A few years ago, I made this template for my companies Softball team. I chose one of my favorite baseball card styles,1987 Topps baseball card. I don’t know what it is about the 1987 Topps cards, maybe its the wood grain, maybe its the interesting slogans, maybe its the fact that have boxes upon boxes of these cards from when i was a kid. Whatever the reason is, i worked on the template, and did my best to make it look as close to the originals. The template is 10″x14″ and can easily be scaled down to a normal baseball size card. I found that if i made it larger, I had more control over the end result, plus i can make bigger images to send people. Unfortunately I never got around to making the back side of the card.
So Last night i received my Woot Bag of Crap from the 10/21/10 woot off. If your not familiar with woot, or the woot off, Please read this post, where i got my first bag of crap.
So without further wait. Here is this rounds Bag of crap:
See the video after the break
So by some dumb luck, i was able to beat the odds again, and place an order on this months bag of crap. I know of at least 5 people at work who also attempted to buy the bag with no luck. I’m not sure what i am doing right, but i am not going to complain. I expect this one to come in about 3-4 weeks. So i should get it mid November. Lets hope for a big screen TV! that would be awesome.
For those of you who dont follow the site, they have one deal per day. It is usually refurbished, sometimes new and the products vary greatly. Every few months they have what they call a Woot off, where they have items back to back until they sell out. This is where it really gets interesting, and sometimes you have to fight people for the products, because they sell out so fast. It is really ingenious if you ask me.
Every woot off, there is one coveted item, that everyone wants to get. And as ive found is near impossible to actually purchase, as the servers crash almost the instant it goes live on the site. The product is simply described as a “bag of crap.” If you go to the woot.com website and look at their previous woots for the Bag of crap, and you will see the people who manage to buy one get some interesting stuff. All the bags of crap now come with 3 craps(or items, ) in the past you had the option to buy up to 3 but now it just comes with 3, for 3$ and 5$ shipping(actually every item woot sells has 5$ shipping from a leakfrog, to a queensized bed, or tv.) It seams like the majority get some piddly items, like a bag(the bag in “bag of crap”), set of ipod headphones, some stickers, speakers, whatever they seam to have available. Usually worth the 3$ investment, but there’s always a handful of people who get some cool extras thrown in there. Then… there is the letter. It appears that an unknown amount of users get a letter in their shipment of crap. The letter usually reads something like “we apologize, but your third item would not fit in your box, and will be shipped separately.” The interesting part, is this “3rd item” will arrive on a Pallet!! One guy got a pallet of car wax, another guy got a pallet that had a plethora of stuff including 40 badminton rackets, and 20 golf clubs. Some people even get tv’s, the list goes on and on.
Which brings me to the point of this Post. The last woot off (9/22/10), I somehow managed to actually order a bag of crap.
I waited almost a month to get my Bag of Crap. The suspense and excitement i felt waiting for this box to arrive was very reminiscent of Christmas, when i was a child. I could not wait till it came. What could be in that box?
After the Jump See what I Got in my Bag of Crap, along with a video of me unboxing my first ever Bag of Crap.
AfroSamurai is a 5 part animated miniseries that aired on SpikeTV In early 2007. I had never heard of this show until the release of the video game this year. Even then i did not think much of it, but something told me to add it to my gamefly game list. A few months back i finally received it. I held on to it for a little over a month playing through its colorful and imaginative levels. I still have not watched the episodes, but i am now more interested in them then ever. The main character “Afro Samurai” and his sidekick are voiced by none other then Samuel L. Jackson. As you could imagine the game is full of as much violence and profanity as i think they could squeeze in. Continue reading AfroSamurai The Game: Completed
Agent-Mike: There is no broken plastics or missing feet on that system also right?
Steve: but i can break some if you would like me too
Agent-Mike: HEHE no thanks
Steve: ok just checking 🙂
Agent-Mike: I sent you an email and if you have questions please email me.
Agent-Mike: XXXXXXX is your case number.
Agent-Mike: Is there anything else I can help you with today?
Steve: what do i do with the one you sent me?
Steve: just send it back?
Agent-Mike: Go ahead and use the return label to send it back.
Agent-Mike: Is there anything else I can help you with today?
Steve: sure do you like baseball?
Steve: whats your favorite team?
Steve: are you in washington?
Agent-Mike: No I am in Idaho
Agent-Mike: I watch it when I can
Steve: ahh potato country
Steve: are the potatoes really good there? or is that just a myth?
Agent-Mike: I would say that they are pretty good
Agent-Mike: Oregon as well
Steve: hmm ill have to check it out one day.
Steve: i bet theres a lot of irish people out that way
Steve: us irish people love our potatos
Steve: the only thing i know about oregon is the trail
Steve: you ever been on it?
Agent-Mike: It came through Idaho as well Continue reading Dell Tech Support Chat Log
So as many of my friends know, I have been using the stumbleupon addon to find new and interesting sites. It is probably one of the greatest addons that I have seen for IE/FireFox, in a long time. Basically you download this tool bar (optional and configurable), configure your account with categories you would like to see, (ei: Comics, Computers, Linux, Comedy) i keep meaning on posting great links i find with this tool, but i continue to forget. So while im here late at work, i will post whatever links i stumble below, so you can get an idea of the awesome. I wont lie, sometimes you find junk, but most of the time you find something entertaining. I have spent a few nights up late telling myself just one more stumble for hours.
This great tool can be found at : http://www.stumbleupon.com/
Here are some stumbles tonight to wet your taste buds:
So i have given in and made it so my blog cross posts on facebook and twitter for added exposure. Those of you who have found my blog this way, greetings 🙂 Welcome, and i hope you enjoy your stay. As for other loyal readers… i know, i know, i need to start posting more. well meh…
So the other day I got to thinking, Why is leather so expensive? Why is leather considered a luxury item? The more i thought about this, the more confused i got. As i sat there eating my hamburger in Cheeseburger in Paradise, i wondered, how is it possible that Americans consume so much beef, yet we are still stupid enough to pay extra for leather seats. Hell i ate that cow the seats should be free. Ill tell you this much… ill get down to the bottom of this puzzle.