zrath: Zrath-Smiley as a TRON program (Hexy Baby)

Just a heads-up for those of you who are on FurryMuck.
Due to some Internet routing weirdness, I am unable to log on to FM.
It started on Sunday and it continues.
Some time was spent on the phone with Endy bajr buddy who knows stuff, and it seems that my route to FM has a traffic accident in it somewhere. The data gets to FM but it doesn't come back.
I've reset my cable modem and my router and that didn't help.
If the problem persists, I will have to contact my 'Net provider and talk to a Tier 3 tech.
I was planning to be on FM less anyway, but I'd like to be in control, thankyouverymuch.

More later...

zrath: Zrath-Smiley as a TRON program (LOL Mobile)

Dramatis Personae:
Dregen - UK Phocks
Zrath-Smiley - French Kzin
Kipernicus - Shakey-cane guy
Chrys - Bewildered bystander

The following took place at Oh-Dark Thirty last weekend:

Zrath-Smiley rumbles, "Phocks!"
Dregen sez, "Noooooooooooooooo!"
Dregen sez, "Oh wait, even better..."
Dregen sez, "Phocks!"
Dregen sez, "Aaaaa-aaaaaa!"
Dregen sez, "He'll prod every one of us!"
Zrath-Smiley rumbles, "I STEAL UR BUKKIT"
Dregen sez, "A bukkit? You were lucky. In my day if you wanted a bukkit you had to go make your own."
Dregen sez, "You'd have to carve it from the very living rock, we lived in a quarry."
Zrath-Smiley rumbles, "And they shot Dr. Who there."
Dregen sez, "He was asking for it."
Kipernicus shakes his cane. "You damn kids get out of my quarry!"
Dregen sez, "You read it right, sure. I can tell you all kinds of stuff, as long as it isn't maths or engineering related."
Dregen sez, "Or, in fact, science."
Zrath-Smiley rumbles, "Bugger! Bollocks!"
Dregen sez, "Cobblers."
Zrath-Smiley rumbles, "Tinker! Tailor! Soldier! Phocks!"
Dregen sez, "Oh man, that was an awesome show."
Dregen sez, "They need to bring that back."
Zrath-Smiley rumbles, "I've never seen that."
Dregen sez, "Worth seeing, one of the best cold-war dramas."
Zrath-Smiley rumbles, "George Smiley?!?!?"
Dregen sez, "Sir Alec Guinness. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyBuUM6BRy0"
Zrath-Smiley rumbles, "Netflix has it, 3 discs. Ker-queued!!!!"
Dregen sez, "Like all good British dramas, it consists of people walking into rooms and not speaking for a while."
Zrath-Smiley rumbles, "What is it Sebastian? I'm arranging matches."
Dregen sez, "Oh, well, I..."
Dregen sez, "... I mean..."
Dregen sez, "Well..."
Dregen sez, "*sigh* I suppose I'd better leave."
Zrath-Smiley rumbles, "I guess you should."
Zrath-Smiley laughs!
Zrath-Smiley rumbles, "I love that bit!"
Dregen wins Best Supporting Oscar.
Dregen sez, "But then the American version comes out! With a huge budget!"
Dregen sez, "I AM YOUR WIFE!"
Kipernicus looks around..
Zrath-Smiley rumbles, "For those playing at home: Eddie Izzard."
Chrys ahh.
Dregen sez, "This is a comparison of British and American cinema."
Dregen sez, "Hang on, let me show you."
Dregen sez, "With lego."
Dregen sez, "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0onquIv89g"
Zrath-Smiley rumbles, "Good, I need to stop laughing so I can breathe again. :D"
Chrys likes the 'cake or death' lego version .
Dregen sez, "Death. I mean cake!"
Chrys likes the real one too, I mean.
Dregen likes 'covered in bees'.
Dregen sez, "The Moon Landings. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DzowVHtmmM&NR=1"

zrath: Zrath-Smiley as a TRON program (Kzintoro)

This past weekend was spent mostly in the throes of sickness. I've got a cold/flu/bronchitis and it's a corker!
I did manage to refuel the F(n)ord (St)Ranger and do food-shopping. And Best Buy had "Smallville" DVD sets on sale,
so I snagged Season 7, the only one I was missing. I've been rewatching "Smallville" and I'm finishing up Season 4.
The rest of the time, I watched DVDs and played with my Legos. Well, I put some of the Legos up on eBay too.
I watched "The Invaders" Season 2 Disc 2 and "The Adventures Of Brisco County Jr." Disc 3, it's fun!
And I spent time on FurryMuck socializing, and watching that moron Brian O'Connell make a spectacle of himself.
That boy just rants and rants and doesn't even care if anybody's listening. And Fanged God help you if you ever
try to prove him wrong! He will just rant and rant and go on irrelevant tangents until you agree or leave.
What a sad sad little man...

While poking around teh intraweb for Lego information (research!), I followed a link from Brickset.com to the
Flickr gallery of some guy who was at the recent Toy Fair and took lots of pictures at the Lego booth.
The photos confirmed things us Lego fans already knew about 2009 Star Wars sets and also showed actual sets behind
the names. The Mon Calamari Cruiser set turned out to not be the actual ship, but a playset with a bridge portion
with Admiral "It's a trap!" Akbar and a hangar section with a green A-Wing.
Also, the Separatist Shuttle was revealed to be quite small. Darn, I was so hoping for a cool set.
However, there was one brand new item shown, one that blew my mind!
This new item is now listed on the Lego Shop website and will be released March 30th.
Here's a photo of the actual box, to get a better sense of the sheer awesomeness of this set.
It's a Republic LAAT/c Dropship, a skycrane transport version of the Republic Gunship. It's used for deploying
various armored vehicles to the front. This set actually includes one of those armored units, an AT-OT
(All Terrain Open Transport), which is an open-top clone troop carrier seen in "Episode 3".
This set also answers the question of why the AT-TE Walker that was released last year has a centrally-mounted
upward-pointing retracting beam that makes an okay carrying handle. It's the docking point for the Dropship.
OMG, so cool!!!!

Anyway, it's Monday, and I'm back at work. Well, I rolled in at noon because I was feeling like absolute crap
when I woke up this morning. It took a couple of extra hours to get myself together. I'm feeling better but my
voice is still a complete write-off. Throat hurts when I swallow too. I've been taking acetaminophin and NyQuil.
I hope I feel better tomorrow.


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