So I went to the giant Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena last weekend in hopes of discovering some more rare and/or bizarre finds such as the panther tables, Kool-Aid sneakers, and Friday the 13th promo lamp I found on my last trip there. I was also hoping to take a ton of photos for another article, because I know you guys always enjoy those sightseeing pieces just as much as I enjoy taking those lil' trips. Unfortunately, mother nature decided to rain on our collective parade, so the trip was cut very short and I was only able to snap a few photos that day. Don't worry though, it's still a monthly event and I have every intention of going back there next month.
In the meantime, allow me to share with you two things I did manage to snap photos of at the Rose Bowl Flea Market.
Yes, that's Snout Spout from the classic He-Man and the Masters of the Universe toy line. Until last weekend, I only knew him to be a heroic firefighter who just happened to have a cyborg elephant head. Totally logical. But now everything has changed. Now, because of the Rose Bowl Flea Market, I see that his true destiny was hidden within his trunk all these years. Yes my friends, I'm sorry to report that due to poor economic conditions, Snout Spout was laid off from his firefighting duties and had to take on a horrible new role: Heroic Catheter.
God... I feel so bad for the guy. Somebody please find him another line of work! No firefighting elephant-cyborg hero should have to suffer such indignities. Honestly, I don't even want to think about this any longer, so let's move on to the other photo I snapped: (more...)
Am I the only one who's a total sucker for Pop-O-Matic Trouble bubble board games? I don't even think I've ever played through a whole game involving one, but I love pushing those bubbles. Today, I discovered a new one that has R2-D2 stuck inside it, and he makes all kinds of robo-freakout noises whenever you pop it. I'm pretty sure the store employees were eyeing the guy who wouldn't stop torturing R2-D2 for a solid five minutes. And honestly, I couldn't care less. I'm seriously considering buying one because, whenever I'm having a bad day, I can look at R2 out of the corner of my eye, smile and proceed torture the hell out of him. Pop! Pop! POP! The fun of driving R2 insane would certainly last longer than the Pop-O-Matic toy I found in a box of Lucky Charms a few years back.
Moral of the story? Screw meditation... if you want stress relief, find a robot to torture.
So I finished playing through God of War III and it definitely exceeded my expectations. The level design in the game is absolutely ridiculous and truly pushes the limits of what the PS3 is capable of. I honestly can't even fathom how they pieced some of those scenarios together, and there's no doubt that the game is one hell of an accomplishment. That's not to say that it isn't without any faults.
Of course, there's the requisite ultra-nerdy, masturbatory scene in which you have Kratos attempt to please a goddess... and her big 3D boobs. I can't help but feel embarrassed for anybody who had to do the voice acting for that little sequence, it must've been painful. The very end of the game also left something to be desired, but when you start the game off with such a mind-blowing opening fight, it's hard to sustain that sort of thing. Plus, there are plenty of great battles throughout GOW3, so I can overlook the ending.
All that said, I uncovered a major glitch while playing through the game and me thinks Sony might want to fix it. Take a look at my video footage:
As you can see, during the battle with Hermes, he froze in one spot while continuing to run and bleed. No matter where I moved or what I did to him, he was just stuck there in the same place. I eventually had to shutdown my PS3 and resume from an earlier save game point. Good times.
Again, minor gripes aside, the game was a hell of an experience and really shows just how beyond the Xbox and Wii systems the PS3 really is when developers try to push its capabilities to the limits. I'm no loyal fanboy of any system by any stretch (and I hate console war arguments just as much as I hate Mac vs. PC ones), but when something impresses me, I let people know about it, and God of War III did just that.
So have any of you played through the game too? If so, what are your thoughts on it? What were your favorite moments?
p.s.: Sony, that'll be $5,000 for my beta testing services. I accept payment in the form of cash, check or Helios' head. Seriously, if I had that thing, I'd never need to buy batteries for my flashlight again.
Believe me, I did a huge double take upon discovering this action figure down in the Los Angeles Toy District. Titanic-Bot. TITANIC-BOT!!! I honestly don't think I've ever seen a more inherently hilarious knock-off Transformers toy in my entire life. I can just picture the toy designer thinking to himself, "I want to make a robot who is destined to perish before he even has a chance to fight any other robots." Well congratulations Mr. Toy Designer, because you did exactly that. Just imagine if Titanic-Bot tried to start some shit with one of the real Transformers. No robot would fight Titanic-Bot, because there is no honor in defeating a robot whom all the other Transformers feel nothing but pity for. This is officially the only action figure ever created whose mortal enemy is an iceberg. (more...)
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I played a Swedish terrorist in a show called "Bulletproof!" (by Brian Cooperman) at the Comedy Central Stage here in LA on Tuesday. I carried around an uzi, drank with a Russian mob boss, kidnapped a supermodel, and had a high-speed chase in a cardboard Volvo. What more could one ask for in a role? FJORD!
In other news, we have a new game up on I-Mockery called Pitfall 2010 that you should all play immediately. Pitfall Harry is depending on you to help him settle his huge gambling debts, so hop to it.
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