Archive for May, 2007

Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation

May 31, 2007

I just got back from the most amazing film experience of my life. It was so incredibly awesome. I took Nick and Gabe to the Riverview for this. There were kids and adults dressed up as Indy characters (pictures coming soon). I can’t even begin to explain how awesome this was. I laughed the entire time (partially from the funny bits, but also from the amazing work that went into it). So, just click on these links for more info.

The Indy Experience

Ultimate Indy Flick

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Captured! by Robots

May 18, 2007

I saw Captured! by Robots again last night, and it was amazing. If you’ve never seen them, GO! This is their 10 year anniversary tour. TEN YEARS. That’s madness. That dude is totally my hero.

The opening band was the Teddy Bear Orchestra. It was incredible. You can see a great video of them here. And you can see a C!BR video here.

Seriously, click here and find out if they are going to be coming to your town, ’cause they can’t be missed.

My NES Collection.

May 10, 2007

I’ve always been a huge fan of video games. I became hooked on the 8-bit Nintendo long before I got my first one back in 1988. I continued to play that thing well after it was uncool and everyone else had moved on to SNES or Genisis. Anyway, when I got back from New Zealand, I discovered that one could buy NES games for basically nothing on eBay and I decided to collect all of the NES games ever made! However, I realized that it was going to be pretty difficult, and although that is still my final goal, I’ve altered it slightly. My new goal was to collect all of the U.S. liscensed games. As of yesterday, I have all of the unliscensed games except one. The missing game is the rarest of the rare, Stadium Events, which sells for roughly $700. I kind of accepted that I will never get that game, so in some ways, I have completed my goal! Pretty freakin’ sweet, huh? You can check out my collection here. I still need Stadium Events and roughly 25 unliscensed games which you can see here. If you’ve got any of those, drop me a line and we’ll chat it up.

Today was a great day

May 1, 2007

1) Today while leaving the post office some dude with shoulder length hair and headphones came up to me and asked:

“You rock?”
“Huh?”
“93X?”
“What?”
(he then made a ‘hang loose’ sign with his pinky/thumb) “Ozzy Osborne!”
“Oh, yeah….”
“Right on.”

2) Today Nick was singing the following to the tune of “We’re Not Going to Take It”

The constitution has
Lots and lots of loop holes
You can do whatever
You want.

It was amazing.

3) I went to the 1-2 Go! Crew “Reunion Show” at Memory Lanes. It was amazing. For those of you who don’t know, 1-2 Go! Crew is a fantastic sXe hip hop group from the Twin Cities. The funniest part (besides hip hop covers of Gorilla Biscuits/Youth of Today/Minor Threat songs) was the cover of a xCarebearsx song. xCarebearsx was a band that I was in back in 1999 with CHZA, Franklin, & T-Bag. Ben Crew (the MC) started the jam off with the following:

Yeah …. Macalester College …. St. Paul ….. Eclipse Records ….. CARE BEAR STARE!

It was incredible. At any rate, I got a copy of the 1-2 Go! Crew discog, and if you wanna hear the CB cover, let me know and I’ll email you.