Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Zapper Files

Seeing how this was the first video game I ever played, I had to repost this. Also DuckHunt was released the year I was born. It's one of life's mysteries that I always wondered about. My mind feels at ease now knowing the mystery is finally solved.

Before we get into how the Nintendo Zapper works, let’s discuss just why the device was so confusing to begin with. Most light guns work a lot differently than the Zapper. Just by looking at them, the average bear should be able to figure out how they function. Most traditional light guns have some sort of sensor module that sits on top of or below the television, which tracks exactly where the gun is pointing when the infrared signal is sent upon trigger pull. It then determines whether the target was hit by triangulating the position of the beam. Frequently, one would be required to calibrate these devices by shooting the corners of the television so that the sensor module could detect the general size of the screen.

The Nintendo Zapper had none of these things and, thus, was a complete mystery. So just how did the damn thing work? By reversing the normal process, of course. In this case, the gun was the sensor. Confused? I’ll explain.

If you remember, when you shot at one of the ducks in Duck Hunt, the screen would flash for a split second, and the duck would either plummet to Earth like a fallen angel, or continue flying around, oblivious to your vain attempts to destroy it. I always just assumed that the flash was for dramatic effect, but it turns out that it was the key to the Nintendo Zapper’s closely guarded secrets.

Instead of emitting an infrared blast every time the trigger is pulled, the Zapper housed a small sensor that could pick up the flashing screen. If you watched closely you would see that, every time the screen flashed, the duck(s) would be surrounded by a box that was a different color than the background. If the Zapper was pointed at one of the ducks when the trigger was pulled, it would register that the color was different, and thus score a hit. All of this would take place so quickly that, unless you knew what to look for, you would never notice.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

God why won't you add me?

I pass this sign all the time on Combee road. These are two of my favorite things they've posted. It poses an interesting question, Does God have the internet? I mean surely I would think so. He obviously has heard of Facebook. I wonder if he knows Facebook isn't actually a "real" book.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Empire Strikes Back

Here's some photos I shot from the Empire State Building. It was with a bobo disposable camera, But I really like the way they turned out.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

To cash or not to cash?

So I got this in the mail. I know it's a scam unless someone really wanted to send me 2,650 dollars for no reason. Everything on this check seems real, real signature, real routing numbers, real bank. There's that weird see through faded ink in the middle of the check on the back. I don't want to cash it, Because I know it's some sort of scam. What would you do?

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Views from my Cell Phone

Spiderman D.U.I.


Photo for sale at the Thrift Store

Osama caught mid-dump

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Signed, Sealed, Delivered.

Just got these in the mail. Everyone has their own take on Animal Collective....So here's mine. They have been hyped up by every blog out there. Without the internet, I don't think they would be what they are today. It sucks to say that, Because they truly are one of the most important bands of my time. I've never heard anything like them. Sometimes taking multiple listens for me to even find a melody, hook, or anything resembling a song. I think maybe that's the thing about them, You have to actually work sometimes to enjoy a song. Once you put the time in and you "get it" It makes the song mean that much more, and sound that much better.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


I think I want to open one of those clothing and accessories stores for dogs, Just so I could name it Doggy Style.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Simply Nuts

I have never and will never understand this. I'm not even sure what they're trying to say? What do fake nuts hanging from vehicles tell us? Other then the obvious...You're just retarded. First off you must think they make you "Tough" "Manly" "Rugged". You could just really enjoy nuts, dare I say they make you "Gay" If you swing that way(no pun intended). When it's that time in a man's life to buy a fake scrotum for his vehicle. It's a big moment, Another form of puberty even. I just think about him picking up his brand new Nutsack, Carrying it around the store, Waiting in line. All to spend between eighteen and fifty dollars(depending if you want them to light up). They even have blue ones, if you want permanent blue balls. Then he has to go to work hanging his precious new Man-Tonsils. So after all that, He had numerous times for a rational thought to go through his head. Screaming to tell him "Wait! Don't do it! They're Gonads hanging from a truck? TRUCK TESTICLES! It doesn't make sense, Stop save yourself! Save the people who are going to be sitting behind you at traffic lights." But alas these thoughts never surface. Whenever I see a glimpse of a pair of shiny Meat Bags hanging from a yellow Hummer. It brings me peace knowing they are still out there, It also scares me a little bit at the same time.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Living the High Life

I also share this guys passion about High Life. It was the first beer that I really started to drink. I'll never forget the 2.99 4-packs of Talls, or the 1.99 40's.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Infamous

The Rock-Afire Explosion is one of the best bands in the world. They started out at Showbizz Pizza. I remember going as a kid and being in shock at how amazing they were. Not to mention the pizza was pretty good too. There was Billy Bob Brockali who was the "big bad bass guitarist". Looney Bird who sang, and hung out in his oil drum. Their drummer Duke LaRue would always come out dressed in his silver space suit. Then their gold tuxedo wearing keyboardist Fatz Geronimo who also sang. Electric Guitarist Beach Bear could wail on guitar. Usually rocking a beach blonde wig, and only wearing a pair of swim trunks. They even had their own cheerleader Mitzi Mozzarella who sang back up vocals. The above clip is The Rock-Afire Explosion blowing Usher out of the water performing his song "Love in this Club"