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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Time for Adventure!

Adventure Time premiers this April 5th 

with Slumber Party Panic!

Mathematical! Rhombus!
Another truck food fest

looks good enough to eat

Lebowski Fest Dude

Pillow Fight Day!

Head to Pershing Square and start hitting someone with a pillow at 3:00 p.m then at 3:15 stop and leave immediately.

532 S Olive St

Los Angeles, CA 90189

From Yelp

1. "Don't talk about [Pillow] Fight Club!" (especially to news media and civic authories)
2. Don't be in location until the exact minute. (set your watches)
3. Hide your pillows.
4. Rush in screaming "PILLOW FIIIIIIGHT!!!!!"
5. After 15mins of excruciating fun, leave.
6. Stay off the road and sidewalk. (don't make this a police issue)
7. Do NOT hit anyone with out a pillow! (this includes but is not limited to people with cameras, bystanders, civic authorities, cars, use common sense!!)
8. "If this is your first [time] at [Pillow] Fight Club, you have to fight."

Felicia Day and Zack Whedon at Golden Apple

We Love Wood Art Show

April 8th Hahahahh that's the title: We love wood

Monday, March 29, 2010

Monster Hunter Tri thy marketing is so tasty

You have to try the Monster Hunter Tri site, the  Monster hunter Ironbeard McCullough has a few words to share with you.

Is this the Natural History Museum?

In this world there are hunters and then there are Monster Hunters!

Japanese Film Festival Los Angeles Fail

Well, I tried to ask Mr. Satomi Imai of the JFFLA 2010 PR Tream (yes thats tream) some questions for today's interview. Here's our bizarre first attempt at communication.

Here's today's

I'd like to ask you a few questions about the Japanese film festival for my blog Things To Do In LA. My web-site covers events and places to visit in LA.

1. What are some movies that the good folks of LA can enjoy at this years Japanese Film Festival Los Angeles?

2 Are any directors, actors or crew going to be attending the movies?

3. When was the Japanese Film Festival Los Angeles created and why does it try and promote Japanese cinema?

4. Why no connection to Little Tokyo, it seems you could have shown movies at the theaters their or the downtown independent which is a block away from Little Tokyo.

5.No Evangelion 2.0? There happens to be a big otaku culture here in L.A. . Evangelion was featured last year, why not the second movie in the series? Why no anime as a matter of fact?

Here's he's response.


Thanks Mr.Satomi for showing a lack of interest in someone who actually bought a ticket and was trying to promote your film festival.

So no interview today.

hhhhhmmmm, I'll come back to this later.

I love the PR TREAM
Avoid the awful site buy tickets at

these retail Stores

Kinokuniya, (Los Angeles Store) Little Tokyo, Downtown LA

Asahiya Bookstore, (Sawtelle Store), West LA

Asahiya Bookstore, (Gardena Store) in Marukai Shopping Mall, Gardena

Kinokuniya, (Costa Mesa Store)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Things Missed

Well thanks to lack of announcement or really any press I missed two cool events last week. As did you for I could not blog them.

First of was the Monster Hunter Tri Barbecue at the LA Brea Tar Pits. I just blogged about the ad campaign for it a week ago. Sadly, I didn't hear about it till after it happened.

Wow it looked like fun, and the park area there is so nice and relaxing.
Gotta say great marketing, but terrible gameplay. I got a demo from gamestop. First Wii disc demo I have ever had.  The control is simply awful. The character feels klunky and the load times in between worlds break away the fun. I say avoid this game for the Wii. Pick up the much more fun Lost Planet 2. Some secret codes will be released from capcom for a  new secret multiplayer demo this week. It's tremendously sad that this game comes out from Capcom when Lost Planet 2, a fun multiplayer game,where you hunt monster bugs also comes from Capcom.  It's like Capcom doesn't know whats it doing sometimes cough ... Dark Void.

Now for something not Mathematical, not Mathematical at all.

There was a

Adventure Time Art Show


Here's some of the work, now if you don't know I love Adventure Time, here's my post about writing to it's Creator Pendleton Ward and getting cool stuff back.

Here's some of the pieces I missed to see in person

It's quite impressive to have a tribute art show for a cartoon that hasn't even officially premiered yet. Check out Cartoon Network April 5th when it does.

Uhhhh. I was actually in Burbank, not 3 blocks away and a had no idea that this was happening.
Only one blog so far even reported this happening. They couldn't report it a little earlier? Even the Adventure Time blog didn't say anything.

Here make your own Finn hat

Saturday, March 27, 2010


Friday, March 26, 2010

It'sa almost Meat Day

Yes the beloved meat day of old has come, so head to any Nijiya Market(the one in Little Tokyo and on Sawtelle)

I do think it's funny I put Meat Day next to Zoo Party

LA Secrets (ssssssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhut up I'm telling you secrets)

No new place to discuss this week, just some secrets to know about LA

1. You can't actually visit the Hollywood sign. It's gated off and you could be arrested for trespassing. People have been known to sneak up anyway to get a neat pic. So don't expect to take a picture if you go all the way up that damn mountain.

2. Going to a taping in LA takes a very long time. Be prepared to wait a good three hours for some shows, sometimes even longer. For some reason they want people there extremely early for tapings of any type of show. I've heard game shows are the worst and take the most amount of time.

-Be ready to wait in line with nothing to do.Bring some friends to talk.

-Studios usually don't provide anything to drink or eat so be prepared.

-Just because your sitting doesn't mean they're starting. They may just want you in your seat, but taping might not start for some time.

-No cells. Sometime they may ask that you leave your cellphone in the car or that it will be held until after the taping. So maybe that plan of using the iphone to avoid boredom just died.

-Actors will sign autographs after the show. Just be nice about, don't try and force them. Sometimes they have to rush for thier own engadgements. Have a pen and whatever you want signed ready. Most actors on shows don't actually carry headshots. If they still do they're probably jerks with huge egos.

3. Our subway closes at night, roughly around 12:30am.

4. We have a lot of strange murders here

5. Don't go up to actors who are out with their families, it's just not cool. If they're reality stars this does not apply as they have sold their souls away for stardom. Why would you even want their picture, though?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hospitality !

Something I know nothing of.

Check out this clever Mortal Kombat tee for 15 bucks

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wired doesn't seem to care anymore as do other magazines

No buys this Thursday just rage!

Reading the latest Wired magazine makes me believe they don't seem to care anymore. I love Wired. I've been a subscriber for over 5 years and have been reading it much longer than that. The latest issue once again has a bizarre amount of tobacco ads. I really dislike that a magazine that informs and makes you think, I mean articles on cloud computing or maybe even controlling clouds, that so cool, has to get it's money from big tobacco?

What’s funny is that in the newest issue a tobacco ad is on one side of a page and on the other an article on a machine that tests how bad cigarettes are

 (pages 29 and 30 of the April 2010 issue). The article doesn't actually say cigarettes are awful, but tells that the machines tests what poisons are in the cigarettes. It's not good either the article ends with the line "Pick your poison!" Is the editor secretly giving a FU to tobacco? Or is it just human error. If I was big tobacco, I'd think about leaving Wired.

Next the Troll Power article by Brian Raferty. He wrote about the Troll 2 documentary. I have seen Troll 2 as it may be king of all B-movies. No, wait it isn't even a B-movie more like well, I think my friend once told me the Director spoke Italian and no one else did on set so yeah.

 The first time I saw a clip from it was at a special Halloween Stand up night at the UCB theatre here in LA. The Halloween show was for the worst horror movies comedian could find and then make fun of. As a film student it's amazing to see a movie with some many continuity errors get made. It's great for a party with friends. Raferty writes about the documentary and how it was done by the star of it who at the time of filming Troll 2 was a child. The child is a man now, he revisits the other actors and crew and called he's film Best Worst Movie (great title).

Now the problem I have with the article is this, Raferty wrote

"The film will premiere as part of a double feature with Troll 2, which will finally get it's due on the big screen."

that’s all he wrote though, he doesn't indicate a when and where, two essentials of journalism Mr. Raftery.

I'd like to know when this is happening or where. Maybe give a website.

Also it’s wrong because that documentary has come out already at different engagements over the country so I don't know what he's writing about. It already has premiered before. It looks like he didn't really do he's research.

hhhmmmm Looking on the (Best Worst Movie site.) hhhhmm

I guess they don't understand what premiere means okay Raferty I'll let that second part go. For some stupid reason they're listing their re-release of the movie as premieres?

It's extremely perplexing when the site itself writes
We’re pleased to announce that BEST WORST MOVIE will be returning to Los Angeles’ Landmark Nuart as part of its Theatrical run!

Friday, May 21
Screening time TBA
Landmark Nuart
Cast & Crew in attendance!
The film will continue to play at the Landmark Nuart for at least a week following the premeire.

Which is cool for us here in LA. I don't think you can purchase tickets yet, try the Nuart website in April.

Best Worst Movie screenings

I would have links to the articles, but strangely it seems wired no longer puts current issues up. They are put online after the next magazine comes out. I don't like that, I can understand why, but I'm quite sure in the past they had current articles up.

This Doctor Who ad in wired sucks. Not Wired's fault, but the marketing guy or gal behind this is not terribly creative.

With this image ad previously online (below) it's strange they went with such a boring ad in Wired, just look at it and compare

Looks at the old ads for Doctor Who, still better than that crappy one in Wired. They couldn't just think about it for five seconds.

The March issue of Wired did have this great little

on Cloud Gaming where another computer handles all the work your machine would require and streams it back to you.

Lastly,  if you've read Wizard Magazine lately you've noticed it's terrible format change. Every article is numbered and it looks like a blog. It looks horrid. The design and layout, just looks terrible. I know the blog here doesn't look great, but I don't have sponsors. Plus it seems like the magazine has gotten thinner and has less content. I fear Wizard maybe ending publication soon.
That was the wrong laslty, EGM was suppose to come back this month. I haven't seen it or heard any news lately about it coming back. Will EGM pull one last Aprill Fool's Joke for which they were renowned for.Is it all hoax and they're not coming back?

One day only Mario Sushi shirt

Buy it for 11 here

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

God of War Art Show and lesser things

The Art of God of War 3

The Art of God of War 3
March 27, 2010 - March 29, 2010
Opening Reception / Mar 27, 6:00PM - 10:00PM

210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801

In celebration of the new GOW3 game, Nucleus is inviting everyone to join us for another great launch event.
Some features include:
-$2 admission at the door = (1 raffle ticket and $2 off any store item)
-(5pm - 6pm) Meet the artists and designers behind the game (Q and A panel)
Andrew Kim
Andy Park
Cecil Kim
Jung Ho Park
Scott Seeto

-(6pm - ...) "Art of Book/Strategy Guide" signing. Get your book signed by the artists.
-(6pm - 9pm) Live painting of a GOW concept piece!
-Plenty of raffle and free giveaways (posters, strategy guide, art, toys, GOW 3 game, and more) Plenty of chances to win every hour.
-Playable demos of the new game!
-Gallery will feature original concept art from the new game.

Tokyo City Cup + Japan Family Day

March 27th
Santa Anita Park

The Main reason I post this is because of the Samurais race competition. That’s right fully-clothed samurais on horses riding around. The first 1,000 people to show up get free t-shirts. How could you not miss Japan Family Day? That’s why they’re having the Samurai race. The Santa Anita race track will be having Japanese family activities. I’m sorry but some of their explanations of activities are very funny by how boring they are

Here’s some straight from their site

Sumo (Japanese Style of Wrestling)

No, I’d say two huge, fat dudes wage a war in a tiny ring. The first one to knock the other out of the ring wins.


Wow, no Bonsai Love. Bonsai is a type of tree you cut to fit you sense of sytle and shape. It’s a small little tree you take care of that helps center and relax oneself

March 27th 7:00p.m.
Santa Monica Pier
370 Santa Monica Pier ,Santa Monica, CA 90401

Waking Sleeping Beauty
March 26th and 27th

from Animation  magazine:
As a bonus for opening weekend, Hahn and producer Peter Schneider will be appearing for post-screening Q&A sessions.

Hahn will appear in Los Angeles-area screenings as follows:

• March 26, following the 7:45 p.m. showing at AMC Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90067.

• March 27, following the 12:10 p.m. and 7:55 p.m. showings at the AMC Burbank 16, 125 E. Palm Ave., Burbank, CA 91502.

Japan Nite LA

3/27/2010 8:00 PM at Japan Nite at Viper Room

8852 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, California 90069

Cost: $15

with: CHATMONCHY / Omodaka / Red Bacteria Vacuum / OKAMOTO’S / JinnyOops! opening act : Ajuku Girls


Channel 101 Screening

March 28th, 2010
Doors at 7:00pm - Show at 7:30pm
Channel 101 feature 5 minute shorts that are voted on by a audience. If a show doesn't get enough votes it fails, but if it does get enough votes it becomes a montly fixture, at least until next month. Tim and Eric and Sara Silverman and other strange comedians frequent the event for fun.
I can't wait to see Suits and Everything, yes thats a title of a show.

Now Sci-Fi and Burritos