Monday, July 30, 2012

What's With All the Nickelback Hate?

  One thing that I noticed that the general consensus of the internet is that Nickelback is supposedly the Worst Band Ever. I however disagree. They're not the worst band ever. I'll name 13 bands that are worse than Nickelback in my opinion.
  1. Train
  2. Maroon 5
  3. The Fray
  4. My Chemical Romance
  5. Fall Out Boy
  6. Slam Bamboo
  7. The Devil Wears Prada
  8. Gym Class Hereos
  9. The Black Eyed Peas
  10. Augustana
  11. Foster The People
  12. LMFAO
  13. Far East Movement
  Now I believe people hate Nickelback because they think every one of their songs is either about hookers, drinking or sex and all have the same sound. That is not true at all. Chad Kroeger can laugh all the way to the bank despise the hate. Who's laughing now? Yep it's Chad Kroeger. I must admit that Nickelback is nowhere near my favorite band, Nine Inch Nails. One thing is for sure Trent Reznor can win an Academy Award whereas Nickelback probably will not ever win one. Maybe in the best original song category.
  Another reason why I believe people hate Nickelback is that it is the "Cool" thing to do. Haters gonna hate as they say. Just because Nickelback is different doesn't mean they deserve the hate. I can never understand the Hate for Nickelback.  They're are far more worst bands that need more hate than Nickelback. So Stop the hate

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


  Back in the day in the 16 bit era of video games, Sega had a game secrets hotline. If you were desperate to know how to beat a game, you called a 1-900 number. Unlike a 1-800 number, 1-900 numbers you pay for per minute. Now I wonder how many kids actually called this hotline without their parents permission? My guess probably lots of kids did. When their parents saw the phone bill, they were in deep trouble.
  Now according to the number on the cartridge for Sonic The Hedgehog 3, the 1-900-200-SEGA cost $0.95 per minute for a recorded call. Or you had the live option that was $1.50 per minute. You also had to be 18 years old or have parental permission. A TDD (Touch Dial Tone) phone is or (was) required. For those who lived in Canada, the number was 1-900-451-5252 and cost USD $1.50 per minute recorded or live either way.
  I haven't tried to call this number nor do I have any desire to call it. I don't know if the number is still in service. I doubt Sega still owns this number or not. It may now be a phone sex hotline for that matter.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Reunited At Last

  Many years ago I got a Jakks Pacific WWF RAW Monster Ring for Christmas back in 1997 or 1998 one of those years. It came from the JC Penny catalog with an exclusive BCA referee figure and an BCA Kane, Undertaker and I believe a Stone Cold Steve Austin. Anyway I had a lot of fun with that as a kid. The referee took lots of abuse from having obscure matches against Barney the Dinosaur which when you were 8 years old, beating the living shit out of a Barney toy was the cool thing to do with old Jakks figures. Barney was always the jobber to The Undertaker. I guess when I was 12-13 years old I foolishly gave away my WWF RAW Monster Ring and Referee and other BCA's. I regret giving away the Referee but I got better Mattel Versions of them with the exception  of Stone Cold Steve Austin whose Mattel I don't have. Anyway how does this relate to being reunited?
  Well I am a member to start with, so I was looking to buy or trade with other members when I saw one member had the BCA referee that I had when I was a kid. So he gave me a price of $12 for the loose referee. I paid it, and received the figure a week later. So I got the figure yesterday waiting for me when I came home from work yesterday. Opening the box and seeing a figure just like I used to have as a kid made me feel reunited with my childhood. The figure had a few chips on the shirt and on the black hair and faded eyes which I don't mind at all. It adds to the conversation. I got it in time just for the 1000th episode of Monday Night RAW oddly enough. The figure is smaller in comparison to Mattel figures. In fact he is slightly taller than Hornswoggle with his leprechaun hat on. So many memories are brought back.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Gitmo Playlist

Here's your Gitmo Playlist
 It has been a little while since I last wrote a blog post. Today I was on my lunch break and went to the nearby record store where I happened to come across a used copy of Inspiration by William Hung for $3.99. I like comedy music so I had to buy it. So I did and went home and had to take a shower and get changed so I could go to church and then go to a party for a 50th wedding anniversary. So I haven't had anytime until now to rip it to Windows Media Player on my laptop since I my entertainment complex needs new speakers. So I am currently listening to this album and laughing at it hysterically. It is so bad that it's good. So it hit me that this should have been the only thing needed for the Gitmo Playlist. If you haven't heard of the Gitmo Playlist, it was the controversial music torture playlist used to torture detainees at Guantanimo Bay in Cuba. Some of the playlist included the Sesame Street theme and music from Barney. So the US Military and the CIA should have thrown away the playlist and replaced it with William Hung albums. It would be perfect. Not many people can stand listening to William Hung for after one song. After that he gets annoying. But I like it. The prisoners at Gitmo would go nuts having to listen to this at high decibels

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Video Game Soundtacks Rant

  Do you know what really grinds my gears? It's the fact that 99.9% of the classic Sega Genesis soundtrack CD's were only sold in Japan only and only available in the USA via expensive import. I don't want to pay $50 and up for freaking CD. No way In Heck am I ever going to pay that. What really grinds my gears is that us Americans who love 16 bit era music from Sega Genesis games get left out by the Japanese by not releasing this good music in the United States. Well I think 16 bit era music was the best and beats today's music for video games by a longshot. I love the game Columns for the Sega Genesis, it had really relaxing music that isn't too distracting and keeps you focused on the puzzle game. The composer was Tokuhiko Uwabo a genius as I may add. He composed perfect music for Columns, especially the most well known piece, Clotho. The soundtrack for columns was released on CD in Japan alongside the music for Columns II The Voyage Through Time which was an Japan Exclusive arcade cabinet game featuring music by another composer.  While Columns II had shared the majority of the soundtrack, Columns on the other hand had music that was too short, especially Atropos and Lathesis which should have been extended. Now you can get this soundtrack by piracy which I don't condone whatsover, or you can download them from a video game music site which they are in .vgz files which cannot be played in Windows Media Player. Or You can spend the $50+ for the CD.
  There should be a record label that is willing to put these classic video game scores out on CD in the United States. There is a huge market for them in the USA. I'm not the only one who wants them on CD. This will stop piracy and everybody wins. Hey They can also make them available for purchase on iTunes and for those who prefer to download them. But I prefer a CD that way I will always have it in case something happens to my Laptop since my I need new speakers for my CD Player.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Everybody Needs a Yugo Sometime

  One of my favorite Advertising campaigns was a for the worst car of all time, the Yugo GV. The truth is for $3,990 we all need a car for that price at one time in our life or another. This proves you get what you paid for. This picture is so hilarious. All of the people who are surrounding this car look like they think that the Yugo GV is their savior.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

My Greatest Salvation Army Find

Front of Card
  Today my mom was at a doctor appointment and I decided to take a walk to some of the stores in the vicinity. One of them was The Salvation Army. So I go looking for old action figures and I struck gold. No Scratch that. I struck Platinum. I found an old Jakks-Pacific 2 Tuff Bone Crunching Action 2-pack with Chyna and HHH. Best part is was that it was only $4 and the carding had minor shelfwear. I never find anything this nice in thrift stores. Since Mattel won't make a Chyna figure due to her making porno films now I couldn't pass this up for $4. I opened it up to display my Chyna figure next to my Mattel Divas. HHH I'm not so sure of what to do with him.
  The Triple H figure's headscan looks alot like Regis Philbin for some reason. I ended up giving the Triple H to my nephews.
Back of Card

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

25 Reasons Why Troll 2 is Better Than The Artist

  Today I wasn't sure if I was going to blog today or not. So I was doing an image search of Kristen Stewart's mouth open and thought of bad movies and then I realized one of my favorites, Troll 2 is better than some overrated Oscar winning film. So here is why Troll 2 is better than The Artist.
  1. Troll 2 is an unintentional comedy.
  2. Troll 2 features horrendous acting that is laughable.
  3. Troll 2 has a unique film score.
  4. Troll 2 is has sound.
  5. Troll 2 is in widescreen not fullscreen like The Artist.
  6. Troll 2 doesn't have a cute overrated dog.
  7. Troll 2 is so bad it's good.
  8. You can riff Troll 2.
  9. Troll 2 has a cult following.
  10. Troll 2 isn't overrated.
  11. Troll 2 is in color.
  12. Troll 2 is not a modern day anachronism.
  13. Troll 2 didn't win any Academy Awards even though it should have.
  14. Troll 2 is the Best Worst Movie.
  15. You won't get bored with Troll 2 as you would get while watching The Artist.
  16. Troll 2 is a masterpiece.
  17. They're Eating Her and Then They're Going To Eat Me.... Oh My God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  18. You Can't Piss on Hospitality! I Won't Allow It!
  19. Troll 2 has interesting Plot twists.
  20. Troll 2 starred a dentist.
  21. Troll 2 is a better investment.
  22. Troll 2 has cheesy special effects.
  23. Goblins
  24. Nilbog Milk
  25. All of the reasons above.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Never Get Keys Cut at Lowes

  I have a word of advice for you. Never get your keys duplicated at Lowes. Why? Well for one reason is that their Axxess+ key machine doesn't cut your key right at all. We recently had to replace our lock and deadbolt for our garage, we bought the lockset and deadbolt at Lowes and got the OEM Schlage key duplicated for my dad my mom, my brother and myself. The original keys work fine but the ones we got at Lowes don't work at all in the deadbolt. They would turn but not all of the way. We went back to Lowes to tell them about our problem and they cut us new keys. They didn't work in the deadbolt any better than the first ones we got cut. I know that we should have gone to the local locksmith to get them made. So we went to the locksmith today and I told him the problem about the ones we got made at Lowes. The guy smiled as if he knew about Lowes keys not working right. This guy was a pro and our keys actually work this time. So long story short don't get keys made at Lowes

Monday, July 9, 2012

Bonesaw McGraw

  I was watching Spider-Man yesterday, the one directed by Sam Raimi, when I happened to watch my favorite part of the movie, where Peter Parker goes to the Wrestling place to try to win $3,000 to buy a car. There he gets his name The Amazing Spider-Man by no other than Bruce Campbell where Peter Parker wanted to be called The Human Spider. He then is entered into a cage match with Bonesaw McGraw, played by the late Macho Man Randy Savage. Now this leads to the point of my post for today, a Bonesaw McGraw action figure. If you are looking for one I have bad news. They never made one. The company that had the license for the line at the time was Toy-Biz who at one point made WCW and TNA action figures and was owned by Marvel Comics at one point as well. What bugs me is that Bonesaw McGraw had a very crucial part in the movie in my opinion and deserved an action figure. Lego had planned to release a set based on the scene but scrapped the idea for some unknown reasons. As you may have known, Macho Man Randy Savage died last year, and his figures had become instant collectors items. Ironically I bought his Mattel WWE Legends figure a week before he died. But If they made a figure of Bonesaw McGraw, WWE collectors would love to have this Macho Man Randy Savage figure to their collection.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

I Saw My Dream Car

  Today was a very great day for me. I got to see my dream car up and personal. Near my place of employment there was a car show and naturally I went there on my lunch. At the car show I nearly had a stroke seeing my dream car, a Stutz Blackhawk. It was a 1975 model once owned by Johnnie Taylor. The Stutz Blackhawk was stunning. I was blown away looking at it. I even got to talk to the nice lady who owned the car. We had a pleasant conversation about the Stutz. I was even more stoked when I saw that the car had the OEM Stutz keys. You can't even get those anymore. The interior was superb much more luxurious than cars today. It even had a bar in the back seat. The owner said the car is going to a museum that she didn't name. It was a great car that I finally got to see in person. Here is a link to the car from the Stutz Registry

Friday, July 6, 2012

The Strangest Dream

  Last night I had the strangest dream. I dreamed that some WWE superstars had cameos in Twilight. It was weird indeed. The dream consisted of Brock Lesnar and Gene Snitsky having an offbeat cameo in a movie that they wouldn't even be considered being cast for. In my dream, I was on looking up Gene Snitsky's profile on there, and noticed that he had a cameo in Twilight. So I clicked on the link for Twilight and clicked on Full Cast and Crew and noticed that both Gene Snitsky and Brock Lesnar were in the movie. I then went out and bought Twilight on Blu-Ray just to check there scenes out and found out that they were sure in the movie, in a non speaking role just as background characters who somehow interacted with Bella and Edward. After I had that dream I woke up and got ready for the day

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Matchbox Batmobile

  I was in Walmart today and saw that they put out a case of Matchbox cars. I prayed that the Batmobile would be on the pegs and my prayers were answered. This is the first Batmobile for Matchbox and it was way overdue. Mattel has had the DC Comics license from 2003 since Hasbro lost the license. Hot Wheels has had a Batmobile in it's line practically every year since 2004 whereas Matchbox hasn't had one until 2012.
  The Batmobile is based on the Mattel Designed Batman Power Attack line which isn't based on a Batman TV show or current comic book for that matter. The Batmobile is a stunning car for Matchbox's first attempt at the caped crusader's ride. It's a bit wider than Hot Wheels Batmobiles. The paint is a sparkly blue metallic.
Don't touch my Car BITCH
  I would highly recommend this Batmobile to any Batman fan.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

My Favorite Branches of The United States Armed Forces

  Since It is the 4th of July today, I have decided to come up with today's blog post. Today is a day that we should respect and thank. our armed forces for defending our freedom since 1776. So I will name my favorite branches of the United States Armed Forces in Order.
 1. United States Marine Corps. Why the Marines? Well they are America's best branch of the armed forces. It takes a special person to become one of The Few The Proud The Marines. They are also America's Badasses
2. United States Coast Guard. The USCG is one of the branches of the Armed Forces that gets very little recognition for all the things that they do. They risk their lives going after drug runners, guarding our borders at sea and conducting search and rescue operations.
3. United States Air Force. The USAF doesn't just fly planes all day, they do all sorts of things that we don't think of, such as launching spacecraft, programming computers and working with satellite communication just to name a few.
4. United States Navy. Everybody knows what they do. They do the exact opposite of what the USCG does, go past the borders of the Coast Guard and defending freedom at sea.
5. United States Army. The most talked about and common branch of the armed forces. They are also the largest branch. They do a lot of work as well. They get the most thanks out of them all.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Top 20 Matchbox Skybusters That Should Be Made

  I was thinking lately of some great potential Matchbox Skybusters aircraft that should be made. So here is my top 10 Plus a few bonus Aircraft.
  1. Learjet 23
  2. PZL Mielec M 18 Dromader
  3. Air Tractor 802
  4. AVE Mizar (The Flying Ford Pinto)
  5. Cessna 206
  6. Piper Cub
  7. HondaJet
  8. Beechcraft 200 Super King Air
  9. Ford Trimotor
  10. Gulfstream G-IV
  11. North American Rockwell Sabreliner 
  12. DeHavrilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo in Canadian Forces Search and Rescue livery
  13. Boeing Vertol CH-113 Labrador in same livery as above
  14. Bell 47
  15. Lake LA4 Buccaneer
  16. Lockheed JetStar
  17. Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin in USGC livery 
  18. Lockheed C-130 Hercules in USCG livery
  19. Sikorsky HH-60 Jayhawk in USCG livery
  20. Concorde

Sunday, July 1, 2012

How to Straighten a Bent Car Key

  Did you ever accidentally bend your car key? Many people have done that. Many people probably think that the key is no longer good anymore and stop using it or throw it away. This is a problem that can easily be fixed at home. Here is how to straighten a bent car key.
  1. Take the bent car key and put it into a vise.
  2. Tighten the vise so the key is firmly in it's grip.
  3. Take the head of the key and slightly bend it in the opposite direction of where it is bent.
  4. If it didn't bend, slightly reposition the car key so you have better leverage to straighten it.
WARNING do not attempt this if your key is worn out, ex, all of the nickel plating is worn off, or is starting to get brittle. your key might break. Do not do this with a laser cut car key or one with a keyless entry remote as the head of the key.