Since its a new year I thought it would be good to put the blog on a regular schedule of original content. I do sincerely apologize but my nine to five job had taken up considerable time in the fourth quarter and my little ol’ blog turned into a ghost town of updates. That changes today! So here is what I have planned.
1. Meme Mondays – If you know me personally then you know how much I love memes! You’re probably already asking, how is this original content? Well because these memes are going to be Robert Corrado originals. That’s right. I’m going to create a brand new meme using my own awful comedic style just for you. I will be posting them here to the blog only and not directly to Facebook as I plan for them to be as offensive as possible whenever possible.
2. Written Word Wednesdays – I’m going to actually write something on Wednesdays. Since I’m a writer I think I’m qualified for this. We’ll see! Typically it will be short stories posted here to the blog.
3. Film Fridays – I will be posting an original video each Friday. I’m not going to promise high production values, script, acting, or even enjoyment on your part, but the content will be ORIGINAL. That is what is important.
Please feel free to let me know what content you like, and even more importantly since this IS the internet, what content you HATE! Enjoy my friends!
Recently, I had the pleasure to visit for the very first time an amazing phenomenon of a business establishment. 2nd and Charles.
The first thing you will notice as you approach 2nd and Charles is the bins outside with huge signs above them that say free. Yes, you heard me correctly, free. I wanted to dig through them furiously as if I would find buried treasure but we had neither the time, nor did my wife have the inclination so we ventured forth through the gates of what I will now call 2&C.
Once inside you will be immediately bombarded with a shock and awe campaign of awesome. This location was putting its best face forward by starting you off with video games. We are not talking about the latest Playstation or Xbox whatnot but real video games. From the past video games, and the consoles to play them! These great consoles that are designed to play up to three different systems on them called Retron! This great invention was only $59.99 to boot! 2&C had two of these magic wonders set up at the sales counter with copies of Jackal and Pro Wrestling for the NES and U.N. Squadron for the Super NES. I played them for 20 minutes!
After drying myself off I delve deeper into the guts of 2&C only to find an entire section of used comics and graphic novels. Sometimes you just want to read some junk comics and these were extremely affordable. 2&C was offering a buy five get five free deal. Near the comics section were also things like Heroclix and even two Warhammer 40k armies for sale in a glass case. This place ran the gamut of nerdcore.
I’m going to wind this down before I start to look like a shil. Beyond the comics was a good sized used book store and on the other side of the store was housed the used DVD’s, of which they carried a great selection. I could easily walk in here with a $20 bill and walk out with some cool stuff, whether it be comics or books to read, movies to watch, or games to play. I would highly recommend the experience to comrades and if you don’t have a 2&C in your area…
I’m envisioning a fold-out card-stock board painted like a two-lane highway with desert around it. A large model truck done up just like the film and model cars for the bad guys. Cars moving into and out of squares, troopers boarding the truck to take it over. The truck player utilizing his defenders. Max with his sawed-off double-barrel shotgun. Again, Max with his sawed-off double barrel shotgun. Dice rolling. Smack talking. Aussie accent smack talking.
I’m thinking that Max wins if he keeps the truck from crashing or getting taken over for a certain number of turns and the “garbage” as Papa Gallo so eloquently calls them win if they take over the truck! Thunder Road was a game very much in the same vein as my idea but a bit too simplistic.
I want to recreate George Miller’s classic on my dining room table! Any takers?