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Honda vs TRON by jimmycanuck
November 27, 2006, 2:43 pm
Filed under: movies, tv, youtube

TRON is one of those things in life that makes me yell “FUCK YES.” I’ve seen the movie countless times, and I’m even proud to admit that I beat the shit out of TRON 2.0 a few years back (hands down, the most underrated game ever.) That’s why, when I stumbled across this ad for the new Honda Civic, I immediately knew I needed to by a new car. See? Marketing directly to the car-less sociopath with a lightcycle fetish TOTALLY pays off.

Interesting sidenote – did you know that Wendy Carlos, the composer who brilliantly scored the movie, was born Walter Carlos? I guess he swapped one baton for another. Ba-dum bum.

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Retro Scary by jenifesto
November 25, 2006, 8:37 am
Filed under: youtube

Jenifesto here… wow, I have no idea where Jimmy Canuck is, and I was super busy yesterday as well. Just so you know we haven’t jumped ship, participated in a mass suicide, or run away and joined the circus (although that *is* tempting), here’s a little wayback playback for y’all. I’m of that age where the Mac Tonight commercial is a memory but very ill-defined. Part of the ill definition is that I thought it was a cartoon, not a horrendously scary man with a GIANT moon head on. Shudder. Anyways, enjoy!



I Am SOOOO Great. :) by jimmycanuck
November 23, 2006, 11:57 am
Filed under: blog news, links

Danzuke, leader of the gang over at bbps, just posted a really nice welcome message in the comments of my very first post.  Always one to love patting myself on the back, I thought I’d share it here;

“I’m going to take a moment and welcome Jimmy here to the fold. Our 1st add-on writer! He writes some kick ass stuff over on his site and we’re lucky and happy to have him here. He’s from Canada, which I would guess about 60% of Americans could find on a map.

When he’s not writing for us jimmy enjoys national health care and a populace that generally doesn’t shoot at each other. Great White North indeed. “

See?  Everybody loves me.  Take that, Mom and Dad!  😛



Best Buy Canada Getting More Wii’s This Friday by jimmycanuck
November 23, 2006, 11:24 am
Filed under: gaming, shopping

In case you missed out on freezing your butt off this past weekend, you’re in luck.  Best Buy Canada will be getting more Wii’s in stock this Friday, with a minimum of 20 new consoles per store.

Via SmartCanucks



Best. Ad. Ever. by jimmycanuck
November 23, 2006, 9:51 am
Filed under: gaming, movies, tv, youtube

I LOVE Office Space.  If you’ve ever worked in an office, especially in lower middle management, this thing is your opus.  It’s almost enough to make me miss the days of being shit all over again and again when I was the supervisor to a team of miscreants in the quality assurance department of a third party call center.

…almost.

I know this video has been making the rounds on the internet all week, but since I didn’t get around to seeing it until just now I figure some of you might be in the same boat.  This is a brilliant ad for World of Warcraft (that’s actually running on TV!) mashing up a great scene from Office Space with some WoW content.  C’est magnifique.



America’s Only Defense Against Godzilla by jimmycanuck
November 23, 2006, 9:43 am
Filed under: pictures

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Hopping on to CNN.com this morning, I found this grinning nightmare staring back at me from the main page.  It’s the inflating of Ronald McDonald for the infamous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Not a year goes by where one of these monstrosities doesn’t knock down a street light, taking out an old lady of a Dodge Rambler in the process. 

Don’t mind my cynicism.  Our thanksgiving was more than a month ago and I’m craving turkey, so I’m a little bitter.



It’s MSPaint… Seriously. by jimmycanuck
November 23, 2006, 7:50 am
Filed under: links, pictures

 

Back in the days when I used to have more time to socialize in the GameSpot forums, I had a friend named dyaballikl who was unwaveringly committed to MSPaint.  He eventually learned to love Photoshop, but back then he swore it off like an bad monkey.  I was always amazed at the things he could do without Photoshop, but it was never anything like this.

The picture you see above you was done entirely with MSPaint.  Must’ve taken the artist a lifetime.  Click here to see the full size image over at deviantart.