Wii Review: New Super Mario Brothers

I’ve had a bit of a love-hate relationship with Nintendo, in that they treat me like a pestering step-child, and rarely even bother to send me press releases. I worked around them to get a review copy of Super Mario Galaxy Two, which I’d heard was great… and yes, it’s great… no, it might even be better than that. Continue reading Wii Review: New Super Mario Brothers

Kinetic Sculpture Has No Motor, Still Runs Great

Okay this is wierd. I’m no mechanic or anything but when I heard that this Subaru couldn’t do more than about 10 mph I had to have a look under the hood. What I found was alarming, the darn thing had only bicycle pedals chained into the tranny and no motor. Continue reading Kinetic Sculpture Has No Motor, Still Runs Great

Taking a Road Trip? What to Put in Your Car Aside from Food

Aside from food there are some really critical things you need to pack to make sure your big road trip goes smoothly. Whether you’re just going up-state or you’re planning to span the nation, these items and ideas can transform a disaster-waiting-to-happen into a can’t-go-wrong vacation. Some of these we’ve never needed, but others have saved our skin on more than one occasion. Continue reading Taking a Road Trip? What to Put in Your Car Aside from Food

B of A New Oil Price Target Suggests $4.25 Gasoline in the US by Memorial Day

While living in The Hague, Holland as a young boy I often wondered what was on the other side of that vast expanse of water known as the North Sea. How could I have known about the vast crude oil reserves lying underneath the angry waters of the North Sea and its eventual exploration by the countries surrounding it? Continue reading B of A New Oil Price Target Suggests $4.25 Gasoline in the US by Memorial Day

Chicken Shoot for Nintendo Wii – It’s Awful

There is no shortage of reviews that show just what a terrible game can be bought in “Chicken Shoot”, but I somehow let my desire to get a good deal overcome me when I made my purchase, even though I had read the reviews, and I really did know better. It’s not so much that you should expect something spectacular for $14.99, but the real problem is that stores simply shouldn’t be carrying garbage of this sheer incomparability. Continue reading Chicken Shoot for Nintendo Wii – It’s Awful

Sunny Alderpoint, California – Population: Cow

My whirlwind tour has quietly ground to the most placid of a pause here in sunny, scorching Alderpoint, California. The hilltop ranching community boasts fewer inhabitants than even attended my dance recital and most of them are Jersey cows.

On my travels I expect to be mobbed by hordes of Brendan-hungry oogling fans, but out here all I’ve come across is doughy deer, cows and the ever-haunting howl of crickets. Am I wrong or is the song of the cricket the universal sound effect for a pregnant pause? (Insert sound of crickets here while I’m waiting for you to get it and laugh.) Continue reading Sunny Alderpoint, California – Population: Cow

Here’s How You Save 40%+ on Your Gasoline Bill

Gasoline prices are as volatile as the 3/1 down on an unapproved rat-race, but what matters more to you is the fact that, over the past 30 days, you’ve seen your gas prices inch up by a dollar… and we can help you with that.

Take, for instance, a 2000 Chevy Venture. I don’t just suggest this beast because it’s my own vehicle, but also because it has a standard stock V-6, and a common motor in the American autoscape. Continue reading Here’s How You Save 40%+ on Your Gasoline Bill

Hotel Del Sol Nothing Short of Mismo Del Fun

When we decided to take our own personal holiday to San Francisco, we looked all throughout our guidebooks and the Internet too to find the best place to give our hard-earned shekels in trade for odd nights of accommodation, so we weighed it heavily, looked at all our options, and came up with only one conclusion, the Hotel Del Sol. Continue reading Hotel Del Sol Nothing Short of Mismo Del Fun

Wii Review: Offroad Extreme: Special Edition

Since our purchase of the Nintendo Wii last year, we’ve been doing our best to consider games as they come around, and do our best to review them as it’s appropriate. We’ve been shopping since then like regular folk, but we’ve been suckered in to at least a couple lackluster Wii purchases, and this terrible game is just one such example. Continue reading Wii Review: Offroad Extreme: Special Edition

Redwood Trees Can’t See the Forest for the Tourists

As I stand here gazing at the behemoth conifer which allegedly pre-dates our good Lord Christ, I gain perspective. Sadly, the trees learn nothing from our encounter as if they can’t see the forest for the me(s).

I know in the grand scheme of things that I’m still a pretty new critter to scurry the surface of our Mother Earth, but the ability to embrace change and think in new ways is imperative, even if the living neighbor in question lacks a brain. Maybe I’m being kingdom-centric, but those brainless plants just aren’t poised for the future. Continue reading Redwood Trees Can’t See the Forest for the Tourists