The world has grown cold now that you've gone away

I'm off for my usual vacation schtick, so enjoy the following:


A World of Warcraft Joke

World of Warcraft has recently brought in a new patch, which I'm told comes with a lot of bugs, particularly in the changes in gameplay bringing about weird behaviour. In the spirit, I bring you this joke:

A man logs into his World of Warcraft account after the 4.2 patch is released. He discovers to his dismay that his health bar is stuck at 1%, he can't see any of the other members of his Guilds, and the Quest Log is empty. So he calls World of Warcraft technical assistance:
World of Warcraft helpdesk, how many I help you?

Something's wrong. Your program says I have no friends, no accomplishments, and no life!


Yes, this is the World of Warcraft helpdesk.


Norway's false flag operation

Tragedy in Norway today as a gunman combined with a bomb attack has killed at least 80 people. So far indications are that a "far-right" extremist named Anders Breivik is responsible, though there are some reasons to doubt this.

Still, when it was still quite possibly a Muslim attack, far-left liberal/coward Glenn Greenwald couldn't stop mentioning how it may be a reaction to Norway's "war record", or maybe their oilsands involvement. Since it turned out to be a white guy, crickets. Can't we write, in the aftermath of this attack, that the Norwegian government and its support for income redistribution and sodomy has understandably caught the ire of disadvantaged individuals?

Will Keith Ellison lecture us on "misconceptions" about right-wingers, as he has routinely done regarding Muslims post-9/11?

Will we hear about how this attack was a "false flag", as mentioned in the post title, whereby far-left ideologues in the Norwegian government come up with a scheme to keep down their political opponents and foster their big-government dreams in an age of fiscal austerity? In fact, let's look at the 5 steps as mentioned in that post:

  1. Hire intellectuals in academia and enlist think tanks to invent new enemies. Check.
  2. Hire journalists to pump the press with fabricated stories and lies to hype the dangerous new enemy. Check.
  3. Stage a big false flag attack like 9/11. Done.
  4. Get government agents and conspirators behind the 9/11 plot on television news stations immediately after the attacks to blame the enemies who were previously hyped in the press for the deed. Wait and see, part 1.
  5. Construct a big popular myth about how and why the 9/11 attacks happened and who was responsible. Keep an eye on the comments.

Also to keep an eye for: the complete absence of the Jack Laytons, President Monkeys, and high ranking officials in the Norwegian Labour Party jumping up to proudly proclaim that conservative political philosophy is inherently peaceful. I won't hold my breath though.


Third Edge of the Sword Plus

You can now favour individual posts from The Third Edge of the Sword using Google Plus.

Just click the +1 button on the bottom of each post as shown in the below image to show your support using Google Plus. Which I didn't get any invites for. Ah well.


Canada's 698,026th silliest looking Indian

Natives look stupid

You almost get the sense that a huge part of his half-smile is that subtle hint of Guess what natives, you don't look any less ridiculous when you dress like this!


Edmonton Journal Needs an Atlas

The Edmonton Journal writing about empty school sites being reconverted:

EDMONTON - For about 15 years, Jean Deslauriers has watched the weeds grow on the field across the street, where a school was supposed to be built.

There are two other empty fields like it in Castle Downs, he says, and most people know by now there won’t be schools on them. That’s been disappointing for families who bought homes assuming they’d be close to a school, says Deslauriers, president of the Cumberland Oxford community league.

But if the field can’t be home to a school, Deslauriers has another idea.

“Why don’t they just give us a schoolyard and we’ll build an indoor soccer facility,” says Deslauriers, an ambitious fundraiser and dedicated community volunteer.

“If I could get a schoolyard, that would be terrific.”

Maybe, just maybe, Deslauriers’s dream could happen. The city has a new strategy to find better uses for this vacant public land, and recreation facilities are now one possibility.

Dozens of surplus school sites dot older suburbs such as Castle Downs. It took the city a few years of negotiations with school boards to come up with a new agreement to deal the land that boards were reluctant to give back to the city.
Okay, first off, if you look at this house for sale across the street from this site (more on that later) you see this neighbourhood was built in 1997. So already a massive factual hole has been built into the story: for barely a decade this "older suburb" has been luring kids to the upcoming schoolground.

Secondly, its only dumb luck that I found this house. Here's a screenshot of the article in case they change it (click to enlarge):

128th Avenue and 149th Street? Funny, I don't remember seeing a school site there...

I mean, that's two giant crocks of shit from the get-go, before even getting into the meat of the article. At that point, why bother reading anymore? No wonder rumours say the Journal is close to being shut down...

Your host country for the Sochi Winter Olympics continues its unblemished safety record

Oh yeah, can't wait for 2014...

Google+ is ideal for those who like to hear contrasting opinions. Also: Matthew Good.

Pompous twit Matt Good (if the name sounds familiar, click here) is apparently a big fan of Google+. Why? He's quite the fan of GroupTalk...

...entirely appropriate for such a huge fan of GroupThink...