Cold War Kids - Don’t Look Down On Me (Bonus Track)
After the release of their first single, I could not WAIT for this album to drop. But I don’t know, man. It’s more than a little bland, a little reserved. This is a perfect example of a track that is fine, but so what? C’mon Nathan Willett, lose your mind like you did on Robbers & Cowards.
I started playing Fable 2 and my girlfriend came home and asked me why I was playing a Disney game. I had no reply. Everybody talked like a British person in a kids movie and I wasn’t even killing people yet! I was shamed into quitting.
Fable 3 looks better. It’s more about building an empire, right? That sounds more my speed. Whatever keeps me away from having to dance around to make people like me. That was just about the saddest thing I’ve ever done in a game. “Oh good I did a little jig and that virtual guy’s face toward me got happier.” I am a grown-ass man. I should be going on adventures or stabbing something.
I hate games that force you to make decisions. Then I just want to have a million save files in case I change my mind. “I guess I’ll just have to re-do that later” is the most frustrating thought. What was your mistake? Did you accidentally murder a princess and marry a monster? (I have not played Fable 3 but MAN I hope that’s an option.)
You can’t pass any ‘new’ laws. All laws have been decided during the main quest line.
For the castle, you can’t do anything. You have a lot of sexy female servants, however.
In general, you can go around slaughtering everybody or making lots of babies. You can do the side quests and hunt for gnomes, silver/gold keys and rare library books, you can collect the legendary weapons and try to find the rare hairstyles and other apparel everybody goes crazy for. You could join random people’s games and go around killing all of their citizens, and just harass them in any way you can think of. Or if you’re a gentlemen, you can help random people progress farther in their world, and help them out with money, etc. etc..
Other than that, the game is pointless and boring once you beat it.
”—A review of Fable III by a (presumably) smelly teen named Anemic Durge on Yahoo. I am prone to agree. Also, I beat the game in one day. No, I don’t go outside very often or have sex, obviously.
“Writing about Hollywood is like being a reporter at Disneyland. At first, you can’t believe that you get to spend every day in The Happiest Place on Earth. Everyone wants to ask you about your work. You’re surrounded by princesses, and the sky sparkles with pixie dust. But as the years go on, you learn about the oily machinery that manufactures all that enchantment. You see what Cinderella’s really like when that glass slipper comes off. And then one day you notice that the magic is gone, and all you’re left with is a small, small world.”—
Hey Alison, surely I'm not the only person to ask about the apparent demise of your podcast. It might be nice to have a little wrap-up/explanation as to why it ended on the podcast page or something. I thought you and whatsisname had an excellent rapport and made a highly entertaining and surprisingly professional podcast. I throw in that last bit because, having enjoyed your podcast so much, I ventured out and tried a podcast from another funny person I follow on twitter and it was technically dreadful and the content was only mediocre at best.
You and Steve (yeah, I used "whatsisname" earlier for comic effect) had a funny podcast right up there with You Look Nice Today (A Journal of Emotional Hygiene).
Anyway, was it just the grind? Did you finally tick him off so bad that he quit on you? Were you so lazy that you quit on him? I can appreciate the relentless responsibility to deliver content would be a drag, but why not just do one per quarter? Or two a year or something?
A Former Subscriber via iTunes
I’m pretty late to the ADELE party, considering her new album will drop in February. But good Lord, that heartbreaking, soulful voice on a white lady? This is one of the pop-ier tracks on her beautiful, eclectic album, 19.
Listen champ, you haven’t had a bad career. You know what? That Cinderella one headlight song? People really liked that! No foolin’! They did!
And no one is going to argue that you’re not the handsome Dylan. You’ve got those pointy shoulders and kind of fuck-up teeth and hey, I’m into it. I think you could even make the argument that you have the better voice. I mean, I’m not going to make it, but someone could.
See, your dad, your dad was the voice of a generation and it’s pretty hard to compete with that. From anti-war to electric, the man continues to stay relevant and have Cate Blanchett play him in movies. It must be hard to live in that shadow. But hey, now that the Wallflowers have broken up (holy shit the wallflowers put out FOUR albums) or whatever and you’re trying to make a name for yourself as a solo artist, maybe you shouldn’t wear goofy hats. Kind of the big guy’s thing.