Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Day The Terminators Cried...

I just found out today one of my childhood (and adulthood)idols past away on June 15. Stan Winston was the pioneer behind the creation and visual effects of such block busters as the Terminator series, Aliens, and Jurassic Park. He was working on T4 when he passed away. Who will fill his shoes I will never guess. R.I.P. Stan the Man. :(


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Jake Gyllenhaal is the Prince of Persia

The Disney film now has an actor attached to for some reason I am happy about. Before anyone bitches don't forget another actor first laughed at: Tobe McGuire. Remeber what we all thought of him playing a beloved character? That said, I just had to make a joke.

More info on the casting HERE!

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

My piggybank after I bought gas today.


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

My First LOL Cats

I usually hate these things, but just had to make this one.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Before Mario Paint, Before Flash

Before I started creating Flash movies like the "Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom Series" and "Mario vs. Sonic" I was already creating smaller sprite animations long ago with another little toy.

Back in the late 80s we had this little gizmo called the The Animator, which used Etch A Sketch dials to draw digital pixels on a screen. (Ohio Art, the creator of the Etch a Sketch created it) You could animate those pixel drawings in a 12 frame animation. The limited frames of animation sucked horribly, but for me it was my first taste of the digital animation world.
Shortly after came the Animator 2000, which I first played at KB games and instantly fell in love with. This thing actually had a primitive touchscreen and sylus that allowed much more freedom over its predecessor. It also had a cartridge system with mediocre games I tried only once before realizing the animation was where this thing excelled.

After drawing on the demo a while, I pleaded with my Dad that this was my must have toy that Xmas. As Christmas was drawing near, I of course found it behind his dresser, and played with it when my parents weren't around. Then neatly packed it up and put it away. My Dad found out of course and beat my ass, but damn was it worth it to play that little gem.

The Animator 2000, along with Mario Paint for the SNES set the foundation for me getting into flash and creating the flash movies I make today.

I would love to find one in a flea market, maybe I'll look one up on ebay soon.


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Anakin? My goodness, you've grown!

But you're not supposed to look like a little leprachaun.


Thursday, April 3, 2008

F**k! Geek Eternity...

Friday, March 28, 2008

Top 5 Costumes We Can Do Without For Halloween 2008

With Halloween still 7 months away, I thought I'd put together a list of costumes I personally don't want to see AGAIN this year. Think of this as getting a good start on something clever together.

1. Borat
Next year if I see one more person dressed as Borat at a party I'm gonna freak out. Especially the one guy that has the balls (literally) to actually show up with Borat's infamous swimsuit. If I see that again i'm gonna give him a wedgie so high he'll be able to use it as dental floss. With "Bruno" (the flaming sexual reporter) coming out this year, expect to see that as the next Sacha Baron Cohen costume of this year. (In case you've been living under a rock Sacha Baron Cohen is the comedian/actor who plays Borat, Ali G, and Bruno.)

Possibly the worst Borat ever. Nice find on the swimsuit, but no mustache? WTF? Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice. I mean noooooooooo.

2. Jack Sparrow
Sure it's always fun to be a pirate, it's the only time you can rape and pillage and get away with it right? (The Vikings did it better anyway. I know I'm Norwegian) But still, please no more Johnny Depp costumes. My sister's boyfriend was him at the first party I went to last year, but the good thing about him was he actually has real dreadlocks, so he looked pretty damn good. The next five parties had at least 3 Jack Sparrows each, with no Kraken in site unfortuately.

Captain Jack Swallows.

3. Men Dressed As Women
I have no doubt that the 25% (maybe more) of the fellas who dress up as a ugly bittys on Halloween secretly wish they could do it all the time. Putting on makeup and a dress to see what you would look like as a girl is so much fun isn't it! And no, it's not hilarious anymore after the 50th person at the party feels your balloon tits and laughs like a jack ass.

Yup guys, you exactly what he wants you to do with that poolstick.

4. Gimmicky Couple Costumes
Bolt and Nuts, Plugs and sockets, Key and Lock outfits... you know what I'm talking about. These costumes are for the artards with creativity as bad as Uwe Boll movies. They run out the hour before a Halloween party to blow $60 on a cheap ass attempt at being hilarious.

Maybe I'm just bitter at this costume because I wish I was the one sticking my bolt in the chick :(

5. Spiderman
Sorry, nobody wants to see anyone but Tobey Mcguire wearing that suit. Especially when it doesn't fit your fat ass and we have to see the wedge in your crack since the suit is so friggin' tight.

(OK so i admit this is me last year, fuck off. I should have photoshopped my tic tac pecker bulge bigger damnit.)

I'll end this list on a positive note. I would give not just my left nut, but my right as well to own the Hulk costume this fan made "Marvel Zombies Trailer" that alot of diggers have already seen.
Watch it here.


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Strange Reflection of a Cross Spotted on Easter

In a change from my usual topics, I thought this was a cool find.
Reading my local paper I work for today, I noticed a strange article about a cross relection appearing on the side of a house, which progressed to various areas of the residence, including a shed. Apparently no source could be found that resulted in the relection. In my opinion this is much cooler then Jesus toast!
Image and video below.

Reflected Cross


Thursday, January 10, 2008

Two ideas for Vader and Yoda in Soul Caliber IV

Wouldn't it be great if Vader lost a match and he yelled "Noooooooooooo!" as a joke reference to his reaction when he learned of Padme's death in Revenge of the Sith?

Also, what's up with Yoda? He's kicking ass but has a "shitter face" expression in each screeshot, like he's takinga boring crap. I hope that's not final and they show him looking like a mean mofo as he lays the smack down.

For those who forget Vader's worst line ever, here's a recap:

Friday, December 14, 2007

Tony Montana doesn't like Cockroaches After His Wii

After the ridiculous post I read on Digg today about the Wii possibly emitting a frequency that attracts roaches, I thought to myself, "What would Tony Montana do?"

Logo of Batman vs. Superman movie revealed? (spoiler from a current film)

Just saw a 12am screening of "I am Legend" last night. Look like besides the virus, there are some better things to come! Since the majority of the movie takes place in 2012 manhattan, there are quite a few futuristic things to look for, one of them being a huge movie poster for Batman vs. Superman on a building in Times Square. I did a quick mock up of what I remember.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Fakest Before & After Advertising Ever

Seems the fountain of youth has been discovered.

Monday, November 12, 2007


Just ran to my local Best Buy (Deptford NJ) and the had about a bazillion copies. Looks like I won't be eating, sleeping, or going to work for at least a week. The fun starts now! All other stores I called said "tomorrow" so if you want it to day head to Best Buy.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Remember when online shopping was cheap?

What happened to the days of online shopping being cheap? Now-a-days people seem to make more money off of shipping then the actual product. Case in point: The I Am Legend book by Richard Matheson, which is now a movie coming out December 14th with Will Smith. The trailers for this film got me so hyped up that I just had to read the book. I went to about 5 online stores, including ebay and amazon, and imagine my surprise when I found out the shipping is even more then the damn book itself! $6-$7 to ship a used book is Ludicrous. So what did I do? Headed over to my local Target where I found the re-issue of the book for $5, after a 30% sale discount.

Back in college I bought ALL my books from half.com, and I don't recall shipping being as pricey as it is now. And don't even get me started on Video Game shipping. I sell alot of games, and know for a fact a standard DVD size game and case costs no more then $3 including the packaging. Yet most ebayers want up to $10 for shipping.

I'm going back to the old fashioned way of buying things, going to the REAL stores.