I know at the very least this is pretty typical to the New York area that all Chinese takeout places seem to have some sort of variant on “Happy Kitchen” or “Joy Kitchen” as their name. I’m not sure most people would realize the reference if one was brave enough to call itself “Angry Kitchen.” Or who knows? Maybe people would go for the curiosity factor? I guess it would have to be good enough food for people to overcome their fear of the place actually being angry.
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Okay so the wording is a bit awkward, but Uncharted 2 doesn’t have a flamethrower so there’s little else in the game that one could conceivably “barbecue” someone with.
I love the multiplayer for Uncharted 2. This weekend is a double cash weekend from July 2nd through July 7th. When you get kills in various different ways you’re awarded money which are points for leveling up and also buying items and skill and occasionally they have these events which double your money. Sometimes for holidays they make new skins for the characters too which is fun.
Speaking of points which don’t matter, I’m currently addicted to this website Screened.com which is a movie website run by two former Gamespot editors one of which Alex Navarro who became famous for his negative video game reviews. The most notorious are probably his videos about Robocop and also Big Rigs which is some budget completely broken PC game. I was a big fan of his reviews back in the day so I’m glad to see him working on a website where I can see them again albeit about a different subject matter.
The website is a wiki a la Giantbomb.com (run by the same parent company) and I really like things like the concepts which are things like Character Says Film’s Name. For editing and getting edits approved you’re awarded points. I’ve spent a lot of time adding new concepts or adding onto ones that were already there. Since I like movie trailers I added Trailer Had Shots Cut From Finished Film since that happens a lot. The website and Giant Bomb also have trivia achievements systems built in which are also a fun way to kill time. I’m currently working on the “quest” to add 200 quotes to various movies on the site, only 90 more to go!
It’s still a fledgling site, but I imagine it’ll grow fast so if you like movies check it out! If you go there, my account name is predictably, kickinthehead.
What’s the opposite of sentimental? Well, I guess in this case you could call me whatever that is. I think I covered this idea in previous comics (probably about Valentine’s Day) but I’m not a big fan of obligatory acts of kindness or thoughtfulness. Besides my parents are in Taiwan which means I skype them on occasion just to talk so it’s not like I’m out of touch with them.
I spent yesterday trying to figure out what makes people like Halo so much, and why it only kinda sorta clicks for me. I know how I feel about the first and second Halo games, but I’m reserving judgment on the franchise and its story until I finish the trilogy. I also wrote up some game reviews that I’ll post on my blog later.
Anna spent yesterday doing something much more productive than me.
I saw a guy using his iPad as a book on the subway. I imagine anyone using an iPad in public either really wants attention or is super self conscious of other people watching them. I think if I had one I’d be the latter. If I ever get one I’ll probably use it at home mostly. This reminds me of when it was still a novelty to see iPod white earbuds on the subway. So much that I was counting the people I saw. But pretty soon they’ll probably be as common as seeing kindles on the subway.
At least now that the iPhone 4 has been revealed we know what technical improvements will be in the next iPad which is probably the one I’ll possibly consider getting.
Believe it or not I do still try my best to conserve despite my electricity bill being included in my rent, but I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t awesome not to have to worry about it during the summertime. We just got really really lucky with this apartment and plan on staying here for a while because we’d be fools not to. Plus we’ve been here over a year and still haven’t “finished” it 😛
Unlike lots of you out there I was watching the one hour Family Guy season finale Empire Strikes Back parody show. When I texted my friends afterwards that after seeing it I had no choice but to rewatch all of the original I was reminded that most other people were watching the series finale of LOST. I haven’t watched a single episode of LOST yet, but will get to it at some point in the future.
It must be nice to be a geek like Seth Macfarlane and be able to say to a group of animators “You know these specific shots from Star Wars? Recreate them EXACTLY.” There’re a lot of little touches in it that you know didn’t have to be in there to recreate the shots, but they put them in anyway because they know the really hardcore Star Wars geeks would appreciate it.
Things like in the asteroid field there’s one large asteroid that inexplicably has this red flash in it. Or how the stormtrooper in Bespin falls on his butt after being shot by Chewbacca. Also despite the lightsaber duel being between Chris and Stewie, the sword choreography manages to still be a move for move reproduction of the movie’s choreography.
In the comic, the dude has the original THX Original trilogy laserdiscs, but sadly I am no longer an owner of these (or a working laserdisc player for that matter). The best I currently have are pirate bootleg rips of the laserdiscs put on DVD. At some point I’ll have to get the official DVDs which have the totally unrestored original trilogy that George Lucas couldn’t bother to have cleaned up for the true fans. I doubt he’ll be so charitable as to release these dirty versions on a blu-ray.
It’s actually been a few years since I watched Empire Strikes Back and even longer since I watched the non-Special Edition version. Of the three this is the “best” because Lucas did the least amount to this movie. Still, there are things that irk me like the distracting window shots in Bespin and the asinine change of Luke saying to R2D2 “You’re lucky you don’t taste very good” to “You were lucky to get out of there.” What t he hell? Is Lucas afraid that Luke is going to hurt R2D2’s feelings by implying he doesn’t taste good? Or is it that the line implies Luke knows what R2D2 tastes like…?
In case you haven’t heard, KFC now has a “sandwich” where instead of bread it’s two pieces of chicken. A friend at work yesterday endeavored to eat this horrible monstrosity. I picture a future where no longer do we put cheese inside pizza crust, but we replace the entire crust with cheese.
I think they hit the nail on the head when they let people make donations via text message. People like feeling good about giving to charity, but they’re usually too lazy to find a charity, do research and then take the credit card to make a donation. So sending a one or two word text message is about as little effort you can exert in order to donate to charity.
That said, I think Sprite wasn’t in on the meeting where they mentioned that doing anything else is probably not going to be nearly as successful, especially when the postage would cost more than the donation resulting from it. Obviously it’d be smarter to amass soda tabs but you’d have to be drinking A LOT of Sprite to get an appreciable amount so even then it still won’t be that efficient.
I already touched on this subject recently, but it seems to come up fairly often. In college I was the Apple guy. I think all PC users have had encounters with people or friends who are Apple people to the core. Two of my friends from college were computer science majors and were PC through and through, but not long after Apple switched to intel chips they both got new Apple computers and they both own iPhones now.
My friend A.M. in particular seems particularly distressed with the fact that he is now more of an Apple person than I am. His Apple hardware is all more current and he’s on top of current Apple news more than I am. It’s kind of true because I have my 7 year old G5, my regular non-smart phone and my iPod Classic which I only bought after several years of owning a 3rd generation iPod. I even stopped reading Apple news sites a few years ago because I realized all I really cared about were the announcements at keynotes and all major news sources are on top of that.
Basically I’ve singlehandedly forced my friend A.M. into the bizarro world where he’s the Mac zealot and I’m not. It’s really messing with his mind and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t take a degree of pleasure from it 😛
I think maybe it’s also because I have more experience being an Apple zealot so it’s not as important for me or it doesn’t affect me as much. I’m also the person who says “that iPad doesn’t have everything I need, I’m fine waiting until it does.” For me the iPhone doesn’t have enough memory to truly replace my iPod which I use as a hard drive all the time so I’m fine waiting until it comes out with more storage and then maybe even so far that the amount of storage I want has already gone through a price drop.
So yeah, sorry A.M. it could be a while before I have an iPhone in my hands that I call my own.
I do this with pretty much everyone that I’ve met after college. Because in college I remembered ages of my friends relative to my own, so I remember who is roughly a year older or younger than me. My family I remember from the years they were born, but most everyone else I probably only remember the first age I ever heard from them. I think I’m going to be that adult who insults kids by remembering their age wrong, and kids when they’re young enough go by fractions of a year too.