Friday, December 31, 2010


As we all bask in the seasonal goodness that is the release of TRON: Legacy, let's not forget the original movie, shall we? What? You don't remember?
Really, neither do I. But, I do remember the standee arcade-style game Discs of TRON. You can play the original game here at the official Disney TRON website.

There were quite a few TRON-based games out there in the day.  

By far my favorite, though, is an unofficial game all of us can (probably) download and play on our computer. GLTron is pure lightbike excitement fun. And did I mention addictive? 
In fact, many of these games are available for download and playing on the PC or Mac platform. All you need is a game ROM and an emulator for the various game systems. And, thanks to Xemnu, I've searched the interwebs and found them for you. 

Say, "Thank you, Xemnu."

"You're welcome."

Enjoy your gaming TRON-o-philes. I have more TRON-related goodness coming in a while. Until then, be patient and break out the Jolt Cola, sit back, download a few ROM's and emulators and get to it!

PLEASE NOTE: The dubious legality of game ROM's and of game emulation means I take no personal responsibility for your actions. I merely provide the links as an educational and demonstrational service.

TRON game links:

MAME is a multi-machine emulator for playing game ROM's. Xemnu highly recommends!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Best of Ghost Videos

I owe YouTube a great big ol' sloppy seasonal kiss.
Oh, and thanks for the paranormal vids, too!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Random Stuff

It's been hectic around here for ol' Xemnu during the holiday season. Here are a few random links and things to tide you over while I'm scrambling for secure footing.

147 years later, you're still screwed.
Hello Kitty personal vibrating massager. No, seriously.
CalArts AnimaTRON meme. Via Facebook.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

WTF Blanket

Looks a little like a Wookiee Life Day ceremonial robe. Speaking of which...

And speaking of horrible abominations...

At least we still have this...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Tom the Cat

Xemnu has a few heroes floating around the interwebs and real life. Tom the Cat is distinctly one. Not because he's a bad guy. Not because he's misunderstood. No, no. He just doesn't know when to quit! Never give up!
Tom first appeared in the short 'Puss Gets the Boot" in 1940. At first his name was (gasp!) Jasper but was quickly changed in the next animated short to Tom.
Over the years Tom has been beaten, battered, flattened, burned and blown apart so many times the infamous nine lives' were gone long, long ago. Anyway, here are a few of my favorites!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Geek Jokes

A poet and a scientist were traveling together on a plane. The scientist was bored and said to the poet, "Hey, you, do you want to play a game? I'll ask you a question, and if you get it wrong, you give me $5. Then, you ask me a question, and if I can't answer it, I'll give you $5."
The poet thought about this for a moment, but he decided against it, seeing that the scientist was obviously a very bright man. He politely turned down the scientist's offer.
The scientist, who was really bored, tried again. "Look, I'll ask you a question, and if you can't answer it, you give me $5. Then you ask me a question, and if I can't answer it, I'll give you $50."
The poet agreed. "Okay," the scientist said, "what is the exact distance between the Earth and the Moon?"
The poet, obviously not knowing the answer, didn't stop to think about the scientist's question. He took a $5 bill out of his pocket and handed it to the scientist.
The scientist happily accepted the bill and promptly said, "Okay, now it's your turn."
The poet thought about this for a few minutes, then asked, "All right, what goes up a mountain on three legs, but comes down on four?"
The bright glow quickly vanished from the scientist's face. He thought about this for a long time, taking out his notepad and making numerous calculations. He finally gave up on his notepad and took out his laptop, using his Multimedia Encyclopedia. As the plane was landing the scientist gave up. He reluctantly handed the poet a $50 bill.
The poet accepted it graciously, getting ready to stand up. "Wait!" the scientist shouted, "you can't do this to me! What's the answer?"
The poet looked at the scientist and calmly put a $5 bill into his hand.

Top 10 Fun Things To Do In The Hoth System
10. Playing high-stakes dodgeball with asteroids.
9. Seeing how bad things smell on the INSIDE.
8. Snowball fights.
7. Salvaging wreckage.
6. Watching your pee freeze before it hits the ground.
5. Pitching rocks into Space Slug's cave; running away when he comes out.
4. Hunting Wampas with a bowcaster.
3. Tauntaun tipping.
2. Leaving.
1. Reminding yourself, "At least this is better than Dagobah."

Why Star Wars is Better Than Real Life
In real life, bar fights with strange looking people are often looked at as bad and sinful; In Star Wars, bar fights with strange looking creatures is heroic and the way of the just Jedi Knight.
 In real life, people drive "the Pacer", "the Pinto", and "the Station Wagon;" In Star Wars, people drive "Speeder Bikes", "X-wing fighters", and "the Millennium Falcon."

In real life, people that talk to small fuzzy creatures are called crazy; In Star Wars, people that talk to small fuzzy creatures are called galactic ambassadors.

In real life, people who dress up in tight plastic/leather outfits are considered tacky and queer; In Star Wars, they're called "Storm Troopers" and are feared by all.

In real life, people often stink up the bathroom with their fecal odors, toilet paper runs out, and people get diarrhea; In Star Wars, no one has ever used the bathroom.

In real life, tall hairy, humanlike creatures are rarely seen by backwoods alcoholics, and are named ridiculous things like "Bigfoot" and "Sasquatch"; In Star Wars, tall hairy humanlike creatures are called Wookiees, and have their own language, planet, social structure, and carry formidable weaponry.

In real life, people must deal with the problems of children; In Star Wars, children do not exist.

In real life, it is often difficult to understand the languages of others, such as 7-11 employees, fast food window operators, and college profs.; In Star Wars, everyone understands everybody, regardless of language barriers.

In real life, the extremely obese are often sadly shunned by society; In Star Wars, the extremely obese Jabba the Hutt is a pimp daddy, and has his own sail barge, lounge room, and dancers to keep him occupied--he is envied by all.

In real life, people often have problems doing simple mechanical things like operating can openers, programming VCRs, and playing Nintendo; In Star Wars, Droids do all the busy work in half the time.

In real life, some people are complete losers; In Star Wars, everybody has a story to tell that's worth listening to.

In real life, people sometimes smell; In Star Wars, people are never "ripe", and yet they need not shower

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Blade Runner

Much different from the original:

I had this game when it came out. Lots of fun.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Today, my children, is December 5th. Now, I know many of you are busy shopping for Christmas, hanging ornaments on the tree and decorating for the big day on the 25th. However...beware. If you haven't been a good boy or girl this year, tonight is the Night of Krampus.
And who, you ask, is Krampus? Glad you asked.

He's the cloven-hoofed, goat-horned demonic creature accompanying St. Nicholas during the Christmas season. His purpose: to scare the living crap out of children everywhere! Particulary Austria, Sweden and parts of Germany.
And he's pretty damn scary-looking.
Krampus traditionally accompanies St. Nicholas to the homes of naughty boys and girls, scaring the holy sh!t out of them. 

The tradition of young boys dressing in Krampus-gear and running through the villages is so popular it spawned several yearly festivals and events. Noticeably the festivities focus mainly on consuming large quantities of beer or other alcohol, with fear and mayhem a distant second. Sounds like fun!
But for tonight...lock your doors, turn out the lights and be very, very quiet...Krampus is coming!

Some Krampus links for your pleasure. Or not. It's up to you.
Wikipedia entry.
Krampus: Sinister Sidekick of Santa
Krampus on Flickr and Deviantart.

Friday, December 3, 2010

30-Second Bunnies

What happens when you take some of the greatest movies ever made and turn them into animated shorts with cute and fuzzy bunnies? Angry Alien Productions knows. Run, don't walk, to their website to see more hilarity.

Some samples:

Seriously, head to their website now.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Green Lama!

Not to be confused with the Blue Iguana, the Green Lama is a lesser-known superhero and pulp adventurer from the 1940's. Amazingly enough, the character was a practicing Buddhist!

The Green Lama was popular enough to appear in pulps, comics and even a short-lived radio program featuring the great Paul Frees.
He has experienced a bit of a resurgence lately being resurrected for Dynamite Comics by Alex Ross.
For more adventures of the Green Lama, check out these radio episodes found at the Internet Archive, and a few other links below. I think you'll find them entertaining!