March 2016

Ghostbusters 2.0


Saw the trailer for the new Ghostbusters movie. The nicest thing I can say is that I hope the movie is nothing like it.

Note that the trailer opens with the words “30 years ago, four scientists saved New York”, which suggests that the people responsible never saw the original.

Shizuka Nakamura comes clean


I could watch this (NSFW) all day. Now if only I could figure out which of her DVDs it’s from (or better yet, a Bluray).

I want Candy


The Taiwan Girl Tumblr might not be officially approved by the national tourism bureau, but it should be. Perhaps they’re upset that all the pictures are grabbed from another blog, which doesn’t identify the models or photographers. Google Image Search, on the other hand, had no trouble tracking this picture back to its source on Flickr in an album by Taiwanese photographer Robin Huang.

Candy, photographed by Robin Huang

(he has thousands more just like it; a good way to waste an afternoon)

Silence of the Ducks


Wonderduck is suffering from an unspecified funk. I think I’ve found a type of rubber ducky that might not be in his collection, so maybe that could cheer him up…

(NSFW)

more...

You will never be this badass…


70-year-old Hiroshi Fujioka reprises his role as the original Kamen Rider in a new movie (while also appearing in this year’s big NHK samurai drama, Sanada Maru, which I’ve caught a few episodes of).

Hiroshi Fujioka, the original Kamen Rider

DOTT Returns…


Day of the Tentacle Remastered is out now on GoG, Steam, etc.

Dott remastered

Coming in 2017: Full Throttle Remastered.

Doin’ the Obama Tango


Apparently he just couldn’t say no to a quick tango during his failed-state tourist cruise, but the moment I heard about it, all I could think of was the end credits from Amazon Women On The Moon:

Finding Nemo


I’m not particularly interested in the music of the new idol group Niji No Conquistador, but I’ll include a representative sample that features some hilariously bad weapons play:

The only reason I know about them at all is because I recently felt the need to track down the source of Yet Another cute Japanese girl wearing an American flag bikini:

more...

Disarming cosplay


Disarming cosplay

When she gets out of the hospital, her new nickname will be “Lefty”.

Fuck you, Rachael Ray


The award for Most Annoying Verbal Tic On A TV Food Show has to go to Rachael Ray for constantly spelling out “EVOO” and immediately following it with the complete phrase “extra-virgin olive oil”. Made me want to drive a steak through her heart any time I accidentally flipped past one of her shows.

She didn’t invent the acronym, which predates her first cooking show by at least ten years, but she certainly made it trendy, to the point that things like this exist:

Evey oh-oh

Note that my local Safeway didn’t put this stuff with the salad dressings or the olive oils, instead squeezing it in between the cooking sherry and the balsamic vinegar. Probably not a top seller.