Saturday, May 29, 2010

Is There A Zombie On Your Lawn?

Wow, this game looks fun.
I had never even heard of this game until I came across this crazy video.

Now all I want to do is play it!
Oh and get that damn song out of my head!

There's a zombie on your laaaawn, there's a zombie on your laaawn,
There's a zombie on my laawn... Oh God! Zombies!!! AHHHH help....Ahhhhgh... 
(insert chewing sounds here)


Ah well, since I'm a zombie now, I guess I should consult the zombie food pyramid.

Update: This game is soooo much fun! I've been playing it on my boyfriend's iPad. And lets just say, he's a backseat PvsZ player :P

Friday, May 28, 2010

After Today - A Goof-tacular Remake

Does anyone else remember A Goofy Movie? Back in the day when this came out, my friend and I use to watch it about once a week or so. We knew every line, every song off by heart and would still laugh our heads off each time we saw it.
Now I would like to say that I knew this movie inside out and backwards, but I've got nothing on these people!

Darth Vader Girl Trouble

Poor Vader, since he accidentally killed Padme, he just hasn't been able to catch a break with the ladies!

Gamer - A Review

I love action movies. There's nothing better then having your heartbeat speed up and your adrenaline start pupping through your body at the sight of crazy, mindless action, fight scenes and car chases.
When I first saw the trailer for the movie Gamer, I started to feel those same reactions.

I mean, come on, doesn't it look awesome?
Here's a synopsis:

In a near-future New York, mind-control technology has taken the world by storm. Ken Castle (Michael C. Hall) has revolutionized the gaming industry with his invention of self-replicating nanites. The nanites colonize in the brain, gradually replacing the existing brain cells and allowing full control of all motor functions by a third party. The first major application of this technology allows gamers to control a real person in a pseudo community (much like current simulated worlds such as Second Life but with far more telepresence). Those who work as characters in Society are paid for their participation, unlike Castle's latest creation, Slayers, a multiplayer, third-person shooter game. Slayers allows gamers to control death row prisoners in mass-scale death matches. Any inmate who lives through 30 matches wins a full pardon. Due to Society and Slayers popularity, Ken Castle has become the richest man in the world. Simon, a 17-year old gamer (Logan Lerman) has control over Kable (Gerard Butler), the most recognizable face in Slayers due to him surviving 27 matches, far more than any other participant.
I didn't get the chance to see this in the theatre when it came out. But when I got a new HDtv and a Blue-ray player, this was the first movie I bought. I could barley contain my excitement. I mean, who wouldn't want to see someone as sexy as Gerard Butler running around shooting things? Just look at him
That is one sexy man! mmmmm....
Anyway, I digress.
Needless to say, I had very high hopes for this movie. Unfortunatly, it didn't want to live up to my expectations. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't terrible, it just wasn't what I expected.
The concept behind the movie is really neat.
Gamers controlling real life people?

As horrifying as I find the thought of controlling people in a war zone (more on that later), I find Society even more disturbing. The game is basically like Sims, played with real life people, but fully controlled by the gamer. Needless to say, some very unsavory things seem to be happening all the time. It gave me the chills. Mostly because I could see that happening in the future, easily actually.

Seeing Angie (aka Kable's wife) being 'played' by that creepy guy was enough to give me nightmares. Not usually what I look for in an action movie.
What I do want, is action. Something that this movie doesn't really have very much of. But it's a movie based in a game, you protest. Well, I wish that were true. Don't get me wrong, they were in the game, for maybe 15 minutes of this film 95 minute film.
I do however find the moral ambiguity about using deathrow inmates to kill one another for sport to be interesting, if not a totally original concept, especially with characters who are conveniently innocent of the crimes that they have been convicted for.
I was expecting something more like Death Race where they spend the whole movie building up towards the race that will finally set them free (or will it?)

This was nothing like that. Nothing at all.
He didn't even get to his last game. He escapes before it and has useless run-ins with characters with cameos for no other reason than to write in well named actors. I'm sorry, but there was no reason for Ludacris to be in this movie other than to use him in the trailer. Sadly, I feel the same way about John Leguizamo and Michael C. Hall.

Oh Dexter. For one that plays a serial killer so well, he was very lackluster in this movie. Now I don't blame him of course, the writing of this character was just crappy. Which of course is sad, because he was the other reason (other that undressing Gerard with my eyes) that I wanted to see this movie.
The only good cameo in this entire movie was played by Milo Ventiglia of Heroes fame.

He was incredibly creepy (although still sexy) in this movie, as he was controlled along with the other Society players.
As a whole, I would recommend seeing this movie for the interesting study of human nature, but if you're like me and you just want a good action movie, trust me, stick with Death Race.
Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Iron Man Baby

I don't know what's worse; the fact that someone, not only thought of this, but actually made it or that fact that I think it's adorable! I know, I know... I'm ashamed of me too...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

1000 AWESOME things!

AWESOMENESS! Is there anything better? Neil from 1000 Awesome Things shows us just how awesome the little every day things in our lives can make all the difference.
This is what Neil has to say about this place of awesome and how it came about:

Hi everybody,
My name is Neil Pasricha and I’m a no-name 30-year-old guy who started 1000 Awesome Things back in June, 2008 with the goal of writing about one awesome thing every weekday.
I did this as my life was falling apart. My best friend took his own life and my wife and I went different ways. We sold our house, I moved to a tiny apartment, and I tried to get things back on track by talking about one simple, universal little joy every single day — like snow days, bakery air, or popping bubble wrap.
Internet travelers from all over the world supported awesome things from the start and sent it to friends who sent it to friends. New people seeing the site helped us win the Best Blog award two years in a row and land a book deal.
This Spring The Book of Awesome comes out everywhere.
Honestly, this is just incredible and I’m totally shocked and overwhelmed. But more than anything, I just want to say thanks.
I gotta say, I understand how he feels. I had been going through a rather bad depression and the meds that were prescribed to me left me feeling hollow inside. I stopped seeing the good that was every where in the world and just went through the motions of every day life, most days not even knowing what day it was. Then I came across this blog a few months ago and it immediatly changed my life.
I got through it. I moved on.
Suddenly I started to remember all those little things that use to make me so happy.

Man, those were good times! I still can't resist an old wooden playground!

These are the Santas that make you believe again.

Man, I am so guilty of this! I just love it!

Everything about rain is good in my books!

Best smell in the entire world!
Babies are awesome. High fiving is awesome. Putting them together makes something even more awesome!

I can't even remember the last time I went camping, but I will always remember that smell.
I'm really lucky to have found my perfect chicken wing partner. My Boyfriend is Awesome. We go out to Wild Wing and order 2 extremely different flavors and then share. It's twice as awesome as ordering just for yourself!

My favorite thing to do with Bubble Wrap is to put in on the ground and walk over it. The feeling of poping bubbles with your toes is great!

Smells like childhood :)

Celebrity baby names are so crazy that it makes my name seem less weird by comparison.

There is a fountain by my work that I love to sit by at lunch and do just that!
Best place in the World!

Orange Juice is another great choice if you can do it right.

This happens to me all the time when I'm with my best friend Eric. The only sound I make is this weird high pitch squeel as I intake breath.

I am guilty of doing this. A lot. I've been known to listen to the same song 5-8 times in a row. I can't help it!

I was never allowed to have any of these as a kid, so my friends and I created "cereal day". We would each buy a crazy type of cereal and we would spend the day passing around the different boxes and milk so we could try each of them out.

$5 - 5 minute Princess Leia costume.
How to make:
1 piece of white fabric with a hole cut in the middle
1 piece of white cardboard cut kinda like a belt
A handful safety pins
A handful of bobypins to hold buns in place

I love the feel of grass between my toes

They're organge with yellow seams and a rainbow star on them. I don't know why they're my favorite, they just are.

Best Feeling EVER!
Thanks for always taking an interest in me Miss Grills. You're greatly missed.

I have to get up early on Saturdays to head over to see my chiropractor. The best thing about it though is when I get back home and my boyfriend is still in his pj's just waiting to have a nap. He's the best.

Finding this website (which you will find linked not only above, but also under my favorites) reminded me of being back in high school and making my own list that I called "Small things that make me happy"
This list included things like seeing someone spit liquids out of their nose, stupid looking little dogs (I can't help it, they make me laugh), Stars, rainbows, hanging out on the whale (it was a slide at the local playground) with my best friend Eric and talking for hours.
Today I would add things like getting caught up in the magic of writing,
Fun Disney Mugs (this one was my all time favorite until it broke, but I still have fond memories of it)

Anything Star Wars related, a book that I can't seem to put down,
making friends with someone you met online and then randomly running into them in real life.
(I'm looking at you Chris)

I think it's really important for people to have a list like that. So I recommend making your own (or if you don't want to do that, you can buy a copy of Neil's new book - THE BOOK OF AWESOME)

Hey, you know what else is awesome? I'm actually featured on the website today! Click here to check out it out.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Muppets: Stand By Me

I can't believe how awesome this is!!!

DC Comics Fandex! (a.k.a. I WON SOMETHING!!)

I've never been one for contests. I don't like competition and I don't like to lose. I don't gamble and I very rarely enter contests for that exact reason. There's usually never anything that I break this rule for, well except for this time.
Reis over at Geek Orthodox decided in one of his video blogs to have a contest, and I couldn't help but enter.  And guess what?
I WON!!!
I was so excited when I found out that I was jumping up and down at work and scaring my coworkers!
Since then I've been waiting patiently, checking my small little apartment mailbox daily, just waiting for it to come in. And today it finally arrived!
My very own DC Comics Super Heroes and Villains Fandex!

What's a Fandex you ask? Well, let me tell you. It's like a small encyclopedia about all the super heroes and villains from the DC universe, all individually pictured and die-cut and held together at bottom so that you can fan it out to see it all. Hence Fandex!

(yes my shirt says 'I only kiss Super Heroes' and yes perhaps a Marvel shirt was a bad choice to wear for this DC post. Oh well.)
Check out the detail on some of these amazing looking pictures!

I already learned about a whole slew of Heroes and Villains that I didn't know much about before today.
Like Blue Beetle. I've heard of him before, but sadly whenever I think of him I always picture Beetle Bailey in my head. Well not after today I won't!

Or how about this cool guy!

Who knew that Starro could turn Earth's starfish into his loyal agents? Not me, well at least not until now!

And for Reis, I can't help but think of you when I see the New Gods.

Speaking of Reis, I was sad to find out just moments ago that he will no longer be posting on Geek Orthodox and that he will be shutting down his site in a matter of months. I highly recommend checking out his site while you still have a chance, otherwise you'll miss one of my all time favorite blogs!
Reis, we'll miss you and your crazy luchador mask wearing, witty remarks and awesome geek insight.

This is for you.

(I don't know why the sound isn't syncing. I'm not too good at this stuff. I guess it's just the message that counts, right?)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

SW tattoo: Good or bad idea?

Ah, Star Wars tattoos. 
You either love 'em or hate 'em. 
Me? Well, you well may know that I already have a Rebel Alliance tattoo on my hip. It's pretty small and not very impressive. I got it to show my love of SW, but lately I've been feeling that it just doesn't show enough love.
That's why I've decided to get another one (see above) Isn't she awesome? She's the creation of Katie Cook, who is one of my favorite artists for pulling off both cute and sexy at the same time. I've even asked Katie permission to use her artwork and she enthusiastically approves! 

It took me a long time to pick a Star Wars image that I really loved and I spent a lot if time looking on the net for pictures of other Star Wars tattoos. And lets just say that I found a bag of mixed results.
Now don't get me wrong. Some of them were really great!

Some are really well done, but kinda strange choices.

Now I know I love SW more then most people, but mixing it with religion or holidays is kinda weird

Some of them mean well and should be cool, but turn out strangely

Aren't you a little short for a dark lord?

Some just turn out plain bad and make me think WTF were you thinking?

And some people just don't think tattoos are far enough! Ouch!

What did I tell you? Mixed bag indeed.
So you can see why I've decided to get something simple but awesome! 
I'll post pics after it's done :)