Archive for December, 2010

Vlog: Heavy Holidays – A Review of Back to the Future: The Game Episode One

Friday, December 24th, 2010

Is Telltale‘s take on my favorite movie the Hill Valley Christmas Miracle I’ve been wishing for?

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A tribute to the Back to the Future game

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Last night, Telltale Games released the first episode of Back to the Future: The Game. Some of the Telltale Forumers have a tradition of putting together video tributes for upcoming games, and having recently contributed to a (yet to be released) video by noted forumer SilverWolfPet, I thought it would be fun to throw together one of my own. My original plans were a little too ambitious, so the end result is a bit rushed…and full of forum inside jokes from the forums that you won’t get…and full of my really bad singing. Enjoy!

I’ll be posting a review of the game once I get a chance to play through it again.

A coughiversary? How romantic!

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

I’ve been updating this blog for one month now, churning out about three half-baked updates per week. I’ve got a few ideas for some (hopefully) fun things to do in the future, but in the meantime, I was curious about what YOU, my three readers (plus five spambots) want to see on this site.

So! What do you want from me?

Vlog: Nick Watches “Glee”

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

My brother is exposed to “Glee” for the first time, and swears a lot. Strong language, don’tcha know.

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Vlog: 2010 Christmas Shopping Part II – The Mall

Monday, December 13th, 2010

The vlog that the Westfield Mall at Milford DOESN’T WANT YOU TO SEE.

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The NBC Thursday Night Conspiracy

Friday, December 10th, 2010

I don’t watch a whole lot of current television shows, but I make sure never to miss a single episode of “Community” or “The Office”. Both shows continue to make me laugh, but they are very different styles and clearly take place in different universes. This season, however, I’ve been noticing more and more similarities between the shows…

HEADS UP: This post contains spoilers for the current seasons of both shows. If you’re waiting for the DVDs, just move along. (more…)

A winner is me!

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

I worked a couple of freelance gigs recently–videography for concerts, videography for plays, dogsitting, the like–so I’ve been accumulating some delightfully unexpected income. Normally I’d spread this money throughout the various facets of my budget (loans, saving for a car, funds for my crippling addiction to Vanilla Coke), but once I realized the amount of money I got was just enough, I said, screw it, this is all going to one place.

That’s right. Last night, I officially paid off one of my six student loans.

This should have been a very exciting moment, right? Sure, I still have five other loans to pay off, but this freed up a good chunk of my monthly budget! One less Sword of Damocles hanging over my head! And yet, the whole thing was just kinda…anticlimactic.

The real problem is that, since loan payments don’t get processed right away, there was no indication on the site that I was done with the loan. It still treated me like nothing had changed, and I still owed them the money. Just back to the default screen. I mean, I didn’t expect a parade, but it would have been nice to be conglaturated for the fact that I completed a great loan and prooved the justice of our culture.

It was good to be done with the loan, but it didn’t quite feel real. Fortunately, when I logged on to the site this morning, there, staring at me majestically, were the words “LOAN CLOSED” in the tiniest font imaginable.

Oh, yeah. Vindication.

I’m glad I have one loan paid off, even if it was just the $1000 one. Hopefully the next $21,000 comes just as easily!

Vlog: Couch-Moving Woes

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

In which I recount the details of my exhausting weekend…

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Zombie Blog, Episode Five

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Remember this show? BAM, here’s Part Five! Jordan gets a visit from ZAARG.

Vlog: 2010 Christmas Shopping Part I – Walmart

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

For the child on your shopping list who wants to be scarred for life!

Clips:
MST3K: The Final Sacrifice – Copyright Best Brains
Spider-Man – Copyright Columbia Pictures/Marvel
Strong Bad Email: “Bottom 10” – Copyright The Brothers Chaps
The Dark Knight – Copyright Warner Bros. Pictures
Music:
The Wal-Mart Song – By Rhett and Link

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