Sunday, December 8, 2019

DTM-Cast: Episode #106

Click on the image above to download the MP3.

Twenty questions and stuff...

Friday, December 6, 2019

Mega Man Maker: Wily Challenge 2019-12-06

Welp... review didn't go as planned, so that's stalled, but here's a quick Wily Challenge instead.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

AEW Dynamite (Dec. 4th, 2019): It's Still A List, You Jack-Ass

Yeah, it's another episode of AEW Dynamite... and another brief write-up... this is why I'm stopping these things. When you get to the point where stuff happens and you just feel tired of saying the same thing over and over again, that's when you realize that it's for the best.

That having been said, this was another solid episode of Dynamite that was fun to watch, but probably had nothing worthwhile happening beyond a couple teases for matches down the road. Considering there isn't a major PPV event to build towards for another couple months, we're in the awkward position of trying to get things moving along until there is a PPV to build towards. That's probably why these shows have felt a bit aimless and purposeless.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Inna Circle. In. In A Circle. Circle.

Got nothing for today. So here's the latest episode of In A Circle for you Sammy fans out there.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Next Review Due Next Week...

So recently, I came across a homebrew remake of an old Game Boy title. You might've heard of it because it's been making the news rounds. Somehow, I was able to chance on the game and give it a shot... and that's as far as I'll go.


Friday, November 29, 2019

Quick Programming Note

Due to some unforeseen circumstances beyond my control - coughing - this weekend's scheduled DTM-Cast has been postponed to next Sunday. In lieu of that, however, we'll have something else planned that might be worth some people's while... and may get more hits than a silly audio download would, so it's a fair trade-off.

On the flip side of things, I'm hoping to have a Wily Challenge run up tomorrow, but things have been bonkers on the technical side of things. The last one I had recorded, which had some really fun levels, went to shit due to audio issues and other knick knacks.


Thursday, November 28, 2019

AEW Dynamite (Nov. 27th, 2019): Le Sky Gets Le Bitchslapped

Welp... this isn't going to be a long write-up. Not even bothering with the page break... could this be the end of AEW? No, but it could mean the end of these write-ups sooner than later... but I digress.

So we open the show with the big Chris Jericho celebration... because Le Champion keeps to his commitments. We get clowns, marching bands, balloons, gifts, Soul Man Jones has a job again, there's cardboard stand-ups, flip-flops, a little bit of the 40, there's a goat that scared out of its mind, there's former New York Ranger Ted Irvine (aka Chris' Dad) coming out of a box (so you know he's instantly over) and berating the Blackhawks while giving the Inner Circle custom Rangers jerseys... and then just for good measure, let's have Justin Roberts read a prepared statement and then beat him up because he sucks at his job, which prompts SCU to make the save while doing their marching band part time skit.

If you can find the segment online or catch the replay, it's actually a pretty entertaining little piece due to the fact that Jericho and his buddies work pretty well together and even ol' Ted manages good stuff. I like these sorts of things when they entertain me, not so much when they bore the shit out of me. I suppose that's why I didn't mind the length, though if someone were to argue that this went too long and almost reeked of being WWE-esque, I wouldn't argue that point, either.

This would, of course, be bookended with our advertised title match, where Le Champion Chris Jericho made Tag-Team Champion Scorpio Sky his Le Bitch to retain the title in what I thought was a pretty decent little match. The story was straightforward; SCU countered the Jake Hager factor, but even that wasn't enough for the Tag-Team Champion to overcome the World Champion... which makes the whole 50/50 booking thing actually make sense.

Beyond that, everything else about the show was just kinda, sorta there. There was a match between Best Friends and Lucha Bros that was okay, seeing the Friends beat the Bros in a surprise upset. There was a serviceable women's match. MJF gets a Diamond Ring and gets in DDP's face. There was a pretty decent Kenny Omega/PAC match that saw Kenny get a much-needed win. And then Cody won a quick match before getting ambushed by the Butcher and the Blade, a new tag-team that I'm supposed to know.

This was a very uninteresting show for the most part that is bookended by a fun opening segment and a perfectly fine world title match. Still very much an easy watch for me, but it's starting to feel like a chore. Let's hope this was a one-off thing and not a sign of things to come.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Cm Punk outdraws HHH backstage


Last week, WWE Backstage with CM Punk on most of the show drew 180,000 viewers.

This week, the show had no Punk, but it did feature TRIPLE H.

Only 121,000 viewers tuned in to see McSon-In-Law. Oops.

I guess more people cared about Punk's return than another HHH promo... though, to be fair, I'd imagine more people would be interested in Kana's RICE COOKAH YAY! than anything HHH has to say.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Gotta Catch 'Em All... Right?

Future Gimmick Table fodder, I suppose.

But cool to have.

I'll Leave This Here...

The lady on the left giving Steph the death stare of death? Dr. Britt Baker DMD.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Review #700 - Dragon Warrior (NES)

A video review of Dragon Warrior for NES. This video is not made for kids.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Monday Night... A Warrior Goes On A Quest For Dragons

Monday, November 25th, 2019
1:30 p.m.

Review #700
Dragon Warrior (NES)

Yes, it was supposed to be on Sunday...
but trust me. You can wait an extra day.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

AEW Dynamite (Nov. 20th, 2019): Coughing Shifts... Or Something

Another week, another AEW show... and this one promises an ANNOUNCEMENT from Le Champion du AEW! How exciting.

By the way, for the few folks enjoying these write-ups for some reason, don't get to used to them because they'll be a thing of the past soon enough. Fact of the matter is while I like getting my thoughts on good shows up, I also like to just enjoy the shows without worrying about how to convey those thoughts afterwards. I'll keep up with these for the moment, but from then on, it's every so often.

But that is then, this is now...

Oh Jimmy...


Yeah, so remember when the biggest argument in fandom was who would win a fight between two dream opponents or why one promotion is better than the other without involving sales figures and rating numbers? Those were the days.

So, for those who missed out, a recent episode of NWA Powerrrr was featured Jim Cornette on commentary dropping a line that would be considered... racially insensitive is probably the best way to put it. The NWA responded by removing the offending line from a newer upload and then Jim Cornette resigned from the NWA. How this affects whatever remaining taped shows they have left in the can is another story, but we'll see, I guess.

Full disclosure: I have not seen the episode in question and so have no real comment or feelings on the actual line itself or the context it was used in. I probably should've included this bit before hitting the post button, but there you go. With that in mind, a couple brief thoughts...

First off, I have to question how a line like this got aired in the first place since these NWA shows were taped months ago. I realize television production is a time consuming process and sometimes the finer details could've been missed, but even with that said, they had plenty of time to notice the line and edit it out of the program LONG before it would've hit air and become a big deal.

Secondly... Jim Cornette is a fellow with strong opinions that rub people the wrong way. There used to be a time when such strong opinions were tolerated and even a source of comedy. I, myself, enjoyed Jim's rants on various things that "disagreed" with him, even if I didn't completely support those viewpoints. But eventually, you get to the point where something stops being funny and starts being sad. And right now, Cornette has reached that point.

A few hours ago, I made the difficult decision to block TheJimCornette from my rarely used Twitter handle. It was a difficult decision because, well, first, I had to go on Twitter, which is always a difficult endeavor for me and never fun, but fortunately, an account with no follows and no followers means less bullshit to deal with. I'd like to keep that way, frankly, so if you stumble across this hidden Twitter, place a bookmark on your browser if you want to keep up, do not follow. Thanks.

But secondly, it was a difficult decision because I had to find the block button and this was hard to find. Once that was done, I pushed it and Jim is blocked. I can't see his twits, he can't see mine, and so if I say something that folks would find offensive and opt to tag Jim, I can just reply; "Don't bother. I blocked him ages ago."

So now Jim Cornette is on the same blocked boat as Vince Russo, Seth Rollins, John Bradshaw Layfield, Melissa Joan Hart, and some guy named Steve X. What a pedigree.

Jim Cornette once alluded to a Vince McMahon statement, "Chocolate Vanilla." He mentioned that he hated chocolate, keep that fucking chocolate away from him, but if you like the chocolate, then you can have the chocolate as long as he has his vanilla. That's a good lesson to keep in mind and a good lesson that I think everyone in the wrestling bubble should take to heart, including Jim Cornette.

All that said, I wish Jim nothing but the best in all his future endeavors. I'll cherish all the good stuff he has churned out over the years and especially that restraining order, but it's time to bid him "Thank you Fuck You Bye."

Instead, I'll stick with "Fuckity Bye."