Green Glasses Weekly – Episode 3 – Unstable Political Mines

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Hello Hello again good world! We have another brilliant podcast for you to massage your ears with this week. This time around we fiddled with the format a little, increased the bitrate and stereo-ized the whole production so it will be like an orgasm for your mind!

If you want a summary of what you will be hearing check out the song selections below. We also talked a bit about an epic independent game called Minecraft that has been rocking our collective world lately as well as some serious government-shit that has been pissing us off. We allowed you fine folks to comment on our question of the week and even went so far as to read your responses on the show, so keep an eye out for that.

Question of the Week:
With all of the crazy budget cuts going on over in Wisconsin these days and similar budget cuts being proposed by Michigan’s own Governor Synder, how do you feel about education funds dropping and teachers salaries being cut? Is sacrificing the schools worth balancing the budget?

http://www.minecraft.net/ – Where to go to buy and play the most excellent independent game, Minecraft!
http://www.minecraftwiki.net/ – The best place to figure out how to play Minecraft. Tutorials, Crafting Recipes and Descriptions of everything you will find in your new blocky land.
The Daily Show for March 03, 2011 – The inspiration for our epic question of the week.
Upgrading from MSDOS 5.0 to Windows 7 –  A pretty awesome video about Microsoft’s amazing backwards compatibility throughout the years.

This Weeks Song Selections:

1.) “Courtship Date” by Crystal Castles from their Self Titled Album
http://crystalcastles.com/

2.) “Try it Again” by Mark Spurlock from Creepers Gotta Creep
http://www.squidrock.com/creeper/

3.) “1724” by Sohodolls from Ribbed Music for the Numb Generation
http://www.last.fm/music/Sohodolls

 

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Back Again, With Issues…

Winning is Awesome!

I tell you staying focused and keeping this site in good working order has been a battle I have been raging for literally years now. About a month ago I completely lost all data on the server due to negligence with the billing. Thankfully because I was exporting my blog to facebook, and my videos are all on youtube still I didn’t really lose anything of consequence. However I do have to go back and redo all of my tags, and the formatting on some of my newer posts. Which is sad. That will happen soon. I think. I have been out of the loop for the past month now. At first it was because I didn’t want to deal with redoing a bunch of things on this site, then I decided to let myself party for the week of Halloween and then I got sick from partying and took another week off due to that. I am feeling almost 100% again though and I think it is time to jump back onto fixing this baby back up.

Also, I really wanted to post this image.

Winning is Awesome!

After How Many Years Now?

Yeah that is me, Otacon.(Feel free to click the image to make it full size) I play Gun Game all the time because I have been working on my twitch trigger finger now for months. While I don’t play this game everyday it is still probably the one game that I play more than anything else. So I am pretty happy to finally have gotten on top of a server even if it is only one match. I recently started playing on this Death Match server a few days ago but I have been playing on it a lot in those past few days. It is usually full of people and a little faster paced than the Random Elimination server I was playing on up until now. I do feel like maybe the competition is a little easier here which may lessen my win a bit. Also you can walk through players which makes knifing and stealing levels incredibly easy. Then again, considering half of my levels are from knives maybe I am getting better at this game. I don’t really post about the games I am playing enough and i feel like I should. It is one of the biggest parts of my life especially now that I am single and hang out at home almost all of the time.

Anyway, I am going on and on here and I am sure most people that may actually read this really do not care. Look for more here soon and keep those lives happy readers!

Male Vs. Female in World of Warcraft…

Ok, so for kicks I started an alternate character in WoW today and made it a female.

I have never played a female character in the game and I wanted to give it a try. Now, I have always assumed as I thought most people did that 90% of the female characters in the game are actually men. This is probably not far from the truth, and really why should it matter if men are playing female characters? It is a “role-playing” game and the very nature of role-playing is to be someone new.

Anyway, only 7 levels in to this character I am already shocked as to how much differently the other players are treating me in-game.

It seems like most players are just assuming that I am a girl because my character is. Which kind of makes sense, it just means that all of those players are kind of ignorant, but ignorance works for some people you can become president for no other reason than being ignorant.

So here is what happened. I was playing the new race Dranei(sp?) and I really did not want to be stuck in the newbie zone for them. It is kind of lame and there are no people around. Being that I have never played this race before I did not know the quickest way out of there. So I asked in general chat if someone could kindly point me in the right direction.

Normally when I ask for help in general chat I don’t really get much of a response and I usually just turn to my guild for help. But today was different, almost immediately someone PMs me and offers to not only show me the way out of this area but to deliver me all the way to ironforge hitting all of the flight paths on the way.

Now, I could very easily find my way back to Ironforge if I wanted to, but it would be difficult with my low level status. So I take this kind gents offer and away we go.

During the course of our travels he gives me many “tips” that would surely be reserved for a newb. I found this kind of funny since I was playing a character that you can only get if you have the expansion pack and most newbs probably don’t buy an expansion pack that has content almost solely for level 60 characters. I didn’t want to be rude though, so I pretty much played along.

It was very nice getting help from someone for nothing, which I guess happens much more frequently if you are female. But I really did not like being talk to like a child who had never played the game before, which probably also happens a lot more when you are female.

This character never asked me if I was a guy or girl, and I don’t think I would have told him if he did ask, it really shouldn’t matter.

But what I learned from all this is, guy gamers just don’t think very highly of girl gamers. They think they need to hold their hands and help them along which is highly sexist.

I will put up with it when I play that character and I am going to do my best to take advantage of the silly male gamers who look down on me by taking them for all they are worth. Which I guess makes me a quasi-gaming feminist. But hey, that is what role-playing is all about right?