For me, the "free calculus videos" at http://justmathtutoring.com/ made a world of difference. Things I'd struggle with for days he makes me understand in less than 10 minutes.
Your mother's an astronaut.
Quake as a browserplugin? What's the point? What makes it better to play in a browser? I fail to get the point, you'll have to download a binary in any case.
The only reason why gold is expensive is because we all agree that it is. There's no real use for it, except we all agree and abide by the idea that gold costs a certain amount per ounce. As soon as you give people the choice to deviate from it, you have chaos and anarchy. And that's what going on. Hmmm...not certain if I follow his logic.