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our morning was all about death and pornography. we'd make the most perfect little goths.

Writer's Block: Happy, happy, joy, joy
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Which song makes you happy every time you hear it, and why?


i always liked "it's a beautiful morning" by the Rascals. i remember hearing it often on the oldies radio station i listened to often as a youth, and one time i was watching Murphy Brown and it played during the opening credits. i defy you NOT to be happy and soothed while listening to this song. listening to this song makes me imagine i am going down a steep hill on a bike on a sunny day in the bahamas and the wind is rushinig through my hair and i don't have a care in the world. /end lame


fit of nostalgia
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i was going through a bin of old PC games (circa early 90's) and discovered the most epic, nay, amazing thing i have ever learned. they made a point-and-click adventure computer game of the best movie ever. the best movie ever is Batman Returns. (well, the best movie in the Batman franchise, anyways. i personally think the best movie is the Departed or something else by Scorcese).


for anyone who wants to argue it out, the best Batman movie is Batman Returns. the second best Batman movie is the one where Jack Nicholson is the Joker. we won't count the next 2 batman films that came after that, because Burton was no longer directing. the Batman reboots are really good, but way too fucking long and too involved with portraying Bruce Wayne as a person. as kids we just wanted a) to see Batman fuck people up and b) to see cool villains being dastardly. and strangely enough, as an adult i still want those two things and Batman Returns had both. Batman Returns also had Michelle Pfeiffer as the Catwoman (which i'm sure somehow directly influenced some lifelong PVC/latex fetishes), Danny Devito making an otherwise c-list villain actually look menacing, a Burtonesque gothic-inspired Gotham city, and Christopher Walken. (i purposely left Walken last because he's not much of a selling point to me)

the game looks like this:


...and runs reeeeaaaalllllllly slowly on my computer. which is too bad since i'm dying to play a full run-through.


another game that has been wasting my time is Leisure Suit Larry: Land of the Lounge Lizards. and not the VGA mouse point-and-click version, for true authenticity it has to be the version where you type in all of the commands ("OPEN DOOR", "TALK TO MAN", "TAKE DRINK", etc...). as an added bonus, it's got 8-bit graphics that were all the rage in the late 80's.



i love this game. it's so crass. it totally takes me back to my youth and is actually quite challenging. it can be a true co-op multiplayer game as you get all of your friends in the room yelling suggestions at you on how to solve the current challenge.

and finally, the game that started my whole adventure point-and-click obsessive compulsion disorder: Maniac Mansion



the beauty of this game is that there are about 5 different ways you can complete it depending on which character combinations you choose. why don't they make awesome games like this anymore?

bring back the point-and-click adventure game!

re: transplant listing
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lucky number 7

fun night
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Samy came over and we played nintendo wii until the wee hours of the morning. specifically, we started off with some New Super Mario Bros, followed by some wii ware bomberman blast, and then we spent the next 6 hours playing this little gem:



Swords and Soldiers (wiiware)

it was a throwback to the old 'command and conquer: red alert' and 'warcraft 2' computer games my classmates used to play in junior high. except now it's a side-scroller, and way more intense. and still really challenging.

a lot of people say that the nintendo wii is a really lousy gaming system. and, after getting to borrow a PS3 for nearly a year, i'd have to agree with them. however, it's the only system i currently own and i don't play video games enough to justify spending $300+ on a new system. so i get by.

the only reason anyone (i.e. me) would own a wii is to have access to games exclusively owned by the nintendo franchise. this includes but is not limited to: Mario bros, Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Star Fox, and well... i suppose Pokemon. i'm sure there are a lot more, but they are not worth mentioning.

'Mario bros' is such a bro-centric name for a game. i wonder if any frathouse jocks have picked up on this and used it excessively in conversation, completely emphasizing on the 'bro' aspect. "What up, bro? do you feel like playing some mario bro's, bro?" i wonder how many times these guys can use the word 'bro' in a sentence without wanting to punch each other in the face from irritation? when i was in middle school i was taught to never use the same word twice in a sentence, and it stills bothers me to this day when i hear other people do it. for the same reason (because that's how i was taught), i also read out the longer version of the word when i see it abbreviated. i always called it Super Mario Brothers.

i think my brain is starting to rot. i really need to start reading good literature again and not spending so much time watching TV (Lost, Always sunny in Philidelphia, Modern Family, etc...). my vocabulary is starting to shrink (it feels like i can never find the right series of words to express myself) or my sentence structure doesn't seem to flow togethor eloquently anymore.

lovin' that lo-fi sound
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feelgood song of the week:





Nichole, i think these guys toured with the Dandy Warhols recently.

!!!
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i am now number 8.

i found out half and hour ago when i called the quebec transplant hotline.

who needs friends when you have TV?
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watching shows about people's everyday lives (modern family) has tricked me into thinking that i am around people all day.

reasons i love my wife
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Reason #232

always takes the time to google any health concerns i may have, so we can be our own physicians and freak out together. thank you google!

 
 

thanks
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i've been home for two (2) days now. i have much to tell but i am to tired at the moment to write them out. thank you for all the kind words and phone calls (here's looking at you, Nichole). i leave you this amusing music video as a gift:


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