Sunday, January 16, 2011

Floody Hell

Okay, so trivia night fairly obviously wasn't on last Tuesday because someone upended a giant bucket of water onto Brisbane and everyone had to take time out to wring out their socks. To all those of you concerned about my wellbeing, rest assured I was largely unaffected. My street was in an at-risk area but the water didn't rise high enough. Plus I was on the second floor. So we didn't even have our power cut off and if I hadn't left the house and seen all the sandbags everywhere I probably wouldn't even have noticed. About the only times I was directly affected was when I had to have instant noodles for dinner, and when I had an open grill at a cafe I like and it came with very little salad.

The substantially larger number of you who expressed concern for the wellbeing of the Mana Bar (you unfeeling fucks), it wasn't even in the slightest risk, it's at the top of a hill. We even remained open during the flood's peak, not that many people showed up, but what did we expect. So waste none of your concern on me or my business ventures, there are a lot of people in this city who need your concern more. You can donate to the flood relief fund here. Help Brisbane out now and we'll do backsies if your city ever, I dunno, falls into the centre of the Earth or something. Maybe we'll drop some cold drinks down the sinkhole.

So trivia night (the same trivia night we never got around to doing) will be put off a fortnight, to Tuesday the 25th. We like to keep it to a fortnightly schedule, and Tuesday 18th has already been set aside for the Uwe Boll Movie Marathon, which should be a lot of fun. We'll all sit around and make snarky comments in order to feel superior for once in our petty lives. Do come along from 5.

XP this week was a bonus helping of 2010 retrospective. ZP was World of Warcraft, of all things. That was what I did at Christmas instead of buying people presents.


  1. Off-topic, but I finally spotted your book in Canada and bought it. Very good debut, sir. I found the book consistently entertaining and thought the way you wrapped up the "inner" and "outer" world story-lines was extremely clever.

  2. Glad to hear that you're okay - not too good a start to the year, however which way you look at it! And the fortunate foresight to put the Mana Bar on top of said hill should also be commended, I guess. :P

  3. If I ever go back to that crazy, crazy, crazy country, I will be sure to stalk you Yaht. ^-^

    Loved you're views of WoW. Keep up the good work. Dont die in a flood.

    Yup. =D


  4. A Uwe Boll Movie Marathon?

    Sounds more like you guys are organizing a mass suicide pact.

  5. Wow, that ZP was almost as depressive as drunk and angry Bill Hicks gig. But i love the magic joke :)

  6. DONT DIE and can you review runescape? i really want to shove it in my friends face

  7. Runescape does suck but when has this man ever actually done a non-AAA MMORPG? (Serious question actually, I just don’t think he ever has)

  8. One thing to point out to us Ammuricans that didn't realize Australia isn't filled with sassy kangaroos and boomerang bush men:

    Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

    So even if you're an ignorant pustule rotting on the backend of society, there's a reason for you to donate. You know, aside from that 'alleviate suffering and aid your fellow man' thing that those pansies deal with.

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