Saturday, July 19, 2008

Tagged AGAIN! 5 More Facts About Me...

The ever lovely, ever vampiric Decadent7 has re-tagged me. Funny, I thought once a person was tagged that was it. Apparently people are making up their own rules now. So let's have some FUUUUUNNNNN with it this time!

5 More EPIC Facts About Me (a few pulled out from DEEP within the "Obscurity Bin"), lightly peppered with a few anecdotes and ponderings along the way.


Would You Like Coke With That?

Sometimes what's on our mind isn't necessarily what we would like coming out of our mouth. Especially when serving fast food...

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The Coffin Has Arrived

My "Coffin" for packing up the PS3 and sending it in to Sony to have the GTA IV freezing issue fixed has finally arrived.

Timeline of events so far:

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 - Called Sony about freezing issue.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - Coffin shipped out via Purolator Courier

Monday, June 30, 2008 - Coffin arrives at Purolator depot, Purolator allegedly attempts delivery

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 - Call from Purolator instructing us to pick up package from depot.

Thursday, July 3, 2008 - Called Purolator to re-schedule delivery of package. Informed too late to include with Friday deliveries, will be sent Monday

Monday, July 7, 2008 - Monday delivery never occurs

Tuesday, July 8, 2008 - Call to Purolator. Truck was in area with our package Monday, delivery not attempted. Rescheduled for Wednesday. Also told a supervisor will call about situation. Call never received.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - Coffin FINALLY arrives.

Moral of the story: BIG thumbs up to Sony for responding so quickly about the issue and sending the Coffin out right away.

BIGGER thumbs down to Purolator for their pathetic handling of our delivery.

This video is a document of my rage.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Don't Mail Your Dishes

When Cass moved recently, he came up with a novel idea to save money. It didn't work out so well.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Robotech - DVD Release Disambiguation

Part 3 of my 4-part in depth review of Robotech on home video!

Sure, there's been a pile of VHS releases over the years, but what if you want a set NOW on DVD? There's quite a few to choose from, and not all the same. Hopefully this video will clear up the confusion about the different DVD editions of Robotech that are out there, and you can find the set that's right for you.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Will Power

Which Will is which? Apparently I'm a bit mixed up about them...

Robotech - A History of VHS and Laserdisc Releases

Part 2 of my 4-part in depth review of Robotech on home video!

Robotech has had more re-releases on the various home video formats over the years than any other show I can think of. This time around, we take a look at all the different versions that came out on VHS and Laserdisc back in the day. Specifically, the North American releases. To cover all the versions in the entire WORLD would take forever...

Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Joy of Insurance

After our discussion about the neighbourhood apparently burning to the ground, we all start thinking about Insurance...

Then the conversation inevitably turns silly as we do impersonations of Peter Griffin and talk about some customer service reps we've had for whom English was clearly not their first language.

Robotech - A Brief History

Part 1 of my 4-part in depth review of Robotech on DVD!

In the first part, I provide a brief history of what exactly Robotech IS, why some people love it and anime purists hate it, and take a brief look at the cultural impact of the series.

Burn Baby Burn

For some reason, buildings keep burning to the ground in our general area...

DVD Collection Update - Cliffhangers and Kurt Russell

Time for another DVD Collection update! This time around, a couple of cult classics that I've been after for a while. Plus I recommend a PS2 game I've been enjoying immensely.

DVDs and Game discussed in this edition:

Flash Gordon Serials Boxed Set (Image Entertainment Version)
Flash Gordon - Space Soldiers (1936)
Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938)
Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940)

Escape from New York (1981) Collector's Edition

Bully (PS2 version)

Fire Drills

Ah, the age old school tradition - the fire drill. Free time out of class? Or moments of pure, abject terror? Cass and Annetta seem to lean towards the latter...

GTA IV - Still Freezing

To the 360 fanboys: the freezing issue is happening on BOTH the PS3 and the 360. Read the comments. Search YouTube - there's videos of the game freezing on both systems. Read some forums. Plenty of cases of it happening on both systems. So spare me your ignorant, uninformed fanboy nonsense, it will not be tolerated here.

Yep, I am still unable to play the hottest game of two months ago due to the freezing issue. Well, at long last I've decided to bite the bullet and do the only thing that seems to be fixing the problem for everyone. Send my system in to Sony to be fixed.

For the record:

Downloaded and installed firmware Update V2.36
Downloaded and installed GTA IV Patch V1.02
Neither of them fixed the problem.

And before anyone comments on it yet AGAIN, yes I've tried the entire "shopping list" of fixes. SEVERAL TIMES. Disabling the internet does not work. Shutting off everything else does not work. In short, everything on the list that is suggested as a possible fix DOES NOT WORK. So please, stop saying "Just shut off your internet and it'll work fine." NO. It DOESN'T. It may have worked for YOU, but not everyone is having the exact same issue. The ONLY fix is to send the system in to have the faulty chip replaced. And I urge ANYONE who has had this issue to do the same, unless you want to have similar issues with OTHER games down the line. Thank you.

Buy Milk

One of Cass's friends attempts to record their teacher being mean to the class on his digital watch, and it becomes possessed by the devil.