December 6, 2009 at 12:19 pm (Anything, Humor) (, )

Hey bloggers,

Its certainly been a while since you saw me here in Indie-retro, but let me tell you I have not forgoten you all and that’s why I’m coming back to you with a post about one of my favorite comics/graphic novels (it is actually a comic but I’m willing to have a debate over it), Transmetropolitan.

Transmetropolitan -as wikipedia wisely describes- is a post-cyberpunk comic written by Warren Ellis with art by Darick Robertson. Published by DC comics it ran from 1997 to 2002 and its supposed to be a homage to Hunter S. Thompson. But that my friends is all technical rubbish, it really is a comic about a crazy rouge journalist called Spider Jerusalem who writes one column a week in a newspaper called the Word. Ok I admit it, it sounds boring when I say it, but trust me it is the most sarcastic, nasty, and incredibly refreshing comic I’ve read. So here are a few things that made me love the comic:

  • Spider Jerusalem, He is an incredible character, he makes fun of people, storms into bars, newspapers and pretty much everywhere he wants using bombs, guns and his favorite: the Bowel Disruptor (and that my fellow bloggers is a gun that makes people shit themselves literally).
  • The filthy assistants: Yelena Rossini and Channon Yarrow, they are Spider’s bodyguards more than they are his assistants but they are incredibly fun. Yelena is a daughter of a rich philanthropist or something similar, and Channon is an ex-stripper.
  • The culture: ok the city is similar to new york in many ways, and it’s got several details in it that make it awesome. The TV for example has Anthrax Cat, and Sex Puppets (imagine Sesame Street but full of nude girl  and sexual imagery). It’s a city in which a new religion is born every hour, and people are able to change their body buying genetic traits from any species known to man, and I could go on for ages talking about this, so I’ll stop now before I embarrass myself.
  • Th Politics: Yep my friends it is about politics, its not however about the politics in which we live right now but about the politics in which the city dwells. Trust me between police brutality, corrupt presidents and the power of the media it is one interesting piece of fiction.

Those are some of the reasons but you’ll have to read it to get the real feeling of the comic. But I’ve got good news for the ones that I got interested in the comic, you can download for free the first issue in pdf format form DC comics just by clicking here.

This is just one panel form the first issue of the comic

Have a good weekend.


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SNL fun

August 1, 2009 at 10:00 pm (Anything, Humor, Retro) (, , , , , , )

So after viewing last post and LMAO with the one semester spanish song I remembered a video from a SNL sketch that made fun of americans learning spanish, in this case children. It is amusing and specially funny for mexicans like me.

Having posted one SNL video I thought about posting some more,they are oldies but here they are:

please pay no heed to the extra celb-tv thingies

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GAR!- Gamers Against Racism!

July 20, 2009 at 6:52 pm (Anything, Humor, Video Games) (, , )

This is just some random post from my part. Picture this, I’m surfing the tube and I happen to stumble upon (literally) this website: I found kind of amusing. I consider myself member of the GAR! and as such I repost their posters here for you to see.

Gamers Against Racism!

Gamers Against Racism!

Gamers Against Racism!

go to the webpage for some mild amusing and to see the rest of the posters.

Have a good day.

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Retro-Time Attacks

July 13, 2009 at 2:45 pm (Retro, Video Games) (, , , )

Hey people from Indie-retro I’m a new addition to this blog. Now I’ve got my glasses back I can begin writing for you. Expect retro thingies and some reviews especially book-reviews and some random blogging from me. So let’s get this post done.

I hope most of you had a childhood full of video games just as I did. And the games I love the most form my days of early gaming are the first three installments of the Super Mario Bros. Series. And I remember it took me a lot of time and effort to finish any of those games. So when several years ago I found out about the time attack videos of these games I went crazy. I write this post with the idea of remembering those games and their time attacks, of course I did none of them I just took them from youtube and I’m not even sure that they are the fastest time attacks.

Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Bros. 2

Super Mario Bros. 3

I hope you liked them. Please comment.

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