Monday, January 16, 2012

Hey Everybody!

In case anyone's wondering -- yes, I know the new episode is late. I'll level with you folks. My mother had surgery last week, and my time has consumed by filing legal paper work, driving back and forth to the hospital, sleeping poorly, and worrying a lot.

Let me stress that this was not some unexpected, emergency-type surgery. It was completely planned, and everything went fine. My mother's pretty tough, so I'm sure she'll recover quickly.

In the meantime, I'd like you folks to be aware that I'm not just sitting on my ass smoking dank and watching Rob Schneider movies or something. I would never deliberately watch a Rob Schneider movie.  Hell, I've been so busy lately I haven't even had time to check out any of the games from the new Humble BundleVVVVVVV (not sure about the number of "V"s,) and Super Meat Boy are calling my name, but will have to wait.

I'll post another "Classic" Chrontendo episode on Youtube soon, just to tide people over for Episode 43.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Spotted in the Wild

UPDATE: Want your own "Base" shirt? I've identified the guy's shirt as the one being sold by ThinkGeek here.

A rare sighting today: someone wearing an honest-to-God "All Your Base Are Belong to Us" t-shirt! I spotted it on a pretty typical looking example of the North American geek-boy. It wasn't immediately clear whether the shirt was being worn ironically or not, but after a quick examination of the specimen (Bat-Man tennis shoes, cargo shorts, etc) I got the feeling this was an actual geek, not a hipster posing as one.

I'm not sure what someone's motivation would be for wearing such a shirt in 2011.  No clean laundry? Nostalgia? Some sort of retro-geek statement? "Man, internet memes were so much cooler back then. Bronies? Fuck that shit."

This spotting was not as cool as the time I saw a guy in an airport wearing a Big Johnson Surfing shirt which looked to be in pristine, brand-new condition.  This was in the mid-2000s. Apparently, somebody still make those things.