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Peace Out

I hope we'll all keep Daniel von Bargen in our thoughts today. Known for playingGeorge's lazy boss Mr. Kruger on Seinfeld, he survived an attempted suicide. Apparently he was despondent over an impending surgery to aputate some toes due to diabetes complications, and having already lost one leg he decided a .38 to the temple was the better choice. Very sad.

In better news, I wrapped up Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater in the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection. I guess what struck me most was how some segments of the game were like I'd just played them weeks before, and I could vividly remember strategies and tactics to advance; but others I had no recollections of at all, even parts of some boss battles. Either way, it was still fun this second time through.

Now I'm well into Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker HD. It really is very different, being more broken into bite-sized missions. I have hit a tiny wall, as I'm at the first non-boss battle that I just can't get an S ranking on in a replay. For S rank, you essentially have to not kill anyone (easy with good Mosin Nagant or Mark 22 accuracy), not set off an alert, and complete it reasonably quickly (also usually easy). Setting off alerts is killing me because of hovering drones that seem a bit more unpredictable, so effective usage of chaff grenades is needed. Other than that I'm enjoying it, even though it's a tad low-tech due to it being a port from a PSP title.

As to television, I'm really about ready to quit on The Office. It was just good enough last week, and I'm giving (the suddenly svelte) Catherine Tate a chance to rescue the show. But having taken a liking to Person of Interest, I'm really nearing the point where I'd much rather watch that live and give up on Dunder Mifflin. I'm really about beyond the fear that The Office will ever really be consistently be good again that's kept me from bailing. And if I do bail I'll drop my editorship, too. The one thing that would keep me is if NBC put the show out of its misery by declaring a May series finale.

That's all for today. Thanks for reading, everybody!