So I had an idea today…
First of all, hi. We need to discuss this great idea that I had today. I think it could make me rich. My girlfriend thinks that the copyrights and the costs associated mean that it could never be done. She’s probably right. So I’m turning to tumblr.
Here’s my idea:
What Is Love?: The Musical
As you may or may not have guessed, it would be a musical based on 90’s dance music. I guess that this outs me as a fan of 90’s dance music, but so be it. In the early to mid-90’s, I was all about dance. I am the proof that tastes can evolve.
So the main song would be Haddaway’s hit “What Is Love?”, and the story would be of course a love story about a man who works in a club in 1995 and is looking for the true meaning of love. When asking the question, he would sing the song. There would also be a shitload of songs which could be fit in this musical.
For example, when he goes to bed, he sings “Sweet Dreams” by La Bouche. When he asks a girl out at the bar, they sing “Be My Lover” (also by La Bouche, I guess). They go outside for a date and BAM - “The Summer Is Magic” by Playahitty (or something like that. My 90’s dance is rusty).
At one point they are in danger: This is a cue for “Run Away” by Real McCoy. They want to pass a message about hope and love and tolerance: “Scatman’s World” by Scatman John. It would also provide me with the chance to hear the line “I want to be a human being, not a human doing” sang live for the first time.
When he finally finds love, blast “I Wanna Be With You” by Fun Factory. Someone laughs at him because he could be fat? “Hey Fatboy” by Maxamillion. The list could go on and on. The possibilities are endless. All I need is a budget and people who can make the legal side of this work. I can write the story myself.
I just wanted to share this with the tumblr people. Just in case. Just let it be known that my name is Guy Desmarais, and I thought of it first.
My first reblog. Those who know me will understand.
This is probably the game over screen I saw the most in my life. When I was young, I took all the money I got for my birthday and Christmas, and I bought Ghostbusters 2 for the NES with it.
The game sucked, but I was a Ghostbusters fan, so I was going to play the game until the pain was too much to take. The controls were horrible, the level design was stupid, and the hit detection was completely off. So I died a lot.
Vigo smirking at me like this was just motivation to keep playing. Oh yeah, you’re smiling, huh? I’ll show you. You won’t be smiling for long, you son of a bitch.
I never did show Vigo.
I did start playing No Mercy
Just after posting the last few screen shots, I had an urge to start playing WWF No Mercy right away. I decided to go into Survival Mode, and for someone who hasn’t played the game in a while, I did pretty good. I picked Chris Jericho and eliminated 23 wrestlers out of 100.
On my second attempt, I picked X-Pac. I did not eliminate anyone and was sent out of the ring right away by a Lita dropkick. I think the game was trying to tell me something. “X-Pac, man? Really? Don’t do it. Here, you’re eliminated. Don’t waste your time, I’m giving you a second chance to do better”.
I think I’m going to go with Crash Holly.
I once more set my computer to get screen captures every 20 seconds, this time while playing WWF Wrestlemania 2000. I decided to go through the Road to Wrestlemania mode, with a created character called Big Guy Smash. He’s the guy in green with lightning down his pants and a pirate face. And accurate representation of myself, if you ask me.
I selected Faarooq as my tag team partner, because the guy is pretty cool and kind of intimidating. I don’t know what else I could ask for. In these screenshots, I can be seen getting my ass handed to me by Hardcore Holly (a mistake every rookie makes), giving a pretty sweet Bossman Slam to Albert, collaborating with Meat on a piledriver and a bunch of other stuff. I even got The Blue Meanie in there!
I’ll probably start WWF No Mercy soon. I remember the story lines being very silly, but Survival mode was very entertaining.
hope i'm not being annoying, but i feel your pain about the radiohead concert. ndjdsfjdfsjidfjfgkf. i obviously feel bad for the families of those who were injured alos, but it's still upsetting. did you end up seeing the flaming lips at dundas square?
I was completely unaware that The Flaming Lips were at Dundas Square. Apparently Del Tha Funkee Homosapien was there too earlier this week, and I missed it too. I like The Flaming Lips, but I absolutely love Del.
Here’s a couple more. I took a lot of screen shots. I couldn’t just let them sit on my computers. Screen shots deserve to work too.
Since I am not at Radiohead, I have been watching DVDs of an old French-Canadian sketch show. Since jokes can rarely be translated well enough to keep the meaning intact, I decided I would take some screen shots instead. Naked people who shouldn’t be naked are internationally funny. Never noticed they get naked so much before.
There’s also Jesus as the world’s worst superhero in there. Lost of good stuff, really.
I was supposed to go see Radiohead in concert
Then the stage collapsed. One man is dead, and last I heard, three were injured.
It happened before I even got there. I was still in my car, looking for a parking spot. Keep in mind that I am not a Toronto native, which means I am not familiar with the city that much. I was therefore very confused when an endless crowd was marching on in the opposite direction to where I thought I was going. I also thought I was running late.
Finally, I see a sign that says “Radiohead parking, next right”. When I arrive there, it is completely empty. In front of me, a car from New York, who made it all the way here just to see Radiohead. He is talking to a security officer. I’ll see what happens and follow him. That sounded like a good plan, until he just backs up and leaves like a goddamn rocket. Security guy comes to my car and informs me that the concert is cancelled.
“Good one!”, I think.
“The stage collapsed and someone died”, says the security man.
That’s when it occurred to me that he might not be joking.
So I am now back home on a Saturday night instead of having my face rocked by Radiohead.
This is a shame for many reasons, the biggest of which is that a man died and others were injured. My thoughts are with the family of the victims and with the injured people.
I feel bad for thinking that in the circumstances, but it really annoys me that I won’t be able to see one of my favorite bands. It would have been the first time too.
I hope they reschedule.
Right now, I am playing Diablo 3. Not as much as some of my friends (Still at level 12 with my only character), because to me, clicking a lot gets monotonous after an hour of doing it. When I still want to play games and I need a break, I replay the N64 AKI wrestling games. The first one in the series is WCW vs nWo: World Tour.
I have set my computer to take screen shots every 20 seconds. Here are some of of the best “action shots” that I managed to get.
In this set, you get a lot of blood, Hannibal taking on DDP, The Unknown taking on the infamous Chris Benoit (before he went all crazy murderer on everyone), Paco Loco making Syxx his bitch and Ultimo Dragon returning the favor. There’s also Glacier kicking The Giant in the face before being choked out by Saladin. Just good old family fun, really.
I know looking at pictures is not like playing the game, but try to picture me going back to the 90’s and kicking asses.