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Monday, June 29, 2009

HOLY SHIT! Stan Lee as Larry King!

Stan Fucking Lee is going to be ACTING in a movie!

Our source has exclusively told NukeTheFridge.com about the cameo that Stan Lee will be playing in the upcoming sequel, "Iron Man 2."

Iron Man creator and Marvel comics legend, Stan Lee will be playing "Larry King" in "Iron Man 2." Lee as "King" will interview Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) on "Larry King Live." Stan Lee will be questioning Stark about his new, modified "black" Iron Man suit.

Our source has also told us that Stan Lee will be a hidden character in the upcoming video game, "Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2." Stan Lee will play a senator in that game.

From Nuke The Fridge.

Desperately missing Michael

God Damn, he was one hard core mofo back in the day.

Let it be remembered that he never turned his back on Smooth Music.

Nerd Approved : Cheapassgamer.com

Sometimes a picture review is better than a written review. There's a weekly podcast, forums, and blogs. Check it out at www.cheapassgamer.com

Sunday, June 28, 2009

My Dear Ol' Dad

My dad recently had neck surgery, and since then he has had to wear a neck brace most of the time.

He looks like this.

Which reminds me of this.

No offense to my dad. He never even came close to chopping my hand off.

Went to a Garage Sale Today!

Guess who got HULK HANDS, suckers!
Note that these are the discontinued Eric Bana style of Hulk Hands, not the chump ass Ed Norton plush kind. Now if I can find a pair of THING HANDS I'll be set.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Ebert's Transformers 2 review

In it's entirety.

"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" is a horrible experience of unbearable length, briefly punctuated by three or four amusing moments. One of these involves a dog-like robot humping the leg of the heroine. Such are the meager joys. If you want to save yourself the ticket price, go into the kitchen, cue up a male choir singing the music of hell, and get a kid to start banging pots and pans together. Then close your eyes and use your imagination.

I love this review for how short it is. He gives it one star, obviously. Not that you need it, but here is the link.

Erik Henriksen of the Portland Mercury also wrote a great review, which starts with a William Blake quote if you can believe it. I am going to pass on this movie. I wasn't really into Transformers as a kid and I hated the first one.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Game Review - 5 Things about Resident Evil 5

I have yet to write a review of a game that I haven't finished all the way, but I'm starting to think I've played enough to give Resident Evil 5 a fair shake. I'm just going to do a bullet point review because I think a long form would be too rambly.

You are Chris Redfield. They drop you off in this sea of infected African villagers, only they don't really tell you what you need to do. And some of the Africans are Asian. The objective is something like 'survive for 5 minutes' but I kept trying to kill everything on the screen, which I found out (slowly) was impossible with the weapons you are given. After an hour I go back to the title screen and lower the difficulty to "Amateur". Looking back, I can't believe this didn't help me more than it did.

Second, they give you a partner in the game, which completely removes the feeling of isolation. I guess this is good if you have a second player to play the game with. I don't so she's kinda... worthless. Her name is Sheva, no seriously. Her alternate costume is a culturally sensitive leopard loin cloth. Also, when a door is too heavy for just your main character to open, you can pres the B button, and he will stare at Sheva's chest. I don't know what this does, but after a while she helps you open the door.

Third, the game is way too long. And there's not enough ammo. Resident Evil games used to be about ammo scarcity and bad camera angles that made the controls confusing, and therefore, suspenseful. Now it plays a lot like a Gears of War game, the camera is always behind your back, and there's even stuff to duck behind and shoot from. In fact, now that I think of it, the Zombies shoot BACK at you. Since when could a Zombie hold a gun. Now wait up. What does it say about a Zombie if he still has the intelligence to hold a gun straight, fire it at you, and even reload when it runs out of ammo. Pretty soon these Zombies are going to demand the right to vote, cite the Geneva convention, and cop attitudes with pedestrians while driving a car, and drivers while a pedestrian. Where was I?

Fourth. Oh yeah, this game is too long. And there's not enough ammo. Or pockets. I've basically been using my A.I. character as storage space to Chris "Nine Pockets" Redfield. She carries all my grenades, plus a few weapons in case I run low on ammo. I gave her this stun baton back in Act 3, and she hasn't used a bit of ammo since. She gets beat up every once in a while, but I control the herbs. And why can't I pickup ammo for a gun I'm holding, why does "Nine Pockets" Redfield have to have an empty pocket to hold ammo, or combine an herb? I can do those things without pockets!

Fifth. Really game? You're going to keep on going? I fought this thing in Act 5 where I had to use a flamethrower, for about 5 minutes, just pointed at the dumb tentacle Japanese-boss thing. I thought I was doing it wrong and I was about to give up. Then the dumb tentacle thing died. And that still wasn't the final boss. At this point the only fear this game inspires is what else it will make me do to get those remaining achievement points. When is Dead Space 2 coming out?

Monday, June 22, 2009

Hodgman calls out Obama

John Hodgman calls Obama out on being a nerd. Obama flashes the Vulcan salute. Twice.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Shit I Found In My Garage, Part Three

Lots of old drawings, including this comic strip I did for a cartooning class i took at MHCC taught by THE Joe Spooner! It starred Fred and the Nameless Floating Eye.
I know Fred looks like a limp pee pee, but he isn't. He was born out of a middle school project that had us design our own animal. I designed a race of Freds, which were weird hot dog looking things with big eyes in the middle of their bodies. With bow ties. Eventually Fred's upper half flopped back, as it appears here (the bow ties didn't last long).

Fred popped up in my drawings often for quite awhile, sort of like my own Mickey Mouse. This is the only comic strip that I ever did with him, and I like it. I would have loved to do more but I could never think of any four frame jokes that felt worth my time. The Floating eye was created so he would have someone to talk to that didn't take up much of the frame.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Shit I Found In My Garage, Part 2

Wow. Its raining really hard right now. Good thing I found my Marvel Super Heroes Umbrella!

It features Iron Man, Silver Surfer, Hulk, Daredevil, Punisher, Spider-Man, Captain America, and the Marvel Logo. I can't believe I even considered giving this to Goodwill.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

This Picture...

...is really funny.

Via Blogtown, which is in turn via Topless Robot
Dear Internet,

Things are becoming too complicated. Why do I have so many "social networking" accounts. I think I have 5 myspace accounts, and 3 twitters, 2 bloggers, and a facebook. Picasa and Flickr, livejournal and typepad, and forums... oh the forums.

What happened to a simpler time.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Stop Motion Pixel Post-its

Holy Moly. This must have taken weeks to put together.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Nerd Apporoved : Cinemassacre.com

Marq posted the Trek-no-babble earlier this month, which comes from James at Cinemassacre.com This is the home of many Sci-Fi and Horror movie reviews, as well as some short clips about nerd culture, "you know what's bullshit" rants, and my favorite feature, the Angry Video Game Nerd. Here is one of my very favorite episodes, Entitled "NES Accessories"

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Hey look! Another Trek post!

Yes, another trek post. FU, Iam drunk. This video is weird but cool. TOS remake to sell chicken, but done very faithfully. All the actors seem very close to their TOS counterparts, their differences hidden in shadow. Mmmmm. Chicken.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Futurama is back

For your consideration. Futurama's humor didn't reach the height of the Simpsons, but it also never reached the depths. There are some long running plot threads (involving time travel, becoming your own grandfaher, and missing brainwaves) that make the show feel like one big story. Yesterday Comedy Central Ordered New 'Futurama' Episodes. I'm happy for the new episodes, but really all this does is give a dying ember of hope to those Firefly and Arrested Development nerds. Shame on you comedy central.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Shit I Found In My Garage, Part 1

The past few weeks I have been slowly cleaning out my garage. Inside there were several large boxes that I had not opened since I moved in over three years ago. Most of them I had not opened since I moved into the house where I lived before, or even at my apartment before that. I lugged these cardboard behemoths around with me all my adult life. Why? Because these boxes held my Collectibles! All the great stuff I had amassed during my Nerd heyday in the late 90's.

What the hell was I thinking!? Going through these boxes made me feel dirty, and I desperately wanted to get clean.

I've purged nearly all of it now, and stand before you a free man. This series of posts will chronicle the stuff I chose to keep, for one reason or another, rather than the stuff I threw away. Y'know, cool stuff like this Batman mask*(shown). I actually wish I could show it all but I didn't think to take pictures of the stuff I threw away.

*Not me in the pic, just one of my mysterious friends.

Nerd Alert Episode 6 : Star Trek Pregame Show

On Episode 6, we talk about the new Star Trek movies, and our different expectations for them. We talk about Mission Impossible 1, 2 and 3. Shakespearean Biggotry. Starcraft. Lou Diamond Phillips and Emilio Estevez. The NES Star Trek game. Ex-girlfriends are into Felicity. Star Trek. Star Wars. Galaxy Quest. More Star Trek. Heroes. Star Trek. Lost. Then more Star Trek. Jonpaul tries to get Mark to talk about other things, but it turns out, that all he wants to talk about it Star Trek, so we talk about that. There's a little echo on the last half of the podcast from Jonpaul's mic. He kindly asks you to deal with it, as this is a month overdue already.

Nerd Alert Episode 6 - Star Trek Pregame Show

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

TOS Producer Reviews New Trek

Yes. Another Star Trek post.

Herb Solow, executive producer on The Original Series, reviewed the new movie. It's a quick read from an interesting perspective. I kind of wish he would have gone into more detail about the new and old actors, but oh well. Check it out anyway.

And what do you guys think of the new banner?