April 29, 2006

Man Attacked Leaving Outhouse By Black Bear

"He Could Have Killed Me,' Man Says.

"He started picking up his pace, and so did I," Cerda said.

Well, at least he didn't scare the shit out of you...

Posted by Fungii at 01:48 PM

April 28, 2006


So, yesterday, Nintendo announced the final "release" name for their next-gen console, formerly known by the code name Revolution: Wii [pronounced the same as we]. At first I was a little puzzled and bewildered by this name, and quite frankly, I didn't like it.

But now, 24 hours later, I must say it's grown on me and I think it's a cool name. It's certainly very unique, completely unlike any console names of late. X-box, Playstation, Gamecube; these names seem to merely describe what the object is, not very imaginative. Wii, on the other hand, is a completely new, made-up word, it isn't based on any word, in any language in existence [as far as I know]. And I think that's cool. It fits, Nintendo is going off in a completely new direction with this console, so it makes sense that they would name it something totally out in left field, bizzaro. And it's a short, easy-to-pronounce word, easy to remember. It's sounds the same as "wheeeee!", you know, the sound people make when they're having fun. Which is what games are supposed to be all about, having fun. Not this dead serious war that many people make the video games market out to be.

Of course, a lot of people are having fun with the word because it sounds like "wee" as in "pee" or "weewee", what kids call their dingus, their wang, their Johnson, their "penis!" Now I have no problem with this, as it does sound the same and it is kind of funny, although it gets rather tiring after awhile. And people sure are talking about the damn thing, that's for sure! But the people who suggest that Nintendo needs to change the name for English-speaking markets because of this similarity, well that's just ridiculous. It also sounds like "we", and nobody snickers every time we use that word in a sentence, do they? "But Wii will be used as a noun, just like wee" the detractors protest. What-the-fuck-ever. If you're talking about the Wii, people will know what you mean by the context. And if they still snicker each time you use the word, then they need a tall glass of grow-the-fuck-up.

As long as Nintendo follows through with a console that works as advertised, the name won't hurt them at all. And it certainly helps set them apart from the other two.

Wired: In Defence of Wii

Posted by Fungii at 08:17 PM

April 23, 2006

Fear No Evil

A psychiatrist specializing in the occult becomes involved in the case of a man who is possessed by a spirit in an antique mirror. The man's fiance discovers that the mirror is able to bring back her former boyfriend, who had been killed in a car accident, from the dead.

Something else I would like to see released on DVD is an old [1969] TV movie called Fear No Evil. Although it was just a TV movie, it was really creepy. And it had Carroll O'Connor from before his "All in the Family" days. Apparently, this movie got huge ratings when it was first aired [and subsequent re-airings], but at some point it just seemed to disappear off the face of the earth. It would be cool if somebody could dig it up from wherever it's buried and get it put out on DVD!

Posted by Fungii at 12:27 AM

Ghost Story/Circle of Fear

It seems like just about every TV show [old and new] is being put out on DVD these days, but there is one short-lived series from 1972 I would like to see on DVD that currently isn't. It was called Ghost Story during its first season and Circle of Fear afterwards. It had a total of 23 one-hour episodes. I can't remember many of the episodes as I only saw it when I was a kid, but I do remember it being really, really creepy. But then again I was just a kid, so maybe I wouldn't be as impressed as an adult. I do remember the one episode, I don't remember what it was called, but it was the one about the little girl with the dollhouse that she uses to control the people in her "real" house. That one was cool. It seems to have a few people that remember it fondly on the IMDB messageboard, not bad for a series that has hardly aired at all for 34 years! I wish I could at least find the theme song somewhere, I can remember it being a good, haunting theme.

Harlan Ellison and Richard Matheson are listed as writers and William Castle was the producer. And some notable actors played in some of the episodes: Jason Robards, Geena Rowlands, Meg Foster, James Franciscus, Karen Black, Melvyn Douglas, Jodie Foster, Richard Mulligan, Jackie Cooper, Mariette Hartley, Hal Linden, Rip Torn, Geraldine Page, Angie Dickinson, Janet Leigh, Martin Sheen, Tyne Daly, Susan Dey and David Soul. Wow, not bad for such a short series!

Posted by Fungii at 12:14 AM

April 01, 2006

My worries are over

She returned my hammer! 2:30pm Finally! I was going to call the cops on her dammit.

Posted by Fungii at 02:30 PM

It's hammer time

It's 12:25pm and still no hammer. WTF! What kind of person borrows a man's hammer and doesn't return it? What is this world coming to? I checked what parking stall she was in [105] but when I knocked on her door, there was no answer. It's probably the wrong door anyway as that's where the resident manager usually lives and we don't have one right now. So I left a note on her car:

Dear neighbour,

Please return my hammer right now you fucking bitch or I'll bash in your head with my, my...

Aeiii! Just give me back my hammer, damn you!

Your pal,


Maybe I was a little too strong? I dunno. Maybe I shouldn't have signed it in blood?

Posted by Fungii at 12:32 PM