Roland of Gilead faces The Dark Tower
Can we just take a minute to appreciate the greatness of this video? It’s one of Ron Swanson’s best clips, looped over Daft Punk’s music from the SNL advert for their upcoming album.
Not sure if it’s confirmed or not that these are the evolutions of the starters in X/Y, but god damn Froakie looks like he’s gonna kick-ass.
He’s a blue frog with a groomed moustache
8-bit argyle WITH SKULLS!?
8-bit argyle sans skulls - for the man who looks to look classy and retro
Every so often I go back and rewatch the things I loved as a kid/teen, and in this case it’s Trigun; but I seem to watch this one more than the others. While it’s got a good amount of humor to it which I normally don’t care for in animes (one of the reasons I watch so few of them) - the overall underlying theme is one which I feel adamant about (Utilitarianism) so I suppose it is natural for me to watch it so often.
It was one of the first animes I ever watched, next to Dragonball Z, Yu-Gi-Oh, Digimon, and Pokemon but more importantly it’s the first one I discovered on my own which was a big deal at the time. Every night before bed in eighth grade, I would set up the VCR for Adult Swim at 1AM when it came on and I would do my best to watch it in the morning before school.
So Trigun, here’s to you and your fantastic 26 episodes. This’ll mark the second time this year I watch all 26 in a row, and I’m sure I’ll do it again in another six months or so.
Being the man that I am, yesterday, I finally got up the nerve to start driving in Boston after years of thinking it’s quite possibly the most terrifying thing on this Earth. My suspicions weren’t quite validated, but I’m still not sure I was wrong either. Anywho, as I was driving from Chestnut Hill over to Watertown where the nearest Best Buy is, I was at a redlight and looked at my GPS. Turns out there’s a street in Watertown called “Goodenough St.”
Why, as I city planner, would you call a street, GOODENOUGH ST? Is there a target audience you were shooting to attract there?
Like, some comically old-school family where the dad still smokes a wood-pipe wearing a lounge jacket calls out to his wife from the den saying “Hey honey, where would you like to move to?” And she calls back to him from in the kitchen doing the dishes with her nicest of pearl necklaces on, “Oh dear, anywhere is goodenough!” Just then the dad’s eyes light up as he finds the listing for a house on GOODENOUGH ST and proclaims “Then have I got the place for you!”
As if that wasn’t bad enough, I found ANOTHER street called “Greenough St” which at first glance I read as “Greenenough St.” which it might as well have been called. This is another case of WHY?! I imagine as they’re setting the streets and planting trees and shit, the crew just got lazy and asked in his best Jersey accent while wearing a mustard-stained wife-beater “Aye boss, is this street green enough?” And then the BOSSES eyes lit up and he said, “I think so boys. I think. so.” Alternately, I feel like if that wasn’t the case then as the city council was walking through the city they came upon that street and some old hen just couldn’t keep her fucking trap shut and just said “Gee, is this street green enough or what?!”
What’s with all the “nough” streets Watertown? Don’t settle, shoot for the moon you fools. Pretty soon you might be renamed to “Goodenough Town” with that attitude.