What a pleasant surprise after a short vacation…a buddy of mine was kind and patient enough to send me a converted bit of video from the old Dragon’s Lair game. None of the kids growing up today will probably get the same feeling as I when I saw this game in the arcade. The local arcades by me had pretty common games…Star Castle, Glaxian, etc. So when this beast showed up with frikkin’ awesome animation (granted, game interaction is not as action packed as most games)…I was floored. The sad part is, I never got to see much of this game…because it was two quarters to play, awkwardly essential timing…and no “continue”. Most kids I knew shunned it too for the expense…we weren’t loaded with allowance money. When I lamented this to an olde mate, he mentioned he not only had Daphne (the laserdisc game emulator) but also a working version of Dragon’s Lair from the original game data on his PC. He sent along the final game sequence…which I know I’d never seen. Anyway…for those that remember & would love to see it…here it is. =}
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I finally got around to treating myself to the Ren & Stimpy collection set…and I love the extra features on the discs…here’s a short clip I hope inspires you to also reward your senses to the delights & sounds of some amazing artwork! x}
Another of the many I wish I could have heard live while he was with us…some R.L. Burnside at you.
Talk about PATHETIC PEOPLE. Do all these McCain supporters have nothing better to do than to revel in their own sad, aimless state? Has the fact that Sara Palin has proven herself worthless of voter’s efforts led these blind, dumb, and deaf people to also lead equally worthless lives?
The president’s been sworn in already. YOU LOST! GET OVER IT!
Don’t get me wrong, there’s plenty to be griped about with our current presidential administration. But I will give Obama & Co. the benefit of the doubt for now, considering they’ve only had a few months to clean up the wad of horse sh*t left to us by the in-human conservative brutes and their wealthy whores of finance.
I realize this posting is really late in the game…if I wasn’t frantically searching for paying work I’d probably be able to focus my time better. But, on the issue of Obama’s citizenship…I’ll let the record speak for itself.
For me, not enough can be said about the genius of the animators and writers of Robot Chicken. I’d have to say I’m immensely envious of those folks. As a kid, the cruel dentist who serviced my braces was across the street from The Forbidden Planet in NYC. I loved going into the ‘Planet after my appointment with methodical savagery…I marveled at all the artwork & reading material. Once I stumbled upon a book about stop motion animation…and I daydreamed (for what felt like eons) about someday getting to tinker around with hand built metal skeletons, creating features, & animating. As if I needed any more “I wish I had done…” moments in my life. Robot Chicken kicks sand and salt into those wounds of mine…but I must say, it’s the most sweet of sorrows! =)
Here are a few clips that I hope you enjoy.
People, this is an amazing piece of work…if you’re a fan of The Blues. At least for me, watching this video was like finding a refreshing well in the desert of mind. Whatever the hell that means. x}
This clip, which includes the fabulous Koko Taylor, should hopefully intrigue you enough to check it out.
I’m no economist, I’m no deal making money roller sitting in a bathtub full of opulence while underlings are flecked off like crusty old scabs. I don’t stand a chance against the mental firepower of those “smart people” up at the top. These folks who, against the better interests of humankind, pitted the fortunate & wealthy vermin over the greater tax paying masses. Now, along with the many list long of legacy “benefits” granted us by the Bush administration, we’ve got a posh crony defending illegal financial fingerbanging. Documentation of this oil lubed sadistic orgy offers probably only a small fraction of what fisting these fools have had to offer. Under their guidance our mighty superpower has been kicked squah in the nuts. I wouldn’t be surprised if ten years from now some dying White House assistant surfaces with graphic photographs of Alberto Gonzales, Ben Bernanke, Kenneth D. Lewis, and George W. Bush in a a sweaty, froth filled “cock-goblin” maniacal frenzy. I’d bet that Bernanke comes from the same polluted DNA strain as Bernie Madoff. These guys are amazing at keeping a straight face while providing complete bullshit. I’d write more about these demons of finance…but I have to get back to looking for paying work because of the “wisdom” these “intelligent” men had to offer us. I can’t yet claim lucrative knowledge, but I know a corrupt asshole when I see one.
I’ve always been a big fan of the Alien series. I was a happy young child the Christmas I received a 12″ Alien action figure. I remember when the second movie, Aliens, came out I went to see it in the theater about a dozen times. Some of my friends at the time didn’t think it was as big of a deal as I did. It’s a damn sin Michael Biehn (Hicks) didn’t get paid well for his excellent work.
Later…in my college years, a friend hipped me to the movie Delicatessen. I was instantly hooked to Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s work in that film. It’s been my all time favorite piece of cinema since…so you can only imagine how excited I was to find out he was going to direct Alien Resurrection.
While trolling along through the second DVD of Alien Resurrection, I was stunned to find out Sigourney Weaver made that backhand basketball shot all by herself. No digital trickery, no guy off camera dropping it into the hoop. All net, all HER. I don’t know who I’d give a kidney to meet first, Sigourney Weaver, H.R. Giger, or Jean-Pierre Jeunet. x}
I love stupid people…they can always make me laugh. And I love Kyuss…stoner desert rock at its finest! =)