Archive for July, 2008

Oh Sweet Jesus.

Posted in random with tags , , on July 31, 2008 by Paulie Danger

Rocket Racing League. Oh. Fuck. Yes.

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Building a Better Emo Kid

Posted in music, random with tags , , , , on July 31, 2008 by Paulie Danger

Everytime I hear “emo” associated to the musical debacle that’s been tagged “emo” for the last half dozen years.  I’ve said it before, emo isn’t stupid.  There are were some great emo bands out there.  Take a look at anything on the Polyvinyl label for instance.  By the way, in a very sad turn of events, Jade Tree Records executives have taken second jobs and are not returning phone calls so they can soccer-hooligan overseas (allegedly).

I don’t know exactly when emo became shitty goth-punk.  I really don’t.  One day emo kids are wearing 4″ cuffed blue jeans and sweater vests and the next they look like a Tim Burton casting call.  The first time I saw an emo kid wearing arm socks I had the same reaction I did back in the day when I saw a white kid wearing a Public Enemy t-shirt.  It just doesn’t look right.  And I say that as a die-hard PE fan.  Me and Chuck D go way back.  I was even down with Professor Griff (who, dissapointedly isn’t the commissioner of Grifball).

Now, what brought this post up is a post on Geekologie about a robot with feelings.  The first thought I had was (as you’ll see in the comments) “Short, pale, emotional.  Fuck, they built an emo kid.”  This is really how my mind works.  Robot with feelings > Emo music sucks > White kids in Public Enemy T-shirts > Halo 3 mods.  I don’t understand me, either.

They Call Me “Coach Danger”

Posted in gaming with tags , , , , , on July 30, 2008 by Paulie Danger

After a couple days talking about it, I accepted the offer to coach an amateur Halo team.  I’m with High Velocity now.  The team is Assist (captain/objectives), Kevlar (slayer), AMBIANC3 (primary slayer) and ToBlaZen (support).  Amby & Blazen have pretty good MLG records, Ambiance has a couple top 32’s in his 10 MLG events and Blazen’s gone from top 128 to top 64 to top 32 this season.  Assist and Kevlar have been teaming since Orlando, and their individual records aren’t as sharp, but the four of them together have been running games.

I’m just looking through the MLG hopper games on B-Net.  It’s a really well balanced team.  Blazen’s a strong objectives player, and Kevlar is an excellent secondary slayer.  Nobody’s really outshining anyone else, the objectives guys are scoring points and the slayers are getting kills.

They won’t be ready for Toronto, but man, if we can get some cash to hit Dallas, I’m pretty excited to see what they can do.

Now, I just need to get someone to hook me up with a clipboard graphic like Triple-X had for Carbon and we’ll be solid fucking gold.

Since Video Doesn’t Work, Here’s a DVD

Posted in random with tags on July 28, 2008 by Paulie Danger

Since WordPress is anti MLG hosted video, I had to edit this post so I don’t look silly (here’s a link to Karma going 22-2 on Narrows).

Moving on.  Here’s a link to a post filed squarely in the “Goddamned peoples is dumb” folder.

Write your own punchlines.

More MLG News.

Posted in FIRE!, gaming, random, television with tags , , , , , on July 28, 2008 by Paulie Danger

The air is thick with drama on this sultry Monday morning. More reaction to the Halo roster shake-ups is hitting. Str8’s Legit’s blog has broken past the embargo, yet we still are waiting to hear from any member of Final Boss.

Like I said yesterday, I got myself a sweet new TV. I pulled the Xbox out of a travel case for the first time in three weeks (has it been 3 weeks? my math is shit). The Xbox smells like smoke. It doesn’t smell like smoke, really. I mean, my Xbox doesn’t smell like a cigarette. It almost smells like a charcoal briquette. Actually, it smells like the firehouse after a working job. Which makes a hell of a lot of sense. The funny thing is this, the DVD in the Xbox when I turned it on for the first time since the morning of the apartment fire: Rescue Me (season 3).

On to more important news. Your boy Danger was down to his last fifty cents in his Full Tilt Poker account. A second place in a 45-entrant $1+.25 tournament puts him back in double digits.  Nothing like sheer desperation to help a guy win a few hands.

Mmmm…Buttery Goodness.

Posted in gaming with tags , , on July 27, 2008 by Paulie Danger

I treated myself today.  Picked up a 26″ Westinghouse LCD TV.  The Xbox looks oh-so-purdy on it.  I also changed my GT to “Paul is Danger”.  Send FR’s.

Look for some changes to the blog to reflect the new GT soon.  Right now, too busy killing shit.

Purple Reign (and other things named after sexy 80’s music)

Posted in gaming with tags , , , , , on July 26, 2008 by Paulie Danger

During the weekly update, Bungie released a little bit more information about their next map release. A hand drawn picture which looks more like a Bill Plympton cartoon than a FPS map gave a few hints to what’s in store in a future DLC release.

Some fans are calling out Bungie hoping this is a Midship rerelease. Midship was a favorite map of MLG during it’s H2 run. And who can forget some of the epic Cbn v. FB battles in Middy? But I don’t think we’re in for a remake. I think Purple Reign is going to be a Covenant themed arena map. Midship inspired, maybe. But I think Bungie’s holding off on remakes for a while. Expect Purple Reign to be a map that MLG map makers can work with.

Bungie also confirmed that a bigger Foundry-style map is on the horizon, something outdoors they’re saying. So Blood Gultch and Beaver Creek remakes could be in file shares in the near future.

Good Lord willing I’ll be heading down to Best Buy tomorrow to pick up a new TV. This week I’ll be putting my mom’s wireless network together, and then, I’ll be back in full effect.