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SNL

I’m watching Saturday Night Live right now, waiting for Tenacious D to appear, and I have to say…This show really sucks compared to the first 6 or 7 seasons, or even compared to 3 years ago. I love the fact that there are a bunch of actors I know on it (Keenan of Good Burger (the unfunny, fat one ;) ), Andy of The Lonely Island, etc.), but that alone doesn’t make it comedy. I’m only watching because of Tenacious D.

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

I recently saw The Pick of Destiny with a bunch of friends, and I must say I was actually slightly disappointed. I’m a huge fan of Jack Black and his band Tenacious D, but the movie was just not as good as I had hoped it would be. I really liked the beginning and the rock training, but after they officially form and name the band (I love the ass mark scene) there are very few good parts, the highlights being the shroom scene and the break-in. The duel with Satan was great, and the very end was awesome if you liked the song Tribute, which I did. The drama about their breakup and getting back together seemed like drama for drama’s sake, and didn’t add to the story at all, same with the car chase.

Don’t get me wrong, it was a great movie. It just didn’t accomplish what I expected of it.

Updated Release Stuff

I’ve updated my various Maj Release galleries, plus I added a Wii gallery, you can check them out here:

And I added more footage for the PS3 and Zune over at Youtube:



Enjoy!

Zune Pix

Took a visit to Best Buy today, snapped a few pix of the brown Zune they had on display there. I have to say, the brown looks good in person, and I totally forgot about the FM tuner in my first Zune post. Woops!

Two annoying things about Best Buy’s PMP stand:

  1. All the PMPs were completely strapped down, unlike before when they were on cables so you could pick them up and stuff.
  2. None of them have headphones, so I couldn’t tell if the Zune really does have higher audio quality or not.

Zune Release

Today Microsoft released the first version of its PMP (Portable Media Player), the Zune. Supposedly M$’s “iPod Killer,” the Zune costs $250 and comes in 3 “colors”: Black, White, and (get this) Brown. Those are some colors there, yup…I could make a whole freakin’ rainbow of Zunes. It comes equipped with WiFi, but (for some reason, most likely legal) you cannot use it to transmit music to it from your computer, and you cannot use it to buy music from M$’s online music store.

What can you use it for? Trading music from other Zunes (The 3/3 deal though: you can either listen to the song 3 times or keep it for 3 days before it deletes itself, whichever happens first), trade pictures from other Zunes, or synch it with your 360 (score keeping, friends’ statuses from Live, etc). It’s one of the largest wastes of money I’ve seen so far. Why bother making customers pay more for a Zune with WiFi, when the WiFi doesn’t even do anything useful yet? I would release a cheaper, smaller Zune (which maybe costs less than the iPod, its rival, and therefore sell more?) that has the same features as the iPod Video (plus the larger screen, more customization features, and sadly yes, larger color selection…), while they worked on developing that WiFi a bit more so it could do PC syncing and wireless music purchasing. But that’s most likely a problem with the RIAA, not M$. Stupid RIAA.

But for all the good things about the Zune, its software looks horrible. Check out Engadget’s review for more information on that front. I don’t plan on buying one any time soon ever.

Oh and I should mention the Zune ad campaign, most of which sucks (“Welcome to the social” is not English, folks!), but this site has many of the TV ads and posters (or maybe they’re just concepts? I’m not sure) that are actually good. Watch the one with the robot and the two birds one, as they are the best.

Happy Birthday, iPod!

Today, 5 years ago, the iPod was first introduced by Steve Jobs. It was meant to become (and did a very good job becoming) the market leader for portable music. It’s so strange to watch this video and listen to His Steveness say “iPod” instead of “The iPod,” and see what stone-age technology was available before the iPod. Funniest to watch, however, is the crowd’s stony silence as the iPod is announced. What a contrast to today, when a new product announcement by Apple is met with a huge applause. The iPod really was Apple’s modern ticket to ride, I guess.

Original iPod Announcement

Also of intrest are the videos of the OS X announcement back in January 2000:

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Very cool Apple stuff.

MTV Music Awards

Summary: Panic! at the Disco sucks live. It’s just true.

What’s with the Little Miss Sunshine thing?

Ugh, nevermind. I’m not reviewing this shit :P


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