There was nothing better than grabbing an ice cream sandwich, heading to the den after school and playing Nintendo 64 until bedtime. Ahhh, sweet nostalgia.
This game was always fun, especially as a kid. My parents were strict on violence, but in this game you battled giant spiders and birds. I still remember hating Slippy, the frog. He was automatically your partner on your squad alongside Peppy and Falco. Slippy was the worst! He always needed to be saved. I used to just wish it was me alone fighting the battles cause he always dragged me down.
9. Star Wars Rouge Squadron
Alright, I’m a huge Star Wars fan, I won’t lie. This was one of my favourite Nintendo games because it was actually hard. I had to spend hours a day playing this game trying to beat it. The cool part of the game is that as you beat levels, you unlock more space craft. Once the Millennium Falcon was unlocked, I used it for every battle. Admit it, you did too.
8. Army Men
Alright, this was the first ‘violent’ game I was allowed to have. Again, it being plastic army men, and not real people, made it alright for me to play. This game was so fun though, All the different guns you could have, and the levels were so realistic. Having them in sandboxes, bathroom, and kitchens was really cool because as a kid, this is where you made your army men battle. Looking back at the graphics now, it doesn’t look that good. Either way, it was one of the best.
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20. Because it’s the little things this month, that will bring us all a little happiness. Or laughter.
19. Because it’s Chinese New Year February 10! This year is the year of the snake. You are a snake if you were born in 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013. Does a new year means more resolutions? Either way, a fresh start is always a good thing.
18. Harry Styles is single!! Who would’ve thought Taylor Swift and Harry Styles wouldn’t last? I don’t know about you, but I saw this coming a mile away. Either way, he’s single ladies! That’s something to be happy about this month.
17. Because Canadians are finally getting something before the USA! The new Blackberry Q10 and Z10. The Z10 is a touch smart phone, while the Q10 still has the good old keyboard. The two new phones are available Feb. 5!
16. Because it’s winter, so hopefully there aren’t any garden gnomes laying around. A garden gnome is the deadly weapon used in a murder last week. Frederick Gillard, a 76-year-old killed his wife by stabbing her with a garden gnome. I can’t even imagine how this would happen, but regardless, I’m happy the snow is covering them this month.
15. Because Tim Hortons now serves grilled cheese! You might thing, big deal! You haven’t tried it then. Not only is this classic sandwich part of a well-balanced diet, Tim Horton’s makes the best grilled cheese I’ve ever had.
14. Because this man is so excited, it sort of makes me excited too.
13. Because according to an American study, there are only eight percent of people still upholding their new year resolutions. That number will probably fall as the month goes on. For a little motivation, here are some Victoria Secret Models. Read more…
Do you remember balling your eyes out at these horribly depressing (but amazing) children’s movies?
Although this wasn’t an overall sad story, it was upsetting when people were afraid of little, innocent ET and even more heart-wrenching when he went back to his home planet. I remember watching this movie as a kid and crying when he left Earth. Why couldn’t they just keep him forever?
I literally was so obsessed with this movie as a kid, I made my mom call me Vada for a month. I would watch this movie everyday, and every single time, I would cry when Vada’s best friend Thomas J. died. “He can’t see without his glasses!” Even when I typed that, I got a little misty.
Alright, you might be thinking I’m crazy because in the end Willy is saved. But seriously, go watch Free Willy again right now. This is the saddest movie. The other day it was on TV and my roommate and I watched it and bawled our eyes out. That sad cry he does when he’s calling to his family? Yeah, that’s about the time the tears start.
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20. Because the holidays are over! AKA no more awkward family photos!
19. Because you don’t have to go to the dreaded, busy mall!
18. Because its snowboarding season!
17. Because no matter what, you are happier than this guy…
Jack Sparrow… errrr woman thinking she’s Jack Sparrow, steals ferry
A British woman named Alison Whelan was drunk and decided she would steal a ferry. She got on a double-decker boat and crashed into a few other boats before getting out into the open water. The entire time she was doing this, she yelled: “I’m Jack Sparrow, I’m a pirate.” Needless to say, she was put in jail for steeling the ferry. I guess it coul be worse though, she could’ve thought she was the Joker.. and like robbed a bank or something.. [sailswithoutcolors-rpg]
Woman washes herself, after urinating on a NYC subway
And we’re like:
Video surfaced Sept. 20 of a women on a NYC subway car urinating. She wastes no time after the incident, to pull a jug of water and what appears to be a pink cloth from her bag, and washes herself. Oh, have I mentioned she is still doing this all on the subway! The video was been pulled from YouTube, but it was easy to see it truly happened. Do we really need to have those signs posted on subway cars? Please no urinating or bathing in the subway car. Do these rituals in the privacy of your own home. [photobucket]
Psychopaths don’t stop to smell the flowers
A new study was released that links people with psychopathic tendencies, having a bad sense of smell. The study consisted of 79 adults who had no prior psychopathic history. They measured their senses of smell as well as possible traits such as manipulation and erratic lifestlyes. The conlusion was that those people with psychopathic tendencies, have disfunctinal brain activity in a certain part of the brain. It turns out, this part of the brain is also the part responsible for your sense of smell. So next time you are going out shopping at the mall with a friend who maaaaayyyybeee is a little strange. Just stop at a candle store and test it out. If she/he can’t smell the candles well, or disifer different smells, I think it would be safe to say RUN! [dank-drix]
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By Kelly Burns
Man fakes his own death to propose to his girlfriend
Thirty-year-old Alexey Bykov decided to fake his own death in order to propose to his girlfriend Irina Kolokov. Apparently a simple, romantic walk on the beach wasn’t good enough for him. He worked with a stuntman, makeup artist, screenwriter and director to create a fake car accident. When Kolokov arrived at the scene, she was told he was dead and burst into tears. That’s when Bykov, ‘came back to life,’ and proposed. She said yes… I will never understand love.
Emergency: Beer Shortage for Germany’s Oktoberfest
It’s September already, and that means Oktoberfest is right around the corner! Unfortunately, it might not be as much fun this year because German breweries are finding they don’t have enough supply due to consumers not returning their bottles. Sure the economy might be a big question on everyone’s minds right now, but let’s sort out the REAL crisis, beer.
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By Kelly Burns
Star Wars speeder bikes a reality
A company called Aerofex has developed functional Star Wars-inspired speeder bikes! The bikes work just like the ones you see in the movies. They hover above the ground and are quite easy to use according to Aerofex founder Mark De Roche. Although they’re not yet available for retail sale, the company is presenting the technology to the military. Does anyone else all of a sudden feel the urge to apply to the army?
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Air Guitar Championships
The 17th annual Air Guitar Championships were held Aug. 24 in Northern Finland, and an American took the top spot. Justin “Nordic Thunder” Howard, from Chicago, won this year’s event, followed by second place winner Matt Burns from New York, and third place winner Theun De Jong from Holland. If air guitar doesn’t sound entertaing enough for you, there were also contests for cellphone throwing and wife carrying. This would be way more interesting to watch then American Idol.. Just saying.
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By Kelly Burns
Bears Go HAM
A family of bears broke into a cabin near Jarfjord, Norway, and basically went HAM on it. Not only is the cabin completely destroyed, all the food was eaten as well. You may be asking yourself why some random bears would destroy a cabin? Inside there were 100 beers, all of which were consumed by those fuzzy animals. So, just think of it as a college-like experience, but instead of rowdy frat boys it’s your average family of bears drinking all night and destroying perfectly good homes. That shit cray. [Source]
If the Paranormal Activity movies aren’t enough to keep you from sleeping, this story definitely will. A woman in China had surgery last Wednesday to remove a little hairy friend, living somewhere it shouldn’t. Doctors removed a HUGE HAIRY SPIDER from inside this women’s ear canal!!!! She went to see her doctor after having an itchy ear for a few days. Turns out it was itchy due to her little friend, who they speculate must have burrowed inside her ear while she was sleeping. This legitimately is one of my childhood fears, and still is. So below, I created a list of ways to stop your worst fear from happening.
1. Always sleep with the covers over your ears. This is what I do, and so far, no spiders are living in my ears.
2. When your creepy-spidey-sense starts tingling, go to bed with your headphones on, or at least in your ears.
3. Ear plugs. A simple and cheap solution.
4. Worst case, if you cannot do anything mentioned above, put some band-aids over those ears. You will stay safe throughout the night from any ear invasions. You’re Welcome. [Source]
We have all had that freak out moment, when we need our clothes to be dry NOW, but they aren’t cause we forgot to turn on the dryer/lost track of time/had a lazy brother who wouldn’t take his clothes out. Well maybe the last reason is just me, but either way, DO NOT ATTEMPT to dry your wet clothes in a microwave. Someone near Weymouth, England decided this was a reasonable idea and almost burned his house down. Firefighters responded to the call and found a few appliances destroyed by the fire. His two pairs of underwear and socks, didn’t survive. [Source]
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By Kelly Burns
Everything is better with hot sauce..
At least according to Mike Tyson. Last week, on the show “Watch What Happens: Live,” Tyson was finally asked the question: What does a human ear taste like? This, after his infamous boxing fight in 1997 against Evander Holyfield, when Tyson bit both of his ears. First Tyson replies with “It depends which ear you bite.”
Then he follows saying if the ear would’ve had Holyfield’s Real Deal BBQ sauce on it “that would have been a delicacy.”
You have to love Mike Tyson. This guy just talks so casually about biting human ears like it’s as common as drinking water. You can find Holyfield’s barbecue sauce online if your interested in trying some, just add it to your favourite meat, hopefully one that isn’t human. [Source]
Chicken heart attack
I wish I could say I made this one up, but I’m just not that creative. This story is actually better than a movie script and it’s all true. Joy McDonald is facing up to a $1000 fine and possible jail time following an incident East of Kansas City, which resulted in the death of a chicken. McDonald’s two Chihuahuas Peaches and Domino got loose on April 5 and ran into the neighbours’ yard. They eventually found their way into the chicken coop and allegedly barked and chased down a chicken, causing it to suffer a heart attack and die. Basically, these dogs literally scared the poor bird to death. The chicken is a beloved pet of George and Nittaya Gamblin, who don’t want to see McDonald go to jail, but want her to realize she needs to keep an eye on her dogs. This isn’t the first run-in they’ve have had with the chickens. Can you imagine the conversation in the jail cafeteria?
So what are you in for? I murdered my husband, I robbed a bank… my dogs scared my neighbours’ chicken to DEATH. [Source]
Men who dress like goats
Haven’t you always wanted to dress up like an animal and go hang out with them? Ya, me neither, but someone is doing just that in the mountains of Northern Utah. An unknown person has been seen dressed as a goat, hanging out with a herd of REAL goats in the wild. A man hiking saw the goat impersonator hanging out and couldn’t believe what he was seeing, so he took a few photos to show Phil Douglass who works in Wildlife Resources in Utah. Douglass is worried for the man’s
sanity safety as goat hunting season starts in September. Won’t the guy hunting be upset when he goes to get his goat and realizes it’s a human in a goat suit? Ribs for dinner anyone? [Source]
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