For the Hundredth Time.

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At some point last eve, perhaps around midnight or so, a distant corner in the far reaches of the SSB room was lit by the dim yellow glow of a tired old lamp. Hushed whispers punctuated the soft warbling of a Dom Kennedy record in the background. I decided to return to this here forum. It’s been..2 years or so since my last post? I don’t really have any good excuses for not posting. I just got burned out I guess, It’s been a long and involved road, and for some strange reason, I thought that after joining SSB, I would somehow magically become less busy. Of course the complete opposite of that has occurred. but I hope you’ve all been doing well. Despite neglecting my duties on this here particular forum like the wrestling god’s neglect Danielson’s (Daniel Bryan) right to stay healthy enough to return to the WWE, I haven’t been sitting on my hands or partaking in absolute nonsense. I’ve been busy on our YouTube channel. If you haven’t already, check out what we have to offer. I definitely recommend it if you lack randomness/jackass-ery in your life.

check out our collaboration with our good friends Jimmy and josh of SwoletakuTV. We played the “newly weds” game but with our own spin of course. Hope you enjoy and see you again in another 3 years or so…lol jk….maybe.

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From the CEO’s desk

Greetings SSB fam, it’s me again, your lovable CEO, back with another round of updates.  We’ve been pretty busy as of late, and it shows.  We’ve got a smattering of videos and other stuff so without further ado…

For the first time ever, Justin sits down with myself and Brian and discusses his views on fandom, magic missiles, and all types of ill shit.

I eat a california burrito.  Justin eats carne asada fries.  Brian and Justin eat an El Grande Burrito.

Nostalgic Nibble: I Just Can’t Wait To Be King

During a chat with a friend today, I was brought back in time to an animated Disney movie called The Lion King. Very much a classic for people in my generation. Who can forget Hakuna Matata, or even Can You Feel the Love Tonight. But the first song that popped into my head during this flashback was none other than … I Just Can’t Wait To Be King. Hearing that high pitched youthful voice brings joy to my ears, and the comfort of hope, dreams, wishful thinking run rampant in my thoughts. If you wanna sing along with me for a few minutes, here is a link to the song with lyrics.

Don’t you just love nostalgia? I know I do. I think one of the core traits of being a geek is being nostalgic and holding onto what once was just for a small window of time. Not because one is afraid of moving forward in life, but because one appreciates where one has been, the sentiment of what no longer is, and the tradition of commemorating that which cannot be recreated.

After listening to I Just Can’t Wait To Be King a few times, I realized that I was on YouTube and that there HAD to be something comical I might be able to find with this song. I expected it, anxiously awaited the treasure I was about to find, and was quite content in results of the search. =)

Below, I give you … I Just Can’t Stop Facebooking. I was very curious to see how this would go, and the choice of lyrics aren’t too creative, but there’s something about the dubbed voices that make this video quite hilarious. On a side note: Did you know that Rowan Atkinson (aka Mr. Bean) was the voice of Zazu (the hornbill in this scene)? Enjoy! We socialize without meeting…Oh I just can’t stop facebooking…

Now that was just a teaser. I also found this gem. It’s a cover of I Just Can’t Wait To Be King by a group called Thugs and Bubbles. Yes. You read that right. They are already funny aren’t they. Be prepared to hear a charming voice, a hilarious drummer that reminds me of Animal from the Muppets, a jammin’ geeky guitarist, and a quite dorky guy doing something that I don’t know how to describe in the background.

Now that you’ve watched it, did you not find the drummer hilarious?! I mean come on. His facial expressions are awesome! And then you have some hype man in the background just being creepily entertaining. Is it just me or does the guitarist look like one of the guys from 98 Degrees? Haha. On top of the hilarity, the singer actually sings well. He is a little Bieber-esque, sorry to say. Not only is it entertaining to watch, but it is pleasing to hear. This group looks like so much fun to just chill and hangout with. I’m so glad I found this video.

And now I leave you with a Lion King Acapella Medley to quench your cravings for Lion King nostalgia. I adore acapella. Enjoy this acapella compilation by the University of Wisconsin MadHatters (check out their site here).

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Harlem Shake By The Backstreet Boys

Um. The Backstreet Boys doing the harlem shake video was actually quite amusingly weird. Talk about cleverly creative. Oh no they didn’t go for the sexual appeal, legitimate dancing, or stupidly silly dancing. They went for the extremely off-the-wall-random-raise-your-eyebrows kind of video. I don’t know if it’s just because I grew up with the Backstreet Boys and seeing them in this way is contradictory to how I remember them. But for whatever reason, I couldn’t help but bust out laughing when I watched this video and think to myself “what the hell am I watching?” I would imagine there are a lot of harlem shake videos on YouTube that may give me a similar effect, but this is the Backstreet Boys. Haha.

I mean come on! Freaknasty Spiderman? Perverted Easter Bunny? Captain America Ballerina? Rocketeer Helmet? Naked man in a Dr. Seuss hat? I can’t possibly be the only person who thinks this is weirder than weird, but I guess that’s what they were going for? Mission accomplished? You’ve succeeded in freaking me out!! =P

And what’s one stage down from being a geek? Hmmm. I kinda think it’s being a freak. And no, not in sexual terms. Freak as in even the geeks think you’re weird. You know what I’m talking about!! Haha. (side note: I loved the show Freaks and Geeks) Criticism aside, I really just want to hold onto my teen perception of the Backstreet Boys. But even though I want it that way, I know people change, times change, and I have to accept that the Backstreet Boys have changed. I mean I just have to quit playing games with my heart and enter the reality that the Backstreet Boys are no longer boys (although I think when they were popular they were actually quite old). They are men. Men, who as long as you love them, will continue to make more music and more extremely weird videos. I’m sure that will definitely make them happy and they will feel larger than life.

Ok I’m done. No wait. Final thoughts. There really is just no way. No how. I’ll never break your heart because I always give you all I have to give. And that, my dear friends, is the shape of my heart. <3

Earl Sweatshirt. Whoaaaaaaaaa

I forgot how much I really use to ENJOY writing about music on this here blog or any of my solo blogs.  People hit me on Twitter every once and a while and remind me about the old playlists that I use to have running on my blogs.  If you were around for those times, then you remember when Mike Posner was a nobody but we still had him jamming along on the side bar of my blog. Pac Div, Dom, Bambu, Miguel, XV and all sorts of goodness quietly carrying on while I talked nonsense.

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All I’ve been listening to lately is the Odd Future shit. Hence their inclusion in this post.  The dude’s from OFWGKTA are on a roll, The emergence of MellowHype (Hodgy&Left Brain), Domo Genesis, and most notably Earl Sweatshirt are the reasons I’m just going to come out and say that AS OF RIGHT NOW…they reign supreme.

No, not some dream you get after you huff too much paint, it’s the visuals for Earl Sweatshirt’s new video, ”WHOA”.  A follow up to late 2012’s “Chum”, “WHOA” serves as the second single off his highly anticipated album, Doris. The Odd Future crew has both toned down the transgression from their earlier tapes while distilling and concentrating all the aspects that made those tapes unique. Unlike “Chum” or other new Odd Future tracks, “WHOA” is a direct throwback to that earlier sound. Thankfully, Earl has traded in the gratuitous references to rape and murder for a few carefully placed lines about drug use and masturbation, which makes them all the more grotesque and intriguing.

Part of the appeal is the juxtaposition of these lines with Earl’s laconic apathy in the video – the dude is floating on filthy water in the middle of a reservoir tank.  Casual…no big deal right?  Regardless of what you think about Earl and Odd Future, whether the video is just weird for the sake of being weird, no one can ignore the hotness of a line like “Get ‘em higher than the pitch of metal tea kettle songs”.  
Doris doesn’t have a release date yet, but if “WHOA” is any indication, it’ll be worth the wait.

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Metal Gear Sunrising…Good Morning!

Freddie Wong. We all know who he is, we all know what he does, and we all love him. If you don’t know..shame on you (and you call yourself a nerd.)

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GOOD MORNING! waddup’ doe! some of you are starting your morning routines. and the rest of you are still asleep…lucky bastards.

Have you ever wondered what some of your favorite video game characters would do if they really existed? I’ve always wondered what Bubsy the Bobcat did in the morning…like, did he wake up and make shitty video games and beat up on Aliens that stole his balls of yarn, or did he also brush his teeth and use a men’s facial cleanser to exfoliate his skin like I do…anyway.

In this video Metal Gear’s Raiden meets Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale in American Psycho) in this showcase of slick CG wizardry with a fairly well-matched voiceover. The Certified YouTube star still manages to impress and entertain with his ongoing pillaging of video game culture and mastery of special effects software. Just when I think I’ve had enough videos showing just how hilarious it is when the constraints of a game character are brought to the fore by placing them in real-life situations, he drops this gem.

Happy Drunk Day Twitch!

Tomorrow is Twitch’s birthday fellows, brethren, sisters and friends. Tonight the craziness begins! I don’t know how long i’ll be at this party, but I DO know that i’ll be spending every minute trying to get him drunk as f*ck. Last year I had to stop him from reenacting the scene from the movie Kickboxer where JCVD repeatedly kicks the sh*t of a tree…instead of Bangkok we were at Min Sok Chon. Instead of a tree he wanted to kick a light post instead. Needless to say, Twitch is an amazing drunk.

I personally think, getting shit faced is a bad look buuuuut,

  1. It’s not me, who looks the fool.
  2. You only turn 30 once.
  3. It’s a CELEBRATION B*TCHES!

I’ve been all over this weekend which is my excuse for the lack of blog posts but I’ll be back better than ever when all of the crazyness has subsided. 30 crazy years of life. From deep in the archives.

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Happy Drunk Day 2012.
Here’s to you, Twitch!

IT’S OVER NINE THOUSAAAANDD!!!

CHA-LA HEAD CHA-LA!! oh hey…sorry about that. So I noticed that my cousin and friends have all decided to plaster their wall with  Dragon Ball videos and i’ve been watching them ALL while I should be doing something that at least resembled work done. Now I would love to sit here and make a lazy ass post about my favorite DBZ episodes but, I doubt any of you would sit here for hours waiting for Goku to get enough spirit from people and living organisms for the Genki Dama. btw, you’re welcome…

Do any of you wish they remade DBZ? and instead of orange and blue outfits they were dressed like total HYPEBEASTS? no? really? guess that’s just me…Check out ‘Human Aliens‘ designs. Here Goten, Trunks, and Gotenks are sporting brands like Bape, Jordan, Adidas, Polo, and Original Fake…Check those Yeezy’s on Trunk’s feet. dope

 
Speaking of wishing. Check this kid out…

I like this kid but a part of me feels bad, because I sort of see a past version of myself in this kid: the escapist, I have no friends, the internet is the only place that accepts me parts. But on the other hand: bahahahaha. What a nimrod! I like Dragon Ball Z too, even though Mr. Popo made me pretty uncomfortable, but I’m pretty sure I never ripped my shirt off my emaciated sad sack torso and screamed bloody murder trying to go super saiyan in my bedroom.

 There is a high probability that this is not real, but I’m just going to disregard that and continue to know that, no matter what, this dude’s day was probably way worse than mine. With 90,000 views and counting, this dude “The Secreted” himself into fame alright, but it wasn’t for saving the world from Vegeta. It was for looking like a dingus. Thanks internet.