atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#6022: Snow!

Played WoW until 2 AM, until I got googly-eyed and couldn't stay awake, until I finished the Stormheim quests on good old Calandraxyzz, my second-ever WoW character.

When I knocked off it had started snowing, big fat fluffy picturesque flakes; I went outside for a bit and just watched it snow. Went to bed, slept like a stone, woke up at 9 feeling...not-bad, reasonably well-rested. As I said--I'm getting my work conditioning back. Heck, that's more than 6 hours, which is better than I did all week, anyway.

Anyway, so the ground is white, and the rooftops are white, and it looks nice.

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So, the first real stinker (pun intended) hit my "Santa Lost a Ho Radio" Pandora channel the other night.

It doesn't really surprise me that I never heard of this one. I like Christmas music, but largely I like traditional Christmas music. "Santa Lost a Ho" became a holiday favorite because it's a jolly, happy tune--a little silly but festive and clever, in the spirit of the older songs. New Christmas music usually is no damned good at all, generated by pop stars without much talent, and center on wanting sex from someone (eg "All I Want For Christmas is You", or "Last Christma", both of which I hate to pieces) rather than, you know, the birth of Christ and/or the mythology (for lack of a better term) of the traditional Christmas characters.

This one marks the first time I found a Christmas song disgusting, though. It was bound to happen eventually. The "Santa Lost a Ho Radio" channel has laid a few eggs, and I've hit "thumbs down" on some songs because they were parodies I didn't like or for this or that reason. But this--

"I Farted on Santa's Lap (Now Christmas is Gonna Stink For Me)" by "The Little Stinkers".

Really? Really?

It did not take long for me to identify this song as one of the most woefully bad holiday songs in existence. I wasn't even really listening all that intently ("Oh, another 'kid singing badly' song, ignore") and was trying to play WoW, but then the little girl sang something about passing gas and I couldn't alt-tab to Pandora fast enough. There really needs to be a "thumbs-down-with-prejudice" button.


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My IBM 1390 has been giving out extra E's. I don't know if it's a keyboard problem or a user error.

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Anyway, the network issues continue. Last night I was trying to play WoW and the connection died so completely that I couldn't even log out; I had to ALT-F4 to get out of the game. Went through the task list and ended some tasks which looked superfluous and--wouldn't you know it--not only did my connection come back, but it came back even faster. Looks like I'm going to have to go through the "installed software" on both machines (mine and Mrs. Fungus') and disable some crap.

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Trump is right. CNN should be firing people over their botched story. I'd bet fiver the "error" was intentional, anyway.

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I'd better get a move on; I need to get to the bank before they close.

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