Renting a Video

“Can we rent this one?” My girlfriend handed me a DVD case. I read it aloud, “The Boys and girl from County Clare.” She smiled expectantly.

“This isn’t one of those movies where there’s characters that have issues, but then after much discussion they eventually come to terms with them, is it?” I asked. “I hate it when characters come to terms with things.”

“Just look at it,” she prods.

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I eyeball the case suspiciously, then flip it over and read the back. “It says here that this movie is charming and delightful. I can’t tell you how wary I am of a movie that is purportedly both charming and delightful. It’s like they’re trying to do too much.”

“It’s about fiddling!” she says excitedly, ignoring my well reasoned arguments. “And probably dancing!” On a scale from 0 to 10, where 0 is how much I like dancing movies, and 10 is how much she likes dancing movies, she ranks a 10.

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The Least Relevant Video Game Blog on the Internet

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Last Friday I posted my thoughts on the September video game sales data in North America over on the Cracked Blog. For those of you that aren’t colossal video game nerds, this is a monthly ritual across the Internet. As there’s no bandwagon too big nor too small for Cracked to not clamber on board, we decided to throw our hat into the ring as well. If you’re so inclined, you should definitely go check it out.

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Heroes Epsiode 4 Recap and Analysis

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So my latest Heroes analysis is up on the Cracked blogs right now. I managed to work in the phrase “leotard-clad ass kicking” which was immensely gratifying for me as a writer.

I’m also going to see if I can get my blog updates over at Cracked to populate in a sidebar over here, so I don’t have to make a new post every time. That will probably involve an RSS feed and Technology. I’ll see what I can do.

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Bucholz doesn’t update his blog any more

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So what have I been up too lately? Not writing anything around here, that’s for damn sure. I haven’t been completely idle however. I’ve been busy working on stuff over at Cracked lately. Much of it’s been behind closed doors until now, as they busied themselves working on their relaunch. Now that the relaunch is upon us, I can finally open up about it.

Cracked has set up their own in-house blog, which I’ve been working on. Unlike the past generation of Cracked blogs, that were separately maintained by individual authors (including myself,) the new improved Cracked blog is going to be a single blog updated regularly by different authors. Like the rest of Cracked content, it’s all going to be pop-culture related stuff, but it should have a bit more variety than the current ‘Top n’ lists that dominate the front page.

What will I be writing for them? Well, due to my unique ability to not have anything going on in my life on Monday nights, I’ve volunteered myself to write recaps of Heroes episodes as they happen. I’ve already recapped the first three, so if by some chance you’ve missed them, but don’t have the technical wherewithal to download them from the interweb, you can catch my recaps below:

Episode 1.

Episode 2.

Episode 3.

You can look for new recaps every Tuesday morning. For those of you that aren’t Heroes fans, I’ll also be posting about video game news, celebrity gossip, and other stuff. If you don’t like video game news, celebrity gossip and other stuff, then you might be out of luck. That’s kind of what they’re looking for over there; the editors rejected my idea for posting a series of grainy images of my penis placed upon various famous works of Western Literature. They said it wasn’t ‘sane.’

Now that the Cracked blog is up and running, I’ll post links here whenever I update something over there. So there should be a lot more activity occurring on this blog at least. Also note that this doesn’t mean there’ll no longer be any original content posted here. It’s just that with a full time job, a full time girlfriend, and a crippling video game habit, there’s only so many hours in a week for me to write amusing things down at the computer.

That said, look for a sequel to my Insane Japanese Halloween Costume piece coming soon. Also, I’ll try and get some Robotman-specific stuff coming for you shortly.