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Prion Proteins

I want you to read about these because they are very interesting and will make you say, “Hey! That is fricking neat.” You know of infectious agents as bacteria, viruses, or fungi. These prion proteins basically cause proteins in your brain to change shape and function, thus causing disease. Kuru is one example of a human prion protein caused disease. Cannibals get it from eating the dead in some bizarre funeral ritual. This is a picture of a cow’s brain tissue after Mad Cow Disease.

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L4D frustrations

1. mcfeters, OcommO, w/oshield try three (3) servers. Before finishing one side of the first round, we are all disconnected from the server

2. mcfeters, OcommO, w/oshild, and ese_dan try a server. Before finishing one side of the first round, we are all banned from the server

3. Our first full game turns out to be the most lopsided bullshit ever, via the AI.

I just threw my monitor out of the window, so I can’t see if I’m making any typos.

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CHAG PESACH SAMEACH

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH HAHAHAHA YES YES YE SEYES YES EAT THE MATZOH EATH THE MATZOH EATH THE MATZOH MATZOH EAT THE MATZOHS EAT THE MATZOH CRUMBLE IT INTO YOUR EYES AND SMEAR IT ON YOUR CHODE CHECK IT OUT THE OTHER DAY WHEN I WAS JAMMING WITH DAVE WITTE AND JACOB JEWCANNON IN OUR NEW BAND MATZO))))) THE WEBMASTER CAME AND OHHHH MAN EAT THE MATZOH OUR NEW BAND IS AWESOME WE PLAY SO LOW THAT IT MAKES YOU DROP MATZOH BALLS IN YOUR PANTS AND THEN YOU EAT THE MATZOH BALLS AND BECOME IMMORTAL LIKE MOSES AND BECOME ONE OF US AND DWELL IN THE PRESENCE OF THE JEWY GOODNESS FOREVER AND EVER AND SO OUR NEIGHBOR THE WEBMASTER CAME OVER WAS ALL LIKE HEY GUYS YOU TOTALLY ROXORZ WILL YOU BE ON MY NEW FAILURE OF A RECORD LABEL DIMITRI HEARD THIS FROM THE OGHHHHHH HYES FUK EAT THE MATZOH YEYS YES YES EYSES EAT THE MATZOH MATZOH MATZOH OF MOSES AND SMASH IT WITH YOUR GUILT AND WASH IT DOWN WITH MANISHEVITZ DIMITRI HERAD THIS FROM THE OTHER ROOM AND WAS ALL LIKE YEAH THATS TOTALLY AWESOME I CAN BE THE FAGGOT JEW MONEY COLLECTOR MERCH GUY FOR MATZO)))))) AND THE WEBMASTER WAS ALL LIKE YEAH TOTALLY AWESOME BUT I WAS ALL LIKE NO YOU FAGGOT JEWSHIT GET YOUR FAGGOT JEWY RECORD LABEL OUT OF HERE SO JACOB JEWCANNON FIRED CARROT TZIMMES SHOTS AT THE WEBMASTER AND THEN WE DUCT TAPED DIMITRIS FACE TO A BLOWTORCH AND SHOVED FROZEN MACAROONS IN HIS NOSE AND DAVE WITTE PRACTICED BLAST BEATS ON HIS TESTICLES OOHHHHH HAHAHAHA ESY YES YES YESY EYS EAT THE MATZOH EAT THE MATZOH EA TTHE MAZTOSH SHMEAR IT IN YOUR BAGELS AND GO BOBBING FOR GEFILTE FISH IN THE JOYLET EAT IT WITH SCHMOLZ AND WIPE YOUR ASS WITH TINFOIL

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Ahem

“Gearbox’s Steve Gibson made an official announcement to Destructoid and stated that Borderlands would be released for download on Steam. Gibson also mentioned that the desktop release would include several features that will definitely not be seen on home console versions. Weapons can be exported via item cards in .jpg format, so if players collect a weapon of mass awesomeness that no one in their circle of friends has, they’ll be able to share it with them. In addition to that interesting feature, Borderlands for the PC will come with special menu and inventory systems designed exclusively around the mouse input option. Another little extra is the addition of timedemo benchmark software, which is exclusive to the PC. Last, but certainly not least, if played on a high-end system, the PC version of Borderlands will show off the most impressive graphics of all three versions of the game”




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Braid: A Review

A week or so ago Braid was discounted to five dollars on Steam. I had heard good things and enjoy a good puzzle game from time to time so I bought it. It came highly recommended by Soulja Boy.

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Anyway you basically play as this guy Tim and you are seemingly chasing a princess. There are six different worlds, each with a different time altering mechanic. You have to jump on enemies heads and get keys and play with the timing and time to get it right. It’s very fun and some of the puzzles are very tough. The goal is to collect puzzle pieces and put them together to make a picture for each world which describes the theme. The story however, makes zero sense along the way. Not until the very end did it make some sense, and even then I had to go read a plot analysis to understand what was going on. I still think it’s a stretch.

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The graphics and music are fantastic. Each world looks like a watercolor painting and there is a certain mood that goes along with it. When you rewind time, the music plays backwards. That’s really cool.

Besides the confusing story, it’s a great game. So I’d recommend playing it, as it is short, beautifully presented, and very entertaining.

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Kitten Hooray!

So about two weeks ago I was sitting on the couch with my brother watching television. All of the sudden I said, “You should get a cat.” He said, “okay.” A bit of backstory: When we were young we had a special type of siamese cat called an applehead bluepoint. His name was Andy and he was my brother’s cat. My brother said he only wanted this type of cat if he were to get one. We called cat breeders all over Florida, and after encountering some crazy cat ladies we found a nice lady in Orlando with a male bluepoint. We are picking him up in three weeks.

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As for names, up until yesterday we had a long list of names which included Matzoh, Thug, Ray Ray, Tuna, and Bonzai among many others. My brother has been a lifelong Miami fan and is more into the sports than I am. He wanted to name him after his favorite player Sean Taylor, but it just didn’t work. So at dinner last night I had sort of an epiphany and decided to revisit the name Cane. This will be his name. Now we have the ability to call him whatever player or coach’s name we want to since they all fall under the Cane umbrella. We’re dumb.

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