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Posted on September 13, 2010 at 4:40 PM

Last week was pretty slow and not a whole lot caught my eye, but I waited an extra day and searched a little more and found enough to make a special Monday edition of the Internet Roundup, now called IR because I need more title room to attempt comedy. Check them out, support the creators and enjoy:



The Ten Most Depressing Videogame Endings


NES, of course. We’re going retro. An interesting assortment of endings that, yes, are rather downers.

On a side note, there’s a Quantum Leap article right next to this one...and I have to say I was pretty disappointed in it. Obvious selections are obvious and there’s not enough written to explain the whys. I mean, these are far from history-altering in some cases.



17 Images you Won’t Believe Aren’t Photoshopped


A great series from cracked. Just some amazing photos that are very real. Check out their older ones too.



Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis and Sean Penn


Oh yes, that just happened. Kudos to Penn for parodying himself here. The guy is known as a hard-ass but we all know that, deep down, he’s still Spicoli. Zach is going with his alter-ego, his brother "Seth" and he's 100% dedicated to the character once he's in it.



Admiral Ackbar for Mascot


No, not a joke. Ole Miss doesn’t have a mascot, so this a very brief docu-short covering the rise and fall of Admiral Ackbar as a potential mascot. Not “ha ha” funny but  interesting it went that far. What I find a bit sad is that any person with an ounce of intelligence could have told you that it will never work out, almost making it all seem like a waste of time.



Song Lyric Smackdown: My Hands by Leona Lewis


The theme song of Final Fantasy XIII gets analyzed and smacked around by Cin a bit, and rightfully so. Do people even listen to the actual lyrics of these things and saying "yeah, that's our theme?" It's such a pandering, overly-sentimental song that has nothing to do with the context of a "fantasy game" either. Pretty pathetic if you ask me...then again this is Square Enix and they lost touch with everyone about ten years ago and are about as relevant as a Sega CD.



5 Fictional Stories You Were Taught in History Class


If you haven’t been able to tell yet, I love Cracked’s articles disproving things we’ve always assumed. This article covers 5 stories you’ve probably heard, and maybe even taught, but aren’t true at all.



Boyz N the Ring


Pretty damn funny, I thought. It’s not wildly original, but it’s pretty well done for the most part as we some some white “gangstas” infiltrating The Lord of the Rings.



25 Years of Mario


And to cap off this week (or over a week now) is the anniversary video for Mario, now 25 years old and looking mighty fine as one of the longest-running franchises in the world. Of course, this only covers his main console games (Gameboy games strangely absent) and I wish they spent a little more time showing each game (64 and Mario 3 feel rushed through) but overall a fitting vid for the little plumber.


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