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Can’t Get Enough of Brawl

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Super Smash Brothers Brawl is….




Street Fighter?


Dead or Alive?


Marvel vs. Capcom?


This game let’s video-game powerhouses like Sonic, Snake and Mario duke it out for multiplayer glory.

‘Nuff said.

In the game, there’s a thing called a "Final Smash", where your character let’s it all out in a glorious, fiery, sparkly, hair-billowing attack.


See if you could spot other video game classics.


An Image of Perfection

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Anyone here play Starcraft? Raise your hands please.

One… two… three… four hundred… wow a lot

Anyway, you must be familiar with the concept of the rush, right? For the uninitiated, a rush is to crank up as much units as you can and march ‘em off to the enemies base in the shortest amount of time possible.

This, however, is a stroke of genius: An SCV rush that can only be pulled off by the best Terran player in the galaxy: the Korean named Boxer.


GG. That’s probably the ballsiest play in Starcraft history.

I can’t wait for Starcraft 2.


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Rock Out WTF moment

Monday, March 24th, 2008


Daryl Hall first met John Oates at the Adelphi Ballroom in Philadelphia in 1967 while attending Temple University. Each was heading his own musical group at the time—Hall with the Temptones, and Oates with the Masters. They were there for a band competition when gunfire rang out between two rival gangs, and in trying to escape,

they ran to the same service elevator.

Because of their similar musical

tastes, they quickly became

acquainted. It would take them another two years to form a musical duo, and three years after that they had signed to Atlantic Records and released their debut.

So wait…. imagine:

*gunshot bang bang bang bang bang*

Hall: Hey man who fired those shots?

Oates: I dunno, bro. Hey, you want to form a band?

Hall: Sure!




Plus Oates looks like a Lionel Richie rip-off:

The resemblance… is UNCANNY.


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Man’s Darkest Hour

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

No I’m not heralding the coming of the Apocalypse. Instead, I’m just so overjoyed to find out that Darkest Hour is coming over here in April 26!!

For those are too musically naive, I, The Rock Out, present to you metalcore before metalcore became cool:

Darkest Hour - Convalescence

I’m gonna say bye-bye to my ear drums! I shall offer it to the gods of rock.

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How Cool is Heath?

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

With the release of The Dark Knight just around the corner, I can’t help but watch the trailer over and over and over again. I’m still wrapping my head around the concept of Heath Ledger playing joker. If you’ve watched the trailer, you can see that Ledger’s version of Joker is edgier. No puns, no “jokes”. Here, he doesn’t split sides… he splits heads.

From here:

To here:


As for dedication… this is how Heath prepared to prepare playing the Clown Prince of Crime:

To prepare, he lived alone in a hotel room for a month, formulating the character’s posture, voice and psychology. While he initially found it difficult, Ledger was eventually able to generate a voice which did not sound like Jack Nicholson’s take on the character. He started a diary, in which he wrote the Joker’s thoughts and feelings to guide himself during his performance. The challenge of the role put a strain on Ledger’s sleep patterns, finding himself unable to rest for more than a few hours each night.




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Spiderman Begins

Monday, January 21st, 2008

Look look look!! Unseen footage (well until today) of Spiderman practicing being.. well… Spiderman. Don’t be shocked if what you see such un-Spidermanity… To be a hero, one needs practice. After all, he’s just a man.

Of course, he’s much, much, much more adept at flipping.

Now THAT’S Spiderman!


When friends make it BIG.

Friday, January 18th, 2008

I would be lying if I said people don’t get envious when some of their friends make it big. Of course, there’s still that pure elation and appreciation for their success. Deep down, there’s a little monster telling you that “Hey, that should be you!”

Anyway, being in the underground, people get signed and you get to see their rise from the depths to mainstream superstardom (ugh). Anyway, I’m gonna show you a couple of bands who are also my dear friends who have made (or are making it) big.


Typecast - Boston Drama

Here’s Typecast, the most rockingest emo-punk-screamo band in the Philippines. I’ve known them since 2003 and I think that of all the bands from the underground, they’re the ones who deserve all the fame and fortune and (MORE FAME) that came their way. They worked hard for it and now, they have 3 albums under their belt and it seems there’s no stopping them. Hurray!


Concrete Sam - Heto Na

This one here’s Concrete Sam. The latest inductee into the mainstream from the Underground. It’s safe to say that they’re the New Found Glory of the Philippines. Many Pinoy bands have tried and failed miserably to try to even sound like a decent pop-punk band here. I guess they perfected the formula. Also, if you watch closely, 8 from Queso and Led and Jay from Kamikazee are in the video. Yay!

Congrats to Concrete Sam for their first video!

Marvel Tribute!

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

I must admit, as far as the Marvel vs. DC war, I’m pretty much sold on Marvel. Why? First, their heroes are more “believable”, they’re more grounded and pound-for-pound, they’re a lot more original. DC heroes are all alien and super powerful and ALIEN. argh. I’m human! I want human (or mutant) heroes! Anyway, I stumbled upon this site which is basically a tribute to the great works of Stan Lee and the whole of Marvel Comics. Recreating their glory in canvas, toys or whatever medium they please.

If you clicked the link, don’t worry, it takes a WHILE for the page to load. Anyway, here are some of my faves from the site:

Hulk homemade plush toy

Your grandpa ain’t got nuthin’ on MY granpa




and now, for the coup d’grace



A Yummy Experiment

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Woohooo for cats!

Went out this morning to hunt for a stray cat. Caught one. Named her Luminara. Anyway, I got a piece of toast, buttered it up (Dairy Creme is <3) and stuck it to Luminara’s behind. Of course, she didn’t approve and struggled a bit. Got up to the roof, a fidgety buttery toasted Luminara in hand. Breathed in deep, and threw her out. I was expecting a spinning, gravity-defying combination of feline and a breakfast treat but instead, she ungloriously fell. The cat landed on her feet though, the toast was ruined though.

Antigravity my eye!



Cobus is Love

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

If you’ve read my previous post about covers, you’ll know that if you really want to cover a song, especially from a great band, you MUST give it justice.

Also, if you’ve read my other post about drummers, you’ll know that I have a deep, deep, so deep that Cousteau would shy away from the thought of its depth, admiration for drummers.

Anyway, was idly skimming through youtube when I discovered Cobus… probably the greatest drummer that ever lived. Yep, well…. not the greatest… but he’s up THERE *points up*

First, this is Fort Minor’s Believe Me. I’m not too excited about the band per se, but the whole hip-hop sound is… swish. (I’ll get more into my whole hip-hop phase more tomorrow I guess).


Now, bask in the glory of Cobus…


 I want to play the druuuuuuuuuuuuuuuumssssss!!!! I love the way he moves. Cobus’ grace with the sticks is an art form… like a ripple in a lake that ebbs and flows..

ebbs and flows… what the?


Cobus <3

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