All kill their inspiration and sing about their grief.
Sat, 8 April 2006
Email the Author
Hi again Buttonholers. I'm feeling a bit grumpy at the moment and I'll tell you why. You see, I love you all dearly, but it seems to me that, by and large, you are a bunch of lazy sons of bitches. I understand that insulting our readers and calling them names might not be the smartest thing in the world, but old Sammy just calls it how he sees it. What's lead me to this conclusion? Well, this:
Firstly, we had the Gimmick's AFL Footy Tipping Contest. A cool and fun thing there, I'm all for it. Have a crack at picking the winners and if you come out on top we reward you with a couple of hundred dollars worth of products for your efforts. The only thing the Gimmick asked of you was that you join the Buttonhole forums. Well, guess who joined the tipping contest? That's right, all the people who were already Buttonhole forum members (and God bless every one of them). Not one single extra person bothered to take the time to become a forum member and get involved with that. That's pretty piss weak if you ask me. Admittedly, I didn't join Gimmick's tipping contest either, but I reckon my excuse of being in hospital with my veins full of morphine when it started holds up pretty well. Besides, if I was to win (as unlikely as that seems, since I've not been following the game too closely) it'd be pretty stupid to give myself the prize.
Secondly, we had the Night Watch DVD giveaways. This required even less effort on your behalves. All you had to do to win one of the five copies of that cool movie was email me with the answers to three very easy questions. All of the answers were in the review itself, so it wasn't like you had to do any additional research. You know how many people took the time to do that so far? Two. That's right, TWO people! I just can't believe that. A free movie that is well worth seeing and only two God damn people have bothered to get the thing. That's just pathetic.
Look, there are two ways to approach life. You can sit on your arse and talk about all the things that you could, should or would do. Or you can go ahead and do it. The first option will get you exactly nowhere. The second can take you anywhere you want it to, if you stick at it and learn to do it well enough. I know that you are there, Buttonhole readers, in sizeable amounts. I also know that most of you are intelligent people, with good taste. So I believe that you can all understand when I tell you that, if you get more involved with things, it will result in this website getting even better. Both for us and for you.
So, that's my grumbling rant over with. It feels better to have gotten that off my chest. I'll switch back to "Mister Nice Guy mode" for you now.
I trust you've enjoyed our coverage of the upcoming third X-Men movie. I've really been having fun with that myself and am getting quite excited about the film. We'll have more about the movie soon.
Other than that, it is just going to be business as usual. Which means a whole shitload of news and reviews of funky games, movies, CDs, wrestling and the other stuff we cover here at Planet Buttonhole. And that includes Xbox 360 coverage. Sorry that's so late, but I am still waiting for my system to show up, so it is out of my hands!
You are welcome to come back for as many servings as you like. Leave your shoes and wallets at the front desk and make yourselves comfortable.
Email the Author
More articles by Hillelman