Saturday, December 20, 2008

Fast Food: Ads Versus Reality.

An oldie but a goodie, Jeff from The West Virginia Surf Report shows what fast food items look like in ads, contrasted with what one's he recently purchased looked like.

You should flip around on his site, there's plenty of funny stuff. Of note are his hilarious reviews of over-hyped fast-food menu items, and his hilarious interpretation of the "treatment affects" of the drug Alli.

If you've got a really strong stomach, you could also check out his infamous telling of the macaroni and beef situation.

Ronald McMugen.

What's that you say? That video isn't holy-crap crazy enough for ya? Well get a load of this-

A little bit of Hatsume Miku thrown in the mix for good measure =)

Ready for a third round? Here's Ronald vs. Colonel Sanders.

WTF Is Going On Here? - Part 4.

A mashup of just about every NES game ever released. This is totally awesome. I'm still recovering.

8-Bit A-Team.

Pretty self-explanatory.

Gun's N Roses Demand Apology From Dr. Pepper.

Apparently the Dr. Pepper campaign offering free soda if GNR released 'Chinese Democracy' in 2008 backfired in a big way.

I was looking for an up to date version of the story, but the "Chinese Democracy When?" blog has apparently shut itself down to only invited guests.

WTF Is Going On Here? - Part 3

Your guess is as good as mine...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

50 Feet Of Color-TV Wire!

Found this at Goodwill Blue Hangar a while back. My girlfriend at the time, who was 26, was like "Color TV Wire? What do you use this for?".

She had absolutely no idea what it was used for. Odds were pretty likely she never had to set up a classic pair of "rabbit-ears" antennae, or was too young to remember.

It was such a strange object to set up such a noticeable rift in age (we're only 5 years apart!) I had to pick it up. The End =)

Welcome To The Obsolete Hardware Website!

The Obsolete Hardware Website... Wow. what a great resource. A virtual online museum of the early 80s home computer boom. To give you some scope, check out this page, where they arrange photos of all 100 computers together, where you can experience the diversity in design. It's great fun, and includes hardware I never knew existed, like the sexy little number below.

NSFW: Warcraft Dwarf Player Catches Two Elves Cyber-Sexing In Tram Tunnel.

YAR YAR HUMP HUMP! - an amusing first person account of a Warcrafter catching two other players role-playing humping in the Deeprun Tram. It's NSFW, but it's PG, and pretty damn funny.

Admin Note (05/2010): It appears the original classic tale of "Yar Yar Hump Hump" is no more. Or it's at least stashed away on some WoW forum thread I absolutely do not care enough to chase down. What's that you say? You want a link to a webcomic fanfic of the WoW fanfic? Because you're obviously an incredibly terrible person? Suit yourself.

Wake 'N' Bacon, A Homebrew Bacon-Based Alarm Clock.

Instead of harshly jarring you awake with an alarm, the Wake N Bacon alarm clock gently nudges you awake with the smell of fresh-cooked bacon, via two halogen lamps inside that slow cook the bacon, starting 10 minutes before you intend to awake.

Onion A.V. Club Taste-Tests Bacon Infused Vodka.

"It tastes like I'm having a stroke."

One of many colorful reactions the Onion A.V. Club had to the taste of bacon-infused vodka (not currently on the market, but they explain how to make it in the article).

You'd be pretty severely limited to what you could mix it with, but they cobbled together a drink called the BLTini that actually sounded kinda tasty.

Dorktastic Photos Of The 1984 Atari 2600 Swordquest:Fireworld Championship.

Here is a site containing a brief summary and scans of pictures from the Championship Competition for the Atari 2600 game Swordquest Fireworld, including pics of the winner Michael Rideout with his prize, the chalice. Apparently the photos were discovered in a random shoebox of Atari games found in a thrift store.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Most Intense, Emotionally Draining Boss Battle Evar.

The fight against last boss Giygas in "Earthbound". Not only is he just about the scariest thing ever seen in a Super Nintendo game, with music that sets the mood, but the battle with him is incredibly intense, with the characters calling out through prayer to all of their friends and eventually to the player him/herself to pray for them and their safety.

And the strange dialog Giygas spouts during the battle? It's a reference to a childhood trauma designer Shigesato Itoi experienced as a child, when he went into the wrong theater and saw an exploitation movie called "The Military Policeman And The Dismembered Beauty". The graphic rape scene in the movie horrified him, and the dialog Gigyas speaks is culled from the dialog of that scene.

People swear that as Giygas is dying, he turns into a fetus, which I almost see (keep an eye out around 7:38 in the second video). There's another rumor that there's a voice saying "Let Me Out". I don't really hear it, but keep an ear out at the transitions at 4:38 and 6:53. I think it's just our brains trying to find patterns in the strange sounds.

Well, anyway, that's awesome. Here's that same battle replicated in MUGEN.

And here's Giygas being confronted by Evil Homer.

And here's an excellent 3D rendering of Giygas's lair.

I Used To Be A Nihilist, Til I Saw A Jetpack Brontosaurus.

Jetpack Brontosaurus (Coming Soon!) from Flashbang Studios on Vimeo.

The above is a trailer for the game Jetpack Brontosaurus from the game website In the game, you play an Apatasaurus named Brontosaurus who is dreaming he has a jetpack. Between the concept and the gorgeous music, this is so wonderful I can barely stand it.

Then, when typing in "Jetpack Brontosaurus" into Youtube, I got this gem, called "Rocket Belt Rawr"...

How could you ever have doubts on the innate goodness of the universe when there are two easy to find and free games starring a brontosaurus with a jetpack?

8-Bit Christmas Album From Doctor Octoroc

This is a really cool 8-Bit Christmas album from Doctor Octoroc, where not only are the classic carrols rendered 8-bit, but also reimagined in the style of a classic NES game's music!

Awesome =)

Monday, December 8, 2008

How my will shall be read!

Do any of you fine people remember The Frantics? This skit may bring back some memories!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

2 Classic NES Games You'd Never Guess Were Sequels.


If you've never played it before, here's what it's like-


And this is what this game is like-

Not a whole lot alike between these two games, huh? Well, somehow they are both part of the same series, one that also contains games even less similar, like Legend of Heroes on the Turbografx CD and Sorcerian (one of my personal favorite Adventure/RPG games). I can find almost nothing similar between any of these games; no recurring characters, locations, or even basic mechanics of gameplay.

Anyway, I can't explain it either.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

'Worship' By Mark P. Hensel

Just wanted to show off a cool video by Austin Artist Mark P. Hensel. Snagged it off the Awthum Empire site.

Monday, December 1, 2008

This Guy Gets A Nigerian Scammer To Carve A Commodore 64 Out Of Wood.

Damn, what a score!

One of the crazy scambaiters at 419 Eater managed to convince a Nigerian 419 scammer to make several carvings, including a replica of a Commodore 64.

Curses. Foiled Again.

Well, crap. I ranted to literally everybody that would listen that when Apple released the SDK for the iPhone, I wanted to make a port of "Rogue" for the iPhone.

Well, someone else just did.

Gandreas Software just released a very faithful port for the iPhone, with some really innovative extra features, like the ability to pinch/zoom the graphics, switch from ASCII to graphics by tilting the iPhone, and including gesture-based commands as well.

It actually looks pretty cool.

A New Evil Has Awakened.




How many times have we all made fools of ourselves drunken, drugged up or just generally off our faces? Luckily we seem to have a built-in sense of shame that helps us to block it out. Blackouts. Unaccounted gaps in the memories from the night before.

Things that we never quite remember until some fast-thinking smartass pulls out their camera or phone and drops you an email the next day with a photo of you puking outside the burger bar, asleep in the club, peeing in the gutter, or flashing your butt at a passing coach of grannies on their way home from a Cliff Richard concert.

Then, as you sit there blushing with the heat of embarrassment tingling across your whole body, you suddenly wish somebody had had the humanity to say ‘You should go home.’

Just send us the photos or video links to post up for the world to see:

I know I'm going to regret mentioning this website. It's just a matter of time until I wind up on it. Sigh.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Gets Rickrolled.

I don't know about you, but I think that this probably counts as the death of the Rickroll. Once you've reached the status of the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, there is no way you can claim to be an underground phenomenon.

Rick Astley seems like a good sport. But he looks just as confused as everyone else as to what exactly he's doing, or what it's supposed to mean.