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Domo Arigato Miyamoto Shigeru-kun 56 times

Posted by invizweb on December 20, 2008

I am at a loss for words at time so I will just have to say what I feel.

Domo arigato Miyamoto Shigeru-kun.

(C) Tina Fineberg/AP

(C) Tina Fineberg/AP

Almost two  decades ago in the last Saturday of December of 1990, my dad was excited because he was going to give me what otehr kids have: happiness through my very first video game console.  I did not know what the fuss was as I was going to miss the latest episode of Friday the 13th: The Series.  After three hours and assistance from my near genius cousin, we finally got the damn Ninetndo Entertainment System hooke dup on our old Zenith TV.  I did decently on the first three or four levels of Duck Hunt.  However, around mdnight, my brother and I decided to switch the console system on restart to finally play the crown jewel of console gaming at the time: Super Mario Bros.   After two minutes we were cruising along, stomping Goombas and Koopa Troopas until we reached the first pit.  That night neither of us could make it.  A few weeks later my dad played it and explained to my brother that he needed to do a running jump to cross over.  I was never able to cross that first pit without sweating bullets (think about level 8-1 now Mario afficionados0), and if I did the first Goomba would do me in.  I fared better with Super Mario Brothers 3 though.  I still have fear of side scrolling platforms and jumping was hell for me in Final Fantasy X and Rogue Galaxy.

Thank you Miyamoto for bringing joy to millions of children with the story of your Italian Brooklynite plumber chomping down on psilocybin shrroms and brutalizing turtles.   You are in fact a great man.  Belated 56th birthday (November 16, 2008) wishes to you~!

Christopher Coats has the scoop on the game maker’s life and works at Finding Dulcinea.

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State of Site Address

Posted by invizweb on December 16, 2008


I am currently working on various things of which include the following:

  • Last week I interview Austin Gandy of the Disinfo World News and Karl Stern of the Figure 4 Weekly Empire as part of our special Winter Carnival Espectacular.  I hope you guys enjoy the show.  I will do my best to make it entertaining.  I am considering adding a third segment to it.
  • For those viewers who visited the site in the last two days, you may have seen a preview my “YuleTide: The Twelve Deities”  project I am working.  Originally I was going to release it now but then I learned the 12 Days of Christmas/Solstice is between Christmas and January 6th, which is also known as Three Kings Day.  However my profiles will begin on the Solstice, which is December 20th EST, so it will be the Twelve Deities plus five.
  • I am still in the middle of working on my review of Jodorowsky’s work.  I will also do a quick retrospective on the life of Shigeru Miyamoto who celebrated his birthday last month, and two posts listing the best foods I have dined in Queens and Manhattan, and best podcasts I have listened to this year.
  • Recently I have purchased Alterna Comics- Morbid Myths Vol.1: the Collection, Steve Ditko’s The Hero, Grant Morrison’s Doctor Who#1, Classic Graphics: H.P. Lovecraft, and DC Universe: The Stories of Alan Moore.  I have not decided whether or not I will review them as of yet.

Updates have slowed down not due to the Holiday Season but because of my taking the GMAT.  Those who know me personal realize that I am a proponent of education reform and the abolition of standardized testing.  At $250 a pop, the GMAT is definitely one that I highly advocate the concluding of.

I really want Persona 4 but I am still unemployed so it is not just a money issue, it is also a time issue.  Once I find a job, I will have time to purchase and play it.  I will set that tentatively by Lunar New Year I hope.  In the meantime, i will settle for watching Persona: Trinity, Sarah Jane Adventures Series 2, Doctor Who classics, and One Piece.  I will of course earch for work about two-three hours a day also.

By the way, yesterday while I was taking out the garbage I stepped over on an orgy of a dozen garden slugs killing most of them.  I know slugs repulse me due to the slime they generate.  I wonder if that is why most other people are afraid of them or is it their prejudice against those who a re sexually different; slugs have mail and female reproductive organs.

Thank you for your time.  I look forward to your feedback.


Alan Lee

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