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Union Could Be Pronounced Onion


Have you ever considered that? Union. Onion. Language is a funny thing.

When I listen back to the podcast, one of the things I try to key in on is the language I'm using. Not in an attempt to censor or even change *what* I'm saying, but more a consideration about *how* I'm saying it. It occurs to me that, at one point, I was a pretty voracious reader and as I've gotten older that has subsided.

The last book I read was This Book is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don't Touch It by David Wong (the sequel to John Dies at the End; coincidentally, that book gives a whole new meaning to "JDATE"). I read comic books quite regularly but full novels are few and far between. I even have a few books sitting around the house that I know I should read, including Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

I mainly bring this up because I feel my lack of reading is, in some ways, hindering my personal growth as I get further into this medium wherein I spew verbal diarrhea. The resolution is simple: Read more. 

So, tell me. 

What should I read next? And don't say Game of Thrones. I'll throttle you I will. Right.


I'm really loving Far Cry 4. The expanse of foliage is lovely, getting gored by rhinos is divine and the general gameplay itself is fun. Some of the weapons have taken me a bit of time to get used to, from figuring out exactly how to aim the bow down to what appears to be some funky hitboxes on enemies when using guns, but overall it's been good. 

So far, I've almost exclusively used the bow (I like to pretend i'm the UHF "Weird Al'" version of Rambo) and I like it. Arrowed knees are the number 4 cause of death among enemy NPCs in the past 3 years. NUMBER 4, PEOPLE. The numbers 1 - 3 causes involve uninstalling the game, rage quitting and rocket launchers. Not necessarily in that order.

I'm planning on hitting episode 1 of Telltale's Game of Thrones: Fire from Ice directly in the face with with the completion bat this weekend. Check out the podcast for more on that next week!