Monday, September 03, 2012

Sorry I'm late.

I stayed up late-ish playing World of Warcrack with mah peeps last night and then slept in this morning, since this is our nation's Wobbliest holiday: The day we celebrate our solidarity with the proletariat labor force of our great Rodina by acting like striking UAW members, lazing around and doing nothing. Which is more or less what I plan on doing today.

21 comments:

Robert Langham said...

Just try and do it with verve and aclarity!

Cormac said...

This is my last week in the proletariat...My boss got fired and I'm starting in his old position in management later this week.

I can't say I'll miss it.

Bob said...

Ever tried out Lord of the Rings Online? It's free-to-play, or at least enough to get you hooked. For Tolkien fans, it's probably the closest you'll come to actually visiting Middle-Earth.

Panamared said...

Just the cherry on top of the progressive movement's, change in America. Now if they could get the name adjusted slightly, the United Socialist States of America, sounds about right.

Scott J said...

Commented on Facebook the other day that I've always been a bit squeamish about this holiday since it essentially celebrates the collectivist unions.

armedlaughing said...

I thought it was MayDay?
'Workers of the World Unite' and all that garbage?

gfa

RobertM said...

Ha! Labor Day? I'll be laboring at work. No union here.

Tirno said...

Since my employment requires that everyone pick a holiday they they will do coverage for, I've placed my permanent marker on Labor Day.

I labor today.

The traffic was good this morning, however.

Jim said...

>>Wobbliest<<

:)

Anonymous said...

What is world of warcrack?

Tam said...

A computer game.

Kristopher said...

What is Heroin?

An analgesic.


( My condolences about being stuck in Outland. It gets better. )

Kristopher said...

At least the background music for Burning Crusade is good ( Pink Floyd had a hand in some of it ).

Tam said...

"My condolences about being stuck in Outland."

The company's pretty good, though. :)

Ed said...

Labor Day is the U.S. throwing a bone to those who would just as soon celebrate May Day as the International Workers' Day or the neo-pagan's Bealtaine as the mid-point between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Workers%27_Day

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Day

Opposition to May Day celebrations started early in America:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Morton_(colonist)

http://www.oldenwilde.org/srasmus/oldentext/merrymount.html

The Great and Powerful Oz said...

One of the advantages of running Linux everywhere is that WoW doesn't run on in. Neither does Netflix. Hulu is enough of a temptation and it does work well on Linux.

Anonymous said...

@Oz Two words - Crossover and Wine. Now you know. And may god help you! :-)

Matt G said...

My brother: What are you doing?

Me: Downloading WOW.

My brother: You play?

Me: No, but my friends sent me to get the free download of the first 12 or 20 levels or whatever.

My brother: [With urgency] These... these are not your friends.

----

I've been afraid to install it.

Snowdog said...

I got my wife to try it when she was laid off...now she's running one one the larger guilds on our server and raiding regularly. I've created a monster.

Kristopher said...

Matt G:

Steamwheedle Cartel, Horde.

Join Usssssss ...

Jake (formerly Riposte3) said...

"One of the advantages of running Linux everywhere is that WoW doesn't run on in. Neither does Netflix."

There's a reason I keep a Winblows partition set up for dual booting with linux on my main computer. Well, not WoW, but other games*, plus iTunes (since it would take me a fscking month of burning and ripping CD's and then re-entering all the information into the resulting mp3's to switch to any other program - silly me, I had to go and be honest in the days before Amazon effectively drove DRM out of the non-pirated market).

* Currently Star Trek Online and DC Universe Online, both of which are free-to-play.