Saturday, August 31, 2013

WORD OF THE DAY! 8/31/13!

decapitation [dee-kap-it-ehy-shun]
1. The removal of a subject's head; a beheading.

EX.  When I see this .gif, all I can hear is Eddie Riggs from very underrated Double Fine & Tim Schafer game, Brutal Legend, shouting "DECAPITATION!"

If you're a fan of heavy metal, Jack Black, and/or a totally unique open world hack-n-slash, vehicle-driving, RTS game, you should definitely check out Brutal Legend and try and snag it during a Steam Sale or at your local electronics store's discount bin. 

Friday, August 30, 2013

WORD OF THE DAY! 8/30/13!

PAX [pax]
1. The Penny Arcade Expo, a game convention created by the authors of the Penny Arcade Comic, in Seattle, Washington in 2004, because they wanted to give equal attention to console, computer, and tabletop gamers. Other cities that hold the convention are Boston, Massachusetts and Melbourne, Australia. The convention in Seattle is referred to as "PAX Prime".

EX. This year will be the very first four day PAX Prime and my good friend Steven "AceofSpadesCard" Pullam is attending. I wish him good luck and hope he has a lot of fun. I also hope he isn't mistaken as a Titan by anime fans and attacked with a series of wire-work using teenagers.

He already sent this awesome picture of a Ziggs sculpture on display to our gamer clan, NuFu, on GroupMe.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

WORD OF THE DAY! 8/29/13!

toxic [tok-sik]
1.  Of, pertaining to, affected with, or caused by a toxin or poison.
2. Acting as or having the effect of a poison; poisonous.
3. Pertaining to or noting debt that will probably not be repaid.
4. Pertaining to or noting a financial instrument or other asset that has no value or an unknown value because there is no market for it.
5. A toxic chemical or other substance.

EX. Wait, wait, wait. Every Pokémon can learn Toxic? I mean... that's good for the metagame, but seriously what in-game reason would this be a thing...? I suppose it is learned through a TM, so maybe it's man made but Gym Leader Koga said it was ancient. Weird.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


If you spend enough time on the internet, you'll see the face of Japanese comedian Ayumu Kato and his infamous grimace. What you might not know is that the face first received notoriety during a particularly fantastic celebrity prank where poor Ayumu Kato thought he was in the middle of sniper fire. With many other pranks, it's about the ingenuity of the set-up and the reaction, but with this prank, it is all about the reaction.

On a side note, comedy is all about context but I still think American comedy is probably the most evolved and diverse and, if you've ever watched foreign comedy, you know what I'm talking about with the slew of gimmick, shock, and just juvenile humor that you'll find on Latin American TV or on Japanese TV (where celebrities conveniently inform you how to react).  Then again, you could consider the recent works of Adam Sandler and the shows where we have celebrities chat about video clips as part of American comedy and, in that case, I'll just shut up.

This competition is pretty intense between the perfect execution of the Brazillian prank and it's rather believable reactions to the over the top reaction of the poor guy in the Japanese clip. If I had to pick a winner, I'd probably go with the Brazillian prank.

I wanna leave us off with a prank that only works because of the flight/fight reaction of humans and the artistry that goes into these intricate dinosaur puppets. You can point out that it's hard to believe that they wouldn't notice the human legs, but I'd argue that the people running from one of these monsters isn't looking at the legs. They're either looking at the mouth full of teeth or the bigger picture that a dinosaur is chasing them down a hallway and roaring at them. It's simply a perfect prank.

WORD OF THE DAY! 8/28/13!

imagination [ih-maj-ih-nehy-shun]
1. A highly addictive and widely available drug, especially amongst children and creative types, that stimulates original, creative, and/or bizarre ideas.

EX. I really hate it when people insult the creativity of individuals, if not people in general, by the suggestion that every amazing or unusual idea is somehow related to the use of drugs. This sort of connection has been drawn between artists, musicians, writers, and their works for decades now and, though not for completely off-base reasons, seems to insult the creative minds of people. It insinuates that no one is capable of unusual or subversive thought without the assistance of a drug to bring them to an alternate state of mind rather than creative people capable of altering their state of mind through stimulation and exposure to the unusual, meditation to concentrate on a subject, or natural creativity from a lifetime of thinking outside of the box.

Imagination is a powerful tool and, if necessity is the mother of invention, imagination is the womb of all ideas.

Just to give an example of the sort of thoughts you can have without drugs, this is something I suggested to my friend last night after we talked/joked about a variety of things through Facebook:

"I think you could beat up Chuck Norris if you were both naked and you were armed with a chain.
[I think I just had a small stroke.]

It would be a fight of the ages set the Flash Gordon soundtrack.

 And you'd be like "Texas walk out of this shit!" As you knock him off the platform into a blackhole beneath you. Then you'd get to marry the Spider Queen.

 "I, Cameron Saunders, just beat a guy who defeated a bear by staring at him!"

Then you'd hop on a flying stingray with the Spider Queen giving you like six handjobs at once as you fly off into the sunset while Morgan Freeman narrates...
'I never saw Cameron again. The Spider Queen probably killed and ate him after he got sex. But at least he probably fucked all eight of her vaginas. Probably got anal too. At least, that's what I like to think.' "

That's pretty much the most awesome death I've ever come up with for anyone. Usually, my characters get really ignoble deaths. Like getting killed by lightning on a golf course and the only witnesses being a Japanese guy who doesn't speak enough English to understand what your last words were for your wife. And I don't drink or do drugs. I just do a lot of imagination.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

WEEKLY ROUND-UP! AUG. 19- AUG. 25 /2013!


7. WORD OF THE DAY! 8/21/13! Progenitor.

First up, we got a decent bit of Pokénews this week between the trailer for Pokémon: The Origins.

6. WORD OF THE DAY! 8/19/13! Historically Accurate.

I did unleash some Disney shenanigans on Monday, something I wish I could do more often, but the internet does not always provide me with the needed materials to patch together a blog article.

5. WORD OF THE DAY! 8/25/13! Rama-lama-ding-dong!

I don't usually jungle, but when I do I play Rammus. He is one of my favorite champions in League of Legends, despite not seeing a lot of play, and I think he is the perfect counter to AD pubstompers.


I really had an ambitious plan for last week's Pokémon of the Week article and hopefully can pull it off with the next Saturday.

3. WORD OF THE DAY! 8/22/13! Wombo Combo!

 We've been playing a lot of Smash Bros. Melee/Brawl & even some Soul Caliber during our Sunday meetings of the Action Society. Casual fighting game fun is pretty good fun.


Speaking of badass raccoons with machine guns, I'm still pretty hyped up for a film that comes out a little less than a year from now. Fingers crossed!

1. WORD OF THE DAY! 8/20/13! Portmanteau.

I'm pretty sure this theory is gonna pay off and we're gonna wind up with Pokken Tournament Fighting!

WORD OF THE DAY! 8/27/13!

not even close baby
1. League of Legends Slang. One of the most popularly quoted catchphrases of videogamedunkey, the phrase it typed in all chat when a player escapes an otherwise deadly encounter with another player/s, especially if they barely escaped with little health or actually managed to get their pursuers killed in the process.

EX. There are a lot of moments in League of Legends where you barely escape an otherwise deadly ult, gank, or other maneuver from the enemy. My favorite ones are when you either fight your enemies under turret and end up getting both of them killed with a sliver of health left or, even more satisfying, running right behind your tanks, turning, and getting a triple kill while they hold them in place for your "one hit and your dead" ass.

implejr: Not even close baby!

Monday, August 26, 2013


First up, we've got a haunting remix  of the Mr. Wilson rap from a recent Dennis the Menace episode of Game Grumps. It's funny how, while Jontron is and will probably remain my favorite Grump, I'm becoming pretty optimistic about the future of Grumps. Egoraptor and Danny have great chemistry, Ross is pretty good too, and the more they include the rest of the team the better. They keep coming up with great characters/scenarios!

Speaking of Danny Sexbang, Ninja Sex Party is his regular gig and how most of probably became exposed to his antics through collaboration with a number of popular animators on NSP'S music videos. This video is another fun example of the geeky, good, gorgeous fun that is Ninja Sex Party.

Last on our tour of these recent music videos I've enjoyed is a recent video by brentalfloss, in the style of the School House Rock, about the problem with buying one of these new fangled consoles at launch.

And that's all folks. Here is a raccoon firing a machine gun as a teaser for Marvel's tent-pole film of 2014.

WORD OF THE DAY! 8/26/13!

salutations [sal-yoo-tehy-shuns]
1. An act, phrase, gesture, etc, that serves as a greeting.

EX. Salutations. I thought we'd take things a little slow on this Monday. For some of you, it's just another Monday and, for others, it's the first day of school in a new semester in your academic quest to acquire knowledge, experience, and a diploma.

Today, could lead to any number of bizarre scenarios and you might be scared...

Others of you might grow bored during a first day orientation in a class, look outside and see the deer that has been stalking you and you may need to be defended by the principal..

Just try to take a deep breath and put your best foot forward...

Just try to make the right decisions because there are an infinite number of possibilities that you will have to navigate...

So seize the day! You're an adult now! Be the very best you that ever was! (Also, does Ash look older here? Or is it just me?)

That's all folks!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

WORD OF THE DAY! 8/25/13!

rama-lama-ding-dong [ra-muh-la-muh-ding-dong]
1. A song made by famous by the Edsels, it is an exclamation used in excitement.

EX. I don't usually jungle, but when I do... I RAMA-LAMA-DING-DONG!

As my favorite Jungle champ, Rammus. Okay. (Gangplank DC'd before the 5 min. mark in the game above). WEO WEO RAMMUS!