You will be amused. Verily, you will…WATCH!
See, I told you. Now smile dangit…
You will be amused. Verily, you will…WATCH!
See, I told you. Now smile dangit…
Enjoy, or be an asinine jackass!
Who couldn’t get a little smile or two out of that one!
That is all. Enjoy your Tuesday, carry on.
You may be scared, but you KNOW you wanna watch! (Humor me. lol )
Not bad, but I think he left one out…one of the best…
Too bad Thanksgiving doesn’t have as many cool themed movies worthy for quoting as Halloween huh? I can see it now if it did, though…
Classic, brings back memories
Admit it Cooooward, you KNOOW wanna play it now, doncha?
(Oh yeah, and once you get past the “shock” factor, Sinistar is kinda adorable looking isn’t he?)
Hey, if they made a Sinistar plush pillow buddy or something, I’d buy it! That would rule!
There you go folks, enjoy your dose of retro, and have a good one!
And well, I just thought since GTA 5 dropped not to long ago, AKA only the biggest game of 2013…
…that I would take a quick look back to where the series has come from, and some brief “reflections” of my own on “the franchise.” Because, I am yet another “mouth with a keyboard attached” and well, why not?
Come on and take a look back with me, why doncha?
Younger gamers may find the original GTA boring and dated, but being as I’m old enough to remember when games like this were common, I find the “throwback 80′s arcade” style endearing. The original GTA’s were kind of like playing with Hot Wheels in your computer or console…Hot Wheels that can run over tiny people and burn each other up with flamethrowers that is!
It was fun, in a deliberately eveeeel sort of way. The real surprise “secret weapon” though in this game’s demented charm arsenal is the parody radio stations.
Depending on what type of vehicle you stole (sports car, taxi, police cruiser, TANK, etc ) would effect what type of music you got.
Gawwd-help-you though if you jacked someone’s pickup truck, you’d get THIS..
…it all really puts one in the mood to become a dapperly-dressed psycho prat speakin’ the Queen’s English. It’s like Gangster No 1 or Get Carter: The Video Game.”
Ahh yes, GTA. Whatever “Old School” version of the franchise you choose, it will always equal a good time! (Yes, even GTA 2! )
So, before you get completely immersed in the new epic hottness that is GTA 5, (and we know you will!) give some of it’s “ancestors” a lookie-loo, particularly if you’ve never played them before. You might be surprised!
See there? Now doncha feel your Monday’s just a little bit more bearable now? You’re welcome!
Hail to the dork, baby…
So…did you see the end? What didja think?
(Ohh yeah, if you HAVEN’T seen Burn Notice’s last episode yet, yeaaaah, you might not want to read any further, here yar be spoilers, yaaaar! )
Though, I’m not going to go on too much about the “plot points” for “Reckoning” I’m just treading more-or-less in the direction of a “final post-mortem” for the series as a whole, but it I slip a spoiler or two for that particular EP in there, you’ve been warned! Okay, maybe even A LOT of spoilers lol.
I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised.
The track the writers had been building to all season led me against my initial instincts of how the series would go out, then, rewarded those instincts after all. Season 7 has basically just been one big head-fake. I should be pissed by that, but I’m not.
Oh yeah, and whoever it was who had their money on Maddie going kaput in the money pool, yeaaah, we’ll pay up next week…err…perhaps. lol.
Though, I don’t see why I have to, seeing how almost EVERYBODY died at the end…well…uhhh….sortof.
I must say, they did a pretty good job concealing the obvious there. I say a “pretty good job” because I saw almost no search references whatsoever for “Burn Notice Maddie gets it” or “Maddie Dies” but there were a whole butthole-load for “Sam Axe R.I.P.” and Sam Dies.” Oh and I say “the obvious” too because it would be obvious from a writer’s standpoint that Maddie had to go if Mike would ever make the “final growth leap” away from his previous life as a spy. (She IS the one with custody of the little brat…err Charlie..after all, hint-hint. )
All and all, the final episode could’ve been better (really, being that it was USA’s number 1 show, it deserved 2 hours) but it was fine.
My main criticism is that the whole thing felt really..uhh… compressed. The pacing should’ve built up more slowly to that final conclusion. We clearly saw Michael growing frayed and tired of all the spy crap, but if he had come to the conclusion “I’m DONE with this bullshite!!” earlier in the season, and had we seen some more moments with Mike and Fi drawing closer together again, the last EP would’ve felt just a bit more “natural.”
So, would I say I’ve “wasted my life” watching this show for the last 7 years?
It’s been a great run, for the most part, had some great storylines, decent villains throughout (Larry, Tyler Brennen, Anson Fullerton, Simon) though James Kendrick as the final baddie proved to be a little bit weak, with his uber-phoney Southern gentleman drawl and Confederate commander hairdo. But I get it, I…think. James was supposed to be an “evil reflection” of what Michael would become if he forgot to dance with the ones who brought him there.
The series spun its wheels somewhat after Season 5 (ohhh-kaaaaay, so Mike’s un-burned now, correct? Shouldn’t that be……it? What are we still doing here? ;P )
Matt Nix and the writers never broke the “cardinal rule” though, which was good, they never F’ed with the “tripod” that held the series up (Mike, Sam, Fiona) which has done in a lot of other great shows (EX: House totally went to shite after Cuddy and Cameron were gone!)
They knew where their viewers hearts were, and stayed there.
The end of Burn Notice isn’t M.A.S.H. but I think Burn will go down in TV history as a solidly executed show, in an era of reality crap as one of the best of its time, with something to love about it for everyone. It went out when it still could’ve gone on with solid numbers for another season or two, It went out when it was still on top, and that’s really all you can ask for from a successful series.
I have no complaints. Oh……except ONE more thing…….
For this time, a short clip that demonstrates (in jest, of course) what it must really be like at 1-900 calling places..
Take a look and chuckle along. Fear not (for those who are fearing) it is as clean to see as Vanilla yougart oatmeal, G-rated, to THE MAX!
Well, I thought it was funny anyway! lol
Good to be back!
Check out the following video where a plucky British computer gamer of yore tries to introduce today’s brats to the wonder that was the C-64…WATCH!
AAAArgh, the dreaded loading errors! Didn’t ya’hate those things??
So now to the juicy scuttlebutt for next time…
I think this next episode-in-waiting is the big one. This is it. As the old TV cliche’ goes…
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