Eight in Ten Americans Believe the Other Six Had It Coming

“Nearly 8 in 10 American voters say they believe prayers helped Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords survive the Tucson shooting, according to a Fox News poll released Thursday.”


Always consider the source. Of course a Fox News poll would get that kind of result.

Wait, they are praying for a Jewish Democrat now? Something about that just doesn’t seem right…

Believe me, if prayers had anything to do with it Johnny Earle (be still my heart) would not be the universally reviled douchebag he is now.

In related news I am off to Europe in a few days to make the world safe for musical theatre. So get on your knees and do something useful. (You know who you are) No, not that. Pray for me.

@homofascist: Near as I can figure, God was distracted playing Angry Birds until a million texts came flooding in. Then He got to work.

@nojo: I love Angry Birds. I am through it all though not with three stars at every level.

Why is the star-maker so judgmental? Sometimes I crash thru everything and get one star. Sometimes I have to work real hard to take out all the Boehners and I get three.

Fuckin Angry Birds. How does it work?


Related: Angry Birds peace treaty

Now I can’t play the game without hearing them say “fuck off” all the time. :)

@Benedick: @nojo: I d/l’d AB. I tried AB. And like most computer games, I got bored quickly. I paid real cash for Madden NFL for the eyePhad, and after one or two goes I just turned it over to Jr.

“Drug Wars”, on the other hand, was an old PalmPilot game (remember those‽), and I loved it.

@Nabisco: One night in the early ’80s, I was stoned out of my gourd and became One with Centipede. Satori achieved, I walked away from videogames after that.

Well, except Myst and Riven. But those are puzzles.

Dope Wars? Is that the same thing? Played in the boroughs of NYC? If so, I had is for the Handspring palm thing. Great game.

ADD: I was going to get Angry Birds until I read all the reviews where people were bitching about having to buy the eagle.


I don’t understand people whining about the Eagle – it’s optional, and it’s ONLY A DOLLAR FFS. Fucking neckbeards were probably happy to pay $2.50 for horse armor, and that was for a game that they already shelled out $40 for…

@al2o3cr: I did not know there was an eagle. Now I must have him.

@al2o3cr: Heh. There was megawhining going on about the eagle and that they can’t turn off what ever gyroscope makes the image change orientation when they move their iPads from horizontal to vertical or whatever. I don’t have an iPad, so I’d be playing on my wee iPhone screen. Still might get it after the eagle brouhaha dies down.

I think the thing that has people freaked out that they see the eagle as a beginning of further monetizing the game. You pay approx if not the same amt for the app as you do for the eagle, and it seems that you can’t progress past certain stages unless you have the eagle, blah blah blah.

I’m just sitting on the sidelines watching the circus.

@al2o3cr: Oh! And don’t get me started on Nexon cards and Mabinogi.

@nojo: Myst? Consider your nerd cred reinstated.


I’m über baffled as to why the trolls would be whining about the orientation switch – like *most* games, it’s totally ineffective in Angry Birds (only runs in landscape mode).

The crassest example I’ve seen of monetization run amok was “Doodle Devil”, a spinoff of the popular “Doodle God” app. Damn thing was 75% retreaded content from the God version, and it cost you 10 “credits” every time you did anything. The only way to get more credits was to either buy more in-game or to install more craptacular apps from the developer, and once you ran out you couldn’t play the game at all.

@nojo: Have you ever played Tetris stoned? Now that’s fun.

I am at the point where I am just playing Angry Birds to try to get more stars. I am a junkie I is.

@SanFranLefty: My mom had to take Tetris away from me because I was having waking dreams about falling pieces while sitting in class in high school. And that was while only being under the influence of my teenaged angst.

@flippin eck: And I have the iPhone version. #nerdjam

@al2o3cr: Sorry — they were bitching about $ and lag once they got the eagle. ETA: And bitching about the holiday update. I have no idea where I got the orientation thing from. Must’ve had a fever or something.

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