Monday, March 31, 2008

Hey! Guess who is still sick!

Still. Sick. But feeling better. I took Nyquil at 4am to help me sleep and now I am groggy as shit. Trying to focus on the work I have in front of me today but it prob. ain't gonna happen for another hour or so, till this stuff wears off.

Someone - in the comments section a few posts back-commented that it seemed I was always sick. I have two things to say to that:

a- I have two little muppets running around this house and they bring home all kinds of shit from playdates and pre-school. I always heard this was the case with kids but my God, it really is amazing how often we get sick in this house these days. I am sick with colds about 3 times a year now vs. the MAYBE 1 time a year I used to get sick before I had tykes. Ah well, wouldn't trade it. But it sucks! This is probably the longest lasting cold I've ever had.

b-I used to go to Steve Gerber's blog. He's was the comic book writer who created Howard the Duck as well as the kick ass Thundarr the Barbarian Saturday morning cartoon from the 80's. Well in his posts, he was ALWAYS going on and on about how sick he was with this illness and that. And I kept thinking: dude, you are always so fucking sick. Get outside, get some exercise, get a new positive outlook on life (seemed he suffered from depression too, from what I could gather from his posts). Now telling a person to do these things and them doing them are totally different things, I know. But man, I hate that people would come to this blog and think 'oh Jaffe's this sick guy'....isn't that stupid that I would think that? Who knows man, the inner workings of my mind :) Oh and so, sadly, Steve Gerber died a few months back. So- clearly- the man was very, very sick and now I feel like a total idiot for even thinking it was something he could just solve by picking himself up and going for a walk in the sunshine. What a dolt I can be at times...

Ok, gonna try to focus thru the haze. Later ya'll!


ps. Took my oldest daughter to Legoland this past Saturday for the opening of their new area: Adventureland! It also coincided with INDIANA JONES DAY! Man, Indy is everywhere! I love it! Check the pix:

Indy made of Legos!

Lots of folks dressed up as Indy and the cast. Not just regular folks, but 'pro' Indy cosplayers from something called INDYFANS. Check out the Marion! She looks pretty accurate! Now all she needs is a frying pan!

The new baddie from Indy 4. Amazing what fans can do with pretty much 2-3 images on the net. Costume wise, she looks just like the Cate Blanchette character!

Lots of Indy Jones' roaming the park! There were even little kids- like 5 years old- wearing Last Crusade t-shirts! I love that younger gens get to know who Indy is. Hell, after watching the newest tv trailer 5 times yesterday, both my kids (2 and 4) are singing the theme song as they roam the house :) I so proud!

The Indyfans have a myspace page where they are promoting a doc they are making on Indy Jones fandom. This is a poster they were giving away. Here's a link to the site: INDYFANS!

The new area of Legoland: Adventureland! The big new ride is this sort of Mr. Toad's Wild Ride meets a light gun shooting gallery. Love the concept (never rode Buzz Lightyear) but the execution is ultra lacking. I mean, Legoland is a B level theme park when you compare it to, say, Disneyworld. So I was not expecting all that much. But even so, considering most of the rides at Legoland are still pretty good, this new ride ranks as a total disappointment. But I love the theme, so I still had fun!

Here's us in our IN CAR/JEEP POV, about to go into the tomb!

Here's a crappy phone pic of the interior of the ride. Lots of the interactive shooting gallery parts did not auto reset so you never really knew what you could shoot. The lighting of the ride was terrible so there was no drama. And the cars went too fast for you to really get to focus on shooting anything. But again, it was cool.

Ok, gotta run! Later ya'll!



Anonymous said...

Schweet, 1st comment!!!

Dave, jsut got over the flu bug myself and I'm still sucking!!

Have you seen the new Indy statue? Figure it'd go great beside your statue of Kratos.

Get well.


Anonymous said...

Would help if I gave you a link, eh?



Nikkoa said...


My advice to you; invest in a nice yo-yo. Nothing like a timeless investment to hold yourself over on sick/rainy days alike. Start with a yomega raider :)

Anonymous said...

lol the Grace Park pic i attracted to asian aswell.

what i do on sick/rainy days alike is lay down in a quit room and shut my eye and think to my self of new ideas. if you seen my TM fan fics on the TMA site and of fan fic characters thats 5% of it the rest of it is in my storys.

have you seen this?

i inspired him to make the trailer from mine. with that how do you fell if Twisted Metal was made into a Moive?

do you think virtual Reality well be grate for gaming

is the Twisted Metal on the PS3 going to look like this

or bitter?

Anonymous said...


Start taking ZINC! $2.50 at Target. You'll be glad you did

Anonymous said...

That is a LOT of legos. I wonder if they super glue all those together?

It would be sad and awsome all at the same time to see one fall over and smash in a million bits.

Anonymous said...

Your still sick?! Thats crazy...anyways Im feeling sick myself bought my PSP last week because of GOW:COO havent even touched the game since Im waiting for my Memory stick to come in from Hong Kong...IM DYING HERE! :(

Unknown said...

They should make Lego God of War. And think of thh ride? It would have Lego blood, lego Greek people, lego naked chicks, etc. Everything Disney Land doesn't have.

Nymo said...

ah! The little Indy event at Legoland looks fun! I got an email about it a while back, but I couldn't make it.

And you never rode the Buzz Lightyear ride? granted, The line for it usually is long...
(and then disney is going to open that new shooting ride across in the other park...)

say, Did you hear about the possible Indiana Jones stunt show coming to Disneyland? While they have the ride, they're apparently looking for actors for daily shows...

Get well soon!

Anonymous said...

you're at the frontpage on gamespot!

Jester said...


Kids can be very well the reason why you get sick....other things to consider....

your home, how new or how old? Have you had water issues (leaks, flooding etc) the simplest molds can make you sick as well.

Lifestyle: you burn yourself out, lake of rest etc will also make you susceptible.....

Shilo Oliver said...

Dave, the front page of digg has a link to some sweet indy stuff. You should check it out. It looks amazing. this is the story they link to.

Anonymous said...

Was that me saying you were always ill? I don't know...I was thinking it, anyways.
Well...I spose I got all this to come, myself.
Look on the bright side, you aren't likely to get these colds ever again, and the last years of your life may or may not be entirely coldless! that even a bright side?

Anyway, in all your posts, I've noticed something about you, in that you can't find it in your heart to say something bad about a thing without saying something good as well. I mean, even a substandard ride in a B-level theme park (at least compared to Disneyworld (which I I'm not thinking all too much of Legoland from your description, despite it being Indy day, which I'm rather sad I missed...being about 7000 miles away...))umm...oh yeah, substandard ride. Yeah; even with a dull ride in a not-so-great park, you have something good to say about it.
Since you're always able to look on the bright side of stuff, I'm wondering what all these "I-Hate-Jaffe" guys have against you. can't see the bright side of EVERYTHING, I don't think. I've never known you to say anything positive about Bush. On the other hand...what's to say? At least he (probably) showers?

Well, anyway.
I got stuff to do...I'm sure I do. Somewhere.


grasshopper said...

Damn that Lego Indy is insane. Speaking of legos why didn't they ever give you the instructions on how to make the cool looking stuff on the back of the box??
I wish they had all the cool licensed Legos like Indiana Jones and Star Wars when I was younger :( I would have been all over those

Indyfans and the Quest for Fortune and Glory said...

David, glad you had fun at Legoland! It was a great day!! Be sure to visit our site, and stay tuned for news about our World Premiere!! Thanks again!

David Jaffe said...

indyfans- thanks! I may even try to make it to see the's Newport in So Cal, yes?

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