Time to Hang Up My Mouse – I’ve Found My New Hobby

April 1, 2014


Lately I’ve just been disenfranchised by the gaming lifestyle. Nothing is calling my name. I don’t get the thrills and adventure I used to get gaming so I went looking for another hobby. And boy did I find exactly what I was looking for!

Friends let me introduce you to my new hobby: Extreme Ironing.


This is not a joke. This is a real thing people do. It’s not even a new sport even though I just learned about it. According to Wikipedia it started in 1997! It’s official though as there is a U.S. chapter that founded last year that I can join.

I’m not crazy and it is totally awesome. I mean you have to iron your clothes anyway, right? Might as well do it in some sort of unique and extreme way. I wonder if this means I’ll need to start drinking Mt. Dew again.

Some of it is a bit more than I can chew. I mean I don’t rock climb or anything but Merric has lost so much weight and is a super muscle man now so I figure I can have him do some of the more extreme stunts and I can take the pictures. It can be a family hobby!

Extreme Ironing Rock Climbing Josh Rhyne

I think I’ll be spending the rest of the week working on new branding to the site to show of the new focus of this blog. I don’t want people think we talk about games here. Well lets face it first they’ll be amazed at the extreme ironing photos but after that I think they’ll feel misled. That is not what I am going for here. I want it to be clear Merric and my new passion is Extreme Ironing and that is what we will be talking about from now on.

Extreme Ironing

So who’s with me? Chuck that computer and your consoles and other gaming nonsense out the window and join me in some extreme ironing!

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17 Responses to “Time to Hang Up My Mouse – I’ve Found My New Hobby”

  1. Kathwren Says:

    Too funny!! :D


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    Bandoras Says:



  3. Kia Says:

    Woah, you had me.. Until I read what the hobby was :P


  4. Flixxer Says:

    lol, you had me for a moment too!


  5. Kanzid Says:

    Ignore the date, go for the cool new hobby. :)


  6. Joe Says:

    I take it that you’ll be rebranding the site as “Competitive Steam-ironing Through Michigan” or something similar. Can’t wait to see your board atop some sandy dunes.


  7. Thundertrain Says:

    First, I have to say that I believed it for a moment, given how you stated a few months ago how “blah” you had become with on-line gaming. After I got the joke (which is pretty funny, btw), I’m still left in shock because…

    THIS IS A REAL THING!!! Even though we won’t see Merric perched on a mountain top with his ironing board, someone actually dreamed this up, and other people THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD IDEA.

    Words fail me.

    -Thundertrain of Windfola


  8. susan Says:


    I believed it lock stock and barrel. more seams please!


  9. davidt Says:

    It’ll be especially fun during the winter.


  10. Abergar Says:

    Could this be the start of a new podcast: Not-so-casually barrel-riding to Mordor


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    Lilikate Buggins. Says:

    UGH! I hate Ironing!


  12. Jacob Says:

    A more appropriate April Fools joke would have been something about going back to supporting LOTRO with a podcast ;)


  13. hungoth Says:

    LOL this gag is 10 year old or more, a good one I admit :)


  14. Pasduil Says:

    Is fighting trolls while ironing extreme? I might try that perhaps. :)


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