I Learned Something Today: Driver: San Francisco

As children, we tend to idolize various adult professions. We find heroes and devote a portion of our young lives to being just like that person. Firefighters, doctors and policemen were the everyday Batmans and Supermans, just without the tights and guaranteed six packs. Personally, I used to tell everyone I wanted to be a… Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: Banjo-Kazooie

The world can be a dangerous place full of witches, ogres, metal sharks, and perhaps even a talking toilet. You never know what those baddies will do to you. So going alone is not an option. You need friends to help you along the way. Some you meet, some you’ve known for years. They are… Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: Rage

So you’re one of the select few that have been chosen to survive whatever apocalyptic situation is set to befall the Earth. Wow, congratulations, forgive me for not jumping for joy as I make peace with my own mortality. Despite my urge to strangle you, cut off your face and wear it in hopes of… Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

I apologize if I’ve told this story before, but time travel does a number on your brain. I can’t necessarily keep my adventure straight in my head, but I can pass along the lessons of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time The Lessons of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Long term memory is… Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: Vagrant Story

Whenever I come across a mysterious cult leader, I have to follow his trail. Even if that means going to a magical city of ruin. I don’t normally like to spend a lot of time in dungeons, but when it is necessary I will silence my fears and proceed with extreme caution. You have to be… Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

I figured I’d learn a lot while hunting vampires, but I wasn’t prepared for what a vampire that hunts others vampires could teach me. That’s what I get for underestimating the son of Dracula. Thanks to Alucard I have learned the lessons of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. The Lessons of Castlevania: Symphony of the… Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: Super Mario Kart

Racing is a part of the American psyche. People spend thousands of dollars every year to follow their favorite driver around the country. It also has a huge presence on television with an entire network dedicated to racing. But what about the non-regulatory racing that is also out there? This is where I thrive and… Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: Silent Hill

Those of us slaving away in 9-5 jobs often fantasize about the freeing experience of taking to the open road and exploring the highways and country roads of our magnificent country. In the most extreme of circumstances, the road trip has also been a stalwart of unconventional mental health treatment, best applied when the aforementioned… Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: Shadow Complex

Sometime I would like to just go on a camping trip without anything but great camping happening. I know that’s a stretch because there is always something that can go wrong when off road vehicles and tents are concerned. Bears are scary, but so are extremist left wing groups wanting to liberate America. Even though… Continue reading

I Learned Something Today: Ninja Gaiden II (2008)

Being a social worker, I’m beginning to get a bit nervous about the proposed cuts being lobbied for in the budget reform bill. While helping those less fortunate is an occupation respected by most, that admiration goes out the window once it comes down to cost. The fact of the matter is, I may need… Continue reading