Chiptunesday - Wrestling Week Edition

Remember those old LJN games? Here’s one awesome application of chiptunified “Stand Back:”

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With the right program and the right plugin, you can experience the 1980s-1990s just like struggling Ninja Gaiden-playing kids did! Continue reading “Chiptunesday – Wrestling Week Edition”

March Media Madness - Ping Pong Playa Review

Ping Pong Playa poster

Are there Asian-American athletic heroes beyond Jeremy Lin and, in the past, Yao Ming? Christopher “C-Dub” Wang thinks he’s one. Ping Pong Playa is a typical sports movie jazzed up in an Asian-American flair. Also, as the title suggests, there’s some hip-hop culture infused in the movie through Jimmy Tsai‘s C-Dub & many of the loud soundtrack beats. Continue reading “March Media Madness – Ping Pong Playa Review”

Redhead (Mark McGwire) & Mule of the Day - 20 March

Redhead of the Day: It’s hard for me to describe Mark McGwire‘s overall contribution to baseball. What a shame that he and several of his fellow hitters fell into the steroid temptation. However, that didn’t stop me from finding these:

A talk with Albert Pujols:
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March Media Madness - Pi Review

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Pi is a film about a man who is pushed outside his comfort zone and pays the price for it. Like the name suggests, there’s plenty of math discussed but the highlight is Max Cohen’s obsession of numbers and how out of touch he is. The grainy black and white presentation assures that the movie isn’t pandering to the mainstream. However the movies looks less dated and anyone who’s interested in the movie can focus on the themes presented by director Darren Aronofsky.

Pi features the nagging of three sides trying to influence Cohen: religion, capitalism, and rationalism. One big struggle over a 216-digit number that either validates Cohen’s genius or insanity. Film scholars and math lovers may have fun digging to the deeper, sometimes number-crunching, meanings. I, however, feel that Cohen should’ve been a gambler, a profession where randomness and chance are at least tolerated. He would be more human and not a fleshy part of a mad machine.