Warrior Fans Heckle Donald Sterling With Signs
Apr201428

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week or so, you likely have seen the depressing news that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling appears to be a closet racist – even though his team’s coach, and the majority of his players (not to mention the majority of the entire league’s players) are African American.  Originally reported by TMZ (source), Donald’s alleged remarks were recorded in a conversation with his girlfriend, V. Stiviano (who yes, just happens to be African American and Mexican), stating – and I am summarizing – to not bring “black people to his games,to include Magic Johnson”, to not take Instagram photos with black people, and much, much more.  While I am a firm believer in our judicial system here in the US – innocent until proven guilty – it’s hard to argue against this one with everything that has become available.  Nevertheless, as the SQ faithful know, we like to continually lighten the mood with any situation, and we found two Golden State Warrior fans who will definitely do just that with their hilarious signs from this weekend’s playoff game.  Hit the link below for the full funny pic!

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Behind the Scenes at National Geographic
Apr201415

Every wonder what it was like to work as a National Geographic photographer?  I mean come on, you get to travel the world and see places 99% of the human race will never get to see.  What could be cooler than seeing the world?  Well, I can only imagine what the legal fine print would read at the bottom of every National Geographic job application from their HR department; it’s probably longer than most novels – especially when you’re out on some of the more “austere” locations with wildlife that may or may not be so friendly.  Whether or not the full photo below is real or fake, it will surely generate some laughs.

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16-Bit Characters in Real Life Photos
May201323

Where are all my retro gamers at?  Raise your hand if you grew up on the NES, and if the top two items on your Xmas list started with a Super Nintendo and ended with a Nintendo GameBoy, and I’m talking the old school brick of a GameBoy with a black and white screen.  Color screen?  That wasn’t even a rumor at that point; I think the word “fantasy” is a more apt description.  All of us at that point in the gaming world were longing for realistic graphics, and in the late 80’s/early 90’s, we still had a long ways to go.  The advent of the Super Nintendo really was a neat jump, as it allowed for at tremendous amount more processing power, and maybe above all else, a ton more colors.  It really wasn’t until the N64 however until we really saw an epic graphical jump, and now today, we’re about as realistic as we’re going to get.  Seeing these amazing photochops (easy to do, really) below really brings back some memories, although I’ll admit, there are some characters where I don’t know the game that they’re from.  That’s where you come in; you’re slightly qualified, right?  You raised your hand earlier, didn’t you?

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Who Cares About Microsoft’s Xbox Reveal Day?
May201322

Memes never get old, especially when they’re really good.  To be in the upper echelon of funny memes, it all starts with the original background photo.  Sure your captions may be stellar, but you won’t win your audience over unless it really fits well with the background photo.  That being said, the funny gaming meme creation crew around the Internet has been hard at work at pumping out some hilarious ones since yesterday’s “Xbox Reveal Day“, which honestly has created more confusion than there was before.  Although most gaming meme creators have aimed in on the “always-online” Internet connection “feature”, one photochopper decided to spin the reveal in an old-school way that probably only those of us that grew up on the NES would really appreciate.  Hit the link below to see what I mean.

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Fry from Futurama on Extra Lives
May201304

Fry from Futurama on Extra Lives0

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Oh this one takes me back.  Although my internal clock will turn 30 years of age in just a couple short weeks, I am still proud enough to admit (on the Internet OR in real life) that video games are still a passion of mine.  While I do not have as much free time to crank through game after game on a Saturday, I do get in as much game time as I can.  So what does this have to do with the hilarious Fry from Futurama?  Well, you see, we have a thing for Photochops and memes around these parts; for those of you lucky enough to have experienced our former website, you probably saw some of our best work.  While the image below isn’t our creation, it’s a high quality gaming meme that all of our retro gaming readers will surely appreciate.  It brought me back to the NES days, although I am still trying to remember which games I experienced this in.  Hit the link to reminisce with us!

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Mar201330

Best Leeroy Jenkins Pics0

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Leeroy Jenkins holds a special place in all of our hearts, whether you’re a gamer or not.  Since his hilarious introduction almost 8 years ago in 2005, Leeroy has found himself mentioned on Jeopardy, on just about every news station, and still rocks Internet search requests today.  Just recently here on SQ we featured an editorial on the stellar military reality show, “Inside Combat Rescue“, in which Leeroy Jenkins makes regular appearances.  So with that being said, we thought it would be a perfect time to showcase some of the best photochops and memes from some of Leeroy’s biggest fans.  Hit the link below for the best Leeroy Jenkins pictures!

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Inside Combat Rescue with Leeroy Jenkins
Mar201329

Raise your hand if you think the United States Air Force has a special forces branch?  If your hand is in the air, you are correct: the USAF does man a wing (no pun intended) in Special Operations Command, and their most notable asset is the Parajumpers, or “PJ’s”.  As a former Marine and Afghan vet, I will be the first to stand up and vouch for the PJ’s (these guys aren’t your average Airman); they’re absolutely legit.  Until now, the Air Force hasn’t allowed a peek into the PJ’s training or life on deployment, which is where National Geographic TV comes into play with their latest smash hit, “Inside Combat Rescue”.  So what in the world does Leeroy Jenkins have to do with any of this?  If you haven’t seen an episode, then you’ll have no idea; heck, if you’ve only seen one episode you may not have caught it either.  Hit the link below for the answer, and also my slightly qualified thoughts on the importance of humor in the (combat) workplace.

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Mar201323

Someone Sell Me on the PS Vita0

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Quick, someone sell me on the PS Vita.  Anyone?  Bueller?  After taking a new 9-5 gig this past fall, I have found myself on the road for work as many as three weeks out of the month, meaning I wake up in a Holiday Inn Express (baller!) about 12 times per month on average.  Some may call it depressing, others would also call it depressing.  In reality the job is great, but I miss my PS3 (and my fiance, of course!). I am a pretty stubborn handheld gamer however, as the only system that I have ever stuck with was the original Nintendo Game Boy.  For those of you reading this at the local Applebee’s after getting shot down for attempting to sneak into that rated-R movie tonight, I’m talking about the old school, black and white Game Boy that was about the size of a brick.  The Game Boy with the color screen?  That was still a few years out in my day.  My only other foray into handheld gaming was the Sony PSP, which I actually owned on two occasions.  My dilemma then is the same issue I put forth to you today: is the Vita worth it?  Much like the Vita, the PSP had so few worthy games that justified the hefty purchase price.  Once I beat the only good games in the library, and there was nothing new on the release list, it was back on the used hardware shelf at GameStop faster than you could comment below on how awesome my Photochop is.  Welcome to SQ btw.

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