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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Throwback Thursday: 1993 Disney Vacation Video

I’m sure most of you are wondering what my Top 11 List for Disney-uary is going to be. To give you a brick-to-the-face clue, here’s a vintage 1993 promotional video for Walt Disney World.

My folks ordered one of these videos back in the day, and you better believe that I watched the hell out of it as I waited in deathly anticipation for my first Disney World vacation that very next year.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Introducing Disney-uary!

Let’s face it: 2015 hasn’t exactly been a great year. Fortunately, the year will soon be over with a whole new year ahead of us. As such, I’d like to start out the year on a good note. What better way to do that than to focus on something that everyone loves: Disney!

Do I even need to say that I love Disney? Everyone does. I love it. You love it. We all love it. (Well, maybe the guy who directed Escape from Tomorrow didn’t love it, but nobody cares about him and his pretentious film that only angst teenagers consider “deep.”) So to start off this year, I’ve decided to dedicate an entire month to my love of all things Disney with something I’d like to call Disney-uary!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Sunday, December 27, 2015

The Force Awakens Was…Pretty Good

I just returned from watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I’ve been looking forward to watching this film ever since it was released nearly a week ago. I’ve been on the edge of my seat waiting in anticipation, even more so with how I’ve been doing my best to avoid spoilers.

It wasn’t easy. So many of my favorite reviewers provided their reactions to this film the very day it was released, and I had to avoid the temptation of reading or watching them to avoid any potential spoilers. With the Nostalgia Critic releasing his review of the movie this week, I decided to go ahead and watch the movie.

So, was it good? Yes. Absolutely, yes.

But was it great? Eh!

Did it live up to the hype? Again, eh!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Holiday Hiatus

Merry Belated Christmas, everyone! As a late Christmas gift, I’ve (finally!) uploaded the next three chapters of my fanfic, The Dark Stallion, to both FanFiction and FIMFiction. I’ve even create a Table of Contents so that you can conveniently view all the chapters on deviantART, FanFiction, and FIMFiction.

Aside from that, I’m going to take a break while I work on some other projects. I have a big project coming up next month that I’m super excited about. Until then, have a Happy New Year! ;)

The Dark Stallion TOC

The Dark Stallion

A unicorn in search of an artifact. A pegasus who lost his memories. A wandering swordspony who wields his sword against evil. When these three colts cross paths with the Mane 6, they begin encountering dark forces that befall Ponyville. Now they must team up to thwart the devious Shadow Clan and their leader, the Dark Stallion, all while trying to obtain the Amulet of Purity.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Cute: Bernie Wants To End The Fed

Ah, how cute: old grandpa Bernie Sanders thinks he can steal Rand Paul's supporters by calling to reign in the Federal Reserve:
Wall Street is still out of control. Seven years ago, the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department bailed out the largest financial institutions in this country because they were considered too big to fail. But almost every one is bigger today than it was before the bailout. If any were to fail again, taxpayers could be on the hook for another bailout, perhaps a larger one this time.

To rein in Wall Street, we should begin by reforming the Federal Reserve, which oversees financial institutions and which uses monetary policy to maintain price stability and full employment. Unfortunately, an institution that was created to serve all Americans has been hijacked by the very bankers it regulates.
Oh, so close! Sorry, Bernie, but the Fed wasn't "hijacked" by the big banks. It was created by them. The Fed has always served them because that's what it was created to do. Nothing has changed since then.

Also, if you care so much about the Fed, why did you completely destroy the Audit the Fed amendment? Sorry, you're just not the populist that Ron and Rand are.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

"Socialism" Vs Socialism

When Hugo Chavez first took office, he promised the Venezuelan people that his socialism would lift them out of poverty. Nearly two decades later, and Venezuela has only fallen deeper into poverty with one of the world's worst economy. The country faces shortages of basic necessities such as food and toilet paper on epidemic levels. Its citizens are forced to wait on long lines and use ID cards just to go grocery shopping. Some have become desperate enough to turn to looting and the black market to meet their needs. Politicians who once promised them that they would never go hungry again now tell them to eat fried rocks. Downtrodden, hungry, and tired from their oppression and desperation, the people recently voted out their ruling socialist party. Now only time will tell whether the country will recover from being a “socialist paradise.”

While one country overthrows its shackles of socialism, our very own country has a self-described socialist, Bernie Sanders, running for president and promising to bring socialism here. He ignores the failed socialist experiment that is Venezuela and instead points his finger across the pond to Scandinavian countries like Denmark. Like many socialist idealists, he claims those countries are “socialist utopias”—even though they really aren’t. Even their own leaders admit that their countries aren’t really that socialist.

While Scandinavia’s famous “Nordic Model” promotes a strong socialist welfare state, it also promotes free-market capitalism—and in recent years, those countries have rolled back their socialist policies in favor of market liberalization and privatization. Part of this liberalization has included a much lower corporate tax rate—which ironically contrasts with Bernie’s calls for higher corporate taxes, despite America having the world’s highest corporate tax rate! By embracing free markets, Scandinavian countries such as Denmark have become some of the best countries for business.

One socialist country fully-embraced socialism, only to later overthrow it, while another “socialist” country only partly-embraced it, only to roll it back for the better. Guess which one socialists such as Sanders and his wide-eyed millennial supporters embrace as a “socialist utopia.”

Friday, December 18, 2015

The New Star Wars Arrives Today

The newest addition to the Star Wars franchise premieres in theaters on Dec. 18. To celebrate, I’m counting down all the days until the new movie premieres by sharing Star Wars-related content.

Well, ladies and jedi-men, today is the big day. Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives in theaters. To celebrate this most awesome of days, I’m showcasing all of the Star Wars content that I was unable to within the past few days. That’s right. I’m including everything today but the kitchen sink. So strap yourselves in as we go into hyperspeed with the Star Wars content.

No. Wait! Hyperspeed is too slow. Let’s go faster. Let’s go into ludicrous speed. What’s the matter, Colonel Sanders? Chicken?! Ludicrous speed, go!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

1 Day Until Star Wars

The newest addition to the Star Wars franchise premieres in theaters on Dec. 18. To celebrate, I’m counting down all the days until the new movie premieres by sharing Star Wars-related content.

Saying that Star Wars is “popular” would be the grossest understatement of the millennia. The movies have helped to weave the cultural zeitgeist as much as they has been woven by the zeitgeist itself. Even if you’ve never watched any of the movies, chances are, you have seen enough pop culture references to have a fair grasp of what they are about.

In fact, Kyle Kallgren of Brows Held High recently re-created an abridged version of the first movie simply by piecing together both its cultural inspirations and references. This coherent narrative of diverse and various media reveals the sheer cultural impact of Star Wars, and how the movies have not only been influenced by the cultural zeitgeist, but have influenced it in turn:

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

2 Days Until Star Wars

The newest addition to the Star Wars franchise premieres in theaters on Dec. 18. To celebrate, I’m counting down all the days until the new movie premieres by sharing Star Wars-related content.

The puppet characters for the original movies, which included Yoda, were created by Jim Henson’s Creature Workshop. As such, many of the Star Wars characters have crossed over into Jim Henson’s other creations:

America's Greatest Threat

Republicans claim we should fear terrorism. Democrats claim we should fear mass shootings. Yet statistically, Americans are more likely to be the victim of a lighting strike than they are of a terrorist attack or a mass shooting.

In fact, according to most statistics, you're more likely to die by crashing your car, keeling over in a heart attack, overdosing on prescription medication, drinking yourself into a stupor, falling off of a ladder, drowning in your bathtub, or even being impaled by a deer than you are by being blown up by a terrorist or shot down by a mad gunmen.

Politicians and media pundits constantly warn us to be vigilant for our own safety, yet there has never been a safer time for Americans than now. For the past several decades, violent crime has been declining drastically, to the point where it has fallen to an all-time historic low since 1978. The only people who tell you to be afraid at a time when there's no need to be afraid are those who would benefit and profit from the exploitation of your fear—in other words, politicians and media pundits!

I’ve already written about the proper responses to both terrorism and mass shootings, so I won’t repeat what I have already said, other than neither of those two things should cause anyone to fear. In the immortal words of FDR, the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

For better insight into America's "violence problem" (and why it isn't a problem), watch this video by The Amazing Atheist:

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Final SSB4 Presentation

The very final Super Smash Bros. presentation streamed earlier tonight, revealing the final three DLC characters for the game.

So, other than Cloud Strife, who else is joining Smash?

3 Days Until Star Wars

The newest addition to the Star Wars franchise premieres in theaters on Dec. 18. To celebrate, I’m counting down all the days until the new movie premieres by sharing Star Wars-related content.

Have you ever wondered what would happen if the Star Wars movies operated by real world logic? Of course you haven’t! You watch these movies to escape reality, not contemplate it. Fortunately, the clever minds at How It Should Have Ended managed to think through the movies and figure out their logical conclusions, or at least what they would be if the people in them really thought things through. Enjoy!

Obama Improved Our Image

I’m not sure who annoys me more: neocon war hawks who claim Obama has been “weak on defense”, or libtarded moonbats who claim that he’s “improved our image” with the world. Neither statement is based on empirical reality. Over the past eight years, he has bombed twice as many countries as Bush, launched ten times more drone strikes than Bush, backed a fascist military coup against Egypt's democratically-elected government, and even oversaw an air strike on a hospital filled with sick and dying patients. But, apparently, he’s either a “liberal pussy” or a “peace dove”? Give me a break!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Pony Recap: The Cutie Re-Mark (Part 1)

By now, I'm sure you've read my reaction to this two-part episode. I've said all I had to say with that. So without further ado, here's my breakdown of the first part (with the second part coming soon):

College Students For Bernie

The educational clusterfuck known as No Child Left Behind—which, ironically enough, left many school children behindwas recently “left behind”. The good news is that its replacement downplays the role of standardized testing and shifts authority over educational standards away from the federal government and towards the states.

The bad news is that these changes come too little, too late. NCLB has lasted over 13 years, giving it enough time to have influenced the public education of an entire generation of students. That means that someone who began preschool in 2002 when NCLB was first enacted would have by now graduated high school and started their first year of college.

One can only shudder to think what kind of high school graduates would be the product of such mismanaged education. These people would be so ill-educated that most of them would require remedial college courses. These people would be so poorly prepared for the workforce that they would be considered to be the world's least skilled. These people would lack the proper historical perspective to have respect for our basic constitutional rights such as free speech. Overall, these people would lack critical thinking skills, favor feelings over facts, and refuse to consider viewpoints other than their own.

In other words, they are the current crop of “micro-aggression” fretting, “safe space” huddling, ultra-PC millennial college students mesmerized by the sophistry of Bernie Sanders and his false promises of “free stuff”.

4 Days Until Star Wars

The newest addition to the Star Wars franchise premieres in theaters on Dec. 18. To celebrate, I’m counting down all the days until the new movie premieres by sharing Star Wars-related content.

The Star Wars movies are good films, even great films, but they’re by no means perfect films. They do have their fair share of flaws and mistakes. If you watch these movies enough times, you’re sure to spot them all. Or you can simply allow CinemaSins to point them all out for you.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

5 Days Until Star Wars

The newest addition to the Star Wars franchise premieres in theaters on Dec. 18. To celebrate, I’m counting down all the days until the new movie premieres by sharing Star Wars-related content.

Today, I'm sharing some of my favorite Star Wars skits from the masters of parody, Robot Chicken. The series have created so many Star Wars skits that they actually compiled them into--not one, not two, but three—special episodes. You could almost say that they're a—Star Wars Trilogy! :D

The SJW Agenda

Pro-Tip: If you’re the wealthy son of a multi-millionaire CEO who pays for your tuition at one of the most prestigious universities in the state, you have no standing to call yourself “under-privileged” or “oppressed.”

I know I’m late to the Mizzou protest hysteria, but if you want a good understanding of why these protests were BS, then I suggest you watch these video by TL;DR and Thunderf00t, both of whom do an excellent job breaking down the social justice hysteria and hypocrisy of said protests.

Also, the text within the meme above is based off a Lyndon B. Johnson quote that's been tossed around by leftists on social media lately--yes, the same LBJ who was infamous for saying, "I'll have them n*****s voting Democratic for the next two hundred years." Yup, that man was totally invested in fighting racism and not using it to gain votes for his party! /s

Saturday, December 12, 2015

6 Days Until Star Wars

The newest addition to the Star Wars franchise premieres in theaters on Dec. 18. To celebrate the occasion, I’m going to be counting down all the days this week until the new movie premieres by sharing Star Wars-related content.

Let’s start off with something apropos for this blog. Here’s Star Wars re-enacted by ponies—because ponies make everything 20 percent cooler! (Also, here’s the same re-eaction as re-enacted by Arnold Swartzenager. Because, of course!)

Pinkie Pie as Darth Vader? Well, I always thought there was something sinister about her Pinkie Sense. Turns out she was seduced by the Dark Side of the Force.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

How To React To Mass Shootings

Unless you’ve been ignoring the mainstream media (and if you do, I don’t blame you), you’d notice that we’ve had quite a lot of shootings within the past few weeks and month, including the most recent San Bernardino shooting.

And unless you’ve been ignoring social media (and again, if you do, I don’t blame you), you’d notice there’s been a lot of hysteria surrounding it, mostly with the usual left-wing claptrap: “We need moar gun control!”, “Teh NRA and GOP are criminal facilitators!”, “Angry white men are the real terrorists!”, blah blah blah!

Nothing encapsulates all of the left-wing social media hysteria than this single incoherent rant from The Young Turks’s Cenk Uygur:

Monday, December 7, 2015

Xmas VGM Monday: Super Mario 64 Winter Levels

In October, I shared Halloween-related video game music. This month, I thought I’d do something similar by sharing Christmas and winter-related music. Allow me to start off this month with music from the original winter levels in Super Mario 64.

Monday, November 30, 2015

It's That Time of Year Again!

Tomorrow is the First of December. You know what that means? It’s that time of year again!

It’s the start of the Nostalgia Critic’s Christmas and Disneycember reviews! :D

Sunday, November 29, 2015

MLP Season 5 Finale Reaction

When I learned from the ending of Equestria Girls: Friendship Games that the season five finale would involve time travel, I thought I had the entire finale figured out: Starlight Glimmer would go back in time and prevent the Sonic Rainboom that helped the Mane 6 get their cutie marks. The result would be a dystopian future where Starlight’s influence went unchecked and spread across Equestria, now transformed into her “egalitarian utopia.” Twilight Sparkle would have to seek help from her friends, who would all now be living different lives with different cutie marks because of Starlight’s tampering with the past. So blah blah blah, the magic of friendship ends up saving the day, and everything is returned to normal. Honestly, I was prepared to be bored for the next hour.

Good thing that the MLP staff is far more creative than I am, because—holy multiverse, Batmare!—was that an epic two-parter. (Not as epic as past season finales, but still epic nonetheless!)

Saturday, November 28, 2015

NSA Ends Bulk Phone Surveillance

November is almost over. There’s no denying that it’s been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad month. But at least it’s ending on a good note: the NSA has ended its mass surveillance of bulk phone metadata.

Obviously, this is not the end of Big Brother. He’s still going to be watching us, but at least his gaze will be somwhat restricted. Under the Freedom Act, the NSA “must now get a court order to ask telecommunications companies…to enable monitoring of call records.”

And obviously, Edward Snowden remains on the lam. Funny how Obama will pardon a turkey that will only end up dying days later, but he won’t bother pardoning actual whistleblowers like Snowden or Chelsea Manning.

But, hey, at least it’s some good news—and Celestia knows that we need it in light of all the crazy s*** that’s happened this month, from the Paris attacks, to mosque threats, to the BLM shootings, and now the recent Planned Parenthood shooting. The world may be going insane, but at least it hasn’t gone completely insane!

Monday, November 23, 2015

One Big Reason Why I No Longer Support The GOP

Ebaum World

When the current GOP frontrunner supports big government policies such as watch lists, surveillance of religious organizations, religious registrations, and, now, torture, can we please stop pretending that the Republican Party stands for "limited government"--unless, by which, you mean a government that strictly limits the rights of its own citizens, especially those with brown skin and "ethnic-sounding" names?

You want a real "limited government" solution to fighting ISIS? Here's what a real limited government Republican, Ron Paul, has to say!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Who The Freak Defends WW2 Internment Camps?!?

The Japanese internment camps, along with slavery and the mistreatment of Native Americans, were a blight upon our nation’s history. So of course some dumb hick mayor is going to use them as an example of why we need to keep out Syrian refugees!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

How To React To Terrorism

Before I tell you how to properly react to terrorism, let me share an example of how not to react. Recently, neocon pundit Erik Erikson wrote this on his blog:
I’m really glad I didn’t get tickets on opening day to see Star Wars. Seriously.

I have no confidence in this Administration to keep us all safe, particularly in light of President Obama’s statement today that there’s really no way to stop this stuff.

There are no metal detectors at American theaters.

I think I’ll wait till Star Wars is less a threat scenario.
Erik here is so frighten of the terrorists that he’s refusing to watch the new Star Wars movie on opening day.

But that’s exactly what the terrorists want!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Burning Down Mosques Doesn’t Help!

By now, you’re probably well aware of the recent Paris terrorist attack that claimed more than 128 lives.

What you’re probably not as well aware of is how, since that attack, there has been acts of “retaliation” against mosques, most in France, but also here in the States (with quite a few in my state of Florida).

That would be bad enough, but making matters worse is how too many Republicans—well, honestly, it’s mostly been Donald Trump!—have been stoking the flames of this irrational fear and hatred.

Following the attacks, Trump has suggested shutting down mosques. (And if you want a taste of what his followers are like, the comments to that article are not only backing him, but going above and beyond in recommending burning down mosques.)

Guys, this isn’t helping.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Why I Hate Family Guy

There was a time in my life when I loved Family Guy and watched it religiously. I started out loving it. Then I simply grew to tolerate it. Now, I hate it.

It’s not so much that the comedy has gone downhill. It’s not even that they’ve resorted to shark-jumping tactics to keep it remaining relevant. (Remember when Brain died? Or when they crossed over with The Simpsons?) But when it tries to become “culturally relevant” by touching on hot button issues, not only does it fail, but it fails in such a way that it does more harm than good.

I can think of no better example of this than when it tried to tackle the issue of domestic violence in “Scream of Silence”—an episode that rivals “Not All Dogs Go To Heaven” as being the single-most worst episode of the series.

Daily Pony: Mane Six Cartoons

What do cartoon characters do in their spare time? Watch cartoons, of course:

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Are Mizzou Protesters Really This Dumb?

Unless you’ve been stuck under a sleeping dragon, chances are, you’ve heard of the Paris terrorist attack that killed up to 140 people.

You’re probably also heard of the Mizzou protests, where students are protesting for, um, reasons—which may or may not be true.

When considering both events, and determining which one would be more penitent and newsworthy, chances are, you’re probably inclined to consider the terrorist attack.

That is because you are a thinking human being capable of both reason and empathy, and thus capable of prioritizing.

The same cannot be said of the Mizzou protesters and sympathizers.

I wish I were kidding about that. No, really, I do. Read for yourself:

Friday, November 13, 2015

Who Storms Into Battle?!?

The latest Nintendo Direct dropped a lot of WTF bombs. The original Pokemon Gameboy games on the Virtual Console? An HD Twilight Princess? A female Link? What's next? Cloud in Super Smash Bros.?

Welp, you know what this means: now hardcore gamers can truly test out who would win in a death battle: Link or Cloud?

Monday, November 9, 2015

VGM Monday: Super Mario World Medley

I know I already posted this video before, but please forgive me. I recently purchased Super Mario Maker, and it's been helping to bring back old memories. I still can’t believe I now have the ability to make my own levels based on old Mario games—including my very first!

Super Mario World was one of the first video games I ever owned and played, so the video game music still remains near and dear to my heart. The very fact that I can now build levels based upon this game is more than exciting for me. Of course, playing levels others have created is equally as fun, if not equally as frustrating. (Some people are pure sadists!)

Tough On Crime Sends More Ex-Prisoners Back To Jail

Long ago, back when I was more of a “conservative Republican”, I used to think that our justice system was “tough yet fair”, that our law enforcement were dedicated to “protect and serve”, and that our country needed to get more “tough on crime.” But later on, I stumbled upon something very important that helped burst the bubble of my former political worldview: the facts!

Because when you learn that we have the highest prison population in the world, despite decades of violent crime rates declining, and when you realize that cops are quick to “shoot first and f*** asking questions ever” for offenses as minor as jaywalking, then it becomes quite clear that the real problem isn’t with our criminal justice system being too “soft on crime”, but rather, being way too f***ing tough!

Starbucks War On Xmas? They’re Just Cups, People!

Normally, when I talk about “outrage culture”, I tend to focus on the faux outrage of left-wing Tumblr SJWs; but as living proof that “outrage culture” knows no political boundaries, this time around, we have people on the opposite end of the spectrum, right-wing evangelical Christians, voicing their own faux outrage—over Starbucks cups, of all things!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Obama Opposes Keystone XL—And So Do I!

President Barack Obama recently voiced his disapproval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which caused many Republicans to howl their disapproval of his disapproval.

However, Obama isn’t the only one to oppose the pipeline. I oppose it as well, along with many other libertarians. In fact, it’s one of the rare instances when libertarians take sides with environmentalists.

Why? Two words: Eleanor Fairchild.

Friday, November 6, 2015

“Ferguson Effect” As Real As Santa Claus!

Take a good look at the chart above. This chart shows violent crime rates in America over the past few decades. Notice how the overall trend shows a consistently sharp decline? That’s because, contrary to media sensationalism, violent crime in America has been decreasing, not increasing.

Overall violent crime is at an all-time decades-long low. At no other time in our history have we ever been safer. If anything, you’re more likely to be killed by a cop than by a terrorist.

Unfortunately, it seems like the police would have you believe otherwise.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

NASA: Antarctic Gaining More Ice Than Losing

Ever since Al Gore claimed more than a decade ago that “global warming” has been melting the polar ice caps, actual scientific studies have been released proving the exact opposite to be true: the ice caps have been growing, not shrinking.

I mentioned a few years ago how a NASA study revealed that the Arctic ice caps have increased by 60 percent within the course of one year. Now, another NASA study shows similar events in the Antarctic, which has been gaining more ice than it has lost overall, and has actually been offsetting rising sea levels:

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Happy Holiday Clusterf**k!

Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and everyone has been preparing for Christmas since right before now. You know what that means? It's the Holiday Clusterf**k!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Nightly Frights: Ghost

Tonight, we conclude this month on a lighter note with something a little more, well, light-hearted.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

What Heartless Monster Tells An Attempted Suicide Victim To Go Die?!?

By now, I’m sure you’ve all read my post about the fan artist who nearly attempted suicide after being harassed by Tumblr SJWs over her “problematic” art. You’d think that these “social justice warriors”, who boast of being “decent human beings”, would have been forced to re-evaluate their values and priorities over this situation, and in doing so, gain some humanity.

You’d be wrong.

This is what one of her harassers wrote to her after she gave an update on her status in the hospital:

Word fail me.

They simply fail me. Which is why I’m going to use the Nostalgia Critic to express my sentiments exactly:

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Nightly Frights: Mushroom Kingdom Massacre

Before there was JonTron, before there was the Angry Video Game Nerd, and even before there was YouTube, there was a cable television channel called G4 TV that was dedicated to video games. One of their most popular shows was X-Play, a video game review show that mixed reviews with comedy sketches—you know, like most modern day internet reviewers!

Back when I was in high school and early college, this channel was my favorite next to Cartoon Network. The fact that there was an entire channel dedicated to video game news and reviews was simply golden for me, and I watched it religiously.

Sadly, with the advent of high-speed internet and video streaming services such as YouTube, G4 TV, and X-Play respectively, began to sink in the ratings, and both are no more (though both of their hosts, Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb, remain active in the video game community). The void the channel and show left have since been filled by online video game reviewers, which, you could say wouldn’t be able to make their craft possible without X-Play making the review-mixed-with-comedy-style popular.

One of the sketches created by X-Play was a horror movie trailer spoof with Mario as the serial killer. It’s ridiculous, to say the least, but still rather humorous. This time, Mario is rated M for Murder!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

SU Fandom Bully Artist To Suicide

I love Steven Universe. I’d say I even love it more than My Little Pony. The show really is that good, if only because the storytelling goes places where I wish MLP would go.

The SU fandom, on the other hand, I can do without.

It's the polar opposite of the MLP fandom. While the brony community obviously contains "dudebros", the SU fandom is infested with Tumblr feminist SJWs, and as is typical with the SJW lynch mob, they are quick to turn on anybody or anything they consider to be “problematic.”

I already highlighted some of the SJW hysteria in a previous post about how they harassed one artist who dared to draw Garnet with—gasp!—lighter skin. They’ve also been known to attack white cosplayers who dress as Garnet or Amethyst, claiming that the costumes are “racist” and “culturally appropriating people of color”—which would be accurate, if by “people of color”, they mean red and purple!

Recently, however, the SU community—or rather, the SJW lynch mob that infest it—have crossed the line with the harassment of one particular artist, and it makes me as hot in rage like an eternal flame, baby!

Nightly Frights: Mr. Widemouth

If I were a little kid, and I saw a small creature that “looked like a furby” pop out of my bed with big eyes and even bigger teeth, I probably wouldn’t be trying to befriend it. Either I would be screaming for my parents to save me, or beating the crap out of it with any blunt object I could reach.

But, somehow, someone actually managed to encounter such a creature as a little kid. The little bugger calls himself “My Widemouth”, and he only wants to have "fun" with you, playing fun games like “jump out of the window onto the invisible trampoline below—which is real, I swear!” or “lets juggle with really sharp knives, because what could possibly go wrong.”

He’s just a lovable small ball of fur who wants to be your friend forever and ever, and one day, he may even take you down the road that goes into the woods. Where exactly does that road lead to? Well, you’re probably better off not knowing. If you do want to know, check out the video below:

Drawn Together: The Movie: So Bad, It’s Horrible!

Initially, I was going to share Mr. Enter’s recent review of Drawn Together: The Movie as a “Nightly Fright”, but I decided not to cheat that way and simply share the review as it is. Seriously, though, what could be scarier than a movie that wrecks someone's psyche to the point where he’s going to abstain from reviewing for a good week or two? (Man, I feel sorry for the guy!)

Monday, October 26, 2015

Scary VGM Monday: Forest Temple (Zelda: Ocarina of Time)

We conclude this series of Halloween-themed VGM Monday posts with a scary music selection from my all-time childhood favorite: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. You’d probably assume that I would have chosen the music from the Shadow Temple. That music is, indeed, very creepy. It’s also very obvious. Which is why I’m showcasing something less obvious: the music to the Forest Temple.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Shameless Plug Saturday: blameitonjorge

Man lives in the sunlit world of what he believes to be reality; but, there is, unseen by most, an underworld, a place that is just as real, but not as brightly lit: a darkside! (Or at least that's what Tales From The Darkside tells us.)

What is true for reality is equally true for the internet. What we consider to be the “world wide web” is merely a small, select portion of websites, accessible to the public and searchable by most search engines. These sites, however, are but the tip of an iceberg, with the remainder existing in the dark, icy depths—in a place commonly known as the “deep web.”

What exists in the deep web? The safest answer is that it consists of websites and content that are so far removed from the mainstream that they remain uncategorized and unsearchable by most major search engines.

The not so safe answer?

Well, if you want a glimpse for yourself, then feel free to watch the following video, but do so at your own risk. What will be shown cannot be unseen. If this is a risk you are willing to take, then by all means, leave your sanity at the door, but be warned: you may not be able to so easily retrieve it!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Nightly Frights: Danse Macabre

I remember when my music teacher showed my first grade class this video during Halloween. I’m not sure what made her think that an animated music video about spooky scare skeletons that send shivers down your spine would be appropriate for little kids, but to this day, it’s an experience that I vividly remember.

The Average Bernie Sanders Supporter

Behold the cognitive dissonance of the average Bernie Sanders supporter!

They want to raise taxes on the rich, but they also want them to stop hoarding their wealth in offshore bank accounts.

They want corporations to pay a higher tax rate, but they also want them to stop sending our jobs overseas.

They want increases to minimum wage, but they also want to keep their entry-level jobs.

They want teachers to be paid more with increased salaries, but they also want “free” education.

They want public-sector workers to be able to unionize, but they also want bad cops who shoot and brutalize innocent civilians to be fired.

They want to abolish world hunger, but they also want to ban GMOs.

They want to end climate change, but they also want to do so using the biggest polluter on Earth.

They want to stop Donald Trump from closing the borders, but they also support Bernie in opposing open borders.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Presidential No Go For Joe

Joe Biden announced that he’s not running for president. That’s quite a shame. He would have been the funniest thing about the elections. (Aside from Trump, of course!) His gaffes were true comedy gold. Anyone remember “Stand up, Chuck”? If not, here’s an “accurate” re-enactment:

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Nightly Frights: Pickman's Model

H.P. Lovecraft needs no introduction. He's an iconic master of American horror whose name is up there among others such as Poe and King—well, maybe not King because he’s an overrated hack!

One of my favorite of his short stories is "Pickman’s Model." The story is narrated by an art proprietor who tells of his visit to an artist named Pickman. The artist in question is famous for creating macabre paintings of ghoulish, twisted creatures, the very features of which appear realistic enough to have almost derived from a feverish nightmare. What inspires such dark yet strangely realistic artwork? Well, I won’t give away the ending, but it is a twist that most of you probably saw a mile away.

While this short story did inspire a segment on Ron Sterling’s Night Gallery, I’d recommend reading the short story over the television adaptation, as the latter hardly does justice to the former.

By all means, read the story here for yourself. Just make sure you're not reading it at night, and if you are, by all means, don't go outside until day breaks.

I'm not going to post the entire story here, but allow my to post an excerpt which describes the monsters in question:

Nightly Frights: Suicide Mouse

I don’t really care for “lost episode” creepypastas, mostly because they’re usually, blatantly fake. Almost anyone can make up a story about an unreleased cartoon episode that was too “hardcore” to be aired on television, and make up the most grotesque and surreal details surrounding it. As such, they come across as transparently fake. So if I’m going to feature a lost episode creepypasta, I might as well feature the granddaddy that inspired all others: Suicide Mouse.