Two tales of stupidity today…
One, in an NWN game last night, we had what’s quite possibly the world’s stupidest scout. Now, when you’re in a team scenario, you typically will send your stealthiest fellow ahead to check out the next encounter, then return and report, right?
This guy’s modus operandi: Run way the hell ahead past the encounter and possibly the next, get spotted along the way because his stealth skills are weak, and run back to the party with a train of monsters following him.
On the few times he WASN’T spotted, he’d use the ‘party chat’ feature (which broadcasts to everybody in your party no matter where they are) to call back “2 hellhounds ahead”. I don’t know about you, but when you’re six feet away from the hellhounds and SIXTY FEET away from the party, you do not shout at the top of your lungs — which is what he was doing, since while the Computer Role Playing Game lets you talk to your party, Realistic Roleplaying says you can’t talk that far without, you know, going up quite a few decibels. Needless to say the dogs jumped him immediately and summoned reinforcements.
And as the coup d’resistance, while scouting ahead, he jogged briskly into a clearly visible river of lava and died instantly. DMs let him be raised, but with a charisma of 4 due to full body burn victim mangled flesh. Let’s give him a big hand, folks!
It’s time to rag on Vince McMahon again! Why? Because he took a damn good show (Smackdown) which was filled with great matches and fairly interesting characters and utterly ruined it with his perverted daydream soap opera storylines.
I’ve bitched about this before, but get this: according to spoilers this week, Al Wilson (the 50+ year old man who ‘married’ looks-30+-years-old-but-is-being-billed-as-20+ Dawn Marie) is DEAD. Yes, dead. Apparently she s3xx0red him to death on their honeymoon by demanding too much of the horizontal lambada and his heart gave out.
If that wasn’t stupid enough, they have a BUNCH of wacky fun segments at a FUNERAL HOME, which culminate in a catfight that knocks the casket over and spills Al’s body onto the floor.
Didn’t they learn from Katie Vick?
Couple that with maybe 1-2 good matches and I’m thrilled I have my Tivo so I can skip past all the bullshit and get to what I want. Couldn’t have picked a better time to buy that thing.
Between this and the more legitimately stupid things going on in Washington, North Korea, Israel, Iraq and other fun places, I’ve lost three respect points for the human race today.