Saturday, July 08, 2006

A tribute...

This is what happens when Roachman (my silent partner in all things Hipster, please!), my one year-old son, and I have a bucket of chalk and too much time on our hands. It's based off of the Baddd Spellah nerdcore t-shirt design.

Just another tiny way in which the Z. clan shows the nerd love... and pisses off the neighbors.

Our champion

On Thursday evening, the entire Z. clan crowded around the telly to watch Doc Popular do his thing on national television. After enduring urban freestyle, some automotive jump-rope, and a dude pitching cards into defenseless fruit, we finally got to see the good Doctor (and two of his young charges from The College for the Easily Amused) take on a (rival?) team of yo-yoers from Texas.

Don’t get me wrong; the Texans were hot, but Doc and his boys did some shit to which no apt written description may be properly affixed. The best way to impress upon you the true splendor of the activities to which we bore witness is as follows -- press the back of your tongue to the roof of your mouth and the tip of your tongue to the back of your front teeth… now attempt to cough… and bug out your eyes like Marty Feldman. This was the precise reaction of my entire family to Doc Pop’s routine-ending trick.

Our heroes easily won their challenge against the Texans, but were denied the final trophy in favor of the card guy. Alas, this is what happens when you leave important decisions up to the likes of Johnny Moseley.

Again, it is impossible for me to describe to you the caliber of yo-yo wizardry that I observed on that faithful eve. It was akin to seeing a man, not merely opening a bottle with his teeth, but tapping a keg of beer using only his ass cheeks: you imagine such deeds are possible, but you never exactly expect to see them performed. Particularly on network television.

There is video of the night’s festivities readily available, so you have no reason not to see for yourself. After you do, why not throw some love Doc’s way? He is easy enough to locate.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

What Video Game Character Are You?

I never get tired of silly shit like this. It must be a personality defect of some kind.

Nerd news in brief

I work for the state, so the whole “Week of the 4th” thing is kind of a wash. Needless to say, I haven’t done a goddamn thing since last Friday. Okay, so maybe I actually managed to post that killer Baddd Spellah interview Saturday AM, but that was a fluke.

Unfortunately, the world refused to stop spinning to accommodate my meager schedule. Some shit happened. Some important shit. The kind of shit that can only be rightly communicated via the eldritch powers known as nerd news in brief:

  • Nintendo easily secured another decade of my personal brand loyalty by sending ol’ Gee-Dub a birthday prize pack complete with new Nintendo DS Lite and a copy of their mega-selling cerebral workout Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day. Someone in Redmond certainly has a healthy sense of humor. Of course, there’s really only one way this can end: With Reggie Fils-Aime on the national “no-fly” list.
  • Doctor Popular will be appearing on tonight’s episode of ABC’s Master of Champions. This cat can do more tricks with a yo-yo than a Parisian hooker can with a scarf and a bowl of sorbet, so it’s in your best interest to watch.
  • Game rock legends the Minibosses have several shows lined up for next week in both California and their native Arizona. What happens when 8-bit gets turned up to 11? Show up and see for yourself.
  • If you prefer your geek music a little more on the hip-hop tip, may I humbly suggest checking out Beefy’s most recent track “Ego Monster” over at the big guy’s MySpace. It sports appearances from both Jones and Paige (of Just Another Lazy Podcast fame), an infectious beat by DJ Snyder, and *gasp* name-drops ­Hipster, please! All jokes aside, Beefy is a really big supporter of this little blog, and it was pretty fucking cool of him to reference it in song. The track is fierce, and it’s really got me excited for his next release.
  • In related news, Beefy, Shael Riley, and the MC Router of 1GB have joined forces to create nerdcore supergroup Tri-Forc3. You can peep their first track “Mint Potion” over at their very own MySpace. They’re like a nerdcore equivalent of the Wonder Twins, though forgive me if I leave the all-important decision of which of the fellows gets to be Space Monkey Gleek to your own discretion.
  • Lastly, in the spirit of giving the fans more for less – or, in this case, much more for free – the fifth volume of the four-part Rhyme Torrents nerdcore hip-hop compilation project has been officially announced. Take that Douglas Adams!