Thursday, April 30, 2009

Ghostbusters Galore

Real quick...

To see all the pre-order bonuses/exclusives available through various retailers for Ghostbusters: The Video Game go here. I'm all about the and GameStop Exclusives (Wii and Xbox 360, respectively).

Also, PeachtreeTV is running "Screen on the Green" this summer. Basically they are showing a movies outdoors every Thursday night from May 28 through June 25 and one of the movies is getting picked by the viewers (to be shown on June 25). The contestants are Ghostbusters (naturally), The Princess Bride, and Big. All great movies but, come on people, GHOSTBUSTERS! VOTE NOW! You can vote daily for the next week. Ghostbusters once had 58% of the vote but now the totals has dropped to 47%, only 3% in front of The Princess Bride!

Who knew they even had a fan base capable of creating a grassroots voting project?


Monday, April 20, 2009

John Williams is the Man

Kelly found this clip on YouTube and thinks it is the greatest thing in the history of the universe. It is a tribute to John Williams done with Star Wars-related lyrics set to many of Williams' most recognizable themes. It is the same dude in all four panels singing a capella. It is truly amazing. Take a look.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Mmmmmm... Burgers

CNN had a piece this morning called "Five tasty burger joints worth visiting". Being a lover of meat, especially in burger form, I had to give it a read. As the story started my mind began prodding me to eventually try at least one of these places on the list. Then my mind settled down. Turns out, I already have.

"There's been a lot of unusual burgers," said Fieri, recalling his culinary travels. "At The Triple XXX in West Lafayette, Indiana, across from Purdue University, they put peanut butter on a burger. People order it, people like it and -- whatever floats your boat."

The Triple XXX has been serving unique burgers -- such as its Duane Purvis All-American. The sandwich is named after a Purdue football player who played from 1932 to 1934. "Add thick creamy peanut butter on the lower deck and you're in for the touchdown!" says the menu.

So, finally, living in Indiana has paid off! Their burgers are delicious. Kelly and I are hoping to get back to Triple XXX before we leave in May/June. Very tasty food, highly recommended if you're ever near West Lafayette, IN.

One thing checked off the bucket list.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hypocrisy: Now in New Shades of Blue

And when it was all over, as a top administration official told me, Obama "didn't wrap himself around the bravery of those military seals."

Indeed, he commended the captain, the SEALs, called for multilateral efforts to stop piracy -- and went on the next day to give an economic speech. Indeed, this aide adds, "He's not about to put on a flight suit on an aircraft carrier and declare mission accomplished."


Here's the problem: If Republicans can't allow that the president did his job well in this unambiguous case, why should we believe their complaints about anything else? If they can't pat him on the back for this one, why should we even listen to their arguments about the budget, about health care, about energy?

-- Gloria Borger, CNN Senior Political Analyst

Right, Republicans not applauding Obama doing a routine job should mean that we don't get a say in anything the government does. Makes a ton of sense. After all the whining, bitching, and complaining liberals did for the last six plus years, you'd think now that "their guy" was in things would be different. Nope. Same old crap. Excuses for him and the party, blame for everyone else. Yet now we are to applaud the President for a routine job, something that needed to be done? I can guarantee that if this same thing were happening under Bush the media would have had a frenzy saying how he handled it all wrong. That's what they do best, slanted media reporting at its finest.

And, sweet Lord, get over the whole "Mission Accomplished" banner. The extreme left preaches that it was a sign of the end of the war in Iraq. Really?
After the news conference, a White House spokeswoman said the Lincoln's crew asked the White House to have the sign made. The White House asked a private vendor to produce the sign, and the crew put it up, said the spokeswoman. She said she did not know who paid for the sign.

Later, a Pentagon spokesman called The Associated Press to reiterate that the banner was the crew's idea.

"It truly did signify a mission accomplished for the crew," Navy Cmdr. Conrad Chun said, adding the president's visit marked the end of the ship's 10-month international deployment.
Yeah, that's been confirmed. Multiple times. That propaganda does great things for you, doesn't it?

Get back to work. You have a country to fix. Of course you can just continue blaming Bush and Republicans for the next four years like you've done since 2002. And if Obama fails and isn't reelected in 2012 I'm sure it'll all be because of the "awful conditions Bush left this country in".

My God.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Ghostbusters Game Gets Updated Cover Art

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Recently Amazon and GameStop updated their Ghostbusters: The Video Game pages with new cover art. While the old, stagnant raised no-ghost logo was nice and simple the new art looks fabulous! You get the video game versions of the guys plus some green-glowing ghouls behind the highly recognizable no-ghost logo. It is the same basic template across all the various platforms the game is coming out for. The only minor exception is that the Wii and PS2 versions have the stylized/cartoonish look of Venkman, Spengler, Stantz, and Zeddemore.

If you're anything like me you're getting this for every system you own. I know I am getting it for PC, DS, Wii, and 360. I had all of them preordered through Amazon but I canceled my 360 purchase from them. I had to go with GameStop for the 360 version, since they are offering a t-shirt and alternate Ghostbusters 2-style uniform for preordering the game through them.

Preordering the game from GameStop gets you swag...

And an alternative uniform!

The video game is due out Tuesday, June 16th, the same day the blu-ray bundle of the movies will hit stores.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I Am a Winner

You a winner, ha ha ha. You a winner, ha ha ha.

Last week I posted about Creature Cantina's 8th anniversary. For the milestone Bill Cable, the sites creator and organizer, ran a quick trivia contest.

So you got it? Ready? OK, here are your questions:

  1. Identify the goofy, food-based collectible that Gus Lopez is so passionate about that he listed it among his primary collecting interests.
  2. Which accessory in the Legacy Wave 6 photo was never depicted in the film "The Empire Strikes Back"?
  3. From Wednesday's BIG ANNOUNCEMENT, what is the name of Sideshow's newest original line of Collectibles?
  4. What other fiction character served as inspiration for Bill Cable's Major Bren Derlin drawing?
I answered those questions as fast as I could. I was pretty confident my answers were correct. A week later it was confirmed: I knew the answers. I was chosen as one of the four winners for sweet swag from Sideshow Collectibles, Brian's Toys, Gus and Duncan, and Bill Cable himself. I wound up with the enter Wave 6 of The Legacy Collection, set to hit stores in May. I'll be getting it as soon as Brian's Toys has it in stock. Really freakin' excited!

The Legacy Collection, Wave 6. I won these figures!

I wanted to extend my thanks and gratitude to Bill Cable, Creature Cantina, and Brian's Toys.

And this just proves that not everything about Creature Cantina sucks.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Creature Cantina is 8

Star Wars fan and artist Bill Cable, president of the Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society, sends word of an anniversary celebration extravaganza! Celebrates Eight Years of Laughs

This April Fool's Day marks their 8-year
anniversary with an enormous update and a special contest! has delivered satire and wit to the Star Wars
collecting community for more than 75% of a decade now, and such
longevity is certainly worthy of commemoration. So they've partnered
with sponsors Gus Lopez & Duncan Jenkins, Sideshow Collectibles Inc.,
and Brian's Toys to reward their readers with a bevy of fantastic
prizes! If you're in the mood for a laugh or want a chance to win
some amazing stuff, visit and join in the