The left-wing is dead, I was writing some days ago, and it’s more and more like the right wing. Actually the only thing that seems to remain alive in it is the brain in the underpants of these embarrassing powerful men with no dignity, which devote themselves to vices and then maybe, instead of denouncing the extortion, they even say “thanks” to Daddy Silvio (Berlusconi) that warns them about the compromising video clip because he can get to everything and everyone. Nowadays Italy would be ridiculous if it wasn’t so tragic.
The Karma Kula’s journey is about to end, and in Flowers of Illusion the lonely demon hunter playing as the protagonist of the live action series from Ninjai Gang finally arrives near the temple of “Queen Putah” (corrections on the name are welcome) where the unlucky monks are tortured (…) and drained of their vital semen. The oddities and the funny moments of the previous episodes are far away here, while the demon makes her appearance in a rather unfavorable situation for the health of our hero and the fulfillment of his mission.
Definitely interesting this new installment of Naruto Shippuuden The clash between the two “monsters” Pain and master Jiraiya gets serious and both the contenders prove to have abilities that are special to say the least. Before putting him off (spoiler to follow!), the series creator Masashi Kishimoto gave Jiraiya the chance to show off how far his relationship with the toad nature went and it’s a very nice/ugly thing to see all things considered… For more information: AnimeCrazy.net (alternative hosting); Episodes list on Wikipedia; Naruto on Sir Arthur’s Den.
How one could ever describe a political leader like Massimo D’Alema, one of the main people accountable for the persistence of that villain named Silvio Berlusconi in the Italian political life of the last 15 years, one that doesn’t know the importance of voting in Parliament when there is the chance to knock out the Government and its majority but doesn’t miss any occasion to demonstrate to the media dictator that he is always ready to reach agreements for promoting their mutual political survival?
During the past weeks AV-Comparatives released the results of its latest antivirus software tests. Report n.23 follows the previous one released in May but it tackles, as the Austrian experts usually do, malware detection rates achieved by the antivirus programs when confronting a test bed of known threats.
No sooner said than done: after the Constitutional Court verdict which rejected the Alfano arbitration and, above all, the one from judge Mesiano on the huge 750 million euros fine for the theft of publishing house Mondadori which harmed De Benedetti, “Daddy” Silvio Berlusconi has gone nuts and incited his servants-dogs-lackeys against his new enemies. Marco Travaglio’s report on Mesiano righteous doing is unobjectionable, the results of the TV persecution against the judge are ridiculous and counterproductive thus far. But there’s plenty of time to get worse…
Oh, finally after so much useless (and as far as I am concerned slightly exciting) chatting this week Jiraiya and his antagonist start to fight mercilessly and beat each other to death The feature of Naruto that always entertained me the most is the series tendency to large scale clashes (or “legendary”, or whatever), and one of these clashes is exactly the one starting now between the toad-master and his former Rinnegan equipped apprentice. Thumb up and let’s see how this goes on… For more information: AnimeCrazy.net (alternative hosting); Episodes list on Wikipedia; Naruto on Sir Arthur’s Den.
The Constitutional Court has finally stated the plain obvious thing, ie that an unconstitutional law like the “Alfano arbitration” is unconstitutional. This naturally won’t change a thing in practice, on the contrary everything gets worse because Silvio “Pompetta” Berlusconi will now try anything to make everyone pay before justice make him pay for his wrongdoings. Anyway I already realized it some time ago, Giorgio “O’ Bravo Presidente” Napolitano is an amorphous nothingness guaranteeing only himself, the status quo and this criminal politicians class of which he is a worthy and distinguished representative.
Naruto: Shippūden episodes 129 & 130 - Infiltrate! The Village Hidden in the Rain & The Man Who Became God
I’m starting to feel tired of these Naruto specials broadcasted every two weeks, to me it seems that the authors tend to shorten events that would deserve a different emphasis to little exciting summaries. Anyway this week’s double episode is the forerunner of a battle that should stir up my interest for the series a bit, no less than the clash between Jiraiya and a man who thinks to be a god because of his inborn ability, the Rinnegan. For more information: AnimeCrazy.net (alternative hosting); Episodes list on Wikipedia; Naruto on Sir Arthur’s Den.
In all the phases of my life as a videogamer there has always been an episode of the Ghosts’n Goblins series. When I was barely able to reach the arcade sticks there was the first GnG, some years later I could place my eyes directly into the screen of my beloved Ghouls’n Ghosts, then (on the emulators) I discovered Super Ghouls’n Ghosts for SNES and lastly, in these years, I purchased the Sony PSP just to be able to play to Ultimate Ghosts’n Goblins (both versions).
And so finally came the time for the much awaited Constitutional Court judgment on the legitimacy of the “Alfano arbitration”. But considering how much and what kind of perversions of the so called Institutions one is forced to see in this decay of the Italian democracy, I’m asking myself, what is the sense of such a nonsense (ie to establish the unconstitutionality of something that is already obviously unconstitutional) compared to the utter lack of sense of all the rest?
Likewise the improbable perspective to witness the extinction of joypads, mice & keyboards in the forthcoming (and faraway too) future I talked about the past month, the other pointless and ballyhooed media hype going strong these days is the one about ubiquitous digital delivery, ie the idea that sooner or later physical supports will be outclassed or replaced by on-line downloads on consoles and PC, it doesn’t mind if users have to deal with 50 Gigabytes or a few Megabytes sized games. It’s a complete nonsense, as Stardock CEO correctly points out in an interview with Shacknews.
LucasArts is the historic software house constantly praised for its past full of pixellated pirates, purebred graphic adventures and more generally for a particular skill in shaping stories, creating characters and forging game worlds in which it was worth diving into for a while. In a manner that is nearly unbelievable for who is accustomed to see the company bringing out the usual, boring and useless series of Star Wars sequels, LucasArts is now faintly reconciliating with the development of original titles thanks to a game with little ambitions that could say something about the forthcoming future of the respected developer of Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle and Grim Fandango.