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.