April, 2008

I need more time!

Feeling: Frustrated


I had a fun dinner with my homies last night. They ate sushi. I ate food.

Well, it looks like I'm going to be a day late on my magazine. I really tried to finish it today, but I just couldn't make it, and I didn't want to release anything half-assed. So, I'm gonna take the rest of the night to work on it. It should be up tomorrow.

From the dust of a time now forgotten, it will come the destroyer of worlds

Feeling: Happy


The soundtrack from the game Tyrian is now online in the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation.

Still more cramming to finish my magazine on time too! I think it'll be ready tomorrow, but I may need one more day just to finalize all the images and everything. We'll see.

Anyway, I'm off to dinner with a large group of friends. Should be good times!

Someone call the ambulance, there's gonna be an accident

Feeling: Sleepy


The weekend was a lot of fun. Friday, after work, I biked for several miles. After that I joined up with some drunk friends and played videogames very poorly. On Saturday I ate breakfast, finished reading Nick Hornby's latest book, "Slam", which is awesome, went to the mall and picked up some new clothes, and went to help my sister with her computer, and did some work on my magazine. Sunday, I spent helping one of my little youngling friends with their homework and did more work on my magazine. Today... more work on my magazine. I'm really cramming to finish it up by Wednesday.

Actually, the weekend was a bit too packed, and I could really use a nap. Maybe I'll feel better after I ingest some sustenance.

My foot hurts even more now

Feeling: Blah


I had a blast last night at GameWorks with my peeps. I tried DDR on doubles for the first time. That is a lot harder than it looks, but after a little work I was able to pass a 5 footer!

I'm trying to crunch down on my magazine because I'm behind schedule. I'm still determined to get it out by the end of the month.

Someone should really fix this sign.

My foot hurts. :-(

Feeling: Okay


Two big updates today. First, the soundtrack to Zeppelin: Giants of the Sky has been added to the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation along with four new composers and a new audio format. Second, I've added my report and all my pictures from the Kansas City trip.

Here's some impressive stuff: 20 Amazing and Unusual Weather Phenomena.

I'm going to be down at GameWorks in Auburn Hills tonight with my homies. See you all there. You'll notice I didn't say "yall". Kansas City couldn't break me!

I can has sleep?

Feeling: Sleepy


Okay, I'm almost finished with my Kansas City trip write up. It'll be up tomorrow.

Nothing much to say, I'm still working on the magazine and getting another game soundtrack ready.


Feeling: Injured


Today is one of the few holidays that I celebrate, since it is one of the few holidays that I agree with. Happy Earth Day everyone.

This morning I had my temporary crown put on. My gum line is screaming in pain.

I'm still behind on getting the pictures of my trip online because I'm also a little behind on meeting the deadline for Cerebral Seepage. I still plan on publishing by May 1st, so everything else is going a bit slower.

And every stranger's face I see reminds me that I long to be

Feeling: Sleepy


I'm back from my trip to Kansas City, MO. I should have the full write-up with pictures and commentary soon, but for now I'm still trying to recuperate from the airport stress.

In the meantime, I've added the soundtrack of Ken Silverman's 1991 Tetris clone, Kentris, to the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation.

I heard on the radio that Weezer has a new album coming out on June 24th. It's going to be -another- self-titled album, this time it's The Red Album. Soon they will run out of colors. I heard the first single off of it, "Pork and Beans", but I wasn't that impressed. I did however recognize it as Weezer, so props to me. Anyway, I hope the rest of the album turns out better.

You may find yourself living in a shotgun shack

Feeling: Excited


One more videogame soundtrack has been added to Videogame Music Preservation Foundation. The music of Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure is now online. So far, April has been a good month for videogame music additions.

Bright and early tomorrow morning I'm going to be flying out to Missouri to visit Kimberly. I don't get back until late Sunday evening, so my next update won't be until next week. You're just going to have to deal with not getting any updates from me for awhile. I know, it's going to be tough for you to handle, but please try to cope. I expect to have a wonderful time, and I'll have plenty of sassy pictures for you when I get back. It'll be a like a slideshow! Everyone loves slideshows! Yay!

I got my nuts from a hippy in a camper van on Saturday night

Feeling: Happy


Yet another soundtrack has been added to the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation. This time it's Apogee's 1993 title, Major Stryker.

I also added some more notes to the NES hacking page. There are text tables for Gun.Smoke, Little Nemo: The Dream Master, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game and some memory offsets for TMNT 2. You can get infinite lives, infinite HP, or make yourself impervious to being knocked down.

Many Christians who claim that homosexuality is wrong will quote a Bible verse from the book of Leviticus. If you've ever looked at the book of Leviticus you'll notice it says all sorts of strange things like you shouldn't wear clothes made of more than one fiber, or that men should not shave their sideburns, or that women should kill turtles when they have they're period, or that parents should kill our children if they talk back. Obviously, this doesn't happen, so why then should we allow people to quote the homosexual aspects of Leviticus? More humorously, what happens when you confront an archbishop with that question?

I just realized that in two days I'm going to be in Missouri. I should really consider getting packed. I just hope that American Airlines doesn't cancel my flight!

Taste the rainbow of stupidity

Feeling: Happy


I was eating dinner at a sports bar that constantly has a trivia quiz running on one of their TVs and there was a woman a few tables over who apparently had no inner monologue, because she read each question aloud, very slowly, and with only semi-accurate pronunciation. This mouth-breather wasn't exactly what you would call bright. She consistently guessed wrong on every question, and each time she got one wrong she would drop the F-bomb so the kids at the table next to hers could hear. She is a perfect example of a Flint native: Unnecessarily loud, obliviously swearing in front of children, and as intelligent as a bucket of stupid. So, up comes a question that even a retard like her could get, "The company Necco experiences its best sales of this candy in February." I'm sure the children sitting next to her knew the answer without the multiple choice possibilities, but just in case, "Conversation Hearts" were right there in the list to remove any chance of an incorrect answer. So what does our Mensa candidate shout out? "Skittles!" I'm not joking, she really didn't know the correct answer. She even watched the screen carefully to see if she was right, and then disappointedly shouted another expletive when she realized how mentally challenged she was. I love morons. As long as they don't have political power they're an endless source of entertainment.

I've added the soundtrack of Ken's Labyrinth to the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation.

Over the weekend I found a nice pro-evolution documentary on YouTube. It's in 23 parts, but each part is only like 6 minutes each, so it's easy to take a break at any time. The first part is here and the description of it links to all the other episodes.

But I could swear by your expression
That the pain down in your soul was the same
As the one down in mine

Feeling: Okay


I'm on a roll with game soundtracks. The latest addition to the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation is Duke Nukem II.

If you've been wondering where these past couple quotes have been coming from then you need to watch "Hedwig and the Angry Inch".

In response to Christian scientists trying to isolate the "gay" gene, gay scientists are trying to isolate the "Christian" gene. Good stuff.

And who says that Americans are stupid. Certainly not the New Zealanders.

When it comes to huge openings, a lot of people think of me

Feeling: Blah


Yet another soundtrack has been added to the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation. This one is the NES game Gun.Smoke.

I added all of the items from the Elite Forces release to the Bionic Commando Database, and cleaned up the items page.

I finally got around to doing my taxes last night. It was pure joy, let me assure you.

Looks like Parker Brothers has come up with a new board game.

"Ah, my birthday. Normally I'd put on a festive hat and celebrate the fact that the Earth has circled the Sun one more time; I really didn't think it was going to make it this year, but darn it if it wasn't the little planet that could all over again." -- House

Well maybe there's nothing up in the sky but air

Feeling: Cold Sore


Another soundtrack has been added to the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation. The music of the old 8 bit Atari game 180 is now online.

I received my printed copy of Cerebral Seepage in the mail awhile back, and it looks great. If you want to order your own copy, or just download a free one, now is the time.

Don't you know me Kansas City? I'm the new Berlin Wall. Try and tear me down!

Feeling: Cold Sore


My body wanted to add insult to injury by giving me a cold sore. On the plus side, I had my teeth cleaned today, and I don't need a third root canal. Not yet anyway.

There are twmo more soundtracks in the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation for your listening pleasure: Heart Break and Saper, both Atari 8 bit games.

Dean 1, Tooth 0.

Feeling: Aggravated


My dentist was nice enough to allow me an emergency visit today in which he found that the nerve in my aching tooth was quite dead. The initial pain I felt last week was the nerve dying, and the pain that I was feeling recently was it rotting and preparing to infect my jaw. Luckily, we got to it before an infection occurred. However, the dead nerve had to removed, thus began my second root canal. This one was worse than before because it was on a molar with four nerve endings instead of my canine which only had one. So, after having my mouth open for three straight hours and having a whole bunch of metal spikes jabbed into the gaping socket that was my tooth, I no longer have a tooth ache. I also no longer have $1,306.50, which is how much the total procedure will cost me after I get my third crown, which will be done in two weeks. All totaled, the five hours of their time costs me two weeks pay. I should have been a dentist. Since my annual insurance allotment has already been surpassed (and we're not even through April yet), any and all further costs this year go straight to me. I have a cleaning tomorrow. Lame. Any rich women out there that I can turn tricks for?

Over the weekend, while suffering from my extremely annoying toothache, I ingested over two times the suggested maximum daily amount of ibuprofen. While my digestive tract vocally disagreed, it did allow me to experience tinnitus, which was interesting. It was like there was a telephone ringing off-and-on in the distance, even when I had my ears covered.

Since the pain left me home bound for most of the weekend, I had time to get my bike back in working order. I put a new seat on it, aired up the tires, and reconnected the chain. I took it for a spin around my apartment complex, and it felt great to be up on my horse again. It'll take more than two simultaneous broken arms to make me learn a lesson, that's for sure!

Last week I informed you of Ben Stein's silly little Creationism movie. Rather than mock it myself, check out expelledexposed.com which offers links to all of the bad press that the movie is getting from preliminary reviewers. It's not only the scientists who are mocking it, even film critics are appalled by its awful logic and mistruths.

I picked up several new albums. A couple are mere one-hit wonders, but they were only $1.66 each, so how could I resist? I now own: Crash Test Dummies - "God Shuffled His Feet", Harvey Danger - "Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone?", Meat Loaf - "Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell", R.E.M. - "Out of Time", Savage Garden - "Savage Garden", and Sugar Ray - "14:59".

On the subject of music, I've added a new single song soundtrack to the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation. It's an old Atari 800 game called Claim Jumper.

I can has cheezburger?

Feeling: Injured


I've added some information about Elite Forces to the Bionic Commando Database, and reworked the weapons and armor pages.

A priest scams $6.5 million from his followers while performing "exorcisms". Personally, I think that if people are stupid enough to pay someone to exercise their "demons" they don't deserve to have money in the first place. Religion... It's like litter for your mind.

Evil tooth hates me!

Feeling: Injured


The Quake II soundtrack has been added to the Videogame Music Preservation Foundation along with game's the four composers.

Why can't all races join hands and celebrate the fact that we're all stereotypes.

I've added information about the Chain of Commando comic book to the Bionic Commando Database.

I called my dentist this morning to try and schedule an early appointment, but he's on vacation. Naturally.

I hate my evil tooth!

Feeling: Injured


I got up early so that I could drop my friend off at the airport this morning. Thankfully, the roads were all pretty clear and uneventful.

Tooth still hurts. One more week until I get to go to the dentist. Maybe I can convince him to do a pro bono job of replacing all my teeth with platinum.

There are some more updates to the Bionic Commando Database as well.


Feeling: Frustrated


I completed the April issue of Cerebral Seepage on time, just like I wanted, but as I was preparing to upload it to my publisher I realized that I made a mistake in setting the page size. All of the pages were a half inch too wide. I wish that was merely an April Fool's joke. Rather than completely reformat the entire magazine, which would take days, I decided to simply cut a half inch off the side margins. The result is a little wonky looking, but I don't think it'll make that much of a difference. Anyway, you can download the April issue for free and, if you're feeling saucy, you can buy it in the publications page. I've placed a test order today. When I get it and make sure everything looks good I'll let you know in case you want to buy it yourself.

Thomas F. Wilson (IMDB) has been in a whole slew of TV shows, videogames, and movies since 1985 when he was in the Back to the Future series, and yet everyone is still only concerned about his role as Biff Tannen. So he made a cute little song about it.

Ben Stein is preparing to release a new "documentary" on April, 18th called Expelled. Basically, it's a propaganda film that attacks the scientific fact of evolution and promotes Creationism. He does this by quoting pseudo-scientists, misquoting real scientists, and trying to make Creationism seem like it's being victimized. Even though to movie will no doubt be two grueling hours of lies and wishful thinking, I'm kind of pleased to see Creationism is trying so desperately to claim martyrdom status. Creationism can't hold up by its own merit, so Ben Stein, as a last ditch effort, is trying to sensationalize it. I expect the movie to be popular, which is a shame, because I doubt that most of the people who see it will be educated enough to realize that it's all bullshit. I especially like the tagline, "no intelligence allowed," because you can be sure that no intelligence will be allowed in this movie.

Oh yes, thanks to Kimberly for her early birthday present. I now own the special editions of The Wizard of Oz, and The Sound of Music. I'd also like to reiterate my heterosexuality.