Sunday, February 26, 2012

A Cautionary Tale: Jack-6

Once upon a time, there was a young brother and sister whose parents purchased the game Tekken 6 for their PS3.  They fancied themselves quite skillful fighters.  At the height of their conceit, they foolishly challenged their uncle French Ghost to a match, even having the audacity to promise to "go easy" on him.

"Before we begin," their uncle warned, "I have to ask you a very serious question.  Can you handle Jack-6?"

"Of course we can!" was the cheerful reply. 

Alas.  As it turns out, they, in fact, could not handle the brutal onslaught of Jack-6.  Uncle French Ghost pummeled them without mercy.  Again, and again, and again.  And when the children's father intervened, he too was the recipient of a heaping serving of "beat-down."

Eventually, I left the house undefeated, and the children breathed a sigh of relief.

I got skillz.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Thoughts on Wall-E

My four-year-old is finally big enough to sit through entire movies, so we've been slowly exposing him to the wonders of the Disney catalog.  We are proceeding carefully because he is a sensitive little guy (he cried when Master Shifu wouldn't let Po eat his dumplings. He was being "too mean" to the panda.) 

One of the ones we watched recently was "Wall-E."  He loved it.  No big surprise there.  Who doesn't enjoy robots running amok and smashing into each other?  But, as the adult viewer, I of course picked up on the deeper messages of the film: protect the environment, dangers of being too reliant on technology, the importance of human interaction.  I get it.


I had a really long week at work, in my cubicle. Buried under a literal mountain of paperwork.  Forced to try to fix problems I did not create, and do not understand, with large amounts of money at stake.  Very stressful.  And, while I understand the point "Wall-E" is trying to make, right now, the thought of spending my life on a hover chair while being waited on by robot slaves sounds pretty darned awesooooooome!  Just sayin'.

Side note:  Right now he's obsessed with the movie "Peter Pan."  Not exactly the role model I had in mind, for a variety of reasons.  Keeping an eye on that....

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Product Review: Birthday Cake Oreo Cookies

These were in one of the break rooms at work today, so I helped myself.  My reaction was, "Meh."  To me they pretty much tasted like regular Oreos, except the filling is a little thicker, and it contains multicolored... flavor crystals?

Rating: 3 out of 5 ghosts.

Honestly, I'm not a great lover of Oreos.  For some reason, the only Oreos I really like are the minis.  Same thing with M&M's too.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Song of the Day

I've had this song stuck in my head for 2 days.  The song is "Spring Break 1899" by Murder By Death.

WARNING: If you are the type of person who wants to share in my headspace, and will search and listen to this song, please be aware that it contains profanity.