Evan Burkey

Weeaboo Wednesday: We Need More Movies!

Weeaboo Wednesday: We Need More Movies!

I recently had the chance to see both Summer Wars and Evangelion 2.0: You Are (Not) Alone in movie theaters, and I’ll be the first to say that we need more anime films in American theaters!

 Alan Smithee

Advertising a Tragedy

Advertising a Tragedy

By now, you’ve all seen the news stories of Clay Duke and the attempted murder of a half-dozen bureaucrats on a Floriday school council, but there’s been some significant things that I’ve seen happen to think that there’s something more malicious going on.

 Alan Smithee

My First Gray Hair

My First Gray Hair

I normally keep my hair short, and by short I mean that I trim it with a zero bladed clipper. This usually causes its own set of fun as I’ve nearly clipped off pieces of my own scalp and if there’s ever a pimple present, it’s getting mowed down like a tall dandelion. You can […]

 

Allison and Her Music #3 (Warren Zevon)

Allison and Her Music #3 (Warren Zevon)

My father’s top bands of all time are: tie for first, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones; third, Warren Zevon; fourth, Steely Dan; and tied for fifth, Jimmy Buffet and Zed Zeppelin.  These six bands defined much of my childhood of washing dishes or doing yard work.  These six bands were played on road trips […]

 

The Questionable Future of Final Fantasy

The Questionable Future of Final Fantasy

Much ado has been made about some comments recently made by President and CEO of square Enix Yochi Wada. He has come out saying multiple times that Japanese core game play isn’t as strong as western games, and while I won’t begrudge him on his opinion when your President says the product his company produces […]

 Alan Smithee

Foxconn’s Suicidal Staff Get a 20% Hike in Pay

Foxconn’s Suicidal Staff Get a 20% Hike in Pay

It’s amazing to me that this story isn’t more widely known, but if you haven’t been paying attention to world or China news…one of the largest manufacturers of consumer electronics to the world has been suffering from an outbreak of suicidal staff flinging themselves from the roof of the building or slashing their wrists.