Thursday, October 25, 2007

Idahoan goes bear hunting

Do you want to read a graphic account of gay sex?
No? Would it help if I told you it involved Larry Craig?

That Matt Lauer interview with Larry Craig was such bullshit.

Singing onstage with those vests! We should have seen all this coming.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

This weekend in video games

I haven't been playing Pokemon lately (but when I was I logged in a LOT of hours on that game) but Saturday I went to Toys R Us to get my Manaphy. He's a rare pokemon that you could only get at Toys R Us on Aug. 29th between 12-3. Me and about 6 kids downloading our rare pokemon and getting our little gift bags with stickers and a $5 off coupon for a DS game. I used the coupon to get Jam Sessions. It's not really a game but a guitar simulator. It's fun so far but there isn't the sense of accomplishment like with a traditional video game.

Then, I went to my families house in Bremen and got to play Halo 3. It is a good game but a little overwhelming. There are so many new weapons and modes that I felt a little lost. Graphically it was nice but not the most impressive thing I've seen on an Xbox 360. During the campaign cut scenes, Master Chief looked great but the human models looked like PS2 graphics.

Online multiplayer was pretty awesome (again, a little overwhelming)and the thing that impressed me most was a little world map in the lower left-hand corner of the Matchmaking screen. I think it represents where the most online activity is happening around the world. Not sure if it was in real time but it was cool.
I played using my brother-in-laws online ID and I was able to access these awesome stats.

Before I played Halo 3, I was entertaining the thought of saving up money and buying an Xbox 360 just to play Halo 3. After playing it, I can no longer justify spending over $500 just to play Halo. It's a good game, but for now I will just have to be satisfied playing it every couple of weeks when I go to visit my family.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Weight Blotchers

Today I joined Weight Watchers. I've been wanting to lose weight for years but never stopped playing video games long enough to do anything about it. Weight Watchers seemed interesting because it is more a way of tracking what you eat day to day.

The first meeting was interesting. I was cynical at hearing these ladies talk about their "fat pants" and stressing over weighing themselves but I did get excited and happy when other ladies talked about reaching certain goals. When one woman announced the had finally lost 16lbs everyone applauded and I really felt happy for her.

Friday, August 03, 2007

I wanna train all over your face!

If you're wondering, "Is this coming to the U.S.?" the answer is yes, yes it is.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

In God we trust... but not your God.

First, why are there morning prayers in the U.S. Senate? Secondly, this protest is LAME.

Thirdly, I wonder if they thought he was Muslim?

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

What makes this clip so special?

I'm not a hardcore Street Fighter II player and I can't begin to tell you all the things they are doing in this match but the crowd reaction is AWESOME!

If you will notice, the health bar of the Ken player is almost gone and he "parries" (better than "block" I guess because he's not taking any damage) all the rapid fire attacks at the end of the clip.

My favorite Street Fighter II story is back in college, Christian spent the night at my house in Bremen. We played Street Fighter II into the wee hours of the morning. This version of Street Fighter II kept track of all the stats of a particular player. That night, Christian was unbeatable with Ken. When he would select a character he would ponder aloud, "Hmmm, should I dare risk 100% Ken? Hmmm." To which I bitterly replied, "Just pick him already you know you're
gonna win."

Maybe it's not so funny now but it was pretty hilarious at 3am.

Monday, June 18, 2007

HBO Five-0

I've watched the first two episodes of John From Cincinnati
I've enjoyed it although, I felt like the characters weren't really talking to each other in the first episode.
I like seeing all those Deadwood actors again.

The coolest part is the open title sequence. Some new surf footage and what looks like some old surf footage. All the titles are in a simple white text and the song "Johnny Appleseed" by Joe Strummer plays over these opening credits. I'll tune in again just to see those credits.