Saturday, February 15, 2014

WORD OF THE DAY! 2/15/14!

uppercut [up-er-kuht]
1. A swinging blow directed upward, as to an adversary's chin.
2. To swing a blow upwards, especially into an adversary's chin.

EX. Little Mac, star of Punch-Out!! on the NES,  Super Punch-Out!! on the SNES & Punch-Out!! on the Wii uppercut is his way onto the Super Smash Bros. 4 roster and the community let out a resounding...

"About damn time!"

The character first hit the scene in 1987 and it seems criminal that he didn't make an appearance until the third Smash Bros. as a trophy in Brawl. Perhaps they were concerned about Mac's fighting style lacking flavor, since he isn't magical or sci-fi, but it seems that they've finally figured out that a guy who punches could fit in with the rest of the roster with a little bit of creative inclusion of his more iconic moves and the mechanics from the games.

And, since the first person he knocked out was Samus, there is already a ton of Rule 43-esque art depicting them as a couple. But, for your information other fans of Smash Bros., I thought that Brawl confirmed Pikachu & Samus to be the "OTP". Then again, maybe that's more of a friendship since I think that would technically be illegal and immoral. So... more power to Samus X Mac!

Friday, February 14, 2014

WORD OF THE DAY! 2/14/13!

heartbreaker [hart-brehyk-er]
1. A person, event, or thing that causes great sorrow, anguish, or grief (especially of the romantic variety).

EX. With the special Valentine's Day skin, Heartseeker Ashe, about to hit the nexus in League of Legends and I'm sure many of you will be doing something especially romantic for your especially special someone this weekend. I wish all you lovers the best out there, but I want to take a moment out there to appreciate the bachelors and bachelorettes.

We're all going to die alone.


Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Big Bang Theory is formulaic sitcom about a group of male nerds/geeks & their female friend Penny.

Before I begin my little rant, I want to point out that you can like anything you want to like. You are free to your opinion and I am free to mine. If you enjoy Big Bang Theory, more power to you, but this rant is to express how I feel this show is, ultimately, negatively impacting the way people look at and treat nerds & geeks.

I don't think my rant in entirely insightful or innovative, so I'm going to leave it for "Read More". 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

WORD OF THE DAY! 2/11/14!

snu snu [snoo-snoo]
1. Originating in Season 3 Episode 1 of Futurama, "Amazon Women in the Mood", it refers to endless sex performed on a man by a variety of women, especially by large women, usually resulting in the death of the man by crushed pelvis. It is now a popular pop culture reference and often used to refer to particularly rough intercourse, especially involving a large woman.

EX. On one hand, I've never been a big fan of coupling Wonder Woman with Superman and I'm not even always onboard with her relationship with Batman in the Justice League, but I gotta admit that Wonder Woman getting some snu snu on with Supes would be hilariously destructive and, with Batman, horribly violent and unfortunate. What do you think?

Monday, February 10, 2014


 As you guys probably know, as a friend or long-time reader of my blog, I love Disney's animated films and TV shows. I even have a huge place in my heart for Capcom's Disney property-based games on the SNES (especially Goof Troop & Aladdin). Some would even call me a Disney fanatic. I've written a lot of articles about Disney, but it has been a year and half since my last Disney fanatic article. I've already talked about Disney's latest Frozen but, seeing the amount of content I've been meaning to share has really piled up over the last month, I've just gotta do what I gotta do. I've gotta stop worrying people will judge me for liking Disney films so much and I just gotta...

This clip, of course, is what sold most of us on the film and it stands as the biggest showpiece of the film. It really is a Disney masterpiece that succeeds by creating a very loose and refreshing fairy tale based on The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson. In the same spirit of Tangled, it updates the fairy tale a lot, but somehow surpasses, in my opinion, all of Disney's more recent films. The central conflict isn't about an evil stepmother or a prince, it's about the relationship between two sisters. The animation is superb, the cast of characters and the performances given by the voice actors/singers are perfect, the music (obviously) is top notch, etc. It is a 5/5 film and, if you get the chance, go see it before it leaves theaters. On that note, let's look at all of the parodies and such...

Seriously, look up your favorite song in G-Major. You'll probably regret it, but do it anyways. For example, check out this horrible piece of magic that is the distorted corpse of the Luigi's Ballad by Stabomb. You're welcome.

Legolambs newest video has absolutely nothing with Disney's Frozen.

It is based on the 2010 horror film of the same name. The film, which I had heard was pretty dumb and frustrating, is about some folks who get stuck on a ski lift. It is a graphic bit of horror that, potentially, could've been a very well done bit of suspense. Instead, it uses gore, bodily fluids, and stupid decisions to turn from a thriller to a groaner. Still, a funny bit of Frozen-related humor in these very cold times (it was snowing earlier today here).

This parody is so obvious! A parody where someone does an impersonation of Batman & Robin's ridiculously funny and stupid ice villain (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger) performing a ice-powered Disney Queen's power ballad.

Yet, I think that I've heard much better Schwarzenegger impersonations, even of his performance as Mr. Freeze. Like HERE.

I liked the original Warcraft games and used to spend a lot of time playing Starcraft, but I've never been a huge fan of World of Warcraft. Still, Blizzard's cinematics have always been impressive (for their time) and the Wrath of the Lich King cinematic trailer fits perfectly with Let It Go, so we all win.

Let's end with the nerdiest of Frozen parodies-- the Star Trek: The Next Generation crossover with footage and themes taken from the Star Trek film First Contact (1996). This parody is really a cut above the rest because of the level of work put into writing original lyrics, the pretty sweet vocals, and the level of nerd credentials that comes with referencing the borg heaviest Star Trek film.

In the end, if you haven't seen the film in theaters but are now interested in watching Frozen just... make it so.