Archive for May, 2010

Summer is drawing closer and closer. I dread it’s arrival. I am really not a huge fan of the season. In fact, I will go as far as saying that I hate it. Maybe I detest it so much because I live in a damn desert? Yea, that’s probably why. The heat gets unbearable, and we have several heat related deaths. Which is a horrible way to go! Not that there’s really a good way to go, but you get my meaning.

On t the bright side though, we have actually had a very nice Spring. Usually we don’t have a spring. We have winter and then when the rest of the world is enjoying their spring, we are hit with 100 degree summer heat. This year was different though! In fact, I actually enjoyed the spring! Wasn’t too hot, wasn’t too cold. Lots of rain. It was perfect! Although, that should be coming to a crashing halt this week! According to our local news, the heat will gradually be increasing and toward the end of the week, we will be stuck with summer heat.

I can’t wait for Fall!

Wow, First Gary Coleman, and now Dennis Hopper. It’s a sad week for the entertainment world. Dennis Hopper was 72 when he passed away. Dennis Hopper had been suffering from Prostate Cancer, so his passing was to be expected, however his passing isn’t made any easier by this knowledge.

Dennis Hopper has been in MANY well-known classics including, but definitely not limited to, Easy Rider and Apocalypse Now. You’ll be missed Mister Hopper.

As many people are aware of by now, Actor Gary Coleman passed away May 28th, 2010. at 12:05 PM MTD. He was only 42 when he passed away from this world, which is VERY young!

Gary Coleman has had spots in many television and film, however he is probably most remembered for his role as Arnold Jackson in the late 70’s/early 80’s Television hit series Diff’rent Strokes, and his memorable catch phrase “What’chu talkin’ ’bout Willis?!”.

Now, I remember watching Diff’rent Strokes, in fact it was one of my favorite shows back in the day. However, I must confess that I was never a big Gary Coleman fan. That being said, I always admired the guy. He went through a whole lot of crap throughout his life. Much of that crap he dealt with at a VERY young age. However, despite it all, he still managed to carry on.

Rest in Peace Gary.

Nintendo recently Released a new Shiny black Wii console. This new console also comes with something called Resort, which is ANOTHER sports package. I do kinda miss the days when Nintendo used to include mario titles with their consoles.

Anyway, I did sit down and play on this new console. Before this I had never played with a Wii, but used to be a HUGE Nintendo fan-boy. So, I was looking forward to it.

I got the system hooked up, the hookup and set-up process did take a while, but this was through no fault of the game console. After finally getting it all set up, I popped in a game and started playing.

I played for approximately 2 hours.

Here’s the bottom line. The game console sucks! I mean, I am not going to sugar coat it. It stinks. At least in my opinion. Granted, I am aware that everyone has their own tastes and preferences, but come on! The game systems horrible!

Where to begin? First, I am getting SO sick and tired of Nintendo trying to make creative controls and interfaces. People don’t REALLY need a dual screen, or a stylus for their portable game systems, and they SURE as hell don’t need to be waving their arms around like a madman when trying to play on a home console. Just give me action buttons and a directional stick/pad or two and I am happy. It’s something EVERYONE is familiar with. Does Nintendo do this though? No! They try to become creative and artsy and again, in my opinion it makes the game consoles suck.

Now, moving on to the graphics. What the hell?! This is a now-gen console? There are games on the PS2 and original Xbox that looks better than the graphics being poured out of the Wii! I’m not saying all games on the Wii look bad. Not at all, there’s a few titles out that make you go “Ah! Now this is Now-gen!” but in most cases? That’s not going to happen. In most cases, the graphics are horrible.

What else could possibly suck about this system? Well, to begin with, all it does is play Games. I know, it’s a game system! That’s kinda what it’s supposed to do, but come on! This is the age of next-gen game consoles! Consoles don’t just play games! They do everything! 360 plays DVDs, has an easy to use twitter and Facebook interface. PS3 plays Blu-Ray, and probably has similar twitter and Facebook applications.. The Wii doesn’t do ANYTHING aside from playing games.

Well, it DOES have a little Opera Internet browser you can download, thus allowing you to surf the web from the comfort of your own TV, but that’s not all that spiffy. The PS3 does that too! Plus the PS3 allows you to watch Blu-Ray, and play games with good graphics.

Ok, there are SOME upsides to the Wii. It’s not ALL bad. The Wii will allow you to watch Netflix View instantly movies on your TV. Which is a handy feature, but the thing is in order to use this feature, you need to have Netflix send you a “Netflix disc” which stick in your Wii and presto! You can watch their view instantly movies through your Wii.

Keep in mind though, the PS3 and the 360 both allow you to watch Netflix View instantly movies as well, plus those consoles don’t require you to wait on a disc to be mailed to you before you start using the service.

All in all, I truly believe the Wii is a failure. The cost is the same as a 360, and for a hundred more bucks, you can get a PS3. Both consoles completely overshadow the Wii. Both in features and performance. I would SERIOUSLY suggest you look at other game systems before you run out and get a Wii. Yes, the controls are novel and unique. However, Unique doesn’t always mean good. It just means nobody else has done it before, and to be honest, there might be a good reason why nobody has done it before!

My how the mighty have fallen. Nintendo used to be great! I’m not sure what happened.

Over the years I have had many favorite shows. Everything from Recent shows like Big Bang Theory, to not-so recent shows like Soap. In between those shows, is a Television series that I absolutely adored. It was called Jericho, and unfortunately it wasn’t long-lived. In fact, it was cancelled after the first season, but due to a fan write-in campaign that involved a whole lot of nuts, the show was brought back for a second season.

Still, the ratings just weren’t good enough to keep the show running, and like before the network decided to pull it, and again the fans cried out. This time however, the network wasn’t giving in, and the show remained cancelled after only 2 seasons.

That is until now.

Apparently Jericho is back for a THIRD season! However not in the form that we are used to. The third season of Jericho apparently is being done in comic book form. The series is scheduled for a 6 issue release, and apparently is already up to issue number 3! So, it’s halfway through the third season.

I am excited about this, since not only am I a loyal Jericho fan, But I am also a die-hard Comic book collector! However living in a small town like I do, means it’s difficult to get ahold of comics. We don’t have a comic book store, or a Comic vendor in general. So, I need to make my way over to our nearest “Big city”, and get to a comic book store and see if I can pick me up the issues that are currently out.

Wish me luck!

It’s the actual name!

Posted: May 19, 2010 in General
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I decided to go to the store today to pick up some essential items. Essential items being things like Milk, Bread, Chocolate and snack cakes of course. So, when I went to the store, I noticed a bakery truck doing some deliveries to one of our local smaller grocery stores. Which isn’t odd at all, since stores obviously get their bread delivered to them, right? It’s not like they grow them on a bread tree, although you have to admit, that would be really spiffy if they could do that.

Anyway, the odd part of it was the name of the bakery that was delivering the bread. However, instead of just telling you I will show you.

[Bimbo: when you absolutely need a sandwich]

Now, some of you, or all of you, may already know about this bakery, however I had never heard of them, and with that kind of name, one would think I would have heard of it sometime before now.

Anyway, as you can see the bakery is called Bimbo. The name in its self is amusing, however what’s even more amusing is the fact that the mascot is a cute fluffy white bear! What does that have to do with the fine art of Bimboing?! absolutely nothing I tell you! What they should have went with was a smexy looking brunette baker chick with large breasts! This way, they could give their mascot a catchy little mascotish name that would stick in peoples minds. Something like “Bimbo, the Buxom Brunette Baker”! It’s catchy, it’s a name you remember, and hearing it makes you want a slice of bread, plus the jokes you could make about sandwiches alone would be worth it!

[Supernatural on the CW]The other day I got a chance to sit down, and watch the 2010 season finale of supernatural, which I had recorded days earlier on my DVR. For those not in the know, and who might have been living under a rock for the past several years, Supernatural is a show that Airs on the CW. The show chronicles Dean and Sam Winchester, Two normal brothers who lead a very abnormal life. They travel the united states and hunt down monsters. Kinda like Joshua Gates, but with guns. Other than the monster hunting though, the Winchester brothers are just like any other brothers. They lov each other, they fight, they protect each other. Oh yea, and one’s part DEMON!

So, yea, that’s the basic premise. Shame on you if you didn’t already know. So, back to the point of the post! As I said, I watched the season finale, and I must confess that I am slightly confused. Was the 2010 season finale a season finale or was it a series finale? Was the show cancelled or will it be back next season? See, the thing with this finale, was that it didn’t end like any other typical season finale. In fact, they managed to tie the series up with a nice pretty little bow, and not leave any questions hanging, except for that SMALL incident that took place in the last 4 seconds of the episode.

I do hope the show returns, as it was one of my most favorite shows on TV. That being said however, if it DOESN’T come back I would still be content cause at least they didn’t leave me hanging. You know, like ALF getting surrounded by the Alien Task Force.