THIS WEEKEND (1/30)!! Fools Play Improv is performing a really hilarious show that involves a bunch of improvised comedy scenes, as well as one of the Fools (spoiler: it me) playing and attempting to beat a classic video game live on stage between the scenes.
But which game will Fools Play choose this weekend? They’ve narrowed it down to five choices, and have made some videos that give you more information about each game full of historically inaccurate “facts” and half-truths and heaping loads of misinformation. Enjoy!
Super Mario Bros.:
The Legend of Zelda:
Ghosts N Goblins:
Mega Man 2:
But you’ll have to come to downtown Tacoma on Saturday night to find out which one I’ll be forced to struggle to beat for your amusement!
Fools Play Improv Presents: Speed Run (Faced Book Event)
Saturday, January 30th 8:00 PM
@ 924 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402 (map)
All-Ages, $10 (tickets)
Still no baby! Everything’s ready for her (including us), but no birth over the weekend. Instead, I made a couple of Mix CDs. Yes, actual, physical CDs. Yes, I still do that sometimes, though it has actually been a couple of years since I’ve done so. So because it’s been so long, I decided to make a double-disc. I also threw out my rule about trying to have only one repeat from previous discs (there are a lot of repeats on these).
For this set I just arranged my collection alphabetically by artist and started at the top. I tried not to use more than 2 songs for any given artist chosen. I got down to the “P” artists before I filled up two discs! I fudged the order a couple of times (Julia Massey shouldn’t be on the first disc, for example), but whatever.
So here are the track lists. Wherever possible I tried to link to somewhere where you could download the song, or at least to a place where you can listen to the song. I was actually able to find them all… except for the songs that I wrote myself…
Anyway, enjoy! There are some good stuffs on these: Disc 1
I was going to post footage from the Dumbfoundead/Open Mike Eagle/Nocando/Threeni show that I went to last night, but the sound from the footage I recorded was all blown out and it sounded basically like bursts of static. Other people recorded it, but they haven’t posted it online yet, so I can’t post it here for all y’all.
To tide yourselves over, please indulge in Super Mario Crossover, a version of Super Mario Bros. where you can play as Mario, Link, Simon Belmont, Bill (from Contra), Samus Aran, and Mega Man. Yes, it is actually as awesome as it sounds. Just click the image:
Link of the Month: My Wish List
It’s that time of year again: Time for you to buy things for me for Christmas! BUY THINGS FOR ME! Don’t forget to sort the wish list by PRIORITY. Thanks in advance!
Game of the Month: Mega Man 9
The original Mega Man series is tied with the Mario Kart series as my all-time favorite series of video games. Imagine my surprise and delight when suddenly out of nowhere Capcom released Mega Man 9 this year… with Mega Man II era graphics and sound effects! So far it’s only available as a WiiWare download (and it only costs ten bucks). Easily the best Mega Man game since Mega Man IV, Mega Man 9 is like a distillation of everything that made those original games so great 20 years ago. It proves you need not have 10,000 polygons per character and photo-realistic lighting effects to have a good game. All you need to have is A GOOD GAME. And it’s frikkin’ difficult, which I appreciated quite a bit. It actually took me several days to beat it! And with downloadable content, there are tonnes of reasons to go back and keep on playing it!
Album of the Month: Sixpence None the Richer: The Dawn of Grace
I’m kind of a sucker for a good girl-pop/rock band, so I’ve always kinda liked Sixpence None the Richer. Even back when they were much more overtly a Christian band I didn’t find them terribly offensive; it was surprisingly catchy stuff. Leigh Nash has an endearingly quirky voice. Well, now they’ve released a Christmas album, so it’s okay that there are Christian songs on it. Surprisingly, there are only a few standards: Angels We Have Heard on High; O Come, O Come Emmanuel; Silent Night; and Carol of the Bells. The rest of the album is made up of very unusual choices like the old Spanish carol Riu Riu Chiu (in Spanish), the delightfully laconic Christmas Island, and the thoroughly bizarre Some Children See Him, which tells how children of different ethnicities all see Jesus looking like them.