Facebook Banner- Puppies

I was bored again today and decided to make another facebook banner.  This one is puppies.

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Facebook Banner- The Rolling Stones

Now I’m not much on most new facebook fads, but I happen to like banners.  Here’s one I did in photoshop today of the “Exile” era Stones.

 

Things I’m Nostalgic About

This is a list of things that I’m nostalgic about.  They all give me a warm and fuzzy feeling inside.  Most of them were a common part of growing up in my area in the 90’s and early 2000’s.

– Mr. Noodles were the shit!!!!

Cool people didn’t eat this stuffed cooked.  Oh no.  The preferred method of preparation was to crush them up in the bag, pour in the package of seasoning and shake the shit out of it.  This process covered each morsel in salty goodness. Let’s just say that it was ten times better than any potato chips.  These bags of goodness made it into my elementary school lunch box quite often.

– I played through Pokemon Yellow too many times!!!!!

I did of course have other gameboy games, but no other game spent as much time inserted into my gameboy pocket, than Pokemon Yellow Version:  Special Pikachu Edition.  I knew this game like the back of my hand, and it never got boring.

– The kool Kids watched Power Rangers!!!

If you grew up in the 90’s, and that theme song doesn’t give you the warm and fuzzy feeling of nostalgia, you don’t have a soul.  I dressed up as a power ranger two Halloweens in a row.

– We didn’t care that our movies weren’t in HD!!!!


As much as I support the HD revolution, and enjoy watching HD content.  As a kid, I didn’t care how my movies looked. As long as I was entertained for an hour and a half, I was good.

– Minivans had fake wood paneling!!!!


My parents never owned a minivan (thanks Mom & Dad), but somehow seeing one of these ugly now rustbuckets driving around makes me nostalgic for an era where convenience reigned over style (or was it the other way around).

– Everyone owned Beanie Babies

Everyone owned and loved these bean stuffed animals, they were in style way before webkinz.  We even bought the beanie baby guides, and protectors for the tags.  If you accidentally ripped off the tag it was the end of the world as you knew it.

– Pokemon cards were the currency of the playground!!!

We bought, sold and traded these cards.  Actually playing the game was secondary, and you always hoped for a Charizard when you opened up your booster pack.

– Sega Genesis was the shit!!!

When I think of video game systems in the 90’s I can’t help but look back fondly on the Sega Genesis.  The graphics sucked by today’s standards, but you didn’t care.

And so ends my list of things I’m nostalgic about.  Who knows?  I may make a part II.

The Protomen

These guys are awesome.  I first started listening to them about a year or so ago.  They have two albums out, their self titled The Protomen(2005) and their follow-up Act II- The Father of Death(2009). There style is hard to pin down.  They draw influence from a number of genres including 70’s-80’s rock, metal, spaghetti western, blues etc.

Their albums are rock operas with a very distinct story line that is loosely based on the megaman video game series.  The band presents a much darker and grittier story line than is presented in the game.  Even if you haven’t played the megaman video games, the music and story are quality enough to speak for themselves.

http://www.protomen.com/

In Memory of James Doohan

Today would have been Jimmy Doohan’s 91st birthday.  The legendary actor who played the role of chief engineer Montgomery Scot in the Star Trek television series and movies.  He passed away on July 20th, 2005 at the age of 85.

In memory of Jimmy, I will leave you with a list of reasons why Scotty made a great chief engineer.

– He always took pride in his work “Laddy, don’t you think you should rephrase that?”

– He could throw a good punch

– He always kept the Enterprise in one piece when Kirk and Spock were away.

– He could drink Alien hijackers under the table any day.

 

– He always managed to “change” the laws of physics, even if he complained about it every step of the way.

– He always multiplies his repair time estimates by a factor of four.

– He knows his way around a computer

– He knows the ship like the back of his hand

– Morse code is a useful tool for bustin’ yo posse outta’ jail

– Moonlights as a bag piper.  He does weddings, funerals and bar mitzvahs