Monday, October 24, 2016

My Dog Zelda Passed Away Today

I learned about three weeks ago that my dog Zelda had some health issues that would lead her to live a half-life of sorts and after much thought we decided putting her to sleep was the wisest option. We put her down today before the health issues became a serious problem for her. I wished we could have delayed it longer but it was the best thing for her. My wife Daisy took this photo of me and my dog on a walk on the day of finding out the news. I've had her for about a decade and half since she was a puppy. I'm not emotionally okay right now so I will absent for a bit. You'll still see things from me like Facts of the Day which were pre-written. Neko Random doesn't stop even when I'm out of the picture. 

Superstar (1999 Film) Review

I sort of remember hearing about Superstar in the 2000's. I've always had an on-and-off relationship with Saturday Night Live which this movie spun-off of. So I don't really remember much about the character of Mary Katherine Gallagher played by Molly Shannon while watching the show. I'm a big fan of Will Ferrell but even I was a little skeptical about this one. Critics back in 1999 seemed to hate this one quite a bit. Now films based on Saturday Night Live have been promising before, Wayne's World arguably being the most successful. But how good was Superstar?

Fact of the Day: Millie Bush

Millie was George H.W. Bush's dog during his presidency, she was a English Springer Spaniel. Her master used the dog in his own presidential campaign saying that Millie had more knowledge in foreign affairs than Bill Clinton and Al Gore. 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

My Favorite Photos: Christmas Bears 2016

 Even though it isn't Halloween, Daisy just loves seeing the new Christmas stuff. She has a soft spot for stuffed animals so Christmas bears are her favorites as they always change a little every year. It didn't take her long to complain about not getting one this year. 

Yoshi's Woolly World (WiiU) Review

Yoshi's Woolly World is yet another sequel in the Yoshi Island sub-series of the Mario franchise. While I didn't get to play it, I remember Kirby's Epic Yarn which more than likely inspired the graphical style of Woolly World especailly as the same team is behind the new Yoshi game. Yoshi's Island was one of the best games on the Super Nintendo and easily one of the best of all-time. The original sequel, Yoshi's Story was terrible but the next one Yoshi's Island DS was a lot better. Yoshi's New Island on 3DS was decent but certainly not close to the original. Does Woolly World finally compete with the original or is like the two portable sequels? Or even worse is it like the N64 mistake from the 1990's?