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Tuesday, August 30, 2005


Well, I guess has it all, and here I found a computer critic. I love his sharp rapier wit. Gateway here endures his scathing remarks.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Only In Japan

This is what our kids are watching today. Got this DVD advertising future 4kids shows. It's actually quite funny in the way it takes itself so seriously. Something about endangered animals mutating into high school girls or something. That's only some of it.

I should make my own anime show. About a boy who wields the power of Snapple. In a land called Tosty. While fighting giant back packs. Scaly, purple back packs. And it'd all be super-deformed! And the main character... he'd need some kinda weird name... like Kaite or Yessu. Or Jorge. And an ominious evil villian named ... Insano Evilo MAX! MAX! for MAXimum evilo! Hmm, I'll have to develop this more...

Call Of Duty II

Ok, this week, we'll look at something more interesting. This week's Call of Duty myth is whether one can sprint and run through a MG42's wave of lead.

Blah, blah, don't complain, our observations, blah. You've heard it before.

Anyway, remember the Stalingrad level of Call of Duty? Fun running past those MG nests, huh? Now, what I heard was that if one sprints at the exact right time, you can also avoid being riddled with holes like a two by four in a construction company. And naturally, we had to test it out.

So, we chose the "Rocket" level, using the MG42 in the corner, and running from the nearby bunker to behind the rockets. Simple enough.

The first attempt: No damage! The runner recieved no damage in the short jog. I was amazed. Maybe it was true after all!

But, the second and third attempts destroyed that hope. Both times, the poor runner was gunned down seconds after leaving the safety of cover.

So, what have we learned? That nothing short of good cover can protect you from a MG42. Sprinting does NOT work. At all. The explanation for the results of the first test? I chalk it up to adjusting to the speed of the runner. The sudden increase in speed may throw off a MGer's aim, and make it seem as if sprinting helped dodge the bullets. So, that's today's Call of Duty crap.

Viva La Freedom!

Apparantly, Big Brother is alive and well according to these people. I'm surprised, actually, by how much the government (U.S. anyway) dosen't want me to know, like trying to restrict the National Weather Service, or 'Raising' the Broadcast flag, which can be found under their action alerts. But hey, anyone who wants to widen our freedoms, knock yourselves out.

Saturday, August 27, 2005


If you're wondering why Pylon hasn't updated in a while, it's nothing big. Just reorganizing some website issues. Promise new ones'll be up soon.


You know, normally I'd avoid 'cause of all the freaky people who pretend to be Harry Potter or Indiana Jones. But this particular page takes the cake.

CondorMan! Away!

Some memorable quotes:

"Who I'd like to meet:anything on 2 legs"

"i'm handsome, cut and sensitive.....and i'm so desperate! :( "

"One time, I was just trying to help the Inuits by setting up a local industry, and Eskimo Man tried to stop me!! How DARE he?! They needed that fur factory! I mean, what were those baby seals gonna do otherwise? It's not like I was skinning people alive and then beating their skinless carcass, now was I? "

"It's inside all of us, unless you're some kinda robot, in which case, you're a heartless monster. Yes, I'm talking to you, Tobor! YOU'RE A HEARTLESS BEAST!! YOU CAN"T FEEL LOVE, DAMMIT! Once people realize this, it will be easy to destroy the machines in the great wars to come. Like CondorManX-treme! Go see that movie, BTW. GO SEE IT NOW!!"

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Call of Duty

I happen to like the game Call of Duty, and I play it alot. Which means that I hear a lot of crap from the other players. And now, I embark upon the noble quest to determine whether their petty complaints have any truth to them. And if you have no idea what I'm talking about, don't worry about it. It's if you really have no clue.

By the way, before I start this and get around 50 million emails and messages and comments claiming this that or the other thing, please know that THESE ARE MY OBSERVATIONS! My friends and I tried all these tricks, and I'll give the specifics on what exactly I did. If you found something different, good for you, post a comment and tell me. And if you're just whining, then grow up.


To begin, today's trick involves a complaint I heard about a while ago. I actually forget the specifics, but the jist of it was that people could use the pistols in game to snipe other players from far off. And this just was bugging me. Being a sniper, it annoyed me to no end. So, I tested it out.

Logged into the Rockets map, and my friend and I pulled out the Luger and Webley, respectively. We even enabled that neat distance measure that I think SA servers and others have on. These results were all in prone. At 40 meters, I fired six shots, of which only one hit. My friend hit twice out of eight. 1/6 and 1/4, about 20% accuracy.

It got worse as the distance increased. At 70 meters, only one of twenty pistol shots hit. 5%.
The results? That complaints and whines about pistol snipers are unfounded. The pistol, in Call of Duty at least, just isn't the kind of superweapon that these people complain about. Frankly, if you've been killed by the pistol at long range, you've obviously been:

A) Already so weakened and a stray shot hit you, thus killing you. Happens to the best of us.

B)You are an idiot, and stand out in the middle of an open field, watching as someone attempts to pistol you.

I prefer to think most complaints come from (A) rather than (B). Anyway, this concludes today's Call of Duty myth.

Thursday, August 11, 2005


So, if you're reading this, you either came from Pylon or you just search every blog thingy or so. Obviously, this is the author.

Sorry about the sketchiness in the last three or so. Made the mistake of scanning in black and white, and then being too lazy to re-scan it.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005


This is only a test.
Of course, here is the comic that spawned this blog.