Friday, January 4, 2013

WORD OF THE DAY! 1/4/13.

asteroid [as-tuh-roid]
1. Astronomy. Any of the thousands of small bodies of from 480 miles (775 km) to less than one mile (1.6 km) in diameter that revolve about the sun in orbits lying mostly between those of Mars and Jupiter.

EX. Wait a minute! That wasn't an asteroid! That was a shock scene in a film that would otherwise be completely lost to time/lack of interest.

Space Slug Oven Mitt

Thursday, January 3, 2013

WORD OF THE DAY! 1/3/13.

fart [fawrt]
1. Slang. Bad fan-art.

EX. Fan-art? More like fart. I kid, I kid. I love fan-art. But we all know there is a lot of bad fart out there in the internets... (looking at you Sonic the Hedgehog fans).

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


I can't believe it has been 15 months since my first WTF WED article on Captain Planet. I think what inspired me at the time was seeing a twisted little video about Don Cheadle (Hotel Rowanda, Iron Man 2) donning the green mullet and sky blue skin of, one of the most underrated super heroes and a symbol of ecoheroism from our nostalgia, Captain Planet. Then about a month ago, I got the excuse to have an awesome follow up to the original article because, not only did they post a sequel, they posted three more parts with a conclusion in the third.

The weirdest part? The frickin' funny but terrifying performance of Don Cheadle as Captain Planet takes pollution, and the human population, down to zero. The videos get continually more twisted and bizarre; and that's the point. Captain Planet with a god complex is horrifying. He is basically as powerful as Superman with the ability to control earth, fire, wind, water, and heart (the latter being terribly underrated. He can communicate and influence/control animals!).

For a quick nerd nitpick, he shouldn't be that hard to defeat for three reasons: 1. His kryptonite is pollution. The villains could team up as heroes and defeat him with pollution. Just an idea. His villains do include an opposite version of himself and a radioactive version of the Thing from Fantastic Four. They might be able to take him if they work together.  2. He is powerless without the willing cooperation of the Planeteers. If they aren't wearing their rings, he can't do anything and will disappear. He needs them to have any power. 3. Gaia wouldn't let this happen.

Anywho, you can watch all of the epic four parter at the links above.

WORD OF THE DAY! 1/2/13.

posterior [po-steer-ee-er]
1. The hinder parts or rump of the body; buttocks.
2. Situated or at the rear of.
3. Coming after in a series, or in order of.
4. Coming after in time; subsequently.
5. Anatomy/Zoology.  a. (in quadrupeds) Pertaining to the rear or end o the body.
b. (in humans) Pertaining to or toward the back plane of the human.

EX. Phantom posteriors are a real problem in are local area. I'm tired of all these civil war butts floating around me all the time. Yeesh. Can't they just go out into space already and haunt Mars or something? Plenty of room out there....

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

WEEKLY ROUND-UP! 12/24-12/30/12.


7. WORD OF THE DAY! 12/29/12. Dollface.

This little .gif gotta lot of attention this last week thanks to its disconcerting appearance.

6. WORD OF THE DAY! 12/30/12. Blink.

But nothing is more disconcerting than the Weeping Angels from Doctor Who (I need to do more Nerd Culture Smackdowns in 2013). On a related note, I've been playing New Super Mario Bros. 2 on the 3DS and just got done with a cute Boo level. Now I just need Luigi's Mansion to come out for the 3DS and I can have all my creepy whistles and hear Luigi call out, "Maaaarriiiiiiioo!"

5. WORD OF THE DAY! 12/24/12. Holiday blues.

I sure have been sorta bummed lately. Dunno why. At least I can get into things like A HELLBENDER'S CHRISTMAS and my friends to cheer me up.

Sometimes its fun for me to share with you guys the Adventures that I have when I'm not blogging or playing Pokemon. But only sometimes.

3. WORD OF THE DAY! 12/25/12. A Christmas Carol.

I think that few things have become more Christmasy for me than watching Dr. Who. And no I haven't seen the Christmas Special yet because I'm a dork.


I've been wanting to review Super Mario 64 for a little while now and my entire premise for playing it last month was to do the review. Huzzah.

And the top article in a week of amazing articles has gotta be my review of Munchkin Conan or Conan Munchkin....cuz we end up calling it both. Anywho, it was fairly tricky to think up a way to review a boardgame/cardgame etc. but I feel the simple system I worked out is effective. The next games I plan to review include: Elder Sign, Arkham Horror, Gloom, Small World, and, at some point, games like Hero's Quest and Castle Ravenloft. As for video games, I should review Mega Man X (1-3), Pokemon Black II, Mass Effect 3, and Magic Quest Starring Mickey Mouse. As for films I should review, I owe you guys a reviews of the Hobbit and Django Unchained. If any of those strike you in particular and you wanna see them ASAP, lemme know in the comments below.

P.S. I am excited for the Magic pre-release for the newest expansion Gatecrash, but don't know what Guild I am going to choose...yet. The only guild I know for sure I don't want to play is Dimir.

WORD OF THE DAY! 1/1/13.

Generation [jen-uh-rehy-shun]
1. Pokemon video game series. A group of the main series of Pokemon games released at or around the same time. These games Pokedex's include all Pokemon that have been released up to and during their own releases. These games are also more compatible with each other than previous or more recent titles.
2.  Pokemon video game series. The different species of Pokemon that were created and released alongside a few titles released at or around the same time.

EX. As of 1/1/2013, there are 5 Generations of Pokemon species and Pokemon games. There are 649 Pokemon split up amongst these generations and, almost inevitably, the first Pokemon of Generation VI will be hinted at or revealed this year in the Pokemon anime or newest Pokemon anime movie, as has been custom since Pokemon revealed the first Generation 2 species with Togepi in the animated series and Marill, Snubbull, and Donphan were revealed in Pokemon: The First Movie.

Crazy question? Should I do a weekly "Pokemon of the Week" article where I randomly pick a Pokemon and talk about my opinions on there design, utility, etc.?

For an example of some of my opinions that I've shared on Pokemon before, check out NERD CULTURE SMACKDOWN! #1 POKEMON GENERATIONS.

Monday, December 31, 2012


bumble [buhm-buhl]
1. An awkward blunder.
2. To bungler or blunder awkwardly; muddle.
3. To stumble or stagger.
4. To speak in a low, stuttering, halting manner; to mumble.
5. To do something clumsily; to botch.

EX. My first Dungeons and Dragons character was an Advanced D & D Dwarf Cleric of Moradin that I named Bumble Bootsbane. I introduced the rest of his story back in Musical Monday. 11/14/11 and have never really gotten around to giving you guys more of his story. As part of celebrating my birthday, which is 12/31, I am going to also share with you some more details about a character that is an extension of myself; also, the thing about Bumble is that he isn't really a bumbler. In fact, compared to his companions, including an elf king and a couple of paladins, Bumble manages to get himself out of trouble more often than not by using his head and his heart.

I think the first moment where Bumble Boostbane shined was the first time that he and his closest companion Vilnius met an elf (whom he would discover was the uncle of the then Prince Zaurian) in the woods.

Now, if you wanna know anything about dwarves, you should know that they like caves and mountains. They don't particularly like trees or forests. In forests, there are too many eyes always watching. And Bumble certainly felt as if he was being watched by hundreds of little eyes, as he and Vilnius walked through the misty mountains (in real life it was a dim and cloudy January or February day), and they kept spotting these slim figures running between the trees. Eventually, they came upon an entire village of hundreds of these figures, elves, and they asked the travelers to climb into a nearby tree. Vilnius didn't want to go. Bumble told him he would go and told him to wait. Bumble climbed into the tree, against his better judgement, and hoped Moradin would carry him through.

And it was okay. He was talking to an old looking elf who asked him what he was doing. Bumble explained that they were on an a mission from the King Donovan to help fight the forces of the Black City. The elf seemed to warm to the respectful tone and courage of the humble dwarf. After they talked, he gave Bumble the gift of a magic ring, and sent the two young fellows on with his blessing... a blessing that actually paid off when the elves returned and quickly became the most loyal friends of the two and they became embroiled in the politics of the realm.

Luckily, Bumble is a master of diplomacy....despite his Charisma of 11.



Well, its my birthday so, rather than short you guys on Musical Monday, I've decided to give you a quadruple dose to send us into the next year. First up, I've put up another Game Grumps remix from xXJerryTerryXx. This is one of my favorite and it really puts a smile on my face.

As much as I hate to admit it.... I don't think that the Hobbit needed to be split into three films and filled to the brim with filler. On one hand, I love spending time in Middle Earth, but on the other hand, the films seem to suffer a little bit and the adaptations have gotten a little sloppier as Jackson takes a book shorter than any of the Lord of the Rings books and tries to stretch it beyond the limits of its rather scant travelogue. I suppose I can forgive him though because, while flawed, his talents allow it to escape the full taint of such a sell-out scenario and still make something enjoyable. End rant.

A little cheerier is a new twist on the Galaxy Song from Monty Python's The Meaning of Life performed by the ever energetic and enthused Eric Idle.

And finally, brentalfloss's newest and easily most cute video yet about the perilous relationship between a green dinosaur that eats everything and a lost baby.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

WORD OF THE DAY! 12/30/12.

blink [bleenk]
1. To close and immediately reopen, usually the eyes, usually involuntarily.
2. To look with one eye or both eyes partially closed.
3. To shine intermittently, as in signalling or failing.
4. To clear the eyes of dust, tears, etc.
5. To be surprised or taken aback by something.
6. To pretend not to see or to avert one's eyes for an instant.
7. The act or instance of blinking.
8. A glimpse; a glance.
9. Science fiction. To disappear and reappear, as in to become incorporeal, invisible and/or teleport from one location to another.

EX. Did anyone else catch the connection between the Boos from the Super Mario Bros. series and the Weeping Angels from Doctor Who? You can't look at either, even blink, or they can attack you in that moment. Also, the picture that person who made this meme pic used for the top half of the pic kind of used a picture from the episode Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, which has nothing to do with Weeping Angels (Note Cleopatra, Rory's Dad, and that random British adventurer guy). Shrug.