If you remember the old NES games, you’ve gotta check out this video. A video blogger shares his emotions as he tries to pass the first level of Abadox, an old shooter for the NES. I haven’t laughed so hard in a while. That guy is hilarious!
Wow, scientists discovered a huge ball of fire that is hurling itself through space. From the article:
The gas ball is about three million light years across, or about five thousand million times the size of our solar system. It appears from our perspective as a circular X-ray glow with a comet-like tail nearly half the size of the moon.
Let’s hope that it doesn’t come our way! Goodness Gracious!
I’m not really what you would call a “Mr. Fix It”, but this weekend I was happy to get my hands on a shiny new socket wrench with a 6″ extender. I was trying to get a dead battery out of my beetle and it was proving to be quite a challenge. But a trip to Sears fixed that in no time! Did you know that Craftsman tools are guaranteed for life? Awesome! I had this busted wrench that I took back and they replaced it with a brand spanking new one!
A new band formed at my Church called ‘Red Letter’. They kinda remind me of Franz Ferdinand. The sound system in the auditorium there is really fantastic, and they really made sure to use it to its full potential. It was loud and they did some totally sweet low bass stuff with their keyboards. It was really great to worship to! You can download an mp3 of one of their songs from last Sunday if you would like.
Snow Patrol recently released their new album, “Eyes Open” to the world and I picked it up because I liked their last album quite a bit. I think it’s pretty good, but a lot of the songs sound the same. Snow Patrol is really good at playing straight eighth-note down stroke chords on the guitar (i.e. dum-dum-dum-dum-dum-dum-dum-dum-dum-da-daaaa!), and I think they do it a little too much. A little variety in the guitar playing wouldn’t hurt them at all. But they’re great at their style, and overall the record is a joy to hear except a strange song called “Set the Fire to the Third Bar” which includes a guest singer named Martha Mainwright. My favorite track on the album is called “It’s Beginning to Get to Me”, a rockin’ tune with some soaring guitar lixx. Can’t go wrong with that!
Sarah, Erin and I had a great trip to Disneyland last week! Lots to share about, but one of the coolest things is that we got into the park for free! We met a guy that works at the park painting the rides through a friend of a friend of a friend and he greeted us at the gate and let us in! We saved over $200. I love saving money. Anyways, here’s a fun video that captures our mood there:
Today at the E3 Nintendo revealed great things about its new console, the Wii. They backed up their statements using a live demo of 3 Nintendo execs and 1 lucky contest winner to play a round of 4 player tennis, swinging their Wii controllers like tennis rackets. It looked really fun! I am really excited for some of the new games they accounced – new mario, metroid, ‘excitetruck’, and of course the new Zelda. They also will have a ‘virtual console’ service that will allow you to play many of the popular Nintendo games of that past. Cool stuff!