Rants & Raves

Rants & Raves

FMA 2 Dub Cast Announced (Sorta)


So, the cast for Funimation's Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood dub has been revealed. Or, at least, some of it. Here's my commentary on it:

Vic Mignogna as Edward Elric

Comment: I'm not surprised, but I'm not happy. Vic will continue to gain popularity based on a mediocre effort that pales in comparison to the Japanese voice. Well, I can at least hope he's better this time around, because last time it he was just lousy.

Maxey Whitehead as Alphonse Elric

Comment: They replaced the best performer in the first dub, Aaron Dismuke (ostensibly because he went through puberty, and thus his voice changed), with a relative newcomer. This is particularly upsetting, since I feel that even now, Dismuke will still be capable of handling Alphonse, who is a little older-seeming and wiser in the new series, anyway. But, I'll give Whitehead a chance.

Brainwashing? Think of it as cleansing them of (your) idiocy.



Oh, lordy, lordy. Won't anyone please save the children from our evil, socialist dictator President and his speech on the importance of education?!

This is the new mental illness of the right, that Obama is going to hypnotize school children into being some sort of Lenin-worshipping communist puppets of the state. How? Why, by talking to them via TV broadcast about... here we go... the importance of staying in school!

Dun dun dunnnnn!

Oh, but it can't be that simple! I'm sure Hitler... er, I mean, Obama, has some sort of spiral wheel spinning in the background to lull the children to sleep as he whispers words of liberalism into their fresh, squishy young minds. Soon, they'll be thinking of evil things such as helping the environment and helping out their fellow man!

Audio: English: Rocking The Dragon (Dragon Ball Z Dubs) (It's An Article, Fucking Read It!)


Audio: English
With the Audio:English series, PenguinTruth takes a critical look at the English
dubs which grace some of anime's most defining series in North America.

Dragon Ball Z. I'd like to think that most of us anime fans have seen at least some of it. It certainly is fantastically popular, all over the world. Even in my budding anime fandom, DBZ may not have been my favorite per se, but it was probably the mark by which all other animated programs at the time were measured. "Is this better or worse than DBZ?" I would ask myself. And even today I consider its influence on my fandom and life in general as being somewhat significant, for better or worse.



What's with all these "Obama birthers"?

Is it that Republicans, so shocked by having a well-read, educated, somewhat liberal President in the White House, are so desperately grasping at straws to deny his validty as a leader they have to go this far even now? Is it just political sour grapes, or are conservative types really this delusional? I suppose when all your guidance in life comes from a book of hijacked Pagan myths and private conversations with an invisible sky father, your logic and reason is a little out of whack.

Time and time again he has been proven to be a native citizen of the United States. Factcheck.org, Politifact, even Fox News (in the past, before this become a good way to smear the already-sitting president) has reported on his certification as geniune. Even the Republican governor of the state Obama was born in, Hawaii, has had it examined and proven to be real.

8 Reasons why the new Sirius XM iPhone app is rip


Some of you may have noticed that today Sirius XM, with some exuberance, released a streaming radio application for the iPhone. Apparently it’s such a huge event that both Sirius’ and XM’s web sites are plastered with the news. While I don’t have an iPhone I don’t need one to know how awful this application is.

1. You already have all of the music, and more

Chances are your iPhone is already filled to the brim with music. Whether through a store like iTunes, ripped from your CDs, or a illegal sources, you’ve already found the music you want to listen to. Why instead would you want to listen to a glorified FM channel? Sirius XM’s iPhone app may offer over 120 channels of content but the average listener doesn’t frequent more than five or six channels.

David Letterman Is A Pussy


First, may I say, Sarah Palin is a terrible, terrible person, and I hate to give her any attention. I wish we'd all stop talking about her, because we're only making her seem important, like somebody of significance. She's trying to ride on this new wave of press so she can stay in the public eye for later power-grabbing for the nutso Sky Father puppets.

So, David Letterman made a joke about Palin's daughter being with her at a baseball game, and Alex Rodriguez getting her pregnant. Unfortunately, it was her younger daughter who was at the game, not her older one, who had indeed been pregnant at a young age. The younger daughter is fourteen years old, so it would seem that David make a miss with his joke.

In Defense of Shinji Ikari


No, You Do Not Have More Balls Than Shinji Ikari
by Michael Fitz-Gibbon

Neon Genesis Evangelion. It's one of my favorite animated television series. What is it about it that I enjoy so much? The action? The intrigue? The direction of certain scenes with very interesting angles and approaches? Maybe all of these, maybe none of them. Whatever it is, I enjoy it thoroughly. Is it overrated? Yeah, probably. What used to be my favorite of all time is now merely on my top ten somewhere. It's no Legend of the Galactic Heroes.