24 May 2015
A wonderful day to you all out there! Azzy here and it is time yet again for another edition of GR2 Weekly! It was a most Geektastically Awesome wedding (included with Gaming Table during the Reception), much fun was had and Erica made for a most excellent +1. So with feeling a bit more inspired this time around, this edition should turn out much better. Several special things happened this week in the Geek World. Internet celebrity cat Lil’ Bub is getting her Genome sequenced, Nintendo USA’s new Sales VP just so happens to be named Bowser, someone turned Trials Fusion (a non-1st person game) into a 1st-person Parkour game, a Chinese woman gave birth in an Internet café befoe going right back to finishing her game and microbiologist Hendrik Jonker created a “Self-healing” concrete. But on the darker side of things, UFC fighters are making poor decisions when comes to making loads of micro transactions in Clash of Clans, a live-action Doreamon stage show in Japan goes horribly wrong after a character’s head falls off on-stage, a LEGO set based off the upcoming Ant-Man movie ends up revealing a huge spoiler, a man believes a Wii caused his RV to set on fire and Austrailia had a slight problem with baby spiders literally raining from the sky. Ladies and Gentlemen, for your reading pleasure (and displeasure), the Main Course. :3
And now, this week’s choices for both Rant and Rave of the Week. :3
Geek Rave of the Week
I’m sure a lot of you by now have seen the Explosion-laden, intense, smash-mouth fist of cinema that is Mad Max: Fury Road. I myself have yet to, but it is on my Watch List. I am also giant fan of the Mario Kart games, owning the SNES and GamCube versions while occasionally barrowing my sister’s version for the Wii. Some only like one, some the other. But one particular YouTuber, sundbergkr, (presumably) thought to himself:
The end result? A video mashup simply titled Mario Kart: Fury Road. This is normally the part where I get into a wordy explanation of how full of Win it is and whatnot, but it is quite literally too amazeballs for words. There isn’t anything I could really say to do it total justice. The only thing I really can do is just tell you to just go watch it already (if you haven’t yet) and revel in it’s genius. Speaking of geniuses, the subject of this week’s Rant is anything but one. Read on, but you might wanna keep a pillow close by.
Geek Rant of the Week
There are bad decisions and then there are ginormously bad decisions. Such as the eventual 20 people who will apparently plan on blowing over $14,000……….on a statue.
Even Generic Lego Guy is shocked.
It would appear that 7-Elevens all over japan are offering folks a chance to buy a Limited Edition life-size statue of one of two characters from the smash-hit anime (though slightly overrated, in my honest opinion) Attack On Titan. There will be 20 statues in total (10 of Eren and 10 of Levi) that will be individually numbered and cost a Colossal (see what I did there?) amount of $14,438 (or over 1.7 Million Yen). But there’s a catch: You can’t just up and buy one like you would their Kamen Rider Twinkies or Doreamon candies. Nope. You have to apply for a lottery first. That’s right. You have to enter a contest just for a meager chance to blow a huge amount of cash. It’s basically the equivalent of signing up for a chance to have someone rob you. Here’s a short list of just some of the other, far more practical things $14,438 can buy you:
-roughly 13,750 McDonald’s Dollar Menu Cheeseburgers
-anywhere between 240-721 Video Games (assuming said games range between $20-$60 a pop)
-a 1,445-month long subscription to the WWE Network
-a lot of groceries
-a few month’s Rent at the very least, depending on where you live
-almost any Used Car (and even one or two new cars still)
Their family members must be ashamed of them.
Now as per the status quo, the mandatory pallet cleanser:
Both me and Banjo Guy Ollie (Ollie Longz) think you should check out his recent cover video right about now.
Well, my fellow geeks and geekettes across the interwebs, that brings this blogiside of GR2 Weekly to a most satisfying end. Like I earlier mentioned, next Sunday will see not a GR2 Weekly blog post, but the Convention Recap for this year’s No Brand Con, so do please look forward to that. And as I tend to enjoy mentioning every chance I get, should you have any suggestions for what I should Rant and/or Rave about (please suggest away, I promise I won’t bite), feel free to follow me both on Tumblr and WordPress. You are equally as encouraged to post much linkage on the official GR2 Weekly Facebook page and I just as strongly encourage you to like and comment on some of the links I post. I enjoy interacting with you all. See you next week! While you’re still here, though, be sure to check out and Vote Up Lemme Addams everybody. Sonny Strait will be a happy person. 😛