Fragrant Fish and the Legacy of Paul Hoeflich

In a previous post, I reminisced about my Syracuse Summer of ’86. It turns out one of the biggest things to happen that summer took place back in my hometown. While I lived the high life (er, on a hill) of glamour and adventure at the home of the Orangemen in Central New York, a longtime friend was recording  something … Read More

Eddie Mercury?

A decent Photoshop job by my good friend, Dan Lewis. (Club Marcella is a real night club/hot spot in downtown Buffalo.) The truth is, I am still a HUGE fan of Queen. In my humble opinion, Freddie Mercury is THE greatest rock singer of all time and a member of my personal rock triumvirate, that also includes Peter Gabriel and … Read More

SuperN00b Update, September 2011

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Finished since last update: Alan Wake (Xbox 360) – Really cool and genuinely scary, made me jump on several occasions. Crysis (PC) – Absolutely gorgeous and engaging. Crysis 2 (Xbox 360) – Truly the most beautiful console game I’ve seen so far. Though still not as breathtaking as the original. Crysis Warhead – A great addition to the Crysis saga. … Read More

Video 101

Apropos of nothing, a blog post from a well-thought out email for an aspiring videographer… It’s a very exciting, dynamic, ALWAYS evolving field. For me, in addition to voraciously consuming “For Dummies” books in my early days, the Internet was an empowering aid for me. I DID receive a 2-3 hour crash course in basic video production techniques at a … Read More

Super N00b Check-in, August 2010

Pwned since last update:* World in Conflict (PC) – Okay, okay. I DID use some cheats. A credit to the RTS genre for sure though! GTA IV The Lost & the Damned (Xbox) GTA IV The Ballad of Gay Tony (Xbox) Mirror’s Edge (Xbox) – Super cool. Can’t wait for the sequel. Mass Effect (Xbox) – Amazing. Ironic that after … Read More

A Quarter Century of Misery

SO MUCH has changed since I left the city of my youth-the one I called home for 38 years. After reading the aforementioned email, I began to reflect on those 38 years. I must say that, despite the absence of a father figure for most of my formative years, my childhood was a rich one in many ways. (It wasn’t … Read More

Super N00b Check-in, December 2009

It’s been a great year for time sinking, er, gaming. I finished Gears of War 2, Bioshock, Resident Evil 5, Arkham Asylum. I sold Mass Effect, Prototype, Borderlands, Unreal Tournament III, and Fallout 3 GOTY Edition without even getting ¼ through them. (That was my second go round with Fallout…) It’s final: RPGs are not for me. So, now spinning: … Read More

Summer of ’86

The Hand of God

I’m sure that like me, many football (soccer) fanatics can call up and/or cross reference life memories based on what major football event was taking place at the same time. For me, the Summer of 1986 comes rushing in like a flood. A random collection of memories in no particular order: – I lived in a college flop house near … Read More