Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot

Born April 30, 1985

Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman. Take that in for a minute. She is a trained Israeli soldier which means that the moves you see her do are for real and she can kick your ass. And you will like it.

Noteworthy

  • Keeping Up with the Jones – Gadot and Jon Hamm are the spies neighbors to Isla Fisher and Zach Galifianakis. This is such a well put together movie. The acting is good, the plot is good, and the comedic bits are funny. What more can you ask for? Plus Gadot and Hamm look great together.
  • Furious 7 – Gadot in a fast car saving the team. It is amazing. I really dug the introduction of Gadot to the family.
  • Batman vs Superman – She was one of the few highlights for me in a movie that I really didn’t care for. The shot of her sliding across the ground after getting hit by Doomsday, skidding to a stop, and then smiling – worth the price of admission.
  • Wonder Woman – Loved the whole movie until the ending with Ares – listen to the podcast and you will hear more on this. Gadot rocks the role of Wonder Woman and I hope they keep it rolling.

Wonder Woman, she’s amazing. I love everything that she represents and everything that she stands for. She’s all about love and compassion and truth and justice and equality, and she’s a whole lot of woman.

-Gal Gadot

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Rowdy Roddy Piper

Rowdy Roddy Piper

Rowdy Roddy Piper

Born April 17, 1954

Rowdy Roddy Piper is my all time favorite professional wrestler. He was the best bad guy. He was the logical voice of reason… most of the time. He was completely unpredictable. I was an idiot and did not go to see him when he came to a fan show in Knoxville, TN. I missed meeting him, as he passed away a short time later.

Hot Rod – YOU WILL BE MISSED!

Piper Quotes

  • I came here to chew bubble gum and kick ass. And I’m all out of bubble gum.
  • Just when you think you know the answers, I change the questions.
  • Sooner or later, everybody pays the piper.
  • I’m the reason Hulk Hogan lost his hair.
  • I don’t need to know how tough I am to know how tough I am.
  • My business, in the beginning, was very lawless and the more trouble I go into, the more the promoters liked me back then. I was on the front page for doing something wrong, the arena was full. Then, all of a sudden, everything changed somehow and they put rules in. You put rules in a gunfight? I’m not so good at following those rules. I don’t’ know what will happen at WrestleMania.

I’m so quick, I could spit int he wind, duck, and let it hit the old lady behind me.

-Rowdy Roddy Piper

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I Miss My Nintendo 64

I Miss My Nintendo 64

I miss my Nintendo 64. I picked mine up while I was in college. Worked n and off for a pool and spa place and earned one for my troubles. Cash would have been very cool but I think I got way more entertainment out of the N64 over time than I ever would have from the same amount of money. Due to the gameplay, the game library and the fact that four people could play on one system, we logged many an hour on the N64 in the dorm. Here are my four favorite games that I had and played the crap out of on this system.

i miss my nintendo 64Mario Kart 64 was certainly one of the winners and a fav in the dorm. There were days that the game started early in the morning and players switched on and off all day until midnight or beyond. The graphics were good, TVs were big enough to play four people at a time on one screen and we could all play round-robin tournaments and never get bored. It was ridiculous how quickly we all learned and memorized the maps. And we all had our favorite characters to play, thinking they gave us distinct advantages. I am still not convinced that any of the various playable characters were any better than any other. There was something about the competition, the flinging of shells at each other and the flinging of insults around the TV that made this game a joy to play, whether you were any good at it or not.

i miss my nintendo 64WCW vs NWO: World Tour might be my favorite wrestling game of all time. It is not the best, it is not the end all be all, but it was my favorite. The graphics were great for the time. I was really into wrestling as well. We would watch on Mondays with two TVs going so that we could watch WCW and WWF at the same time. Playing those characters that we all loved to watch on Mondays and during the pay-per-views was fantastic. Add to this the fact that the gameplay was easy and you had a really fun game. When I say that the gameplay was easy it might be the easiest wrestling game ever made. Learn the combinations and it all comes down to reaction time. Freaking great game!

i miss my nintendo 64Of all of the games that we played together, GoldenEye was my favorite. I had played First Person shooter style games before but this was the first time that I could play against someone else. I learned the maps. I learned the weapons. i had my favorite spots to run the game from and I was unbeatable. Now, that was amongst my peers in college and I not that would be assassin in FPS games today. In fact, I am very mediocre. I still ove playing a good FOS but none will ever touch GoldenEye for sheer fun and enjoyment. In particular Man with the Golden Gun matches that were one shot one kill – those were the best.

i miss my nintendo 64For single player games, it was Shadows of the Empire. We were all Star Wars geeks. We loved all things Star Wars and in particular, those of us that had read the book were completely jazzed about the fact that they were going to be releasing a Shadows of the Empire game. This game followed the novel better than any game based on a book or movie ever has. It was fun to play, you got to relive some of the great moments of the novel and you got to do a little bit of everything. Third person action game, meets flight simulator, meets swope bike pilot. Again, it was the first time I had ever played anything like this and I loved every miniute of it. We even set down and beat the thing in one sitting.

In the end, this was one of the most used video game consoles that I ever owned. Hours of game play with friends and family and it was catridge based so the loads times didn’t take forever. I may have to go see if I can find one of these and buy it again.

Maybe…

Just Cause 3

Just Cause 3

just cause 3I am currently playing through Just Cause 3 on PS4. I have been a fan of this series from day one. In fact, I think I may have purchased the first one the day that the game came out. Basically, this is an action adventure game in an open world environment. Third person allows you to feel the action and almost treat the game like an action movie. The real hook for this series has always been threefold:

  1. You can drive, fly pilot anything. If you can get behind the wheel, it is yours to command.
  2. You have a grappling hook attached to your arm. The grappling hook is retractable and if attached to something bigger than you, you will be pulled toward the item you are attached to.
  3. You have a retractable parachute. This is the biggest gimmick of the game. You have a parachute that you can deploy or retract in a moments notice. Combine that with your grappling hook and you can fly… more or less.

just cause 3The story this time around brings Rico Rodriguez back home tot he Mediterranean. We find out that the island country of Medici has a dictator of its own and Rico’s friends back home have asked him to come back to help overthrow this illegitimate government.

The gameplay has not changed a lot from the other two games. In fact, you are still overthrowing cities and military sites the same way that you always have. This time you do have some new gadgets, though. EMPs, battleships and of course a wingsuit. You have side quests in the form of races and challenges and you can upgrade your gear a lot more effectively this time around.

Why am I so hooked on this games? Easy gameplay. Funny dialogue. Good action grinder for me, seeing as I am a bad gamer to begin with. The controls are easy to use and some of the stunts with the vehicles outweigh those in the Saints Row series and maybe even in the Grand Theft Auto series.

Mods for Fallout 4 on PS4

Mods for Fallout 4 on PS4

mods for fallout4 on ps4I finally got my mods for Fallout 4 on PS4! And I can only say it is about time. We, the Playstation using portion of the country, were told we would have mods late spring of 2016. The kibosh was put on that by Bethesda or Sony or both and the delay was on. I kept up in the forums for a long time but gave up checking when we moved into Q4 of 2016. Finally, early in 2017 we got mods on the PS4. I broke my copy of Fallout 4 back out and started over from the beginning.

Now, the biggest question is: Why Mod? Modding can be cheating on some level and I am fine with that. I don’t mind the idea of making my gameplay much more casual on a story driven game. You get the chance to do EVERYTHING without having to spend quite as much time slogging through the resource gathering. Mods can also add different aspects of the game, change the graphics and so much more. For me, this also makes the game have a new level of re-playability.

mods for fallout4 on ps4Like I said, I broke my copy of the game back out immediately and started playing again from scratch with mods turned on. I wanted to experience something new and the way that the developers handle mods make it really easy. You search through the mods from the load screen and then add the ones you like. The mods are not huge in size and they dont add tot he load time. Now, I will give the same disclaimer that they give when you mod – these mods are developed by other players. They are not vetted by Sony or the folks from Bethesda. Things may break or just not work the way you intend.

mods for fallout4 on ps4Right now, on my new playthrough, I am using the following:

  • Unlimited build at settlements
  • Flight Ring
  • Burden Ring – I can carry everything
  • All perks
  • Miscellaneous ammo and guns and stuff
  • Lots of money!

Anyway – mod it up! Whip out that copy of Fallout 4 and play the way that we were intended to play. Unfettered, as Darth Vader, or Buzz Lightyear – you can fly, you can fly, you can fly!