Monday, April 30, 2012

Meanest Song to get stuck in your Co-workers' heads EVER

I'm an asshole. Close the tab this is in right now.  This is the meanest thing I could do.  We knew it would come to this at some point, as this song is the perfect song to get stuck in the heads of your classmates, family, co-workers, people on the bus.  But it comes at a price.  This is the true test of how big a jerk you are.  Are you willing to do this to yourself, in order to cause pain and suffering in others?  I posted it, so we know I am. Click play only if you got the cajones to do so.




There was a 9 minute version, even I am not that evil.  Maybe you are...

Thanks for reading,
the blog that never ends...it just goes on and on my friends,
-Pip

PS- My boss assures that back in the day Shari Lewis was a very good looking woman back in the day.

PPS- Yeah, I already did this to my co-workers. Go back and read that first sentence again.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Silly Game Sunday: MyBrute

Okay, I have this game addiction.  I cannot stop playing and the game has nothing to it. Nothing. Yet it's design is so adorable I cannot stop playing.  If someone with a clue bought this company they could do evil take over the world make Zynga look like tiny angels things with it.  But as it is, it's split into 3 separate versions of the same game.

The game is My Brute and it has that effective Pokemon combination of super-cute and kick-ass.  The fighters are  awwwww but the beat the crap out of each other gladiator style.  The fights are pure action, but you don't do anything. You pick your opponent and then they fight. If you suck at video games, this one is for you! (I do stink at video games, but love them. Well, I'm pretty good at Angry Birds, and Gauntlet was my bitch, but really, button masher at heart here.)

Old Version:

I am pleasantly surprised that after several years, the game maker being bought out, and the release of a new version, that this version still lives.  Clans, pupils, tournaments, weapons, and pets.  This game is ridiculous!    Play here.



Join my pupils in their training!




Iphone:



You can take advantage of my offer to be your master as follows:
1. Download My Brute from the AppStore. 
2. Start the game and enter your secret code in the master screen.
3. Create your Brute and away you go in the arena.
4. Enjoy the following EXCLUSIVE benefits:
==> Bonus experience points for 3 days
==> Special powers, all the better to crush your opponents with!
==> An exclusive arena for taking on your opponents.

The secret code is:
DFBIBGHE

Will you dare challenge me?

You can have 4 Brutes on the iPhone version, more if you want to pay. Each one gets 5 fights a day, with an annoying 24hr wait period.  So I end up having to miss a day once a week or so.  I like the potions, I like the achievements.  And the music sucks me in.  Good music and good sound effects are key to casual games. KEY! MyBrute has it on all 3 versions, but iPhone is best.



The new version:

This version is most fun, and most pointless. Everybody resets and goes back to level once they win a tournament, so there's no level 3475 jerks who've been playing for years. This method also allows you to find all the goodies easier.  All the different pets, weapons, skills.  You see them more when you are forced to start over.


Here are your Brutes.
  • The-Pip

     12
     Health 72
     Strength 8
     Agility 13
     Speed 5
    Select
  • Roksy

     11
     Health 95
     Strength 5
     Agility 9
     Speed 13
    Select



Those are my Brutes, you get 2, but more if you want to pay.


So if you like mind-numbingly stupid games that you just can't quit, come play My Brute with me!

Thank for reading,
Your favorite blogger with addictive personality disorder,
Pip

Monday, April 23, 2012

Music Monday: Tainted Love

I give you a blended MM this week.  This is both the life of a song and a Get This Song Stuck in your Co-Workers' Heads.

I've always heard that Soft Cell's Tainted Love was a cover, but until the other day I had never bothered to find and listen to the original.  Wow, what a mistake.  The original is a great song. You can hear what Soft Cell's producers heard, and see where their take on it came from.  A slight change in emphasis and some modern (for then) additions and you get the song we all know.  (I am going to cheat a bit and give you the slightly longer cut of the song.)



The version we are most familiar with is the epitome of an earworm.  It gets lodged into your head, or a co-worker's, or a family member's, or a class-mate's...




It is also inspiration for one of the best commercials, which I did not realize was a Spike Jonze creation.



I hope you sing this song all day to yourself and I hope you pass on the original version.

Thanks for reading,
Your tainted blogger,
Pip


Monday, April 9, 2012

Choose wisely

A Llama in a Honda Fit




or

A Camel in a Citroen




Both are real things placed in sales brochures for these cars. Which one is just better? 





Thanks for reading,
Your dromedarily obsessed blogger,
Pip

PS- I did just look dromedary up in Wikipedia, and yes Llama's are technically not dromedaries. I do not care, it's my word of the week and I'll misuse it as a I see fit.