Friday, December 15, 2006

Children offer more than cheap labor

1up posted another EGM article where the EGM staff made children around the age of 11 play video games from the 16-bit era and earlier so that everyone can enjoy the cultural disconnect and infantile snobbery children have towards things that gamers my age and older enjoyed when we were around their age. It's amazing how you can gage the personalities of these little miscreants just from their flippant comments (one of them is and will continue to be a gigantic douche), but sometimes they offered little pearls of wisdom. This is my favorite:
Rachel: I really like this game, because I can do all these things that are so against what I'd ever do in reality...

Garret: That's the whole point of videogames.

How is it children are able to figure out something that has baffled politicians and confounded society's moral leaders? To answer my own question, probably because children are smarter.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

I jot down notes while watching today's big music videos

Gwen Stefani - Wind it Up
Marching band beat again
Poisons "The Sound of Music" like she did with "Fiddler on the Roof"
I think she is an experiment to see what awful shit people will buy

U2 and Green Day - The Saints are Coming
Stupid, idealistic, liberal nonsense
Painful to watch
I wish "Where the Streets Have No Name" was on instead
Maybe NASA should deploy some space shuttles, too

OK-Go - Here It Goes Again
Another amazing video from a so-so band
Simply impressive choreography
Style of dress invokes in me pity, not anger
Looks like they have no self-esteem

Flyleaf - Breathe Today
Like Evanescence, but halfway decent
Female singer in a goth-ish band is getting kind of old
Still, it works better than most I've seen
I wonder why The Gathering never became big

Monday, December 11, 2006

No amount of pictures in the world can give someone common sense

Japan's Wii manual is reportedly very entertaining due to the warning pictures inside it.

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Noticeably missing is a "Don't throw your controller through your television" drawing. Someone or some group called The Iconfactory [sic] created a little Photoshop amusement entitled "Wii Safety: The Missing Pages." I think my favorite is -

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Tis the season of alienation and vengeance

I saw "Raging Rudolph" when it first aired on MadTV in 1997, and it tricked me into thinking MadTV was worth watching for at least two seasons.