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.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Pearl Checklist

Gots me some Pokemon Pearl for the Nintendo DS and I'm (bah da da da dah) lovin' it!

This is my current line up. My highest level is 33.

I was excited about the WiFi in this game but it is a total pain in the ass to use. I can't use it at home because I have a WPA password and the DS only supports the weaker WEP (lame). I did get on once and made a trade via the GTS (kinda like a Pokemon Craig's List). Most of the kids on the GTS are offering up crap Pokemon and they want rare pokemon in trade (lame x2).

I did grab a Kricketune and he's been rising up the ranks fast due to the exp. bonus that pokemon received in trades get... I'm a nerd.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Ha-Do... you do?

Awesome news from Kotaku. Capcom is making an HD remix of Street Fighter II. Fighting games (not to mention 2D fighting games) seem to have fallen out of fashion with today's gamer. The gamers that do care about fighting games look toward Guilty Gear as the graphic standard (you can see a Guilty Gear character on the comparison shot above). This HD Remix looks leaps beyond Guily Gear. Could this HD Street Fighter lead to the rebirth of the 2D fighting game?

Thursday, March 29, 2007

World of Warcraft jackin'

I don't know much about WoW but this sounds crappy.

Monday, March 05, 2007

"Goodnight, Chesty, wherever you are."

This is from a WaPo article:

During a White House meeting last week, a group of governors asked President Bush and Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, about their backup plan for Iraq. What would the administration do if its new strategy didn't work?

The conclusion they took away, the governors later said, was that there is no Plan B. "I'm a Marine," Pace told them, "and Marines don't talk about failure. They talk about victory."

Pace had a simple way of summarizing the administration's position, Gov. Phil Bredesen (D-Tenn.) recalled. "Plan B was to make Plan A work.

It's like that speech was delivered in a movie by The Rock, not a member of the Joint Chiefs.

Other things Marines don't talk about:

-Being gay

Read the whole article here

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Recommended by Tang

Here is a new flickr set of Molly and I having Dim Sum at the Oriental Pearl. Good stuff. I forgot to ask Molly to take a picture of the two giant
shark fins in the display case next to those dried scallops (you can see the bottom of a shark fin on the right hand side of the above photo).

This place was recommended by Tang.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Brothers Chap vs. of Montreal

Those spaceship costumes in the beginning of this video were made by none other than Clunkyrobot and myself (mostly Clunkyrobot).

My favorite part is the Christmas light guys.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Kids, look away!

If ASIMO were a horse, he would have been shot behind that screen.