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Alvin’s Gadget Follies – One Month With The Samsung Galaxy S6

Galaxy S6 Booting Up

Galaxy S6 Booting Up

So it’s been a little over a month with my (then new) Samsung Galaxy S6 from Rogers.  Since my purchase of this white, 64 GB model, I have gotten a simple Griffin bumper cover for it.  The “honeymoon” is over and I’m taking some time here to share my thoughts on the device, so far.

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Nintendo 3DS Fire Emblem Awakening Edition Unboxing

I finally got my hands on the Nintendo 3DS Fire Emblem Awakening Edition.  It came out earlier this week, and the game itself is in short demand due to some shipping issues, at least according to the dude at Gamestop, and due to that game card shortage, fans of the game are snagging the system with the game pre-installed.  The system itself is in high demand, as it’s not even available on other retailers other than Gamestop.  Amazon is also selling it for $100.00 over retail, but it’s a Canadian store selling it, which probably explains the price.  I had to pick one up sooner rather than later as the stock is getting thin.

anyway, enjoy the video, and I will be following up with a half review to the game after I spend some time with it.

[youtube http://youtu.be/owpyLprlSYg]

IT’S BACK!

Welcome back, we dearly missed you, our precious, rugged ice hockey.

The NHL season is back on, after a strenuous lock out and immense pain in the hearts of hockey fans in North America.

I’d just woken up when I read on Twitter that the NHLPA and Bettman had come to an agreement.

(I must’ve woken up my whole house from my scream of happiness…)

As of writing this post, I texted The Big Cheese that hockey is back. When he replies, I’ll let you know his thoughts. Or I’ll pry for him to make a reaction post as well.

HOCKEY IS BACK MY FRIENDS

Earworm: “Sk8er Boi” by Avril Lavigne

My English teacher is the best. THE ABSOLUTE BEST. I wish more of my teachers were like her. She’s a child inside. And she sings songs. And she characterized me by singing this song. Good Lord help me.

Two things about the music video.

a) There’s a BMX theme.

b) Why would a police helicopter come to stop an impromptu concert? Oh wait, Avril is Canadian. No wonder.

Earworm: “The Suburbs” by Arcade Fire/(Remix by Mr Little Jeans)

I first heard the remix while watching a skateboarding video, and I decided to do a little digging. The song was actually an Arcade Fire song, and the originally sung by a man. The remix has a female’s voice. Both versions are amazing, I don’t have a preference. The original is more lighthearted, while the remix is more techno-ish.
(Wow, this is a surprise to me. Indie music is rising in my genre collection. I’m taking a liking to it. Oh well. Broadening my horizon, unlike a certain Mr. Bruce…)

Anyway, here is the video for the original song by Arcade Fire.

And the cover/remix by Mr Little Jeans.

Did I forget to mention that the cover/remix video has Alessandra Ambrosio in it? Yes? Well now you know.