For anyone who grew up with a Nintendo 64, GoldenEye 007 was the game to have. The story behind it is pretty crazy, but I won’t get into copying it’s Wikipedia entry. The below video takes some of the famous scenes from the video game which also happened in the movie (for a movie adaption, it was pretty good). However, all the sound effects and music come from the video game version. That’s right, the ridiculous slaps, gun noises, cries, everything. It’s all from the video game. It’s quite hilarious to be honest.
This time of year, you have to remember the good old days, before there were achievements, when you and your siblings were just trying to see how many Russians you could kill with the rocket launcher and infinite ammo before you got bored of the level. When you turned on DK mode (easily the best hidden cheat since the Konami code) and pile up the hats of the dead Russians as you killed them. Ah, what times…
While the above is apparently a painting, it’s still amazingly ace. I like to take 360 photos and videos, and they are basically limited to the realm of the internetz and computer. Thanks to the amazing people on that reddit thread, I am able to shell out hundreds of dollars for one of my own actual photos on a sphere though. I could use Scandy Sphere and spend $500 on one, or Snapsphere which is at least $150, but I can’t seem to find pricing on a custom one. Lastly there’s the DIY route with this video you can follow. What is very clearly missing however is the ability to print out your sphere on paper like that. The linked site is all in Japanese, I have no idea if you can order something or not. Oh well, it seems like I’ll be regulated to viewing them all on my computer for the time being.
December 7th, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
The world changed that day. Mostly for the better but everyone now-a-days is up in arms about what could have and should have been. Today is not the day to talk about could haves, it’s a day to remember the loss of life and the way our nation, and the world’s life changed forever. The Attack on Pearl Harbor changed things, but it set about a series of events that led to today. And today you an I are reading this blog, and watching other world events happening in front of our eyes. Had things been different who knows what would have happened, but today is a day of Infamy.
Remember that miniature concrete building that some guy made? Here’s a bridge version of it. It looks slightly better, except the on and off ramp look way too steep for the scale. I gotta admit, the whole thing of building real life miniatures is pretty cool, but it’s pretty strange too. Like I get it if you’re using it to demonstrate something, but to do it for fun? I don’t need a scale model bridge.
I remember 23 years ago when Pokemon Red and Blue came out. I remember playing it on this long Thanksgiving weekend. My brother and I didn’t know what we were doing, but we were having a blast. We only had one Gameboy at the time (the giant OG one) so we had to take turns playing while the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was on in the background. I remember being hooked on it though. Absolutely hooked. We played for hours, days even. Somehow, some way latter on in the year without the internet we heard about the rare-candy trick and we immediately went to power up our guys. To this day, Red is the only game where I caught all 150 of them. I’ve played most of the mainline games over the years too – Gold, Emerald, Black, Heart Gold, and X. I skipped Diamond/Pearl and Sun/Moon, I’m not sure why, probably because other things were happening and I didn’t have time for the grind. I never got as hard core into it as others, grinding for the absolute best IV/EV pokemon who knew moves he couldn’t. That’s just too much work, I wanted to catch them all, and I’m happy to let someone else be the very best.
There’s no reason, I just wanted to post this absolute classic video showing the internet in it’s early days:
It has been a long time since I have posted here. Not quite as long as previous disappearances, though long enough. You should be excited to know that married life is wonderful and ya’ll should take part in it. Also, New Zealand is an amazing country, and despite loosing our luggage, our honeymoon was fantastic!
Below I’m going to give you some first hand photos of this trip, but you can find all of them and more at the New Zealand trip page. Though if all you’re interested in is photos, then you probably will be fine checking out the New Zealand Collection.
Check out the awesome photos below though: