Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Make This Guy Internet Famous

While searching YouTube for some old TV Land interstitial promos (no dice), I came upon a video titled, "Me Doing Knots Landing Season 10 Credits."

Now, I don't know about you, but when I see a video with that title, you can be damn sure I'm going to be clicking on it.

I was not disappointed.

It's wonderful in so many ways. Here, for reference, is the actual video of the 10th season opening credits from 'Knots Landing.'

He does this for every single season of the show, changing his expressions and timing with the new faces on the show. And if that wasn't enough for your amateur 'Knots Landing' needs, he also performs actual scenes from the show -- including the Season Five Cliffhanger.

God bless the Internet.

Oh, and a video of a different color - here's a kick-ass music video animated entirely on a regular ol' dry-erase whiteboard.


that one guy you know, 4:35 PM | | | | | | | | | | link | 1 comments |

Friday, November 24, 2006

Back in a Few

This will be my closest friend for the next two days:

I'll be back on Saturday night if I'm not frozen or digested.

Wish me luck!
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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Why My Friend Jeremy Hoffmann Rules

He finagled me one of these.

Still have to pick up some games and a nunchuk, but now I'm aboard the Wii Revolution!


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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Wii or Bust

As it's 9:35 PM on the launch night, guess which one I chose.

I carpooled to the Universal CityWalk by about 6PM, to find the line was already several hundred people long, and stretching ominously out into the CityWalk parking lot.

After some preliminary research, we discovered that Nintendo had more than enough Wiis to accommodate everyone in line, but that we wouldn't be able to get into the Nintendo Press area for an early swipe of the credit card.

So, faced with the prospect of sitting around outside until 4AM (which, admittedly, would be filled with multiplayer DS fun) or going home, sleeping, and getting out for a hike in the morning, I chose the hike.

Maybe it had something to do with the hundreds of dollars worth of hiking gear I picked up from REI earlier in the day. Or maybe it had to do with the fact that the Wii is supposed to be much more attainable than the PS3 anyway, and I'm supposed to just be able to walk into a Target and pick one up. Or, maybe it was the realization that I'm most likely not going to get time to actually play the damn thing until next week.

I'll get one when everyone calms down.

But the trip wasn't all bad. I did get to spend some quality time with my old pals Jon (#1 in line), and Ryan. And I got to ride the L.A. subway for the first time ever.

It was just as I expected it. Cavernous and desolate.
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Friday, November 17, 2006

Sometimes You Don't Need To Know Why Something Is Funny

You just know it is funny.


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Connecticut Draws First Blood in the Next-Gen Console War

We all knew it was going to happen. We just didn't know where, when, or how bad it would be.

But I am proud to say that my native state of Connecticut, home of the first military submarine, the first American gunsmith, and the first witch hanging in North America, is now the also the home of the first PS3 waiting-line shooting.

Oh, also, another guy was mugged in the parking lot after buying a PS3 down the road in Manchester, CT. Way to go, Nutmeggers!

Out here in California, we've had our share of fights, too. But in gunfire, Connecticut stands alone above all other States in the Union.

Unfortunately, the funniest PS3 Line Injury still goes to that guy in Wisconsin. Now with video!


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Thursday, November 16, 2006

PS3 Launch Day - Humanity's Finest On Display

Well, it's here. The eve of PS3 Launch Day.

And with tales of long lines, Blu-Ray production problems, overestimated shipments, overselling pre-orders, and rumors of some stores not getting ANY units in, I am cooking up my popcorn and preparing to watch Humanity's Finest on display all weekend. I can't wait to see how high the profiteers can get the prices up on eBay for these things.

Unfortunately, I have a night edit scheduled this evening, or I'd be hanging out at a local BestBuy to take pictures. But since they'll probably still be there when I'm done editing, I may swing by anyway.

Someone already shot a reporter with a BB gun. Which city's lines do you think will be the first to erupt into violence?

And no, I can't promise I won't be doing the same thing as these folks on Saturday night to wait for the Wii. But come on. We all know Nintendo fans aren't violent.

Also, Nintendo's actually shipping with enough units for everyone.



1 AM - Lexington, Kentucky - Line-waiters and a local television news reporter were hit in a drive-by BB gun attack.

3AM - Springfield, Oregon - Line-campers were robbed at gunpoint while making a snack-stop at a nearby Target.

7AM - West Bend, Wisconsin - A store manager set up ten chairs, one for each of the PS3s they'd be getting in. He then told a gathered crowd of salivating gamers that the first ten people to grab a seat would be the only ones to get a PS3. In the resulting frenzy, one man was sent to the hospital.

10:30AM - Palmdale, California - A WalMart was letting people line up inside, then told everyone they'd have to move outside instead. The assembled gamers decided they'd rather go ape shit and tear up the entire store. At the same store, other line-campers got $400 tickets for pitching their tents.

11:35AM - Waynesboro, Virginia A PS3 pre-order slip sells for over $10,000 on eBay. Casey Schreiner's head explodes.


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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Why My Friends Are Awesome

I got two packages in the mail recently.

The first, from the Crippler, who sent not one - but two Teddy Roosevelt biographies. One, a short tome on his time in the Dakota Badlands. The other, an awesome-sounding novel on Roosevelt's South American adventure. After his defeat in 1912 as a third-party Presidential candidate, he decided to make a trip down a barely-charted river in the middle of the Amazon rain forest. It almost killed everyone.

Man, I can't wait to read that.

And then my good friend Alex sent me some DVDs of the Venture Brothers, an Adult Swim show that I never really got in to, but that everyone says I really ought to be in to. Hopefully the DVD+ will play in my computer. If not, I still have this amazing envelope to look at.

Thanks, guys!
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A Friendship Litmus Test

Q: Do you find the following image humorous?


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4 Days Until the Wii

And with each passing hour, I feel more and more like this kid.



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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

YouTube Roundup

When we've got downtime at work, we're almost always sending around oddball and/or awesome internet videos to each other. Now I can kill time at work helping you kill time at work. We live in a mobius strip of lost productivity.

First, quite possibly the world's most slapstick attempt at a breaking-and-entering.

Next, two old Russian ladies hitting each other with purses.

And finally, something that's legitimately quite awesome.


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Friday, November 10, 2006

Best Friday Ever

After about an hour of script-tinkering, we got an announcement from one of our finer employees from Delaware.

He had done something I had only dreamed of doing - FedEx'ed boxes of Dunkin' Donuts overnight from the East Coast.

And they were delicious.

Then, when we thought it couldn't get any better, our company's shipment of Nintendo Wiis came in. No exaggeration, a conference room full of people applauded when we started opening them.

I've played several Wii games before at E3, but this is the first time I'd been able to get my hands on the actual console itself. It is sleek, streamlined, and surprisingly small. And even though I can fit the entire machine in one hand, it still feels solid. I wouldn't go tossing the thing around, but I wouldn't worry about packing it up in my carry-on, either.

I can't wait to have one of these in my living room.

But until then, I'll get to fool around with one at work.

And tonight, Lindsey Buckingham! Best Friday ever!

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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Election Night

Well, it's 1:05AM, and I can finally go to bed.

There's been a lot of things that made me happy. A few that made me sad. But I don't know if I've ever seen an election result that made me leap for joy as much as this one:

More after I've slept for a little bit.
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Friday, November 03, 2006

Three Things That Rule

1. The Borat movie. It's funny. Really, really funny. And surprisingly, parts of it double as an actual, legitimate documentary.

2. Gears of War. We got it in at work today, and the people playing it had an audience watching them. The graphics are incredible, the gameplay is smooth, and it's moody as hell. Maybe I will join the Wii60 club after all.

3. This front page banner graphic on MSNBC. Look how sad poor Rummy looks! Awww.

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New Super Smash Brothers Brawl Footage

GameTrailers has posted some fancy new in-game footage of Super Smash Brothers Brawl, the game that - if Twilight Princess wasn't also coming out - would single-handedly make me want to buy a Wii.

While I was hoping for some more character revelations, I'm glad Fox is still playable, and those levels look pretty amazing. I'm already stocking up on Visine.

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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Slasher School, Parts 3 and 4

The final installments of our Slasher School series. Astute viewers who knew me from SlowKid days may recognize a certain rigor-mortis pose.

There's an outtake reel from these, too. Hopefully, it will be posted soon. Until then, please enjoy these. And also enjoy those new little buttons at the bottom of posts.

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