Suddenly Ratatouille is less charming

So guess what I found in my oatmeal this morning! Go on, guess.

No, not Jimmy Hoffa.

Nope, it was worse: A pair of what appeared to be reconstituted rat turds. So I guess I will probably never eat instant oatmeal again since the mere thought makes me want to puke. Thank you, Quaker, for this delightful breakfast surprise.

Speaking of rat droppings, I kinda ranted angrily a little bit in my 1UP blog regardling the EGM/Halo 3 cover story leak. That fact that someone at the printing press felt free to screw over a client is actually much less annoying than the resulting telephone game fallout. Now the magazine’s name is attached to increasingly erroneous reports about the game — and so is mine, actually. Don’t go dragging me through the mud like that, jerks.

Meanwhile, in a much sunnier San Francisco day, I’ve posted previews of Mega Man ZX Advent and Dragon Quest Swords. I also sat in on a 1UP Yours recording session this evening and discovered to my surprise that my “What Have You Been Playing” list was startlingly lengthy.

Jot down the date, folks. It’s a landmark event.

15 thoughts on “Suddenly Ratatouille is less charming

  1. I am very much looking forward to hearing you on 1UP Yours. It’s funny, because Retronauts was literally the first podcast I ever listened to. From there I branched off to 1UP Yours and EGM, plus some others. But I suppose you can consider yourself having created a successful gateway drug. I’ll be downloading tomorrow!

  2. don’t worry man, I think readers, listener and other journalists can all tell the difference between telephone tag and what you really said. When the issue hits the air will clear. Your blog has already done some of that. Your name wont be taken down by such a small thing. People who read the site and enjoy your podcasts wont even believe that stuff about you in the first place until they hear it from the horse’s mouth.

  3. Wow, that sketchy about the printing press. What’s more startling is I just read on a message board: “EGN LEAK: Parish Gives Halo 3 4.5/10!”

  4. I thought this was going to be about Brad Bird’s newly announced film, an adaptation of Atlas Shrugged.

    There has to be a way to harness the infuriating power of the telephone game for amusing ends – other than using it as a plot point in a game, which I’ve already done and why yes it was pretty darn awesome if I do say so myself.

    (Irrational is being sued by the estate of Ayn Rand. You heard it here first.)

  5. Parish and 1up Yours. Two tastes that go great together, I hope. I think my Sunday run (wherein I listen to 1up Yours) will be even more enjoyable than usual.

    I’ve actually steered clear of the EGM/Parish article nonsense, so I don’t know the details. I’m sure it’ll clear up once the issue comes out, though.

    Lastly, you’ve ruined Quaker oatmeal for me, and I think I’m going to avoid oatmeal in general for a while.

  6. Which flavor was it? That strawberries and cream is pretty tasty. Mmm…

    I rank that as slightly more off-putting then the bags of rice my work ordered for a sale once coming to us infested with bugs inside the sealed bags. Delightful.

  7. Or the bottle of chocolate milk that was so old and sat out so long at room temp that it had seperated and the bottom part was the translucent brownish liquid while the top had become this curdled sponge-like material.

  8. Go to the presses and yell “halo sucks” the person that will have a reaction will be the culprit!

    Nice to read that you’re going to be on 1up yours.

  9. Sam Kalman, me too! Retronauts was my first, and still my favorite, but I too have branched to a number of the other 1Up podcasts.

    Looking forward to 1Up Yours with Retro Parish flair.

  10. While we’re on the topic of podcasting: what’s the scoop with Retronauts? Is it back on schedule now or was the adventure games podcast from 2 weeks ago just an anomaly?

  11. I would think that E3, amongst other things, pushed it’s full return out of the way for a few weeks.

  12. Jer’my, I just bought a new iPod and it’s aching for Retronauts! Maybe I should go hit up Sharkey…

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