Josh Brage

Welcome Peter to the Blogosphere
November 30, 2007, 5:43 pm
Filed under: Blog

Peter Colon is now blogging.

Welcome him with some linklovin’.

I did.


It is an Abomination
November 27, 2007, 5:58 pm
Filed under: Rockstar

So, Mark wants Guitar Hero III for Christmas. To me this is the most farout, unexplainable thing I have ever dealt with.

So here goes my main thesis. Video Games exist for one purpose – engaging in entertaining activities via a fantasy world. For example, I thoroughly enjoy Madden 08 on the 360. I love feeling like I am playing NFL football. In real life do I play NFL football? Absolutely not. However, I can engage vicariously in something that I would not be able to engage in otherwise via a video game system. Same goes for 007 Goldeneye. I am not an international superspy. But I can be via a game system. To me this is the appeal. That is the point. People love to engage in all kinds of fantasy worlds, whether it be NFL football, super-spydom, leader of a SWAT team, general over multiple magical armies, etc, etc, etc.

Now, what I do not understand about Mark’s desire to play Guitar Hero is the fact that he can already play guitar. The allure of Guitar Hero is that I can pick up a Les Paul connected (wirelessly) to a 360 and go to town. The crowd cheers, I play music and BAM – I AM A ROCKSTAR! Mark already is a rockstar. He has played guitar for, literally, dozens of people. He can engage in said activity of playing music and listening to crowds roar anytime he wishes. So what is the point of the fantasy. Similarly, Evan has been playing Tony Hawk. Evan is a great skater. He has traveled the world, skateboarding. What in the world is the appeal for him to sit and control a person to do things in a fantasy environment that he could, right now, walk outside and do? I do not understand. At all.

Anyway, I hope Mark gets GHIII. I root for Evan on Tony Hawk. What do I care it is just video games!


This is All You Need for Election Day ’08
November 24, 2007, 5:02 pm
Filed under: America, Politics, Presidents

Screw the blogs.

He is Gone.
November 24, 2007, 4:36 pm
Filed under: Husker Football


Makes me happy.

HuskerMike reports that apparently the meeting ended abruptly.

By Bill. Hi Bo.

Check Out These Photos
November 21, 2007, 4:36 pm
Filed under: Family, Friends

Brian Morris at the church just obtained a Nikon D40X for the church’s use and is gracious enough to allow me to touch it and take some shots myself. I did last night. This camera is uber-nice. I have no doubt that after a couple more sessions with it, we will be taking GREAT shots. In my opinion, I just let the camera do the work. Here are a couple of shots that I took of Michaela (my favorite 2 year old ever.)

(Check out my Flickr here)




November 21, 2007, 4:25 pm
Filed under: America, Blog, Web

That is where I am putting my Dell.

It is time to pay it off and buy a MacBook. Yep, the time has come.

It is a great Dell. Great for home media includes a large 250 GB hard drive and Vista Home Premium (which is pretty darn decent.) Let me know if you want to buy it.

Check out the Craigslisting here

If you want to just donate to the MOVE HOSHI TO MAC Campaign EMAIL ME AT JOSHBRAGEATGMAILDOTCOM

Happy Thanksgiving!
November 20, 2007, 6:21 pm
Filed under: America