Thursday, August 29, 2013
So, the other day I was browsing around in Toys R Us. Not looking for anything in particular, just waiting on food at a nearby deli. As I was walking around this kid was showing off a Godzilla toy to his mom. Her first question was "what does it do?". It took every ounce of self control that I possess to not respond with "destroys Tokyo at seemingly random intervals". My question now is, did I do the right thing? I missed out on some comedy gold there.
That is all... for now.
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Monday, August 05, 2013
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
"The Triforce. The sacred triangle. It is a balance that weighs the three forces: Power, Wisdom and Courage. If the heart of the one who holds the sacred triangle has all three forces in balance, that one will gain the True Force to govern all."
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Friday, July 26, 2013
And that is really about it for anyone that is actually interested. Hopefully I'll get back to posting some random things soon.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Monday, July 08, 2013
You know the funny thing about morphin'? You don't appreciate it till you can't do it anymore!
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Monday, June 24, 2013
Actually someone I used to hang out with and I had this theory that Marvel Comics employed ninjas to listen in on conversations and that is where they got most of their ideas.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
All that said this is still reason to celebrate. Previously gamers have been ignored (well mostly), but this proves what a united front can accomplish. I'd say that this can even be applied to non-gaming related things. If we dislike something we do not have to sit back and take it. If we come together and make our voices heard we should be able to beat anything.
On a complete side note I am totally geeking out over the E3 trailer for The Order: 1886. As a brand new IP it looks to be quite promising. Chick it out...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Sunday, June 09, 2013
I have fond memories of the first two SOCOM games, so this is definitely something I'm interested in. Plus the man has a very honest sounding first name. I'm sharing because I want it to succeed.
For those wondering H-Hour is the military term used to denote the specific time at which an operation or exercise commences, or is due to commence.
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Also I am somewhat saddened by the announcement that Ray Harryhausen has died. While I was never a super fan of his movies I cannot deny his contributions to film.
And that is it for me today.
Monday, May 06, 2013
For those interested the new-ish trailer is below...
Saturday, May 04, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
The possibilities are endless...
Friday, April 26, 2013
Here is the front of the shirt.
And the back.
If nothing else, I find it amusing.
Holy fecal matter! George Jones died today!? I'm sorta sad now.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
I do have to agree with MovieBob that they really seem to be playing up the Jesus allegory with this one.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Okay nothing more to say here, bye.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
We interrupt our regularly scheduled program to bring you the following special bulletin.
Follow the sound of sirens.
Some things are beyond words.
Because only madmen could contain the thought, execute the act.
The sane world will always be vulnerable to madmen
because we cannot go where they go to conceive of such things.
Even those we thought our enemies are moved.
Because some things surpass rivalries and borders.
Because the story of humanity is written in tears.
In the common coin of blood and bone.
In the voice that speaks within even the worst of us, and says "This is not right."
Also here are those who face danger without fear or armor.
Those who step into the darkness without assurances of ever walking out again,
because they know there are others waiting in the dark.
Made extraordinary by acts of compassion.
And terrible sacrifice.
Refusing to surrender.
Refusing to accept the self-serving proclamations of holy warriors of every stripe,
who announce that somehow we had this coming.
We reject them in the knowledge that our tragedy is greater than the sum of our transgressions.
There are no words.
There are no words.
The death of innocents and the death of innocence.
Rage compounded upon rage. Rage enough to blot out the sun.
And the air still filled with questions.
“Is it going to happen again?
What do I tell my children?
Why did this happen?”
What do we tell the children?
Do we tell them the evil is a foreign face?
No. The evil is the thought behind the face, and it can look just like yours.
Do we tell them evil is tangible, with defined borders and names and geometries and destinies?
No. They will have nightmares enough.
Perhaps we tell them that we are sorry.
Sorry that we were not able to deliver unto them the world we wished them to have.
That our eagerness to shout is not the equal of our willingness to listen.
Or perhaps we simply tell them that we love them, and that we will protect them.
That we would give our lives for theirs and do it gladly, so great is
the burden of our love.
In a universe of Xboxes and Itunes, it is, perhaps, an insubstantial gift.
But it is the only one that will wash away the tears
and knit the wounds
and make the world a sane place to live in.
We could not see it coming.
No one could.
We could not stop it.
No one could.
But we are still here. With you.
Today. Tomorrow. And the day after.
We live in each blow you strike for infinite justice,
but always in the hope of infinite wisdom.
When you move, we will move with you.
Where you go, we will go with you.
Where you are, we are in you.
Because the future belongs to ordinary men and ordinary women,
and that future must be built free of such acts as these,
must be fought for and renewed like fresh water.
Because a message must be sent to those who mistake compassion for weakness.
A message sent across six thousand years of recorded blood and struggle.
And the message is this:
Whatever our history, whatever the root of our surnames,
we remain a good and decent people
and we do not bow down and we do not give up.
The fire of the human spirit cannot be quenched by bomb blasts or body counts.
Cannot be intimidated forever into silence or drowned by tears.
We have endured worse before; we will bear this burden and all that come after,
because that's what ordinary men and women do.
No matter what.
This has not weakened us.
It has only made us stronger.
In recent years we as a people have been
tribalized and factionalized
by a thousand casual unkindnesses.
But in this we are one.
Flags sprout in uncommon places, the ground made fertile by tears and shared resolve.
We have become one in our grief.
We are now one in our determination.
One as we recover.
One as we rebuild.
You wanted to send a message, and in so doing
you awakened us from our self-involvement.
Look for your reply in the thunder.
In such days as these are heroes born.
The true heroes of the twenty-first century.
You, the human being singular.
You, who are nobler than you know and stronger than you think.
You, the heroes of this moment chosen out of history.
We stand blinded by the light of your unbroken will.
Before that light, no darkness can prevail.
In their memory, draft a covenant with your conscience,
that we will create a world in which such things need not occur.
A world which will not require apologies to children, but also a world whose
roads are not paved with the husks of their inalienable rights.
Graft now their echo onto your spine.
Become girders and glass, stone and steel,
so that when the world sees you, it sees them.
And stand tall.
J. Michael Straczynski
Monday, April 15, 2013
Take charge of your future ... and anything mechanical.
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Friday, April 05, 2013
From there we started discussing the changes that need to be made to the game to make this work. Heavy armour is now goalie pads and every weapon is now a hockey stick. The dragons need to be replaced with flying moose. And so on...
Someone make this happen!
Sunday, March 24, 2013
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013
All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.
This reminds me of my Junior year in high school. During that year there was a central theme of The American Dream that ran primarily through English, but was also present in History class (American History). While I never thought of it at the time the above T.E. Lawrence quote makes me wonder; what is more important the dream or the dreamer?
Realistically an argument can be made that neither is more important than the other. But without the dreamer there is no dream... or is there? What say you?
Monday, February 25, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
My primary example is a friend of mine. He is a huge Star WArs fan and takes some level of personal insult when someone makes disparaging remarks about it. WHY!? Does their dislike of Star Wars somehow take away from his love of it?
This particular Jimquisition tackles the subject from a slightly different angle.
Seriously though, why can we not just enjoy something for what it is (or isn't)? Why do we constantly have to listen to others tell us what is right and proper? Why does another person's like or dislike of something invalidate your personal feelings towards the same?
I realise nothing I say here will change anything, but I had to make my feelings known on the subject.
Saturday, February 02, 2013
On a side note no one submitted any ideas for my new tagline. So I picked something from somewhere else and it is now live. You can still send me suggestions, but I may not use them.
Monday, January 28, 2013
So, what do you have to say regarding filler in books?
Also there are not too many days left in the contest to choose my new tagline. Any suggestions are welcome (keep 'em clean). The winning entry, chosen by me, will be used to replace "Living vicariously through others since 1980". Enter now!
Sunday, January 27, 2013
One of the reasons I really like Zahn's writing is that his work feels more like Star Wars than most other authors. I really like Mike Stackpole and Aaron Allston, but Zahn really seems to have captured the Star Wars from our (my) youth.
Monday, January 21, 2013
1.) George Strait - He has always been my favourite singer, and I could not pass up inviting him.
2.) John Wayne - The Duke. Need I say more?
3.) Marcus Luttrell - Read the book Lone Survivor and you will understand why.
4.) Musashi Miyamoto - The Japanese sword saint. If I could have him as a sword instructor for a day...
5.) Yoshiyuki Tomino - He created Gundam that is enough for me.
As I have said, this list tends to change at intervals. Honourable mentions go to Brandon Sanderson, Jeanne D'Arc, Senior Airman Brian Kolfage, Gabby Franco, and the list goes on and on.
Please feel free to share you ideas. Also I am beginning to think that people really like my current tagline, as I haven't gotten many suggestions for a new one.
Thanks and buh-bye,
Monday, January 07, 2013
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Confession time: I don't get all the new year hype. Never have. Most probably never will. It just seems to me that it is simply another day. Sure the year has changed, but I don't see how that is much different from any other change on the calendar.
And now I have a little contest for any and all my readers. At the top of my page is the tagline "Living vicariously through others since 1980". I am giving you the opportunity to change it. Starting today and running through the end of the month I will be accepting submissions for a new tagline. I have nothing to offer to you in return... except credit for the new tag, of course. Just leave a comment on any post going forward from today or comment on my Google+ page. The winner will be selected on 31 Jan. 13 and placed on the page on 01 Feb. 13. Please keep it clean and have fun. May the best tagline win!