Wednesday, April 30, 2008

J. Jonah Jingleheimer Schmidt...His Name Is My Name Too

My friend Sketch has lately taken to using the Magic Words (i.e. "Oh, and Kit, I know I don't have to challenge you on this one, but just in case: I challenge you!") more and more often, thus necessitating that I post more often.

Boohoo, right?

In any case, this time he found an interesting meme, the kind where you fill in the empty speech bubbles in a classic comic book panel, to hilarious effect. Normally, I don't get especially inspired by them. I might even have passed this one by if not for Sketch's timely official challenge...and his posting the plug-and-play Photoshop file he used for mass production.

I felt this particular panel deserved a very narrow-focused attack, and so I present my efforts:

Alias Indeed

I was watching the 5th season of Alias tonight and was struck by an annoyingly persistent truth:

Balthazar Getty is the poor man's Liev Schreiber.

I stole appropriated the above image from another blogger who is one of many to write the words "Does anyone else get these two confused?" So I feel confident that I'm not the only one who feels this way.

PS: I find it mildly amusing that my Spell Check humbly suggests I mean Kiev Schrödinger but has no problem with Balthazar or Getty. Who's the poor man's whom now?

PPS: Balthazar Getty apparently played Jack Shephard Ralph in the 1990 version of 'Lord of the Flies.' Yes, NetFlix; in fact, I would like to view that in 2-3 days.

Monday, April 28, 2008

There'll Be A Quizno's On This Later

While at Firehouse Subs the other day, my friend Sketch pointed out that the sandwich I was ordering had an odd description: it came "Fully Involved." According to the menu (their online version pictured below), Fully Involved means that it comes with all the normal toppings (lettuce, mayo, etc).

Now, I don't like toppings on my subs; I'm a meat-and-cheese-only type of guy. But it seems wrong to just ask for the sandwich "plain" when they went to the trouble of coming up with such an interesting phrase to describe a sub being 'with everything on it.'

Therefore, I now present a short glossary of terms for how to order your sandwiches at Firehouse Subs from here on out.

A Sandwich Fully Involved =
Loaded. Complete with Mayo, Mustard, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion and a Dill Spear.

A Sandwich With Commitment Issues =
Sub With No Toppings.

A Sandwich In Trial Separation =
Toppings On The Side.

A Sandwich Just Going Through The Paces =
Limp Piece Of Lettuce, One Slice Of Tomato, and Just A Daub Of Condiments.

A Sandwich Having An Affair =
Fully Involved Toppings Between Meat And Top Bun; With Horseradish, Cole Slaw and Pickle Slices Between Meat And Bottom Bun.

A Sandwich Whose Marriage Is On The Rocks =
Hot Sub...On Ice.

A Sandwich With A Restraining Order =
The Sandwich Is For Here, The Toppings Are To Go.

Death God Of War

I like the anime series Bleach, a series about a normal guy becoming a Death God. I like the video game God of War, a game about Stone-Cold Rambo 'Diesel' Schwarzenegger killing the entire population of ancient Greece. And today, the PSP Fanboy website put the banners for the two of them on top of each other. Way to go, two great tastes tasting great together.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Allo, Poppet!

No parody, no commentary...just a really cool song.

"Cops And Robbers"

And just to be fair:

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Larry Curly and Mo-Cap

Another Epic Games update:

More motion capture work means more excitement! We got on the evening news, we're going to get to go to a motion-capture-team party at the sprawling estate house of one of our contacts at the company, and best of all, I have more NDA-sanitized pictures!

There I am in my mo-cap suit, ready to act like a tough guy wearing about twice my personal body-weight in armor.

Here's a mysterious squiggle of masking tape on the ground of the mo-cap studio. What could it be? An alien chalk outline? The boundaries of an energy conduit we're about to be sucked into? A Georgia O'Keeffe print?

And this is from down the hall in Epic Games' in-house mini-gym (it's how all those game developers stay so buff). You can set the Stair Machine to simulate the steps of famous landmarks. Not just the number, but also the angle of inclination. It's a little crazy, but not as crazy as the options I'd have programmed in:

Monday, April 7, 2008

And Iron...Iron So Far Away

Project Rooftop, the blog that asks the question: "What if superheroes wore cooler outfits?" posted an Iron Man Redesign contest. Then my friend Sketch challenged several of us to enter.

Now, I'm no artist, but I did try my hand at a quick doodle. It's probably not submission-worthy, but hey, this is my place; I get to post whatever I want.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

We're Happy You Made It...

The best video game ever...

You Have To Burn The Rope

Words cannot describe how satisfying it is to complete a game in less than 20 hours.