Month: April 2014

Word Of The Day: Absurdity

[I decided to add this category to my roster just for kicks, and to see if I could tie any words I may come across into anything Metal Gear. Because, of course!]

An absurdity is a thing that is extremelyunreasonable, so as to be foolish or not takenseriously, or the state of being so. “Absurd” is an adjective used to describe an absurdity, e.g., “this encyclopedia article is absurd.”[1] It derives from the Latin absurdum meaning “out of tune“, hence irrational.[2] The Latin surdus means “deaf“, implyingstupidity.[1] Absurdity is contrasted with seriousnessin reasoning.[3] In general usage, absurdity may be synonymous with ridiculousness and nonsense. In specialized usage, absurdity is related to extremes in bad reasoning or pointlessness in reasoning; ridiculousness is related to extremes of incongruous juxtaposition, laughter, and ridicule; and nonsense is related to a lack ofmeaningfulness.

Sentence usage: As absurd as the Metal Gear Saga is and has been, it still remains one of the most compelling stories to be told in all of video gaming.

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Calvin & Hobbes (1985-1986 Reissue 010)

[Calvin &  Hobbes is one of the best comic strips to have come into existence in the latter part of the 20th century. This strip, created by the awesome Bill Watterson, ran for a decade, from November 18, 1985 to December 31, 1995. As a kid I discovered the first ever collection of strips in book form self titled Calvin & Hobbes in a local bookstore. As I glanced through the first few pages I became instantly hooked. It centers on a 6 year old boy Calvin, and his stuffed toy aka best friend come to imaginary life Hobbes, and their adventures about life. It’s a truly remarkable series that I’d like to share with you boys and girls. As that sharing goes, I’ll do my best to pepper in a strip as time goes on. Enjoy!]

1985-1986 Reissue 010

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The Last Days Of FOXHOUND (reissue 019 – Kinesis)

[The Last Days of FOXHOUND is a fan made comic that I stumbled upon a few years ago while perusing the Internetz as an MGS fan. This strip, created by a fellow MGS fan named Chris Douchette, ran this comic from 2003-2008. I was lucky enough to run into all 500 completed pages and wanted to share them with all of you readers. I’ll try to reiterate each and every consecutive page as time goes on. Most of the humor stems from the going on throughout the MGS series, so those who aren’t too familiar may find themselves slightly lost. My solution: play the MGS games. You guys wouldn’t be here anyways if you haven’t at least played MGS1. Anywho, enjoy!]

019 – Kinesis

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MGTAV – Ground Zeroes’ Trailer Awesomely Redone With GTAV Engine

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I ran into the dopest thing of the day on the internetz. The MGSV: Ground Zerores RED BAND trailer has been recreated as faithfully as possible with the GTA5 engine. I was so impressed that I was actually inspired to take to Photoshop and cobble together my own mashup poster and use it as my header. Below is the GTA5 trailer.

The original MGSV trailer can be seen under what I’m currently typing.

And here is the side by side comparison.

What would be really interesting is if Kojima did a reversal and had Big Boss running around in the GTA5 open world, holding his 1911 in a gangster style “kill shot” pose yelling “GAT GAT GAT” with the Jack Bauer growl. Hilarity.

Source: Kotaku

Word Of The Day – Vetting

[I decided to add this category to my roster just for kicks, and to see if I could tie any words I may come across into anything Metal Gear. Because, of course!]

Vetting is the process of performing a background check on someone before offering them employment, conferring an award, etc. A prospective person or project may be vetted before making a hiring decision. In addition, in intelligence gatheringassets are vetted to determine their usefulness.

Sentence usage: Solid Snake was vetted before being assigned by Colonel Campbell the task to take down Metal Gear.

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