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Evening Reading - September 3, 2020

It's night time in America, which means it is time for Shacknews Evening Reading.


Hey Shacknews, it's time for Evening Reading. Let's officially close out our day of posting. Please take a look.

In case you missed it at Shacknews:

And now... Other Stuff From The Internet!!!

Al Green's sounds better than Walgreen's

They are missing a huge cross-promotional opportunity here..

"Eekum bokum"

Korone seems like a great streamer.

Kirby is still the best

Kirby works hard, but he plays harder.

Steven Spohn is awesome

Just a reminder, in case you forgot. Steve is great.

Crazy Hamburger!

This is solid video content.

Electronic music is good food

You can't always eat electronic music, and that's okay.


The rise of Marc Rebillet will be televised. So proud.

Statement on the future of Shacknews Chatty

There have been several threads suggesting that my lack of posting to our Shacknews Chatty forum implies that I am done or fed up with the platform. This isn't the case. I have taken a break from posting to the forum, but I continue to participate in Shackbattles, Twitch streams, and I even post Shacknews articles like this one. For a number of reasons, I am tired. I don't feel like I can bring anything of value with posting to the community.

Over the past few weeks, I have resumed shipping stuff out to Mercury subscribers. It is my full intention to make everyone whole. If you aren't happy with the time it has taken to get your shipment, we have no problem refunding your money. I am not in a position to make any excuses. You can Shack message me here or send me an email at if you would like your money back. 

Please don't think my departure from Chatty is me hiding from any obligations created by your Mercury subscription. It isn't that at all. I made the decision to permaban myself for my own mental and physical health. The Internet is reflecting the horrible state of the human condition, and it gets worse and worse as each day passes. Our community is showing the same effects as everywhere else on the Internet, and our moderator team has done their best to balance bans with giving people some leeway. My best way forward for now is to stop posting. I am too emotionally involved in this place, and it leads to me saying stupid things without thinking. 

There you have it, Shacknews. Your Evening Reading for September 3, 2020. Please consider subscribing to Shacknews Mercury to support our site for as little as $1/month. Here is a photo of Lola to brighten your night.

Lola is the best dog.
Lola is the best dog.

What are you up to tonight? Let us know in the Shacknews Chatty comment thread below.


Asif Khan is the Luminary and majority shareholder of Shacknews. He began his career in video game journalism as a freelancer in 2001 for Asif is a CPA and was formerly an investment adviser representative. After much success in his own personal investments, he retired from his day job in financial services and is currently focused on new private investments. His favorite PC game of all time is Duke Nukem 3D, and he is an unapologetic fan of most things Nintendo. Asif first frequented the Shack when it was sCary's Shugashack to find all things Quake. When he is not immersed in investments or gaming he is a purveyor of fine electronic music. Asif also has an irrational love of Cleveland sports.

From The Chatty
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    September 3, 2020 11:20 PM

    Asif Khan posted a new article, Evening Reading - September 3, 2020

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      September 3, 2020 11:44 PM

      Chatty Doomsayers may want to read this.

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        September 4, 2020 1:01 AM

        The chatty doomsayer's are all jerking each other of in discord and don't care

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      September 3, 2020 11:50 PM

      I'd shop at algreen's

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        September 3, 2020 11:53 PM

        Also take care of yourself Asif! You've done a lot of work for us over the years.

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      September 3, 2020 11:55 PM

      Appreciate addressing the recent speculation. Glad you recognized the way things were going and are able to take a break and figure things out. Thanks for all the blood sweat and tears you put into this place, I'm excited to see what's next!

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      September 3, 2020 11:56 PM

      Hope you feel less tired soon, no matter what’s going on in this crazy shitworld of 2020.

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      September 3, 2020 11:59 PM

      Good stuff. Tell Lola she’s a good dogger.

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      September 4, 2020 12:00 AM

      Damn, I totally get it, but I hope he makes a new account one day

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      September 4, 2020 12:01 AM

      Looking forward to his return when he’s ready.

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      September 4, 2020 2:25 AM

      Thank you Asif <3

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      September 4, 2020 2:31 AM

      Mother fucker! I missed that intro to the Canucks game today since we were just checking in to our room! That's so surreal.

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        September 4, 2020 2:37 AM

        Also, take all the time you need, man. I know I've been here pretty infrequently lately, I get annoyed with things and then have to take a break. I've definitely noticed that working from home and not seeing anyone has brought out my anti-social side more, working from home all the time/having no personal time out of the house isn't healthy for me and it's adversely affected all my relationships.

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      September 4, 2020 2:54 AM

      Asif, hope you feel better soon. However, if the internet is a problem, I don't think Twitter is doing you any favors either!

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      September 4, 2020 3:23 AM


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      September 4, 2020 3:26 AM

      Hi Lola!

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      September 4, 2020 3:46 AM

      Take care of yourself briefcase dude! 💼🙏

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      September 4, 2020 3:59 AM

      You're a good dude, Asif. Thanks for everything you've done for this community.

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      September 4, 2020 4:24 AM

      he's still playing in shaqball this year

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      September 4, 2020 5:45 AM

      wow @ pancakes making it big!

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      September 4, 2020 7:42 AM


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      September 4, 2020 7:54 AM

      Love that NHL Music Video. Go Marc!

      Asif, always a pleasure hanging with you on Wreckfest Wednesdays. Do what you need to do to minimize the drama and maximize the fun.

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      September 4, 2020 7:57 AM


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        September 4, 2020 9:03 AM

        I shouted you out for that sub at the end of my stream yesterday, sorry I missed it at the beginning, but I made an example of your generosity!

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      September 4, 2020 8:01 AM

      Glad to hear all is well briefcase. Got my shipping notification this morning. You're a swell guy!

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      September 4, 2020 8:15 AM

      Look at that trimmed lola!

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      September 4, 2020 8:23 AM

      I get it. I'm posting less too. I'm more impatient and prone to react to our resident assholes more than I used to. Hope things get better. Thanks, Asif.

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      September 4, 2020 8:28 AM

      No mercy!

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      September 4, 2020 10:05 AM

      Lola is such a great doggo.

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