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Stand Up?

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Откъде да купя иконаХудожникThere is so much I want to finally get done this year;

Have another wrestling match
Pick one of my 14 ideas and finally write that screenplay
Get my tome of material online for the masses
Do Stand up.

Wait….Stand up?

The most obvious, easiest bullshit in LA?

I almost have enough material I feel good about that I may by joe try it!

This is my bugaboo (But no Sidekick 2)

I have no qualms about writing sketch or performing in it. Somehow stand up is a can of worms I am terrified of. No reason behind it. I feel like it’s just like horror movies when I was 10. I didn’t get it, but I knew it was scary!

Anyways, I always in my OCD way wanted to have a full 7 minutes I believed in before venturing forward. I am nearly there. God bless us all.

-Ray

Top 30 Games?

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

БогородицаIt has come to my attention that someone put out there into the interwebs his thoughts on the top 30 board games currently out there. Here is his list and my thoughts on such…

If I may;

30) Tikal

Just thought it was ok

29) Maori

Never Played it

28) Alhambra

Just thought it was ok

27) Zooloretto

Never Played it

26) Acquire

This is a modern classic. I suck at this game but know that it is fantastic

25) Race for the Galaxy

Really good 2 player game. Reminds me alot of San Juan, but with a sci-fi bend to it.

24) San Juan

As mentioned a moment ago, really good game with more in depth strategy than one might see at first glace. It’s Puerto Rico with cards.

23) Jambo

I swear I’ve played it, I remember the box art with the green statue. But no, do not remember gameplay.

22) Diplomacy

This game should be surnamed; ‘How I lost all my friends’. Great meta game, but be prepared to commit an entire day to it if you are going to do it right.

21) Agricola

Do not know of this one

20) Power Grid

I know of others who really like this game, although I have not tried it. Perhaps next Jerkcon???

19) Glen More

Speaking of Jerkcon, this was one I wanted to try, or maybe others wanted to try and I was not interested. Hmm, now I forget. Anyways I am aware of this game but have not taken the plunge yet.

18) Puerto Rico

This game whups a llama’s ass. Multiplayer Chess for those with great thinking man’s brains. Take your situation and make it work. No game does it better, sans 1830. I do remember someone not liking it because, in his words, ‘I have a hard time making a game out of slavery’. And if you dig deep into what is going on in the game, he is correct. That being said, still a great game.

17) Lost Cities

I liked this game the first few times I played it. After that, the gameplay started wearing thin. Think about playing the standard 52 card deck game of ‘Speed’. Now play it a bunch of times with extra rules and with a special deck. After a bit the gameplay wears sadly thin.

16) Samurai

I have never heard of this game.

15) Vikings

Again, much like Sgt.Shultz, I know nothing.

14) Orient Express

Out of print, never made my grid.

13) Battle Line

If this game is what I think it is, it looked cool. I have not played but have looked upon others playing and thought, ‘I’d get in on that’.

12) Thurn and Taxis

Honestly, maybe it’s the straightforward presentation, but this game has never done much for me. Maybe I prefer games with a little more flash.

11) Small World

I have no idea what he is talking about. I know games a bit, and his choices make me remember that there is a whole world out there to discover.

10) Tigris & Euphrates

I know of this game, but nothing jumped out at me like ‘I have to play this NOW!’ I let it pass, glad to know it’s something I should go back and visit though.

9) Pandemic

I have played this one. It’s not that good. Sorry, it’s a Top Ten choice. But that being said it is one of those hopeless situations that is very hard to win that forms the world of ‘co-op game’ which basically consists of everyone agreeing what someone should do and if they fail to meet group think, they are called a moron. I played it with perhaps too many expansions but we had an impossible time of keeping the virus to one continent and then a worse time of solving it before it grew too big to contain. I would pass on this experience again.
8) Jaipur

I am aware of it, have not tried it. I’ll put it on the list.

7) Stone Age

I have seen others playing it, was not compelled. Looked like a human version of Tyranno Ex, which was underwhelming.

6) Dominion

This game is amazing. You know it’s good because all the games of this generation rip it off. I lump all of the expansions in with it, and only know it as a go to when it comes to a deck building card type game. It is really that good, check it out, also I suck at it.

5) Settlers of Catan

How this is not #1 astounds me. It’s the German version of Monopoly, except that this game is actually good and can be finished in less than 90 minutes. All the hype is true, if you do not know this game then I suggest you know it…soon.

4) Dominion: Intrigue

I love Dominion, as stated earlier. Is this better? Seems odd, but go for it, I can only assume these adds are good.

3) Ticket to Ride

I actually like this game alot. Have not tried expansions. Why would I? The original has so much going for it! Build railways, co-opt your friends, build your line first. It’s just a nice family type game!

2) 7 Wonders

This was the ‘It’ game this year. I played it roughly 7 billion times and every time I did it was by my suggestion, not due to duty. I just love this multiplayer game and suggest it to anyone who enjoys board games. It’s really that good and changes every time you play it.

1) Carcassonne

I did rank 4th place at the World Boardgaming Championships in this game one year. So perhaps I am jaded. But this game really is wonderful. A different experience every time you play, it is the ultimate is ‘Making best with what you got’ styles of gaming. I own it. You should too. I’d put it 5th though, behind Dominion, 7 Wonders, Settlers of Catan, and Up Front.

Games omissions making me sad;

Up Front (Clearly dude has never played)

Kremlin

Bohnanza

Roma

1830

Apples to Apples (Still great yet pushed aside)

Anyways, this is what to make of said list. Hope it helps!

-Ray

Hmm

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Well, so much for thinking that my late night, drunken stream of consciousness ramblings would just ‘Turn out’ coherent and poetic. They can’t all be gems. So anywho, thank you to those who reached out, everything is fine.

Now, if I can just get this stupid Oregon number to stop calling me! ‘Hi, it’s Tom from Home Securities!’ I want to answer, ‘You’re going to need Home Security if you keep calling me, Tom.’

-Ray

New horizons

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Hello Neighbors!

Ok, I’m a little revved up from watching Epic Rap Battles of History #13; Mr. T VS. Mr. Rogers.

That S was AWESOME. I will wait for you to go watch it for yourself, because the ERB are awesome and you should quite frankly be aware of their existence.

And so we begin…

I’m weirdly unhappy right now. Also I appreciate that only the Inner Circle of the Inner Circle actually read this mess.

My Detroit Lions are 3-0, and looking DOMINANT! Now that expectations are high I feel less joy from every victory. I am weird.

My store just posted the biggest level of growth in history! Well, that being said I have one full week to go but I have already dominated last year’s September so every dollar going forward is total profit!!!

Why the F am I in a funk???

Folks, I respect that the lady of the house does not read this because;

She has turned a sour note on me for a little while now.

I feel like more words are welcome here, but feel awkward typing them. I try my best to be positive in all things and present life in the most dynamic, awesome way possible!

Sometimes your audience does not receive.

We shall see what the upcoming weeks shall bring.

I hope they bring ultimate joy.

This may not pass.

A wise man once said, “Who can pierce the veil of the universe?”

The era of good times might be at it’s end.

Only The Shadow Knows.

Updates to follow.

-Ray

Found the Difference

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

иконографияикониI have tonight learned about a fundamental difference between myself and my girlfriend;

She will ask you questions about your religion, in order to prove you are a goof and wrong.

I will ask questions about your religion, going into it knowing you are a moron, so that I can then make fun of you.

-Ray

Kid’s Dreams?

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Mom calls the wrestling school I belong to;

‘Hey, can you train my son to be a pro wrestler?’

‘Maybe, what’s his story?’

‘Well, he’s disabled. He is in a wheelchair, but he can stand up under his own power.’

‘Are you serious? What happened to him?’

‘He has Cerebal Palsy.’

‘Ummmm, no, what;s wrong with you? ::CLICK::’

I’ve had it

Monday, March 7th, 2011

почистванеI’m done caring about the well being of this country.

Maybe I’ve turned more cynical since turning 30, but I find my attention being offended by idiocy more so than my ability to keep caring about the world.

Everything that a conservative says to you is a lie that is geared towards getting the richest 500 people in this country more money.
Everything that a liberal says to you is a lie geared towards preventing the above, but done so poorly unfocused that it makes you root for the rich.

I just watched a Mike Huckabee Fox News show that said that he wrote a book about small government that focuses on making the government involved in your social lives more.

Fuck all that noise, if you can’t see the obvious hypocrisy in those words, I will never get through to you.

I really believed Obama would make a difference, I guess in the same way some Tea Party fucktard thinks Rand Paul will make a difference for the regressives. We are all morons of the first degree.

Anyone that we elect on the extremes will turn center of the road towards the establishment roughly 2 weeks after being elected. How else can you explain the fact that abortion is still legal after 2 Republican Presidents/Congresses?

I thought I was voting for a real champion of the people with Obama. Someone who would finally tell the failed W. years to go shove some idiocy up their asses and get down to some real shit making this country not suck a dick.

Instead I found some pandering pawn who seemed to worry more about pleasing the opposing party than passing his own agenda. W’s ideas might have been fucking terrible, but he never worried about pandering, at least that asshole got some shit done, even if that shit was the devil’s work.

Now here we are with the Regressive Party wanting to go back to children working in coal mines with no health care, and the Progressive party who seems to ask the enemy if what they do is Ok.

I want a real fucking leader@!@

I only wish that one would come in my lifetime.

-Ray

The end of my life…

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

кухненско обзавеждане…Will be this game. I swear to God THQ runs right down the street from my store, and they come in to my shop, so I’ve gotten to know them. Do they not know how much time I will end up spending in this game? And do you think I can get a shout out for ‘Da Emperor?

-Ray

No…

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

You don’t get it. We laugh at farts because we are sophisticated!!!

The King of Poo

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

I am still here.

Yet I am Gosh Darn Busy.

Who would have known that switching from a 24 hour a week job to a 50+ hour a week job would infringe on my free time???

I just watched a movie called ‘Nerdcore Rising’ and it was awesome.

It reminded me of my favorite nerdcore artist; MC DJ MSE. You know of him right? Well you should!!! www.myspace.com/mcdjmse

Anyways, things are super busy, what with me running the most profitable nerd store in the entirety of Los Angeles. Oh yeah, no shit, that’s real.

I’m sitting here, pondering my next steps. It causes me to look at my present;

1) I am the manager of Games Workshop; Oakbrook Plaza in Thousand Oaks, CA. This store whups a llama’s ass, Games Workshop is both the Mac Daddy, as well as the Daddy Mac. I love what I do, and am so glad to be doing it…really well.

2) I have multiple booked wrestling show on the horizon. I am booked for a Royal Rumble style match in San Diego in March, as well as a full on show here in the LA area come May. Finally, Almighty Ray will return to the ring. Now if only I can come out dominating as well…

3) My little black Miata has finally died on me. It’s been a good 10+ year run. Time to turn a new page.

4) My Sketch Comedy Show: Pop Co, just drew a respectable house and does not appear to be on the cancellation block for the first time in 3 months+, this is a good thing. I have much I want to do with this show, and not being canceled was first on the agenda.

5) I am currently living my with girlfriend Melissa in her swanky (Read; Missing window glass) apartment here in North Hollywood. It’s been good so far, even though we have illegal cats living with us that we must hide every so often.

6) I have written no poetry, and no rap in a while now. Kinda thinking I should get back up on that.
My sketch comedy writing has also taken a backseat to other things lately.

7) No auditions to speak of lately. In fact, I’m pretty sure that mainstream Hollywood can go F itself. I was convinced a long time ago that I was going to have to back door into this business anyways, so no drastic paradigm shifts there.

I am very pleased to be keeping status quo right now. I am currently considering my next big undertaking. Should I make a run at stand up? Should I cut a new nerdcore album? Should I fling myself into the local wrestling scene?

Who knows? Let’s face facts, like the dandelion seed, I have always gone where the wind has blown me.

Let’s find out together what the hell 2010 is supposed to mean to me. We all know that by the end of the year it’s going to have meant something!

-Ray