Category Archives: Entertainment

Clefairy Party!

I am 8000% obsessed with Clefairy now. I have no idea why it wasn’t my favorite Pokemon back when I was into the cards, but holy hell, it’s the cutest little thing to me now.

On YouTube yesterday afternoon, I happened to find “Clefairy and the Moon Stone,” the episode of the Pokemon cartoon where Clefairy first appeared (I’d watched several episodes that had been uploaded, so this one was on my “recommended” list on YouTube).

LOOK AT HOW ADORABLE THESE THINGS ARE SERIOUSLY

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Also, I ordered a Clefairy plushie. Because I needed one.

The end.

STRESS MODE ACTIVATED

I am in a crappy mood and thus have no desire to blog.

So have some (NSFW) internet nonsense and leave me alone.

 

I remember this, oh my god:

 

THIS TOO. Aaron found this back when we were all living in the house. We would yell “WHAT?!?!” at each other at every opportunity for like three months after seeing this:

 

Matt brought these to my attention awhile ago and I just re-found it on my “liked” videos playlist on YouTube.

Favorite Disney Songs

Have a list of my favorite Disney songs/animated sequences, ‘cause now that the thesis nonsense is over, I don’t know what to do with my time other than provide crappy blogs.

OH WAIT I WAS DOING THAT BEFORE, TOO.

Let’s do it.

5. Be Our Guest (Beauty and the Beast)

Lumiere, man.

 

4. The Bells of Notre Dame (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

That high note at 5:01, holy hell. Gives me the chills.

 

3. Just Around the River Bend (Pocahontas)

I don’t know why, but I’ve always just really liked this song. It’s my favorite Pocahontas song.

 

2. Hellfire (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

Frollo is great, man. I love that he’s a villain not because he’s got that “I know I’m doing something wrong but I’m going to do it anyway because it benefits me” thing that so many Disney villains have, but because he really thinks he’s in the right and doing things according to his religious beliefs.

 

1. I’ll Make a Man out of You (Mulan)

Does this one need an explanation? Really?

A Decade of Metalocalypse

Hey, so apparently today marks exactly 10 years since Metalocalypse first aired on Adult Swim.

I know I’ve talked on and off about this show on this blog since, like, 2008, but that’s because this show is great. I also recently realized that it’s been on* for my entire college career, save the last few years since Doomstar Requiem, so it’s kind of traveled along with me on my journeys across North America. It sounds corny, but it was always nice to be able to have new episodes of Metalocalypse to chill to regardless of where I was/how stressed I was/how desperate I was to jump off a bridge.

ANYWAY.

Let me tell you how I found this show, because if you were to watch an episode of it, you probably would not think it’d be a show I’d like. And that was my first impression of it, too. Back in 2006, as a freshman at the U of I, I lived in the Literal Hellhole Wallace. I had a dinky little 12” TV that I hooked up to the cable there. I quickly became obsessed with Aqua Teen Hunger Force, since really the only channel I watched was Cartoon Network and ATHF was the weirdest shit I’d ever seen and was thus the best thing ever (also, Shake reminded me of one of my friends from junior high).

I would often watch ATHF, then keep the TV on but put it on mute. That’s something I do a lot, actually. But anyways. I saw the opening sequence for Metalocalypse a few times on my muted screen, since the show aired right after ATHF for awhile, but thought it looked like something that would be super dumb, so I never had the desire to unmute it. I actually remember glancing over to the TV and watching about three minutes of one of the muted episodes** and thinking, “why do people waste their talent by animating crap like this?”

Fast-forward to 2008. I’m now living in McConnell, a much nicer dorm, and still have my dinky little TV hooked up to the cable. Similar situation: I’ve finished watching ATHF and muted the TV. An episode of Metalocalypse came on, but I wasn’t really paying attention to it. But then I glanced over at it at some point and, for whatever reason, just decided to unmute it and see what it was really all about.

And I was right. It was the dumbest thing I’d ever seen.
And it was awesome.

You know that specific type of funny that’s just so ridiculous that it’s great? Metalocalypse is that for me. It’s so screwy. It’s so dark. It’s so messed up. They’re all such man-children. But it works, and it’s funny. I enjoy it.

It sounds like Adult Swim is being awful and not letting Metalocalypse have its much-needed 5th season, on Adult Swim or anywhere else. But I’ve still got the four seasons plus Doomstar that I can re-watch. And I will, because Metalocalypse is and always will be funny to me.

So yeah.

*when I say “on” I mean, more technically, “waiting 2+ years between seasons” because Adult Swim is a bunch of concrete farts.
**turns out that episode was the season 1 finale. Which is awesome, FYI.

Powerpuff Yourself

Why not. I’m bored and terrified of my upcoming final in Dr. Lu’s class. What better way to prepare for that than to make a Powerpuff version of myself?

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Universal

So I’m pretty into Steven Universe right now. Peridot is definitely my favorite.

(I still really like Garnet, too.)

I’m not sure if anyone who ever reads this blog ever watches Steven Universe or even cares that I like Steven Universe, but this is my blog, so I’m gonna post a few Peridot-related videos. ‘Cause I can.

How can you not love Peridot?

ALSO, have another really good AMV about the show in general (mostly fusions).

One of these days, the title of my blog is going to be relevant to the actual blog content. That day is not today.

I’m feeling incredibly nervous today, so have some Whose Line is it Anyway?

These guys always cheer me up. Hopefully they will brighten your day, too!

CHILDHOOOOOOOOOOOOD

Man, my mom had like 12 of these videos for me when I was a kid. I remember this one especially, probably because I used to go to Disneyland with my dad and grandma way back when, so I could recognize a lot of things from this.

Yay!

Life has many doors, Ed boy!

I walked about 15 miles or so today, and all I could think about for the entire walk was that Ed, Edd, n’ Eddy episode where they all pretend to be one another. Ed is Eddy, Eddy is Double D, and Double D is Ed.

I have no idea if any of my readers ever watched Ed, Edd, n’ Eddy, but I watched a crap-ton of it when I was younger and for whatever reason, that particular episode’s dialogue got stuck in my head during my walk.

Edit: found it on YouTube!

(Sped up ’cause YouTube.)

This show was great.

Ed: “I can do Eddy, I practiced!”
Eddy: “What do you mean you practiced?!”

Ed: “I have caused discomfort, ‘cause I’m Eddy!”

Wow

Have a really, really well done Steven Universe AMV.

Les Bubb

I can’t remember if I’ve ever posted a video of the mime Les Bubb on here, but I logged onto my OLD YouTube account this morning and was checking out my favorites, and an older video of his was on there. Searched him again and found this one. He’s really good!

MetalocalypseNow

What is this

WHAT IS THIS

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A COUNTDOWN???

(I must know)

(The Metalocalypse fandom on Tumblr is losing their collective mind right now, just FYI.)

Trebekker

Have you ever wondered if the Jeopardy! games were recorded somewhere? And if so, where?

Well, they ARE recorded, and it’s on the internet!
(Of course.)

The website is called J! Archive and it contains (almost) every Jeopardy! game played since Alex Trebek started hosting way back in 1984. Since we can’t get Jeopardy! up here in Canada unless we watch it on the Spokane channel (which we can’t, ‘cause we don’t have cable), Nate and I are just going through the episodes, starting way back at season 1, and playing though the questions. It’s pretty fun (despite the fact that 1984 Jeopardy! is not nearly the well-oiled game show machine it is today).

The website also has a search function, just in case you want to see if a particular word or phrase shows up in any questions or answers.

YAY!

McGee and Me! (Blame YouTube)

As many of you know, I went to a Christian elementary school. We had an hour set aside for “religion” study every day, went to church every Friday morning, and had Bible-themed Christmas plays every December and Bible-themed spring plays every April or so.

Every once and awhile, we’d have an event (a BBQ, a “party”, a something-or-other) that required us to be at school during non-regular hours. To entertain us (i.e., to keep us all in the same room), our teacher or principal would opt to play a TV show or movie on our little TV-on-a-roller-cart. Being a Christian school, we never got to watch anything but—you guessed it—Christian-themed shows! The most popular one for us was Veggies Tales, but I was never really into them at the time. The one that I enjoyed (though “enjoyed” is a relative term) was called McGee and Me!

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It’s basically about this kid, Nick, who has a drawing of his come to life and together the two of them get into all sorts of “you can get out of this by being a good Christian” mishaps. Actually, they were mishaps you could get out of by just being a good person, but they made sure to add “God” and “Jesus” in there because you can’t be a good person without those two guys in your life, right?

Example: the episode “Beauty in the Least” is about Nick’s Romanian pen pal coming to visit unexpectedly during Thanksgiving. Romanian Pen Pal is, according to Nick, super annoying and plan-ruining when he’s not in pen-pal-letter form, so Nick is a jerk to him and the poor dude gets upset (understandably). But through the guidance of God and the “love thy neighbor as thyself” idea, Nick realizes that he’s been a jerk and does his best to make it up to Romanian Pen Pal and his father. So like I said, it’s basically a “be a good person, dammit” show with a Christian bend. I always enjoyed it, though. It was better than Veggie Tales.

Here, have a link to the first part of this episode on YouTube, in case you were a ‘90s Christian kid and you want to nostalgia yourself to death just like I did tonight. That’s the whole reason for this post, haha.

You’re welcome.

Inside Out!

Nate and I went to see Inside Out today. It was very enjoyable! When I first saw the previews back in May (when we went to see Age of Ultron), I didn’t think it would be a movie that was up to Pixar’s usual standards, but the reviews are right: it’s a very good movie. I really like what they did with the geography of Riley’s brain and how it all fit together at various points in the story.

Also, the Bing-Bong part (you know what I’m talking about if you’ve seen the movie) was really freaking sad.

But yeah, it’s definitely worth seeing in my opinion. While I still haven’t seen some of Pixar’s films (Up and WALL-E are the big ones), of the ones I’ve seen, Inside Out ranks pretty high up there. Not Toy Story high, but high.

Universal

This just in: I love Steven Universe. I haven’t liked a show this much since Metalocalypse, which is kind of hilarious to say considering how completely different the two shows are.

But seriously. I really like the premise of the show and the voice acting is great. If you haven’t seen it, you’re missing out. There are quite a few episodes floating around on YouTube, so give it a shot if you’re looking for something to watch.

If you’re curious about more, read a brief review of the show here!

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Also, Garnet is my favorite and is pretty much a gift to the world. You might even say she’s…a gem.

Yeah, I went there. Fight me.

Edit: there is no better use of this song than in this AMV.

Daredevil

Y’all need to watch Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix, okay? It’s super dark and violent, but it’s really, really good. I was expecting to enjoy it when Nate and I started watching it, but I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did. Watch it, yo.

Also, the opening sequence is quite cool:

I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF MOVING, LEAVE ME TO MY BORING BLOG POSTS

Woah.

PROBABLY NSFW!

OH MY GOD THIS IS THE BEST THING.

(Don’t ask me how I found this.)
(Okay fine it was Tumblr.)

BRINGS ME A DRAGONS!

I’m re-watching a few of my favorite Metalocalypse episodes (plus DSR) because it’s been awhile since I’ve actually watched any of them and I had a bit of free time tonight.

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What even is this show?