Sunday, December 30, 2018

Soulja Boy’s console gone

Soulja Boy’s console gone 

Man, you can’t make this up, can you?  I remember SK selling rom-based machines and marking them up a lot and slapping his name on the “console”.  Then, after all these YouTubers and gaming press called him out on it, he went on a Twitter attack and calling everyone various names.  suddenly, his consoles have been removed from his site.  Hmm.   
I am certain Nintendo went after him and flex their legal power.  While Nintendo has fallen from grace over the years, they are very protective of this IPs.  I am sure a lawyer told him to shut up and remove the consoles.  While he made a small Tweet about it, I can’t believe he will say anything else.  He'll just go back to making bad hip-hop songs.  

Friday, December 28, 2018

Aretha Franklin: Think Original vs. Blues Brothers version...

Did you know that there two different versions of Aretha Franklin’s “Think”? While many people grew up listening to the original version of the song.  I grew up listening to the Blues Brothers version of the song.  I actually like Blue Brother’s version better than the original.  The kicker is Aretha would sing the song completely different every time she performed the song.  The coolest thing about Blue Brother’s version is it has more horns and is much faster.   

The original was released back 68.  And, it has that sound from that era.  The BB version was released in 1980 with the movie.  It sounds better and richer and she has more energy with the music.  Plus, she mentions the Blues Brothers in the actual track, which is a nice touch.  

Freak-out at Gamestop

Freak-out at Gamestop 

Okay, this is clearly an epic freak out.  I love that he/she/ze starts to just growl.  From what I can tell, ze/she got into an argument with another customer and the GS employee tried to calm down the two people.  The employee “misgendered” the person and he went off.  Then, ze decides to kick down a display.   
If you act like a 5-year-old child, you can sit in the corner and wear a dunce cap.  It seems he is only a threat to game displays.   

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Robocop 2 Prototypes

Robocop 2 Prototypes  

While Robocop 2 has a lot of problems, one of the funniest things in the movie is the prototype scene for the Robocop 2 prototypes.  I always laugh because of the dark humor and silly visuals.  In the comments, someone pointed out that they replaced the killed female scientist in the second Robocop clip.  I never noticed that and that is a very funny bonus.  I also the how the wounded scientist has an embarrassed expression.   
Did you notice that they didn't arm the second prototype?  So, it just rips off its own head.  Anyway, here are a few clips of deleted scenes from RC2.  

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Ready Player One (Part 1 of 2)

Ready Player One (Part 1 of 2) 

Ready Player One (RPO) is enjoyable if flawed, movie.  It has some really good visuals that are a sight to behold.  The weaker aspect of the movie is the story.  The movie has nostalgia written all over it and has a bit of that Roger Rabbit feel.  RPO has a lot of problems, but in the end, it works overall given our Internet world.   

I liked, not loved, the movie but it put a smile on my face.  The movie has a lot of charm and it certainly gives me that warm feeling.  While the story is flawed, the nostalgia is strong.  Steven Spielberg does a great job bringing numerous homage to various pop culture IPs.   

Spielberg has two worlds to convey in this movie.  The real world is gritty and filled with junk upon junk.  It is a nice touch that Steven shows how crummy the real world.  The fantasy world is bright and rich with different cultures.  This is a nice touch because many of us outcasts view the outside world as being dark and dangerous and the fantasy our outlet.  We love, if criticize, the pop culture world and the movie loves the cultural world too.   

The other positive aspect of the movie is the designs and visuals of the worlds.  It is a mixture of different character designs and worlds that work and mesh well together.  The CGI models are really, really breath-taking.  They’ve really improved the computer work.   ILM worked their butts off with the visuals.  

I like the group of heroes both in the real and fantasy world.  While Wade is a little bland lead character, but he has that Final Fantasy type charm.  Art3mis / Samantha is really the interesting character that I really dig.  She has her own thing going on and crosses paths with Wade’s character.  The two characters have good chemistry. While I generally don’t like romantic subplots, the budding love story here works here.   

You can tell Steven really dug the romantic storyline.  I just wanted to see a real catfish moment where Olivia Cooke as Samantha Cook being overweight.  That would have been more realistic.   

The corporation vs the real folks is a real battle that is happening right now.  The Innovative Online Industries company is a cross between Apple, Microsoft and a bunch of illegal gold farmers.  It is everything wrong with giant companies on the Internet.   

James Halliday and Ogden Morrow’s relationship as the founders of the OASIS is another interesting thing.  The movie really doesn’t dig that deep into this side history that much until the final act.  I feel there is another cut of the movie with their relationship fleshed out a bit more.  

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Here’s a pretty good overview of the Legend of Chris Chan

Here’s a pretty good overview of the Legend of Chris Chan 

Since 2014 and his famous arrest, I have loved following Chris Chan.  As his mind has started to decay, it has gotten more serious because he is clearly heading for a terrible end.  Once his health starts to really take its toll on him, he will probably have to go to an assisted home.
I have tried to introduce Chris Chan to some people that have never heard of him.  

Friday, December 21, 2018

Wings vs. DSP (Why am I toxic vs. Look here, listen)

Who is worse?  I am not sure.  It seems DSP fans are more toxic than Wings.  However, Wings seems to be more toxic overall.  I follow both of them for the lulz.  I think Wings knows he is shit whereas Phil thinks he is the kind of his own world.   Anyway, check out the remix yo.  And check out Liquid Richard’s channel for more good remixes of our boy Wings.  

Comedian gets kicked off stage...for jokes

Comedian gets kicked off stage...for jokes 

I was going through YT and this video came up.  I know that plenty of comedians won’t do gigs at universities anymore.  Have young people gotten so sensitive that jokes are now more harmful than a punch in the face?   

From Washington Times((AAA members interrupted Mr. Patel mid-set and denounced his jokes. They initially agreed to give Mr. Patel a chance to give closing remarks, but his microphone was silenced)) 

I find funny is that the joke he made was very much a pro-left-leaning joke.  Young people, it is okay to discuss what is offensive and what is not, but to silence another minority person for making a joke you didn’t agree with is going too far.  

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