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The Worst Book Ever Written; A Book Review

Just got this hilarious book review from AG. Here’s a snippet:

“Trapped under a beam with the countdown ticking away, the monster just on the other side of the battered door, and my friends are trying to free me, I look up at them and yell, “Go on without me. I’ll be alright. I’ll hold him off while you escape!” And my friends, because they know my sacrifice won’t be in vain, make their getaway and when the monster breaks through just as the explosives go off, I know I died saving the lives of my dearest friends.”

That pretty much sums up my experience reading Aaron Rayburn’s novel, THE SHADOW GOD. I took one for the team, so the rest of you would NEVER have to be subjected to this beast. I beg you, don’t let my selflessness be for nothing. Heed my warning. This is the worst book ever written.

The back cover copy reads “Craig Johnson had two best friends, two caring parents, a hot girlfriend, and a nice truck–not bad for a twenty-year-old.” Already we’re in trouble. The author photo shows Rayburn in all his mid-20s virginal glory. Manson contacts, a black cap turned backwards with a red 666 monogrammed on it, he’s posing next to what looks like a rubber demon. His bio includes the line “He also says that he owes a great deal of gratitude to the Devil . . . for filling his mind with such horrific images.”

If this book is the most horrific thing the devil can come up, I think humanity is safe from the threat of hell.

June 11, 2008 Posted by | Humor, Reviews | Comments Off on The Worst Book Ever Written; A Book Review

God of war: Chains of Olympus

Are you kidding me!!!

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This is a PSP game?!?

March 23, 2008 Posted by | Games and Gaming, Reviews, Video | Comments Off on God of war: Chains of Olympus

Latte Anyone?

If you plan on visiting Vancouver, British Columbia anytime soon, be sure to stop by Caffe Artigiano, Home of the Barista Champion (2003-2007). They go the extra mile with their latte designs (and I’m sure they are delicious).

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February 20, 2008 Posted by | General, Oddities, Reviews | 1 Comment

Once

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I’m one to rarely endorse movies, but I owe it to music and movie lovers out there to endorse Once. I found it to be one of the most honest and realistic romance movies I’ve ever seen. The musical performances are raw and gripping. After watching this film, I bought the soundtrack (from Amazon.com) immediately. Check it out if you get the chance.

February 16, 2008 Posted by | Movies, Music, Reviews, Video | 2 Comments

Assassin’s Creed for the PC, PS3 & Xbox 360

Just got the PS3 version today and it is AWSOME!!!

“… I’d ruin the surprise!” 😉

November 17, 2007 Posted by | Games and Gaming, Reviews | , , | 1 Comment

Keeping with the Whedon Theme… Well, sort of

Watched my first episode of Moonlight (granted it was Episode 2, I had to work the night of the premier episode).

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My first impression of Moonlight… It’s nothing like Angel. Yeah sure… Mick St. John (Alex O’Loughlin) is a P.I. in Los Angeles, so was Angel. Mick is a Vampire seeking redemption, so was Angel. But that is where the parallels end between the two Vampire Private Investigators. The two shows are so different from each other, even the Vampire Mythologies  are different.

Sunlight + Mick St. John = Generalized Malaise

Sunlight + Angel = Lots of screaming followed by spontaneous combustion

Wooden Stake to the Heart + Mick St. John = Paralysis (that’s new…)

Wooden Stake to the Heart + Angel = Lots of screaming followed by spontaneous combustion

Silver Bullets + Mick St. John = Hurts like hell but no Dust in the end

Silver Bullets + Angel = are you kidding me!?! Isn’t that a Werewolf thing?

Moonlight plays more like a Crime Drama and the main character just happens to be a Vampire. Anyways, is Moonlight a show worth watching or at the least TiVo-ing? I’m going to say a half hearted yes. I’m going to give the show a chance only because of the “Novelty” of it. =D

October 5, 2007 Posted by | Reviews, Television | 1 Comment

Review of Metroid Prime 3 after 1hr & 15mins of play time.

A game like this confirms why the Wii is outselling the PS3 and XBOX 360.  1hr 15mins into Metroid Prime 3 and I am thoroughly impressed by this game.

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Everyone has seen all the promotional videos of MP3 and have wondered,

“Will it play as advertised?”

Oh yes… It plays exactly as advertised.

Game play is completely immersive and surprisingly intuitive. But, those who have not played the Metroid Prime Series (like me) will have some trouble with the learning curve. But the game starts off with the obligatory “Tutorial Level” to get you quickly up to speed.

If Game Play is the “Cake”, Graphics & Sound would be the “Icing”. Unfortunately, Icing is not the Nintendo Wii’s forte. Although I’d have to say MP3 takes the Wii’s graphics capabilities to the absolute limit. It looks stunning on screen at 480p resolution but that’s 480p, the low end on the HighDef scale. As for sound, the Wii console is limited to Dolby Pro Logic II, the low end on the Multi-Channel Surround scale.

Eye & Ear Candy aside, Metroid Prime 3 is an excellent game. If you’re waiting for “The Game” to push you over the edge to buy a Wii, Metroid Prime 3 is “The Game”.

August 31, 2007 Posted by | Games and Gaming, Reviews | Comments Off on Review of Metroid Prime 3 after 1hr & 15mins of play time.

All due respect to the Men & Women of “Today’s Armed Forces”, but…

… there is a reason why they are called “The Greatest Generation”

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Based on true events of the “Raid at Cabanatuan, Philippines”

127 U.S. Troops & 200 Filipino Guerrillas vs. an estimated 8700 Japanese

August 15, 2007 Posted by | Movies, Reviews | Comments Off on All due respect to the Men & Women of “Today’s Armed Forces”, but…

Fine Dining and Filipino Food

I’ve lived in Peninsula the majority of my 34 some years and I’ve been to most of the “Filipino” Restaurants the Peninsulas has to offer. At best, these restaurants fall into the category of Fast Food Joints and Dinners. Which is fine as long as the food is good. But usually “Fine Dining” and “Filipino Food” do not mix.

But in the case of “Patio Filipino“… It mixes wonderfully.

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Try the “Crispy Binagoongan” (their Specialty) and “Bistek Tagalog”

Room for Dessert?

Try the “Buko Con Seta” (another Specialty, Patio’s take on the Classic Filipino dessert “Halo Halo” which literally means “Mix Mix”)

Ohh… almost forgot the Reviews

August 3, 2007 Posted by | Reviews | Comments Off on Fine Dining and Filipino Food

A little gem found on “Buffy Season 6”

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Decided to watch one of my favorite episodes of Buffy then low and behold I find this little gem. 

David Fury’s Behind the Scenes featurette, Season 6 “Once More with Feeling”

Man… Joss has some chops as a Composer.

July 27, 2007 Posted by | Reviews, Television, Video | Comments Off on A little gem found on “Buffy Season 6”