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That’s hot chip

January 25, 2010

So, last year the goal for December was to complete the PS2 game The Getaway. This year I have been playing Grand Theft Auto: Vice City..well,  for the last four or five days, and I have completed a lousy 16% so far.  I can’t shoot very well with the Kruger, and my driving leaves a bit to be desired at crucial times.  I keep pressing the wrong buttons because my fingers/brain are stuck on the controller settings for The Getaway.  I don’t think I will be able to “beat” Vice City in any sort of timely manner and I have planned ahead for the day I want to take a break from Vice City.  The alternative is True Crime: New York City.  And when I don’t want to play PS2 at all I will resort to my all time time-wasting favorite, The Sims 2.  Back to the point – I played True Crime for a couple of hours last night and had fun frisking, arresting, and robbing.  I haven’t worked out all of the logistics, but I think I will enjoy it when the time comes.

Came across a site listing album releases for 2010 and color me excited!

Massive Attack, Christina Aguilera,Charlotte Gainsbourg, Gorillaz, Goldfrapp (YES!).. check it out for yourself:

http://www.metacritic.com/music/upcomingreleases.shtml

until next time..

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Prague in Pink

December 20, 2009

With the weight of the world on their shoulders

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Another DNA Match

November 23, 2009

Or smash-up, if you will.

There’s a young girl on So You Think You Can Dance this season..season six, “THE MOST AMAZING SEASON EVER” or whatever it is the judges scream anytime someone gives an impressive performance in a dance outside of their own style.

Back to where I was, there’s a girl named Mollee. While I’d like to pick on the spelling of her name there’s something else about her that..caught my eye..

Mollee reminds me of Hatchet Face in Cry Baby. She’s a sweet girl, sure..so was Hatchet Face.  Blame the make-up people, not me.

Mollee

Mollee

Hatchet Face

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The Seeds & The Ducks

November 23, 2009

I think he is actually saying, “and the dirt” but it sounds like “and the ducks..”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3appIYDlmgQ

….this moment on The Office has cracked me up four days in a row and counting..

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My Pockets Are Empty

October 21, 2009

I’m excited about the revelation of the top 20 dancers for season six of So You Think You Can Dance.  None of the dancers have really captured my attention other than maybe the krump guy if he makes it into the top 20. My favorite audition from this season was this kid in Phoenix. Pretty sure he has ADD, but he was ADD-Fabulous.

I like that this season it seems as if the judges are giving people the benefit of the doubt for the sake of ratings and giving dancers that more or less have no chance of making it past choreography an opportunity to learn choreography and then get the axe.

In other news.. I’m back on an Ebay kick. In the last week (or two) I got a new to me but used PS2 and 3 games for 100euros. The PS2 even came with a bunch of games and a steering wheel. I’ll have to do something to get rid of the children games (Kim Possible 2, The Jungle Book, The Sims ‘Stranded’..?), but all in all I am pleased with the purchase. How can you beat something so sweet placed at your doorstep? With two controllers!

I found a new game to play outside of the  – classics – I had to purchase (i.e. Tony Hawk 3, Grand Theft Auto:Vice City) I wanted something similar to “Grand Theft Auto”..and I came across “The Getaway”. The-Getaway-PS2The reviews of it weren’t awesome, it got 6.7 out of 10 stars..but it was cheap.

The deal is you play this guy whose name I can’t remember and his wife is killed and these goons kidnap his son. In order to get his son back you have to complete missions for this guy – like dropping off people, fighting people, whatever..it’s not so bad except you can’t skip the LONG movie interludes between missions ..and there is no way to see how much health you have left after you’ve been shot ..nor is there a city map one can refer to during game play – except for the city map of London that came with the package BUT it’s just a real street map of London without any of the locations one must visit during gameplay. WACK.getaway_review_in_2_640w Something else dumb about the game is that if you start a mission with say, three parts..you can’t save the mission until you have finished all three parts. Maybe it’s just me but I don’t always have time for a 3-hour session.

Admittedly, I just started playing the game a couple of days ago and am only on mission 7. Just remembered something else strange in the game – if I hold someone hostage, I can’t let them go free. I have to either shoot them or break their neck. getaway1Okay, I shouldn’t be taking them hostage in the first place to shield me from enemy gunfire, but what if I want to let them go? Maybe I haven’t figured out that trick yet.

The game is still enjoyable despite its downfalls. We’ll see how far I get in the coming weeks.

Michael Jackson’s “Scream” has been running through my head like crazy this week. “Stop pressuring me..”

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Mr. Skeletor Jackson

October 15, 2009

Don’t get me wrong, I’m #3 in line to see Michael Jackson’s, “THIS IS IT”, in theaters. I’m a Michael Jackson fan.

That said, the first thing I noticed while watching the preview for THIS IS IT was how much Michael was looking like Skeletor.

Michael Jackson as Skeletor

Michael Jackson as Skeletor

Skeletor as Skeletor

Skeletor as Skeletor

Uncanny

Uncanny

Love you for all your quirks & good music, M.J.

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Peace Prizza

October 9, 2009

President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize today..for..

anyway, he’s a positive guy and he’s probably celebrating.

Here we go: