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What I’ve Been Doing 17 June 2013 [FB/IB/F/BT/GO]
June 17th, 2013 by Dan

Arrested Development Crest

Was there a Franklin gag that I just missed? (Picture by Tom Trager)

I went to three baseball games this week, one graduation party, and one father’s day dinner. There wasn’t much time for anything, but I still got some gaming in.

Movies

Nope.

TV

Arrested Development – Partway through S4 I realized that this season was just a giant puzzle box meant to be deciphered as you went along. Either you like to do that or you don’t. Either you like the season or you don’t. Also, I’m not the only one who thinks Arrested Development is like One Hundred Years of Solitude!

For the record: I really enjoyed it, but I would rank it either equal with or below S3 depending on how I’m feeling on a given day. While we’re talking about S3, I can’t believe more people think Charlize Theron was the thing that worked out the least. Graft vs. Host is the reason why I can’t stand the season at times.

Music

Sweet Valley has another weird album called Jenova. As always, it’s completely free. Check it out.

Books

Does thinking about One Hundred Years of Solitude and Arrested Development‘s connections count?

Video Games

Animal Crossing: New Leaf – I won the Bug Off! Also a weird space octopus moved into my town. Cool stuff.

Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask – Just a few more short puzzles

The Last of Us – My LP started today and I’m really digging this game. It’s got a way more serious and grim tone that’s just fascinating to play.

Rayman Legends – Min and I may have gotten a gold cup on one! Lots of fun.


7 Responses  
  • Eric Mesa writes:
    June 18th, 20138:18at

    Space Octopus is the name of my new electronica band

    • Dan writes:
      June 18th, 20139:37at

      The octopus’ name is Octavian. He’s a baller. Opal the elephant is moving out on the 21st.

      • Eric Mesa writes:
        June 18th, 201313:26at

        Racist elephant saw octopuses moving in and said, “There goes the neighborhood”

  • Eric Mesa writes:
    June 18th, 20138:23at

    I liked the fractal/recursion elements of AD S4, but the ending was so abrupt that I hope nothing stops the movie or next season from happening. Related to that, I liked the unfolding nature as you saw effect before cause only to find out that was just the effect of another cause and so on. I’m torn on whether that lends itself best to binge-watching or not, but either way I think it needs another viewing as well as probably a few weeks worth of going from S1-S4 to really solidify all the jokes.

    I think it’s neat that everything until the last or second to last episode was leading up to Cinco – a neat storytelling device that I’ve never seen on the 8 hour level.

    I think my favorite new character was Ron Howard.

    • Dan writes:
      June 18th, 20139:38at

      Ron Howard was pretty hilarious. I was also a fan of John Slattery’s work as the disgraced anesthesiologist.

      • Eric Mesa writes:
        June 18th, 201313:35at

        I love when he was like “the so and so indians believed that stimulating this organ would cause sexual arousal”
        “That’s my penis”

        • Dan writes:
          June 18th, 201315:15at

          Yeah, brilliant line.


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