Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The enemies from the Mario games get fed up.

Why Japanese Box art is better.

I already mentioned this phenomenon in Dreamcast box art.

Now that I have Japanese PS2 games I can honestly say the Japanese box art is almost always better.

Top 13 Female Vampires in Movies

I was happy enough with this list.

They missed a few good ones though.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Watch my friends new movie trailer!

Ralph made his first feature length movie!

The trailer is pretty good but I thought it could have been a bit more snappy. The finished product is gonna be more comedy that drama.

Please comment and give him some encouragement.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Kid from Nirvana Cover Wishes it was the 90s

"These days, Elden says, his peers concentrate on "playing Rock Band on Xbox, like, that's not a real band! That's the difference between the '90s and kids nowadays; kids in the '90s would actually go out and make a [real] band!""

Yeah. The 90's were pretty kick ass.

Every time I try to tell someone that though they just focus on all the negative crap that went on there. Like pop music and shit. You know what? Pop music was bad back then but at least there wasn't a freaking INDUSTRY setup to promote underage Disney stars. Yeah we had one or two back in the 90's. But it wasn't as bad as today.

There was more cool music on the radio.

I think overall people have a lot more excuses about how they live their lives today.

Lego is pretty sweet.

Secret Pants Skit Comedy

Lotsa talented skit comedy folk out there.

It's too bad we have to watch reality shows on TV instead of decent comedy.

Ah well. Screw TV. There is nothing on anyways. I am glad I don't pay for cable.

Today was a busy day

The Dark Knight.




Tuesday, July 22, 2008

High Tension - A great movie. A bit of a rip off?

High Tension was an AWESOME movie.

However, when I was watching the beginning I was struck how similar the first part was to Dean Koontz's book "Intensity".

Here are all the things that are the EXACTLY the same in the beginning of the movie and in the book.

-Two college friends, both female, are driving to one of their homes. One of them complains about the driving of the other.

-They meet the family.

-Later on during the night a large killer comes to the house and kills the family but not the female guest.

-The female somehow hitches a ride with the killer they go to a truck stop.

-The killer kills the truck stop employee (There were two in the book).

-The female sneaks into the stop and takes a gun. She then goes after the killer.

-The killer later approaches the females and the gun is useless because he has taken the bullets out.

Of course there are some major differences. In the movie the other female is not killed but kidnapped. In the book the killer already has another girl trapped in his house.

I mean I dunno. I suppose it's easy enough to come up with a movie script if the setup has already has been done before. The movie makes up for it by including a HUGE PLOT TWIST that I did not see coming. The twist really makes the movie and raises it above the normal horror movie genre. Kudos to the Producer for changing the ending and letting the movie run 20 minutes after the twist is reviled.

Makeup and special effects were great.

Acting was superb.

It's a really great DVD and I recommend watching it with the original French audio.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Beer fest! Burlington VT.

I am going to take some pics soon of all my new stuff I got at garage sales.

However, I had to work today because everyone called in sick. PLUS I went to Vermont this weekend to Beerfest!

Mirco Breweries!

So much awesome beer.

I drank Stout, ale, lager, red, wheat, Lots.

So awesome. There are so many kinds of beer with awesome names.

My personal favorite was a Gruit that had a real herbal/medicinal taste to it.

There was also a beer that had a French name from Quebec that was a rye beer with peppercorn in it. It was called Diablo something it was interesting.

There was cherry wheat beer at that booth that tasted so sweet and mild.

It was a pretty awesome day.

The only problem was the sun. It was so hot and there was not a lot of shade set up.

I was sweating so much I never had to take a restroom break.

I got a stone coast beer glass and you get to keep your sample glass.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Perhaps the best garage sale find EVER?

I got a Japanese PS2 with a cool logo on it along with 60 PS2 and PS Japanese Games. (Also 3 Japanese Saturn Games)

Pretty rare ones too.

Here are a few of the titles.

Wild Arms
Persona 1 -3 (and P3 FES)
Valkyrie Profile
Tales of Legia (and a bunch of the "tales" games on the PS2)
Lunar Silver Star
Shadow of the Colossus
Digital Devil Saga 1 and 2
Devil May Cry
A bunch of Gundam games for the PS2
Final Fantasy X International (Which I can play in English)

A bunch of others that I cannot remember. Most of these are in MINT condition. Like NEVER been played.

All for $100.00!!!!!!!!!!!

I mean Final Fantasy International was a Japanese release that goes for $30 used.

So add that to the Japanese PS2 and I already have made out pretty good.

I hope I can sell some of the other games.

Oh and the carton also contained a WonderSwan.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

You really shouldn't give Mice Cookies.

Would the vampires survive a nuclear holocaust?

I am betting yes. And with the Nuclear blast dust blocking out the Sun they would have a fun time taking care of the over-population problem.

Wow. Starcraft is still going.

What a great game. I should totally play some mods. It's too bad I can't play online anymore.

And I should include this game in the video game Tourney.

Man this got me riled up about RTS.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Human robots....Why the Hell do We Keep Building Them???

Those things are really beyond my scope of creepy.

...and that one dude needs to stop poking them in the face. Dumbass.




OK, you CAN make your foot go in circles clockwise if you concentrate hard enough.

Scary Stuff.

Interesting Internet Reading: Don't eat it Steve!

Steve eats 14 year old cereal, dog treats, Prison Toilet Wine, Mexican Corn Infection and Silkworm cocoons.

Here is a short exceprt from the last:

"Someone recently told me they don't eat peanut butter because the FDA permits it to legally contain a certain amount of insect parts. This person might not want to buy a can of Silkworm Pupas. The amount of bugs in here is downright wacky."

Steve Don't eat it!

Excellent reading. I really want to try my hand at wine making one day. One the neighbors near our camp made his own wine.

Indy Game dev team still making that RPG for the Dreamcast.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Snipers invade Goodwill store.

I was bidding on some PREMIUM Dreamcast stuff and some jerk tried to snipe the price with less than a minute left to go.

Luckily I still won the auction.

I really hate price snipers. These jerks have no life.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

The 2008 Olympics are going to be damned joke.

There is a ton of messed up crap going on in this years Olympics.

I feel bad for all the athletes who trained so hard only to get gypped into going into a messed up country like China. I dunno who I dislike more. The Olympic committee that didn't take China's pollutions problems into consideration or the US corporations who have allowed China's ruling class to destroy their own country with pollution and ignorance.

So besides the obvious air pollution issues there is a bunch of messed up crap that going to possible ruin the games.

For some insane reason China won't allow countries to bring food for the athletes. This means that they will have to eat Chinese food which even by the lowest standards is sub-par.

A US caterer said this about the chicken "We had it tested and it was so full of steroids that we never could have given it to athletes. They all would have tested positive,"

It's a damn shame. Chinese protein sources are also full of insecticides and illegal veterinary medication. If you think the problems of Chinese goods shipped to the US are bad just consider what kind of shit they are serving to their own people. It's a lot worse than the stuff the US gets.

They are even having trouble getting enough ice for the competitors.

Such a shame for the athletes.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Speaking of July 4th.

Kate Beaton explains why being an American is rad!

I found Sam and Max in my local Walmart!

Only in the small CD section. There were only 2 left on the shelf!

I think I only got episodes 1-3 which is kinda lame. I had hoped to get the entire season.

Ah well.

I got it yesterday and I really didn't take a look at it yet. I have heard you can buy the entire season one in a bigger box in some stores.

I also got the limited edition platinum version of "Prey" on clearance for $19.00. Yeah. A bit much. But it's a big metal box. I am a sucker for big metal boxes.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Damn that's too bad. Science explains away another cool thing.

...and I thought I had psychic powers all this time...

More links to time wasters.

I feel so awesome I live near Canada after reading these NY city quotes.

Really. NY City should be it's own state. I don't like paying for all their shit.

I am probably never going to go to that stinky dump and I shouldn't have to pay extra taxes to support the wealthy NYC lifestyle and the low class scum that lives there.

I am from the North Country.

Deal with it.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Discovery Channel ad turns into a meme

See more funny videos at CollegeHumor

Since 1951 the Wilhelm Scream is still going strong

If you have ever watched a movie you probably have heard it.

The Wilhelm Scream.

Read this list of games that use the scream and then take a look at the video which shows just some of the movies that have used this audio gem.

Last "Wanted" Post.

Yeah so I saw the movie yesterday do to my lack of air conditioning.

It had NOTHING to do with the graphic novel.

The movie itself was rather cool and the very few scenes that were from the graphic novel were great.

Other than that it was a completely different story with different themes.

It's a nice looking movie and it has a lot of flash. It's like they wanted to do a real adaptation but then someone who was funding the movie decided to make sure that Marvel and DC couldn't sue so they changed the entire story.

The story is LAME. Lame, Lame, Lame. The whole plot involving how the guild of assassins chose their victims is beyond stupid. In the graphic novel the main character made friends despite being surrounded by traditionally evil people and he found out that there are certain layers to evil and he ended up battling the more chaotic "evil" people that just wanted to destroy the whole world for fun instead of ruling it behind the scenes. In the movie version he basically just kills everyone. For some reason ALL the assassins deserve to die and he kills them all. There are no layers of evil here. No lawful conquering evil VS self destructing chaotic evil. No real plot. Just a shoddy plot device that makes very little sense and pretty much goes against what made the graphic novel great. LAME

The acting was pretty good.

The action was superb. This was an action movie. Lots of gun porn. VINTAGE gun porn even.

All in all this movie is a great $2.50 rental. I wouldn't bother buying the DVD. Watch it in the theater only if you happen to have no air conditioning and are in the mood for some mindless action.

This movie shouldn't have been called "Wanted". It's a great shoot'em up action flick but had nothing of what made the comic so special.

They had all the money, stars, special effects and promotion to do a REAL adaptation of "Wanted".

This is not it.

The mainstream media chickened out again since we live in a litigious world where decisions are made solely on whether or not you *might* get sued.