Conversation on Digg:
Sega does what Nintendon’t.
What, fail in the home console market?
Actually, they both did that. Nintendo just managed to bounce back.
WRONG, WRONG, WRONG! Nintendo never failed! Why do people keep insisting that they did? Failure insinuates a complete break down of the product line. Failure defines Sega’s line of consoles… Failure defines RadioShack’s line of computer systems… Failure defines something that does so poorly that the company in question decides to stop producing and supporting the product in question. Nintendo did NOT FAIL in the home console market for the simple reason that they never stopped making consoles during any generation of consoles in history. They began with the NES and never missed a production cycle. Not only that, but they always made a profit on their consoles, whether or not it was the best selling system! The least selling console never automatically means the failed console. A failure would insinuate that the product line sold poorly and made no profit. The Gamecube may have come in last on sales, but Nintendo never lost a cent with it, and that completely destroys the idea that Nintendo ever failed at the console market. They may have been behind, but they were never a failure.
Sega failed… Nintendo did not.
It’s only Monday and I have a funky article to show all you readers!
Straight outta New Mexico, we’ve got reports of a couple of losers working in a burger joint lacing the hamburgers of a couple of police officers with marijuana. How stupid do you have to be to do that? What’s the point of it, anyway? Just to see everyone else get high, too?
So the officers eat the hamburgers and get high while they’re on duty. That’s really smart. Impairing an officer while he’s driving around and doing his job. I have no sympathy for idiots who pull this kind of stuff. Naturally, after all is over with, the two morons get arrested and put on trial and got what they deserved… Wait, no, I lied. They did NOT get what they deserved. Actually, all the judge gave them was probation and accepted a promise not to do it again. What… the… heck… “You two culprits can go as long as you promise not to do it again.” What criminal isn’t going to promise that to get out of going to prison? What kind of judge is stupid enough to accept a promise from criminals, anyway?
Naturally, the police officers are incredibly upset and want a harsher sentence, but the judge is ignoring them and says “I don’t blame them for mad at me.” Yeah, I’m sure that comforts them. We’re all glad to hear that you don’t blame them, because the rest of us (intelligent) people side with the cops. The news service was unable to contact the judge to ask him exactly why he did this, which is no surprise. Give some stupid sentence (or lack thereof) and then go hide from the media so you don’t have to answer for what you did. Typical. What’s worse is that Digg, ever the sanctuary of the stupid, is making wise cracks at how at least the officers were too drugged up to go tasering innocent civilians. That’s right. Digg dredges up a whopping 5 stories of police officers tasering someone and suddenly, we’re all living in a police state. Also typical.
Anyway… Interested in hearing what you have to say. This was the only article I could find, so if you’ve unearthed another that explains things in a little more detail, then feel free to post it!
Doctor Who Theme
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Ninth Doctor’s episode theme, which has been pitched differently for the Tenth Doctor, but pretty much remains the same! Pretty neat, if you ask me, although the Eighth Doctor’s movie theme is pretty sweet, too. But then the 2007 Christmas special aired with brand new music! Check it out:
Doctor Who Theme: Voyage of the Damned
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I’m thinking it sounds pretty good, too! These files are about 1.5 MB a piece, so don’t go downloading or pressing Play if you’re watching your bandwidth or are on dial-up. (Dial-up, haha! Is anyone even on that anymore? No, honestly, if you are, might as well leave a comment and tell me so that I can keep planning for it. If nobody leaves any comments, I’m going to assume nobody uses slow internet anymore, so this is your chance to be heard!)
I don’t know about you, but I’m hoping this theme is sticking around for Season 4.