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Pet Peeves: Tails “Miles” Prower

We are regular contributors to a modern day web ring, known as The League of Extraordinary Bloggers.  This week’s topic is “pet peeves”.  While the word “peeve” is a peeve-arific on its own, we thought we’d dig a little deeper and discuss something Sega related.  Yes, real deep for us. Lee: Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is an amazing game, even...

Hello, my name is…

In this week’s League of Extraordinary Bloggers’ assignment, we’re asked to tell a bit about ourselves. The timing is excellent, as we just expanded our About section to actually include information about ourselves over the weekend. First of all, there are two of us here: Lee and Linz. That probably gets weird on Twitter since we both use it. Lee...

Back to School

Back to school, back to school…This week, The League of Extraordinary Bloggers has us going back to school. While our school days are long behind us, some remnants have remained. Linz: Where I’m from, school starts the day after Labor Day, which means I got a nice long summer vacation and didn’t have to wake up at any respectable hour...

Talkin’ Bootlegs

This week, The League comes at us with a topic we can both get into: Bootlegs, knock-offs, and third-party products. We’ve written about bootlegs before on the site, like Linz’s bootleg Sailormoon action figures and Lee’s Back to the Future DVD (and another one). Truth be told, we have a lot of different bootlegs—we come from a generation before YouTube...

First Video Games

This week’s assignment from The League of Extraordinary Bloggers has us writing about our first experience with something. “Firsts” are largely synonymous with big events in life: first words, first step, first love, first marriage, all that. It’s only natural that we eschew those types of firsts and concentrate on what really matters: the first time we played video games....

Ahh! Robots!!!

Robots are an interesting creation.  They can be very helpful, they look cool, but they can also be very weird or extremely scary.  This week’s assignment from The League of Extraordinary Bloggers was simply “Robots”.  So, we’re running with it! Linz – Small Wonder Don’t let the intro fool you, there was zero chemistry on this show. Robot maids were...

Pack Your Bag

The full title of the article is really “Pack Your Bag That Says ‘Going to Grandma’s”, but that was a bit long.  The trees are green, it’s not snowing, traffic is heavier, it’s a million degrees outside… it’s summer.  Of course, we had completely forgotten that until we read this week’s homework from the League of Extraordinary Bloggers, “summer vacation.”...

The Ultimate Arcade

We get really excited around these parts for the League of Extraordinary Bloggers, especially when they post an assignment like this one: You’ve decided to build an addition onto your house, a rec room that will feature your very own fantasy video arcade. What games are on your shopping list? Linz: Ms. Pac-Man Cocktail Table Who needs a real table...

Return of the Franchise

There are many deep questions encountered throughout life.  Honestly, though, the most thought provoking ones have recently been coming from the League of Extraordinary Bloggers.  They ask the big ones, such as “Why?” and “What piece of pop culture did you hate as a kid?”.  This time, the league wants to know “What product or media property would you like...

Why? COPE. That’s why.

This week’s topic for the League of Extraordinary Bloggers simply asks, “Why?”  When discussing via email how we should interpret that, Lee responded with COPE.  Why?  Because that’s the biggest WHY in existence. Really?  You don’t know what we’re talking about?  In the first Sonic game for Sega Genesis, during the Spring Yard Zone levels, a few random words are...