Monday, November 22, 2010

Math Blaster!

Question, how do you know how hardcore a game is? The amount of violence? The number of polygons? No! You judge it by what the highest difficulty setting is.  Now, normally a game would stop at 10.  The band Spinal Tap was daring enough to go up to 11.  But MATH BLASTER?  Well, Math Blaster goes up to Mother F***ing 12! TWELVE!

You control Blasternaut, whose friend Spot gets kidnapped by the Trash Alien! And there's only one possible way to rescue him: adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing your way across the galaxy!  (And cleaning up litter along the way...stupid trash aliens always dirtying up the cosmos with their garbage).

Math Blaster is every bit as educational as it is a fun game.  Two thumbs up!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Lite Brite


Lite-Brite is an electric toy introduced by Hasbro that allows lit pictures to be created.

Lite-Brite allows the artist to create a "glowing" picture by placing multi-colored translucent plastic pegs through opaque black paper. The light from an illuminated light bulb  is blocked by the black paper except where the pegs conduct the light. When lit, the pegs have an appearance similar to that of LEDs. Most Lite-Brite toys come with a series of pre-prepared patterns. Classic patterns include the "Wizard of Light" (a picture of a wizard with the "Lite-Brite" name above), and the clown. In the last few years, the Lite-Brite has gone through a major make-over into a sleeker, flat-screen version of its classic self.

P.S. It now comes in an iPhone App.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Crazy Bones

Crazy Bones

GoGo's Crazy Bones (also referred to as Crazy Bones or GoGo's) are small, collectible figurines that became popular fad during the 1990s.

Crazy Bones was inspired by a children's game played in Ancient Greece and Rome called 'Astragal' (Knucklebones), where children played a similar game using sheep's knucklebones. This ancient pastime is also known as Tabas. Games played are reminiscent of marbles and jacks. Crazy Bones is a modern version of this game, played with characters molded from plastic. There are hundreds of individual characters, each character having a unique face and name. Each series has a number of 'rare' pieces that are sought after by collectors and are sold on numerous websites for many times their original value.

A small company at the time of inception, Crazy Bones became a popular fad in the late 90s. The product was aggressively marketed to children, and promotional events took place in scout meetings, club groups, fairs, and shows, where free sample packs were distributed. Toy demos have also taken place in SkyDome, where children were given free packs and taught how to play Crazy Bones. Nearly four million free packs have been distributed. Crazy Bones secured a number of high-profile partners, including McDonald's, which included the product as Happy Meal toys nationwide. These Crazy Bones were significantly larger than the normal toys, possibly to reduce risk of choking among young children.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Ring Pops

What's that on her hand? Is it a ring? Is it candy? It's F***KING BOTH!!

Ring Pop is a brand of fruit flavored lollipops that usually come in a ring shape that you can wear on your hand/fingers like a ring.  Traditionally, they come in 6 flavors: cotton candy, cherry bubble gum, water- melon, blue raspberry, strawberry and star grazer grape.  Ring Pops are manufactured by Topps.

It's not surprising that they are famous amongst not just children but teenagers and even adults as well.  I mean, come on, IT'S CANDY YOU CAN WEAR.  The only other thing in the same category as Ring Pops are Candy Necklaces, and those don't taste half as good.

These days, Ring Pops are making a comeback thanks to famous celebrities and hipsters who love to wear the candy ironically.  They are often worn as accessories by stars like Lindsay Lohan, and Madonna. Ring Pop graced the finger of singer Fergie in her Fergalicious music video. Nick Cannon renewed vows with Mariah Carey using a RingPop. 

In early 2010, Bazooka Candy Brands, the makers of the iconic Ring Pop, gifted Swarovski-encrusted Ring Pops to recently engaged A-listers Katy Perry, Kristen Bell, and Carrie Underwood. Each signature Ring Pop created for the brides-to-be was bedazzled with 50 Swarovski crystals! These guys sure know how to publicize their product.

Special Ring Pops are made for some holidays. Easter Ring Pops use the traditional plastic ring but replace the jewel shaped hard candy with Chicks or Bunnies. Erotic shaped Ring Pops are manufactured and sold for Valentine's Day. The most well known Ring Pop seasonal ring is on Groundhogs Day, where they make ring pops that are in the shape and look of a Groundhog. Most people have come to call the flavor "Klystia".

Keep an eye out for the Ring Pop at 1:43 and see if you can spot  one anywhere else!

Mmm...She can suck my Ring Pop anyday.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


The original! Version 1

The Tamagotchi (たまごっち Tamagotchi?) is a handheld digital pet created in Japan by Akihiro Yokoi of WiZ Co. Ltd., and Aki Maita of Bandai Co. Ltd. It was first sold by Bandai in 1996 in Japan. Over 70,000,000 Tamagotchis have been sold world-wide as of 2008. Most Tamagotchis are housed in a small egg-shaped computer with an interface usually consisting of three buttons, although the number of buttons may vary for different variations.

According to Bandai, the name is a portmanteau combining the Japanese word "たまご" (tamago), which means "egg", and the English word "watch" (as in timepiece). Consequently, the name is romanized as "Tamagotch" without the "i" in Japan. At the end of most Tamagotchi character's names, excluding some newer characters like Makiko, is 'tchi' or 'っち' in Japanese.

If the Jonas Brothers love them, that's good enough for me.
Upon removing the tag of a Tamagotchi unit, an egg will appear on the screen. After setting the Tamagotchi unit's clock, the Tamagotchi will hatch after several seconds, after which the player will be told of its gender and will be given the opportunity to give it a name, which can be 5 to 8 characters in length. From then on, the player is given the task of raising the Tamagotchi to good health throughout its life and attending to its needs, such as feeding it, playing games to make the Tamagotchi happy and keep it at a healthy weight, cleaning up its excrement, punishing or praising the Tamagotchi based on its actions, returning it to proper health with medicine if it gets sick, and shutting off the lights when it goes to bed. If the Tamagotchi is left uncared for, it will soon result in the death of the Tamagotchi.

As time passes, the Tamagotchi will evolve through various stages (Baby, Toddler/Child, Teenager, Adult, and Senior), the results varying based on the gender of the Tamagotchi, its current generation, and on the player's actions. A Tamagotchi that has been cared for well enough will result in a better and a well-mannered Tamagotchi, while excessive poor care will instead result in a Tamagotchi that requires much more attention and often does not behave well. Upon reaching a specific age and friendship level with another Tamagotchi, the player's Tamagotchi will be able to mate with another Tamagotchi of the opposite gender, usually arranged by an elderly Tamagotchi known as "the Matchmaker" or "Mrs. Busybody". Once the two Tamagotchis mate successfully, the female produces two infant Tamagotchis, one which is kept by the father, and the other by the mother. After 24 hours pass, the parent leaves the baby, starting a brand new generation.

Recent Tamagotchis, such as the Connection series, are able to communicate wirelessly with other Tamagotchis to develop friendships, exchange gifts, and compete in several different types of games.

History of the Tamagotchi

Gotta catch em all? Wait, thats not right...

Friday, November 5, 2010

Fanny Packs!

All the cool kids wear them!

The fanny pack (US, Canada), belt pack (US), belly bag (US), Buffalo pouch (US), hip sack (US), hip pack (UK), bum bag (UK, Canada, Oceania), or moon bag (South Africa) is a small fabric pouch secured with a zipper and worn at the waist by a strap around the hips or waist.

They come in so many varied colors!
The name "fanny pack" is derived from the fact that they were traditionally worn facing the rear above the buttocks, for which fanny is a slang term in America. Despite the name, many do not wear fanny packs on their rear because they are easier to pick pocket and harder to access. In the United Kingdom and Anglophone Oceania, the term "bum bag" or "belt bag" is used, since the word "fanny" means vulva, rather than buttocks, in those countries.

Fanny packs reached the peak of their popularity in the late 1980s and early- to mid-1990s. Today, however, fanny packs are considered unfashionable in some countries.[vague] "Weird Al" Yankovic, for instance, associates the wearing of fanny packs in his song "White & Nerdy." Many consider the fanny pack a sure mark for an out-of-place tourist, invoking the traditional tourist stereotypes known around the world.

Keep an eye out for the fanny pack at 2:02

Who knew fanny packs could be sexy?
The handiness and ease of opening of fanny packs has also resulted in them being used as holsters for storing loaded handguns. Many manufacturers make fanny packs that are designed for concealed carry.

For some, their resurrection is a form of ironic retro fashion. In this way, the fanny pack has made something of a comeback among youth in recent years, this time termed a pouch, or less commonly Buffalo pouch. Many top designers such as The North Face, Gucci, Prada, Coach, Marc Jacobs, and Louis Vuitton have taken the opportunity to resurrect and redesign the fanny pack.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

1979 by the Smashing Pumpkins

This song takes me back to simpler times.  :)

"1979" is a song by the American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. Released in 1996 as the second single from their third studio album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, "1979" was written by frontman Billy Corgan, and features loops and samples that were uncharacteristic of previous Smashing Pumpkins songs. The song was popular with critics and fans; Allmusic's Amy Hanson called it a "somewhat surprising hit". The song was nominated for the Record of the Year and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal at the Grammy Awards, and won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Alternative Video.

The video follows a day in the life of disaffected suburban teenagers driving around in a Dodge Charger. It is based on a concept Corgan created, featuring an idealized version of teenage life, while also trying to capture the feeling of being bored as a teenager. Originally, Corgan wanted a scene of violence, in which the convenience store was trashed by the teens at the end of the video, but Dayton and Faris convinced him to go for something more tame. Aside from Corgan appearing throughout the video in the backseat of a car, the other band members had bit parts in the video; James Iha appears as a convenience store clerk and as the guitarist for the band in the party scene, D'arcy Wretzky as an irate neighbour, and Jimmy Chamberlin as a policeman and as the drummer for the band in the party scene. Band manager "Gooch" plays Jimmy's partner.

Upon finishing the video shoot, the band flew to New York to perform. However, all tapes of the footage were accidentally left sitting on top of a car, and were lost as the driver departed. The group later flew back to reshoot the entire video again.

The "1979" video was highly acclaimed. It won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Alternative Video in 1996. It was one of Canadian cable television music channel MuchMusic's Countdown number-one videos of 1996. Billy Corgan considers it the Pumpkins' best video, calling it "the closest we've ever come to realizing everything we wanted

Sunday, October 31, 2010


In preparation for Halloween, I have a spooky classic for you all!

Goosebumps is a series of children's horror fiction novels created and authored by R. L. Stine.  There is also a television show based on the book series.

The primary protagonists of a Goosebumps story is often situated in a remote location or somehow isolated from typical societal conventions. This can be as simplistic as comfortable suburban areas, or as exaggerated as boarding schools, foreign villages, campsites, unfamiliar relatives' homes or oversea areas. Books frequently feature characters who either recently moved to a new neighborhood (Piano Lessons Can Be Murder, It Came From Beneath the Sink) or are on vacation with friends or relatives (the Monster Blood books, How to Kill a Monster, The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb). The books in the Goosebumps series usually feature semi-homogenous plot structures with normal kids being, frequently indirectly, involved in scary situations; chapters end in cliffhangers, and after the central conflict has either been or appears to have been resolved, there is often a twist ending. Following the conclusion of every Goosebumps book, Stine includes a one to three chapter preview of the next book in the series.

Season 2, Episode 1: The Haunted Mask
(full episode)

Hope you all have a great Halloween!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bill Nye The Science Guy

Bill Nye the Science Guy was an educational television program that originally aired from September 10, 1993, to February 20, 1998, hosted by Bill Nye and produced by Walt Disney Educational Services. The show aired on PBS Kids and was also syndicated to local stations. It still airs on some PBS stations as an educational program for in-school use. Each of the 100 episodes aims to teach a specific topic in science to a preteen audience. The show is frequently used in schools.

Bill Nye the Science Guy has been likened to a modern Mr. Wizard. Bill's TV persona is a tall and slender scientist wearing a blue lab coat and a bow-tie. He mixes the serious science of everyday things with fast-paced action and humor. Each show begins with Bill walking onto the set, called "Nye Labs", which is filled with scientific visuals (including many "of science" contraptions announced dramatically, such as "The slingshots of Science!") relevant to the topic of the show. Most episodes contain a mock song parody and music video in the "Soundtrack of Science" by "Not That Bad Records", substituting a scientific roundup of the episode for the lyrics to a popular song. Each show ends with Bill explaining his departure in a clever description of an activity on topic. The credits sometimes rolled next to a series of outtakes from the episode.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Are You Afraid of the Dark? is a television show that revolves around a group of teenagers who referred to themselves as "The Midnight Society". Every week, at a secret location in the woods, one member would tell a scary story to the group. The actual story, rather than the telling, was displayed to the television viewer. The story was shown between the group's arrival at the site and their departure. Each storyteller would begin their story by saying "Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society, I call this story..." at which point they would toss out a handful of regular sugar[1](which the characters referred to as "midnight dust") from a leather pouch into a campfire to heighten the flames and produce an eerie white smoke. The storyteller would continue by announcing its title (The Tale of...).

The themes of the stories usually revolves around a variety of paranormal phenomena, such as ghosts, goblins, magic, Dragons, haunted houses, magical curses, aliens, witches and the like coming into contact with normal teenagers. Usually, the episodes were either filmed in the woods, in abandoned houses, or in public places like schools or libraries.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Grab Bag Volume 2: Theme Songs (Teenagers with Attitude)

This post is dedicated to awesome kids saving the world!

Earth! Fire! Wind! Water! Heart!

Alpha! Recruit a team of teenagers with attitude!
(The only embeddable version available on Youtube. Blame the fascists)
Season one can be found here:

Digivolve...into CHAMPION!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Grab Bag! Volume 1. Stay a while and listen!

Today I'm going to try something new.

I have no idea what this is called.

Dunk-a-Roos is a product from Betty Crocker (General Mills). It was first launched in 1988. It consisted of a snack-sized box that contained kangaroo-shaped cookies and either chocolate or vanilla frosting used as a dipping sauce. The cookies, which are cinnamon, honey graham, or chocolate chip in flavor, are meant to be dunked into the frosting before eaten and come in different shapes (biplane, bicycle, hot air balloon and the mascot's head). Usual frosting flavors include chocolate (with chocolate chip or honey graham cookies) and vanilla (with cinnamon cookies), and vanilla can also contain rainbow sprinkles.

Car Carpet City!

Aawwwww yeah, Diablo up in this bi***.  For those not in the know, Diablo is a dark fantasy-themed action role-playing game released by Blizzard Entertainment on January 2, 1997.  The quote you see on the right was a famous phrase uttered by the NPC (Non-player character) Deckard Cain.  Deckard Cain was a wizened old fellow choc-full of wisdom from ages passed who was nice at identifying items in a pinch.  Problem was every time you needed him to identify or ID something, he'd ask to you listen to him babble about lore and other crap. Who had time for that sh** when there were skeletons and demons and sh** to kill? Not me.

But wait, there's more!

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So as you can see, today's post was a little bit different from the older ones.  I'm thinking of making all my future posts like this but I need your input.  What do you guys think?  Should I focus on an in-depth discussion of one particular topic or more succinct descriptions of multiple subjects?

P.S. Don't forget to vote in the poll!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Goldeneye 007

You know what I'm talking about.

Bungee jumping from the dam, Facility, Aztec Complex, Egyptian Temple, the PP7, the Golden Gun, Moonraker Laser, remote mines, dinner-jackets, f***ing scientists,  Oddjob, and sweet sweet Natalya...

...ahhhh memories!

The original, the classic, the legend!  Goldeneye for the N64 IS, undoubtedly one of the best first-person shooters ever created. Modern Warfare 2? F*** Modern Warfare 2.  Halo? Goldeneye wipes its a** with Halo.

This game had it all.  The single player was complex and completely immersed you in the role of James Bond.  The multi-player mode created a paradigm for all future first-person shooters to follow.  And let's not forget that baller a** music.  You know what I'm talking about.


Brb, hooking up my N64.  If you've got some free time, you can keep yourselves busy by reenacting scenes from the game.  Trust me, you'll get all the ladies.

Update: Nintendo is doing a remake of Goldeneye (WITH ONLINE MULTIPLAYER) for the Wii and it's expected to hit stores around November.  Be on the lookout!

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Awww yeeah, it's about to get real intense in here.
What exactly is a Warhead, you ask?
Let's ask little Opie here.

Yeah, its kinda like that.

If you're trying to figure out what it is that could possibly do this to a young child, you probably spent your childhood on Mars.  Or your parents despised you enough to never buy you some of these suckers.  Either way, I truly feel sorry for you.

Warheads is a brand of hard sour candy that is popular amongst young schoolchildren around the world and especially in the United States. They are notorious for being sour as hell.  Do not be deceived by their small size.

Let's take a look at what the f*** is inside these miniature warheads that explode in your not like that.  According to Wikipedia:
Warheads derive their strong sour flavor primarily from malic acid which is applied as a coating to the outside of the small, hard candies.  The intense sour flavor fades after about 20 to 40 seconds. The hard candy itself contains the somewhat less sour ascorbic acid and citric acid. At the center of the hard candies is a small pocket of more malic acid.
Holy crap, these things have acid in them. That totally explains everything.  Not only does it contain acid, but this candy is actually acid covered in more acid with acid sprinkled on and packed with more acid.   And they sell this to little kids?  I bet the CIA is behind this...Anyways, back on topic.  Apparently there is some masochistic competition that goes on in schools to see who can eat the most warheads.

This guy's a little old to be considered a schoolkid, but still, I applaud his efforts.  Can you do any better?

Monday, October 4, 2010

This song.

I have nothing witty to say today. All I have for you is this song.
You nostalgia, you lose.

Fun Fact: The originally lyrics originally contained the phrase "If I were green I would die."

Friday, October 1, 2010

Saved by the Bell

Saved by the bell was a 90's sitcom that aired between 1989 and 1993.  I think what this show is remembered for most is the impeccable fashion sense and style of the students of Bayside High School.  Ahh...the 90's....Anyways, before I get too nostalgic, let's take a look at these bad*ss mofos.

The closest thing the 90's had to a Neil-Patrick Harris was Cool Incarnate Zack Morris.
Let's see you pull off all those bright colors.
*fap fap fap* Ohhh...Kelly Kapowski... *fap fap fap* Wait...what was I supposed to be doing...

According to my psychic reading, Screech, is the character you can most relate to.

Historical Fact: Only 3 men in the history of the universe have been able to pull off the jheri curl/mullet: Michael Jackson, AC Slater, and Eazy motherf***'n E

Where are they now?  Well if we cross our fingers, we may be able to see a reunion hosted by Jimmy Fallon.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I'll be posting some good old fashioned nostalgia up in hurrrrr. Hope you all enjoy.

Today's item of nostalgia: POGS!

Hot damn son, if you grew up in America in the 90's, you remember these suckas.  Pogs were a fad popular in the mid-90's amongst young school kids.  They look bad*ss, right? You want to know how to play, right?  Let me explain this shi* to you squares in the house tonight.

How to play:
-You take a larger heavier disk, called a Slammer, and you slam it onto a stack of lighter, thinner disks (the pogs).  Whichever one lands face up, you get to keep.  Then your opponent gets his turn, and you continue back and forth till all the pogs are gone.

 Some Hardcore Slammers

 And...That's it!  Simple right?  Now that you know the basics, grab your best slammer and finest collection of pogs and meet me in the school parking lot in 15.  We 'bout to get down, and don't go cryin' to your mama cuz we playin' for keeps!