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blink-182 To Play At Blizzcon

5 Nov

World of Warcraft and Diablo developer Blizzard Entertainment have announced that pop-punk legends (and my favorite band) blink-182 will be ending popular event Blizzcon this year. The show begins this Friday and ends with the concert the following night.

Blink-182 — or at last co-frontman Mark Hoppus — is no stranger to video games. His Twitter is regularly full of jokes and pictures about Animal Crossing, Pokemon and other 3DS titles.

Blink hasn’t released a new album since 2011’s Neighborhoods, a divisive record that drew influences from other projects, such as the short-lived band +44 and guitarist Tom Delonge’s other band, Angels and Airwaves. The band plans to go back into the studio early next year to record a follow-up, which they have claimed will be an “edgier” record. They’re currently celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the “Untitled” album, a more experimental release featuring hits like “I Miss You” and “Feeling This.”

Blizzcon veteran and comedian Jay Mohr will once again host the event, which was cancelled last year to the dismay of many fans.

Jay Mohr, on the other hand, could probably not host this one and I’d be totally fine with it. He’s pretty awful in everything.

Here’s a music video for After Midnight, one of my favorite songs from Neighborhoods.


‘Key and Peele’ Is A Huge Success…Sort Of

30 Oct

Following the premiere of the critically lauded sketch-comedy show Key and Peele in early 2012, we’ve encountered a very odd issue that hasn’t been seen in other Comedy Central programs. While the sketches that Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele perform are hits on Youtube — with the “East-West College Bowl” skit at the top of the list — this success has not translated nearly as well to television ratings.

According to TV By The Numbers, last week’s episode of the show was well below other Comedy Central shows such as South Park, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, even though its time slot, sandwiched between South Park and The Daily Show, should keep it at least at the same level of those two programs.

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Batman Shows No Sign Of Slowing In Games Or Movies

27 Oct

With the release yesterday of both Batman: Arkham Origins  and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate for handhelds, it appears that the Batman brand is now more popular than ever before. Both Batman’s games and his movies have had very big ups and downs. Most fans of the Caped Crusader died a little inside when Joel Schumacher took Tim Burton’s film series and destroyed it with an overly campy tone and nippled costumes, and well, this was once a Batman game.

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Chinese Food Quickly Becomes Humanity’s Biggest Threat

24 Oct

Loyal readers, the entire internet-capable human race is at war — not with an unjust government or a group of terrorists — but with Chinese Food. Why is that capitalized? Because it’s not the MSG or salt that has everyone up in arms; it’s the latest in a long line of child-starring music videos from Patrice Wilson, otherwise known as “Pato” or “Fat Usher.” Does that name sound familiar? Remember the rapping guy in Friday?  Well, he’s back, and this is his latest piece of…work.

Let that sink in.

Alison Gold isn’t actually new to Wilson’s work. She’s also part of the hippest hippity-hop group that ever did hip-hop!

The subtitles at the bottom of the video inexplicably change from English to German to Russian to Hebrew and there are geisha in the Chinese restaurant.  And of course, who else would be inside the panda suit but Patrice Wilson himself!

“Get me broccoli while I play Monopoly.” They just don’t write lyrics like that anymore. And by that, I mean that no one has ever been stupid enough to write lyrics like that before.

Chinese Food already has over 10.5 million views in about a week and a half, and it doesn’t look to be slowing down. This level of international cooperation for the destruction of evil hasn’t been seen since the second World War.

And now I’m hungry.

Ohio Comic Con

26 Sep

Comic Con came to Ohio this past weekend from September 20th – September 22nd and got the opportunity to take part in the festivities. While I was there, I decided to walk around with the good ole camera and capture some of the event. Since I know many people couldn’t make it but probably would’ve liked to be there, I decided to share some of the footage I captured to give you a tease. You might just feel like you were there. While watching be on the look out for Lou Ferrigno, Sara Underwood, William Shatner, and even Stan Lee…well kind of. Also, I must warn you, I suffer from shaky camera syndrome.

Leave a comment if you want to complain about the person behind the camera or if you want to just talk about a Comic Con you been to. Just make sure you address your complaints to Nathan Gordon.