So, pretty much as soon as Avengers ended, I came up with, what I thought would be, a pretty good next chapter in the Iron Man saga. As the details and trailers were released for the official third Iron Man film, I was a little disappointed. Admittedly because my idea had been ignored, but also because I felt like opportunities to expand and connect the Marvel Movie Universe would be missed/lost. I’m not the biggest Iron Man comics fan in the world (far from it), so I’d never deem myself as an authority on the character, but I’m incredibly tired of just watching him face-off against robots that look identical to himself. Let me know if this sounds like something you would’ve liked to have seen:
So, we watched a movie this weekend that some of you may or may not be familiar with; Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975). This isn’t a review a that film. It’s hard to imagine trying to review it. It is merely a reaction to our viewing.
And what better way to react than by making a couple animated GIFs!
Here at CatRoommate, we ourselves are a band of boisterous scallywags, somewhat lacking in scruples. Ergo, we are in a state of awe when we come across a fellow master of mischief. And when the term “hornswoggler” comes to my mind (as it oft does) one man stands alone as by the far the greatest hornswoggler in recorded swoggledom. Who, pretell? Why my good man, Horace de Vere Cole, that is!
Growing up, I loved Pro Wrestling. And by “growing up” I mean it was considered a serious career option for me until… well… a couple months ago, I asked Kiddo if I could enroll in a wrestling training camp, not too far from where we live. So yeah, it’s still one of my great passions, but I don’t take the time to watch it any more, probably because as ridiculous as it remains, it isn’t nearly the spectacle it used to be. I still long for an unruly affair where evil clowns had identical half-pint sidekicks, and a tax audit could mean a steel briefcase to the skull. Even though, things might’ve gotten a little more serious in the U.S. (thanks for nothing Randy Orton) there are still those that want Pro Wrestling to be fun.
Leading the charge is Kenny Omega, my new favorite wrestler. Let me count the ways…
People that know me, know that I love slot-machines, not because there’s potential, albeit small potential, to win a ton of money, but because they’ve practically evolved into full-fledged video games, featuring touch-screen action phases and even chairs with embedded Bose speakers. This same evolution has apparently happened in Japan, with Pachinko standing in for America’s dirty slots.
The video above is amazing. I have no idea what’s going on… but a little research reveals that the theme of the game is an anime series from the 70s called Combattler V. The game is so chaotic that I think I died six times within the first ten minutes of the video.
Some of my favorite moments below…
Boy, that chicken dinner sure looks delicious, doesn’t it? Yeah… too bad it wasn’t mine. Spoiler alert, Jinius joined us for Day Four and made out like a bandit. He got the special (available only on Thursdays) for $1.99 and it tasted better than anything Kiddo or I had. Wanna know how much better? Read on.
I’m sure many of our more regular readers are already familiar with this prestigious honor, given to only police officer every year, out of a possible 1000 nominees. We started it back in 1993 as a way to show our appreciation for the men, women and dinosaurs that protect our streets on a daily basis. They are generally unsung heroes of our age, but today we honor one hero that stands above the rest.
Without further ado…