Save some time by utilizing another person's effort.

The title of the post sounds a lot more douchebaggy than it should. What I've come to realize as I've tacked on more years to my life is that disposable income steadily increases, but disposable time steadily decreases. I hate this battle of inverse proportions. So what's a person to do? In the case of Alan Wake, an excellent 3rd person horror game for the 360, I turn to YouTube.

I realized that after finishing the first two chapters of the game, I don't have the time nor testicular fortitude to actually finish the rest of the game. However, that doesn't mean I don't want to finish it. The story is good, like a good Joe Hill horror book. My coworker Bryon made an excellent suggestion and that was to simply go to YouTube to watch a playthrough of the game. Now I can enjoy the game passively, like listening to an audio book, and get work done.

I did the same thing with the movie Crazy Heart. On a normal weeknight, after dinner, Josie and I actually have two hours at maximum of free time. There'd be no way to properly spend time with her and watch a movie she wouldn't want to watch. So I played it on the laptop on the train ride to work at 1.5x the speed. I was able to absorb more content in a lesser amount of time.

All I know is that it works for me.

The game still scares the poop out of me though.

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