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06/24/2010

The Official Batman: The Animated Series Episode Order

Here is the “order” of the episodes of Batman: The Animated Series starting with the Volume I DVD featuring the first 28 episodes.

Volume I: 28 Episodes
Volume II: 28 Episodes
Volume III: 29 Episodes
Volume IV: 24 Episodes

01: On Leather Wings
02: Christmas With The Joker
03: Nothing To Fear
04: The Last Laugh
05: Pretty Poison
06: The Underdwellers
07: P.O.V.
08: Forgotten
09: Be A Clown
10: Two-Face Part 1
11: Two-Face Part 2
12: It’s Never Too Late
13: I’ve Got Batman In My Basement
14: Heart of Ice
15: Cat and Claw Part 1
16: Cat and Claw Part 2
17: See No Evil
18: Beware the Gray Ghost
19: Prophecy of Doom
20: Feat of Clay Part 1
21: Feat of Clay Part 2
22: Joker’s Favor
23: Vendetta
24: Fear of Victory
25: The Clock King
26: Appointment in Crime Alley
27: Mad As a Hatter
28: Dreams In Darkness
29: Eternal Youth
30: Perchance To Dream
31: The Cape and Cowl Conspiracy
32: Robin’s Reckoning Part 1
33: Robin’s Reckoning Part 2
34: The Laughing Fish
35: Night of The Ninja
36: Cat Scratch Fever
37: The Strange Secret of Bruce Wayne
38: Heart of Steel Part 1
39: Heart of Steel Part 2
40: If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich?
41: Joker’s Wild
42: Tyger, Tyger
43: Moon of The Wolf
44: Day of The Samurai
45: Terror In the Sky
46: Almost Got ‘Im
47: Birds of a Feather
48: What Is Reality?
49: I Am The Night
50: Off Balance
51: The Man Who Killed Batman
52: Mudslide
53: Paging The Crime Doctor
54: Zatanna
55: The Mechanic
56: Harley & Ivy
57: Shadow of The Bat Part 1
58: Blind As a Bat
59: The Demon’s Quest Part 1
60: His Silicon Soul
61: Shadow of The Bat Part 2
62: Fire From Olympus
63: The Demon’s Quest Part 2
64: Read My Lips
65: The Worry Men
66: Sideshow
67: A Bullet For Bullock
68: The Trial
69: Avatar
70: House & Garden
71: The Terrible Trio
72: Harlequinade
73: Time Out of Joint
74: Catwalk
75: Bane
76: Baby-Doll
77: The Lion And The Unicorn
78: Showdown
79: Riddler’s Reform
80: Second Chance
81: Harley’s Holiday
82: Lock-Up
83: Make’Em Laugh
84: Deep Freeze
85: Batgirl Returns
86: Holiday Knights
87: Sins of The Father
88: Cold Comfort
89: Double Talk
90: You Scratch My Back
91: Never Fear
92: Joker’s Millions
93: Growing Pains
94: Love Is a Croc
95: Torch Song
96: The Ultimate Thrill
97: Over The Edge
98: Mean Seasons
99: Critters
100: Cult of The Cat
101: Animal Act
102: Old Wounds
103: The Demon Within
104: Legends of The Dark Knight
105: Girls’ Night Out
106: Mad Love
107: Chemistry
108: Beware The Creeper
109: Judgement Day

01/22/2010

Flash Back to the TV Shows and Cartoons of the 90’s Kids

Filed under: Uncategorized — David Hunter @ 5:24 PM
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Here’s a list of relevant shows to those who are part of Generation Y or were kids/teens growing up through the 1990’s. Note that I also included 1989 as an initial year partly because I was 4 but also because it would’ve made Gen Y’ers around anywhere from 1 to 12 years old.

101 Dalmatians (1997-1998)
Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (1994-1997)
Adventures of the Gummi Bears (1989-1991)
Aladdin (1994-1995)
All That (1994-1997)
Allegra’s Window (1994-1996)
Animaniacs (1993-1995)
Are You Afraid of the Dark (1990-1993)
Arthur (1996-1998)
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes: The Animated Series (1990-1992, 1996)
Barney & Friends (1992-1994)
Batman: The Animated Series (1992-1995)
Beetlejuice (1989-1991)
Beverly Hills 90210 (1990-1999)
Big Bad Beetleborgs (1996-1998)
Bobby’s World (1990-1997)
Bonkers (1993-1995)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-1999)
Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990-1992)
Casper (1996-1998)
CatDog (1998-1999)
Chip ‘n Dales Rescue Rangers (1989-1990)
Clarissa Explains It All (1991-1994)
Darkwing Duck (1991-1995)
Dawson’s Creek (1998-1999)
Doug (1991-1994)
DuckTales (1988-1990)
Earthworm Jim (1995-1996)
Eerie, Indiana (1991-1992)
ER (1994-1999)
Eureeka’s Castle (1989-1996)
Family DoubleDare (1990-1993)
Family Matters (1989-1997)
Figure It Out (1997-1999)
Freakazoid! (1995-1997)
Friends (1994-1999)
Full House (1989-1995)
Gargoyles (1994-1997)
Get the Picture (1991)
Goof Troop (1992-1993)
Goosebumps (1995-1998)
Growing Pains (1989-1992)
Gullah Gullah Island (1994-1997)
Hey Arnold (1996-1999)
Hey Dude (1989-1991)
KaBlam! (1996-1999)
Kenan and Kel (1996-1999)
Legends of the Hidden Temple (1993-1995)
Marsupilami (1992)
Melrose Place (1992-1999)
Mighty Ducks (1996-1997)
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993-1995)
Mister Roger’s Neighborhood (1988-1996)
My Brother and Me (1994-1995)
Nick Arcade (1992-1993)
Nickelodeon GUTS (1992-1995)
Oh Yeah! Cartoons (1998-1999)
Party of Five (1994-1999)
Pinky and the Brain (1995-1998)
Quack Pack (1996-1997)
Reading Rainbow (1988-1994)
Road Rovers (1996-1997)
Rocko’s Modern Life (1993-1996)
Rugrats (1991-1997)
Salute Your Shorts (1991-1992)
Saved By the Bell (1989-1993)
Seinfeld (1989-1998)
Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1994-1998)
Step by Step (1991-1997)
Super Dave: Daredevil for Hire (1992-1993)
Superman: The Animated Series (1996-1999)
Swamp Thing (1991)
TaleSpin (1990-1991)
Taz-Mania (1991-1993)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989-1996)
The Angry Beavers (1997-1999)
The Adventures of Pete & Pete (1993-1996)
The Cosby Show (1989-1992)
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990-1996)
The Little Mermaid (1992-1994)
The Magic School Bus (1994-1997)
The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo (1996-1998)
The Nanny (1993-1999)
The Ren and Stimpy Show (1991-1996)
The Secret World of Alex Mack (1994-1998)
The Schookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show (1993-1995)
The Simpsons (1989-1999)
The Terrible Thunderlizards (1993-1997)
The Tick (1994-1996)
The Wild Thornberrys (1998-1999)
The Wonder Years (1989-1996)
The X-Files (1993-1999)
Thomas and Friends (1991-1995) *Thomas the Tank Engine*
Timon and Pumbaa (1995-1998)
Tiny Toony Adventures (1990-1992)
Tom & Jerry Kids (1990-1993)
What Would You Do (1991-1993)
Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego? (1994-1996)
Wild and Crazy Kids (1990-1992)
X-Men: The Animated Series (1992-1997)

09/22/2009

The Concept of the Perfect Pop Song Being Two Minutes, Forty Two Seconds

Filed under: Uncategorized — David Hunter @ 7:12 PM
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Many tongue-in-cheek posts and comments make reference to the ideal pop song length. That length is a very short, brisk, and concise 2 minutes and 42 seconds as pointed out by Josh Allen and John Scalzi in a much earlier entry.

I’m just as happy as the next guy to listen to a Metallica song go roaring for over 5 minutes or throw in a jazz piece by Miles Davis that seemingly transcends time forever. But let’s face facts, many songs are arguably just too long to be appreciated. An artist just has to repeat a refrain six times or throw in a bridge, an extended break down, and then repeat the verse/chorus one final time as if the listener didn’t already hear this and its impact will be that much more than the first two times.

The La’s – There She Goes is often argued as the perfect pop song. The video itself stretches out to 2:48 and it’s hard to not see the greatness of that song. Infectious, memorable, and short to the point that you can listen to it twice in the span of time it takes for other songs to finish.

Just take note of the following list of songs around the 2:42 mark. I’ll bet you’re already humming half of these.

Note that all song lengths are taken from All Music.

1959 – Chuck Berry: Johnny B. Goode – 2:38
1963 – The Beatles: Money (That’s What I Want) – 2:51
1963 – The Beach Boys: Surfin’ USA – 2:31
1964 – The Beach Boys: I Get Around (Live Concert Version) – 2:42
1965 – The Temptations: My Girl – 2:42
1966 – Nancy Sinatra: These Boots Are Made For Walking – 2:42
1966 – The Beatles: Taxman – 2:38
1966 – The Mamas and The Papas: California Dreamin’ – 2:32
1966 – The Troggs: Wild Thing – 2:37
1967 – Cream: Strange Brew – 2:50
1967 – Cream: Tales of Brave Ulysses – 2:49
1967 – Jimi Hendrix: Fire – 2:45
1967 – Sandie Shaw: (There’s) Always Something To Remind Me – 2:40
1968 – Equals: Baby Come Back – 2:39
1968 – The Beatles: Happiness Is A Warm Gun – 2:44
1969 – The Archies: Sugar, Sugar – 2:48
1971 – Black Sabbath: Paranoid – 2:50
1978 – Buzzcocks: Ever Fallen In Love? – 2:42
1980 – Motorhead: Ace of Spades – 2:49
1989 – Nirvana: About A Girl – 2:48
1990 – The La’s: There She Goes – 2:42
1993 – The Breeders: Divine Hammer – 2:42
1994 – Weezer: Buddy Holly – 2:40
1997 – Green Day: Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) – 2:34
1999 – Blink 182: All The Small Things – 2:48
2005 – Dropkick Murphys – I’m Shipping Up To Boston – 2:33

That’s a really strong list of songs that range from roughly 2:30 to 2:50 in song length. Also note that several classic pop songs come in at exactly 2:42 on the nose.

09/08/2009

Halloween Events To Check Out In New England

Filed under: Uncategorized — David Hunter @ 10:27 AM
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While it may not even be the middle of September, everybody knows that Halloween will be coming right around the corner. With that comes scare events, haunted tours, and a bevy of interesting Halloween based events.

What: The Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce
Where: Middleton, Connecticut
When: October 2nd – October 31st. Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Times are Dusk-Midnight (Fri-Sat) and Dusk-10 PM (Sun).
Prices: Haunted Graveyard and Rides = Adult – $29.99, Kids (Under 12) – $20.99. Haunted Graveyard Only = Adult – $19.99, Kids (Under 12) – $13.99. Rides Only = Adult – $17.99, Kids (Under 12) – $12.99.

What: Fortress of Nightmares w/Ghost Hunt with members from RISEUP
Where: Fort Adams, Rhode Island
When: October 23rd – October 25th and October 30th – November 1st. Start times at 7:00 PM with ticket sales from 6:30 – 9:00 PM.
Prices: Ghost Hunt & Tunnel of Terror = $15.00. Ghost Hunt Only = $10.00. Tunnel of Terror Only = $15.00.

What: Nautical Nightmares Tour
Where: Mystic Seaport, Connecticut
When: October 16th – October 18th, October 23rd – October 25th, and October 30th – October 31st. Start at 6:15 PM and leave every 15 minutes.
Prices: Adult = $19.00. Youth (4-18) = $18.00.

What: Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival
Where: Providence, Rhode Island. The showings will occur at the Columbus Theatre Arts Center, the Cable Car Cinema, the Bell Street Chapel, the Providence Public Library Campus, The Narragansett Theatre in Narragansett, and the Courthouse Center for the Arts in Kingston.
When: October 22nd – October 25th
Prices: All = $10.00.

What: Portsmouth Haunted Pub Tour
Where: Portsmouth, New Hampshire
When: Sunday Tours = October 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th at 2:00 PM. Tuesday Tours = October 20th and 27th at 6:00 PM.
Prices: All = $29.00

What: York Village Shadows of the Past Tour
Where: York Village, Maine.
When: October 21st at 7:00 PM
Prices: Adults = $12.00, Children = $8.00.

What: Legends, Ghosts, and Graves Tour
Where: Portsmouth, New Hampshire
When: October 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 30th at 7:00 PM
Prices: Adults = $20.00, Children (Under 12) = $10.00

The following are haunted locations one can stay at or visit if they desire during Halloween week.

What: The Lighthouse Inn Resort
Where: New London, Connecticut

What: Captain Grant’s Inn
Where: Preston, Connecticut

What: Colonial Inn – Room 24
Where: Concord, Massachusetts

What: Penny House Inn & Spa
Where: Eastham, Massachusetts (Cape Cod)

What: Brass Lantern Inn
Where: Stowe, Vermont

What: The Golden Stage Inn
Where: Cavendish, Vermont

What: Coffin House Restaurant
Where: Nantucket, Massachusetts (Cape Cod)

What: Salisbury Beach
Where: Salisbury Beach is located on Route 1A in Essex County. From I-95, take exit 58 towards Salisbury/Amesbury onto Route 110 and follow the signs to Salisbury Beach.

What: Bucksport Cemetery
Where: The cemetery is located off of Maine Street/Highway 1 in Bucksport, in Hancock County.

What: Massacre Pond
Where: Massacre Pond is located in the Scarborough Beach State Park on 416 Black Point Road in Cumberland County.

11/24/2008

Adobe Photoshop Loading Issue

Filed under: Uncategorized — David Hunter @ 1:32 PM
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After having just run into this issue (and finally finding a solution after almost four hours of searching around through google) and I figured I would post a step by step solution for those with similar issues. My issue was that Photoshop would open and show the start up but hang on the final global text feature. Here’s how to solve the dilemma.

Step 1: Go to your Documents and Settings/My Documents folder.
Step 2: Up top, click on Tools and then select Folder Options.
Step 3: Click View and find Hidden Files and Folders. Select Show Hidden Files and Folders.
Step 4: Deselect or uncheck where it says Hide Extensions For Known File Types right below.
Step 5: While in your folder from Step 1 (i.e. for me it’s My Documents or under the C: Drive it’s Users/David Hunter) select the slightly greyed out AppData folder.
Step 6: Open up the folder marked Roaming and open the Adobe folder.
Step 7: Open up the Photoshop folder (or Adobe Photoshop CS 2 or 3).
Step 8: Open up the lone folder marked Settings and delete New Doc Sizes.psp.
Step 9: Restart Photoshop and all should work fine.

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