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Archive for February, 2008

Spice Up Your Life!

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

I think Allan and I are going to lose any scene cred we have but we both agreed in terms of audio, visuals, crowd response, size of crowd, and the actual performance, this was the best concert we had ever been to. It was a lot better than the Vegas show as there the audience was mostly 30 year olds. here for some reason a large part of the audience was high school girls, which made us both feel like dirty dirty old men.

Note to self: teenagers are psychotic for Victoria Beckham, which at least means the generation after us will finally bring sexy outfits back, something our generation seems to have completely cast off. Gigantic turtlenecks and neck beards and totally unflattering clothing seems to be the late 20’s/early 30’s fashion choices. Ick.

The best part of the concert was that no one took it seriously. Not the fans, and not the Spice Girls. There were covers ranging from Ru Paul’s “Supermodel” to “It’s Rainin’ Men.” “Celebrate” by Kool and the Gang to…I shit you not, “THE HUMPTY DANCE!” It was just a really good concert that reminded us that way too many bands take themselves and their work far more seriously than they should. There’s a reason this is the second biggest tour of 07-08 in terms of tickets and money brought in. Every single seat in the MCI Center was sold and it was the loudest happiest audience I have ever had the chance to see.

Also, best part of the concert was an actual on stage reference between both Geri and Mel B to a certain aging alternative Icon. Highlight of the night baby!

After the concert Allan and I grabbed some food then we went our seperate ways. I stopped home for a bit and headed back out about 2am or so and then came home at 5-5:30. I’m only like 3 hours of sleep but I feel totally awesome. The 19 year old me could die happy now.

A lot of fun folks. Just a lot of fun. It’s nice to see an entire generation really liking the band for their message and wacky antics in addition to the bubblegum pop. My ears however are dead. Not from the music, but the tens of thousands of screaming teenagers.

I have today off and I’ll be spending it fixing some stuff in the DHGF archive and playing some Dragon Warrior before my date tonight. Busy busy day ahead!

Review #163 (Numerical Scores Here, Nonnumerical variant will be at Diehardgamefan.com)

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Dungeon Explorer DS Box ArtDungeon Explorer: Warriors of the Ancient Arts (NDS)
Publisher: Konami
Developer: Hudson Soft
Genre: Action RPG
Release Date: 2/15/2008

This was a series I was surprised to see revived. The original game was for the almighty Turbo-Grafx 16 and hadten playable characters types (two are unlocked via passwords) and five player co-op action. It was ugly as sin, but it was pretty revolutionary. You can now get the original game on the Wii virtual console and it still supports five players at once.

There was also a version of the game released on the Sega CD, but compared to titles like Vay, Lunar, and Shining Force CD, Dungeon Explorer was overlooked by Sega CD owners in search of a quality RPG experience.

For some reason Hudson Soft has decided to revive this game as a next gen franchise, bringing the name in two wildly different versions to the DS and the PSP. Of course we never got the Bonk’s Adventure or Adventure Island remakes in the US from them, but this is a start.

In theory, it’s nice to finally have a multi-player action RPG on the DS. In reality, it all comes down to how good the game is. How does this version of Dungeon Explorer hold up?


Thanks Tick_Wonderdog

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Japanese “How to go to the bathroom for the first time” video.

It features furries, songs about urinating and crapping, a smiling singing turd, and so much more. WATCH IT!

What a day!

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

I got up early to get to work at 7 so I can get my flex time hours in before leaving early for Spice Girls. What ended up happening was me having to drive for an hour to falls Church from where I work. the kicker? Falls Church is 4 miles from where I work. The lights and drivers were that fucked up. I’m hoping this is a one time thing otherwise Maple Grove, MN is being kicked out of the top slot of “Worst Place I have Ever Driven.”

I have Acute Bronchitis. Oddly enough according to the doctor, even with this, my lungs and internals are in better shape than most healthy people. Rock on me. I’m on Mucinex and Zithromax for five days. Also, it appears my last name is now Lucerdy.

Spice Girls tonight! LOST tonight! Dungeon Explorer review tonight!

I finally got the PS3 to automatically go to 1080i/1080p last night. Jesus that thing is a bitch to program.

Oh. Funny story. With the medication of Zithromax, I’m supposed to eat a lot of food today as I’m taking double the amount today that I will for the rest of the time I’m on the meds. Hmm. Where could I go where I am guaranteed to eat a lot. Where oh where?

Top 20 US Cities according to Cooking Light Magazine

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

I’ve lived in three of the top five. Nice!

I can’t believe Milwaukee is in the top ten. Brats and beer and cheese = healthy? Baltimore, Atlanta and St. Louis were also shocks.

Middle of the Week

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Okay I’m mostly done Dungeon Explorer and I died for the first time last night. Game is decent. It’d probably be a 5.5 back under the numerical system. Review will be done this week.

Dragon Warrior Swords comes out for the Wii today. My order should be arriving this afternoon. Busy weekend!

Tomorrow is doctor in the morning and Spice Girls in the evening.

DHGF beta testing continues. I was crazy stressed Monday with what I saw, but I’ve been promised my issues will be fixed by Friday night, so I’m willing to trust there. as long as the real site isn’t live, I’m fine with that.

New Achewood book is coming, but Onstad removed the entire Great Outdoor Fight section. Boo.

Obama won both states last week. People are saying Texas and Ohio are must wins for Clinton if she wants to remain viable. Of course the same holds true for Obama. They are two major states for crying out loud.

Interesting News Day

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Merger between Delta and Northwest = huge rise in flight costs

Lindsay Lohan - Marilyn Monroe you are not. Plus…saggy boobies. needless to say, this is NSFW, albeit what little nudity there is, is tasteful. Wait, Lohan and tasteful? Hmmm. That doesn’t sound right.

Castro Resigns!

US to continue to pushin Cuba for no real reason other than we are dicks

Broadway tickets for cheap

Three Day Work Week

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Should be a busy, but fun week. I’m looking forward to the concert and I have a blind date on Friday, so hurrah. (Cross your fingers for hot and sane folks!)

It’s too bad yesterday started out so beautifully. It was 70 something when I took the rabbits to lunch, but by 1pm, it started to get cloudy. Then it got cold and rainy. Ah well.

Dungeon Explorer on the DS is…mediocre. It’s not bad. It’s fun and addictive. But it’s basically Diablo merged with Gauntlet. Nothing to really write home about.

Toshiba offically killed HD DVD. Ah well, after watching both Beerfest and Fifth Element in Blu-Ray now, I can honestly say it’s a weaker picture. But that’s the general consumer base for you.

Feeling a lot better today, but I’m still going to call and set up a doctor appointment. Not much cough left in me, but I still want to make sure I’m 100% over this shit.

GPS Signal too Low

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Before I begin - holy shit did my wireless keyboard rape that previous post. All beter now though.

Sarurday was fun. I got up at 7am to get air in the tires and bunny proof the house while I was away. I drove from here to Philly in about 2.5 hours. Not a bad drive in all, but it had ben so long since I’d driven for that much of a stretch, that my right buttcheek fell asleep. Oy.

We found the Best Western City Center hotel okay, but then when we got there, they had somehow messed up our reservation from two rooms with a double each into one room with two double beds. After an hour, we finally got things straightened out.

I took Heather and Vlad to the Reading terminal market for lunch. They both went to Delliah’s, which is best known for its owner murdering Bobby Flay in a Mac & Cheese battle. I had a cheese steak from Rick’s, which I fine to be better than either Pat’s or Geno’s. Then we dicked around the Itallian Market, the Reading Terminal market and eventualy South Street. I didn’t have any need to pick anything up, but man did Heather and Vlad find a lot of CD’s and food to take home.

We ran into Ian at Ferrett’s, the goth record store in Philly, and then we went back to the hotel to shower and change. and prep for the ball.

The ball itself was amazing. Steve and Donna (Ego Likeness) had an excellent set. And One was well, they were And One, which meant either good or bad depending on the song,b ut the crowd was so energized and alive for them, which was awesome. Heather had a quick scare she wasn’t on guest list, but that was resolved quickly.

Note to self - find out where Joanna Costantine normally DJ’s and visit her club. her sets were very Slimelight remiscient with a lot of cybergothy shit.

Note to self 2 - Philly has an all Cybergoth night the first Friday of every month. How how I miss that sort of thing.

Lots of eye candy, ran into some people I knew, got complemented on my looks and outfit by people I didn’t know and had a pretty good time for the most part.

We got back to the hotel about 3am. Vlad and I walked to a Wawa and had a horrible Wawa sub experience where we waited for ten minutes for our subs and then they finally told us “Oh. We’re out of Steak meat.” Sigh.

Sunday was laid back. Just eate food, saw a few quick things and came home. Nothing really to speak of there.

Good time in all, and a nice test of the GPS across state lines, even if it did whine thesecond we went into a tunnel or parking garage or heavily wooded area or…you get the picture.

Busy Weekend!

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Hope everyone is enjoying their President’s Day! It’s in the 70’s here and I love it!

I got up this morning at 9 and besides checking on the errors we are having with the DHGF soft launch, I took my bunnies into the vet, which is about 20 miles away. An hour appointment and $250 later, everything was pronounced good to go. Both need a bit of a diet though, and they aren’t allowed to have carots aymore because of the high level of calcium in them, but they remarked that my bunnies were happy and healthy, and once again Mr. Chewie Biteums was proclaimed to have the best coat of fur out of any rabbit EVER!

I’ll write about the wackiness of the entire Dracula’s Ball weekend later today. Needless to say though, it was a great time overall.

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