The Singing Spaniard

October 4, 2011

The unsung aspects of an audio studio.


I now have a website!

February 27, 2011

Well, I would like to get this blog going again at some point. People really enjoyed it. Also… I really enjoy it. In the mean time, if you are super loyal and have been waiting for a new post for the last year and half, this will have to do…


Monopoly. America’s Game, and the highest selling board game of all time. There’s a lot of folks out there who think they have some sort of Monopoly strategy figured out, and sure maybe they do. It can’t be a coincidence that there is a World Monopoly Champion. And to be honest, as long as you’re not Boardwalk crazy or obsessed on the greens, you are probably in decent shape. Anyways, in all of these strategies, from the most menial to the most diabolical, there is always one agreement: The dark purple monopoly is worthless.

Well, I don’t care what you say, I like the dark purple monopoly. And here is my reasoning. While it is true that both of these properties are the least landed on in the game, and even with a hotel they have by far the lowest payout, the dark purples give you an advantage that other monopolies just can’t offer… zero commitment. No one is going to put all of their eggs in the dark purple basket, that would be foolish. The dark purples should be considered money makers like railroads or utilities, because they function virtually the same way. Low commitment and low price, but also a low chance of breaking the bank. The dark purples are the perfect supplement to a house’d or hotel’ed orange, pink, or red monopoly. Not by giving you the win, but by helping ensure your victory by funding your expensive investments.

Also, the dark purples have the advantage of being the most likely monopoly to at least make your money back. Because they are so affordable, the chance of being paid back on your investment is high. You can view these percentages here. While many players are convinced that railroads are important for funding your monopolies, these percentages show that the chance of being paid back in full on your railroad investment is significantly lower than the dark purple monopoly.

Lastly, the dark purple monopoly is undervalued. Frankly, people don’t like it or care about it. So take advantage of this, see if you can buy them off of people really cheap, or if they will just use them as a throw in with a larger trade. Don’t let people know that they are only ensuring their own loss by giving you those two stupid purples at such a low price. So now go out… into the world… and get them. And always play with dignity and always as the pretzel.

As a person who doesn’t care much for celebrities, I love this man. Before Alec Baldwin became an actor, which he just decided to do on a dare, Baldwin had aspirations to be a United States president. He is outspoken and intelligent. One of those few celebrities that has something decent to say. His blog, which is published by the Huffington Post, is a good read. Not only is he a great entertainer, but he is also an accomplished writer. (There is a link to his blog on my Blogroll at the bottom of this page.)

Real Time with Bill Maher: Alec Baldwin

La Conversation

October 16, 2009

“La Conversation” or “The Weekend” in English. Is a French film from the 1970’s that is revered as a classic and pioneering work that invented the “waist and above” shot when people are naked.
Hank Morris
May Morrison
Nathan Deming

Second Post!

October 13, 2009

I have now realized that so much of a blog is just making it visually appealing. My first inclination was to fill my page up with Akiyoshi Kitaoka illusions. Still probably a great idea and being heavily considered.

First Post!

October 13, 2009

This is my first post.