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We’re Done!

That’s correct. You heard me. The Rubbe has been rubbed out!

With grad applications coming up, I had to make a more professional blog for a portfolio, and my own enjoyment. Thus! All effort has been moved to this blog.

But what is it, you ask? Yep, it’s another video game blog. But it’s much less about reviews and news as it is about the study of games, theories, and just general inquiries. I want to talk about games, not so much review them.

I’m probably not even explaining this well, but if you enjoyed my writing and are somewhat interested, you can visit said blog here:

www.upleftdownright.blogspot.com

So long, and thanks for all the fish!

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What’s Going On!?

If you’ve had an inkling that we’ve been posting less, you’d be right. The school semester is starting to get pretty heavy, and juggling two jobs isn’t making it easy for me to write much of anything. Now, I’m not looking for a sympathy vote. I really wish I’d post more often, and I should find a way to do it (I’m thinking, I’m thinking).

But, fret not, fellow followers! There will come a time where all shall be fine and dandy once more, and it shall be soon. The Rubbers are hard at work on some seriously good posts right now, so if you’ve noticed the quality go down, it’s because the quality’s about to shoot right back up again!

To all the bloggers out there: Kudos. I don’t know how you guys do it. But I love reading your stuff, so don’t stop! Stopping is for squares.

I’m a square…

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Would You Rather # 6

This week brought to you by the weekend premier of The Woman in Black.

Would you rather…Be perpetually stuck in a horror movie where each scene feels brand new every time

or have a ghost serenade you with Justin Bieber’s hit song 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until you die?

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Haiku by Heather

Demon Flying Roach
What the fuck? Shit Shit Shit Shit
Holy Fuck, no bug spray

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Would You Rather #5

Today’s Would You Rather places you in the political hot seat. Choose wisely…

 

Would you rather take a bubble bath with George Bush while discussing the intricacies of the War in Iraq

or

Would you rather have your legs run over by a tank?

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Blackjack

I have officially been 21 years old for two weeks now( why did I decided to write this post after two weeks? Well, it was going to be after one but I got lazy…). So what has happened, now that I’ve reached the age of adulthood?

1. I got into a fight with my roommates, while sober. But I like to think of it as practice for when I’m not sober.

2. I’ve still officially never been drunk for a little over 21 years. I did have a couple of frou-frou drinks( e.g. Smirnoff Green Apple things and Mike’s Hard Lemonade) though.

3. I can own a gun,presumably for when I have fights with my roommates and I’m drunk. Or sober.

4. My humor has become much more macabre. See above.

5. Every ache and pain in my body feels like it needs immediate attention. It’s just practice for this new half of my life where you need to be wary of what happens to your body as you go south.

6. I called the bank and got my overdraft fees removed. Yeah, ’cause I’m just that adult-like!

7. I have decided that I’m definitely not an adult for the following reasons: toilet humor rends me handicapped, people tripping brings me joy, I make ill comments about anyone, I play more video games than I should, and I procrastinate like there’s no tomorrow(which is hard). There’s more, but I’m going to try to keep some of my “dignity.”

8. A couple of days ago, I spelled the word lightning “lightening.” I died a little inside. In my defense, it was on an on-screen keyboard. Come on, those things suck…

9. I know I had one for nine, but…

10. On the same subject, my memory is just not what it used to be. I now fully rely on post-its. EVERYWHERE.

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Would You Rather Wednesday #4

There’s no question today, folks.

Say no SOPA! Yes to hot soup.

In protest to the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Address act, many websites are participating in a blackout.
View a short list of websites that don’t exist for the day here.

The powerful shadows of government have realized that the extent of their rule ends short of the internet. SOPA and PIPA are two acts that will allow US enforcement to work its way on the internet for reasons they deem necessary. Read about it here and come to your own opinions about these two potentially harmful acts. SOPA and PIPA threaten the meaning of the internet, as well as businesses, innovation, internet growth, and more. SOPA and PIPA are a way for the government to get their foot in the door and make a move towards a controlled web.

I believe freedom extends to our fingertips, and allowing this to pass will certainly cause more harm than good.

Do something about it. Sign a petition: https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/ or find your representatives through Wikipedia’s quick and easy helpful finder: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerk

Exercise your right as an American because the leaders and the led are two groups that should work in tandem.

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Would You Rather Wednesday #3

This week’s exciting Would You Rather takes place in a far away island, where no one could contact you (sounds like a dream…).

Would you rather…

Try to swim back to civilization chased by a dolphin that can’t stop talking about ‘life in the sea’

or

stay on land trying to find food, followed by a parrot that doesn’t stop insulting you?

I've always hated birds. Useless feathered, flying rocks...

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Would You Rather Wednesday #2

Happy New Year everyone! Now it’s time to bring the awkward back.

This week’s question:

Would you rather be raped by an army of gummy bears

or

listen to Rihanna’s single “Umbrella” for 8 consecutive hours?

The choice is yours...

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The Nod

During the holiday season, traffic tends to be unbearable. We spend hours in bumper to bumper traffic where I suspect, if cars were people, they would be very upset. Now, when I say traffic, I don’t mean just cars. If you live in any of the vacation cities (Miami, New York City, etc) then you get this. We got bikes, we got children, we got pieces of rubber running throughout the roads. It is usually this time of the year where pedestrians get on our nerves. Many of us wish to buy into the impulse and just run them over. Some of us do.

But wait! There’s hope for those pesky pedestrians yet.

Now, I’m sure you know the nod. Yes, the nod. If you’re not an asshole, you’ve too have done the nod. Say, you’re crossing in front of a car that’s about to park. This driver now has to wait for your jolly ass to shimmy across his future parking space, oh, from 30 seconds up to 4 minutes (You know who you are…). However, in your ultimate gift to humanity, as you finally finish taking up the driver’s time, you give them a nod.

It is now that the chaotic universe has been restored to its former glory.

The Two Steps of the Nod

There are those amazing individuals who give the nod right at the start of the process, whereby all annoyance is forgiven. Then there are those unfortunate people who wait until the very last moment to give the nod, thereby filling within the driver a growing hatred for all mankind. I believe these kinds of nodders live on an adrenaline rush. But no worries! As long as the nod is given, your karma will remain in tact.

This morning, one of our very own writers, Heather, became the target of hate and frustration everywhere. Let’s hear her story:

When I was making my way to my job, I had to cross three lanes to get to my lane to turn into the parking lot and I crossed two lanes without problem but then in the third lane, someone snuck up behind me and I almost hit them. So I was like “Oh shit…,” and went to my regular lane, let him pass, and then continued on

I will EAT YOUR YOUNG.

Achievement Unlocked! Avoided hate face.

my way. Well, I hit a red light and we both were side by side so I was like “Oh god, he’s gonna give me the ‘I hate you look'”, so i quickly looked at him and mouthed “sorry!” and held up my hand in that little wave that people make, haha. So he nodded back at me and we both went our merry way.

Thank you, Heather. What a stand up citizen! You avoided a crash and stopped a man from beating his frustration out on his wife.

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