Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Iron Man Cometh!!!

Here he is in all his red and yellow glory on the cover of "Empire" magazine.


Just. Wow.

This movie is soooooo gonna rock...

Monday, July 23, 2007

200th Post! Bonus: Canned Ramen Is Nigh!!!

What better way to celebrate this, the 200th dropping of the GreatMoose, than with the world-changing news that ramen noodles will now be offered in canned format! Of course, as we ALL know, ramen is the most perfect food ever developed, so I for one, am very excited. WARNING: Gratuitous ramen pic!

Bonus Bonus: Check out this guy's awesome recipe for grilled ramen! I'v definitely got to try that next time I fire up the ol' Weber.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

UPDATE: Rebuild of Evangelion Trailer!!! For Real, This Time!

Ohhhh, The GreatMoose is a happy, happy moose today! The first real trailer for Rebuild of Evangelion 0:1 "You Are (Not) Alone" was shown recently in Japanese theaters! Someone was good enough to do a cell-cam recording of the trailer, and put it onto the 'Tube. Looks farking fantabulous!

UPDATE: Now a REAL, honest-to-goodness trailer! Really clears up a lot, and looks GREAT!

The similarities to the original are astounding, and even with the crappy image quality you can tell some major improvements have been made. Looks gorgeous! All the characters are present and accounted for and LOOK like they should, the first three angels are perfectly represented, and the plot appears to be identical. They even kept the original theme song "Fly Me To The Moon" (albeit a bit more upbeat). All in all, this is very cool, and it really looks like Gainax has done what all us Eva fans were hoping for. Can't wait till Sept. 1st!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Like A Playground, But Evil...

So MissSpeech, Justin, Joni, and myself were exploring the new Legends Crossing development the other day, when we came upon the playground. "Oh, that looks cool," we collectively thought. We ventured forth to avail ourselves of some of the features, when we noticed some things just didn't look quite right. In fact, it looked just plain wrong...

"What is this?" somebody whispered.

"I...I don't...know..." I replied.

"The horror, the horror..."

What is was, was the Lovecraftian design of the Kompan Galaxy playground "system". Seemingly dreamed up by the twisted mind of Great Cthulhu himself, the Galaxy is apparently some sort of Super Soldier training program/population control device, where only the fittest, most agile, most cunning, and most ruthless children will survive. You can view the propaganda video here (CONTENT WARNING: 7 minutes of PURE TERROR!!!).

From the "Argo", a slide with no rails, a zig-zag shape, and purposely designed unstable mounting, to the "Supernova", a tilted, rotating ring designed to fling less adept users to the ground with impunity, to the "Spica", which appears to be some sort of high-G training device, the Galaxy system is designed to breed truly unstoppable killing machines.

From their website:

Galaxy™ has challenging play events that captures the imagination of kids aged 5 to 12+. Only 20% will survive, weeding out the "less than desirable" recruits.

The system components can be customized to create unique constellations to fit any playground and budget, because we know that some militaries are better funded than others.

Inclusion in play enriches everyone's experience on the playground, and Galaxy™ offers access to children of all abilities. Many will enter, few will leave.

Durable materials are used in all components that stand up to the toughest conditions and use, so your recruits can train day and night without needing to provide maintenance for the facilites.

Galvanized steel and contrasting colors creates a look of rugged sophistication that older children find appealing, which helps to draw in officer candidates.

Galaxy's™ transparent design allows it to blend with any environment. You'll never see them coming!

Needless to say, we were...disturbed. Joni broke down sobbing, and MissSpeech pointed out that "it smells like sulfur here." And I noticed that the air temperature had dropped considerably. Yet, we were compelled to climb on this infernal machine, and we even attempted some of the training devices. Never have I felt fear such as that.

We managed to pull ourselves away after a bit without major injury, but I would hazard to say that none of us will ever look at children playing quite the same way again. I know I feel like they're watching me. Maybe they are...

Fear. Fear will keep the populace in line. Fear of our "children".

You know who else had a training program for children...

That's right. Hitler.

Rest well, citizens.