The Shack Blog

Words and things, mostly words.

Chuck -vs- Tito 3 Black Friday Sale

As a sign that ticket sales and advance pay-per-view buys must be doing great business, FITE.TV is running a Black Friday promotion where Chuck -vs- Tito 3 will be available at 50% for a very limited window of time. Here are the details: The deal goes live with the start of Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 Weigh-In […]

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New Music

I finally put up my review of Lil Peep‘s posthumous release, Come Over When You’re Sober, Part 2 (link). I just listened to the full-length debut from Arête and quite liked it — I’ll be putting together a review of it over the weekend and will likely buy it at the end of the month. There are a […]

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New Limp Bizkit Album Coming

Probably the best news of 2018 is that Limp Bizkit are set to begin recording their new album, the follow-up to 2011’s Gold Cobra, in the coming weeks. Apparently the recording process was supposed to be already underway, but the recent wildfires in California displaced the band and burned down some of their gear. I cannot wait […]

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Codex

My board game junkie friend decided to pick up Codex, after we read a number of glowing reviews of the game (link). The game borrows very heavily from WarCraft 3 and Magic: The Gathering, but manages to be a really fun, really unique combination of the two concepts. One video review I saw claimed that the system of […]

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Yair Rodriguez -vs- Korean Zombie

As much as I am growing to hate the 6-fight main cards the UFC is frequently running, I was okay with the fact that I was awake until 1am EST this time out. Yair Rodriguez pulled off an absurd comeback at the last second, likely clinching Knock Out Of The Year honours, as well as […]

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These Filthy Hands

Some of the most frustrating personal news is that my hand condition has returned after a brief, 10-day respite. My doctor and I are still operating under the assumption that my condition is dishydrotic eczema, although I am beginning to wonder about this. After things cleared up in mid-October, the problem has resurfaced and seems […]

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Casual FNM 2018-11-09

Not my best night, by any means. I had fun hanging out with my friends, and welcoming a new member to our playgroup, but I got utterly man-handled in every one of our games. I didn’t exactly bring my most powerful decks, but even considering that I had a mix of bad draws and opponents […]

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Ultimate Masters?

After some spoilers were intentionally released to the public, it appears as though Wizards of the Coast has one more Masters set in mind: Ultimate Masters, due out on December 7th. The full product information page can be found here. After the disappointment surrounding Masters 25 and Iconic Masters, the assumption was that we would not be seeing […]

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fractures Multiple Ribs In Fall

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg was admitted to hospital yesterday, after injuring herself — and reportedly fracturing 3 ribs — in a fall which took place in her office. Ginsburg, who is 85, is somewhat of a favourite of the overly online liberal contingent, elevating her profile as a pop culture figure for some […]

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Jeff Sessions Fired As US Attorney General

For roughly a year, the possibility of Donald Trump firing Jeff Sessions has been raised but never panned out — and subsequently got buried in the endless deluge of Trump-related news. Today, that possibility came to fruition as the President announced he had asked Sessions for his resignation. No further details were provided by Trump, […]

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