I Feel Plain Awful For The Editors Of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”

I don’t how much is scripted or how organized such a show is, but imagine having to sift through countless hours of people going on vacation, talking, eating, complaining, or doing nothing at all. Then throw in those parts where they talk to the camera about what they were just talking about before. God, it sounds mundane and dreadful.

And the bleeps! God, all I hear when my wife watches that show is hundreds of bleeped out curses. That must take a good long while too.

All in all, the crew must have to watch each episode like 100 times, and that’s enough to make even the greatest fans of the show cringe.

And to top it all off, with the show ending soon, the editor’s are losing out on their long gig they had going. Don’t worry, y’all will find something else! And it might make you want to shoot yourself a little less…

It’s Astounding How Useless Most Video Game Trailers Are

Seriously.

How many times have you been disappointed by a trailer? And I’m not talking about a game you were maybe excited for and then the trailer didn’t make it look so good. I’m talking about the fact that they don’t show any bloody gameplay in most trailers!!! And if they do, it’s like a quick second or two of it, peppered throughout the trailer several times. 

But a ton trailers just focus completely on story. Usually long cinematics with either a monologue or text narrating some bits about the story.

Does anyone really care about the story that much? Don’t get me wrong, I love a good story, but I’m not going to buy a game for it’s story. I’m going to buy it if it looks fun. So it’s incredibly frustrating that I have to go on YouTube and look up gameplay videos because the trailers, which are designed to sell the games, are useless.

I find this to be the biggest problem on Steam and the PS store, though I’m not too certain with the latter because they don’t let you skip through the trailer, so I’ve never sat through one long enough to see if it has any gameplay.

But on Steam, they sometimes have 3-5 trailers for a single game, each around 3 minutes long, and you’ll only get about 15 seconds of gameplay collectively, if any at all. This is not always the case, fortunately. Some developers are kind enough to give us a gameplay trailer every now and then.

As I think on it, I realize what these companies are doing now. I forgot. Most people judge games by graphics. So they have to show off all the most graphically impressive moments in their game, which obviously is all the cinematics.

That way people will be like “Oh, look at the graphics, this game must be good!” So consumers will either buy it on the spot, or at least further look into it to find out how the game actually plays. I imagine it’s the same principle as dating. You aren’t going to pursue something initially that doesn’t look appealing to you.

But games are meant to be played. I like to play games…not look at them.

In short, I believe trailers should be like 80% gameplay with some small story elements thrown in. Here’s to hoping!

Tournament of Hotties: Dragon Ball (Round 1, Part 2) [Winners Revealed]

Welcome back to ToH! We’re going to show some love for some animated beauties from my favorite show of all time, Dragon Ball! This tournament will encompass women from all the series (DB, Z, GT, S).

The women selected had to have at least a few lines and have their name mentioned at some point in the show (mostly). So you will see a ton of girls throughout this tournament.

And trying out something new here. Now you can vote for your favorite girl each bout. Maybe your favorite will make it to the finals?

Check out round 1 to see which of the hottest Dragon Ball characters advanced. Now let us go!

Bout #8

Maron Vs Android 18

Wow! What a match up and so sad that it takes place so early in the tournament, as these two are easily two of the hottest women in the entire series.

Maron is essentially a Bulma clone, but younger and with bigger boobs. She’s all beauty and no brains.

Android 18 is a human turned machine with a strong heart and sexy looks/personality.

Coincidentally they are both in to midgets. Clearly it pays to die half a dozen times. Your reward is ridiculously hot women who are willing to marry you.

 

Victor

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Android 18

 

Bout #9

Miss Piiza Vs Videl

Here are two more beautiful women. Miss Piiza is the sexily dressed girlfriend/mistress thing of Hercule Satan. Videl happens to be Hercule’s martial arts savvy and beautiful daughter. She looks really good in her tight shorts by the way.

Dragonball z videl sexy

 

Victor

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Videl

 

Bout #10

Erasa Vs Angela

Next up is two of Gohan’s classmates, both very beautiful and both would totally bang him. Angela even blackmails Gohan into going on a date with her. Based on looks alone, who should Gohan go for?

 

Victor

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Erasa

 

Bout #11

West Supreme Kai Vs Vados

We’ve got some godly women now! Do their looks live up to their titles?

 

Victor

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Vados

 

Bout #12

Cocoa Vs Tights Brief

Next up is a beautiful actress who swindles her way into Gohan’s life, a little closer than Gohan would prefer perhaps, but if he was single, he’d be one lucky fellow.

And then there is the out-of-nowhere surprise big sister to Bulma, who looks like the younger version of her mother.

 

Victor

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Cocoa

 

Bout #13

Kusu Vs Marcarita

Two more angelic women, both in title and form.

And that’s it for part 2! We’ve still got plenty more women to go.

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Marcarita

And we have our winners! Check out part 3 to see who else will make it to round 2!

Ranking All Of The Star Wars Series/Media (Current Disney Canon)

Ever since Disney took over Lucasfilm, all the countless forms of Star Wars media, especially the endless number of books, were eliminated from any official canon, leaving the six movies and the Clone Wars series the only canon material. They also said any Star Wars venture to come out after the Disney acquisition will indeed be canon from now on.

So today, I will be ranking all the series or clumps of media in which I find to be worst to best. For clarification, I will not be ranking individual movies or novels, but instead trilogies or books as a whole. Since there is so much Star Wars content, I know for a fact there will be some missed items on this list.

#11 Video Games

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Honestly, as far as I know, there aren’t many of these since Disney’s takeover. Pretty much just Fallen Order, a couple Battlefronts, a VR game or two, and some Rogue Squadron game that may or may not even be released yet.

I am placing this at the bottom of the list simply because I haven’t played any yet, with the exception of Battlefront, and I wasn’t too fond of it.

#10 Novels/ Short Stories

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Again, this is so low for I have only read like a short story or two, and they were just okay. I very much want to read more when I have a moment, and was hoping to eventually collect them all, but they are being released so rapidly that that is surely nothing but a hopeless dream at this point.

#9 Comics

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I do own a handful of comics, but these too are growing insanely fast. Of the five or six I have read, they are slightly interesting, but ultimately range from somewhat boring to okay.

#8 The Resistance Series

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This series is pretty awful, save for the last handful of episodes. It is clearly geared more towards small children, and hardly anything interesting happens. It also mostly takes place in a single area, which is highly unusual for Star Wars. In fact, this show does not feel like Star Wars at all. But like I said, at the end, when it takes place concurrently with Force Awakens,  it gets pretty good.

I have only watched the first season, so I can’t say anything for the second one.

#7 The Sequel Trilogy

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I enjoyed Episode 7 and 9 right away, and 8 took me three views to accept it. They are good movies, and I like most of the new characters. But good lord is this trilogy a mess. They start out by banking solely on nothing but nostalgia, then go off in a completely different direction, and then yank it back to the first path while using fan service as possible band-aid/blinder to how much they messed.

This whole trilogy was handled very poorly, especially when it comes to the story, and shows that without George Lucas behind the helm, things don’t go so smoothly.

In fact, George Lucas just revealed his plans for his sequel trilogy, and it sounds immensely better than what we got.

#6 Star Wars Story Movies

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This includes Rogue One and Solo.

These two movies were hard to place. They are both fantastic. Rogue One is probably my least favorite movie next to Last Jedi, (though it grows on me every time I watch it), but Solo is probably in my top 3. They are great supplemental films and I hope Disney stops being cheap idiots and start making more, for they clearly handle these better than the sequels.

#5 The Mandalorian Series

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This is a great show. I love the whole tone and feel of it. It has great action, and an intriguing storyline that gets even more so each episode. There is so much lore surrounding the Mandalorians, and this show will most likely pull from all of it to make a very solid and worthy series.

#4 Rebels Series

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This show is really good. All of the characters are very likeable, and it does a nice job advancing the story of some established characters as well, while also creating unique storylines that cross over and run adjacent to already established storylines.

This series can be ranked very closely with my next selection. It was hard to say either way, so consider them on even footing.

#3 The Original Trilogy

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For the time, these movies were completely minding-blowing, and still are today. Last time I watched them though, they were starting to feel aged however. But to say that it takes over 40 years to show some age, that’s pretty impressive. Regardless, these movies and their characters and story are fantastic, and always will be.

#2 The Prequel Trilogy

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As much as I love the original trilogy, as a child it had always left me wanting. I craved to see Darth Vader’s past, and a time when the Jedi reigned free. Surely Star Wars was more than this dark, depressing rebellion struggle?

In short, the prequels fulfilled my every desire, right down to my wish that they actually did something cool with Boba Fett (obviously I am talking about Jango).

I love the worlds, the characters, and especially the storyline, particularly when it comes to episode 3. That movie blows me away time and time again. But what really sets it apart is all the awesome action. This is everything I always wanted in settings I always hoped for.

#1 The Clones Wars Series

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To me, Star Wars is this series. Everything else just supplements it. You get to learn about so many characters that may have only been glimpsed in movies and even see them in action. You get to see into the lives of the Clones. There are so many excellent storylines, and it’s fun to see all the characters go through each one, learning and growing from their experience. 

And where the show really shines is the intense action. This is easily the most violent Star Wars related media ever made, and it’s worth it. It’s so amazing and fun to watch. The Jedi in real life have so much human restriction, but in a CGI show, you can really see what you always knew they were capable of!

The show does a great job bridging episode 2 and 3, and now we know what Obi-Wan, Anakin and the others really went through in the time between those movies.

Season one is good, but it’s not until season 2 that this show really starts to shine, and it does nothing but get better and better. The recently released season 7 is the most amazing thing Star Wars has ever achieved and then some. The last few episodes nearly brought me to tears from the awesomeness.

So there you have it. These are all the Star Wars medias I have been involved with that I can think of at the moment.

Star Wars has been an important part of my life since as long as I can remember, and I am so thankful the franchise is continuing to go strong, despite a few hiccups here and there.

Paper Mario Series Ranked

In honor of the recent release of Paper Mario: The Origami King for Nintendo Switch, I am going to take the entire series, well, all the ones I’ve played anyway, and rank them from worst to best.

I don’t like saying worst to best, because I think every single one of these games is a grand slam. It’s easily one of my favorite series, out there, (it actually came in fourth in my top 10 video game series).

Aside from them being all great, diverse, unique, creative, and charming, it’s the story-telling and humor that really gets me. I can’t explain it, but there’s a certain feeling I get when playing these games that basically says, “yeah, I’m playing Paper Mario, and I’m ecstatic.”

This series doesn’t have a lot of games, which makes it all the more special.

So here we go!

#5

Super Paper Mario

Wii, 2007

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The first to stray from the original formula, this takes the classic Mario platforming and combines it with RPG elements and showers the bizarre Paper Mario creativity all over it. Despite being last on the list, it’s still a wonderful game.

#4

Paper Mario: Sticker Star

3DS, 2012

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This one returns to turn-based combat, but requires you to have stickers to attack. You have a sticker book to hold all your stickers, but it has limited space. Weak attacks are small, and stronger ones are huge, so you’ve got to balance them out and use what’s necessary during battles. This adds a fun strategical element to the game. The game also takes the whole paper theme to a new level.

The game uses a world map like in Super Mario World, dividing the game into stages for the first time. It also involves a lot of back-tracking and puzzle solving, which is impossible to figure out. I needed to use a guide the whole game, because it was so confusing.

#3

Paper Mario: Color Splash

Wii U, 2016

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This one is more like Sticker Star, but instead of stickers you use cards to attack, and have to paint them during battle to make them more powerful. You can play three cards at once, and it is rather fun to set up attack trains to fit the situation. The only trouble is, killing enemies grants you items that when enough are gathered, your paint supply grows. Eventually, when it’s big enough to suit your needs, there is no point in fighting enemies. That’s right, there is no experience and level-ups in this game.

#2

Paper Mario

Nintendo 64, 2001

Times Beaten- 2

The one that started it all, and still one of the most bizarre and brilliant ideas of all time. This is a classic JRPG, but with massively unique elements, though it does borrow from Super Mario RPG. Awesome characters, a variety of partners to help you fight, silly story, it’s all awesome.

#1

Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door

GameCube, 2004

Times Beaten- 2, maybe 3??

The gameplay in this one is just like the first one. Every area in this level is fantastic and imaginative, and is one of the few games I’ve ever played that I got sad when I beat it. This may be my favorite game of all time, as a matter of fact. Or at least second-favorite.

All these games are hilarious, have fun worlds to explore, characters with quirky personalities, addicting gameplay, and a whole lot of frickin’ awesome.

The world is very divided on this series. Many people complain that they changed the formula and wish the series returned to the the style of the first two.

There’s no denying (in my book) the first two are by far the greatest, but that is no reason to hate on the others, for they are all solid, unbelievably fun and witty games.

Would I like to see a return to the originals? Absolutely, but I am also excited for new ideas, and am anxious to see what other creative, unique, WTF things they can come up with. Which is why I can not wait to play Origami King!

 

Tournament of Hotties: Adam Sandler’s Lovely Leading Ladies- Round 3

Adam Sandler has done a lot of movies, most of them romantic comedies, and he typically has a very attractive woman as the person he is romancing, so it’s time to pit all the wives, girlfriends, partners in some way that he has had among all his movies to see who is the ultimate hottie!

Check out the past parts here, and now let’s get into some true hotties!

 

Holly Sullivan (The Wedding Singer)

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She is super sexy, and seems to be pretty easy. Definitely easy on the eyes in any case.

She’s so beautiful. Unfortunately, she doesn’t seem to have ever taken up modeling. What a waste.

 

VS

Vanessa (Big Daddy)

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The queen of red bras returns! Let’s see how she looks in other scant clothing!

Yeah…she’s hot. Her body is quite amazing.

So this battle of the blonds is a tough one, as both of these women are gorgeous, but one stands out regardless.

Victor

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Holly Sullivan (The Wedding Singer)

 

 

Pam Dawson (Mr. Deeds)

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This beautiful alter ego is totally worth being tricked by, as long as you get a little action before she betrays you.

She’s an odd case. Sometimes she looks beautiful and sexy, other times not so much. She often looks kind of scary, like the real Wednesday from the Adam’s Family.

 

VS

Linda (Anger Management)

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She’s a good looking woman, but nothing mind-blowing. Let’s see if that changes in real life.

Interesting, both women in this bout can be meh or very hot. But which is hotter in their movie? This is an easy one.

 

Victor

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Aw, she’s so beautiful in this picture with that cute smile.

Pam Dawson (Mr. Deeds)

 

Alex Mcdonough

(I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry)

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Is there anything that can stop this beautiful woman? She’s already taken down two of the hottest women in the tournament. Let’s see why!

What a sexy gal!

 

VS

Palmer Dodge (Just Go With It)

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Wow. Alex has her hands full with another stunning woman. (I wish she had her hands full of Palmer, am I right?)

What a body. What a mother fluffin body.

Alex has beaten some tough girls, not simply because she’s really hot, but also because she wears super sexy things in her movie. Palmer does also, like all the time. She’s in a tropical paradise and unfortunately, looks far more amazing in a bikini than Alex does in underwear. Alex, I’m sorry, but Palmer is better looking in every way.

Victor

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Palmer Dodge (Just Go With It)

 

We’ve got yet another threesome going on here!

 

Katherine Murphy (Just Go With It)

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Another woman who viewers benefit for her being in a paradise.

Very beautiful!

 

VS

Violet Van Patten (Pixels)

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Another gorgeous woman, but how much so?

This woman is all kinds of sexy, what with her tight and toned body. Mmm…

 

VS

Julia De Fiore

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Julia has defeated more women in this tournament than any other, as she has come out on top of two other three-ways. Can she repeat this for her third?

 

So all three of these women are truly stunning. Believe it or not, Violet is the first to get knocked out.

And in second…Julia! While she dresses very sexy a lot in her movie, she just can’t compare to Katherine in a hula outfit. Well, actually, her lingerie scene is pretty incredible. But Katherine is better looking all around. Better face, hair, body, smile, all the works. Though Julia undoubtedly takes the cake for best butt in the tournament!

Victor

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Katherine Murphy (Just Go With It)

 

We’ve got the hottest girls lined up for the semi-finals, so be sure to check it out!

Tournament of Hotties: Adam Sandler’s Lovely Leading Ladies- Round 2, Part 2

Adam Sandler has done a lot of movies, most of them romantic comedies, and he typically has a very attractive woman as the person he is romancing, so it’s time to pit all the wives, girlfriends, partners in some way that he has had among all his movies to see who is the ultimate hottie!

Check out the past parts here, and now let’s finish off round 2 to find the hottest of the hot!

 

Bout #6

Laura (Funny People)

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She’s pretty good looking, but let’s see just how much.

Very attractive woman with a great body. She comes off very friendly, and even more sexy. I also just realized she has a role in another Adam Sandler movie, Big Daddy, where she is way more hot than in Funny People.

 

VS

Palmer Dodge (Just Go With It)

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She wears a bikini like no other. Probably because she’s a bikini model or something.

Wow…I guess she is, and a hot one at that.

Laura is hot, but she can’t possibly compare to this.

Victor

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Palmer Dodge (Just Go With It)

 

Bout #7

Katherine Murphy (Just Go With It)

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Seriously, Katherine’s body is amazing. She looks irresistible in that coconut bikini thing.

I don’t know why, but despite being scantily clad in these photos, she really doesn’t do anything for me, except for that one in the black dress thing. She looks jaw-dropping there, and she’s supposedly 51 in that!

VS

Maru McGarricle (That’s My Boy)

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This sexy teacher is everything a young student could hope for.

Man I would love to have seen some of my teachers in bikinis like these. She’s an attractive woman with nice boobs and a great body, but her face isn’t too great.

In fact, with the exception of the boob department, Katherine has her beat in every way.

Victor

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Katherine Murphy (Just Go With It)

 

Bout #8

Violet Van Patten (Pixels)

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Violet definitely is an eye-catcher, so let’s give your eyes some more to see!

So she might actually be a little too slim. Very beautiful though. Her thinness probably affects her boob size, which is practically non-existent.

 

VS

Smoking Fox (The Ridiculous Six)

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She’s got a hard, beautiful face, and is smoking hot, but let’s see just how smokey.

She’s got an exceptional body, and overall beautiful looks.

This is a tough one, mainly due to the rules set. Truthfully, Fox has a better body, and her pictures show it, not to mention she’s better looking all around.

But I am judging based on their appearances in the movie, and while Smoking Fox is stunning in the movie, she is barely in it, and doesn’t really do much other than look hot.

Violet has a much bigger role, has more than one costume, and looks damn sexy most of the time. So this is quite a predicament, but one must move on, and that would be…

 

Victor

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Violet Van Patten (Pixels)

 

Bout #9

We’ve got another threesome, thanks to uneven women!

Heather (The Do-Over)

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While officially not a love-interest of Sandler’s, she’s officially really stinkin’ hot.

She can be rather diverse looking, but one consistency is she’s incredibly hot and sexy.

 

VS

Courtney Clarke (Sandy Wexler)

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Let’s see what the sometimes beautiful, sometimes meh Courtney really has to offer.

You see what I mean? This woman is all over the place. Some of these photos she’s okay, some she’s hot, and some she’s holy hell I want to hit that!!! It’s the same exact thing in the movie. She’s got huge boobs though, so wahoo!

 

VS

Julia De Fiore (Uncut Gems)

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As we saw in the last round, Julia has like the best butt ever. Let’s see if we can’t see more of her…

Her body’s a bit oddly proportion, but she’s got it all where it matters.

So which of these three hotties gets to move on?

Courtney is easily the least attractive due to her inconsistencies. Plus, compared to the other two, she doesn’t act very sexy in her movie.

Heather is a more attractive woman than Julia, but Julia has better features, if you know what I mean. And unfortunately for Heather, Julia shows them off in several sexy outfits in her movie, which gives the win to…

 

Victor

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Julia De Fiore (Uncut Gems)

 

That’s it for round 2! Things are going to get even hotter in the next round!

Tournament Of Hotties: Adam Sandler’s Lovely Leading Ladies- Round 2, Part 1

Adam Sandler has done a lot of movies, most of them romantic comedies, and he typically has a very attractive woman as the person he is romancing, so it’s time to pit all the wives, girlfriends, partners in some way that he has had among all his movies to see who is the ultimate hottie!

I can’t make any promises that I didn’t miss any, for there’s quite a few and it’s been years (like in the decades) since I’ve seen a lot of these, or I’ve only seen them once and don’t remember, but I’ll do my best to find them all!

Note that I will be judging the women as their characters, and not the actresses themselves, for we will likely see them before and after their films were made.

Check out all of round 1 listed here to catch up. Now let’s begin round 2. Things should get steamy!

 

Bout #1

Veronica Vaughn (Billy Madison)

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Veronica Vaughn. So hot, want to touch the hiney.

Billy Madison says it all.

She’s clearly a very beautiful woman with a great body, both when she was younger, and older.

 

VS

Holly Sullivan (The Wedding Singer)

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Her wavy hair in this movie drives me wild.

Absolutely gorgeous.

 

Both of these women are very attractive, but there’s something off about Veronica’s face that keeps her from becoming completely beautiful. Plus Holly is better looking in every category anyway.

Victor

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Holly Sullivan (The Wedding Singer)

 

Bout #2

 

Vicki Vallencourt (The Water Boy)

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If only the camera were pointed a little lower…

She’s not bad looking and has a great body, but she’s nothing spectacular.

 

VS

Vanessa (Big Daddy)

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I still can’t get over how good she looks in that dang bra.

Turns out that bra is concealing perfection. This is one hot blond with an incredible body.

This is an easy choice.

 

Victor

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Vanessa (Big Daddy)

 

Bout #3

 

Valerie Veran (Little Nicky)

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So her character isn’t good-looking, but what about the actress?

Her boobs seemed to have quadrupled in size as she aged. But she’s still not the best looking woman ever.

 

VS

Pam Dawson (Mr. Deeds)

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The beautiful alter-ego of Babe Bennett. Let’s see what this woman has to offer as neither of these characters, shall we?

She’s very sexy, and yet at the same time, not. Regardless, she’s not someone you would pass up a night with.

 

Victor

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Pam Dawson (Mr. Deeds)

 

Bout #4

 

Linda (Anger Management)

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She’s decent looking in the film, but how about the actress?

Wow, she’s actually pretty sexy and hot.

 

VS

Deborah Clasky (Spanglish)

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She’s a pretty beautiful woman.

When it comes down to it, both of these girls could likely show you a good time, but this one seems a little more wild, and definitely is sexier in her film.

Victor

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Linda (Anger Management)

 

Bout #5

 

Donna Newman (Click)

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God, she’s so beautiful. I can’t wait to see what else she has to offer.

Those legs…phew. She’s a hot cookie, that’s for sure.

 

VS

Alex McDonough

(I Now Pronounce You Check & Larry)

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Wow. Alex is facing off with another extremely hot woman. Let’s see if she can compete.

That is one smokin’ hot female.

This is a really tough bout as both of these women steal the show. Both have perfect bodies, beautiful faces…perfect everything.

But Alex is yet again going to eliminate another hot woman that should make it in the later rounds. The reason Alex pulls ahead is because she wears such sexy things in her movie, and looks jaw-dropping in each outfit.

But like we did with Dalia, I think Donna deserves a special send off, so here ya go!

 

Victor

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Alex McDonough

(I Now Pronounce You Check & Larry)

 

That’s it for now, see you in part 2!

Super Smash Bros- Reactions to All Characters

The Super Smash Bros series has been around for over 20 years now. The idea of this was something gamers back then only ever dreamed of, or didn’t even bother to dream of because it just seemed so outrageous that we were certain it would never happen.

But one day, Nintendo gave us a game that put video games’ biggest stars in the same arena and let you battle each other. The novelty of this idea has still not worn off on me, and each time I play it, I still have that feeling like I’m playing it for the first time (which is something to be said, since I’ve probably put a good few thousand hours between all the games).

This might be because each game boasts an ever-growing roster of fighters, the latest entry, Ultimate completely destroying all previous games when it comes to content.

Every time a new character is revealed, the internet seems to go into a frenzy, mainly because they don’t like the character, or feels they aren’t deservant enough, and that someone else would have filled that spot better. Or people are ecstatic about the new character. Originally, the game’s roster was only reserved for Nintendo characters, but it has since grown to include many fighters from third-party companies such as Capcom and Sega, so that now Super Smash Bros is a celebration of video game history, not just Nintendo’s history.

So to honor this wonderful franchise, and to throw my hat into the online brawl of opinions, I am going to list a quick reaction of each character in the series. The reaction will obviously be from the game they debuted in.

And for the record, I love every single character, and I don’t care who they put in the game, for a new character is a new character, and that excites me, regardless of who it is.

1. Mario: (SSB)

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“Well of course he’d be the first choice.”

2. Donkey Kong (SSB)

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“Great choice.”

3. Link (SSB)

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“Weird that they went with adult Link, since he’s been a kid in like all his games.”

4. Samus (SSB)

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“Well, I guess this is the closest thing we’re going to get to a ‘Metroid 64.'”

5. Yoshi (SSB)

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“How in the world is he going to fight on his own? …Oh that’s how. I love it!”

6. Kirby (SSB)

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“Oh my God! He can actually steal the other’s powers!”

7. Fox (SSB)

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“So that’s what he looks like outside of an Arwing. I wonder how he fights?”

8. Pikachu (SSB)

pikachu ssb

“Holy crap, they put a Game Boy character into this game? Why would they do that? But it’s awesome to see what he looks like in 3D!”

9. Luigi (SSB)

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“I mean, he has to be in it, but why does he have the same moves as Mario? Then again, he doesn’t exactly do anything differently in his games.”

10. Ness (SSB)

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“Who is that? He’s from what?”

11. Captain Falcon (SSB)

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“Who’s this now? There are people inside the F-Zero cars?”

12. Jigglypuff (SSB)

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“Of all the Pokemon they have to choose from, why the heck this one?”

13. Peach (Melee)

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“Wow, I didn’t think they’d put a damsel in distress in a fighting game. Kind of interesting.”

14. Bowser (Melee)

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“Yes! I wished he was in the first! I was afraid they were excluding villains.”

15. Ice Climbers (Melee)

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“Who the heck are…wait, there’s two of them? Awesome!”

16/17. Zelda/Sheik (Melee)

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“Oh cool, another princess. It’s crazy how they come up with move sets for these girls. WHAT?? She can transform into Sheik!?!?! Genius!”

18. Dr. Mario (Melee)

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“Ha, that’s a clever choice. At least he’s got the same moves as Mario so I don’t have to learn another character.”

19. Pichu (Melee)

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“What is this, a baby Pikachu? And he hurts himself? Lame.”

20. Falco (Melee)

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“Oh nice, I love Falco. It’s good to see them putting secondary characters in.”

21. Marth (Melee)

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“Guess I should move to Japan. I don’t think it’s fair they put people from games that aren’t released globally.”

22. Young Link (Melee)

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“Woohoo! They put him in, and kept adult Link!”

23. Ganondorf (Melee)

ganondorf melee

“Oh nice, another awesome villain. Oh wait, why does he have the same moves as Captain Falcon?”

24. Mewtwo (Melee)

mewtwo melee

“Now they’re using their heads. This is the kind of Pokemon we want!”

25. Roy (Melee)

roy melee

“Oh…another one. Hey! His attacks have fire! Cool!”

26. Mr. Game & Watch (Melee)

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“HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Oh my God! I forgot about those old games! Best character choice by far!”

27. Metaknight (Brawl)

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“Nice choice, he’s an awesome character in the Kirby series.”

28. Pit (Brawl)

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“Huh, I always thought his name was Icarus.”

29. Zero Suit Samus (Brawl)

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“Yes! I was hoping she’d be in it! It’s cool how final smashes switch between her and regular Samus.”

30. Wario (Brawl)

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“Nice, I was hoping they’d put him in. I wish they gave him more moves from his Game Boy games though. But it’s really cool they gave him his original and Warioware costumes.”

31. Solid Snake (Brawl)

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“Oh my God! A third-party character. The possibilities now are huge! But Snake? He seems so out of place. But after playing him, I have faith they can now make any character work in this series.”

32. Ike (Brawl)

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“A nice replacement for Roy. At least I know what Fire Emblem is now, even if I don’t know the character.”

33/34/35. Pokemon Trainer-Squirtle/Ivysaur/Charizard (Brawl)

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“Wow, I can’t believe they actually did this! Me and my brothers always said something like this would be amazing!”

36. Diddy Kong (Brawl)

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“Yes! I wanted him, but was afraid he was owned by Rare.”

37. Lucas (Brawl)

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“Another Ness? Okay…”

38. Sonic (Brawl)

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“YES! YES! YES! He was my most wanted, but I never thought it would happen! Wow, Mario and Sonic fighting in the same game. That’s so bizarre, but every 90’s kid’s dream!”

39. King Dedede (Brawl)

king dedede brawl

“Nice, Bowser’s got some competition.”

40. Olimar (Brawl)

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“I’m not surprised, with how popular Pikmin is. I never played the games, but he looks like the most unique and interesting character in the Smash Bros.”

41. Lucario (Brawl)

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“If they are going to make someone similar to Mewtwo, why not keep Mewtwo in it, since he’s cooler and I know who that is?”

42. R.O.B. (Brawl)

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Looks up what R.O.B. is from. “Haha, a great pick, the Mr. Game & Watch out of nowhere selection for Brawl.

43. Toon Link (Brawl)

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“Yes! I wanted them to replace Young Link with him, and it seems they have! Hallelujah!”

44. Wolf (Brawl)

wolf

“YES! Are you kidding me? This game is giving me all my most wanted!”

45. Villager (4)

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“Well that’s an interesting choice. I don’t like Animal Crossing, but I guess it’s overdue.”

46. Mega Man (4)

mega man smash

“OH MY LORD! YESSSS! One of my most wanted for this game!”

47. Wii Fit Trainer (4)

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“Hahaha nice! I never saw that coming!”

48. Rosalina & Luma (4)

rosalina smash

“I was wondering if they were going to put her in it. I was kind of hoping they would.”

49. Little Mac (4)

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“Yes! He’s my most wanted!”

50. Greninja (4)

greninja smash

“I don’t know who that is, but he looks like a worthy Pokemon.”

51/52/53. Mii Gunner/Fighter/Swordsman (4)

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“I was shocked these guys weren’t in Brawl. I figured their wasn’t a way to implement them, but I’m happy to see they did so spectacularly.”

54. Palutena (4)

palutena smash

“Wow, I never thought she’d make it since she really doesn’t do anything in her game. But I am thrilled!”

55. Pac-Man (4)

pacman smash

“Amazing! I can’t believe I never even considered him a possibility, especially since he is one of the most historical characters in video games.”

56. Robin (4)

robin smash

“Another Fire Emblem character I don’t know. But at least he’s not a primary sword user and looks to be the coolest character from that series.”

57. Shulk (4)

Shulk smash

“Another dream come true! I didn’t think it was possible for him to be in it! This is wonderful!”

58. Bowser Jr. (4)

bowser jr smash

“Nice! I was wondering if they would make him, though I didn’t expect him to be like this. And putting the Koopalings as his alts is incredible!”

59. Duck Hunt (4)

duck smash

“HAHAHA. I thought Wii Fit Trainer was the classic out of nowhere character, but this might take the cake.”

60. Lucina (4)

lucina smash

“Another Marth clone…didn’t really need that. Oh wait, she was originally going to be an alt costume for Marth? Then I’m very glad she’s her own character!”

61. Dark Pit (4)

dark pit smash

“I was happy with a color alt for Pit, but okay, I’ll take this.”

62. Ryu (4)

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“Wow, one of the most iconic characters from a fighting game joins the roster of a completely different fighting game. How interesting, and I am excited!”

63. Cloud (4)

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“Wow! This is a big deal, and he look’s awesome!”

64. Corrin (4)

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“A character from a Fire Emblem game that hasn’t come out yet? That’s the best kind of advertisement. At least they’re really unique and awesome looking!”

65. Bayonetta (4)

bayonetta smash

“Wow, I did not see this coming. She is really out of place, being a highly sexualized and violent character. This could be very interesting, and I am excited to see what they do with her.”

66. Inkling (Ultimate)

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“Yes! I was hoping they were DLC in the last game, so I’m a very pleased they’re the first new character to be announced.”

67. Daisy (Ultimate)

daisy smash

“Great choice for an echo!”

68. Dark Samus (Ultimate)

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“Dark Samus was one of my most wanted, but not as an echo…She has a huge potential move set, but I guess I’m glad she’s in it in some way.”

69. Chrom (Ultimate)

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“Meh. I know a lot of people wanted him, so good for them.”

70. Ridley (Ultimate)

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“Now all the people who’ve been begging for him the last 10 years can finally shut the eff up.”

71. Simon (Ultimate)

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“WOOOO!!!!! He’s my most wanted third-party character since they put in Sonic!!!”

72. Richter (Ultimate)

richter smash

“A double-dose of my most wanted? Cool!”

73. King K. Rool (Ultimate)

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“Now all the people who’ve been begging for him the last 10 years can finally shut the eff up.”

74. Isabelle (Ultimate)

isabelle smash

“This is the first time I have been disappointed by a character selection. Do we really need another Animal Crossing character?

“Oh wait, she’s fun.”

75. Ken (Ultimate)

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“I was hoping they’d make him an echo.”

76. Incineroar (Ultimate)

incineroar smash

“Another new Pokemon I don’t know, but he looks pretty interesting!”

77. Piranha Plant (Ultimate)

pirahna smash

“Is this a joke? Nope I guess it’s not. How hilariously genius of a character!”

78. Joker (Ultimate)

joker smash

“Who? Oh, I’ve heard of the Persona series. Didn’t realize it was that popular. Maybe this is another advertisement character? He looks cool though.

79. Hero (Ultimate)

hero smash

“Wow, they really made him play like an RPG character. I love the four different versions. I can’t believe this is the only fighter to use a sword and shield besides the Links.”

80. Banjo-Kazooie (Ultimate)

banjo smash

“I was kind of hoping they’d put him in, he’s a great fit in the Smash universe.

81. Terry (Ultimate)

terry smash

“Well that’s a random choice.”

82. Byleth (Ultimate)

byleth smash

“There’s got to be one from Fire Emblem. They look awesome at least.”

83. ARMS Rep (Ultimate)

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“YES! I was hoping one would have been in it already, but better late than never!”

 

And there you have it. After the ARMS rep, there will still be five more characters added to the roster, and I suppose I will add my reactions as well.

As I said, of all these characters, I enjoy playing as every single one of them, so I don’t really care who they put in, whether I know how they are or not, because I know they will do a good job on them. That’s not to say I don’t have my own hopefuls, which I talk about in this post.

What were some of your most memorable reactions, especially when the first game came out?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Top 10 Live-Action Disney Movies

I was recently asked to do a list of my favorite Disney movies. If you know anything about Disney at all, you know there are more than a few handfuls of these, so I will be splitting them into two lists, one for live-action, and one for animated. I will be keeping it straight Disney, which certainly means absolutely no Marvel, Lucasfilm, Pixar, Fox, or whatever the heck they own nowadays. I’ve actually already done lists for Marvel and Pixar anyway. This list will also not include any of the recent live-action remakes of old animated movies, as I have not seen any of those.

 

#10 The Princess Diaries (2001)

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Okay, so I haven’t seen this movie in a long time…probably not since 2001 as a matter of fact. But I remember really liking it and watched it like three times in a week. I was also 12 at the time, so my opinion now could be vastly different. But I’m putting it on this list anyway, because there are very few movies, if any, where I can say I’ve watched it that many times in such a short period.

 

 

 

 

#9 D2: Mighty Ducks (1994)

d2 mighty ducks I have seen the first and third only once, but the second is the only one I ever owned, and I loved watching it. It’s funny and exciting. The hockey team is chosen to represent the US in some kind of tournament that I can’t remember, so off they go to a different country, while learning to work as a team. The wildly diverse cast makes everything a lot of fun to watch. This movie has given me an appreciation for hockey.

 

 

 

 

#8 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)

homeward boundA movie about animals who can talk among themselves sounds cool enough, but when they think they’re abandoned and have to travel across a brutal and dangerous mountainside and return home miles upon miles away makes it sound even cooler. The main characters are diverse and likeable in their own ways. Each has strength and weaknesses, and they must use these strengths and make up for the other’s weaknesses to find their way home, even though if they just waited, they would have saved themselves the trouble.

 

#7 Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Fransisco (1996)

homeward bound 2 These three animals tackled the treacherous mountain ranges, but how will they fare against the big city, where they must face dog catchers, blood-thirsty dog gangs…and love…again, all things that could have been avoided if they just stayed put. It’s amazing how these animals can be so dumb, and yet so awesome.

 

 

 

 

#6 National Treasure (2004)

national treasure If Lara Croft was a man, who also wasn’t Indiana Jones or Nathan Drake, they’d be Nicholas Cage in this exciting and intense adventure..

 

 

 

 

 

 

#5 National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

Book_of_secrets_post Another clever journey, but with even more danger and excitement. Wahoo!

 

 

 

 

 

 

#4 Remember the Titans (2000)

Remember_the_titansposterFor some reason, my middle and high school had us watch this movie like 10 times in a variety of classes, and I never knew it was Disney. At first glance, this seems like a stupid football movie, but it is so much more. A bunch of racists have to play football with some black folk. They start out enemies but eventually become brothers. Then they go along their final year in school, dealing with all the troubles kids do back in the 60’s or 70’s I think it was, with all sorts of dramatics. It is quite emotional and entertaining.

 

 

 

#3 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

pirates 1Finally, an awesome pirate movie? But with undead curses, incredible action, and fierce, strong lead characters and high stakes? Damn…I was blown away by this movie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

#2 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)

Pirates_of_the_caribbean_2_poster_b This one just barely squeaks ahead of the first one. It’s a bit more intense and darker, and flippin’ nuts with a lot of cool effects on the characters.

 

#1 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)

pirates 3 This is the most ambitious and thrilling of the three. There’s pirate wars, sea monsters, sea witches, violence, heartbreak, a not-so-happy ending. Just awesome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

So yeah, obviously I really enjoy the Pirates series. I haven’t seen the last two yet, but I’m willing to bet they would take up two of these spots as well.

There are a lot of great Disney live-action movies, so this was a tough list to be sure, but these are probably the 10 that have brought me the most enjoyment in my life.