The Shack Blog

Words and things, mostly words.

Chuck -vs- Tito 3 Does 40k Buys

This is most likely the final thing I write about the infinitely lamentable Chuck -vs- Tito 3 pay-per-view. According to Dave Meltzer, the event only sold approximately 40,000 buys. Streaming numbers aren’t in, but one would expect those to be unremarkable as well. So, not only was the event a grim spectacle, padded with a long […]

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Vintage Dana White

When he was asked for his opinion on Golden Boy Promotions running Chuck Liddell versus Tito Ortiz 3 this past weekend, UFC President Dana White was his typical eloquent self: I love Chuck Liddell and I don’t ever want to bad mouth Chuck Liddell. People even think I’m remotely bad mouthing Chuck Liddell, but the reality […]

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Oh Right, TUF Is Still A Thing

It took me a while, but I finally managed to forget that the UFC still produces The Ultimate Fighter. Who doesn’t love fresh concepts like locking a bunch of contestants in a house together, filming their various interactions and pratfalls, and having them compete for a prize? Tomorrow, we get the conclusion of Season Whatever of […]

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National Climate Assessment Study Released

Released on Black Friday, as if to obscure the report’s release and ensure the smallest audience would be paying attention when it dropped, the Trump administration has released the National Climate Assessment Study (link). The report details that climate change will continue to increase violent weather events which, in turn, will deal significant damage to […]

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Chuck / Tito 3 – Predictably Depressing

I’ve been on record since day 1 that Chuck Liddell should not be fighting, and I was far from the only one voicing this opinion. Seemingly, the only ones who either wanted — or were at least okay with the notion of — Chuck Liddell coming out of retirement were Chuck himself and Oscar De […]

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Casual Magic 2018-11-25

I stopped by my parents’ house this evening, and played a few games with my mom. Rather than use our usual constructed decks, we opted to try a bunch of pre-constructed decks she’d bought, and they ended up being pretty fun. ABU Games was clearing out a bunch of Dragon’s Maze product, so we weren’t slinging […]

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A Feast Of Dubious MMA

Today’s MMA event calendar is pretty packed, and that doesn’t even require digging into the more obscure promotions. The UFC rang in their 25th anniversary with an early morning UFC Fight Night 141 taking place in Beijing, China. Later this evening, the Chuck -vs- Tito 3 event will go ahead, and I’m expecting a full-on trainwreck to […]

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Casual FNM 2018-11-23

Another rough night for my decks, as I racked up another 3 crushing defeats in the Commander format. We were a group of 5 this week, which always makes victory more difficult — dealing with 3 opponents is difficult to manage, a 5th makes it almost feel like pure chance. I stalled on mana in […]

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American Thanksgiving

As I live in Canada, this is not an actual holiday for me. However, since my job involves working with a largely American group of customers, we always close down for the day and do something fun. Last year, we went axe-throwing, which was really fun — I even managed to nail a no-look, behind-the-back […]

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Ontario Government Passes Bill 47

Doug Ford and his provincial government continue to forge ahead, passing more regressive legislation. This time, the government “reforms” recent changes from the previous Liberal government, freezing the minimum wage at $14 until 2020 — when it was set to increase to $15 in 2019. The bill also removes 2 paid sick days which were […]

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