ThinkGeek is right now offering fine-art canvas prints of four classic Nintendo Entertainment System video game boxes:
Super Mario Bros.
The Legend of Zelda
You can get a closer look at them in this li’l 30-second ad that ThinkGeek threw together in like two seconds:
Good gods, these would be amazing to have hanging up in an entertainment/gaming room of some sort. <sarcasm>Y’know, one of those extra rooms that you just have lying around your house.</sarcasm>
And though I absolutely adore the Legend of Zelda box art, I kinda wished they’d gone with a different game that fit the same aesthetic as the other three. It looks outta place. Maybe something like Excitebike? Or Kung Fu?
A couple of days ago Twitter user @ThePatanoiac completed a rather awexome project: a tourism guide to the “Invisible States of America,” a dark, Nightvale-style alternate universe of strange and bizarre territories. Read them NOW!
So cute! (And the bunnies are pretty cute, too *winku*)
A while back my friend Miranda (lavender hair in that photo up there) went on a vacation to Japan. While she was there she visited Ōkunoshima (“Disapproval Island”), which is also informally known as Usagi Jima (“Rabbit Island”) because it is basically overrun with wild (yet extremely friendly) bunnies. BUNS BUNS BUNS!
Miranda took many photos and a couple of videos, and she submitted them and a description of her visit to the Cute Overload website. Last month Cute Overload published it all as an article! It’s terrifyingly adorable, so you should head over there to read it (and see many more cute photos).
Jon Hendren (@fart) created a very funny narrative on Twitter yesterday. What started out as a series of inane, buzzword-babble “advice” tweets about social media quickly went to a dark and hilarious place:
Puff on the stogie of digital social. New media storytelling is an emerging paradigm. Dive in to digital reality. #Marketing#Branding#Web
Continuing with yesterday’s theme of posting other people’s “best of 2013” choices, here is the list that Jon Hendren, a comedy “writer” and Twitter power-player with over 70K followers who managed to snag the username @fart, made of his favorite tweets of 2013. This list was originally published on The Birdpole. But who wants to click to another website? You don’t wanna do that! So I recreated it here, on this best website of EVER.
This is some seriously funny stuffs. I giggled like a crazy man while reading this list. Enjoy (NSFW):
In no particular order.
Last time I hooped in Moore Gym I was guarding a dude with no socks on and he did a spin move and a smashed Mcdouble fell out his pocket.
As 2013 draws to a close, a lotta people and a lotta websites and a lotta publications are starting to put out their “best of” selections. I might do something similar myself at some point (though I did just get a new Zelda games, so we’ll see how much time I still have for ye olde blog). But for now I’m gonna post things that others have chosen that I just so happen to agree with.
For starters, Impose Magazine has chosen its rapper of the year. It just happens to be the best possible choice:
Rapper of the Year: Open Mike Eagle
As you probably know if you read this website, Open Mike Eagle is one of my favorite musicians. Just look at the “Open Mike Eagle” Tag and see how much I post about him. Honestly I don’t think I sing his praises enough.
There are a few things that I really appreciate about Mike:
He’s ferociously intelligent, but not obnoxiously so. In addition to be terrifically clever, his lyrics are full of allusions to things from video games to obscure, academic, scholarly texts.
He’s disarmingly humble. Far from being the braggart who can only write songs about how good a rapper he is, Mike does not fear to tread into the small and mundane. His kid likes Busdriver better than his music; he washes dishes; he changes diapers. It’s not all bitches and money.
(Most importantly) He isn’t afraid to be funny. I adore musicians who aren’t trying with every song to write The Greatest Song Ever™. Sometimes you just need some fun in your life, like if you’re rapping about poop overflow in your grandpa’s toilet. His (and my) favorite musical act is They Might Be Giants, and like them his songs aren’t “jokey” and “wacky;” they’re just funny. And instead of listing high-powered rappers as his aspirations, he lists Louis C.K. and Patton Oswalt as the people he’d like to be like.
Plus he’s just such a great guy to know!
Here, listen to his song “Qualifiers” off of the Hellfyre Club’s “Dorner vs Tookie” album, a song that exemplifies all I love about Open Mike Eagle:
So cheers to you, Mike. You’re certainly my choice as well. And with a new album coming out in 2014, you’ll likely top even more people’s lists.