Thursday, August 31, 2006

Japan: 10 days and counting...

Ok. So many of you know that I ran the Pokemon League at Compleat Games & Hobbies... well, I started the dern thing! And, in the process, I became a pokemaniac myself. Yeah... it sucks. (laughs)

So I NEED to go to the Pokemon Center in Tokyo. Yup, they made an actual Pokemon Center!

And here's some Poke-links for your Poke-day.

Pokemon Elite 2000



Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Who Are You?

Personally, I'm more Wario... without the evil...

Japan: 12 days and counting...

While getting things prepared to get ready to go to Japan on September 9th, I came across some sites I would like to share:

Tokyo Pocket Guide to the Ginza

So anywhoo... been getting maps marked, guesthouses and hostels confirmed, itinerary settled, and money ready to convert to Yen. I can honestly say that it has been DAMN hard to get to sleep these past few nights.

When we get to Japan, I am going to try to get on the free internet wireless that our guesthouses provide and post thoughts and the like when I can. This page will have the link to get to that site at the very top.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Real-Life Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan!

This is so cool.

Life imates DS games. This NHK news broadcast shows a group of Ouendan-like cheerleaders from Kwansei Gakuin University in Hyogo who are encouraging the down-and-out.

Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan! is a DS rhythm game in which a troupe of male cheerleaders help out the underdogs. Likewise, these college students are supporting people such as Osamu Kuwazaki, a forty year-old salaryman still unable to find a wife. To find the encouragement he needs, Kuwazaki listened to the cheerleaders bang drums, scream and watched the female rah-rah girls do high kicks.

(from Kotaku)

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Favorite Movies

Going on the line that Derek's newest podcast (podcast 11) goes on. Personally, I cannot say that I can put more than three movies of any genre on here. There's lots of good movies... but we're talking favorites here. And I cannot put 'Foreign' as a category since the sheer number of movies from other countries are making their way into theatres is rising daily. This list also includes 'guilty favorites'.

*The Ring - this was just good scary. Little to no blood and gore... it was just scary.


*Batman Begins
*X-Men 2
*Superman Returns

*Raiders of the Lost Ark
*Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

*The Matrix (the first movie)
*Star Trek IV

*Geisha Boy - And it's probably because I like Japan and Jerry
*Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Drama (given that I hate dramas):
*Bin-jip ('3-Iron' in the USA)
*Stalag 17

*Adventures of Mark Twain (claymation)
*Nanny McPhee

*Jesus Christ Superstar
*My Fair Lady

*The Emperor's New Groove
*My Neighbor Totoro
*Howl's Moving Castle

All-time favorite (like Best Movie in the Oscars... it can be any genre):
*Night at the Opera

Keep in mind that I may like other movies, but these are my favorites. They may be bad movies to some, but if I want to watch these movies over and over... and even own them... then they're my favorites.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Collin does it again!

He finds just the best stuff, man.

Today he found this great video the "instructs" the correct procedure for Japanese things. It's all very funny with (unfortunately) lots of inside jokes that you would only get if you knew that it was supposed to be funny or know the customs. Some of it is real... much of it is exaggeration or double-meanings or out-right lies.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Figurines... damn. Not another collectible thing...

I love the live-action comic of REPROGRAPHICS (besides the fact that it's done in my old hometown of Boulder, Colorado).

Well, he posted a comic last week of a product called the 'Dunny'. I had heard of these before and had considered picking them up. I'm incredibly interested in the vinyl collectible figurines of graphic artists.

GAH! Why did he have to make them look so appealing!?! GOTTA CATCH... er... COLLECT THEM ALL!

Oooh... I wonder what things they have in Japan that are similar. We'll see in a few weeks, now, won't we?

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

How da hell does di ting woyk?

I'm going to be trying to connect to blogger this week and post a few blog-things from my Pocket PC so that when I got to Japan I can let you all know about some of our goings on. I don't think there is a way I can upload pictures from my digital camera without a real computer... but we can save the pictures for another time and place.

Leaving on September 9th!

Monday, August 14, 2006

They announced it!!!

The second season of the new Doctor Who will be on Sci-Fi starting September 29th! Do the happy dance!

Friday, August 11, 2006

Hi. I'm a Wii... and I'm a PS3.

My wife's book of poetry is almost out!

We got in the two free copies just last night... i'm so excited for her. Here's the Amazon info.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Monday, August 07, 2006

Monday Music

Muse - Knights of Cydonia

Bask in the kitch-iness of the warming glow of TV's warming glow.