Archive | June, 2010

You Made A Bear

13 Jun

After reading Joe R.’s 100% justified anger about Logo’s whack-ass viewers’-choice list of the top 30 Buffy episodes of all time, I got to thinking about the general awesomeness of that show and decided to share one of my all-time favorite scenes.

Believe it or not, it’s from the S4 episode “Pangs” and it features Spike.



“So your knife can kill you.”



You made a bear!

“I didn’t mean to!”


Red Dead Redempted

13 Jun

My latest game review is up at Paste – it’s of Rockstar’s questionably-named-but-really-cool new western opus Red Dead Redemption. I’m happy with this one; it’s been fun to work on getting things more comprehensive without losing depth, and really trying to focus on what I thought the game was attempting to accomplish rather than just what it managed to pull off. It helped that the game was both really ambitious and a ton of fun to play.

I also took a more in-depth look at two specific aspects of the game over at Gamer Melodico. First, I marveled at its incredible audio design (because I mean seriously) and a week later I invoked Al Swearengen to help me voice some of my frustrations about its flawed storytelling.

The Burglary of Murfins

11 Jun

I thought I’d seen everything. I really did.

Turns out, I had not.

Polarizing by Nature

1 Jun

“Crystal Bowersox is a lot more polarizing a performer than Lee is. Crystal Bowersox is a woman with a giant back-tattooo and dreadlocks. I don’t think that the problem was that girl (voters) were all, “Oh, Lee!” I think, just, Crystal is polarizing by nature.

It’s 2010, yes, but women with tatttoos and women with dreadlocks still face an uphill battle in the court of public opinion. And I think last year, Kris vs. Adam, Adam was the polarizing performer, he did outlandish, crazy things that not everyone could get behind.”

- Michael Slezak of Idolatry
on why Lee Dewyze beat Crystal Bowersox to win American Idol


- Jason Averett, editor of Idolatry
on what the word “polarizing” means


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