Famous Last Words Part 1- RHETT AND LINK

Rhett And Link Logo
 
Hey all WordPressers, how’s it hanging?
 
Yeaaap, I know I’ve really been lolly-gagging with the postings lately, but I assure you it has all been for a really good cause… my lolly-gagging.
 
Err, right well, uhh…nevermind. :D What’s going on inside Jimmy D’s head this day….HMmmmmm….
 
Hey, I know, how about another Total Silliness Tuesday?
 
This time a short video of funny “Famous Last Words” by a certain dude-bro-comedy duo from Comedy Central (NO, not THOSE two) Rhett and Link (AKA the white guys.)
 

You will be amused. Verily, you will…WATCH!

See, I told you. Now smile dangit…

What funny “Famous Last Words” would you add to their list?
 
 
….and have a grand day! (Or ELSE! ;) )
 
 
 
“Ohh look, raw Puffer Fish!”
 
J. Devious, ESQ.

Battlefield 3 Vs Hank Hill of King Of The Hill

Hank Hill Funny
 
 
What’s going in Jimmy D’s head today?
 
Well, it’s Tuesday, so of course you know I’m probably going to be taking it easy…and you thought right! :P
 
It’s time for another Total Silliness Tuesday!
 
For this week, a giggley-gem of a vid by a popular gent on Youtube who is known as Jaysumi the Soundboard Guy, or simply, “The Celeb Gamer.”
 
This time he slips America’s favorite animated redneck dweeb, Hank Hill of King Of The Hill into Battlefield 3.

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. :)

Never knew playing gawwd-dang viDEE-agames could be so much fun, I tellhu what!
 
J. Devious, ESQ.

The Greatest Horror Movie Quotes

Hellraiser Pinhead Funny
 
 
Hey all blogger friends, how’s it going?
 
What’s happening in Jimmy D’s head for this Monday? But of course, how about another awesome addition of Movie Quote Monday
 
And being as how it IS October, why not pick a vid some awesome guy did on the “Greatest Horror Movie Quotes Of All Time?”

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…

“Belts? Where we’re going to feast, we don’t NEED….belts!”
 
J. Devious, ESQ.

Sinistar: Beware, He STILL Lives!

indiana-sinistar
 
Hey hey all WordPressers! What’s going on in your pal Jimmy D’s head for today?
 
Another Totally Retro Tuesday and remembering a nostalgic blip-trip from my childhood…
 
AKA Williams’ 1982 classic arcade game, Sinistar!
 
Though I didn’t discover it back in ’82, because in ’82 I was barely out of makin’ poopie in diapers. (Err…I think! :P ) My first encounter with the enigmatic villain head of  the golden age of arcades was  probably in 1986-87, looooooong after the “Video Game Crash” (then again, perhaps it was an early console port, can’t remember! :P )  but that whirling space disk of awesomeness still had the same effect on me that everyone has when they experience Sinistar for the first time….
 
“W-T-F was THAAAT??”
 
You see, you don’t really SEE him coming. No, not at all.
 
You’re expecting a cheesy Asteroids…y kind of clone, eah, no big deal,  Oh lookie,  there appears to be a glitchy animation in the corner of the screen amongst meteorites. Greaaat, you think, the developers got sloppy and forgot to finish filling in that spaceship…and hey, heheheh, that “glitch” looks kindof like its got devil horns or something, cool. Ho-hum, lemme go back to blastin’ these rocks and that red flying spooky crap.
 
Seconds later…
 
I Huuuunggeeer…
 
Oh shiiite! What’sat??
 
“BEWAAAAARE, I LIIVVVVVE!”
 
Did you say something, Satan? Where oh, where is that totally realistically eveeel voice coming from?? Could it be that this arcade cabinet is….*gulp* possessed???
 
Then, out of nowhere IT jumps out at you from somewhere from completely off ze screen at high speed…
 
RUN, COOOWARD, RUNNNN!! RAAAAAAAAWR!!
 
AHHHHHHHHHHH!!
 
Sinistar has to be seen to be believed. Here, watch the following video of some younger whipper-snapper gamers (I guess? They sure sound young!) playing it…

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! :P That would rule!

There you go folks, enjoy your dose of retro, and have a good one! :)

Beware, I hunger…how about you make me a grilled cheese, pretty pleaaaase? ;)
 
J. Devious, ESQ.

Grand Theft Auto, Old School Style

GTA 3 Claude Speed
 
 
Hey all Blogsters, whaaaaaaaat’s haaaaapeninnnng?
 
Today inside Jimmy Devious’ head is another exciting installment of…
 
Totally Retro Tuesday!

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? ;)

Grand Theft Auto — 1997
 
 Grand Theft Auto 1997 cover
Simply put, the granddaddy of them all.
 
Would you believe that one of the most innovative, controversial, and highly irreverent franchises in gamming history began in SCOTLAND?!
 
Nooope, I can’t say it shocks me, after all, this IS the same country that also gave birth to highlanders, Billy Connolley, and the most indecipherable-ly awesome languages ever created (Glasgowese, of course :P ) where else would you expect to find such anti-social snarkiness?
 
(Okay, TECHNICALLY it was created by two London-born guys living in Scotland, but whatever, everything else I said was true lol )
 
All the trademark elements of the series are first introduced here, the driving, the car-jacking, the open world freedom style, the first appearances of Liberty City, Vice City, and San Andreas.
 
Go ahead, look!  It won’t bite’ya (unless you try to play it, that is! )

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 :P ) would effect what type of music you got.

Gawwd-help-you though if you jacked someone’s pickup truck, you’d get THIS..

(Okay, I admit it, that terrible country song is one of my favorites, I can’t lie! It sucks so bad, it’s good! :) )
 
GTA Mission Pack: London 1969
 
GTA London 1969
 
 
(AKA “GTA London” )
 
If you have to sum this one up in a phrase, it’s “Austin Powers Meets Grand Theft Auto.” But, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
 
gta-london-rodney-dont-mess-1969
 
 In fact, this expansion is my personal favorite of the early ones, and I’m not totally sure why. It’s more-or-less the exact same GTA game engine painted over with a “Cockney-London” swinger skin…
 
…But somehow that “skin” they chose  works. GTAL is not particularly original in function, but the psycho mayhem that was (and is) GTA works in grimy old London town. It’s the perfectly different setting for it’s carnage, and paired with the truly AWESOME radio stations soundtrack…

…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.”

GTA London 1969 NICKED

GTAL is what The Getway hoped to be.
 
GTA 2
 
GTA 2
 
The first true sequel to GTA, released in October 1999.
 
This is where the franchise went into “Same’ol-same’ol” territory for a bit.
 
 That’s not to say the game isn’t well done, or that it didn’t add to the gameplay formula at all…
 
 (Being able to upgrade/alter cars you stole in body shops, the ability to work for different gangs around the city, all nice touches)
 
…it’s just that this version never really stuck with me, that’s all.The “retro futuristic” look of the city and cars was okay and done fine, it just didn’t appeal to me to much.
 
GTA 2 Gameplay BUSTED
 
About all I can remember about GTA 2 is working a lot for the Yakuza, that Japanese chick DJ who’s voice would make me bleed from the ears, and the radio advertising slogan in-game,“JUST DRIVE! For all your manual computing needs (disclaimer speedy voice)JustDriveShouldNotBeUsedToStoreOrSellPornography.”
 
Probably why I haven’t played GTA 2 (until last night) in literally 12 years!
 
One more point of note, this installment was also the first to introduce everyone’s favorite future cago-pants-wearing criminal bastard-deluxe, Claude Speed.
 
Finally (for this blog) we come to…
 
GTA 3
 
GTA 3 Box Art
 
I’m not going to delve too deeply into this one, because almost everything that can be said about this installment in the series, has been said. And it’s all probably true. ;)
 
GTA 3 is the “crossroads” of the franchise. The dividing line of what the series was, and is, going forward to today. Of course it was great, of course it was epic, and yes, I enjoyed it. I played this one every bit as much as I did GTAL, and probably more so.
 
(I even created my own Claude sim for Sims 3, and with the help of the “Weapons System” Mod and “Klepto” trait, he shoots people and jacks cars in Bridgeport. Claude in Sims 3 makes it all better! lol B) )
 
GTA 3 was everything that was grand about the early GTA’s… in 3D!!
 
And it had a more natural night and day cycle with weather. It was a great game to get lost in. There was so much to do, even when you weren’t doing jobs.
 
My favorite side dish? Driving around in the rain listening to the nuts on Chatterbox FM…

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! :)

Still wondering about that “prancing German named Hanz”
 
J. Devious, ESQ.
 

Bruce Campbell, King Of The Kickass One-Liner

Bruce Campbell President
 
 
 
 
Yeah, I think I might be up for that, can’t be any worse for the job than the current or the last one! :P
 
Hey hey all, what’s going on in Jimmy D’s head this day?
 
Why not another Movie Quote Monday?
 
(Tough teats, I’m doing it anyway! ;) lol )
 
Being as how it is almost October, everyone’s favorite 31 days of scare, I thought why not reflect on one of the all-time greats of B-Movie and splatterfest one-liner delivery, the one, the only, Bruce Campbell
 
If the following doesn’t make you smile, then you’re probably a square ;)

See there? Now doncha feel your Monday’s just a little bit more bearable now? You’re welcome!

Hail to the dork, baby…

J. Devious, ESQ.

Burn Notice: Final Thoughts

Burn Notice Final Thoughts
 
 
 
 
What’s going on in Jimmy Devious’ Head today?
 
Well, as you can probably guess by the title of this post, something that I HAD planned to do LAST Friday, but other stuff got in the way. Life’s like that sometimes, huh? :P
 
(I look at it this way, gave a little extra time for everybody I know to watch the Series Finale before I go and blab about it. ;) )
 
It’s the LAST Burn Notice Debriefing Friday!  Ever!
 
On Tuesday!
 
This time, it’s not revenge we’re all afta’it’s the “Reckoning”
 

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! :P )

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. :P 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. ;) )

urn Notice Michael and Fiona

Can you imagine the first time poor Charlie brings Uncle Mike and Auntie Fi breakfast in bed? :P

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.”

Burn Notice Reckoning

Michael Westen making his “Little Boy Pout Face” ;)

So, would I say I’ve “wasted my life” watching this show for the last 7 years?

Nooooope.

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…….

WHERE’S THE FREAKIN’ MANAGEMENT GUY?!?!
 
Burn Notice Management character

Where art thou, Management? ;)

 
I guess like how many licks it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop, the world may never know.
 
Still, good job!
 
Burn Notice Thank You
 
 
My Name is Jimmy D, and I used to watch a show called Burn Notice…
 
J. Devious, ESQ.

What Phone Sex Lines Are REALLY Like (FUNNY)

funny phone sex ecard
 
Hey hey blogging folk of WordPress! Long time no see!
 
Where has yours truly Jimmy D and his head been?
 
Well you might say I’ve been taking care of some personal business, and I had a death in my family recently, so I’m been in all seriousness for a moment, VERY distracted.
 
Hence, why for today just coming back, I’m going to keep things simple. A little Total Silliness Tuesday!

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! :P lol

1-900-booooooooooooored,
 
J. Devious, ESQ.
 

Good to be back! :)

Remember The Commodore 64 Computer?

commodore 64 funny
 
Hey y’all, what’s going on in Jimmy D’s so far for this week?
 
Well, pretty swamped trying to get some of my writing projects back on track, actually.
 
In the meantime though, how about a little taste of a segment I haven’t done in ages…about stuff we really haven’t seen in ages…
 
Of course, It’s time for Totally Retro Tuesday!
 
This time, I’m going way, WAAAAAAAY back into the primordial mental ooze of me’youth…
 
The first computer my elder brother Stu (as seem in my blog banner above) ever owned all by his little lonesome, the most famous thing to come out of 1980′s Canada besides Wayne Gretzsky and Michael J. Teen Wolf…err Fox…
 
I’m talking about the Commodore 64!
 
Commodore 64 Computer retro
 
It was the first real “gamming pc” many of us of the early Millennial Generation ever owned, and it was awesome…uhh…yeah…
 
For it’s time. ;)
 

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??

Eah. Keeping it simple for today. Youtube and the smell of sweet nostalgia. Sometimes, that’s all you need.
 
Carry on! :)
 
 
*cracks knuckles* Hmmm…let’s see now, LOAD “*” 8., 1. HUZZAH! I’ve still got it!
 
J. Devious, ESQ.

Burn Notice: Death Roulette

Burn Notice Tipping Point 2
 
What’s going on in your pal Jimmy D’s head today?
 
Well fine folks what day is it?
 
Why, DUH, it’s Friday! And what have we been doing for the last two Fridays before this one?
 
Time for another “exciting” installment (term used loosely :P ) of Burn Notice Debriefing Friday.
 
Last’s night episode “Tipping Point” makes it T-minus 1 episode and counting ’till the end of BN, but before we move on to the sweepstakes of death that will (or could be) the grande finale, let’s take a look back or two, shall we?
 
As always for the sake of brevity (and to save you from too much goofy rambling by me ;) ) I’m going to assume you saw the ep already and will keep the synoppy (mostly) short.
 
Mike Westen is like, THIS close *Hands out a’la an Excedrin headache*  to catching the 21 Century’s Grey Ghost…err…James. He’s got to boink Sonjya/Sonya/Whatever…Badonka-donk Butt…one more time to get some dope intel to CIA douche Smilin’ Jack…err I mean Strong so the Government will know where Mr. Kendrick is going to be.  Sam and Jesse tagalong with Strong like scenery. :(
 
Burn Notice - Season 7
 
Mike makes out like a mole in Lisa Cardinelli-Badonka-donk Butt’s security detail down in Vera Cruz, and as those crazy kids in tiffany wannabe ‘hood of white suburbia say, then “shite jumps off.”
 
Burn Notice Tipping Point 3

Is it just me. or does this shot make Jeff Donovan look a little blonde? ;)

 
Guns, guns, bodies, a-go-go, yeah!
 
Not only are Post-Modern John Mosby/James and Badonka-donk apparently totally badass crack shots with HAND PISTOLS taking out dudes in superior firing positions with headshots, but they can also instantly shoot down a Huey too…I repeat, a chopper in the air…  SOLAMENTE WITH LOS PISTOLES!
 
Nevermind James just blew the hell out of a Jeep seconds before with a superior weapon he’s carrying on him…uhhh..??
 
Gettin’ lazy guys, getting lazy. Eh, small potatoes though.
 
Especially considering what comes next…
 
What did y’all think about our “surprise” guest star?
 
Burn Notice funny Yogurt
 
Yes indeed, one of the most psycho of psycho madmen Michael ever had to deal with, Simon, and the way Michael goes Sparta on his arse to dispatch him, is both realistic (for hand combat) and chillingly brutal.
 
(my eyes are STILL “phantom sore” after watching that! Ayye-che-wawa! :P )
 
 

Burn Notice Tipping Point 5

Like….ow?

 
And then we come to the “cliffhanger” for this week’s ep (though it’s more like a sled hill ;) ) one we all knew was coming… Michael admits he’s a faker-traitor on tether to the Spooks, and is now is completely willing to turn his back on his country, the CIA, and his friends.
 
Uhhh…deep drama yes, of course…but did I miss something here? Or two?
 
Wasn’t Simon’s “handiwork” part of the patched together file-peach-cobbler the Shadow Guys used to burn Mike with in the first place?
 
If all that nasty “resume-enhancing” shite was “evil” enough to burn Michael, why wasn’t it evil enough to keep Simon in jail? And even if it wasn’t, why would they allow Mike to be burned in the first place, and instead use Mike all these years the same way they apparently used Simon? IF it was an organizational thing, that is.
 
Why the hell would Mike turn on everything he’s ever stood for, just because one rogue CIA douchebag decided to blackmail him and use crazy pyro Simon in his op?
 
What about the fact he was burned because of their/Simon’s “baddie stuff?” What about his friends? What about poor  dead Max from two seasons ago, pencil dick Bly (who turned out, in the end to be a straight-shooter) and that hottie Pierce?  You mean to tell me there are no good people left even in the fantasy CIA or in the government alphabet soup? That because of ONE op now Mike thinks his whole life is a lie?
 
Cracker, PLEAAAAAASE! :P
 
Makes.     No freakin’ sense.      whatsoever.
 
Decent drama, but makes no sense, that’s all I’m saying!
 
I’ll ride this thing out to the end, Of course, but I’m increasingly becoming disappointed, and am thinking it won’t be a pretty end. Writing-wise, nor characterwise. I hope I’m proved wrong though.

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…

One of these people……will not……suuuuuuuurVIVVVEEEE!
 
Okay gentle reader, who have you got your bets on?
 
This face?
 
Burn Notice Madeline Maddie Westen
 
 
 
 
Or perhaps, as a longshot, this one?
 
Burn Notice Fiona Glenanne Hot
 
Maybe even on the big man himself, Michael?
 
I gotta tell you folks, though it pains me to say so, I think the Grim Reaper will soon be sharing beers and Mojitos with…
 
Burn Notice Sam Axe
 
Yeaaap. Based on the teasing “evidence” of this promo, the fact Matt Nix himself even said to “expect a major death this season” and because when one does a search of “Sam Axe” and Burn Notice “death” and “dies” usually follows close behind in the suggestions..that’s where the smart money is.
 
‘Course Fiona and dies comes up almost as much too. So what do I know? ;)
 
A Maddie and “death” search turns up? Yeaah… Zipppoo! Just like her lighters.
 
So we’re stuck with her. lol j/k. :)
 
I remember when I first started watching BN after the first couple episodes, WAAAAAY back in ’07, that some of us had a friendly debate on which character the series could easily be rid of. Would you believe I actually picked Fi? (Then, then! She hadn’t grown on me yet! Like, charming cancer! :D lol )
 
The only indespnsible character we all agreed on was…Sam. Though, I wisely added this caviot, “Well, they COULD kill Sam off, just so long as it’s like, at the very end.”
 
Well guess what time it is? Yup. Ten minutes to the end. Color me Nostradamus…perhaps.
 
Viya Con Dios Commander Axe. Proud to virtually know you. maybe the demise of an awesome friend like you is what it will take to wake up Darth Westen.
 
Let us hope not. But, I’m probably right…err..wrong…or…whatever I said! :D
 
 
In two weeks…why TWO WEEKS?  They still playin’ Tennis on USA or something?
 
J. Devious, ESQ.