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I LOVE Cosplay Girls

Posted in random with tags , , , on August 5, 2008 by Paulie Danger

I was over at Geekologie and saw a post about San Diego Comicon’s best cosplay costumes.  (I’d link, but I’m at work and already closed the window.)  It got me to thinking about how much I just absolutely love girls (18+ only, please…make that 21+) who cosplay.  Guys that cosplay, not so much.  Dudes cosplaying hits me the same way as dudes cheerleading.  I just can’t really see a dude doing that without ulterior motives that involve being around girls.  And cheerleading to meet chicks is just…well, brilliant, but still sort of underhanded.

But there’s another reason I can’t get behind dude cosplayers.  Obviously, there’s the fact that the overweight stringy-haired male comic book geek is a stereotype because it’s true more often than not.  So that means that there’s a high probability of more sad instances of fat-Tron-guy in male cosplayers.  I just think that’s unacceptable.  But the main reason I can’t support male cosplay is even more shallow than that.  I just think guys in capes look like tools.  Unless they’re Darth Vader. 

Darth Vader is a whole different thing.  Cosplaying as Darth Vader is one of the cooler things you can do as a geek.  First of all, you’ve got the whole Johnny Cash “Man in Black” thing going.  Everybody looks badass in black.  Then you’ve got the harsh looking helmet, accentuated electronically by the voice effects.  If we can get MadCatz to produce the iChoke (as described in Penny Arcade) then even I would do the Darth Vader thing.

But that gets away from the original point that girls dressed up like anime, comic and video game characters is (more often than not) really fucking hot.


Shoulders and Parties

Posted in random with tags , on August 5, 2008 by Paulie Danger

I don’t know how bum shoulders and LAN Parties go together.  But we’re going to find out.

Yesterday I woke up and my shoulder was absolutely killing me.  I did some serious damage to my rotator cuff when I worked at UPS.  I missed about two months total for it in two or three different stints on short term disability.  It never really healed, just got good enough to go back to work.  But I think I may have finally torn it.  I don’t know how, I mean unless I’m pitching eight innings on short rest while I’m asleep.

Now, onto the LAN parties.  Nothing is booked, but I may have some pretty exciting news for Philly-area geeks.

Stay tuned.  Or don’t.  I don’t care.

Oh Sweet Jesus.

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

Rocket Racing League. Oh. Fuck. Yes.

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.

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.

I Can Has Lol?

Posted in random with tags , , , on July 22, 2008 by Paulie Danger

Vote early, vote often.