Posts tagged Shortpacked!
- Ate a giant burger at The Vortex in Atlanta, Georgia. This was the beginning of my Man v. Food pilgrimage that would take me to eight different restaurants!
- Saw snow again for the first time in years.
- Blogged about bad service and got the attention of Ford Motor Company.
- Showed up on Fox 35 News in Orlando, Florida.
- Started watching Doctor Who for the first time in my life. (I figured I should go in order and should be “current” by 2014 at this rate!)
- Pissed off a bunch of BotCon (aka “BotFAIL”) fans.
- Saw a giant pyramid in Cancun, Mexico.
- Visited the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (before the grand opening.)
- Met Peter Cullen – the voice of Optimus Prime.
- Pissed off a bunch of BotCon (aka “BotFAIL”) fans… again.
- Made it to the top of Mount Evans in Colorado.
- Showed up in a silly webcomic.
- Saw Weird Al Yankovic in concert.
- Attended Gen Con and visited Indianapolis, Indiana for the first time.
- Got the greatest Battlestar Galactica dinner story of all time at Dragon*Con.
- Got heavily involved in social media and wound up the local newspaper.
- Attended Anime Weekend Atlanta again. Zaniness ensued.
- Started to digitally archive a bunch of old photos which (thus far) have resulted in some classic geek photos and some very Presidential ones.
- Attended NeonCon in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- Saw the Grand Canyon… and almost died.
- Went to Dinosaur World. EPIC.
I read a lot of books, went a lot of places, and did a lot of things. Life, in my humble opinion, is meant to be lived like a video game. Each level should be more exciting than the last – so I’m looking forward to what crazy shit I pull off in 2011. InvaderCON is already going to be amazing. The Florida Anime Experience is already on deck to be epic (keep watching; we’re still making stuff “official”). Shannon and I are already discussing where to go for our annual anniversary trip in November.
My geek life will hopefully cart me off to some pretty amazing locales for some blog-worthy experiences.
This will be my ninth year writing about my life online for the world to read about me. If you’re still with me, thanks for taking the time to read about my boring ass life. I write to stay sane and to maek sure my grammmar skills stai intact. Hopefully the writing is entertaining enough to keep all five (ten?) of you still reading.
Have a wonderful and eventful 2011!
So remember the video we took of Joey Snackpants meeting Peter Cullen – the voice of Optimus Prime? (If not, click here.)
WELL, it seems someone is pissed at us for… well, I can’t be sure. I want to assume this is another “bot-tard” (a nickname someone fed me in a conversation) from all the BotCon/BotFAIL/Beast Wars Sucks/ShortPacked/AllSpark drama, but I can’t be sure. Here’s the comment:
Festress has made a comment on Joey Snackpants meets Peter Cullen, the voice of Optimus Pr- er… I mean Eeyore.:
lol Can’t wait to make fun of you at Gen Con. From one critic to another you can’t go around saying stuff of one form of entertainment suck when you have a huge list of games on your Xbox live account that suck balls. and really your mocking the guy who did the voice of Optimus Prime. Wow just wow. Yeah I get it that it’s lame he did the voice of Eeyore but he probably made more money doing that than you have in your life. Get ready for a list of games that do SUCK!!!!
Painful grammar aside, it could be that he is pissed at the fact that we gave Peter an Eeyore photo to sign – or (like I stated early) just another one of those Interweb kids from the OMGDRAMAZ of last month.
I took a look at my recent game play history just in case…
And to save the poor chap some trouble – Aside from being able to play Stan Bush’s The Touch, I kind of think Guitar Hero World Tour kind of sucks, too. See you at Gen Con!
UPDATE: Would you like to see fanboys arguing the stuff in this thread, including WHY BEAST WARS SUCKS, live and in person? CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!
So – the argument seems to have shifted from “Tom & Joey suck because they hate BotCon” to “Tom & Joey suck because they hate Beast Wars.” For years, we’ve presented an effective argument as to why Beast Wars kills the franchise… and argument that we have never presented on the Internet since it’s key material in our act for DARE! The Transformers Panel Ultimate.
Well – I will present the argument here on my blog and open it up to scrutiny and analysis for all of the Beast Wars fans who been asking online.
For a price.
Myself and many of my team from Green Mustard Entertainment are fervent supporters of a wonderful charity called Give Kids the World. IF THE VISITING BOTCON/BEAST WARS/SHORTPACKED! FANS CAN MAKE A $250 DONATION TO GKTW, I WILL TYPE OUT THE “BEAST WARS SUCKS” ARGUMENT. Here’s what to do:
2. Fill out the donation information… what ever amount you choose.
3. Under “Gift Information” select the following..
- I’d like to make this donation: In Celebration Of
- Insert name or special event: Beast Wars
- Please send acknowledgement of this gift to: me@TomCroom.com
Once I have received $250 worth of confirmation emails, I’ll write the post.
ADDED NOTE #1: I made a $5 donation this morning to start the ball rolling.
ADDED NOTE #2: It seems that the confirmation sent “on behalf of” takes a bit to go through… I’m still waiting on it. If you would like to email your confirmation email to me@TomCroom.com instead (removing the pertinent details like last name, address, etc.) that would be fine, too.
I got back from Colorado late last night, and I’ve been swamped with getting things together for about a dozen projects. Plus, I have a bunch of great photos to post and (to top it all off) the A/C is broken in the house. True story. It died while we were out of town, it seems, and it is currently 88 degrees while I’m typing this. The A/C guy will be here tomorrow.
That said, I thought the whole BotCon aka BotFAIL arguments had subsided. Joey and I wrote our review. Silly BotCon kids got their panties in bunch. Traffic to my blog spiked. Zaniness ensued. It seems, though, that the issues with the review have extended to a new faction: people upset that we piss on their beloved Transformers series: Beast Wars. Take this brainchild from Twitter:
@TomCroom You hate Beast Wars? You know, BW was somebody’s favorite childhood show, maybe somebody too young to have seen G1
@TomCroom Of course, that was too subtle. What I meant to say was “suck it”.
Cute. The Gobots was someone’s favorite show from my childhood, too – but that didn’t stop it from sucking. As anyone who has ever attended one of the DARE! panels can tell you, I am NOT a nostalgically blinded geek. I point out the good (and the bad) in much of G1 along with newer shows like Robots in Disguise and Animated.
Thus – you’re talking out of your ass. Douche.
Next up is just a whole new level of Interwebz fun. Someone referenced the whole thing in a webcomic. Seriously.
You should go read the whole thing on the author’s website. It’s chuckle-worthy, but he got the Grimlock bit wrong. We have hosted with Gregg Berger, the voice of Grimlock… BUT, Joey and I talked tonight and we’re not opposed to hosting an entire panel talking like Grimlock.
I can see it now…
“Me Tom think Beast Wars still sucks!”
“Me Snackpants hate Bayformers and want to smash!”
Also, for the record, I have blue eyes.
So why does Beast Wars suck? Great question – and one I’ll never answer on this blog. That material is reserved for DARE! The Transformers Panel Ultimate – scheduled for many quality conventions in the coming future including Gen Con, Anime Festival Orlando and (tentatively) Anime Weekend Atlanta.
So keep posting replies, arguing on forums and writing your web comics; none of that will change the fact that BotCon was a weak convention and a good trade show.