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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 6/13/09 + Magnalonology

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Well, no one read my last recap section, where I asked "are there any other good TV shows running besides Lost, and Chuck?" Due to a recommendation from a friend, I picked up all of Southland, and wow: is it great. I'm bummed the first season is only 7 episodes, but the word on the street is 13 more were just ordered for Season 2. I say bring it on.

In other "not-me" news, apparently instead of jostling failblogs, Hamza has commanded that we try to leave them alone as much as possible. It's going to be really hard to resist posting Ruby Rhod memes, but I think this is a great practice (at least until Hoborg starts blogging again).

Lastly, everyone should be introduced to an amazing, budding artist that's part of this community: SuitcoatAvenger. He was nice enough to draw me the stylized avatar you see at the bottom of this post.

Oh, herro. Do you rike progressive metal from Denmark?


*-Dan Gale pwns Mr. Concelmo. Sorry Chad!
*-Here's a pretty neat idea: help build an official video game canon/dictionary.


A-Will Nintendo's casual focus be their ultimate downfall next generation? Edgydude thinks so.
P-Pocketoid records tonight!
S-Boss Files #7 - Bald Bull!


Are you part of the 99.9% of the Earth's population that loved The Dark Knight?
Watch this clever parody:



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E-Watch the urban version of American Pie: compliments of Genki-JAM!


A-garganroo shows off his made art skills, and gives us an awesome rendition of Plants vs. Zombies.
A-Behold, SIR Jim Sterling, Knight of Filth.


T-Do you remember the Pong MMO? Of course you don't!
T-Y0j1mb0 needs to have a little chat with you, regarding Prototype.
T-Luc Bernard creates his own take on Advance Wars: and it looks awesome. It's for sale on the iPhone.
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T-Slake missed Mass Effect somehow, and is finally able to enjoy it!
R-Ryoma90 reviews Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin.
T-themaninthejacket tells us how he really feels about the Return to Monkey Island.
T-PROFOUND Trauma Team realizations from unangbangkay.


R-AngryEMOgirl likes livejournal posts: Mr Sadistic is torn.
R-There are...cheaters...for Xbox Live leaderboards? Gasp!


One hour ago, I had it all typed out: "no fail today!" Then this happened:

F-What was the point in posting this? Hoborg posts the same blog everytime, and it all boils down to some form of the comment: "the PS3 is a waste of money".
F-I sure do love the smell of first time posters and their text-linked youtube blogs with 0 commentary in the morning!

-(Magnalon)

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About CblogRecapsone of us since 11:27 PM on 07.02.2008

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