Friday, September 26, 2008

The Other Guys

That shtick on the last part of my "50 Greatest Animated Villains of All Time" list will have to wait a few days for completion. When inspiration strikes, I must type, type, type.

If you're like me, you're able to recall the names of members of various bands, teams, and/or supergroups when asked. It's all the result of having no social life and spending countless days researching the internet to memorize these trivial names.

In several cases of famous groups, one or more members are able to transcend into a new echelon of fame, while leaving everyone else to fade into obscurity. Thus, these members become "The Other Guy."

Yes, "The Other Guy." You've used that term before. Like with that 80's pop duo, Wham, consisting of George Michael and The Other Guy. But this The Other Guy has a name.

And it's Andrew Ridgeley. That's him on the right. After George Micheal split and become uberfamous and uberinfamous, Andrew was left to sit back and reflect on Wham's success. After listening to "Last Christmas" alone in a dark room for the 18 millionth time, he became a noted surfer and British Environmentalist.

And now, I present to you, a list profiling some more well-known "Other Guys."

Peter Scolari: The Other Guy from "Bosom Buddies."

One half of the crossdressing sitcom duo of himself and Tom Hanks from this...sitcom. After Hanks hit it big, Peter was left to sit back and reflect on the success of "Bosom Buddies." His biggest role since then was starring in Rick Moranis's role in "Honey, I Shrunk The Kids: The TV Series." I can't believe I actually watched that on the then-WB11.

Peter Criss: The Other Guy from KISS.

"I should've known when you decided to dress up as Peter Criss. No one wants to be Peter Criss, not even Peter Criss!"~Peter Griffin.

George Harrison: The Other Guy from The Beatles.

The most famous rock/pop band of all time had an "Other Guy," and it was George Harrison. Now, now, you may think that title belongs to Ringo Starr. The differences that prevent Ringo from becoming "The Other Guy" are that he has a more distinctive name, and that he's currently not dead.

Joey Bishop: The Other Guy from The Rat Pack.

The infamous Rat Pack, as you may know, consisted of himself, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Peter Lawford and Frank Sinatra in its most iconic lineup. The lone comedian of the group, he was sadly regulated as "The Other Guy." As it turns out, he got the last laugh by being the last surviving member of the group, and hopefully they are all swinging together in that big nightclub in the sky right now.

Winston: The Other Guy from Ghostbusters.

It's sad that the only token member of the Ghostbusters team was also "The Other Guy" of the group. I keep hearing that the sequel video game is in development hell and that they're going to make Ghostbusters 3 as a movie. People: Make a decision and stick with it. Either a movie or video game would be great, but both would be fantastic.

Jeff Lynne: The Other Guy from The Travelling Willburys.

The Travelling Willburys was an 80's supergroup consisting of Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, fellow "Other Guy" George Harrison, and Jeff Lynne. While each member was super famous in their own right, this Electric Light Orchestra member had faded into "Other Guy status," despite being one of the co-founders of the group. His name seems to have "Other Guy" stapled to his head.

"Bob Dylan! Tom Petty! George Harrison! Roy Orbison! Jeff Lynne?"

José Carreras: The Other Guy from The Three Tenors.

Perhaps the Ultimate "Other Guy," this was the only person on the list whose name I actually had to look up. The Three Tenors were an operatic trio consiting of himself, Placido Domingo, and Luciano Poveratti. While Poveratti was well-known for being fat and dying, and Domingo got a muppet named after himself, Carreras is most known for surviving leukemia and actually creating the group in the first place.

The Featured Players: The Other Guys from SNL.

In most episodes of Saturday Night Live, after all of the main cast is introduced, they then introduced people that the show is "Featuring..." These people are either newer cast members and/or people that rarely appear in the show due to not being part of the main cast. This slot honors all of them, and all the Featured Players that have yet to join the show and leave as quietly as they came.

The early 90's shows were notorious for having cast rosters a mile long, with Featured Players along with "Also Starring" players, usually Al Franken, Robert Smigel and A. Whitney Brown.

Here's to you, "The Other Guy." May you all be slightly less forgotten.

Are there any other "Other Guys" that I missed? I know there are a few that I left out. If I get enough entries, I might do another one.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Barack Obama Assassinated!

Now that I've got your attention, it's time to end my little contest. It was hard trying to decide on a winner, but I've made up my mind.

First, the answers!

1) "It's a world of laughter, a world of tears..."
If I need to tell you that this is the opening line to "it's a small world," just leave now.

2) "The seaweed is always greener, In somebody else's lake..."
"Under The Sea" from The Little Mermaid.

3) "I can show you the world..."
"A Whole New World" from Aladdin.

4) "Who's the leader of the club that's made for you and me..."
Likewise for #1. The Mickey Mouse Club theme should still resonate in peoples' minds despite the most recent version going off the air around 17 years ago.

5) "Life is like a hurricane..."
Hell yes, it's the Ducktales theme. Woo-hoo.

6) "I'm gonna be a mighty king, so enemies beware..."
"I Can't Wait To Be King" from The Lion King.

7) "Who does she think she is? That girl has tangled with the wrong man!..."
The title for this one was somewhat tough. It's "Gaston" from Beauty & The Beast.

8) "In every job that must be done, There is an element of fun..."
It's quite sad that I think of "Cut Every Corner" from the Simpsons with this opening line rather than what its parodying, "A Spoonful of Sugar" from Mary Poppins.

9) "We dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, in a mine the whole day through..."
Despite what you think, it's the famous "Heigh-Ho" from Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, NOT "Whistle While You Work."

10) "Boys and girls of every age, wouldn't like to see something strange..."
One of my favorites, "This is Halloween" from Nightmare Before Christmas. While I'm partial to the Marilyn Manson cover, you just can't beat the original.

11) "You think I'm just an ignorant savage..."
"Colors of The Wind" from Pocahontas. Umm...Puppies!

12) "Think of a wonderful thought..."
"You Can Fly" from Peter Pan.

13) "One little spark of inspiration, Is at the heart of all creation..."
Remember that little note of omitting songs with their title in the first line? I lied. The song's title is "One Little Spark," and its from the "Journey Into Imagination" ride from EPCOT.

14) "Daring duck of mystery, Champion of right..."
The theme to Darkwing Duck. Love that show.

15) "When the crypt doors creak and the tombstones quake..."
This is the song "Grim Grinning Ghosts" from the Haunted Mansion ride.

16) "Come stop your crying, It will be all right..."
Fucking Phil Collins' "You'll Be In My Heart" nabbing Tarzan an Oscar from the South Park movie...

17) "Step right up and come on in, here's where the fun begins..."
Here's where it started getting tough. Anyone remember Disney Afternoon? Well, it had a theme song, and this was its opening line.

18) "Gather 'round and I'll elucidate, What goes on outside when it gets late..."
It's the "Headless Horsemen" song from the "Sleepy Hollow" segment from the movie "The Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad." That's a mouthful for you.

19) "If you had wings, you could do many things..."
Like #13, this song's title was hidden in plain sight. "If You Had Wings" was the theme song to the long-defunct Magic Kingdom attraction of the same name.

20) "Calling one and all tonight, it's hoppin' at the hall tonight..."
A-HA! Out of the 4 (yes four!) entries I received, not one of them got this answer. This video might help:

Disney's Halloween Treat was a Halloween special that aired on the Disney Channel in 1982 and after the 80's, was never seen again. I can see why it would be so obscure. I couldn't even track down the lyrics for it, I had to find that vid and write down the first line.

And there you have it! So, who's our lucky winner?

As I said before, I only managed to get 4 entries. I'm disappointed. I even made it easier, AND didn't put in a "No Cheating" rule!

Out of the 4 entries, 3 of them got 19 out of 20 correct. So...who wins?

Let me explain my criteria: The rules state that whoever got the most correct the earliest would win. I also said that I wanted both the Song title and where that song was from, if possible. So, whoever gave both the song and where it was from got higher priority.

So that narrows it down to two, as one of the entries only listed where the song was from for 3 of the songs.

So...I declare a Tie! The Grand Prize Winner is my good friend Steve M.! He sent in his entry earlier than the 2nd prize winner, another good friend of mine (and fellow blogger) Vinnie C.!

Steve gets to write an exclusive "Beaming For Bunnies" entry, while Vinnie gets to write an "In 10 Words" entry! Email me at when you've got an idea!

Better luck next time to the 2 other entrants, Dan, and Carrie C.

...Speaking of next time, let's make it right now. With four out of five parts for my "50 Greatest Animated Villains of All Time" list completed, only the Top 10 remain.

Your mission: Who do you think are in the Top 10? No emailing this time, let's keep it in the comments this time. Deadline...whenever I post Part 5.

Prize? Same as this time, the chance to write a "Beaming for Bunnies" and/or an "In 10 Words" entry if you get the most correct guesses.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

The 50 Greatest Animated Villains of All Time (Part 4)

You've waited for it, you've asked for it, here it is! The 4th installment of my 50 Greatest Animated Villains of All Time list!

Let's see who didn't make the cut into the final 20:

Part 1 (#'s 50-41)
Part 2 (#'s 40-31)
Part 3 (#'s 30-21)

Today we're counting down Villains #20-11. It's only one more part after this one, folks.

Let me clarify some points for this list. All of these entrants are based on their appearances in the medium of of Animation ONLY. If this was a list of Comic Book Villains, there would have been no doubt that Darkseid, Mr. Mxyzptlk, Magneto and a few others that I'll cover later on would be right near the top, if not in the top 10 or so. Also, several forms of animation have been considered and included: Traditional Cel, CGI, Stop-Motion, even hybrids of Live Action and Animation. While in that sense I have little bias, I do believe that the "Golden Age" forged better villains and most of the greatest ones have all been Two-Dimensionally animated.

Let's get started, shall we?

#20: Starscream - Transformers

Voiced by: Chris Latta

Kicking off the Top 20 is Starscream, the self-proclaimed "Second-in-Command" of the Decepticons from Transformers. Why is he so awesome? Well, for one thing, his alt-mode is a jet. And being a jet, he can actually fly while shooting at crap, which is awesome. He's also voiced by the late Chris Latta, who also voiced Cobra Commander.

Due to him being such a douchebag and a semi-competent leader, he's the head of all of the other Decepticon Jets, who all happen to look like him. This little power trip has gone to his head and he constantly yearns for Megatron's position as the King of the Decepticons, and isn't concerned about keeping his aspirations a secret. At first he brown-nosed, which later evolved into outright "You're a pathetic leader! Just die already so I can usurp your job and glory!"

During the Movie, he finally got his chance and threw the injured Megatron into the cold depths of space to leave him for dead in order to finally be crowned as Ruler. And then a newly-reformatted Galvatron showed up to blast him to bits. You'd think that his story would end there, but it didn't. He's the only character whose vengeful ghost wandered Cybertron Post-Movie to seek revenge and be resurrected. After his body was finally restored after tricking Unicron of all things, he was later destroyed again, hopefully for good. But no, his spirit shows up again in Beast Wars, over 10 years after G1 ended, to continue causing havoc. You have to admit, that's pretty hardcore.

: Jafar - Aladdin

Voiced By: Jonathan Freeman

Bringing a Disney villain into the fray is Jafar from Aladdin. Not the first villain from Disney that made the list (see the Evil Queen at #21), nor is he certainly the last. Like many villains from this production company, he was a sorcerer, he wished to gain control of the world, and worked with deception.

You see, he was the Grand Vizier (top advisor) to the Sultan of Agrabah, but he wished to kill him and Jasmine and gain ultimate power. It's a shock that no one saw his evilness coming, despite looking like the male version of Maleficient from "Sleeping Beauty."

He had his trusty Snake Staff to use magic and mainly hypnotize people to do his bidding, a little prop that Disney obviously made I toy out of that I owned back in the day. He almost wins, but when he couldn't harness to power of Robin Williams's spontaneity, he wished to become "The Most Powerful Being in The Universe with a longer attention span," aka: A genie. Of course, his arrogance got the best of him and never realize that he had to become a slave to a lamp and was defeated...until the next movie. He was one of those rare Disney villains that didn't die at the end of the movie. In recent memory, that usually means a sequel and/or a tv series will follow.

Disney got lucky that "Return of Jafar" was actually decent. Now that Jafar had Genie powers, he was even more powerful and almost took over the Earth, until the Gilbert Gottfried parrot Iago destroyed his lamp in order to finally kill him.

#18: Skeletor - He-Man

Voiced by
: Alan Oppenheimer

What villains list would be complete without Skeletor from Masters of The Universe? Nerds that are trapped in the 80s will clamor that he should be higher but damn them, I grew up after this series faded from memory.

Like several 80's villains, he strives to rule the Ultimate Playset of Ultimate Destiny by constantly going forth with weekly schemes that were always thwarted by muscly homoerotic hero. But you must give Skeletor credit: He's got his hatred, muscles, and fucking skull-head working for him. No, he wasn't born that way, acid got thrown in his face and he miraculously survived. Or maybe it was always like that and he was just a demon. I bet it all depends on which blister pack you read off of.

He always sent his aptly-named minions like Beast Man, Ramm-Man, Two-Bad, Moss Man, Man-E-Faces (EDIT: Those last 2 weren't evil) and Evil-Lynn, who, surprisingly, was not a man, to kill and destroy the Eternians to gain control of Castle Greyskull, but since it was a G-Rated Filmation cartoon, all they could do was prod each other with itchy feathers sculpted to look like swords. Offscreen. Skeletor himself, however, seemed more badass than that. One of those "Raah, I'm a talking skull guy, and I'm actually going to find a parent-friendly way to kill you" villains with magical powers geared for death led him to be perceived as ultimate evil. I believe he's currently running for President. Good for him.

#17: Elmer Fudd - Looney Tunes

Voiced by: Arthur Q. Bryan, Mel Blanc

No one quite defines "Classic Cartoon Villain" much like the Looney Tunes' Elmer Fudd. Bugs Bunny's most reoccurring villain served to provide a hunter/prey perspective on the two characters. In most of the cartoons he appeared in involved Elmer attempting to hunt rabbits, finds Bugs and tries to shoot him, Bugs manages to not get killed by outsmarting him, Elmer gives up, cartoon ends.

Elmer might not be the smartest villain out there, nor does he have perfect speech, but he is certainly memorable. He never gives up his thrill for the hunt. He loves to track things down and shoot them for a nice trophy that he'll never receive.* Perhaps its for those three qualities.

You know that he is an excellent villain where every subsequent Looney Tunes villain was modeled after him. Yosemite Sam, Marvin The Martian, Taz, Pete Puma, Gossamer, Hugo The Abominable Snowman, Random hillbilly characters, and that really offensive racial stereotype that appeared in "All This And Rabbit Stew" were all clones of Elmer. But no one cared, as long as the children rooted for Bugs to give them their just desserts.

What were his finest hours? First of all, there was the Chuck Jones "Hunting Trilogy" from the 50's that pitted him against Bugs and Daffy, as well as the animation classic "What's Opera, Doc," the only time that Elmer managed to kill the wabbit with his "Speaw & Magic Helmet."

#16: Hades - Hercules

Voiced by: James Woods

No one quite exemplifies evil like the Greek God of the Underworld. Slightly bastardzing the Mythology, Hades ruled the Underworld and vowed to one day conquer Mt. Olympus and the World due to being given the job. As the movie went, he manged to unleash the Titans from their prison when the planets aligned to destroy Mt. Olympus, attempts to sabotage Hercules from fulfilling his destiny of stopping Hades, and manipulating Megara with the fate of her soul to accomplish the other two goals.

His greatness is mostly attributed to his voice actor, James Woods. He's one of those great actors that make awesome voice actors. He took a rather horrifying demon and turned him into a fast talking con artist. While a lesser VO would ruin the character, Woods does Funny/Evil quite well, as it shows in other projects like Family Guy, The Clerks Animated Series, and the Recess movie (but let's not talk about that one).

#15: Bizarro - Superman

Voiced by: Tim Daly (DCAU, pictured)

Bizarro is most famous in the villain industry for being the Anti-Superman. Where Superman is selfless, heroic, and embodies justice, Bizarro is dumb, evil, and wishes to save the world by destroying it with his backwards speech impediment. Hell, he even happens to have the opposite reaction to Kryptonite: While it weakens Superman, it only makes Bizarro stronger. That's not good no matter how you put it. In the animated realm, he serves this purpose, to give Superman a perspective of what he would be if he existed in a completely opposite manner.

He happens to be a denizen of Bizarro World, where everything that is "normal" here is the exact opposite there, right down to the clothes and the logic. If Bizarro is told that someone is his best friend in the whole world, Bizarro must kill that guy.

Thanks to him, in recent times, the term "Bizarro" means anyone or anything that is the opposite of something else. Need I remind people of the "Bizarro Jerry" episode of "Seinfeld" or the classic "Bizarro" episode of "Sealab 2021?"

#14: Ursula - The Little Mermaid

Voiced by: Pat Carroll

When one wishes to define the term "Classic Disney Villainess," the arrows usually point to Ursula from The Little Mermaid. Deceptive, bitchy, much uglier than the protagonist, and possessing magical abilities are all checked off on her list. As the story goes, she gives Ariel the opportunity to be human for three days to fall in love with Prince Eric, but Ariel had to relinquish her voice in return. If Ariel didn't get the kiss within three days, she gets her voice and mermaid tail back, but her soul would belong to Ursula and become a polyp in her lair.

Of course, a true villainess wouldn't let Ariel get "Happily Ever After," she stole Ariel's voice for herself to become a modestly hot human female to win the Prince's heart. This, of course, fails, and she's turned into sea foam and learned she has a soul all along. Wait...that's not how it went. No wonder why every sequel and prequel sucked.

#13: Shredder & Krang - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Voiced by: James Avery (Shredder, 80's series), Scottie Ray (Shredder, 2003 series), Pat Fraley (Krang)

If you remember way back when, Listverse's "Top 10 Animated Villains" list had Shredder as #1. I say, that's too high, #13 suits him a little bit better.

Once again, they're villains that define the 80's: Want to rule the world, have bumbling henchman carrying out increasingly elaborated schemes, and mostly served to pimp out merchandise. The leader of the Foot Clan, Shredder wishes to take over the world with his mutagen and Technodrome Playset, but is constantly thwarted by four mutant turtles that his mutagen inadvertently created. He's seen as the most evil person in the world, but his constant defeat made him into a whiny crybaby who eats pudding in the bathroom at night because he couldn't defeat the TMNT. Just like just about every neutered 80's animated villain. I'm pretty sure that he, Skeletor, Mumm-Ra, and Cobra Commander all go to the same "Villain Therapy" sessions.

But say what you will about the 2003 TMNT series, it did Shredder right. He was more terrifying, maliced, and feared by all than his 80's counterpart. He may have still created the TMNT, but at least he didn't whine about it. He pretty much turned Baxter Stockman into a brain in a jar instead of a fly, created several monstrous clones of himself, and rocked that awesome costume even more than the original version. If any of his henchman failed, it wasn't "Next episode, turtles!" Rather, it was "Bang, you're dead."

And I've believed that you can't talk about Shredder without talking about Krang. An exiled warlord from Dimension X, he was both figuratively and literally the brains behind the whole "World Domination" operation. Always pushing Shredder into plotting to take over the world or getting energy to power up the Technodrome, and demeaning him whenever he failed. He was at his most evil when he gained that famous Cyborg Body and wreacked havoc on New York himself. He almost won, but the turtles' new weapons (only $4.99!) stopped him in his tracks. Oddly enough, his look inspired the brain-like Utrom aliens in the 2003 series. (EDIT: Turns out it's the other way around. The Utroms from the original comic inspired Krang)

With apologies to the following spoiler, in a completely circular plot twist for this entry, the main Shredder of the 2003 series is revealed to be a murderous Utrom named Ch'rell. Not quite Krang, but it was close enough.

#12: Cruella de Vil - 101 Dalmatians

Voiced by: Betty Lou Gerson

She wanted to kill 99 Dalmatian Puppies to make clothes out of them. That's evil, folks.

She also got a song written by one of the protagonists about her in-movie about how much of an evil bitch she was. You don't see that kind of thing happen, in animation or real life.

#11: Boris Badenov & Natasha Fatale - Rocky & Bullwinkle

Voiced by: Paul Frees (Boris), June Foray (Natasha)

We end part #4 with one of the most classic animation duos that ever were: Boris & Natasha from "Rocky & Bullwinkle." Symbolizing the Red Scare, Boris & Natasha originally sought to steal the Rocket fuel Formula that "Moose and Squirrel" had discovered in an elaborate scheme to eliminate all television from the US that would aid their fictional homeland of Pottsylvania in world domination. Of course, this was met with obvious failure.

Since then, whenever Rocky & Bullwinkle went on an adventure, Boris & Natasha were following attempting to steal the treasure that our heroes were after. Again, it was met with failure. Humorous failure, but still failure. But the children of the 60's and beyond loved them all the same.

So it's come down to this: 40 villains down, 10 to go! Who is the Greatest Animated Villain of all time?

Tune in next time for "The 50 Greatest Animated Villains of All Time (Part 5)" -OR- "Buck, and Cover!"

Thursday, September 18, 2008

New Contest!

Ok, to keep y'all occupied while I attempt to finish my "50 Greatest Animated Villains of All Time" list, how about another contest?

I guess the "Name That Catchphrase" contest I held a while back was too hard. I promise to make this one easier and more universal to my readers at large.

People love Disney, and by proxy, Disney Songs. But how much do you know them?

Taking a page from a Facebook meme, I'll list the first line or so from 20 Disney Songs. The challenge: you tell me what's the song, and where it's from. BUT! Please send those answers to my email at

Oh, and just like last time: they'll start easy, but oh, will they get harder. Just so you know, I've omitted songs where their titles are in the first line, like "When You Wish Upon a Star," and "Hakuna Matata," so they're not too obvious. Of course, It's Disney, so there's a whole lot of them that do this. It's a wonder that I found 20.

If you REALLY do obsess over all things Disney like you say you do, this should be a breeze. Let's begin!

1) "It's a world of laughter, a world of tears..."

2) "The seaweed is always greener, In somebody else's lake..."

3) "I can show you the world..."

4) "Who's the leader of the club that's made for you and me..."

5) "Life is like a hurricane..."

6) "I'm gonna be a mighty king, so enemies beware..."

7) "Who does she think she is? That girl has tangled with the wrong man!..."

8) "In every job that must be done, There is an element of fun..."

9) "We dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, in a mine the whole day through..."

10) "Boys and girls of every age, wouldn't like to see something strange..."

11) "You think I'm just an ignorant savage..."

12) "Think of a wonderful thought..."

13) "One little spark of inspiration, Is at the heart of all creation..."

14) "Daring duck of mystery, Champion of right..."

15) "When the crypt doors creak and the tombstones quake..."

16) "Come stop your crying, It will be all right..."

17) "Step right up and come on in, here's where the fun begins..."

18) "Gather 'round and I'll elucidate, What goes on outside when it gets late..."

19) "If you had wings, you could do many things..."

20) "Calling one and all tonight, it's hoppin' at the hall tonight..."

Good luck to everyone! I've made sure that #'s 19 and 20 were from the most obscure Disney songs that I could find. I shall admit, several of them are "gimmies," and I'm hoping for a few foreheadslap moments when you figure them out. Even if you DO google for them, I assure you they'll still be quite tough to find.

Be sure to send your answers to

The deadline for entries is...well...let's say 11:59pm on Sunday, 9/21. Seems like plenty of time. The entrant with the most correct answers wins. In the unlikely event of a tie, the earliest entrant will be awarded the grand prize.

The Prize? Well, how about a chance to write your own entry for Beaming for Bunnies! If there is a tie (or if I decide on a 2nd place), you'll get to write an In 10 Words entry! That's my new blog, be sure to visit it daily!

Also, notice how I didn't specifically say Disney Movies. There's songs from TV, as well as from the theme parks on this list as well. There are exactly 4 songs from theme park rides on this list.

Remember: Send answers to before 11:59 on Sunday 9/21

Monday, September 15, 2008

New Blog Launch!

Hey, Y'all, I got an important announcement to make.

No, I'm not Iron Man, but it's just as awesome. I'm launching a new blog!

That "Rent In 10 Words" entry inspired me to think up other things that can be summed up in 10 words. Hence, In 10 Words! And it has Wordpress goodness! I will say, Wordpress is much more awesome than Blogger in every way.

It's gonna be updated weekdays only, takin' off on the weekends. Don't worry, I've already got 3 1/2 weeks of posts all ready to go, so you'll be satisfied for a while.

And that doesn't mean I'll stop updating here. Hell no. To keep your interests piqued, the next two posts are confirmed to be Parts 4 & 5 of my "50 Greatest Animated Villains of All Time" list. Yes, you heard me right, both will be up roughly around the same time. It's gonna be awesome.

So, until then, check out In 10 Words. Update all your blogrolls and links, and tell everyone you know! It's gonna be huge I tell you! HUUUUUUUUUGGGEEEE!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Summer! You just got here!

Well, this is a post that I SHOULD have posted a week ago, but here we are.

Basically, it's the end of Summer now that school is back in session. Yes, I'm slightly disappointed with how my summer went. August didn't really pan out the way I wanted it to, and for the first time in my entire life, I looked forward to school starting just for the change of scenery.

Back in May, I posted a little "To-Do List" for summer. Let's see how that went:

1) Watch the following DVDs I haven't gotten to yet: Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon, Aqua Teen Hunger Force Movie Film For Theaters, American Dad Vol 2.
Ironically, while I have watched other DVDs, I didn't watch any of these. Wow.

2) See the following movies: Iron Man, Speed Racer, Dark Night, Wall-E. Those are definite.
Aside from Speed Racer, I saw all of these, along with Tropic Thunder & Get Smart. Yay me. You can click the links on the movies to get their respective reviews.

3) Finish reading "The Time Machine Did It"
Did this a few days after posting the list. Hilarious book, and I'm getting the rest of Swartzwelder's books when I get the chance & money.

4) Buy & Read "The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy" (at least the first book)
I bought it, and I only got halfway through Hitchhikers Guide so far.

5) Team Trip to White Castle! Yes, we must invade as a group once again!
If by "team" you mean my friend Danny, then yes, I did that.

6) Team Trip to a Buffet! Want to do this again.
See above.

7) Go back to NYC. I still want to do the NBC Studio Tour, and to see a taping of Conan before he moves to LA.
Sadly, it didn't happen.

8) Go to an Amusement Park. I want to go back to Great Adventure at least once this year, damnit!
Same with this one.

9) Hang out with my friends & frat bros. This will hopefully happen, preferably in #s 5 & 6.
Did this, but I felt like I should've done more. Oh, the perils of being socially retarded.

10) Blog some more. Oh, yes, I have a few things planned. I've got one planned about Brawl, one on the Museum of Natural History expedition I went on last week, and, of course, the other 4 parts of my "Top 50 Animated Villains" list.
Hell yes I did this. June came around not long after...and we all know how great that went. Expect parts 4 & 5 of the Villains List in the near future. Part 5 is pretty much mapped out, all I have to do is get Part 4 up and running.

So...I had a good summer. Not an awesome one, but a good one.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Warning! Challenger Apparoaching!

Why was today the best Labor Day ever?

Because the most-anticipated SNES game that my fellow nerds have clamored to be released on the Virtual Console finally arrived.

Which game?

Super Mario RPG, bitch! Finally. I got it, played it, still as awesome as I remembered it. They released it on the VC in Europe last week, and they never even got it until then! That's how we all knew it was on its way to the States in due time. I've talked it before in this post. That takes me back some ways.

If you have a Wii, and 800 Wii Points, get it NOW!! I'm pretty sure its mandated by Nintendo Law.

Bravo, Nintendo. Bravo. Now...where's Earthbound?!