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Iron Chef: Nintendo March 20, 2008

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I’ve seen Iron Chef and Iron Chef America a handful of times, but they are not “Must See TV” for me.  Both shows are exciting and enjoyable to watch, and I think they’re partly responsible for the appeal of the Nintendo DS and Wii Cooking Mama video game series.  Following the success of those games, Destineer and United Media announced last week that they will be bringing the Iron Chef franchise to both systems.  Allez Cuisine!

Mixed Up S.O.B. March 11, 2008

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March is apparently becoming the month of music videos for me.  The latest installment is “Mixed Up S.O.B.” by The Presidents of the United States of America and is directed by “Weird Al” Yankovic.  Yes, I subscribed to the “Weird Al” feed on YouTube, so I saw this video last week when it premiered.  I am a BIG nerd, thank you very much.

P.S. – “Mixed Up S.O.B.” is the first song on their new album These Are The Good Times People, which comes out today.

Sweep the Leg March 3, 2008

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Did anyone think that a quote from The Karate Kid would spawn its own song and music video over 20 years later?  “Sweep the Leg” (from the debut album of No More Kings) pays homage to the line at the end of the movie spoken by the cruel sensei of the Cobra Kai dojo.  The video features the entire original male cast members except for the late Pat Morita (aka Mr. Miyagi), and it offers a humorous alternative ending to the movie from the viewpoint of Johnny (the main antagonist).  Enjoy!

Yes, it’s Superdelegate! February 20, 2008

Posted by davegoblog in Politics, Pop Culture, Television.
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Louder than a screaming pundit!
More powerful than a local voter!
Able to speak talking points in a single sound bite!
Look up in the city a mile high!
It’s Robert Byrd!
It’s Howard Dean!
It’s Superdelegate!

Yes, it’s Superdelegate, strange Democrat from another district who came to Denver with voting powers and abilities far beyond those of pledged delegates.  Superdelegate, who can change the course of mighty elections, fashion candidates in his bare hands, and who, disguised as an unpledged party leader or elected official for a major political party, brokers a never ending convention for Clinton, Obama, and the Democratic way.

Special thanks to @ehoffman on Twitter for helping to spark the idea for this post.

Science teachers gone bad January 23, 2008

Posted by davegoblog in Pop Culture, Science, Technology, Television.
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BreakingBad

Why is this man running through the desert in only his underwear, shoes, socks, and an apron?  “Breaking Bad” begins by smacking the viewer in the face with a very frantic Walter White (portrayed brilliantly by Bryan Cranston of “Malcolm in the Middle”) wildly driving an RV while sirens blare in the distance.  What the heck is this high school chemistry teacher doing?

Flash to three weeks earlier.  We learn that in addition to teaching, Walter works the cash register at a local car wash to make ends meet.  He has a pregnant wife who sells various knick-knacks via online auctions, a teenage son with cerebral palsy, and a Pontiac Aztek that is falling apart.  The day after his surprise 50th birthday party, he collapses at the car wash and is rushed to the hospital only to discover he has inoperable lung cancer even though he’s never smoked.  The doctor gives him two years at best.

What’s Walter to do?  Why not start a mobile methamphetamine lab with a former chemistry student?

One of the funniest parts (for me) is when Walter steals lab equipment from the school and shows it to his former student and now business partner.  In addition to the prized 5000 mL round-bottom flask, he’s taken lab safety gear to protect himself while cooking the meth.  Just like a good chemistry teacher – safety first, even when breaking the law.

“Breaking Bad” airs on AMC on Sunday nights at 10pm, and the first episode is currently available as a free download on iTunes.

What if… January 22, 2008

Posted by davegoblog in Berea, Family, Movies, Pop Culture, Star Wars.
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DarthYoda

…Darth Vader fought Yoda?  Who do you think would win?

Darth Vader (me) & Yoda (Anna) at our nephew’s 4th birthday party.

Death Star (Piñata) Destruction! January 18, 2008

Posted by davegoblog in Berea, Family, Movies, Pop Culture, Star Wars.
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In case you missed it, the Rebels blew up the third Death Star at my nephew’s birthday party.  We dug out a lot of our Star Wars paraphernalia including the R2-D2 cooler and the full-size cardboard cutouts.  Also, Anna and I volunteered to appear as Yoda and Darth Vader (pictures to follow).  The mostly 4-year old kids were unsure of what to make of us, although they did “duel” with me using their glowsticks and dance with Anna and R2-D2.  But, there was a Force bubble surrounding me during picture time 😉

Look at the size of that piñata! January 16, 2008

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DeathStar

Nephew’s 4th Birthday Party

I am your…Uncle! January 8, 2008

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This Saturday I will be donning Darth Vader’s costume to make an appearance at my nephew’s 4th birthday party, which will be Star Wars themed (I hope he’s not reading this). We have yet to hear back from the Dark Lord of the Sith via Twitter, so I’ll be representing him. Also, I’m working on enlisting some Stormtrooper bodyguards from The 501st Legion Ohio Garrison. Maybe we can drag TK-421 away from his post!

Sam can has cheezeburger December 21, 2007

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