Thursday, December 17, 2009

On My Way To Greener Pastures

 I've decided that I will be making yet another website which will focus mainly on comic criticism and finding new talent to entertain myself. Right now my list of comic reads is pretty short, and I want to change that.

What does that mean for GATM? It's going to the blog farm where the other blogs go when they're not wanted anymore. While I enjoy writing about geeky stuff, I'm sure I can incorporate it into the comic thing too (general interests, etc. etc.)

I want to thank everybody who has checked out the blog! You guys are swell. Remember to check in because I'll have the new blog up soon and the url will be posted here.

So, peace out geeks! If you'll excuse me, I'm going to pass out because of I've got the cooties.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Farewell to Robot Arms

You know, I haven't read much Hemingway but I think the title of this post is just too clever for its own good. I think it might need a less awesome title for balance, or you guys might expect the highest quality pun titles from here on out.

I should add a second title, like a Rocky and Bullwinkle episode.

So this is a goodbye post for And I'll Form the Head (or stop the giant fighting robot presses! Eh, I'll work on my subtitles at some later point, dollink.)

The reason why I'll be ending this segment is because I want to focus more on webcomic critique, and also I have been posting less frequently on that portion of the website (even though as of lately I haven't posted anything at all on either portions, but that'll change when finals are over). I'll be keeping And I'll Form the Heads online, but it will become inactive starting... now.

So stick around, I'm not done yet! If you want to get your giant fighting robot nerd on, though, this blog won't be able to help quell your appetite. Maybe from time to time, if I find a webcomic on giant fighting robots. Then come back!

Monday, November 30, 2009

The Brawl to End It All: Wii Link Round-Up

As another school semester comes to a close, I get faklempt when I think that some of the most enjoyable classes that I've taken will be finished, and that I won't see some of the classmates anymore afterward. There is one person though that I will be glad that I'm rid of. Mr. Justin Pilcher, blogger behind Breaking Back, had done the unthinkable and challenged me to a game of Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The audacity! The nerve. Oh, it's on like Donkey Kong.

On And I'll Form the Head, he commented on my R.O.B. "I will pown you with toon link any day." I replied, in righteous, furious anger, "I will drag my pikmin across toon link's face as Captain Olimar." This little squabble ended there, but I don't like to be instigated. I got a short fuse. I'm a mushroom cloud laying mother fucker, mother fucker.

Now, I think we can settle this like gentlemen; in class, set up a Wii on the projection screen and let the video game fists fly. Not only will we see who the best Brawler is, but I'll also fulfill a dream of mine to play video games in a classroom. Come on, teach! I'll even play a round with you. I'll take on anybody, any day. I know I am the greatest.

So, to better publicize the event, here is some information on the game and the two characters which we'll each be using, besides the information posted above.

If you think that Super Smash Bros. didn't have a fanatic following, head here for a whole write up of each game in the franchise and a forum of like-minded Brawlers.

Toon Link, a deviation of the original Link notable by his younger and cartoony appearance, has appeared in three The Legend of Zelda games to date, omitting Super Smash Bros. Brawl; The Wind Waker, released on Gamecube, and Phantom Hourglass and the recently released Spirit Tracks, both appearing on the Gameboy Ds

Captain Olimar is the protagonist of Pikmin and its sequel, commanding a legion of plant-like creatures to scour the earth for treasure. Both were released on the Gamecube, with Super Smash Bros. Brawl being his first appearance on the Wii console until Nintendo ported the original game to use the Wii controller.

Keep checking in. Things are gonna get intense up in here.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Post T-Day; The Hiatus, A Presidential Pardon, and How Can I Crash Obama's Next Party?

I took a day off to gorge myself in food. I think we can all agree on the place where I'm going when the party that's called my life has ended. There will be a bonus punishment of being maimed by each turkey I have devoured. I will meet them with open arms.

There is one turkey this year that will not be sacrificed to my ravenous hunger; Courage, the bird chosen to be pardoned by President Obama. He thinks he got it off easy, but being a foodie with an insatiable appetite for the bizarre, I would give anything to have a pardoned turkey for a snack.

According to the ABC article, Obama feels the same way,
"The president, joined by daughters Sasha and Malia at his side, told a crowd of invited guests at the White House this morning that some presidents actually ate their turkeys.
"You can't fault them for that. It's a good lookin' bird," Obama said." 
He's got a point! He probably also understands that eating a bird that you previously lied to, telling it that it'll live the rest of its life in Disneyland, is also one of the biggest eating taboos,(starting now. I made the taboo up, but doesn't it sound like the cruelest and coolest thing ever? Let it go on the record that this taboo is now a real and serious issue.) but the bird's anguish will only make it more delicious.

Now I'm not saying I have it in for Courage, I'd eat any of the pardoned turkeys. I wonder if Clinton's turkeys are still kicking it. They're probably good for the libido.

Speaking of presidents, these bastards ruined my elaborate plot to crash a white house state dinner! I can't go into the details but it would put George Clooney to shame. Seriously though, I should be able to report one of these shindigs. I got a blog, I got a phone that can tweet, and I don't have political bias! Just a party bias (I eat for free and drink for free, and I get to crash in the oval office. These conditions are not negotiable.)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Junk Food: The Bacon Explosion

This is another post to a link where I just have to say "wow". Eating one of these beasts is likely to clog a few arteries. I actually just had the mental image of taking the above picture and shoving that into a blood vein. That would be exactly what it would do to your body, don't you think?

You would suffer multiple aneurysms like a firework finale. Would be a bad ass way to go out though!

Monday, November 23, 2009

More Christmas Stuff: T-Shirts For Your Geek

Looking for gift ideas for your geeky loved one? What do you mean you geeks don't feel love the same way normal people do? Now you're just being insensitive.

Buy some t-shirts for your nerd this season. Lord knows they aren't going to buy clothes for themselves. Here's some websites for quick and easy reference!

Sir Critter- They're animals in fancy get ups on your t-shirt. What else do you want? One of the best features of the website is that you can decide how many animals you can put on the t-shirt, so the combinations are endless (not really, I just don't want to do the math).

TopatoCo- Okay, so these t-shirts are mainly inside jokes of popular webcomics, but they have some general humor comics that will still tickle your geek's funny bone. You will want to check out Dinosaur Comic's and Hark! A Vagrant's sections specifically. Great stuff.

ThinkGeek- I'm making a bit of a stretch but this website has a ton of generic nerdy t-shirts, ranging from computer lingo to gaming innuendo. Get it? I'd Hit That? You might not, but if you did you'd be in stitches. I laughed so hard I pissed my pants.

Fashionably Geek- A listing and review of geek clothes and apparel online, with price ranges and a short critique. From what I've seen, its pretty earnest and reliable. My favorite shirt featured was this one. Layin' down the law!

J!NX- Basically this is the Walmart of geek clothes. It's the major provider of World of Warcraft clothing, and every geek you know has played that game once or twice in their life time, even if they deny it. These clothes aren't as funny as the other ones listed, but they have some cool looking graphics.

Well, enjoy!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Albany Batman Tweets Again: Crawdaddies Procured, and Cat Saved: Can I Has Superhero Status?

Today's adventure was much more epic than I thought it would be.

The story starts from this first tweet:

albanybatman: Found a cat. probably someones pet. likes tuna! must find its owner if it has one

 What a crazy day it has been. Continue reading if you wanna see what I mean.