Seltzer is just denatured alcohol that has been yelled at by professional Yell Masters. It’s why White Claws taste good. (If you think they don’t, pretend they do for the sake of the theory.)
The Earth is a sphere, but Australia doesn’t exist. (Note: If your are Australian, you can “prove” this by claiming you actually just live a few miles from Spain.)
The odd-numbered moon landings were faked, but the even-numbered ones were real.
David Bowie is still alive but traveled back in time to evade reporters asking him what he thought of the Warcraft film.
Kennedy shot Lee Harvey Oswald.
Stanley Kubrick was a genius filmmaker who actually needed to be an abusive control freak in order to make art.
What Are You Playing is funny.
Bonus question: When do you tend to put up holiday decorations?
Brianna Royce (@nbrianna, blog): Is shopping a game? I’ll be in some of my usual haunts, Star Wars Galaxies Legends for sure, and maybe Stardew Valley because I’ve had the worst urge to replay it. MOP reader Katerina also helpfully pointed me to the Humble Store, where The Sims 4 is $10 too, so that ended up in my cart somehow.
I drench my porch in even more twinkling lights than usual and decorate my mantle. This is the first year in a while we put up a tree too. Carlo Lacsina (@UltraMudkipEX): I’m catching up on Guild Wars 2 so I can say I’m at least caught up. I’m having a blast, but I still feel sad, can’t help but worry about the direction the game’s going… it’s like watching a good friend roll with a bad crowd.
As for decorations, they go up November 1, no exceptions. I start wearing ugly sweaters the Friday before Thanksgiving break as well. Chris Neal (@wolfyseyes, blog): The vast majority of my recent gaming time is being spent in single-player affairs like Rebel Galaxy Outlaw and Satisfactory (that game is a quicksand pit, holy crow), but I also have a nicer, more stone-y house to build in Citadel: Forged with Fire. I also want to maybe make friends with one of the folks on my server who chatted me up recently.
Space is a premium at Casa del Wolfy (read: tiny apartment is tiny),but when I do put up decorations, it’s usually at some point after Thanksgiving. And not a second before. Eliot Lefebvre (@Eliot_Lefebvre, blog): Still on a low maintenance routine for Final Fantasy XIV right now, but that’s still on the list; I’ve got tons of single-player stuff to take on and I think it’s time for a touch of that, especially as I expect to be snowed in on Monday.
You don’t have to decorate for the holidays if you just keep that as your aesthetic year-round! Spiderwebs, bats, and jack-o-lanterns can just be the way your home looks! Wait, what holidays did you think I meant? Justin Olivetti (@Sypster, blog): I’m pushing hard to finish four major game projects by the end of December, so this weekend I’ll be plowing through Lord of the Rings Online’s Minas Morgul, FFXIV’s Heavensward, Fallout New Vegas, and The Outer Worlds. Not in a huge gaming marathon, mind you, just steadily rotating through all of them.
We put up holiday decorations the day after Thanksgiving and start “Christmas Countdown” on the first day of December. Mia DeSanzo (@neschria): I plan to play some Black Desert Online and to try to persuade my husband to try GW2.
My husband prefers to wait until after Thanksgiving to start decorating. I get excited and want to start decorating as soon as we’ve put away the Halloween stuff. We leave stuff up until Epiphany (Jan 6). MJ Guthrie (@MJ_Guthrie, blog): I’ll be playing a little Warframe and a little Conan Exiles for sure, but I think I will also sneak in some more survival with Subnautica and Astroneer, Maybe I can pop into LOTRO.
Traditionally, we put up our tree and decorations on the first Monday of December because Mondays are family nights. (We then leave our tree up until April 6th for… reasons.) However, we’ve missed the mark a few times now, like a couple years ago when we waited until my son was home from college to decorate so it was a mere day or two before Christmas then! Samon Kashani (@thesamkash): Not a lot of gaming this weekend due to the holiday, but where I can I’ll be in ArcheAge Unchained.
Usually the day after Thanksgiving we’ll put up decorations. This year things were kind of crazy so we got started after Halloween! Tina Lauro Pollock (@purpletinabeans): I’m attending one of my best friend’s toy shop opening, helping two of my other best friends decorate for Christmas this weekend (one of them is pregnant and due any day now, and the other was in a car accident and busted his sternum, so they need a diminutive Christmas fairy to visit), and having my dad and partner over to surprise them with fancy advent calendars I made, so I doubt I’ll game much. I will make time for some Overwatch, no doubt, and I’ll fit in GW2 as and when I can.
I decorate throughout November, but my tree goes up on the 25th of the month every year. I am a regular Mrs. Claus… you might find some photos of my mini grotto on Twitter! Tyler Edwards: I’m finally starting to slow down a little bit on Age of Empires II DE, but I just got granted a free month of Origin Access (somehow), so I’ll check out some games there. First up: Frostpunk and They Are Billions.
Living alone and having little family, I haven’t done any kind of decorating in a long time. That said, I feel strongly that decorations should go up no sooner than December 1 and come down no later than January 2. It’s not as special if you keep them up all winter.