Sunday, June 08, 2008

6/8/08 I'm Going Hungry

A while back I saw some Carl's Jr. commercial where some guy says something about letting them "smoke my sausage". Then I couldn't find the video. Two years later, I'm still sort of looking for it. Anyways, I just searched Google for it. And, well, the first result was my own blog talking about that same damn commercial that I couldn't find. It's moments like this that make me question my own sanity.


Here's the problem with the PS3. I enjoy video games - I'm not that ashamed to admit it. If I'm going to buy a video game system, I'm already set on a PS3. (For the sake of what I'm about to write, assume that one day in the not-so-distant future, I will have a steady income). The problem isn't with the $400 game system (although expensive). It's not even about the fact that I'm going to buy GTA IV as the first game at an additional $60. Or the fact that I'll probably splurge another $169.99 on Rock Band. It's the fact that I have a TV from about 1994. And the entire PS3 purchase would be wasted without a proper HDTV. Let's not even think about the need for speakers and surround sound. All of the sudden, an initial $400 buy turns into a $5000 ordeal. This, my friends, is the reason I don't ever see getting a PS3.

I say this only because I had a chance to play GTA IV at a friend's place for a couple of hours. It's absolutely amazing. Here's a stunt montage from the game that's edited to Metallica's "Battery" with the San Francisco symphony. In related news, I conducted a lab experiment with batteries recently and considered playing that song in the background. I didn't.


I've been on a little bit of an early 90's Seattle grunge kick as of late. I found the video for Temple of the Dog's "Hunger Strike". Watching it gave me a mixed sense of sentiment and cheese.


Mike sends a commercial for an office swear jar. F*&$in hilarious.

1 comment:

kyle t. said...

I bought a PS3 just to play GTA IV. I'm not a gamer, but I love GTA. And I opted to get a PS3 over Xbox 360 (even though most of my friends have the latter) because I figured hey, I'm a movie guy, and Blu-ray is apparently where it's at for high definition. And yet, I too have a TV from 1994. My philosophy is that *someday* I will have a high-def TV, so why not get a jump on things now? So go get yourself a PS3 and GTA IV so I actually have somebody to online multiplayer with.