Your Moment Of Zen

May 30, 2008

I’ll try to make this a recurring segment every Friday where I leave you with a random video you might enjoy for the weekend. And yes, this is just a temporary name until I can figure up a more creative name involving the word “Weekend.” Any suggestions from my 10 or so readers would be appreciated.

Anywho, it’s been a while since I’ve posted an Angry Video Game Nerd video up here but trust me on this one, if you owned any of the crazy Nintendo contraptions like the Light Gun, or Power Pad, this review will give you a shot of nostalgia right in the kisser.

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A Little More Halloween Fun

October 31, 2007

The Angry Video Game Nerd is back and he’s reviewing “Halloween” for the Atari 2600. Gee, who would’ve figured?

Quality video, nonetheless.

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I’ve Thought Of Some More Foreign Ladies That I’ve Snogged

October 12, 2007

Well, I figured I would get in a quick post before my last class of the day, because after class is over I’m driving back up to PSU for this weekend’s showdown with Wisconsin who rumor has it, will be unveiling a slightly different-looking Badger at the Beav.

I will try and make time out for an abbreviated version of “Friday Night Predictions” along with my prediction for the Wisconsin game, but in the meantime, I’m going to leave you with a couple more entertaining non-sports things.

* America’s biggest attention whore outside of Chris Crocker is back with some more outrageous comments. I’m talking of course about, Ann Coulter

* Also, the Angry Video Game Nerd has a new video up: “The Texas Chainsaw Masscre” on the Atari 2600. It’s the first part of a two-part “Horror Film” game review series.

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Emerging From The Rubble…

September 30, 2007

Talk about ruining a weekend…how many teams would have gotten AT LEAST one touchdown after starting with the football four times in a row in Illinois territory? I’ll give you the answer: any team that doesn’t have a QB who still makes the same dumb decisions as a 2nd-year starter as he did last year and is coached by an equally incompetent coaching staff. But that’s exactly what happened, we came away with a whopping 3 points. Pathetic.

While the play-calling was admittedly better than last week (we finally let Morelli air it out), we still set ourselves back with some absolute WTF calls, namely the 3rd&Goal pitch to Rodney Kinlaw when we had the ball at the ONE FUCKING YARD LINE!!! Are you kidding me?!! Just punch the damn ball in the end zone! It was no secret what we were about to run in that instance. As the “Angry Video Game Nerd” would say: Our offense is a shitload of fuck! It’s time to start anew at home next week against a depleted Iowa team by giving Pat Devlin his first career start, time to start preparing for the future. Oh, and somebody lock Jay Paterno in a dark room with a PS3 before every game so he doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of screwing Devlin up either.

The Angry Video Game Nerd would rather watch PSU football than play another one of his shitty games.

PSU’s loss was merely one of many Top 25 casualties in what has marked yet another wild college football weekend which I feel I need to recap so as the late Bill Hicks would say: “Bear with me while I plaster on a fake smile and plow through this shit one more time.”

– #5 West Virgina went down Friday night to #18 South Florida who is my favorite to win the Big East. “All aboard” the Matt Grothe Express! (Don’t worry: Jake Locker is still my homeboy)

– #3 Florida lost on a last-second field goal to Auburn…twice. Urban Meyer called a timeout and was awarded it, right as the Auburn kicker put the 43-yarder through the uprights. No problem though, as the kicker’s apparently got frozen Gatorade running through his veins.

-How about #7 Texas getting annihilated at home by Kansas State? I wonder if Anthony Morelli has any relatives down in Austin because Colt McCoy sure was putting up similar TD to INT stats (1 TD, 4 INTs).

– Most shocking of all though, was #5 Oklahoma losing on a last-second FG to Colorado…after seemingly having the game in hand with a 24-7 second-half lead. This is the same OU team whose average margin of victory was higher than a certain PSU player’s IQ. It’s crazy, it’s insane, it’s unbelievable, “IT’S DIVISON ONE FOOTBALL!”

A Few Final Notes:

  • As bad as things have been: At least we’re not Pitt (44-14 shellacking against Virginia), or Notre Dame (0-5, with UCLA, Boston College, and USC all coming up next). If their Scout.com message board posts are any indication, it appears Pitt fans have just now gotten the memo on Dave Wannstedt’s inability to coach.

  • Did Minnesota take notes from Oregon on how to dress for a football game with an entire piss-yellow wardrobe? How about Washington sporting Golden-Domer helmets with seemingly dark-blue unis and gold pants? Is Ty Willingham trying to send a message to Notre Dame?
  • Props go out to “Real Ultimate Badass” J. Leman’s judo-chop that denied Andrew Quarless a go-ahead and momentum-shifting TD reception. Similar props also go out to Arrelious Benn for making our special teams/defense look as skilled as the CPU in Nintendo’s 10-Yard Fight.

Thirsty Thursday: Athletes Gone Wild!

September 20, 2007

Well, I’ve decided to rename “Potpourri Thursday” to something a little more creative. The concept remains the same however: here are some of the awesome sites I’ve discovered over the past week.

I’ll start off with a little shameless plugging for a random PSU student’s blog: I’ll Think About That Tomorrow

Drunk Athlete is rapidly becoming my favorite website. I mean, where else can you find pics like the couple I have posted below all in one convenient location?

I’m presuming this was taken during one of LJ’s visits back to PSU

Rumor has it that Adam Morrison cried into his “Pistol Pete” jacket after learning the girl in this photo was already taken.

Joe Mathlete-related sites have been a pleasant study distraction for me as well this week. Whether he’s drawing pictures on index cards, translating Marmaduke comics into plain, simple, English, giving “Ziggy” a boob for a nose, or doing an inspired cover of “Rocket” by the Smashing Pumpkins, it’s all definitely worth a look.

On the video front: We have the most random YouTube video ever…I’m talking about some dude giving us a complete 3-part history lesson on the famed 1971 PBS ID that scared the living bejeezus out of generations of pre-schoolers (myself included).

EDIT: You’re gonna have to double-click the video in order to watch it on YouTube.com.

I’m going to save space and just give you the links to Part 2 and Part 3 . I should add that listening to the guy try to “hum” the jingle to the PBS ID in Part 2 is downright priceless.

And in this clip, Kermit the Frog does his best Perry Farrell impersonation

Last, but not least: The Angry Video Game Nerd has chosen “Fester’s Quest” on the original Nintendo as his next whipping boy.

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Potpourri Thursday: LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE!

September 13, 2007

Here’s what I’m hoping to make a running segment here on HHV. Basically I’ll just be showcasing all the random stuff I’ve discovered during the week via YouTube or other websites.

My friend IM’ed me this YouTube clip earlier today of some drag queen named Chris Crocker who takes the Britney Spears fiasco a little too seriously. I’ve got a little advice for Mr./Mrs. Crocker: Go to your garage (if you have one), get inside your car, start the engine, and continue to let it run while you cry yourself to sleep over something as fucking pointless as Britney Spears’ being ill-prepared to make a comeback.

I’m also probably late jumping on the “Chocolate Rain” bandwagon but I can’t help but laugh at some of the parodies of this internet classic.

Here’s the original video for those who have never seen it

Darth Vader’s version

Ah, the good ol’ days of Super-Sized meals. Does that “dummy” not bear an eerie resemblance to Tay Zonday?

Mega Man II intro (one of the best intros in Nintendo history) with a twist.

Speaking of Nintendo…the Angry Video Game Nerd’s latest subject is the famed “Nintendo Power” magazine. If you subscribed to the magazine back in its infancy, you’ll definitely want to check this out.


Hell Freakin’ Yes!!!

August 25, 2007

Variety.com is reporting that American Gladiators is being revived. Words cannot describe how psyched I am about this. I fondly recall watching this show a decent amount back in the early 90’s when I was a short and scrawny little elementary school kid and telling all my friends/family/the friendly old lady in my neighborhood that I was going to be on that show someday. Now, as a short and scrawny law student with a second chance at living the dream, I think I’m gonna start downing protein shakes, running on a more regular basis, hitting the weight room at the local JCC, and then try out…I just can’t let this opportunity go to waste!

I have merely two requests for the show’s producers:

1. Keep the original theme song

2. Bring back Malibu!


You also might want to check out the Angry Video Game Nerd as he has a new video up about certain types of Atari games.

Enjoy the weekend and stay tuned as I will post my official predictions for my friend’s annual PSU football pool sometime next week.