The Holidays

December 30, 2008 at 3:55 pm (Uncategorized)

Ha! Pysch! Did I make you think I was going to post about the holidays? ‘Cause I’m not. I will be telling you about this wonderful new grape soda available only the web.

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“Tentacle Grape is now available… so WATCH OUT! You gonna get GRAPED!”

It’s “the most delicious hentai soda on the market”.

Drat, out of time. Pictures next time! Have a Happy New Year and all that jazz.

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Merry…

December 25, 2008 at 11:59 pm (Uncategorized)

Christmas!

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Flame On

December 22, 2008 at 2:30 pm (Internet, Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

It’s Monday. I’m feeling okay about it, though. It’s the week of Christmas and I could very well have a 2.5 day work week. Sure, I won’t be getting as much money but I am totally okay with that.

flame-2I was going through my daily ritual of checking the blogs when I read this post on Jeff Green’s blog, a former employee of 1up.com and Games For Windows Magazine. He makes mention of a new body spray being marketed by, get this, Burger King. Check the link here. It’s odd to the least. Is it real? Is there really a market for people who want to smell like flame-broiled goodness? You can click the “BUY NOW” link that takes you to a website where the beefy body spray is conveniently sold out, making it difficult to determine if this is just a marketing thing. Reading the comments does point it toward being fake. Still, it’s done its job – people are talking about it.

Anybody watch Cash Cab on the Discovery Channel? I catch it on TV every now and then and enjoy it enough not to change the channel. It’s essentially a game show that is run out of a cab. “Contestants” come in to the cab thinking they’re just getting a ride, and then the ceiling goes all disco dance floor announcing that they’re on a game show. It’s pretty much the riders have to answer questions to win money. Miss three questions and you’re booted out of the cab.

In the following video the host asks something about what kind of plant is used for tattooing. I forget what the question is specifically (and too lazy to watch the video again to check) but the answer is “henna”. The contestant’s answer is close but so far off. The host’s face after hearing the old man’s answer is priceless. You just know he knows what it is.

Oh! My new Rockband bass pedal came in this past Saturday. I also picked up the cymbal two-pack expansion for the drums. Bass pedal: awesome. Cymbals: Not so much. The bass pedal I ordered is just that – a real bass pedal. It’s been modified to work with the game, and even came with that little hammer thing that hits the bass drum (my drum knowledge is showing). It works flawlessly with the game and is a butt-ton more sturdy than the plastic one it came with. Of course, this shows in the price as well – I paid ninety some-odd dollars for this peripheral.

Yes, I know, this seems rather ridiculous for a video game peripheral. Hell, it’s a video game where I pretend to play drums. I really enjoy playing the “drums” and I could have spent thirty dollars or so for what’s essentially just a Band-Aid, but the extra bit of cash I spent to get something more permanent and sturdy is worth it for me.

Almost forgot about the cymbals. Ugh, they are a bit of a disappointment. Well, I might be exaggerating things a bit. The biggest problem I’ve run into with them is that they don’t stay on properly. The portion that fits onto the drums isn’t properly fitted so they aren’t tightly attached. What happens is that they begin sliding down the pipe and eventually come off. I’m hoping something simple like tape will allow it to fit more snuggly. Other than that they work well enough. It feels more like than authentic experience having the high-hat and crash cymbals on a seperate plane.

I’ll edit in pictures of this ridiculousness in video gaming if I remember.

Good gravy. I need to stop making new posts and start finishing up my drafts and start on my older topics. My “blog topics” folder is only getting bigger.

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Excuse me…

December 19, 2008 at 1:11 pm (Uncategorized) (, , )

…I believe you have my stapler.stapler_1

That? Oh, that’s just my stapler. She doesn’t look like much, but she’s pretty special in my eyes. I’d never seen another like her before. She’s a little loud compared to the others but she more than makes up for it in other ways. Unlike other staplers, she’s pretty easy.

Thoroughly creeped everyone out by personifying my stapler and calling it a “she”? Good. I’m not even sure where I was going with that. Anyway, my stapler is easy to use. It’s spring-loaded! Because of this, I’m able to staple things with ease (told you she was easy) with just a slight squeeze of my hands (also, I started this sentence with “because”).

 

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The loading of staples is different, too. You have to crank the top back and put the staples in upside down. It’s a little weird and can be a bit dangerous as well. A staple got jammed this one time so I had to open it up to get the staple out. Apparently the instant I opened it up the staple got unjammed, causing the spring to go into action and the staple became a projectile of doom – it whizzed past my face and just barely clipped my fringe (bangs in American). It was a little frightening. That could’ve flown into my eye. That’s like, my eye!

My stapler is secretly plotting my demise. Oh, but I’m on to you, trying to look all innocent! You won’t get me. You may take my life, but you’ll never take… MY FREEDOM!

(Did I just semi-quote Braveheart? Not only that, this post is about a stapler. A STAPLER. Double you. Tee. Eph.)

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Forgotten Treasures

December 17, 2008 at 1:10 pm (Uncategorized) ()

The area I keep my wallet, keys, etc. can become quite a jungle. I come home from work and just throw whatever I have in my pocket there. Every now and then I’ll have receipts in my pocket that I’ll just throw into a corner. Mail even piles up in that area, as often I don’t really need to open because it’s junk mail or not important.

Eventually this’ll pile up and become somewhat unmanageable. This is about the time I know a clean up is in order. I’ll shred/throw away useless receipts and mail, and generally tidy the area up until only my wallet, keys, and glasses are left. About a week ago I was yet again cleaning up when I came upon this folded green paper printed on card stock. I unwrap it and see the HIC, or Hawaiian Island Creations, logo in the upper-right corner. In the center was my name and “Fifty dollars”…wha?

It was a friggin’ gift certificate! The date? 11/7/06. Ho. Ly. Crap. I’ve had a $50 HIC gift certificate tucked away for over two years. I’m fairly certain this was a gift from my aunty from Christmas two years ago. My mind was blown.

So I’m not really sure what to do with it. I don’t shop there and I find the clothing there to be rather overpriced. Maybe I’ll take a look at the wallets again. Maybe this time I can find a nice one that isn’t Fox branded.

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A Quicky

December 10, 2008 at 1:54 pm (Internet)

Yes, it’s been a while. Blahblahblah whatever. I’ve actually been somewhat busy at work, and with my laptop out of commission I’ve been less than enthused to post from home. You’d understand if you saw my desktop setup.

With Christmas 15 days away, you might want some music to get into the mood. 8-Bit Jesus, a video game-inspired album (or half) full of familiar Christmas tunes remixed in the style of a different NES game.

You know what’s funny? I straight up plagarized the latter part of the last sentence in the previous paragraph. I was too lazy to come up with my own thing and just copied text from the site. This is what it has come down to regarding my blogging – I have to plagarize them. FAIL.

I will leave you with a YouTube video. You’re welcome.

[Youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtMkzw9jVIY&eurl=http://www.colonyofgamers.com/cogforums/showthread.php?t=810&page=3]

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