Keytar Hero

One day I told Shorty that he should make a comic on his website about Guitar Hero… Actually, I told him he had to make a Keytar Hero comic panel. But he never did, so I took matters into my own hands…

I thought it was pretty funny and turned out very well (and done in a similar style to his website). I don’t really wish they made a Keytar Hero game – I love the Guitar Hero series on its own – but I thought the idea in general was damn funny. I let him post the image on his website yesterday, but had to do my own post for the other 2 of you to see my masterpiece. So here you go 🙂

YARSH ATTACKS WITH KEYTAR SOLO!!!! (room clears out…)

[tags]Keytar, Keytar Hero, Guitar Hero, comic[/tags]

Too much fun to be had

I ended up getting $170 dollars worth of gift certificates to Best Buy for my birthday. So, yesterday I decided to see if I could spend some of it. I went to the local BB to pick up Casino Royale and God of War 2. I would also check for a Wii (chances were extremely slim, but they’ve had a stack of PS3‘s on the floor for 5 days now, so you never know – Haha Sony! Nintendo is sticking it in your pooper…). Unfortunately, no GoW2. And no Wii. I did manage to grab Casino Royale though, and am looking forward to viewing it…

I decided to venture over to GameStop to see if they had GoW2, and they told me that they would be getting it today. I also went over to Mark‘s favorite hangout, Walmart, to see if they might possibly have it. No dice there either. No matter, I wanted to get it from BB anyways because of those gift certificates. I’ll check again today…

While at Walmart, I noticed that they had all of the Rocky movies on sale for $7.50 each. Considering that Rocky Balboa comes out on DVD next Tuesday, I picked those up to rewatch them before seeing the newest (which I didn’t get a chance to see in the theater). I bought all 4 of the originals. Even Walmart doesn’t acknowledge that a Rocky 5 was ever created: their display case had Rocky 1, 2, 3, and 4 only. How perfect.

So I beat God of War 1 again last night – only took 7.5 hours of gameplay total (after deciding to drop the difficulty level down from Hard to Easy since I only wanted to run through the game to get psyched up for GoW2 – I was getting destroyed on Hard mode and it was taking way too long to complete). Now I have to get GoW2 and catch up on my movie watching too… I have to see the Rocky’s, Casino Royale, The Illusionist (had it for weeks, but is still wrapped), and 3 Netflix movies: Superman 1, Superman 2: The Richard Donner Cut, and Employee of the Month. Plus there is a Suns game tonight (#1 versus #2 in the NBA), new Smallville tomorrow, and Suns versus Pistons on Friday.

Yes, Jamey – this is pretty much why I have no social life. That and trying to get together with my friends is much more difficult these days because of conflicting schedules. But mostly this…

Oh yeah, and to all of you non-relationshiply-challenged men out there, happy Steak and BJ Day! I had my steak for lunch. Not counting on the BJ part though…

[tags]God of War 2, Movies, TV, Phoenix Suns, Steak and BJ Day[/tags]

Guitar Hero 2 – I’m excited

The game doesn’t come out until next month, but I am all super excited for it due to the track list that came out the other day. Man, there are some amazing songs on the list (my favorites are italicized).

1. Opening Licks
Motley Crue – Shout at the Devil
Danzig – Mother
Cheap Trick – Surrender
Wolfmother – Woman
Spinal Tap – Tonight I’m Gonna Rock You Tonight

2. Amp-Warmers
Kiss – Strutter
Nirvana – Heart-Shaped Box
Police – Message in a Bottle
Van Halen – You Really Got Me
Kansas – Carry on Wayward Son

3. String-Snappers
Foo Fighters – Monkey Wrench
Alice in Chains – Them Bones
Iggy Pop and the Stooges – Search and Destroy
Pretenders – Tattooed Love Boys
Black Sabbath – War Pigs

4. Thrash and Burn
Warrant – Cherry Pie
Butthole Surfers – Who Was in My Room Last Night
Mathew Sweet – Girlfriend
Rolling Stones – Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’
Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine

5. Return of the Shred
Rage Against the Machine – Killing in the Name Of
Primus – John the Fisherman
Sword – Freya
Thin Lizzy – Bad Reputation
Aerosmith – Last Child

6. Relentless Riffs
Heart – Crazy on You
Stone Temple Pilots – Tripping on a Hole in a Paper Heart
Stray Cats – Rock This Town
Allman Brothers – Jessica
Jane’s Addiction – Stop

7. Furious Fretwork
Anthrax – Madhouse
Living End – Carry Me Home
Lamb of God – Laid to Rest
Reverend Horton Heat – Psychobilly Freakout
Rush – YYZ

8. Face-Melters
Avenged Sevenfold – Beast and the Harlot
Suicidal Tendencies – Institutionalized
Dick Dale – Misirlou
Megadeth – Hangar 18
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird

Add to these the fact that the 2-player system is now 2 separate tracks (for instance: lead guitar for player 1 and rhythm guitar for player 2; or guitar for player 1 and bass for player 2), and you have just an awesome time with friends and family.

Come November 7th, I may be unavailable for comment for I will be locked away in Rock Star Land.

GH2, baby!

[tags]Guitar Hero 2, Video Games[/tags]

Guitar Hero

No, I’m not referring to a certain Wanna-Be Rock Star… I’m referring to the insanely addictive Guitar Hero for PS2. The sole reason for this post? Some of the new tracks in Guitar Hero 2 have been announced, and will be playable at E3 next week. Of the 7 songs announced, I am stoked for 2 of them: You Really Got Me by the Kinks (as performed by Van Halen) and YYZ by Rush. HELLS YEAH! And don’t forget some Black Sabbath with War Pigs

There will be 55 songs in the game this time around, so I expect that there will be some other AWESOME tunes to jam out on.

Can you tell that I am a Guitar Hero junkie? Yeah, I am. But I still can’t beat Cowboys from Hell or Bark at the Moon on expert mode in the original GH though…

The RMC

The RMC has nothing to do with The DCtm. It was “The Rumsfeld-Mineta Challenge” – at least it was known as this online. The players knew it as “The Richard Moore Challenge.”

I devised a game, in which players would submit words or phrases for use on a target. The target was unknowingly being barraged by bizarreness from straight-faced friends, while in the meantime the players were scoring points for using said words/phrases. The rules were simple: You could not use a word or phrase that you yourself had submitted; When you used a word/phrase, there had to be another player present in order to verify that the word had been successfully used; Once a word/phrase had been used, it could not be used again. Sounds like fun, eh? It was.

Mark ended up winning by a large margin, mostly due to accessibility to the target. Below is an extensive list1 of words/phrases used successfully (by any player).

  • Homogenized
  • Circumcise
  • “Swimming Upstream”
  • “Stacked Deck”
  • “Conficius Say…”
  • Seductive
  • “Coarse Grained”
  • “Highly Dubious”
  • Sasquatch
  • Bubbly
  • Bobafett
  • Discombobulated
  • Incubate
  • Bleeding-Edge
  • Synthesize
  • “Best of breed”
  • “wee bit”
  • Mitigation
  • “Richard, you’re adorable”
  • Imbibe
  • “Psychic Vampire”
  • “Crocket and Tubbs”
  • Proliferate
  • “John and Mark are Doodie Heads”
  • “Who let the dogs out”
  • “cooked salami”
  • “Avast, ye scurvy dogs”
  • “Danger Will Robinson”
  • Repentant
  • e-Markets
  • Recontextualize
  • “Hand Cannon”
  • Mogus
  • Masticate
  • “My heiny’s getting itchy”
  • “Oh for meow’s sake”
  • “White Shadow”
  • “bilge pump”
  • Thespian
  • “You are a real trooper”
  • “Hot dogs & Chili”
  • “Sit on it”
  • “Mack the Knife”
  • “Chocolate Babies”
  • “Soylent Green is people”
  • Grunion
  • “Jell-O Mold”
  • “Sock Puppet”
  • “Wankel rotary engine”
  • Kumquat
  • Chainsaw
  • brouhaha
  • rutabaga
  • scuttlebutt
  • “Weiner schnitzel”
  • Whaaaazzzzuuuupppp
  • Wife Swaping
  • “On ‘Queer Eye’ the other night”
  • “Just your Jive Talkin”
  • “Oh ooh Sheila”
  • “Fat guy in a little coat”
  • Richard whats happening? Oh Oh!
  • “I am drinking an import beer”
  • “Brilliant”
  • “Oh – I got a case of the Wiggles!”
  • AddaDictomy
  • “Anal Bum Cover”
  • “Richard, you are Lando”
  • “Skank Rocket”
  • Penetrate
  • Jubilee
  • Exacerbate
  • Infantile
  • “Paper Or Plastic”
  • Antisemitism
  • “I like girly drinks”
  • Who let the goat out of the bag?
  • This one time, at band camp…
  • Misandry
  • bush-league
  • “Ultra Reg-Value is corrupt”
  • “The Richar-Pedia”
  • “No talent Ass-Clown”
  • Bocephus
  • rhinoplasty
  • dilznick
  • fo’ shizzle
  • spanktravision
  • “Ballard Class Idiot”
  • ingenuity
  • Salt Lick
  • Marlboro Man
  • Shaq-Fu
  • “When I bought a $300 Lightsaber online”
  • Spank my butt…
  • You sir, are racist!
  • Hey Richard! Who won best in show?
  • The Rich-meister … making copies
  • Have you ever seen my biceps?
  • I’ll Nickel and Dime you to death!
  • Have I told you lately that I love you?
  • Chewbacca, what a wookie
  • ciabatta, what a cookie.
  • You work at Penetrode?
  • Wave of Babies
  • Enter Sandman
  • pornocopia
  • Terminal Velocity
  • Psychological Warfare
  • Clodhoppers
  • 13th & Van Buren
  • man boobs
  • full nelson
  • “Father Nelson”
  • Bosco
  • bunghole
  • That was a wicked googly
  • clubbed foot
  • he’s a real go getter
  • Super Special
  • Super Silly
  • Super Sassy
  • If you want my body
  • and you think I’m sexy
  • what you talking about willis
  • c’mon baby let me know
  • cool beans
  • homunculus
  • “Nukular”
  • I think Michael Jackson is innocent…
  • Let’s torch this place… No, seriously. Let’s do it!
  • Huge tracks of land

1 I didn’t have time to run these all through spell check, so you can just deal if there are typos.