If you want me, honey baby, I'll be here
Thu, 19 July 2007
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Is everybody in...everybody in? The ceremony is about to begin. As for yours truly... I've been out. I headed off, to the nearest bottle shop to get some beer. Then I just plain forgot the direction home. But, like I often say, all is well that ends well (and I've been told that I do have a magnificent end). So, please, present me with your biggest smiles, because old Sammy is here again. Yes sir, safe and sound, at the coolest place in the entire universe - Planet Buttonhole.
I believe most of the people who know me, or read my Editorials, would have some idea of the real reasons I was away. So I won't go into those details yet again. I hope you also know that I will always return eventually. My utmost gratitude goes to everyone who has kept this lovely website running, with little or no help from me. Thanks especially, once again, to Buttonhole's Assistant Editor, the mighty Australian Ninja. It was very nice of you to keep my seat warm too, dude (that's right, I am again referring to this magnificent seat of mine).
Being gone for as long as I was, means that I have a whole lot to catch up with. I make these kinds of statements in pretty much every Editorial I write now, I know. Sorry if I bore you by repeating myself (frankly, I bore myself by writing it so often!), it is just that it happens to be true, every single time. I think this might even be the longest amount of time I've ever been away, actually, so there's an insane level of stuff to try to catch up with. No use stressing about that though; I'll just do my best, as usual and see how it goes. So...fuck it, right?
Captain Buttonhole, the world's greatest master of Geekjitsu will still be appearing as our official mascot and, no doubt, adored hero to millions. His debut was delayed because, strangely enough, when I'm not around he tends to disappear too. I think we might have a kind of connection, like ET and Elliot (from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, for the one person left on Earth who may not have seen the movie) where if I'm feeling bad, Capt. B feels bad too. It is all very mysterious, so who knows for sure?
For the gamers, we'll be bringing you a bunch of game reviews and articles soon. We've been a little quieter than usual in that area for a while, I know. No PlayStation 3 coverage still, unfortunately. I don't own a PS3 yet and it'll be quite a while before I can afford to get one. Sony haven't done shit to help us in ages, either, so I'll go with the companies that do first. Sorry!
Rather than going on here about all the other things I will be writing for Buttonhole, I'll just shut up now and start trying to actually write those things. I'm still a bit messed up mentally, due to my medication, so I can't promise the articles from myself will be up quickly, but at least you know that I'm back at it. I will, personally have plenty of items for you to read, and several other developments I'm working towards for our website, as soon as possible (along with the contributions from our other sexy crew, as per usual).
One final thing...I've been asked many times about my opinions on the situation with Chris Benoit. As most people (especially the wrestling fans) would know by now, Benoit recently murdered his wife and son and then killed himself. I was extremely upset by this horrible event, obviously. He was my favourite wrestler of all time and a guy I respected, admired and looked up to a great deal. Now I don't know if I'll ever be able to even watch any of his matches again, because I'm so sickened by what he did. I quote lyrics from songs all the time here at Buttonhole and there's a line from a Guns 'n' Roses song called Right Next Door to Hell that popped into my head when I learned of this tragedy (never thought I'd be quoting Axl, at least not publicly! The line fits, though, so here it is) -
"But when your innocence dies, you'll find the blues. Seems all our heroes were born to lose."
I haven't felt up to the task of trying to speak about the case in detail, for a great many reasons (most of them personal). But now that some time has passed, and because people seem to want it, I will soon attempt to write an article about it. I'd like to hear other peoples' thoughts and feeling about it too, so please email me or post them on our forums. It'd be very helpful for me to have the perspective of other fans and readers when I put the article together.
See you later and please remember this: if your feet are cold enough, there is no such thing as "odd socks".
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