Tuesday, December 23, 2008

iPhone App of the Year: Rolando


Possibly the wisest investment of 10 dollars this year on Apple's App Store is best spent on a game called Rolando. Rolando is an app in the vein of the popular PSP title, Loco Roco. In Rolando, players will find themselves taking advantage of the accelerometer of the iPhone, tilting the cute Rolandos through physics-based puzzles, platforming, and occassional time-based puzzles. Rolando succeeds largely as a platformer due to its non-intensive playing style, and its carefree atmosphere, especially considering how progressively the difficulty between levels slowly ramps up. I think Rolando can be aptly defined as a game that is 'challengeing, but not difficult', even with regards to casual 'non-gamers'.


Loco Roco

As the Rolandos are little balls, the player tilts the iPhone from side to side, rolling the Rolandos closer to reach the end of each obstacle-filled level. Each level has a minimum requirement of Rolandos to reach the end of the level -- although it can at times be easily surpassed, given the amount of Rolandos granted by the beginning of each level.

Where Rolando and Loco Roco differ though is quite a point of contention. In Loco Roco, players are granted the ability to smash their Loco Roco into smaller ones, and in Rolando, each character remains the identical size throughout the entire game. The comparisons between each game are somewhat justified, due to each game has a very similar art style, is accompanied by cute, charming characters, and the user's input to each world, both Rolandoland and the Loco Roco planet is the tilting of gravity.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Education versus Intelligence

Before fully understanding each side of what the words educated and intelligent imply, allow me to go about defining each word.

Educated obviously denotes the undergoing of some sort of learning, as the word intelligent implies a sizable mental capacity, or even an immediacy in one's mental acuteness.

Also, it may render vital to have the definition of stupidity into the mix as well. The word stupidity expresses little or no keenness in intelligence, or a dullness in one's mental depth.

Now the purpose of all these definitions I've compiled is to differentiate the slight connotations each word possibly holds by the perception of the common people. Also to make note of how I my words were either terribly misconstrued in the post 'My Gripe on School' or I didn't understand an objective perspective of school.

I think now I can logically come to grips with schooling and 'the typical student' I went heralding about as being 'uneloquent, unexpletory of articulate thought, and unimaginative', as now I've turned on school and apparently as my grades have as well.

But to fully gain an understanding of my perspective, I think it's necessary to note I currently attend a rather prestigious school in Chicago -- one that I've never been so rigorously abused by, and got 'the short end of the stick' in terms of my experience and grades. As I mentioned in the post 'My Gripe with School', I expressed a somewhat strong dislike for what school has to offer, and school's restrictive technique of teaching, and how that directly correlates to students' linguistic abilities or disabilities -- as well as how I feel linguistic ability is possibly the absolute most essential proficience in virtually any industry.

I think I can fully admit to a sense of failure and a slight self-rebellion -- as that is evident due to my wild, un-methodical, and largely illogical style of writing in that post. I think there's a balance to intelligence intensity in expression and to deliberate, sound education. (Now we're full circle)

Education is led by another individual, or possibly many, and in that post, it was not the slightest of my intention to imply individuals educated by others are inherently stupid. But what I did intend was what I felt about typical students' lack of imagination -- and obviously I'm generalizing, as there's very little likelihood every single student in the world is uncreative, and relies on his or her teacher for vocabulary and various word manipulations.


Monday, December 8, 2008

How I get through my week

Here's a step-by-step process, displaying how exactly I, Michael Lenoch, get through my tumultuous work week.

First, I start my Mondays by listening to some Photobucket (If the show is available to download -- sometimes the guys at 1up delay the show until Tuesday, but it's still an entertaining show)

Then my Tuesday drowsiness is met by the comforting Photobucket and the energetic Photobucket podcast.

Then my Wednesday is accompanied by an episode of Photobucket

On Thursdays, there's no podcast released, and I can then catch up on all the other podcasts that I may have been inundated with.

And on Friday, comes the long anticipated Photobucket, (although I'm currently saving all the 1up Yours episodes to listen to during Christmas break). The IGN Games podcasts are construed throughout the week.

And as the name implies, on a daily basis, I listen to Photobucket.

I highly recommend all of these podcasts if you're interested in Video games, Soccer or simply enjoy laughing. All of these podcasts are what aid me in my arduous week, try them out, and tell me what you think!

By Michael Lenoch-

Brought to you by, the guys at 1up





Monday, November 10, 2008

My 80s Music Addiction

I recently found this song after hearing John Davison mention it some time ago on the 1up Yours podcast, and cannot by any means prevent my desire to listen to this song; which is again and again.

My love for this song is bizarre, intrinsic, and seemingly osmotic.

Friday, November 7, 2008

My Gripe on School

School doesn't teach students to write, or communicate clearly, concisely, eloquently, or even articulately, yet it is typical for students to feel tremendous self-gratification by good grades. As in a society such as this, good grades are essentially understood to precisely equal intelligence, though good grades indicate an ability to learn quickly and fully. Sadly, or at least by my perspective, I feel school doesn't properly offer a sanctuary for articulate growth and expressive ingeniousness, but inversely a standard, objective-based teaching process that focuses solely on factual, menial learning, and not on the true enjoyment one may feel when appropriately and accurately expressing and assessing the deep, abstract feelings and emotionally-tied words of themselves and others clearly and concisely (which may quite possibly be two words that are least likely to ever be witnessed apart); which in part results in society with the common public accepting of the fact that our nation's most prominent politicians don't even write their speeches that they are heroically quoted in history by. It's actually quite a sad reflection on Americans' general ability to express themselves, which has by early teaching potentially been impedimented by a lack of emphasized English classes.

Maybe I am hypocritical in this assessment, and may not be eloquent or articulate by any and every regard possible. Although I do know for a fact that my detestation for traditional, by-the-books students who perceive themselves intelligent is extreme. Nosy, little, teacher's-pet students who learn nothing independently, criticize anyone who has dissimilar thoughts than he or she does, and use no diction other than the diction used by his or her teacher pains me to an unimaginable extent to say the least. As I feel I do everything in my mere or potentially great power I withhold to avoid such a circumstance.

I am self-taught,
I am pretentiously articulate, eloquent,
communicationally logical,
I am not the typical student,
as I am Michael Lenoch, I am learning each and every day

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Call of Duty: World at War Beta Impressions

Call of Duty: World at War Pictures, Images and Photos

Call of Duty World at War is by the comparatively [to Call of Duty 4] short time I've spent with it obviously attempting to imitate Call of Duty 4, its highly successful predecessor in a multitude of ways. One being the forced inclusion of all the subtle quirks that made Call of Duty 4 a smash hit; notably, the unoriginal flow of the multiplayer, where 3 kills earns a reconaissance plane, 5 kills achieves a positioned artillery strike, and 7 kills assigns an unguided attack of savage dogs. All of which are unabashed counterparts to Call of Duty 4's UAV, Airstrike, and Helicopter. My main arguement is largely concerning the very bare differences Treyarch have proceeded to implement to distinguish their plunge into World War II more than what seems to be an expansion pack for Call of Duty 4, but with new scenery and weapons.

Call of Duty World at War has virtually no redeemable features unique to Call of Duty 4, aside from the already exhausted context.

This makes me suspicious as what we may expect to see in the coming future for the Call of Duty franchise, and the potentially perpetual loop of Infinity Ward revolutionizing the concept of shooters, while Treyarch copying their success by the most accurate attempt; at least, by this point, this is what I see happening.

Time will only tell.

-Michael Lenoch

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Michael Lenoch's Definition of 'intelligence' (Unedited, Masterful, Yet Fully Insane Prose)

As my perspective and experience may reveal, people who are generally considered to pertain to at least a substantial amount of intelligence are thought of as individuals who read last night's homework, or scored an A on that test. Before I delve into the many dimensions and my intrinsically deep thoughts that encompass my perception of genuine intelligence, my theory of true intelligence may be most accurately compared to what one may call 'street smarts'.

Along with that, I feel intelligence is most accurately defined as if an attitude or enthusiasm towards learning and a constant strive and intrigue to gaining more and more in-dept knowledge. Intelligence is not the 'teacher's pet' who directly parrots what is in the text book. Intelligence is rooted by clear, concise communication that somehow allows a debater to be openly willing to acknowledge even some of his faultiest ideals, and seamlessly reversing them to benefit himself and his cause he stands for.

Intelligence may very well pertain to egotism as well as what the 'intelligent' one may feel; superiority. Intelligence may be in one regard; reserved, logical, sensible and humble thought. Intelligence may be figuratively embodied by a man who makes accurate critiques, making the world universally better in an innumerable amount of ways; some may call an example of this a Renaissance Man (though this depends solely on the stupidity of the average folk to once lend their attention to this man)

It seems as though intelligence in society today is viewed as a diploma, or solely by the proof of completion of a rigorous course; not sporadic, spontaneous, brilliant thought (which makes absolutely no sense to you, I’m sure). I suppose by the aforementioned theory, intelligence is a constantly daunting task of positive impression to others. There are inestimable fashions in which to either achieve, or simply attempt to achieve a truly intellectual, profound thought through expression (which may be inherently redundant).

Intelligence is accumulative, ultimately timeless, tireless, requiring incredible meticulousness, and assertiveness; rendering it solely the world’s most profound, existential and important aspect of life. both now and 2000 years ago. It is abstract. It can be attempted to be portrayed, but will only be met by failure; I am a failure solely for attempting to do so.

Intelligence is above all, incredibly achieved by self-discipline.

-Michael Lenoch

Oh and I’m the guy who got a C in my English class- grades do not, by any means define your intelligence!

UPDATE (10-24-08)

Along with this deep fascination, I proceeded to ask a girl in my United States history class precisely these words, in the least condescending, most objective fashion I could possible speak; "Do you perceive yourself intelligent?" But keep in mind, as our conversation made evident, she is possibly the most egotistical, self-indulgent, self-loving prick I've ever met; an absolutely snarky little nerd at that.

I am a new student at Saint Ignatius, and have had what seems to be a booming successful peak in popularity, though it could potentially render entirely meme-like and a fraud of many mutual relationships. This girl, on the other hand, gave me no such respect. After asking what I thought of as the most objective, least offensive question inquiring her own perception of her intelligence could conjure up, she immediately fired back 'I never asked for your opinion', in a quintessentially decisively girly type of way. Having a boy nearby yell out the culture sweeping 'oh!', had me fed up, and forced by my teacher then to stop our groups' work and listen to what he has to teach.

Being suppressed by the teacher's lesson, I had an incredible amount yet to express. I initially felt she was arrogant to go so far as to unabashedly declare how intelligent she is directly due to her grades, which seems exactly coherent to what I was mentioned previously on this post of how American culture overly emphasizes good grades, and assumes good grades equal intelligence. BUT NO

Our teacher came around to each group as we worked, assisting if need be. I could tell, this girl was an expedient worker, but had absolutely no originality, no uniqueness, no ingenuity, no intrinsically profound thought to rattle the ages with splendor in language; simply verbatim to our teacher's words in the assist he provided for our group. Incredible. What a retard. A person who cannot compose such unrelentingly profound thought, but a person who receives As, does not an intelligent person make. She immediately assumed her superiority in intelligence and omniscience.

What an indescribable prick.

She is exactly what I previously mentioned, and is by every regard possible unintelligent, but self-gratifyingly intelligent by these meaningless qualifications she set before herself, and deplored what brilliantly un-graspable concept I attempted to articulate.

Pure and utter hubris

-Michael Lenoch

Monday, September 22, 2008

Call of Duty 4 vs. Battlefield: Bad Company

First of all, Battlefield: Bad Company doesn't escape the common expectations gamers have for any game the developers expect them to pay $60 for; which entails to offer at least, a decent single player experience, and a stellar if not substantially entertaining multiplayer experience, with constantly replayable maps, as well as a widely diverse variation in outcomes of each round.

Now I say Battlefield: Bad Company in particular because I feel the developers invested little to no effort in creating a tactically-based combat experience; as it all boils down to is mindless killing by any means possible- exploitations and all. The only aspect that makes Battlefield: Bad Company outstanding is simply by the destructible environments. Battlefield: Bad Company also potentially could provide strong and quality level design, just as its PC predecessor, Battlefield 2 did, but instead substituted it for what they, or DICE thinks is dynamic destructibility. Yes, in fact, this destructibility is an enormous aspect that will potentially revolutionize the video game battlefield, but that doesn't necessarily make it any better.

There have been multiple attempts by lesser developers at making destructibility a core component of first person games. DICE has tried, and for the most part, achieved what they set out to do on that front. But there is one problem: it's not paired up with good gameplay!

Here I express my truest dislike for my experience with Battlefield: Bad Company; the gameplay is garbage.

If you have ever played Battlefield 2, I am sure you are an expert at knowing when to go automatic, and when to go burst. That understanding, rule, fact, law, mentality and perfectly fine feature a game had to offer was destroyed to bring to life a terrible new baby- Battlefield: Bad Company's overly severe deviance. In Battlefield 2, for example, the deviated rounds were handled in a way that didn't even show them going to the intended target- but rather, as if they were a dud- (Which would only happen with Sniper Rifles). But in Battlefield: Bad Company- You're better off hiding in a hole, putting C4 encompassing your soon to be corpse and waiting, because the gunplay is utterly unbearable. For example, in BF:BC, when you're looking down your iron sight, and you can see your intended target only a few meters away, you can see the incredible amount of deviating rounds, as if fleeing from the intended target- it's inconceivable people put this crap in a game, and people still play it to this day.

I gave Battlefield: Bad Company a fair chance -- in fact, I reached the Major rank and had an overall slightly less than decent experience with it doing so. It can be fun- but can be EASILY enraging by the fact that though you were firing what appeared to be that man's head off, resulted you with a red-blood screen, displaying your killer and the particular tool he used to end your life.

Additionally, the health system will never achieve what DICE had intended it to achieve- a health system such as that on a console is bound to fail. You simply don't need so much to worry about- and especially not to mention the likelihood of winding up losing your life because of a previous firefight- the experience can be incredibly unrewarding, unsatisfying, unentertaining, unappealing; and thus seemingly intended to be played calmly, and casually.

Battlefield: Bad Company’s Y-Axis look speed is also too slow; as is the transition between running, stopping running, and aiming down the sights of your rifle to fire at a nearby enemy -- both of which can easily get you killed, and may very well repulse you from ever playing the game again. Not to mention the absolutely broken sniping system that has you outrageously trying to lead your target, only to miss invariably for reasons unknown. It is as if there are a number of factors that play into the overall broken sniping mechanic; they are unapparent, and insensibly difficult to coicidentally please, which are ultimately unlikely to ever reward you with a satisfying kill.

On the other, very much better hand, sits Call of Duty 4- a rational, not so torturous type of fun that makes sense when you see your target, and you understandably kill your intended target. If you don’t think there isn’t a tactical experience within the excellence that is Call of Duty 4, look again. The controls are spot-on, show absolutely no defects, and represent your own fault if you die- not the game’s. The customizability of the classes and weapons is definitely an up that exceeds all of Battlefield’s classes. If you crouch as you move- you are silent; yes this may seems a minute and worthless feature that does nothing, but try playing Search and Destroy, where your single life is as vital as your beating heart. You can also lie down, which strangely was impossible in Battlefield: Bad Company, though the Battlefield series is the father to most of these features and conventions, but apparently not on consoles.

The improvements Call of Duty 4 has made on the clean slate of multiplayer first-person shooters I think of as Battlefield 2 are infinite, intrinsic, and inexpressibly improve the overall gameplay of even the original greatness of Battlefield 2. I promise you, you will never by any circumstance find a better, more entertaining, more enthralling, more exhilarating shooter experience on a console, whether you're considering the accuracy of hit-detection, or plainly the fun you'll get out of such an experience, I think I can definitively claim Call of Duty 4 as timeless, and the only improvements shooters will ever see are based off of the excellence provided by Call of Duty 4, not Battlefield: Bad Company.

Like what you may, I just don’t Battlefield: Bad Company.

And if you’re simply too obstinate to try Call of Duty 4 because of all the fags playing it now, I suppose I’m a fag too.

-Michael Lenoch

Saturday, September 20, 2008

How does this make you feel?

I'd like to open this up to discussion- how do you feel about the fact that Toonami is coming to an end, even though it has been the providing factor for the past 11 years to some of the greatest anime such as:

Anime with which this company was involved:
.hack//Legend Of The Twilight (TV) : Broadcaster
.hack//Roots (TV) : Broadcaster
.hack//SIGN (TV) : Broadcaster
Akazukin Cha Cha (TV) : Broadcaster
Animal Yokocho (TV) : Broadcaster
Astro Boy (TV 3/2003) : Broadcaster
Astro Boy (TV 1/1963) : Broadcaster
Bakugan Battle Brawlers (TV) : Broadcaster
Bedaman (TV) : Broadcaster
Beyblade (TV) : Broadcaster
Bleach (TV) : Broadcaster
Blood+ (TV) : Broadcaster
Blue Dragon (TV) : Broadcaster
Blue Gender (TV) : Broadcaster
Blue Submarine No.6 (OAV) : Broadcaster
Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo (TV) : Broadcaster
Cardcaptor Sakura (TV) : Broadcaster
Case Closed (TV) : Broadcaster
Castle in the Sky (movie) : Broadcaster
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (TV) : Broadcaster
Cowboy Bebop (TV) : Broadcaster
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie : Broadcaster
Crayon Shin-chan (TV) : Broadcaster
Cyborg 009 The Cyborg Soldier (TV) : Broadcaster
D.I.C.E. (TV) : Broadcaster
Dai-Guard (TV) : Broadcaster
Death Note (TV) : Broadcaster
Demashitaa! Powerpuff Girls Z (TV) : Production
Dragon Ball (TV) : Broadcaster
Dragon Ball GT (TV) : Broadcaster
Dragon Ball Z (TV) : Broadcaster
Dragon Ball Z Movie 1: The Deadzone : Broadcaster
Dragon Ball Z Movie 2: The World's Strongest : Broadcaster
Dragon Ball Z Movie 3: The Tree of Might : Broadcaster
Dragon Ball Z Movie 4: Lord Slug : Broadcaster
Dragon Ball Z Movie 5: Cooler's Revenge : Broadcaster
Dragon Ball Z Movie 6: Return of Cooler : Broadcaster
Dragon Ball Z Special 1: Bardock, The Father of Goku : Broadcaster
Dragon Ball Z Special 2: The History of Trunks : Broadcaster
Duel Masters (TV) : Broadcaster
Escaflowne: The Movie : Broadcaster
Eureka Seven (TV) : Broadcaster
FLCL (OAV) : Broadcaster
Fullmetal Alchemist (TV) : Broadcaster
Gatchaman (TV) : Broadcaster
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (TV) : Broadcaster
Gigantor (TV) : Broadcaster
Hamtaro (TV) : Broadcaster
Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi (U.S. TV) : Broadcaster, Distributor, Production
Idaten Jump (TV) : Broadcaster
Immortal Grand Prix (TV) : Broadcaster
Immortal Grand Prix (TV 2) : Broadcaster, Original story, Planning, Production
Immortal Grand Prix (TV) : Production
Initial D (TV) : Broadcaster
Inuyasha (TV) : Broadcaster
Inuyasha Meguri Au Mae no Unmei Koiuta (special) : Broadcaster
Inuyasha the Movie 2: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass : Broadcaster
InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler : Broadcaster
Inuyasha the Movie 4: Fire on the Mystic Island : Broadcaster
Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time : Broadcaster
Jubei-chan - Secret of the Lovely Eyepatch (TV) : Broadcaster
Kakurenbo (movie) : Broadcaster
Kaleido Star (TV) : Broadcaster
Kikaider (TV) : Broadcaster
Kikaider (OAV) : Broadcaster
Lupin III: Part II (TV) : Broadcaster
MÄR (TV) : Broadcaster
Martian Successor Nadesico (TV) : Broadcaster
MegaMan NT Warrior (TV) : Broadcaster
Megaman Star Force (TV) : Broadcaster
Metropolis (movie) : Broadcaster
Mobile Fighter G Gundam (TV) : Broadcaster
Mobile Suit Gundam (TV) : Broadcaster
Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket (OAV) : Broadcaster
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory (OAV) : Broadcaster
Mobile Suit Gundam F91 (movie) : Broadcaster
Mobile Suit Gundam Seed (TV) : Broadcaster
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (TV) : Broadcaster
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz (OAV) : Broadcaster
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack (movie) : Broadcaster
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team (OAV) : Broadcaster
Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit (TV) : Broadcaster
My Neighbor Totoro (movie) : Broadcaster
Naruto (TV) : Broadcaster
Naruto Special: Battle at Hidden Falls. I am the Hero! (OAV) : Broadcaster
Naruto The Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow : Broadcaster
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (movie) : Broadcaster
Neon Genesis Evangelion (TV) : Broadcaster
Ninja Robots (TV) : Broadcaster
One Piece (TV) : Broadcaster
Outlaw Star (TV) : Broadcaster
Paranoia Agent (TV) : Broadcaster
Pecola (TV) : Broadcaster
Pilot Candidate (TV) : Broadcaster
Pocket Monster Crystal: Raikou Ikazuchi no Densetsu (special) : Broadcaster
Pocket Monsters: Diamond & Pearl (TV) : Broadcaster
Pokémon (TV) : Broadcaster
Pokémon - Destiny Deoxys (movie) : Broadcaster
Pokemon - Jirachi Wish Maker (movie) : Broadcaster
Pokemon 2000 - The Movie : Broadcaster
Pokemon 3 - The Movie : Broadcaster
Pokemon 4Ever (movie) : Broadcaster
Pokemon Advance (TV) : Broadcaster
Pokemon Chronicles (TV) : Broadcaster
Pokemon Heroes - Latias & Latios (movie) : Broadcaster
Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea (movie) : Broadcaster
Pokemon: The First Movie : Broadcaster
Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai (movie) : Broadcaster
Popolocrois Monogatari (TV) : Broadcaster
Princess Mononoke (movie) : Broadcaster
Rave Master (TV) : Broadcaster
Read or Die (OAV) : Broadcaster
Reign: The Conqueror (TV) : Broadcaster
Robotech (U.S. TV) : Broadcaster
Ronin Warriors (TV) : Broadcaster
Rurouni Kenshin (TV) : Broadcaster
s-CRY-ed (TV) : Broadcaster
Sailor Moon (TV) : Broadcaster
Sailor Moon R (TV) : Broadcaster
Sailor Moon R Movie: Promise of the Rose : Broadcaster
Sailor Moon S (TV) : Broadcaster
Sailor Moon S Movie: Hearts in Ice : Broadcaster
Sailor Moon SuperS (TV) : Broadcaster
Sailor Moon SuperS Movie: Black Dream Hole : Broadcaster
Saint Seiya (TV) : Broadcaster
Samurai Champloo (TV) : Broadcaster
SD Gundam Force (TV) : Broadcaster, Production
Shaman King (TV) : Broadcaster
Speed Racer (TV) : Broadcaster
Spirited Away (movie) : Broadcaster
Star Blazers: The Quest for Iscandar (TV) : Broadcaster
Super Milk-chan (TV) : Broadcaster
Tenchi in Tokyo (TV) : Broadcaster
Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki (OAV) : Broadcaster
Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki OAV 2 : Broadcaster
Tenchi Muyo! The Night Before The Carnival (OAV) : Broadcaster
Tenchi Universe (TV) : Broadcaster
The Animatrix (OAV) : Broadcaster
The Big O (TV) : Broadcaster, Co-Production
The Prince of Tennis (TV) : Broadcaster
The Super Milk-chan Show (TV) : Broadcaster
Thundercats (U.S. TV) : Broadcaster
Transformers: Animated (U.S. TV) : Broadcaster
Transformers: Armada (TV) : Broadcaster
Transformers: Cybertron (TV) : Broadcaster, Internet Streaming
Transformers: Energon (TV) : Broadcaster
Trigun (TV) : Broadcaster
Trinity Blood (TV) : Broadcaster
Voltron (TV) : Broadcaster
Witch Hunter Robin (TV) : Broadcaster
Wolf's Rain (TV) : Broadcaster
Wolf's Rain (OAV) : Broadcaster
Yu Yu Hakusho The Movie: Poltergeist Report : Broadcaster
Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (TV) : Broadcaster
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monster GX (TV) : Broadcaster
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (TV) : Broadcaster
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie (U.S.) : Broadcaster
Zatch Bell (TV) : Broadcaster
Zoids (TV) : Broadcaster
Zoids/ZERO (TV) : Broadcaster
Zoids: Fuzors (TV) : Broadcaster

"America's Cartoon Network has reportedly revealed at Georgia's Anime Weekend Atlanta convention this morning that it will end its Toonami programming block tonight after 11 years. The official announcement will be made during tonight's final run, with an "important message" during the 10:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. ET/PT timeslot. Naruto has been the only Japanese series in this Saturday evening block recently, but Toonami used to host a variety of Japanese-animated programs when it began as a weekday afternoon block in 1997. Among those titles were Voltron, Robotech, Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball, Ronin Warriors, G-Force: Guardians of Space, Blue Submarine No. 6, Tenchi Muyo!, Cardcaptors, Zoids, .hack//SIGN, Yu Yu Hakusho, Rurouni Kenshin, The Big O, Outlaw Star, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Cyborg 009, Duel Masters, Astro Boy, Gundam, Rave Master, Zatch Bell, One Piece, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, Pokémon, MÄR, The Prince of Tennis, Megaman Star Force, Bakugan Battle Brawlers, and Blue Dragon. The Toonami Jetstream online streaming service will reportedly still continue, and Cartoon Network is working to import the Japanese-animated Demashitaa! Powerpuff Girls Z spinoff that is based on its own Powerpuff Girls series.

Two episode of Naruto are currently scheduled for tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The 2002 live-action Spider-Man film will run instead of Toonami on September 27, although most television listings have not been updated yet. Batman: Gotham Knight, this summer's Japanese-animated video tie-in to The Dark Knight film, will then run on October 4 at 8:00 p.m. After Batman: Gotham Knight, an episode of Naruto, "Powerful Helper," will run at 9:30 p.m., but there are no other episodes scheduled yet."

Thank you to Starks for the news tip.

I loved everything on Toonami from Beast Wars to Machine Wars to conceivably all the Gundam series and especially Dragon Ball Z- Saturday has lost its essence, its definition. No, I haven't watched Toonami every Saturday, and that's largely due to all the crap they shovel onto it (BEN 10), but the thought that Toonami was on every Saturday- I would always be reminded of it; whether it be that I played video games for a certain amount of time, went over to a friend's house or anything else- I always knew Toonami was on.

Tom was my man every Saturday night

Tom throughout the years of reiteration

Tom now

Was always better late at night than what became Adult Swim

(Everything in Italics is not my own writing)

-Michael Lenoch

Archaic Language


The English language spoken in the colonial and time periods prior seem far more eloquent and articulate than the common, weak, and worthless vernacular we all casually partake in today. Though the language spoken then could inversely be perceived to sound unnecessary in comparison to the aforemention 'weak and worthless' vernacular of today. My one lasting thought is; is language's contemporary brilliance the simplicity it achieves through its easily understood and sensible expressions that lie within the heart of the language that are used daily?

-Michael Lenoch

Money? Who said money?

In defense of a few of your points:

Seeing as though the world, along with seemingly every other serious country runs on money and the desire for more money; wouldn't you too, if you were Sir Alex Ferguson, consider the fact that Manchester United is undoubtedly England's most prominent, most successful, and most capable group of players that indicate what can be achieved with a football: the hearts of millions, spanning the globe's limits, while winning countless silver wear across the world. By the way; you barely grasped my point. There is absolutely no drama in American Football, as every game is seemingly inconsequential. It doesn't amount to anything, or even matter if you're the absolute worst disgrace of athleticism ever to shear the eyes of people everywhere; the NFL will keep you in the league. As opposed to The English Premier League- where there is a constant struggle of avoiding the relegation to a lower league, where then the club suffers the consequence of being forced to build themselves back up.

Though Barclays and their entrepreneuring hoard of purchasing have bought out the rights to the name of the Premiership, do you think anyone will stand by that and call it that? And if you didn’t notice, the NFL is by far the least modest company to ever exist, and couldn’t care for the meek amount of money to purchase the rights to the NFL name that would dwarf their inestimable amount of other sources of revenue.

-Michael Lenoch

Oh and this is a testiment of how dedicated Football fans are even when there isn't something on the screen; American Football fans are easily impressed, and casually spectate, as the lion's share of American football's success is the food that millions of overweight fat American retards gorge themselves over each game.

American Football Sucks ass.

American football has an incredible amount of distractions merely to capture the retards' who watch it attention- clowns, idiots, and fools during half-time- all of which are perfect examples.

-Patrick MulchroneTM

Not to offend, but it's purely my opinion

Notice how seemingly every young boy, growing up, aspires to a certain college; whether it's due to his father or mother is an alumni, he likes the school's college, or he's retarded enough to assess his favorite team by choice of colors and a pretentious clothing line.

Regardless, unfailingly, it seems every one of those young boys, whether they may have been you and your friends or not always cling to the absolutely most distant college scattered throughout the United States, and never support any local colleges, unless they currently attend a local college; in which case no longer would be a "young boy". Furthermore, that seems a testament to how crappy America can be-everyone seems to want to be or otherwise seem different to support a different team.

That's why I personally love real Football; European Football. There's no manufactured drama, no over-exposed internal struggles within each club or advertisements. There are true supporters who will stop at nothing to see their club's game; and there is no truer emotion presented than the emotion that Football induces. There is cultural pride, national representation; where I can feel that a language can represent a nation. Football is also monumental and instinctive- a cave man could understand it- yet it compels the world to this day. And by its monumentality, there is a fine distinction when a goal is scored, and the time that leads up to that crescendo of skill, talent, and a little luck. The fact that goals are scored so infrequently only justify the time investment even more, as the buildup to such as shining star of a moment is inconceivably rewarding and nigh indescribable.

That is solely why Football is the world's sport, and decimates American football; I don't think I can name a single other person I know that can react so strongly, so passionately, so devotedly, so intensely, so enduringly, so lovingly to the spirit, the game and the experience;

God Bless the REAL Football.

-Michael Lenoch

He who which is now missed


Shawn Elliot- To a certain degree seems to me, at least, similar to a soldier. By his latest appearance on 1up Yours, he has expressed himself incredibly eloquently, yet has retained to render himself funny. That said; a solider can joke with the guys, drink a bit and have some fun, while dedicate all his senses as total warfare slowly consumes the attention of him and his comrades. And by that; he is innately very competent at his craft, and carries a considerable amount of charisma along with it.

-Michael Lenoch