Wednesday, November 07, 2007


Things I hate,Things I don't

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Hate: Cubic Backpacks

Don't: Baby got back-packs.

Ask Madden! (Madden answer relationship questions)

Saturday, August 25, 2007

"Dear Mr. Madden,

My boyfriend and I are thinking about moving in together I'm afraid that it might be too soon. We've been together for 8 months what do you suggest?

Debbie Brewster, Toledo Ohio.”

You know a lot of times when you have a guy like Dre Bly you forget how good he is. A lot of guys say that a cornerback is just a receiver who can't catch, but lemme tell you that's just not true in the NFL. Here you have a guy who can run as fast as any receiver, can run the routes, is just as tough and rough, and he can hit ya. He could play on the other side if he wanted but no one's gonna move him from there because he's just too good when you throw the ball his way he’s gonna knock it down and the receiver can’t catch it when it’s on the ground.

”Mr. Madden,

I’m seeing this girl we; haven’t been intimate yet but my friends say that she’s been around if you know what I mean. What’s the most sensitive way to ask her to take an AIDS test?

D. Finch –Boise, Idaho.”

On the offensive line you got 5 basic guys. You have your Center, your Right Guard, your Left Guard, your Right Tackle, your Left Tackle. That’s it. Sometimes you have the Tight End in there but not really, it’s those 5 guys. Now these guys are the biggest guys on the field, there’s no one else out there bigger than them that makes them the biggest. If you want to move them you’re gonna have to come at them fast and hard which is why the defensive line guys are usually the second biggest guys there. Next comes the Linebackers and Tight ends, Receivers can be pretty big too, but it’s always the offensive line guys that are the biggest.

”Dear Madden,

I can never get my husband to put his dirty clothes in the hamper, it’s really annoying walking into the room and finding dirty stinky clothes scattered everywhere. I’ve already tried asking him nicely and moving the hamper somewhere in plain sight but nothing seems to work I’m desperate here!

Michelle A. –Gallup, New Mexico.”

There’s certain behavior that just can’t be accepted in the locker room. When you have a guy who’s being disruptive and rowdy it can just go against everything you as a coach are trying to do. Here’s what you do next time he does that. As he’s sleeping put a large piece of duct tape on his groin area and with a marker make sure to write “Clothes in hamper!” on it. When he wakes up, he’ll have to take it off, as soon he does--BOOM--you’ll have some torn off pubic hair and with any luck foreskin; he’ll never again forget to put his clothes in the hamper.

The thing about icebergs is.... on google!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Hey everyone I've made it big!!! Google "lego bowser" then scroll all the way to the bottom of the first page, and thar she blows! haha.

I saw a kid buy Black Knight

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

That's right, Black Knight. Martin Lawrence at his worst and yet this little boy not a day over seven years old stood in front of me in line at Circuit City happily awaiting his turn to get ringed up. At first I did not believe it. "What's this kid going?" I said to myself, "Where are his parents? This kid's not even black, wait...maybe he confused it for something else." Desperately I tried to think of what could possibly be mistaken for Black Knight. Nothing. Nothing came to mind....then suddenly an older man approached the kid accompanied by another kid about his age, "His dad's here" I thought with relief, "Surely he'll rectify this situation and throw this wretched DVD to the ground" but that never happened. The man simply looked at the kid, smiled then stood infront of him,the other kid just looked at his selection, and compared it to his own but showed no dissaproval of it. At that moment I knew that wasn't the kid's father, no any decent parent would ever allow their child to bring such a pox into their home.
At this point I got more and more desperate, "Somebody stop this! SOMEBODY! ANYBODY" I screamed inside. His turn came, he stepped up to the register, handed over his money and took his DVD with all the giddyness of a 7 year old boy who just got an awesome toy. I looked down in shame, it's times like these that heroes are made that regular men transcend and leave a legacy, years from now that kid would have become a man and as he watched Black Knight on some future version of TBS, he would have told his offspring, "You know son, when I was about your age I almost bought this thing, but a great man stopped me. I never knew his name or if he had one at all, but I think he was sent by God himself."
As he walked away the cashier told me "That's weird, that kid bought Black Knight" she said. As I raised my eyes I breathed in and finally said what I should have told that kid, what any decent man would, and what I will forever regret never telling him "He should have gotten Blue Streak."

The Putin Youth

Saturday, July 28, 2007

You may be asking yourself why I titled this entry as I did, well that's because This Article gives us a chilling look at something that's going on in Russia right now. Thousands of young people attend these camps and undergo some lessons, and physical fitness drills, and most disturbing of all are encouraged to procreate "for the glory of the motherland". Not only that but those who have gone through these camps show an increasing amount of racists and xenophobic views.

What I find to be the most disturbing thing of all though is the historical revisionism that's going on in Putin's Russia. Making Stalin look like a great leader who did more good than bad and who's "mistakes" can be overlooked. The article quotes Putin,

""Political repression was used to mobilise not only rank-and-file citizens but also the ruling elite," it says. In other words, Stalin wanted to make the country strong, so he may have been a bit harsh at times. At any time since the collapse of Soviet totalitarianism in the late 1980s, that would have seemed a nauseating whitewash. Now, it is treated as bald historical fact."

I don't know about you but that just sent chills down my spine. The fact that a whole generation is growing up learning that is just too much to handle. These views have also taken hold of many young people in Russia right now and in fact

"Terrifyingly, the revived Soviet view of history is now widely held in Russia. A poll this week of Russian teenagers showed that a majority believe that Stalin did more good things than bad."

Through historical revisionism and some very skewed vies on history itself the Russian government is drastically changing a whole generation's views on not only themselves but on the world, especially the Western countries.

"Problematic pages in our history exist," Mr Putin said last week. But: "we have less than some countries. And ours are not as terrible as those of some others." He compared the Great Terror of 1937, when 700,000 people were murdered in a purge by Stalin's secret police, to the atom bomb on Hiroshima.

The comparison is preposterous. A strong argument can be made that by ending the war quickly, the atom bombs saved countless lives.

Franklin D Roosevelt and Harry Truman-may have failed to realise that nuclear weapons would one day endanger humanity's survival. But, unlike Stalin, they were not genocidal maniacs.

As the new cold war deepens, Mr Putin echoes, consciously or unconsciously, the favourite weapon of Soviet propagandists in the last one.

Asked about Afghanistan, they would cite Vietnam. Castigated for the plight of Soviet Jews, they would complain with treacly sincerity about discrimination against American blacks. Every blot on the Soviet record was matched by something, real or imagined, that the West had done."

There is no doubt that Russia is a major player in world politics. It's close relationships with China only makes this scarier. Historical Revisionism is a terrible thing and one that not only plagues Russia. Not only is it wrong for a government to eliminate horrible things from its past but to change and skew it's history thus getting rid of the fundamentals and principles on which the country was based is also wrong which is something that more and more it seems the US is doing.

If you can check out that article back in the first paragraph, it's a really good read.

Awesome Building

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Awesome Building, originally uploaded by Tjolo.

This picture is pretty good and that building looks like it should be in New York or something.

Overheard at UTEP

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

"I wonder what these breadcrumbs are made out of"
-Some Asian girl who right before was going on and on about being so smart.

I feel the need to explain something,..

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Hahaha, with that out of the way let us get to the matter at hand, what I've been up to.

I recently purchased a 360 with Gears of War, and I gotta say it's a nice looking game, I mean real nice, but not mindblowing. Aside from the graphics I really don't see anything that is outstanding about it, it all just seems like it's the same thing. Maybe the hype about it was too much and I was expecting a much greater game, I'm glad I didn't pay 60 bucks for it. Thankfully though I didn't buy a 360 for Gears of War but for the future games coming out for it such as, Assasin's Creed, Devil May Cry 4, BioShock, maybe Forza 2 and Mass Effect but most definetaly ACE COMBAT 6. I am so friggin' pumped for that game it's unbelievable.

"The only people who don't poke their nose are liars."

Funniest thing to happen in my EE class

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Professor: "This type of ROM is called, programmable ROM or PROM, like the high school dance that none of you went to because nobody wanted to go with you"


Woah, Check it out

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Wow, this has the potential to be good. For one it's Jerry Bruckheimer, he made Pirates of the Caribbean. It also has the potential to suck after all it's Jerry Bruckheimer, he made King Arthur. Still could this possibly be the first good video game movie, I mean don't get me wrong Super Mario Bros and Bloodrayne were awesome....but they were about as good as getting your nads frozen until they became petrified and then getting them chopped off and fed to you. So hopefully this one is atleast decent...just please please please don't have Vin Diesel or Bow Wow or someone like that play The Prince.

The More You Know...

are NOT black.

Things I hate, Things I don't

Monday, February 12, 2007

Hate: People who omit the H sound from words that start with H such as..."Youman" or "Youmor" or "Youston".

Don't: People who add "er" to the end of words that end in O such as "Potater" or "Tomater"

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Sunday, February 11, 2007

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Somebody Help Me.

I have a confession to make....
....I'm addicted to Gran Turismo 4. That's right, Gran Turismo, one of the game series' I've critizised the most.

It all started like this, for some reason I felt like playing a racing game, all of my racing games are on the Xbox and it, of course is broken. For about a week I kept fighting the urge to race, until finally on a trip to Best Buy I broke down and decided to get one...I went over to the Greatest Hits section and saw Gran Turismo 4 and Midnight Club 3. I already have Midnight Club 3, so of course I figured "eh, what the crap" and picked it up and went on my way home.

I popped it in and at first what I expected to happen happen. I was bored, I was frustrated, I turned that crap off......then turned it back on. I drove around my '83 Civic, very poorly and constantly finished last, I got frustrated and turned that crap off.....then turned it back on. I couldn't get it, I sucked at the game, my car is horrible but I couldn't stop playing. I even liked B-Spec mode which is pretty much just watching your car race.

I thought at first, "NAh I just don't have anything else to play" but then Winning Eleven came out...and I've played it for about 2 hours. I just keep popping Gran Turismo 4 back in. Finally, I've come to accept it...I like Gran Turismo, I suck at it...but I like it. There's just something very relaxing, almost entrhalling about driving a 95 Integra around Nurburgring over and over and over again.

I'll play other games...eventually, just lemme master these stupid license tests.

God of War II

Wednesday, January 31, 2007


...I can't wait for this you go to they have the whole first level on there..I just chose to see this first part because I didn't wanna spoil all of it...but

Things I hate....and thing's that I don't

Friday, January 26, 2007

Those geniuses that when they approach any sort of boombox,car radio,sorround system, TV etc. at an electronic stores they see it fit to raise the volume to ridicoulosuly large level.....seriously. Now for something that I don't hate...Homer Simpson as a food critic.

Editor: [laughs]
Homer: Well, what do you think?
Editor: This is a joke, right? I mean this is the stupidest thing
I've ever read!
Homer: What's wrong with it?
Editor: You keep using words like "Pasghetti" and "Momatoes" You
make numerous threatening references to the UN and at the
end you repeat the words "Screw Flanders" over and over

MLK day

Monday, January 15, 2007

Happy MLK day everyone!

Dynasty Warriors

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Why do these games sell?

...Honestly. What's going on here? There's like 5 million Dynasty Warriors games out there and each of them seem to sell pretty well, I mean they've kept KOEI afloat and now even a Gundam Dynasty Warriors is coming out. I really can't find the fun in these games, you have button mashing and then your running, and then button mashing, and then OH NO some Chinese Horseman Awesome General boss fight hit the X button 5 million times!!!! Not to mention the horribly bland graphics some of these games feature. Etc. etc. I just don't get it.

This however raises a valuable question, the concept behind dynasty warriors is awesome. Hundreds of enemies and you being the awesome field commander that tears it up and becomes a hero but in execution the game becomes dull and repetetive. How can this genre be fixed? A game which I think was a pretty good step in the right direction was Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders by Korean developers Phantagram.

This game features alot of the same gameplay as the Dynasty Warriors games do, meaning you have to press a button a whole lotta times KuF takes it a little bit further though and integrates a bit more of an RTS element to the game, throughout the game you also control squadrons of Enginneers, Cavalry, Zeppelins,Archers and other units you don't however control them directly but instead a mini-map showing the area pops up and you move them through there giving the game a bit more of a strategy element. One aspect which I particularly liked is when controlling your Archers if you have them shooting into the sun their accuracy will decrease which makes you think a little bit more before doing something. Another little thing that I particularly liked about this game was when moving your squads you can change how spread apart or close they are to each other, which becomes an important part of the gameplay because when being attacked by archers or cavalry it is better to be close together, but that slows you down, when controlling archers and you want to light up a forest it's better to be spread apart, or when controlling cavalry it's better to be spread apart. Such little aspects like this advance the genre in an interesting direction. KuF though, ultimately falls into the same pitfalls that huant Dynasty Warriors and it becomes repetetive.

Brawlers are repetetive, it's a fact. Just because they're repetetive though does not mean they have to be dull. I believe the problem comes from the control schemes of these games, perhaps a change in control scheme such as controlling individual sword slashing 1:1 with one of the joysticks, or other ideas that are not as stupid as this one might "fix" this genre which is honestly not in need of a fixin'(it's still selling well) just more of a reimagining or renaissance if you will. Another idea is implementing music more closesly into these games, imagine this....The level starts a simple background tune is playing, as you're beating endless waves of dudes, with each awesome kill you make a cool sound is created that complements the song, as your combos increase and uninterrupted kills go on the sound crescendos and gets more complex until in the end you've created an awesome symphony of death....In this way even though the action is repetetive the results are not and instead of just having the same ol' death animation playing throughout there's a better result which motivates the player to keep on going.

In the end maybe the brawler genre in this new era of 3D games will just continue on its way and developers will have the if it's not broke don't fix it policy...but hopefully this will not be the case and someone will come up with some new re-imagining of the genre.

The Future of Gaming (in 1981)

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

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This is just pretty awesome, I dunno exactly what book or magazine this is from but it's pretty spot on. Handheld gaming, sport games, recreating wars, long distance multiplayer, and more than two players (MMORPGS) the only one that was a lil' bit off was the Gaming Cubicle but there are some pretty fancy arcade cabinets out there. I will now go on record and make a prediction about how games will be in 20 years....Smell will be an integral part of gaming, and games will receive low review ratings for not generating accurate smells, not only that but handheld games will be twice as powerful as consoles, Miyamoto will be cryogenicaly frozen. Nintendo will still be doomed, and Sony will release yet another failed storage medium while the newest iPod is the best selling gaming device.