Here's one of those videos where a bunch of teenagers don't know about something that happened 20-30 years ago and everyone is either supposed to be shocked or feel old. I mean sure I guess it does that. What it really highlights is something I've been thinking about a lot lately while stuck in traffic listening to my old man jams.
My generation (gen-X) is going to be the first generation of grandparents who were really into hip-hop, right? Sure, there were probably some really hip 30 or 40 year olds that loved Run DMC when they first came out but for the most part Gen-Xers are really the first generation raised in a culture where hip-hop was fully accepted and incredibly popular. How weird is that going to be? Bunch of super old dudes just chilling at the retirement home bumping Enter the Wu-Tang or Ready to Die. Hopefully they'll have a really big screen tv with a killer retro-game emulator, maybe some Surge on tap.
Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap was a game released way way back in the late 80s for the Sega Master system. From everything I've heard and read about it, it was one of the best games for the Master System but since it was for the Master System pretty much no one has ever heard of it.
Well some crazy genius decided to dust off the old Sega IP for 2017 and they just released a new updated version of the game for all the new shiny systems (except PC, which doesn't ship until June). It looks really fun. I've been playing a lot of Castle Crashers and Battleblock Theater lately so these kinds of updated 2-d side scrolling fight em up games is right up my alley. I can't wait to check this one out.
Today started the big old Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, if you're not familiar with Star Wars Celebration it's like Comicon but just Star Wars and they don't exactly have it every year. ReedPop the same people that own and run NYCC and ECCC run it. Whatever, that doesn't really matter.
Today they premiered this really nice tribute to Carrie Fisher, they also announced a bunch of other stuff like new toy lines and books and a cartoon. The thing that made the most hay on the internet was this tribute. It's all Star Wars, so it doesn't cover her writing career or anything, which I guess is to be expected. It's nice that even though she did a lot of other things in her life she's perfectly fine with being remembered as Princess Leia. It always kind of sucks when a celeb becomes really resentful of their big break. It's also impressive that she remembers all her dialogue, I bet you money Harrison Ford couldn't recite more than 3 lines.
The Wackids (they're a real thing I swear) just posted this clip of them playing Rage Against the Machine's Killing In The Name Of on a bunch of kids toys and it's kind of fantastic. In a weird way it really captures how I've felt the last couple weeks at work learning the new computer systems. I really want to Rage but what's the point.
Did you know that Thor: Ragnarok is being directed by one of the screen writers for Moana? Also did you know this new trailer for Thor: Ragnarok looks amazeballs? Because it does.
Even though I loved it, I know a lot of people felt that Thor: The Dark World was a bit of a misfire. Here's hoping Ragnarok catches some of that Captain America Winter Soldier lighting in a bottle and everyone both loves it and it makes a ton of cash. Just going off the trailer his movie looks like it introduces us to quite a number of classic Thor characters, Hela, Skurge the Executioner, Valkyrie, which I love. In the comics Thor has a really great cast of friends and enemies. Maybe not Spider-Man or Batman level but way more interesting than say Iron Man or Doctor Strange. It'll be fun to see a few of those classic characters get their time on screen. If for nothing else so I see more Hela cosplay at ECCC next year.
Oh yeah, Thor is going to fight Hulk too. That's cool.
Jimmy Kimmel had a really nice tribute to Don Rickles last night. Normally I find Kimmel a bit too cool for school as far as late night talk show hosts go but this was really heartfelt and moving. It's not exactly in my normal blogging wheelhouse but it was nice enough that I thought I'd share.
I spent a lot of time as a kid flying around visiting relatives, since my mom worked for an airline flights were pretty much free. When I flew I used to listen to the comedy channel a lot (this was pre-fancy in flight entertainment of course) so I became very familiar with the stand up acts of a lot of classic comedians like Don Rickles, Bill Cosby, Rich Little, Stephen Wright, George Carlin etc. I don't know what it was but United Airlines comedy channel was stuck like 10 years in the past so it was a lot of guys from the 70s and early 80s with like a single Seinfeld set thrown in their seemingly randomly.
I don't know, there's no real point to this it's just weird when celebrities you've grown up with die. It's like I've never known a world without Don Rickles busting peoples balls. I assume he's probably called St. Peter a hockey puck like 30 times already.
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