Monday, December 24, 2007

Too funny not to share.

Christmas in Murka.


Merry Christmas! I love Christmas, but most of this post isn't about the holiday. Our presents are all piled under the tree, Katie's baking a pie, and I'm going to try my hand at cooking a turkey tomorrow. Should be fun.

Here's some stuff to look at and have a laugh while you've got company.

You have a dirty mind.

And if you grew up playing videogames in the '80s and this doesn't give you a little thrill of joy, then you are not human.

My good buddy Jody has put a bunch of videos up on her Youtube site of odd things from Taiwan. Warning: madness that way lies.


GamesRadar posted a story covering the 15 worst videogame boxarts of 2007. I have to admit that I wasn't very fussy on GamesRadar when the site first launched; it was laggy and unintuitive, but they've tightened things up nicely, and their Top 7, Top 10, etc. lists are always good for a chuckle.

Speaking of stories, here's an interesting one. Those of you not familiar with Animal Crossing for the Gamecube or Nintendo DS might not find anything interesting in The Terrible Secret of Animal Crossing, but the whole story is told using unaltered screenshots from the Big N's freeform community sim. The story is creepy as shit, too.

Finally, I'm sure many of you know that I desperately love my Wii (which fanaticism has only waxed with Katie's recent gift of Super Mario Galaxy), but I'm still very interested in getting a PS3 when the price of said PlayStation comes down out of the fucking stratosphere. That said, this faux-commercial sums up the difference between the two systems nicely, if not particularly politically correctly. (w00t! Triple Adverb Combo! 1000 points!)

That's all for now! Merry Christmas!

Now fuck off.

Love, Adam
give me your Wii number, and I'll give you mine, and we can play with each other's Wiis

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Things and things.


Interesting things:

They've found a dinosaur mummy, which I am tentatively naming "Mummysaur." Now, where are my vampire dinosaurs and dinosaur wolfman?

Also, I have a Wii. I love my Wii. The Wii is a product of the Japanese playing card company Nintendo. Not to be outdone, the Chinese have been quick to... um... emulate the Wii's success (and capitalize on the general ignorance of parents) by releasing the... Vii. (Which, due to the vagaries of the Chinese accent, is actually pronounced as "Wii" as well.)

Four years in Taiwan have immunized me to the inherent weirdness of Chinese commercials, but seeing this... this monstrosity made me sit up and take notice. It's bad, even by Tawianese standards.

Then, to make it funnier, the kids over at Chinese Engadget cracked one of the Viis open to see what made it tick. I've opened my old fat PS2 a few times, and it was really complicated, just packed with circuit boards and all kinds of stuff. The Vii... was not.

That's all for now!

Now fuck off.

Love, Adam

Contra 4 is harder than driving nails with your forehead.

Sunday, December 02, 2007


Hi, everybody!
First things first. I know they said it couldn't be done, but I did it. I finally finished captioning those pictures from our trip to South Korea.
In April.
Anyway, they're interesting, if not timely. Go look at them!
Also, Katie and I went to visit her sister in Alexandria, Virginia. There were significantly fewer pictures, so I'm actually posting them... now! Amazing.
Oh, and I have to tell you that I finally found the vampire church. It's near my work, look:
They've been there since 1922! Creepy.
It was Katie's birthday on the 29th. About four weeks ago, I took it into my head to take her to a Broadway show for her birthday. I bought the tickets, but when I went to Manhattan on Novembver 10th to get the tickets, I was dismayed to find that the Broadway stagehands had gone on strike, shutting everything down.
For three weeks, I watched and nervously waited for word that the strike would end. But it didn't. Argh. Well, long story short, the strike was resolved the morning of Katie's birthday, so the 8pm showing of The Little Mermaid was the first performance in three weeks.
Phew. We went out to dinner first, and I gave her a Hello Kitty DVD and the tickets with an obnoxious card that sang "Under the Sea" when she opened it. Oh, speaking of Hello Kitty, did you hear that Thai police are being forced to wear pink Hello Kitty armbands as punishment for being late or parking in the wrong place. LOL doesn't do it justice.
Reviews for The Little Mermaid have been lukewarm, but what do you want? It's not Les Mis, it's not Phantom of the Opera, it's a musical based on a cartoon about a little mermaid. So what if all the cast members are puttering around on heelies? It was fun, and Katie liked it.
We bought a tree! Yay, Christmas! It snowed last night, too! Katie named the tree "Prickly." It took a good long while, but we got it all set up and lights in the windows, so now it feels like Christmas.

See? Christmas! Yay! \o/

All right, I'm exhausted.

Now fuck off.

Love, Adam

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