caliber [kal-uh-ber] noun
1. The diameter of something of circular section, especially that of the inside of a tube.
2. Ordnance. The diameter of the bore of a gun, taken as a unit of measurement.
3. Degree of capacity or competence, ability.
4. Degree of merit or excellence; quality.
5. Slang. Breast size.
EX. "I like to see girls of that...caliber. [pause] By "caliber", of course, I refer to both the size of their "gun barrels" and the high quality of their characters...it's a homonym...forget it." - Doctor Evil, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
EX. Manatees are probably the most well-meaning animals on the planet. They're basically the big, slow, and dorky kid in the school yard of the water (dolphins are the popular kids and sharks are the jocks).
flipper [flip-er] noun
1. A broad, flat limb, as of a seal or whale, especially adapted for swimming.
2. One of a pair of paddlelike devices, usually of rubber, worn on the feet as an aid in scuba diving and swimming.
3. Theater. A narrow flat hinged or attached at right angles to a larger flat.
4. Slang. The hand.
5. Someone or something that flips.
EX. You gotta get yourself a pair of Zora's Flippers.
Click above and enjoy a hilarious combination of two flavors; the Matrix & Office Space, an amusing treat that you won't find in the bottom of your candy bag on Halloween but will find in the Internets.
subzero [suhb-zeer-oh] adjective
1. Indicating or relating lower than zero on a scale, especially on the Fahrenheit scale.
2. Characterized or appropriate for subzero temperatures.
EX. It makes a lot of sense that Mario would be Subzero (since Subzero has a brother too) and Subzero & Scorpion are the two main characters of the franchise (despite the movies casting them as villains or ancillary characters).
How much Game Grumps am I watching? I am listening to them play Mega Man 7 as I type this out, because their voices simulate company...what? I refer you to #5 above.
Also, they inspired me to toss my old copy of Goof Troop into my SNES and, now that I've grown up (I was video game-challenged as a child, basically, "This is hard. I'm gonna go read a book about magical objects and a chosen one or something. Pfft." )
" I've been watching the, Tabletop,
hosted by Wil Wheaton, since its inception a few months ago. Every
episodes begins with me being curious about the games they will play and
ends with me wanting to buy/play said games as soon as possible. The
show's presentation mixed with my love affair with board games and
role-playing make it the perfect hobby program for a nerd like me."
sisyphean [sos-uh-fee-uhn] adjective
1. Of or pertaining to Sisyphus.
2. A difficult, arduous, or impossible task.
EX. Just curious if out of the, potentially, dozen or so people who stumble across my blog every day, how many of you have actually ever completed the sisyphean task of catching 'em all? Like did you catch the first 150 back in day? Since then? How does it feel? I imagine it is an extraordinarily empty feeling; like climbing to the top of a mountain that gets taller every couple of years. Heck, even I admitted on here, a week or so ago, that I'll never ever catch 'em all...
Perfect timing from the guys over at legolambs , who are always on time with awesome content, the Kaplan Bros. I remember the first time I saw one of their videos on youtube. It was Silence! The Musical: Put the F***ing Lotion in the Basket.
Silence! The Musical actually got a full treatment. The Brothers Kaplan
generally stick to doing spoof musicals of such action films like
Robocop and Rambo but Arnold Schwarzenegger is their favority subject.
In fact, my favorite youtube video of last year is probably their video,
Conan: The Musical (Fright Night: The Musical ("Amy Awake") is a close second).
This hilarious and epic number about the Expendables (I give it about a 5*/5. It's the best kind of dumb action movie) including them simulating the voices of all of our favorites 80's action stars and prematurely balding bad-asses. Featuring Al Kaplan as Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Terry Crews, Jet Li, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis. And Jon Kaplan as Dolph Lundgren and Randy Couture. Make sure to check out, like, favorite and subscribe their videos.
Linked below are the other four articles where they've been the subject of a Musical Monday. The Fright Night: The Musical article is a character analysis of the characters of the film, the Conan the Barbarian: The Musical article is an analysis of the single greatest film soundtrack I've ever heard, and the Batman & Robin: The Musical article is a ridiculous, but somewhat earnest argument from my inner child that Schwarzenegger almost sold me on Mr. Freeze...almost.
Some day I'll have to explain my growing theory about the over-the-top action film being as legitimate an art form as any kind of dramatic theater, but that's for another time. For now, enjoy the Kaplan Bros. amazing work.
Today's episode of Tabletop Tales is the second part of the breakdown of the story we made in Fiasco, I've titled "Dirty Politics". This is the second and last part where I break down the first act, the tilt, the second act, and the after math of our suburban tragedy.
To check out the first part, his the link below the image of "Statesota".
grump [gruhmp] noun
1. A person given to constant complaining.
2. Informal/plural. A depressed or sulky mood.
3. To complain or sulk.
EX. The Game Grumps is my new favorite internet show. You get to watch a let's play of a classic game, from Link to the Past to mother frickin' Goof Troop, and listen to two hilarious guys giving commentary and being silly. The hosts, Egoraptor and Jon Tron, were already two of my favorite people on the youtubes and their chemistry is awesome. Click one of the links bellow and enjoy the grumping.