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.
Now I’m off to New Zealand on my honeymoon. Again, I don’t know who reads this, but I thought you should know. It’s kinda funny though, all the things that I have to do this month, and it just might end up being the most popular month post wise!
Sadly I haven’t had a chance to play this as often or as much as I once used to. But this song is apt and describes some of the most fun times I’ve had in my young adult life. I probably spent a few years of my life playing games of Halo with people young and old, men and women (though, really mostly men), and near and far. It’s hard to describe how big of an influence Halo was on the world of gaming, it’s sort of like Super Mario Bros. Halo 3 was my favorite of the series and easily the one I spent the most time in. To this day I still play around in it, but I’m rusty, very rusty, and more easily frustrated and prone to controller throwing. Anyway, Halo 3 came out 12 years ago today, fire up a game and enjoy.
Can you believe that it’s been eighteen years since that faithful morning when the world stopped? Eighteen years. There are teenagers alive now who you can have an adult conversation with who weren’t alive when it happened. There are young adults who were still in diapers when it happened. It was a terrible event, but it will not be forgotten. The world might have changed significantly since that faithful morning, but we should always remember the time right after it when we as a country were united together. We must go back to those times and we will realize that we can make it through anything.
Today marks the 80th year since the bloodiest war in the history of man. Early in the day, Hitler’s Nazi Germany invaded Poland setting off the spark of events that spiraled into World War II. It’s bee sugar coated, it’s been glorified, it’s been everything under the sun, but at the end of the day, it was a war. A terrible war with atrocities all over the place. Terrible things happened, and terrible scars are still healing all over the world.
Thankfully we’ve lived in relative peace for the last 80 years, let us hope that it remains that way for further generations to come.
My fiancee was showing me something the other day. It was a video that she loved in her younger days of the internet. Before Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, reddit, all of those things. Back when you had to actually search for quality (or lack of) humor on the internetz. Many hours were spent stumbling around the internet looking for things, and finding things. I can’t remember where exactly I first saw the video, and I know I posted about it before but I can’t find it. Anyway, I had to show her the infamous Benny Lava.
Benny Lava is superior to whatever you might be thinking. It’s a classic internet video. It’s not necessarily as wide spread as The Ultimate Showdown, but it’s far more known than Electronik Supersonik which I also had to show her:
Yes nostalgia and the internet go hand in hand. It’s almost like the internet was made for it.
Anyway, I’ve posted the above videos again because they are amazing and you have to watch them.
Yes, that’s right, I’m talking about the National Parks of the United States of America. Currently there are 61 of them. (Whether or not some actually deserve to be named parks is up for debate, but not here). I have been to 28 of them. Not everyone is represented on my website yet as a full review, (there’s not enough time in the day), but I have photos from them all. I’m not posting 28 photos here, just some of my favorites. So, check out the jump, read all about it, and remember, stay in school.
It’s been a long time since Jake and Amir were regularly making videos. I remember it like it was yesterday honestly, I can’t believe it’s been 3 or 4 years. Any Hootie and the Blowfish, they recently joined back up on Patreon and are uploading Jake and Amir watch, Jake and Amir, it’s like director commentary on DVDs back in the day. Just pop it in, press play and enjoy the ride.
Or, pay them some money and watch them watch themselves. This above video is from Milk Man I and II with Ben Schwartz. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t a big fan of the Milk Man set, but it’s fun to watch them reminisce about times past. I almost want to sign up and watch,but they’re only like 20 episodes deep and they have over 800 to total. Or that’s what I heard. It seems right.
I remember stumbling to the videos years and years ago. Remember stumble-upon. Man those were good times. I know Tuesdays and Thursdays I was refreshing the homepage waiting for the new video to drop. Then before I had found the reddit community, I would hope to be one of the first to add a comment to their page.
Many good times watching them. I still use many of the phrases in my common every day words. It’s impressive, kind of. Some people don’t really get it, but I do, and that’s what matters.
I might be alittle behind on this (the Kickstarter has ended, but was funded to over 2000%), but this looks like a pretty ace game.
There have been a few more additions to the National Parks since this was conceived and produced, but that’s the nature of the world, things are constantly changing. I’m bummed that I missed out on this Kickstarter, but I think it would be neat to have in general.