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November 28, 2009

On Power Rangers

First of all, I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. This year it didn't happen at my house, which is only about the second time since I've been alive that's happened. Now with Christmas coming in about a month, I'm starting to make preparations for that now.
Anyhow, on to the meat of this post. It's relatively late in the night when I made this post, and I had nothing better to do, so I though I would make a post of something I've been thinking about for some time. This post is totally random and totally weird, so brace yourself.
When we were kids, the Power Rangers were incredibly popular. We were a little older than the targeted dynamic, but I still watched the show on occasion, as did many of my friends. I pretty much totally lost interest in the show sometime during the third season of the show, when it had finally gone through it's first total make-over and they were no longer the "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers," but were now "Power Rangers Zeo," or some shit. However, they were still collectively known as the "Power Rangers," so that is how they will be referred to for the remainder of this post.
My interest in the show peaked when a particular Power Ranger made his debut, creatively named the "Gold Ranger," his outfit was still similar to the other Power Rangers, but was different enough to stand out from the rest (and I have to admit, it looks pretty kickass). He shows up, kicks everyones asses, and leaves without revealing himself. To make a long story short, he turns out to be some alien from another world, loses his power, gives it to one of the former Power Rangers only to have to return the power later in the season, and leaves again.
That's not the point of this post. I found out several years after Power Rangers debuted that it was actually based off a Japanese show called "Super Sentai," and even used the exact same uniforms and vehicles and stuff. What I didn't know is that the American version of the show directly ripped off portions of the Japanese show (although there had to be a Japanese and American base of operations all owned by the same company to produce the show).
With the advent of YouTube, I hunted down clips of the Gold Ranger. I actually found the debut of the same character from the Japanese counterpart, except he's called "King Ranger (the symbol on his helmet is "King")." Watching the clips, I notice several large differences in the two shows.
First is that the Japanese version seems more violent than the American show. The King Ranger doesn't give a damn where he hits or how he kills dudes, but the Gold Ranger does it all flashy and with proper form and shit. They even pan in so you can't actually see his whole body as he performs certain actions, rather they just show an appendage. Second, it seems that the King Ranger doesn't give a damn who knows his identity, while we all know that the Power Rangers go to extreme lengths to hide their alter ego. Third, I'm just flat out amazed how the American producers of the show are totally uncreative and have to take so much from the Japanese version. Pretty much the entire battle scene is random clips from the Japanese show, and I believe the entire vehicle vs. enlarged monster battle scene is from the Japanese show.
I had always known something was up when the Power Rangers used certain abilities and the background as well as the general look of the clip looked completely different, I just couldn't pin it until several years ago.
Anyhow, here are two clips from both shows. The first is the King Ranger's first fight from "Ohranger:"

And here's the Gold Ranger's first fight from "Power Rangers Zeo (I couldn't find his entire fight in a convenient clip, so this is something like half that entire episode. Let it load up a bit, and jump in about two minutes into the video)." You'll see where everything overlaps:

Here's another one, this is just a bunch of clips of the Gold Ranger kicking ass, and getting his ass kicked, all set to his own theme:

Weirdness over, take care everyone.


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November 17, 2009

Funny Zombie Shit

I came across this song awhile back, and then this video appeared on YouTube. Please to enjoy.

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November 2, 2009

Funny Shtuff

Hey all, it's good to see how active the site has been lately. I found a couple videos that I found were quite humorous:

This first one comes from a recent Sacramento Kings v. San Antonio Spurs NBA game. Normally I fucking hate Manu Ginobli, but I ended up liking him for a split second because of what he does here (although I'm sure PETA will be all over his ass soon):

Like fucking dominoes this thing:

Hot or Not coming, if I feel like it.

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