat, a couple extra herbs, and several portabellini chopped up finely). Then there's also some red cabbage that's been microwave simmering away, some carrot batons I'll pop into the micro when it's time to serve, and gravy, which'll be just some granules, boosted with some extra herbs, and - well, I thought a slightly boozy gravy would work well with the duck, and thought Rumbullion might be just the ticket.. oh, well, such a pity that leaves much of the bottle unused. =:) And to go with it, a bottle of 2014 Beyerskloof Pinotage Reserve Selection, which sounded just right to work against such a tasty bird.

[ETA] Et voilà! Oh, yes, that worked. ^_^ It's lacking in artfulness, but not in flavor. =:9

 
 
 
 
 
 
You'll be happy to know you're not the last person on the planet to purchase that as it would imply everyone else owns it. I know I don't 'cause I never heard of it. :)

After looking it up, sounds interesting, but not enough for me to consider getting it considering my current beater PC doesn't even have a video card. (chuckle)

Enjoy the holidays.

Edited at 2016-12-25 03:31 pm (UTC)
Hee! It's interesting how things can be quite big, and many folk will nonetheless yet to have heard of them - the roomie surprised me similarly earlier this year by apparently not knowing of Oingo Boingo, Danny Elfman's long-running (but defunct as of 1996 or so) band, which ISTR he gave up on through all the performances' effects on his hearing. Brilliant music, in any event. ^_^

It's pretty fun stuff. ^_^ It's significantly realistic in the physics, to the point that there's an educational edition, whilst also having a good sense of humor about it all, with the astronauts and crew being Kerbals, who may well have inspired the Despicable Me minions. =:)

By all means, post any photos you want of the festivities. ^_^
Another non-Kerbal player! I learned of it earlier this year, and though it sounds like a lot of fun, I don't need a game that demands that amount of attention from me.

My computer gaming addictions are World of Warcraft, which I play with my wife, and sudoku, which I also play with my wife, frequently in restaurants while we're waiting for food.
*grin* That's probably the reason I haven't gone for it until now - I fit in very well with iOS games, where I can spend as much or as little time as I want, whether it's Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney, MLP: Puzzle Party, or Scrabble. It does look like fun, though, and the scientific authenticity appeals. Of course, I've yet to discover how well it works on Hazel, given it's now a three year old system - on the other paw, CPUs haven't made huge leaps in that time, though I suppose GPUs have progressed.

I love the look of WoW, but it's the sheer freedom of creativity afforded by Second Life that won me over - I can be just who I want to be, rather than being required to choose from their selection. (Very good as they are, though! I maybe should give a spin regardless, with the same usability caveat)

Sudoku! Those do look like fun. Haven't played any in a good while, but I can easily see the appeal. I suppose Scrabble fits that nook for me - I still only play on the "normal" difficulty setting, though, rather than the expert level, which seems to permit the iPad to play as many seven-letter words as it can. ^_^; As is, I usually aim for at least 350 points in a game.

If you ever drop by Second Life, give me a shout. ^_^ (What sort of av do you think you'd go for? You can be human, of course, but there are many other choices - I usually go with a relatively old leporine av that's just really come to feel like me in the years I've had it. There are mythicals of all stripe, mechanicals.. imagine it, and somebody's probably made something along those lines =:)
Gerbil? er, kerbal?? *sigh* count me out as well.

I like the video! It's quite fitting to social media folks. After the Glass Animals debacle I haven't watched any song related YouTube's. I am enjoying my trip back to the nineties, still: Soul Asylum has been duly noted and downloaded.

Parsnips *yum* You might take them for granted but I haven't had them in years! We had them every Thanksgiving and Christmas growing up, possibly due to my great-grandparents having emigrated here from England and my grandmother living with us after her husband passed.
Hee! It's really rather good, though. ^_^ (Said after having watched a good bit of Kerbal gameplay, that is, not personally playing) I do wish there were an iOS version, though.

Hm? That Glass Animals one was a bit of an odd video, true, and not one I'll play much, but surely, it's not worth sacrificing everything the site offers? I definitely enjoyed it, needless to say - I'll be checking out their other works, and am quite tempted to pick up one of their concert vids, conveniently available on Vimeo on Demand, with no DRM.

Woo, really? Agh, that's tragic! I admit, I don't use parsnips nearly often enough, but yes, they're quite a treasure! Such gentle sweetness, a mild spiciness - I can only suppose they don't like hot climates, else they'd surely be a favorite in India. Do you maybe have the option of setting up a little vegetable bed? (FSM knows, real tomatoes and peas far surpass anything in supermarkets!)
I haven't had them for years, but up in my neck of the woods, they are an early spring vegetable. You let them overwinter in the ground before harvest. They come out extremely sweet.
I actually DO know what KSP is!

I just don't really want to play it. Build-your-own-X games never appeal to me much.

As usual your dinner looks fantastic.