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So really, who hasn't thought about a dream match between Little Mac (from Punchout!) and Big Mac (from MacDonaldland)? Okay, maybe I'm the only one.
Speaking of Punchout!, I loved that game in all of it's iterations but most especially as Mike Tyson's Punchout! What elevated it above a boxing game is the quirkiness of the characters. In addition to a trainer that looked like Carl Winslow, the game featured a super easy-to-beat Frenchman, a drunk Russian, an Italian with a hairpiece and a big fat dude with shorts that keep falling down. Love, love, love this game.
And seriously, how many gamers out there still know how to do the special punch to beat Bald Bull? That's what I thought.


Thanks to the wonders of Gamefly I rented and am currently playing Marvel vs. Capcom 3. It's a beautiful game and a lot of fun. But the drawback to rendering all the characters so beautifully is that the game features fewer playable characters than earlier games. Here are some left out characters I would have liked to see:
Capcom- Megaman, Captain Commando, Leon Kennedy, Cammy, Lancelot (from Knights of the Round), Poison, Regina (from Dino Crisis)
Marvel- Psylocke, Crossbones, The Mandarin, The Enchantress, Hawkeye, Namor, Scarlet Witch, The Vision, Hercules, Daredevil, Ghost Rider, Moon Knight, Black Widow, Gambit, Cable, Captain Britain


I had no idea what to write about in this newest blog but after reading some new comics today I came up with it. The newest issue of Amazing Spider-man was one of the single best comic issues I have ever read.
Ostensibly it's about Peter Parker (alias Spider-man, duh) attending the funeral of J. Jonah Jameson's wife Marla and then having a nightmare about his own life. The description doesn't do it justice. The handling of Spider-man's supporting cast at the funeral is brilliant and gives a little humanity to Jameson who, while one of comics' greatest characters, can often come off as little more than a joke.
The nightmare half of the issue works on many levels as it not only hearkens to the art style of the early stories but successfully displays Peter's guilt over the people he has failed to save in his past.
A good issue that re-affirms my faith in comics as an art form.

What's The Story?

Today I wanted to write about a new comic series I picked up the other day and that I now love. It's an Image title called Morning Glories. It's the story of a group of teenagers on their first day at an exclusive prep school. But the school turns out to be not what they expected. It's a place of mysteries and a place where defying the faculty could have dire consequences.
It has decent art but the story is really where it's at. It's filled with clever dialogue, fascinating characters and enough hints of future mysteries to make an episode of Lost seem like an episode of The Backyardigans. I definitely recommend this.


I had an idea. When I bought the Elvis Presley special set of Pez Dispensers it came with Cola flavored Pez. This is the only time I had seen a different flavor packaged. I had a couple ideas of specialty flavors and the Pez they would go with
– Egg Nog- package it with any Christmas dispenser
– Pumpkin- package with any Halloween dispenser
– Peanut Butter- make a George Washington Carver dispenser and put it with that