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Cblogs of 1/21/10 + Strykisms

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Do I spy the start of a new meme? I think I do! Looks like the community is arming itself for a major battle. There's no turning back now. We have to fight. It's the only way we can evole.




*- Postmodernism is a tough subject to tackle.

*- Suda51 wears some bitchin' kicks.

*- AndrewG009's grandparents kick ass.

*- "Straight Outta Contra"


S- Pokémon Red/Blue are old-school. I feel old.
S- Another day of Bigby's Star Trek Online impressions.
P- Animucast 4 is lolitastic.
P- 321gocast 5 is a very special episode.





S- The Silent Protagonist screwed up his New Year's resolution.
S- garison just soiled himself playing Silent Hill: Shattered Memories.
S- TheJesusNinja26 is in the OnLive beta.
S- lazyhoboguy moved into a sardine tin.
C- 100 Percent Pretty Cool is willing to divulge the secrets of his iPhone art.


N- Special treat for those who buy Etrian Odyssey III... in Japan.
N- Any gal OR guy could be the next G.I.R.L.
N- Trophies in Sony's new DVR? Bizarre!
V- Holmes is totally not feelin' the Bayonetta commercial.
T- Sega Channel was awesome.
T- Breath of Fire III remembrance.
T- LK4O4 just began Bayonetta.





C- Chiptune covers of popular songs. Embed links next time, 'k?


1- Daedhead8 is bringin' the heat...
2- ... but FatherChesz is in it to win it.


S- Everyone except you knew, apparently.
F- Something about PSN trophies?
F- Way to write for your audience.
F- Smells like a shameless plug to me.
F- Wow, this is lazy.
F- Copy pasta is loaded with carbs.
F- Why.


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