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Feb. 23rd, 2009 | 05:57 pm

I will never play Resident Evil 5, the series got off to a wrong foot with me all those years ago, when I had to push left to go right, and down to go forward.  Also, having to watch doors open for 20 seconds every time you went into a new room on the first one, did wonders to kill my desire to have anything to do with it.  So I'm posting this only because I really miss me some Gogo Yubari.

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Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and the Damned

Feb. 17th, 2009 | 11:22 pm

I've only put about two hours into it, but I love it.  I read a review where the guy hated the lead character and the story.  So far I like both.  Maybe it's because of how much I liked Sons of Anarchy (which this is a lot and I mean a lot like) that I find it a little more compelling than a story about a European immigrant.  I spent a lot of the two hours going around my clubhouse murdering members of my group, which oddly gets the cops inside the building at a record pace (I guess to prevent you from constantly doing this.)

What's cool is that your fellow members earn experience everytime they are out on a mission with you.  If one happens to die, you get a lacky to take his place.  There's a memorial wall where you can mourn your lost friends, so it's my goal of course to fill the whole damn thing up.  Doing a good job too, since I usually come home with only a 1/3rd of who took off with me.

The motorcycles are now a piece of cake to ride, with it almost impossible to fall off now, definitely something that needed to be done or you'd never reach your destination.  There's new weapons, but the only ones I've used so far are the molotov cocktail which I squandered away and the sawed off shotgun which is terrific.  Guess there's a new revolver that you pretty much can beat the game with alone, since it's one shot and the opponent is dead.

I have only two complaints so far.  First off I do wish that it was a disc that you installed.  I guess if I pay $20 for something, I want a physical copy of it.  Then again, digital is the way of the future so I better get use to it.  Second one might not of even been noticed on my part, if I hadn't played the original GTA IV this weekend and for the first time saw how stunning it was in HD.  So I was a little disappointed when a grain was added onto the graphics, to I guess get it a grimy look.  All I see it doing, is making the game look SD and it's no more the visual orgrasm that it was.

Who knows if the thing it worth $20, I can't make that judgement yet.  They say the storyline is only about eight hours long, but there are 25 gang wars to win, and new races.  Also 50 more seagulls to kill, which I think I'm staying away from this time since that took up way too much of my life before, only for the game to not give me my helicopter like it was suppose to.  It would be nice if the new weapons and the new vehicles (haven't really seen any of the vehicles yet other than a couple of trucks) could be ported over to the original in case I ever want to play through the story again, alas they weren't.  I guess there's supposed to be one more DLC at the end of the year (since Rockstar delays stuff work than Working Designs that probably means next summer) it's good to see them milking a lot from this game.  I just hope they are working on a full fledged game, because I really am getting kind of bored with Liberty City.  That might be why I'm not entirely excited the GTA: Chinatown Wars for the DS, because once again LC is where you're at.

Hopefully tomorrow I can get a lot more time in, waiting an hour for it to download took some precious time away.  Locking myself somehow out of my room today to where I had to have my dad break the door off the wall didn't help either, but that's another story.

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Feb. 8th, 2009 | 12:35 am

It was an awesome race, and in typical restrictor plate fashion Jamie got screwed at the end.  Holy shit though, I am really fucking hopeful.

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The Inside Joke Saga continues...

Feb. 3rd, 2009 | 10:44 pm

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Stupid dream

Feb. 3rd, 2009 | 08:33 am

Figured I'd write this down before I forget.

Basically I was still on my diversion and got pulled over for driving with no insurance.  Since Michael Peloquin was still my lawyer, I ended up with a sentence of 6 years in prison.  For some reason I was able to bring my plasma, and I shared a cell with fat Steve and a really cute girl.  Also meals were brought to us, so that eliminated me having to socialize with the scary prisoners.  I tried looking at the benefits of staying in jail for six years, which included losing a lot of weight and that blu-ray players would be cheap then (if they were even still around.)  Still, despite the fact that I really had a good situation going I wrote a letter to my lawyer asking how in the hell he managed to get me a prison sentence for something simple.

A couple of days later he came around saying he'd get me out immediately if I worked for him.  Not knowing what this work consisted of, I agreed.  He was good to his deal so I rode away from prison with him where he told me he was a drug dealer, and he needed me to help his associate get rid of his main competition.  We met up with a guy who looked a lot like Hulk Hogan (it was a dream, so it probably was him.)  The lawyer drove us over to the drug dealer's house and we then walk into the house acting like we wanted some drugs.  Only then did Hogan kill the guy, while I grabbed up what evidence that could link us to the crime like security tapes.  After that we called my lawyer back and told him to met us down the street.  Once we got there we started negotiating what my pay would be, while at the same time I wondered why in the hell I pulled myself out of a mild situation in prison, only to now be working as an enforcer.  

Then the alarm went off.

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I'm warning myself for caring

Feb. 2nd, 2009 | 01:49 am

Everytime I give a shit about Kurt Warner I get fucked.

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Jan. 29th, 2009 | 10:53 pm

I CAN NOT STOP WATCHING 80's COMMERCIALS!!!  I even found a simple way to save all Youtube videos in a .mp4 file, so they are actually decent quality.

Just saw a commercial for the Hogan Family.  Often times over the last several years a memory or two would pop in my head about this show and Sandy Duncan, and now I'm relieved somehow that I now know what it is.

Also forgot how awesome the theme song to My Two Dads was.

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Karl Malone loves fried chicken

Jan. 27th, 2009 | 06:26 am

First off this is awesome.  Awesome if he comes out as Ricky the Ram that is.  If he just comes out as Mickey Rourke and jobs out Chris Jericho, then I'm likely to be pissed.

Speaking of wrestling I watched Royal Rumble last night, and it was probably the best PPV they'd put on in years.  I was hoping Christian would finally show up and reveal himself as the one who's been fucking with Jeff Hardy, but it looks like it's Matt Hardy since he turned heel on him and cost him the title to Edge.  Sometimes booking seems so easy to me, yet they always seem to fuck it up.  Last night on RAW for example where Stephanie had Shane McMahon come out to deal with Randy Orton being a shit head.  To me it would be logical to have Shane turn heel on Stephanie since her and Vince ousted him from running RAW and the fact that it makes sense that he would join a stable that's about second generation superstars.  Instead though they had him beat the shit out of Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, and Ted DiBiase with the worst looking punches in history.  Literally half of them were 3 inches away from Orton's face, yet he sold them like Mike Tyson was beating him down. Having a 40 year old non wrestler beating down the three people who dominated the Royal Rumble, and then even having him beat down like four other wrestlers is never a good idea.  So where the PPV had me feeling good that things once again might be turning around, the next night seeing it's McMahon vs wrestler storyline for the 30th time in 10 years erases that.  That and Vince wants all this shows to now have a PG rating instead of TV-14, so I expect the shows to totally be dumbed down.  It'd be one thing if there were entertaining gimmicks like in the 80's, but with a show full of wresters with no personality it could get bad.  Things have already started with them changing the name of "One Night Stand" to "Extreme Rules."

Watched Hancock and Righteous Kill the other night.  Hancock I really, really liked.  Granted I like everyone else thought it was weird that a comedy got serious for the last 1/3rd of the movie, but at the same time I don't see how so many people could hate the movie.  Righteous Kill on the otherhand was a boring piece of shit, even more so since I figured out a major plot twist 20 minutes into the movie.  

Monday I came down with this bullshit sinus infection that Mullet and then my dad came down with.  I felt like crap, but really not so crappy that I couldn't work.  But my iPod that morning locked up on me, and I couldn't get it working.  Without anything to listen to, I knew work would be unbareable.  So I got ready to call in, and then remembered my boss had the day off.  So there went that idea.  Also since it was going to ice I wanted no part of the road, but I went in anyways.  I worked for like an hour and then went to another supervisor and told her I was leaving at 1 pm because I felt like shit.  As usual I had no problem.  I'm too the point where I really hate the work I'm doing, but I am thankful to have a job with this much flexibility.  Got home and did manage to get my iPod working, at the lost of all the music I had.  So off to downloading all the music I lost once again.  By this time I was feeling worse, so I fell asleep around 3 and didn't wake up until 10.  Since my sleeping schedule was screwed, and since the roads were still bad I skipped out on work again.  In the process my fever led me to shaving my beard.  I actually like the results and might keep this look for awhile.

So I'm going to end up only working three and a half days this week, but it still seems like a long time.  I just want Friday to get here...actually the whole weekend since it looks like we're going to have a get together for Super Bowl (at least it was discussed when we were at the Port on Friday.)  Until then though in my free time I'll continue the Youtubing and watching mediocre movies like "Jumper."  Actually it's not that bad of a movie, despite once again being critically panned.

Jake has a weakness for car commecials, and I commercials from the 80's.  Today I got lucky and came across a user who has posted hours and hours of them.  I was bored earlier, but not so much anymore.

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Habla se dizzy

Jan. 22nd, 2009 | 07:42 pm

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A Scene At the Sea

Jan. 20th, 2009 | 11:39 pm

...or the hour and a half movie that I watched in an hour.

I learned a long time ago that the one thing you have to put up with in Kitano movies are an endless amount  of scenes where not one damn thing happens.  Often it's the characters staring at something, or just walking around.  I can see the artistic value in it, and most of the time I don't mind.  Tonight though I didn't feel like putting up with it.

I wasn't expecting something exciting, but I really didn't think I would be bored out of my skull.  I guess when the two lead characters are a deaf guy, and a girl that might as well be the excitement is impossible.  The movie was cute I suppose, but the decent scenes were far and few.  So I fast forwarded through most of it, and actually found out I can read subtitles at a sped up speed as well, but since there was probably 20 minutes of dialogue I didn't have to worry about it.

I'd say this was probably the only Kitano movie I didn't like, but seeing as it was one of his first I can't be too hard on the film.  At least I don't feel bad about waiting three weeks to watch it though.

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