Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Random Stuff

Random Stuff
~True Blood Last Season: I know that this show gets a lot of flack for its changing premises each season. However, this last season is really getting good. They've certainly killed off a lot of the main characters this season. And, Pam and Eric are still some of the best characters in series. You have to love their anti-hero status. There are some twists and turns. Here's hoping it ends well. How does the Japanese mob fit into the story?
~Star Wars plot revealed?: It appears a short bit of the story was leaked to various sites. However, many people are saying that it might be a fake leak. They've been doing this for years. I am kind of interested in people going around the galaxy searching for Luke. Now, the “hand” flying through space didn't make sense until I realized they were talking about Luke's robotic hand. It is the only way it could survive reentry onto a planet.  
~North Korea asked China to remove the “offensive” viral video of Kim Jong-un dancing and being made a fool. China just shrugged and said, “Nope”. China has been known to clamp down on things, but not to the extent as NK. I feel this probably has something to do with Un killing his uncle, who had strong ties with China. China telling them “no” is probably a clear message too Kim. This would all be funny if it weren't for Un being a very dangerous person.
~Kanye West and his baby: Am I supposed to care that North West took his first steps? Just because the two parents are famous, one being legit and other being a reality star, doesn't mean I should give two shits about some baby taking their first steps. Since I am not a parent nor do I care to be, I really have little desire to hear about normal people's children doing things. So, what makes your child something I need to hear about? Maybe, it is just parenthood overall that I really don't care about because I am not a parent and married either.
I always have this video in my mind when I think about my single life via Louis CK.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New (old) X-Wing Fighter

Okay, JJ Abrams, that was a nice reveal.

Yep, JJ just gave us a huge reveal of the X-Wing fighter. It looks a like a modified version of the ones from Revenge of the Sith. I am so giddy like my younger self when I got a X-Wing model. I love that they switched to blue, and the fighter looks to have a bit of wear.
As long as the movie is a nice mixture of Episodes IV V and III, I'll be all right with the movie.  JJ seems to be having the time of his life making this movie.  
BTW, I love the little scooter robot with the actual sounds from movie.  

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Endangered gopher tortoise killed

Operation Shell Shock: 4Chan starts a crusade and a good one at that.

While checking Know Your Meme, they had a story about an Operation Shell Shock via 4Chan. I know that 4Chan does a lot of mean and bad things, but they also get movements started when law enforcement and other groups refuse to move their feet. They've done this many times.
From the Daily Dot, ((The teens, as catalogued in graphic and disturbing videos they posted to YouTube and Facebook, attempted to burn the turtle multiple times. Unsatisfied, they threw it against the hard pavement multiple times, taunted it, and ultimately stomped it to death, all the while laughing and delighting in its suffering. ))
One of things that pisses me off is animal cruelty. I get really angry. I remember saving a turtle just sitting in the middle of a bike trail. I moved him to the other side so no one could run him over by accident. Generally, most turtles and tortoises are defenseless to attacks like this. The amount of pain this animal went through had to be huge.
Why would these two girls do such a heinous thing?
Because they were bored by the creature. I am not making this up. Lighting and stomping the thing to death is their form of entertainment. Someone get these girls a Wii U.
Did I mention that the gopher tortoise is endangered? So, killing one is highly illegal. And, of course this happened in Florida. Why do all the bad things happen in that state?
Someone started Operation Shell Shock to find out the information on these horrible girls via 4Chan. After discovering their IDs, they sent e-mails to the police and the local news channels. It appears the police are going to take action the matter, but something tells me it won't be much.
Why would you post something like this on your own FB and YouTube page?
Did they not realize the backlash that was coming to them?

The kicker is now they're remorseful and using a religious tone of forgiveness.  
Some is pissed with your actions. 

The Scarecrow from The Wizard of OZ carries a gun.

The Scarecrow from The Wizard of OZ carries a gun. Wait, what?
This comes from Hollywood Babble-On. They did a story about the Scarecrow carrying a gun on their podcast. It is true. For some reason, the Scarecrow is carrying around a six a movie aimed at kids. I read that they had to cut out numerous scenes with the Witch because they felt the kids would view her as being too scary.  However, a pistol-carrying brainless straw-man is okay.  
Given I used to watch this movie a lot, I have never noticed this before.
It seems other people noticed that old hay-face is strapped. This sort of changes the way I feel about goofy Scarecrow. The last person in the movie I'd give a gun to is a shaky Scarecrow.  Is this how he scares the crows?  
Was this part of a bigger deleted scene?

I've talked to people that are fans of this movie and they never noticed the gun. And, I am sure they didn't believe me either until I showed them the photo.  
Side Note: Here's the famous deleted Jitterbug scene and number 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn (Shaq Fu 2)

Shaq Fu 2? Holy crap, they're making this.
So, this is actually happening. I remember Shaq mentioning this earlier, but I thought he was just pulling our legs. They're making this game via crowd-funding through indiegogo. And, they met their funding goal.  WTF? 
Who knew that a shitty game would get backing for sequel? However, here it is. By the way, Shaq Fu 2 will be on all the major consoles. Please tell me there will be a rapping genie super power in the game.
Something tells me Shaq never looked this fit ever.
Ho, ho, ho, Green Giant. 
Check out the teaser trailer. 
I am not sure how I feel about this sequel and the crowd-funding aspects. But someone else has an opinion. And I agree that we can't get a Chrono Trigger/Cross sequel via crowd sourcing.  

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Chewing Gum ads

Chewing Gum ads
Back in the 80s, I used to record episodes of TNG on videotape. I would also get ads from that era of TV too. The one I really remembered and still sing today are the Juicy Fruit commercials. Somehow, chewing gum ads took a page from soda and alcohol organizations and made the most disposable substance fun. Hey slap a song on a montage of semi-young people playing on a beach or lake and there you have it.
Does the guy that sings this song put this on his resume?  

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Chrono Cross Medley

Chrono Cross Medley
I got into a discussion with a guy about how well written the Chrono Trigger music is and I talked about the fact Chrono Cross music is also excellent as well. I've had fond memories of playing the game just to listening to the music. Many of the tracks are “doubled” but different due to being a difference in the Home World and Alternative universes.

Anyway, I came across this Internet collaboration between various musicians. The editing and mixing going into this medley must have been a huge undertaking. My favorite part is the last track where each musician has a bit of a solo. (Home World - Grasslands)
Bonus video.  Here's a Mass Effect 2 video with a mix of the game and London Philharmonic Orchestra versions of the suicide mission track. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

I am just confused.

What in the heck did I just witness?
I discovered this strange but funny video via this guy. He watched the video with the same perplexing expression as I. I mean what hell was with the strange porno music and the slow motion stud? What is he mouth to her, “10001010110100110?”
Yes, despite the 90's CD Rom video game music, this intro video was produced in 2013. From what I can gather, this woman animates and designs most of these CGI characters. After watching numerous videos, I haven't laughed this much in a laugh time. (And, yes I get the 80s reference.) 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Developer leader surprised by JJ Abrams dissing of Star Trek: The Game

Developer leader surprised by JJ Abrams dissing of Star Trek: The Game
I actually remembered JJ bashing the game. I even remember Paramount really pushing the tie-in video game. Remember that rather funny William Shatner ad? Yes, I still laugh every time I see it.
Something went horribly wrong with the game though. From Gamerhub via IGN, (("The last game, which was obviously a big disappointment to me, was something that we were actually involved in at the very beginning...and then we sort of realized that it was not going in a place that we were going to get what we wanted." Abrams told Gamerhub. "So we dropped out and they continued to do it despite…y'know." ))
Ouch, JJ really spilled the beans on this one. That was part of the marketing gimmick, claiming the same people that worked on the movie worked on the game. He made it a point to mention that they tried to distance themselves from the game. JJ went on to say that the game actually hurt Into Darkness as well. Double ouch.
The creative director says he was shocked to hear JJ dis the game. From IGN, (("I was kind of surprised, personally, to see one of the most awesome, popular and successful film directors working today slagging on that project. It kind of shook me, actually." ))
It would too. However, I'd like to know exactly the dev's side of the story in this thing though. I would say that the game looks nice and the score by Michael Giacchino (the movie composer) for the game is amazing. I also like that the game is the bridge between the two movies and is actually mentioned in latest movie.
Something tells me JJ will take more control of everything that Disney connects to his Star Wars movie. 
  Kirk: “Spock, I just sharted in my suit.”
Spock: “Luckily, Jim, the suit self-cleans itself.” 
Spock: “I just realized I just entered into Pon Far.”
Kirk: “Look, I am your friend, but I can't help you with that.”
Spock: “What about the needs of the one?”
Kirk: “Different time line, Spock.” 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Sometimes Racism is...funny?

Sometimes Racism is...funny?
Every black man on the subway did the right thing. They didn't touch her and they filmed the entire thing, so she couldn't go back and lie about the black guys attacking her. We all know that cops will rush to the subway if they heard “Black guys attack white woman” with guns armed. She even mentions that she will get them arrested!
Anyway, I saw this on reddit and got a big laugh out of it. By the way, I love the hipster that she sits beside.

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