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At bedtime, whenever I've got a headache or stomachache or whatever, I sit up at night because I can't fall asleep and then my brain likes to go against me and play over and over on an eternal loop my most hated song(s), most often that absolute worst part of the song I totally loathe. And then I think, "Why now?" and I sit there and totally suffer. Just a few days ago I had heartburn all night that didn't go away no matter how many antacids I ate, and a song that I don't know the name of the band or song that I heard over the radio played nonstop for four hours straight, even in the fitfull sleep when I'd nod off briefly. You know, I'd like for a favorite song to play in my head, but for some reason only the abhored songs play. Its really annoying.

This Week's Trivia

We all know that back in the 1700s men (and most women) powdered their wigs. There were the usual "gentlemanly" colors of grey or white, but did you know that there were also purple and pink? I'm not talking vivid colors like we have today, they were more pastel. The pinks and purples were worn by the dandies, or other "fashion forward" people of the day. Still, considering that "regular" powder had lead in it (a banned substance in paint and glass and many other things nowadays), one can only wonder what the pink and purple hair powders contained.

Last Week's Polls

Do you react badly when you don't win at something?

  • Third was only when the loss was really bad. I've gone three hours once in Skyrim, finding great loot and gems along the way, then killed by the boss at the end. I screamed at the TV screen. Save before you fight a boss!
  • Second was you do, but you're self concious about it. If people get to be whatever they want to be in this politically-correct age, you should at least be able to be a sore loser and not feel bad about it.
  • And first was that you're okay when you don't win. Not me. I actually went outside yesterday after losing for the umpteenth time at UNO with the AI on the flip phone and broke sticks by stomping on them. Better than rioting and breaking other people's stuff, like all the "protests" that are going on now. Feel mad? Go break your own stuff; leave other people's belongings alone.

Have you ever reloaded and reloaded to try to get a Nuka-Cola Quantum from a soda machine in Fallout 3 if you didn't get one the first time?

  • Okay, so we have something that doesn't happen that often: only second and first place. For second, you have Comment!, that time you got high on Jet, and guilty as charged. I'm the one who voted "guilty as charged," by the way. I tried and tried in the Nuka-Cola factory to get more, but after a while fighting through all the Nukalurks and robots to see if I got any in the machines was not worth it.
  • And first was that if you got one that was great and if you didn't get any you were okay with that. Most of the time, I agreed with you...except for those times when I thought I'd try a little...which turned out to be twenty minutes later. Waste 'o time. there.

Oh, no! You're in a serious gunfight with someone, and you just ran out of ammo! What do you do?

  • Third was throwing rocks and/or random detritus at the enemy. Hey, in the post-apocalyptic world, concrete chunks and loose boards are sometimes more abundant than bullets. Sad but true.
  • Second was try to run away. Make sure you try to run so that there's cover between you and the enemy. You don't want to get shot in the back!
  • And first was take out your trusty but rusty (Easter Egg there. What am I talking about?) knife or brass knuckles and try to get them that way. Maybe its just me, but on unarmed characters, I got into fights like this all the time. Bullets are flying everywhere and I'm running around punching people. In the real world, I would not suggest this, but in a game, go ahead.

This Week's Polls

Does your brain ever play a horrible practical joke on you by playing a most-hated-song when you least need it?
 
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The poll was created at 12:49 on February 3, 2017, and so far 26 people voted.
Do you ever clean out your weapons/armor and clothing/junk closet in a game and sell things you don't need/don't want anymore?
 
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The poll was created at 12:49 on February 3, 2017, and so far 27 people voted.
In games where there's no "level cap," is leveling up on the higher levels still fun, or is it hard, and thus not so fun?
 
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The poll was created at 12:49 on February 3, 2017, and so far 27 people voted.

That's all, folks!

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