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Random Box of Opinions. [Dec. 1st, 2008|09:00 pm]
Sauce1977
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Hello. It's been about a month since I've written anything. I am alive.

So, I like the Xbox 360. It is a nice toy. I liked GTA 4 a lot, 100-percent-completion-a-lot. I also obtained Madden and Head Coach 09, Bioshock, and Halo 3. I'm still mostly playing against the CPU in campaign non-online modes, but I plan on more Xbox Live gaming. Online gaming is slightly fun. I prefer playing on teams with people I know, but a free-for-all is also fun every now and then. I can be a good teammate. I try not to die/lose a lot. I try to kill/score a lot. I kill and score. Score kill score.

360 is even better as of November 19th. Netflix partnered with Microsoft, and we have a Netflix account and an Xbox Live Gold membership to watch movies on the 360. So much for losing the next-gen DVD battle with Sony. I've been making great use of this new application. I prefer the Netflix software on my 360 as opposed to my PC systems, as there is no pre-existing software with which the Netflix software would clash. I also notice there's an increasing number of titles available on-demand. When the Netflix instant-watch first became available, it was relegated to mostly below-average titles. Netflix has since corrected that malady. In the first weekend, I was able to watch The Illusionist, re-watch L.A. Confidential, and catch some US "The Office" episodes I missed. All of the titles available come through on a regular broadband connection speed without buffering issues, and the broadcasts are at least DVD-quality. Win win win win. 360 is now the new PS 2.

Speaking of new, bonus points to the first people to update this vintage Labatt Blue commercial for 2008.

On a Canada tip, now comes the random shout-out to Canadian music. Sloan's Money City Maniacs is a fun tune. Sloan is a fun band. Fun fun.



I am watching a TV show that was just approved for 4 more episodes again in January. "Life on Mars" is a American-versioned show based on a BBC original. The story involves a NYC cop named Sam Tyler (Jason O'Mara), who has a serious accident and finds himself stuck in 1973 NYC. This show bears a coincidental resemblance to "Quantum Leap" both in main character names (Sam) and theme of time travel. Like "Leap," "Mars" is interesting enough of a show to likely carry for 3-4 seasons. Michael Imperioli, aka Christopher from "The Sopranos," plays a rival detective to Sam, and Harvey Keitel plays a police lieutenant. The show plays a lot with the subject of culture clash, as 1973's social and procedural dynamics are far different from 2008's. Such a difference makes for a large amount of Sam's conflict resolution during the episodes. It's not as easy as getting a DNA sample from a victim and putting it into a computer to match with known offenders. Consider it "CSI: Stone Age" in this regard.

RANDOM! I'm watching "Chuck" right now on NBC, and during the show's climax, the dojo-fight-scene features a snippet of Probot's "Shake Your Blood." !!!! I love that track. Probot is Dave Grohl's side-project band. "Shake Your Blood" features Lemmy from Motörhead. It's a great tune with a crazy video:




ROCK OUT.

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[User Picture]From: joethecabdriver
2008-12-02 02:36 am (UTC)
The Probot album was fucking great! Best thing Dave Grohl has ever done, including Nirvana. I wish he'd do another one.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2008-12-02 02:38 am (UTC)

yes, probot is pwnz but rly now Nirvana rly

Man, you and your metal bias. Dave Grohl and Nirvana >>>>> every metal band ever. Don't cry because flannel killed the leather pants hair-feather star.
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[User Picture]From: joethecabdriver
2008-12-02 02:48 am (UTC)

Re: yes, probot is pwnz but rly now Nirvana rly

I'm not saying Nirvana wasn't great. I'm no fan of hair metal, either, and I'm glad Nirvana killed them. but the Probot album pisses all over FooBar Fighters. and the Probot album has made it to my cd player far more than any nirvana album has in quite a while. And Nevermind is the most overrated, overproduced grunge album of all time. Gimme In Utero or Incesticide. So there.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2008-12-02 02:49 am (UTC)

fair enough

Yeah they totally slicked Nevermind up pretty oily for the pop masses. Also, I'm not being entirely fair with you. I am a pop music degenerate.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2008-12-02 03:49 am (UTC)

My GTA 4 Fav Online Mission

I love doing the "Deal Breaker" mission. Running around like Russian mobsters would, scoring the money, dope, and plenty kills.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2008-12-02 04:09 am (UTC)

cup of joe

HAHAHA yeah the beating heart inside the Statue of Happiness ... pure genius.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2008-12-02 04:17 am (UTC)

Re: cup of joe

I've been hearing the same things as well. Nobody's said a thing in negatives about Left 4 Dead. Big big hit.
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