Thursday, October 22, 2015

Bombastic EP CD Review

  Finally Bonnie McKee has released her EP Bombastic in physical form. First it was available as a digital download on iTunes or Google Play, those seemed to be the only two places you were able to download it, Now the long awaited wait is over to get a CD release of this EP.
  Now you can buy the CD directly from Bonnie McKee since she is an independent artist right now. Her online store is here
 The CD is an autographed copy, which is also a plus since the CD is only $5.99 plus $2 for shipping. Bombastic is in a digipak case, not a jewel case which is also a plus, It gives the CD a more Nine Inch Nails feeling to it since it comes in a digipak. On a side note you can't get the CD in a normal record store to my best of knowledge.
  The tracklisting for Bombastic is
  1. I Want It All
  2. Bombastic
  3. Wasted Youth
  4. Easy
  Oddly enough the CD does have a barcode on the back of the digipak, I guess this is for in case retailers want to carry the CD. It's pretty cool for an independent artist to get a company to press CD's for them. If Trent Reznor was able to do it when he had his own label, The Null Corporation than anyone can do it.
  Bombastic is an amazing EP. First off it has been long overdue for a followup album to Trouble which was released on September 28th, 2004. The 2 best songs on the 4 track EP are Bombastic and Wasted Youth. In fact all of the songs on the EP sound amazing on my Altec-Lansing Speakers.

Friday, October 2, 2015

You Didn't Make That: Jeep DJ-5

Today's post will be very brief. A couple of years ago Jeep had a Jeep DJ-5 Dispatcher hat on their merchandise site. If you don't know what Jeep DJ5 is, it was a Jeep that was made for the USPS back in the 1970s. Anyway Jeep never made the Jeep DJ5 Dispatcher, AM General made it. So I don't get why it was even on their website. I guess it was a Jeep Thing that I wouldn't understand.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Obscure Hot Wheels Car of The Day Number 1: Syd Mead's Sentinel 400 Limo

  Today I thought I would start reviewing what are in my own opinion, obscure Hot Wheels cars. These cars may be obscure to them being relatively unknown in the modern world, or cars that were only made once such as an ex Corgi casting.
The original artwork for the Sentinel 400 Limo
  Syd Mead is a well known concept artist and futurist. Some of his designs have been featured in hit movies such as Blade Runner, Tron and Aliens and has even spread out to the video game industry as well. So in 2002 Mattel for some odd reason thought it would be cool to make one of his concept art into a Hot Wheels car. So they did they chose the Sentinel  400 Limo from his book Sentinel which features a ton of car concept art. Out of all the cars that were in that book they chose the Sentinel 400 Limo. So far the Sentinel 400 Limo is the only concept art of Syd Mead that has ever been turned into a Hot Wheels car.
   This car is one of my favorite Hot Wheels cars. It rolls smooth and it looks great when placed next to other iconic movie cars such as the DeLorean Time Machine or the 1989 Batmobile. The Sentinel 400 Limo has been re released and repainted a couple of times since it debuted in 2002. However those cars are painted nothing like the original 2002 First Edition. If you ever see the 2002 First Edition, buy it it's worth every penny.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

The Worst PlayStation2 Game Ever

  What is the worst PlayStation2 game ever? Well In my own opinion, that game is Super Trucks Racing. This game is so glitchy and flawed, that in order to sell the game they had to bundle the game with PlayStation2 consoles. I love semi trucks and racing games, so what could possibly go wrong with this game? Well the controls are goofy, that they give EA Sports NASCAR Games look 10 times as better. In fact unlike NASCAR games, Super Trucks Racing uses the analog sticks to steer whereas the you use the D-pad to steer in EA's NASCAR Games.
   Super Trucks Racing was 99.9% Road Courses and to unlock the speedway, you could use a cheatcode that doesn't work at all. Yeah I've tried that cheat code a million times and the freaking speedway doesn't unlock. This game is horrid. I'd rather play Barney's Hide And Seek for the Sega Genesis.
   In Fact Barney's Hide and Seek for Sega Genesis is a better game. It's not glitched to my best knowledge. Why am I comparing a shitty PS2 game to what is possibly the worst Sega Genesis game of all time? I don't know why but it's the only shitty game I could compare it to.
  Super Trucks Racing is one of the worst PS2 games ever made hands down. Don't just take my word for it, go read other reviews and opinions of it on GameFAQs or IGN or, some other gaming website. The reviews pretty much agree that this game is a colossal peace of dogshit. 
The Official Playstation Magazinereviewed this game on 01/01/04 and gave it  a 1.5 out of 5 stars.

Things That Grind My Gears Number 1: Hot Topic's Clearance Sales.

    I haven't blogged since last year, so it got me thinking that I should be blogging again. One of the things that really grinds my gears is Hot Topic's clearance sales. That's right, the 50% off all clearance T-shirts. Whenever I go into a Hot Topic when they have this sale, it's always a jumbled up mess. Literally it's a real pain in the butt to go looking for a clearance T-Shirt? Why is that?
  Well for starters, all of the clearance T-Shirts are thrown into cardboard boxes that are not categorized into size. So everytime I go into Hot Topic looking for lets say a WWE T-shirt on clearance, I have to dig into an unorganized cardboard box to look for a T-shirt that they may or may not have if any that are in my size. It's really frustrating to look for T-shirts in this manner.
  This brings me to my second part of my complaint, the sizes. Is it me or is it that Hot Topic's clearance sales for their T-shirts, always seem to have too many smalls? I buy my T-shirts in a size XL because that way when I wash them they will shrink up so they'll still fit me anyway. I'm usually a large. I think that Hot Topic buys way too many size small T-shirts, because that's what 99.999% of the sizes are that are on the 50% off clearance sale. Really when I do find a shirt that I like, it unfortunately is a size small.
   It pisses me off every single time they have one of these sales. Sometimes you're better off buying on of the wristbands when they are 50% off. I got my Nine Inch Nails wristband and my NECA Lone Ranger badge that way. Why pay $15 for a replica prop badge from a box office bomb, when you can pay $7 for it?  Yeah sometimes their clearance sales can get you a good deal if you can get to the sale early enough I guess. WWE shirts seem to go really fast when they are on clearance.