December 5th, 2008

Fail - Bob Barker

Chuck Mii Out

The Wii has a feature called the Check Mii Out Channel, which has contests to see who can design the best Mii (avatar) for a certain theme (wicked witch, surfer dude, soccer mom, etc) or a specific person (Edgar Allan Poe, William Shakespere, King Arthur, etc).  And more often than not, the entries are really, really bad.

The current contest being judged is Benjamin Franklin.  You have to go through the user-submitted entries, ten at a time, and select the three that best match.  And they are just absolutely awful.  I'm going through page after page of Miis and it appears nobody has any concept of what Ben Franklin looks like.  Ben Franklin is not black.  Ben Franklin is not Asian.  Ben Franklin is not female.  Ben Franklin is not complely bald.  Ben Franklin does not have dreadlocks.  Ben Franklin does not have pigtails.  I had to look through hundreds of entries to find 3 that were close.

When there are so many bad entries, I have to wonder why I even bother trying to judge the contests.

Memetic Hazard

You have reached Movie Meme

1. Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times: Star Wars
2. Name a movie that you've seen multiple times in a theater: The Matrix (the first one was really good.  Then they screwed it all up with the sequels)
3. Name an actor that would make you more inclined to see a movie: Dunno, I don't really keep track of actor's names.
4. Name an actor that would make you less likely to see a movie: Robin Williams.  He is not funny.
5. Name a movie that you can quote from: Star Wars.  I can quote pretty much the whole movie.
6. Name a movie musical that you know all the lyrics to all the songs: Xanadu
7. Name a movie that you have been known to sing along with: Xanadu
8. Name a movie that you would recommend everyone see: Xanadu
9. Name a movie that you own:  Xanadu!
10. Name an actor that launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops: Melvin Belli
11. Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in?: That's the only place we saw movies when I was a kid.
12. Ever made out in a movie?: No
13. Name a movie that you keep meaning to see but just haven't gotten around to it: Citizen Kane
14. Ever walked out of a movie?: Eagle Eye, but only because someone I was with got sick and had to go to the hospital.
15. Name a movie that made you cry in the theater: None in the theater, but I usually cry at the end of The Last Unicorn
16. Popcorn?: With extra butter, thank you.
17. How often do you go to the movies?: When there are good movies out, once a week, otherwise once every 1 or 2 months.
18. What's the last movie you saw in the theater?: Bolt 3D
19. What is your favorite/preferred genre of movie?: Sci-Fi
20. What was the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?:  E.T. The Extra Terrestrial