Infrared: 20th Century Boys



Infrared:

1) An area in the electromagnetic spectrum extending beyond red light from 760 nanometers to 1000 microns (106 nm). It is the form of radiation used for making non-contact temperature measurements.

2) A Wellington band playing a small EP release gig at Real Groovy Records, top of socialist leaning, coffee slurping, dirty Che wearing tshirt Cuba St this Friday 6 - 630 pm.

I’m told there will be strippers and free lines of coke for anyone who buys a copy. Except for Obelix. We all knows what happens to him when he as too much ‘magic potion’…

Know your priorities people!

"I don't know how I'm going to feed myself."

- R. J. BOLLARD, a freshman at the University of Washington, who said he had 73 cents left after buying the video game Halo 3.

That man deserves a DB.

Hello, Halo

Further reflections on Halo 3


Multiplayer: Did the Lone Wolf choice. It's faster than I remember the beta being. Held my own in some games, got owned by others. Shotguns in the catacomb of Snowbound rules…

Started through on Heroic mode exploring, taking time to kill everything and doing it in new ways e.g. trying to take on a hammer harrying hero brute with one sniper round and a AR in a room as big as the box they kept the gimp in Pulp Fiction. Either way, it aint pretty.

Its wicked awesome to pay attention to the details. Trip mines are awesome for flying brutes to the moon. Grunts moaning about MC not being friendly. Shooting guns out of hands. The argument about the password between two soldiers on either side of a door is funny…

The Whore visted and while telling him to use the grav lift in a tight spot near the end of the 117 level he launched it under a truck that went into the air followed by another. He was standing underneath watching and then bamn! The first truck fell back down on him. Classic. When I figure out the saved film I’ll share the mirth.

WTF is all this talk about Gears of War having better graphics? While GoW looked good it had nary the attention to detail that Halo 3 does. The Light people, look at the light! Halo owns Gears by way of lighting, sky’s, explosions, scenery, detail yada yada. It also owns it in story, playability, replay ability plus all the other stuff… shesse you think I was rabid or something.

Halo 3: Finished the Fight

halo 3 master cheif
It's 9.34am 25th September in Wellington, New Zealand.

No spoilers, I swear.

As I type, Halo 3's credits have rolled and I'm watching the final scene in the the Halo Ark. The fight is finished. I have looked into the howling dark and scene... well that would just spoil it for you.

So I'm driving to Dick Smith at 11.30pm for 12.01 am handover and Elton John's Circle of Life comes on the radio (hey it's a jap import we only get Classic Hits) and I think circle of life? more like circle of death, you covenant bitch! On the way home 'I'm so excited' was on. Yeah, I couldn't hide it.

So I gets to Dick Smith, wait till they let me in. I pawn a 8 year old on some new map with the flame thrower, die and die again my darling to another kid who is at least 10 years away from puberty. They then take my slip and hand me my precious - I'm first - woot! - as the bungie.net first page wankers who stain the updates say.

Home. Halo Heaven. I think I started about 12.30 and finished 9 hours later on Normal mode. (I had to rush thru to see the end!) That included 3 warehouse blader breaks, a noodle stop, a weet-bix stop, a water stop and even a hug break.

Verdict: Easily the best in the series in terms of game play, colour, fluidity, tension, gunfights. The new brutes are wicked awesome and going to be a real bitch when I do the sucker on legendary. The story line is good and confirms pretty much what we already new ...

My first gamer points were for fear the crimson mist - 5 needler kills.

The ending (by that I mean the whole last chapeter, completely amazing was satisying with a first faux ending followed by a cresendo of a finish. Game play good, died heaps.

So now on to some match making!
Is it 12.01 am yet?

It's not?

Fucking hell already.

Happy Unions

Four friends, who hadn't seen each other in 30 years, reunited at a party. After several drinks, one of the men had to use the rest room. Those who remained talked about their bad kids.

The first guy said, 'My son is my pride and joy. He started working at a successful company at the bottom of the barrel. He studied Economics and Business Administration and soon began to climb the corporate ladder and now he's the president of the company. He became so rich that he gave his best friend a top of the line Mercedes for his birthday.'

The second guy said, 'Darn, that's terrific! My son is also my pride and joy. He started working for a big airline, and then went to flight school to become a pilot. Eventually he became a partner in the company, where he owns the majority of its assets. He's so rich that he gave his best friend a brand new jet for his birthday.'

The third man said 'Well, that's terrific! My son studied in the best universities and became an engineer . Then he started his own construction company and is now a multimillionaire. He also gave away something very nice and expensive to his best friend for his birthday 30,000 square foot mansion.'

The three friends congratulated each other just as the fourth returned from the restroom and asked 'What are all the congratulations for?' One of the three said 'We were talking about the pride we feel for the successes of our sons.

...What about your son?'

The fourth man replied 'My son is gay and makes a living dancing as a stripper at a nightclub.'

The three friends said ' What a shame...what a disappointment.'

The fourth man replied 'No, I'm not ashamed. He's my son and I love him. And he hasn't done too bad either.

His birthday was two weeks ago, and he received a beautiful 30,000 square foot mansion, a brand new jet and a top of the line Mercedes from his three boyfriends.

Hurry up and wait

5 hours...

Weekend that was pt: Seachange

Went to the Adelaide for Infrared's EP release party. Actually not so much a party more rock-a-thon with some sweet bands. And a drunk old guy who claimed he once woke up next to Mick Jagger. Or something.

Backed Seachange for the Win. No surprises there but the Kelt Capital will be looking pretty awesome. Lets hope he doesn't do a Star Craft and sweat up before race time.

Super Bad: Super Good

Celtic Ales at Southern Cross. Quite possibly the 'best pull you a beer with a smile' service in wellington I reckon. Good vibe. Did not get my face painted like a Liger on Sunday as some people have claimed to the press.

Late lunch with usual suspects at The Metropolitan in Cuba St. C'est French, C'est Chouette. Like the S/C good service, ok food and reasonable price. Would be keen to go and try their dining fare sometime.

Bought a wade green turtle. Cowabunga.

And cowabunga ups and props to the Magpies who took down the Mooloosers. Ha top 4. Who saw that one coming eh? Only the Ghost of Kel Tremain did, that's who.

Halo 3. One.more.day.

I BELIEVE in coyotes and time as an abstract



With all these bloody believe quit your jibber jabber you aint hurt videos I will not be surpised if when the MC returns to a Halo (see trailer) he blows it up and himself in the process.

If only Jar Jar was so noble......




Six for Six

Six for six. And off a whinging pommie too...

Stuffy Wuffy says "Yuvraj scored his perfect 36 off Stuart Broad in the 19th over to boost India to a total of 218 for four from their 20 overs. India won by 18 runs after England replied with 200 for six."

I say when do the AB's play a real team?

I am a genius

So like I booked Halo 3.

Its worse than waiting for Christmas!

What's worse than letting your kids stay at Michael Jackson's house?

What's worse than letting your kids stay at Michael Jackson's house?

Letting them go on holiday with the McCanns.

H/T The Professor via SAS

Be there or be a PS3 fan

Infraread this!

Infrared Ep Release Friday, 21st September, at The Adelaide Bar, Cnr Adelaide Rd & Drummond St, Wellington from 8.30pm - late with Infrared, Nine Signals, Changeling, Cop Car, Dahmer Trio, White Night

It hard to start sometime

There's a new hire car out in Portugal. It's small,
and if you can't get all your kids inside you can
fit one in the boot. It's called the Renault McCann

c/o popbitch.com

Hey Hey Keep it Rocking

Hey Hey

Old rockers like Neil Young
Don’t burn out or fade away
Give them six string,
A bottle of whiskey
And a fashionable celebrity cause
And they’ll rip out chords
Like they only were made yesterday

Just don't tell them
Keeping it rocking in the free world means
Playing for the troops,
The one's only born, like yesterday

While Elvis reunites his many eras at a convention near you
The Pop Mart keeps on selling
And Britney Spears just wants to screw.

Those hiding from nirvana
Shoot themselves
In the stomach with heroin
While the fatally floored heroine
Checks out to raise the kid

Just because I like Nirvana
Doesn't mean I want to shoot myspace, shoot my myspace

Howlett joins Collins in annals of ABs try scoring greats !?*

Dear Herald,

I think you mean Cullen rather than Collins.

Keep up the otherwise fine work and regards to Ms Samways.


sincerely,

Jimmy Jangles


If you don't like my fire, then don't stick around, cos I'm gonna burn one down...

This just in: dumbest comment ever from a reviewer that wasn’t Grant Smithies.

On reviewing  Ben Harper’s new album Vicki Anderson notes “He's obviously talented but generally his music suffers from that "whole Jack Johnson round-the-campfire scenario" with every melody reminding me of the one before it that usually leaves me screaming "aargh bland bollocks".

I don’t really care what she thinks of the music but lets get the facts/opinions straight – Ben Harper does not suffer from the ‘Jack Johnson round-the-camp fire scenario’ – he bloody introduced Jack Johnson to the world via his producer and promotion of Jack via touring et al and even playing on Flake. Unlike Billy Joel, he actually started the er… fire.

Saying Ben suffers the JJ campfire scenario is like saying the Beatles have an Oasis Complex or that Radiohead have a Coldplay chip on their shoulder (I actually think Radiohead have a Radiohead chip on their shoulder but that’s an issue for Thom to work through with his therapist).

If you really want to get into it - Ben and Jack have vastly different playing styles when they play the acoustic guitar, further so when Ben gets up to his famous slide tricks. I would actually doubt if Jackson had actually ever turned an amp all the way up to eleven. He aint that kind of curious monkey.

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