Mall of America

I live near the Mall of America so I am there quite often. Recently it was my birthday, so, I went around getting various free gifts. I hadn’t done this before, so I figured it would be fun. It was somewhat enjoyable. I did not take photos of everything, but I’ll likely update this post & post more about that in the future.

Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library (1985-1995)

I’m in it, so it must be good.

I used to talk to Pat back before he made these books & of course when he announced plans to make these books I supported it & the SNES guide. There was actually discussion to release more books & I’m not sure if Pat did or not because I’ve just been busy doing other things.

I would also suggest watching Tetris Masters.

RIP Jonas Neubauer

People often speculate over what a match between Jonas & Thor would have been like.

& if you haven’t heard of Thor, you should read about him

Thor was the first Nintendo World Champion.

I also used to talk with this guy darbian, he is the former Super Mario speed running world champion.

Lately I’ve been watching & talking a bit with the current Super Mario 3 champion, Mitch Flower Power.

Randomly people will mention Nintendo to me & I like to comment about how I still have my original NES games from the 80’s.

However, something else I like to mention, is how I got a 486 instead of a SNES, owned a Sega, Sega CD, & 32x as a kid, & still have my original NES, & of course, that John Madden is from my hometown. I’m also a student of game theory.

Another Nintendo player I should mention is Mike Matei.

You might remember him from the Angry Video Game Nerd series on Youtube. Most of the original AVGN Videos, that gameplay, was done by Mike, not the nerd. He’s also a big Star Trek fan.

Consumer Addiction

I am a bit addicted to consumerism. Almost as much as I am to sugar.

I was called into an office building to do some work, it went fast, but I took a photo on my way out.

I don’t normally do anything for Halloween, but I remember I bought this mask for a party in Chicago back in 2019, so I wore it briefly to take this photo.

Excuse my hair, I had a NES hat on the entire day.

Here’s kind of a secret game room in Minneapolis. It’s open to the public, but only some people know about it.

Speaking of NES games, these were sold overseas. I picked this up years ago, along with so many other games. I kind of lost track of all the games I’ve owned over the years, but, in the last few years I’ve cut down on them dramatically.

As some of you know, I am in Pat’s book, the Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library.

This is actually a Jackie Chan game titled Jackie Chan’s Action Kung Fu.

I recently picked up some more Famicom games, replacing a copy of SMB3 I sold awhile back & picking up Super Mario USA aka Super Mario 2 (in the U.S.) for the first time on Famicom. Of course I’ve owned the game since I was a kid & beat it when I was 7 years old. I bought this bundle from a Japanese vendor & it included SMB1, SMB2 USA, & SMB3. I’ll clean up SMB3 a bit & put it in my Famicom collection.

Check out this cheddar burger! Honestly, Culver’s hadn’t given me a good burger in awhile, so this one came out of nowhere.

I still have this hacky my friend gave me in the 90s. I used to keep everything but I lost a lot when my family raided my storage unit while I was in Hawaii.

Now look what a water company built. If you don’t know, Vivendi owns UMG which distributes Def Jam. Vivendi evolved from a water company founded by Napoleon III of France.
& now look at what tobacco money built – of course the Wilfs who are fraudsters according to the State of New Jersey, will reap all the rewards

Random blog thoughts, yes, we developed an online game titled Star Trek: Strange New Worlds in the 90s. I sent an idea for a TV show many years ago based on that game. I also submitted ideas such as Lower Decks & Captain Worf. However, they’ve made it clear that they want nothing to do with me. Rod Roddenberry said to me one day, why can’t you just be a fan? I’ve stopped speaking to him after that. Aron Eisenberg & I remained friends until he passed away. I remember when Aron showed me his script for the final episode of DS9. Everyone signed it. He was well-liked.

Look at the price on this TV! 65″ for $398! Anyways, I don’t even own a TV nor do I watch TV, but that seemed pretty good to me.

I bought some socks & these VW T1 toys. Typically I keep toys like that in the box & sell them later when the price goes up. It just depends. I had a lot of success with these particular toys. For example, I bought a Toyota truck from Back to the Future & sold it later for hundreds of dollars. Typically I buy stuff with some kind of following, such as Coca-Cola.

Ash recently made it into Fortnite!

I was going to write more in this post, but my host is having issues today. I’ll be back with more at a later date.

bought a case, not bad

Fixing Computers

So, here’s a machine I fixed weeks ago.

Asus would not warranty their product & neither would Geek Squad. The customer had an extended warranty with Geek Squad but they refused to cover the repair despite this person being their customer for years & despite the fact they had the machine for weeks & sent it around to different states. Finally, someone who worked at the local Best Buy recommended me. I get the machine & of course I fix it immediately.