Wednesday, July 11, 2012

That's Octogon, Not Otakon


Now that Chronturbo 3 is safely in the can, we can turn our attention to the new Chrontendo. I'm hard at work on it now. The highlight will probably be a mini-history of Tetris, and the horrible mix-ups that occurred over the rights to that game. If you don't know the full story, you will hopefully find it to be fascinating stuff.

I have no videogame related content for you today, but I will encourage you to test your knowledge of literary iconoclasts and hip-hop eccentrics with the quiz below. This is actually quite brilliant, since you would not necessarily notice the similarities between James Joyce and Kool Keith. Maybe some day I'll share the New Wave/Punk cover art quiz I created some years ago.


Click here to take the quiz. I scored 9 out 10, by the way. Hudson Hongo is also known as the fellow behind Literally Unbelievable. If you ever want to lose all faith in mankind's capacity for critical thinking, check out Literally Unbelievable.

Also, I don't normally post silly videos I that I find online, much less things posted on Cracked.com. However, I've been playing the NES TMNT game, which naturally brought to mind a certain terrible early 90s rap song, and this Corey Feldman song is in a very similar vein. I don't know what exactly is going on in this video, but I can tell one thing: Mr. Feldman's dance moves are incredibly sick.


Seriously, those moves are SICK as HELL! I think I now have even more respect for Corey Feldman.

10 comments:

Helm said...

A surprising 6 out of 10 for me on that quiz, but I think that has to do with how I prefer Kool Keith to Joyce, really.

Christopher Sobieniak said...

Word to your mother Sparkle!

Christopher Sobieniak said...

A 6 out of 10 for me too!

Sean Clements said...

0 out of 10. Is that even statistically possible. I don't think Ive read any James Joyce though.

Doctor Sparkle said...

In fact, Sean Clements, you must subconsciously be a Kool Keith/Joyce expert, and perversely chose the incorrect answer to each question.

qaylIS said...

What the hell was that video? The dance moves are...a bit unconventional, and the show looked like the last days of Caligula, if he would have lived in the 80s. WHAT was that?

On a totally unrelated note, I just started my own webseries about the History of Godzilla, but for now it is only in german, so my target audience may not be found in this blog =). If anyone is interested, I post the links to my video hoster on my Blogger Profile.

Jonathan Gibson said...

I forgot how weird the 90s were.

Hold the phone, are we sure this isn't a deleted scene from Forbidden Zone?

Sean Clements said...

For me there was always this disconnect with the Howard stern show and the movie. The autobiographical movie is this heartfelt story of a kid who loves radio who wants to be a DJ and then progresses to a love story with his wife and family as he gets famous and theroblems that come with it. (or at least from what I remember.). Then you watch the show with midgets in hula skirts and blowup dolls prancing around bald. With strippers most likely. It really doesn't connect for me. Or maybe I just never liked Howard Stern. Then we also have Corey singing a positive rap/ rand b ballad about saving the youth in the middle of this debauchery. Strange times indeed.

Doctor Sparkle said...

Yes, it's easy to forget the weird side of the 90s. There was a definitely an "express your inner freak" thing going on back then. Everyone was getting tattoos and body piercings (Dr. Sparkle himself had stretched earlobes in the mid-late 90s), celebrities like Howard Stern and Dennis Rodman were dressing in drag, Madonna released a book of naked photos....
This was the era of Burning Man, cybersex, Ecstasy, raves, and boobs in video games. Those were wild times.

Anonymous said...

You forgot the best part of the 90's, Dr. S. Your buddies at TOSE started working overtime, delivering the very best games you could get for your system.

By the very best I of course mean "games that are both horrible and unremarkable, it'd be an honor to call any of their games Kuso-Ge".