Oh Mr. Beck, you’re so much more fun than Grumpy old O’Reilly …

A couple of things this week. I have Internet again for one, so I’d like to extend a belated thanks to all the new visitors we’ve had this week. Unfortunately, I’m also just getting over a fairly annoying headcold, so forgive me if my little weekly blog is a little muddled.

VIDEO GAMIN’: I finally beat Batman: Arkham Asylum last night. It’s a good thing too, because I was starting to wonder why the game was getting so damn hard all of a sudden. Prefacing my judgement with, “I’m not a huge Xbox 260 guy, but …,” I still have to say the game ranks as a “must-play,” especially if you’re into the old Bruce Timm cartoon series or Batman at all.

I’m not sure what my next game is going to be. I think I’m most excited about Dragon Age:Origins, but I’m a little worried it won’t translate well for the Xbox, what with the lack of keyboard and mouse options. Plus, it’s supposed to be a huge game, and lately I’ve been losing interest in those. I became bored with Fallout 3 after a few weeks partly because the game world was just too big, and I get bogged down obsessing over side quests and searching every damn box and crate for landmine parts.

Besides Dragon Age: Origins, I’m thinking about resuming Etrian Odyssey 2, taking a chance on Tales of Symphonia, or maybe picking up something a little different, like Street Fighter 4 or Resident Evil 5 (if it has same-screen co-op) that my girlfriend and I can have some fun playing together.

Thoughts, advice and/or prayers to the video game gods are always appreciated.

YOU-TUBIN’: I found a couple fun videos I’d like to share. The first is from a band called “Mewithyou” I heard playing a “Live and Local” spotlight on one of my favorite Philly radio stations. They’re a little different, but I have to say I really love the singer’s voice and all the neat poetry in his lyrics. Plus, the video is really cool, so you basically have to like it.

The Fox, the Crow, and the Cookie

Then, I guess in a similar yet entirely different vein, we have Andy Sandberg dancing in the new season of the truely bizzare children’s series Yo Gabba Gabba (wait for the free-styling at the end):

Andy Dancing

Here is one of Frodo from a few seasons back (sorry for the hilarious TV-taping, it’s all I can find on Youtube):

Frodo Dancing the Puppet Master