I Lied

Someone asked me the other day if I was going to buy Rock Band 2 when it came out later this year… I said “No, I don’t think so”  Rock Band just came out… why pay $170 for slightly improved instruments and some new songs.  Well… I may have lied.  If the instruments from the first are compatible with the second (and they are supposed to be), I’ll probably spring $60 for the new game only (or maybe slightly more if they have a game/guitar combo)  Why did I lie?  Well I hadn’t seen the rumored set-list yet.  Screaming out Silversun Pickups’ Lazy Eye would almost be worth the price of admission.  Harmonix gets tons of bonus points for making all the original tracks and your previously downloaded content playable on the new version.  Here’s an interesting inside look at how Harmonix goes about creating the tracks.

I just picked up The Orange Box from Amazon.com for $32.  I’ve heard bad things about the frame rate (EA did the port to the PS3, not Valve) but 5 games for $32… I decided to try it out for myself.  I’ll let you know.

The Website is Down = hilarious.  At least for the techs out there.

I forget what else I was going to write… something about set-back thermostats and how I knew the ‘tech’ was wrong with his statement of “You should only have it change a few degrees”  I did poking around the interwebs and found a 6-9 degree swing is perfectly acceptable.  Some people argue that your heater or AC has to work too hard to make up for the difference and it would take less energy to maintain a steady temp through the day (when no one is home)  I didn’t think that sounded right so I looked into it.

I still think I started this post intending to write about something completely different… huh… getting old, losing my mind.  So I’ll leave you with this (remember Show Biz Pizza?!)