Archive for ‘Hall Pass’
The title of this post is the chant that the prisoners recite in The Dark Knight Rises when Bruce Wayne is trying to climb out of the inescapable prison. It means something very close to “rise” judging by the context of the movie at that point and a few interviews I’ve seen with Hans Zimmer and/or Christopher Nolan. I love the Dark Knight trilogy. I find those movies to be …Read more →
I have been on a writing hiatus while I am dealing with a family issue, but it is always good to stay sharp. Especially so when you have a burning idea in your head that you need to release into the wild. Such is the case for me. Yesterday on Twitter, I said that I was going to one day title my autobiography “Trying to Find Room for Pancakes”. As …Read more →
This past Thursday was Thanksgiving here the United States and I was very fortunate to be able to take a 4 day weekend to stay with my parents. Earlier in the week, I had simply planned to bring my Xbox 360 with me so I’d have a little gaming available if time permitted. It is just the easiest console to transport with all of the games I have for it. …Read more →
Well, today is a fun day! The first annual Review a Bad Game Day, where we the gaming community at large gather and each of us picks a game we think is bad and review it. It’s a very fun idea and I’m proud to be a part of it. As soon as it was announced, almost everyone picked a retro game. I love that and I …Read more →
Last night, the Summer Slaughter Tour 2012 rolled into Tampa at The Ritz Ybor. While Cannibal Corpse were the headliners, the band I paid to see was Between the Buried and Me. Generally, one of these reviews would be along the lines of “they played these songs and sounded awesome”. This time, there is a different story to tell. A story that is so awesome, I barely believe …Read more →
Before I start this post, I want to say thank you. The first Summer of Retro post was super popular. It got shared and I got comments and emails. You guys Tweeted me, responded on Facebook and G+. It really blessed my heart, I have to say. So, thank you all for that. How about an update for you good folks?
My first hit was from @orangecheetos on …Read more →
Yesterday, I rolled out of bed at 10:30am to a text message from a friend. I decided to call him and he told me that he was having a garage sale. One of the items he had for sale was a Sega Genesis for $5. I got over there as fast as my car would carry me and picked up the Genesis plus Sonic 2, Ecco the Dolphin, …Read more →
By now you have likely heard of the less than stellar Nintendo Conference at E3 yesterday. I’m being nice. As a retro guy, it was heart breaking to watch my beloved Nintendo ramble on and on as if they had become senile. What they introduced yesterday was incredibly underwhelming and it left many long time fan boys (and girls) declaring Nintendo to indeed be dead. While I …Read more →
Ahoy! I am in somewhat of a goofy mood so I thought maybe we’d keep it lighter today. No need to be so serious ALL of the time, right? That being said, though a few quick business items. I purchased my business domain this week! I know last week, I said I was going with TTH Media, but it turns out that someone had that idea already so it was …Read more →
I went to the Florida State Fair slash, the temple of all things fried this weekend. I am not exaggerating either. Let me give you a rundown:
Things they fried:
That is just me going off of memory. I am certain there were things I forgot. I’ll get back to this in a minute. First, let’s go back and start at the beginning.
My friend, Erik, and I have for …Read more →