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It is amazing how a mutual fondness of another person can change the perspective of so many other things in your life.
I'm reading "Under the Dome", and I am thoroughly enjoying it.  I want to share with you two lines from the book that I read last night, which I thought were utterly brilliant.  I love the way this man weaves a story and uses the language.  


"When dawn was still long hours away, bad thoughts took on flesh and began to walk.  In the middle of the night thoughts became zombies."

Excellent.

By Any Other Name

I have a problem with the lead singers of bands who release solo content, because they are basically the sound of their band for the most part.  Sure, some people play a guitar a certain way, or drums, or keyboards.  But really, the voice is the thing that really identifies a band.  Audibly identifies them. 

So yeah.  Brandon Flowers?  Your album sounds like The Killers!  Brandon Boyd?  Your album sounds like Incubus! 

Oh, and anyone playing an accordion sounds like Weird Al.Now playing:Korn - The Past

An Interesting Turnaround

Blizzard has just announced they are rescinding their decision to incorporate real names into their new SC2 and Cataclysm forums.  I'm impressed with this decision not because I was against them implementing this idea, but because a whole lot more people WERE against it.  Many more people than there were supporting it. 

This example of a large company actually listening to its dedicated consumers and reacting accordingly has just, in my eyes, improved Blizzards reputation exponentially.

A Social Experiment

Since everyone and their mother, to include people who don't even play WoW, are blogging about this controversy, I may as well jump on the bandwagon here and offer my insignificant opinions on the topic. 

That topic is:  What do you think of Blizzard's announcement about using your real name on their forums?


Here's the infamous thread:
http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=25712374700&sid=1


Okay.  Where to begin.  First of all, look at the number of replies.  It's staggering, and I mean that seriously.  Utterly staggering.  The amount of response this thread has generated is enough to tell you that this is a VERY important issue, regardless of whether or not you care about it.  So let's summarize what exactly is going to happen in a neat sentence. 



Blizzard is going to implement a new World of Warcraft forum to coincide with the launch of Cataclysm, in which you can only post using your real name.

First of all, the majority of the responses to this…