So here we are, at the end. We made it. I mean, I did all the hard work and you totally just stood there and made snide remarks. However, I am willing to put the discrepancy over the division of labor aside. You see, this was as much my journey as it was yours. What good are my words on the screen if there is no one to read them? What good are my thoughts and opinions if I don’t get to discuss them with intelligent people? The answer is that they are nothing. Just as the gladiators of old fought for the cheers of the mob of Rome, so too do we write for adulation of the invisible specters of the internet. I want to thank you all for taking this trip with me. I wouldn’t have made it without you. So without further ado I present for the approval of the midnight society, my final scheduled High 5 … My top 5 top 5s.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. That is if you consider midnight a corner. So today’s High 5 will deal with movie couples. The problem is, most movies that I watch and enjoy have very little to do with the courting process. So from my “Dude-Bro” point of view, these are the movie couples that I root for.
I don’t want to alarm anyone, but it’s time we had a serious talk. Climb on up on ol’ Uncle Dude’s lap. It’s time to hit you with some reality. Everyone dies and no one will ever love you, they will just pretend because they are afraid to be alone. Wait, no, that’s not what I wanted to say. I know what it was, I’m quitting. In one month’s time I will have done 1 year of High 5s. So starting in March I will be leaving the High 5 game behind me and doing a new weekly column, and hopefully I will keep that one up for a year as well. I now return you to your regularly scheduled High 5.
One thing about the Dude you might not know is that I LOVE board games. One of my closest friends has a weekly scheduled game night where we play a variety of board games. We’ve been doing it for years. Because of this, I have played more board games than most of you probably thought existed. I am cocky about a lot of things, and my knowledge of board games is no exception. So here we are, my favorite board games.
(Side Note: I’m not counting CCGs like Magic or Pokémon)
The concept of identical twins fascinates me. No, not the Schwarzenegger/DeVito movie from the 80’s. Actually having a duplicate of you walking around, interacting with the world is cool as hell. It’s also great that twins are common enough that they aren’t treated like freaks … that’s reserved for sextuplets and the like. What does my pointless drivel have to do with anything? Well, today’s High 5 deals with actors pulling double duty, playing two or more parts in a movie. When it done right, it’s impressive as hell. Hit the jump for more.
I used to love cartoons. What happened? Did I grow up? Did I turn into a fun hating ogre? I just think that most cartoons today suck. There’s a few here and there that I love (Venture Brothers, South Park), but for the most part, I don’t like them. My friends always joke that I never had a childhood. They make assumptions that I was always the cynical dick that I present myself as. Well, to throw a wrench in their plans, here are my favorite 5 cartoon shows from when I was a child.
Game shows have radically changed over my life time. When I was a kid, daytime TV was littered with them. Today game shows have been replaced with “reality” shows that give away money to people who are willing to whore for the camera.
I know the gang Omega did our Year’s Best articles, and 2013 anticipations were one of the categories. Well I have a busy week, so I’m going to use this High to both expand on that idea, and save time by not having to pick a category to write about. So here are the things I’m early awaiting for the upcoming year.
P.S. I know I said Star Trek was something I’m eagerly awaiting, and I am, but it didn’t even make the list.
Welcome to the very last High 5. Yep, this is it, the final one. Its been quite a journey we’ve taken. I will admit, there have been ups and downs, but I wouldn’t trade a minute of it for anything. You’re probably wondering why this is the last one huh? Well, the apocalypse of course, December 21st. We’ve got two days to prep. So I figure with my swan song I might as well walk you through some likely scenarios so some of you might survive to envy the dead.
If you’re an avid reader of my High 5s, and let’s face it, who isn’t, you’ll know I don’t like Christmas. People are angry. They are stressed out. They spend far too much money on gifts and over extend themselves. Its painful to watch. Now, that’s not to say I want to eradicate the holiday. I enjoyed the hell out of it when I was a kid, but now that I’m older I can see behind the curtain. Around this time TV stations start running the same holiday movies over and over and over and over. If I actually watched TV anymore it would be nerve racking. So here we go, my 5 favorite Christmas movies.
What if I told you we’re going to be attacked in two days? Would you believe me? I can’t tell the future, but I can tell the past. Wait, is it read the past or tell the past? Anyway, if you knew that an attack was imminent on this date in 1941, you’d be a hero … or more probably be arrested, imprisoned, and questioned as a spy. World War II is one of the pivotal moments in Earth’s history. It was a global event that nearly every country that exists today was effected by it. In high school, I couldn’t have been more disinterested in learning about this event. I think it was because I had history teachers that were bad at teaching history. However, I rebounded. I managed to piece together a working knowledge of how this event went down. Here’s how.