Morning Discussion

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 04, 2011 5:00am PST Oh, hello there. I didn't hear you knock, Internet. Sit, sit. I've been on holiday since Crimble, getting high on life and a mysterious elixir I found in a bucket round the back of Tesco in Tooting. Tingly! Now, it's back down the video games mine to pry gleaming chunks of glee from the gameface for your delight, education and amusement.

Is geek culture mainstream and what does that mean for geeks? A chap by the name of Patton Oswalt has written for Wired that geek culture must be destroyed to save it. I might suggest that what he seeks still exists, unknown to him, and would argue that geek culture must be destroyed to save us all but I'm like that. Still, I found it an interesting read, especially as I had only known Oswalt for 'King of Queens.'

I'm home, you wonderful little darlings.

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  • With all the talk about the entering Mexico song in RDR, how come no one has brought up Ashtar Command's Deadman's Gun at the end of the game? Uh-mazing. Have to admit I teared up when it started playing.

    Here are the lyrics:

    Your hands upon
    A deadman's gun and you're
    Looking down the sights
    Your heart is worn,
    And the seams are torn
    And they've given you reason to fight

    And you're not gonna take what they've got to give
    And you not gonna let them take your will to live
    Because they've taken enough and you've given them all you can give
    And luck won't save them tonight
    They've given you reason to fight

    And all the storms you've been chasing
    About to rain down tonight
    And of the pain you've been facin'
    About to comin' to the light
    Your hands upon
    A deadman's gun and you're looking down the sights

    Your heart is worn,
    And the seams are torn
    And they've given you reason to fight.

    And you're not gonna take what they've got to give
    And you not gonna let them take your will to live
    Because they've taken enough and you've given them all you can give
    And luck won't save them tonight
    They've given you reason to fight

    And all the storms you've been chasing
    About to rain down tonight
    And of the pain you've been facin'
    About to comin' to the light