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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Remember Jonathan Lipnicki?

So Jerry Maguire is one of my all-time favorite movies - not a huge surprise, since I'm a loyal Cameron Crowe fan. The 1996 flick includes a pre-Zenu, pre-glibbed-out Tom Cruise, Renee Zellweger when the squint was cute, not to mention an awesome soundtrack and sweet little Jonathan Lipnicki.

Well guess what, folks. Little Ray has gone done and growed up. And he's legal, as of October 22.

Hot damn. Bees and dogs can smell fear, and this blogger can smell a hottie. Look for Jonathan later this year in the indy flick For the Love of Jade.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Now Hear This: Olivia Newton John - A Little More Love (Happy Birthday, Biotch!)

The hot act for young girls today is Miley Cirus.

When I was a young girl of the 70's, it was this blonde bombshell.

I used to listen to her album, Totally Hot, on my Winnie the Pooh record player. I was four when this album was released - that should tell you that my parents were cool and awesome. I still have it on vinyl, though the cover is a little worse for wear.

In honor of my childhood idol's 60th birthday, I give you my favorite track from Totally Hot, "A Little More Love".

Olivia Newton John - A Little More Love

I love you, Olivia. Happy Birthday. Two of a Kind was totally underrated.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Blast from the Past: Starcade

Superstation WTBS was the shiz back in the day. Not only did they have Night Tracks and an undending supply of the best classic programming (The Carol Burnett Show and Mama's Family, to name a few), but they had Starcade, the f-ing bomb.

My brother and I (self-proclaimed GEEKS) would make an effort to get up early (it was probably close to 6am) on Saturday mornings to watch this nerdfest. Starcade allowed video game geeks to compete head-to-head in the best aracade games of the time. Two competitors answered trivia questions to determine who would be the first to choose from 5 top-notch arcade games. The first player was then given a set amount of time to score as many points as possible. The second player was then given the chance to beat that score.

Two more rounds were played the same way, and the leader after the 2nd round could play "Name the Game" to win prizes by ID'ing screenshots of video games. The player in the lead at the end of the third round won the game and a bonus prize, and got to move to the bonus round, where they had 30 seconds to beat the average of 20 high-score games.

The Grand Prize? Oh, just a full-size arcade game console or a freakin' jukebox, or even an awesome robot.

Yes, a robot.

Here is Starcade in action, baby. Enjoy.

Fun fact? Larry Wilcox was featured on this show. No, not Heather's dad* - the blonde cop from Chips.

*This is an inside joke that may or may not work for you. Most people I've met know a Heather Wilcox.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I'm back, bitches.

Mom is doing better and my professional life is finally at a calm, so I'm about to inundate you with the useless crap that clouds my mind on a daily basis.

Bring it, you say?
Oh, it's already been brougthen.