Friday, June 24, 2011

[Legit Goodies #3] EpicMealTime

"We've permanently changed the cooking game." ~Harley Morenstein, EpicMealTime

If you are one of those many couch potatoes watching television all day, you might have encountered numerous cooking shows on TV networks. Some of them showcases the masterpieces of skilled chefs, while others blend to other formats to display a reality show-esque atmosphere. Fact: Almost all of them are not worth watching and boring. Screw those shows, and watch EpicMealTime!

EpicMealTime is a Canadian-based cooking show worth watching, not boring, and of course as the name suggests, EPIC! Also, it is accessed through Youtube, so you don't need to be forced to see those countless commercials in between shows.

Hey, you might be thinking why am I going to review such a show? I'm no food critic. I'm not a culinary arts master. I can't even perfect the art of cooking unburnt fried eggs. The thing is, this show was intended to be somewhat comedic in one way, at the same time, a trigger for hunger. Fact: I love comedy plus food.

Epic Meal Time

EpicMealTime, unlike the rest of those boring shows, does phenomenal and out-of-this-world masterpieces out of multiple food selections and menus. They tend to mock the ways of authentic chefs (making food using "next level cooking apparatus[es]"), and make fun of all those sanitary guidelines (cooking foods bare hands, beating eggs with fingers, etc.). Moreover, the show makes their masterpieces in epic proportions...

...literally, in EPIC proportions.

If you are either a member of PETA or a vegan, you might not consider this appealing at all. The reason being is, the show involves lots of Jack Daniel's chugging, and pig slaughtering. They almost always incorporate Jack Daniel's into their "main ingredients".

80 Proof, 40% alcohol content whiskey... Smaaart.

Also, meat, even in candy form, in every episode is inevitable since the show is famously recognized by their excessive use of bacon. In short, no bacon equals no EpicMealTime

Basically, this is what they do.

The pic above is not even the finished product. Just look at the calorie counter in that thing -- enough to feed a whole family. But wait! There's more! That does not finish there. Of course, after cooking the food, what would they do?

They present it...

...then they devour it in a gluttonously comedic fashion.

This show had achieved several milestones throughout the entire time it was active. Some of which are winning the 2011 Shorty Award in Food Category, breaking the 100,000 calorie barrier, creating the TurBaconEpic, the meat house, and filming while drunk.

Pretty much self explanatory

Meaty Humor
Bacon Everywhere
Epic Host
Original and innovative

Not for vegans
Inconsistent calorie counter (missing counters in some episodes)
Makes me hungry

Overall Rating: 8.8/10 in the Bacon Scale

You can start here: Breaking the 100k calorie barrier!

The birth of EpicMealTime: Harley munching on some Baconators

Thursday, June 23, 2011

[Announcement] 100 Followers... and counting!

Hey guys, a quick update concerning The Flock. Today, June 23, 2011, 18 days from the first entry of The Sleepless Logs, marks the day that I have gained my 100th member of The Flock (Followers).

A BIG shout out to ChickenBittle for being the 100th follower of this blog.

Again, to all of the first 100 members of the flock, I salute you! You are the only people that keep this blog alive, my motivation to keep on posting random stuffs. Again, Thank you for the support!

Check back tomorrow guys, for a [Legit Goodies] entry!

[IRL #7] Differential Migraine

Dear Princess Celes... wait... what? NO!

Damn Headache! Earlier this day I woke up with this darn migraine of some sort. I pinpointed out the cause: it was maybe because I wasn't able to get proper sleep because of that Differential Calculus thingy!

To those who may not know, I am currently taking up a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering, and Differential Calculus (shortened to DifCal) is one of the three math subjects that is required to be taken by all those who wants to graduate in this course.

Ok, Back to the story. Last night I was busy trying to get more info and background about this subject "DifCal", since our professor was absent the first 2 meetings, and "rushed" the lecture on the last 2 meetings of this week. In order for us to cope up, he just left us with some exercises that we must practice to. But hey! I'm no genius, I admit that I am a bit of a slow learner, so it took me the whole midnight to search for notes. And in the end? I had made no progress that night, considering I'm dumb.

Now, it's the next day. I got no sleep, woke up 8AM in the morning, got to DifCal class on time. And what's next? More migraine! I can barely remember all those theorems taught to us in class. There are rules to be considered, and cases to be taken account of in order to solve specific problems... And that's just only the basics!

Just some of the basics I'm talking about.

Nah. There is no use ranting all of this in my blog. I just wanted to share how is it like to be in the Engineering course, and how is it like to WRITE A BLOG WHILE HAVING A DAMN MIGRAINE! Also, I promise to allocate my time wisely, especially in practicing.


But for now, I got to sleep because I can feel my brain drying up. It's raining outside, (tropical storm heading in!) and it's the perfect time to sleep in a cold noon. I gotta be awake later at 5 o'clock for my programming class.

Until next time, people! Wish me luck so that I can get out of this course alive!

Monday, June 20, 2011

[IRL #6] An Hour and a Half

Hey people! So yesterday I was left again home alone, and since the interwebs was kinda boring, I decided to have a maintenance for my messy room. I had taken pictures of the "before" and "after" the minor makeover. The challenge was, I had to do the best I can to fix my room in just under an hour and a half.

To tell you, it was not easy to clear all those cobwebs and dust bunnies all alone! Good thing I got Mr. Vacuum Cleaner to assist me in my expedition!

Here are the "before" pics taken with a crappy phone to emphasize how much my room sucks. Date taken: June 19, 2011. Anyhow, you can also click to enlarge.

An average room for an average person.

Friday, June 17, 2011

[Legit Goodies #2] PurePwnage

"Boom, Headshot!" -Joel "FPS_Doug" Gardiner

If you are old enough lurking the internet, you have probably encountered this phrase -- be it in videos, games, and blogs such as this one. Everything has its origins right? It so happens that, that particular line was a catchphrase from what will be reviewed here. It's from the phenomenal web series named PurePwnage.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

[IRL #5] White Smoke!

Ok my fellow sheepiness mates, this one's a shorty.

Earlier this day, my friend handed my his external drive saying that he would like to have some of my software copied unto his drive. I am okay with that, since I don't mind sharing my games and applications. When I came home for lunch, I immediately booted up my rig to get the job done immediately.

Here is the fun part...

Monday, June 13, 2011

[IRL #4] First Day, Second Year

Ok, I just arrived from school and to mind you, it was the first day of my 2nd year in college.

A new school year has just officially started, and I am really excited about what will I be encountering this time. Since it was the first day, as I have mentioned, there was not much going on -- just a bunch of attendance checking, basic redundant (lol) orientations and summaries of our course subject. Other than that, it was fun meeting with pipz again.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

[IRL #3] Home Alone!

What's up flock?

Wow I can see that my blog is really up and going!
I would like to have this post to update you about what's going on around here.

It's currently almost eight in the morning, and I find myself home alone again!
I don't know where did the others go, but when I woke up before updating this blog, all I saw were my sister and parents going out of the house. I'm not exactly sure if they were going to visit someone, or have a walk.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

[IRL #2] Milestone: The Flock!

Wow. this is just another sleepless night, I must say. It's currently 4:22 AM, not a usual time of a typical person to be awake, I know! But maybe this is just because I made a new milestone of my blogging stuff. I made my first 8 followers! I'm so overwhelmed by this, that fact that I thought that no one would ever stop by and comment, and such.

Anyway guys, because of this, all of my followers will now be dubbed: The Flock.
You'll get why I called you such in the future, since my blog is still in its premature and growing stage.

By premature, I mean seeing all these default format, and slanting lines, and such.
Hell... I use too many "ands".
And I don't even care about spell check about that.

Until Next time guys, Be sure to check back next Friday for another entry.

P.S. The Flock deserves an applause!

I know you feel better inside. :D


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Friday, June 10, 2011

[Legit Goodies #1] The Guild

"It's Friday night, and still jobless. Yay!" ~Cyd Sherman, opening scene from The Guild Season 1

If you are an avid gamer, and a Youtube habitant, I am very sure you would be delighted to dig this review. Today's review is about The Guild, an ongoing Youtube web series featuring the life of an avid MMORPG player, Cyd Sherman, better known as her in-game alias, Codex. Sherman is played by the creator of the show: Felicia Day, herself.

Felicia Day as Cyd Sherman, as Codex

Thursday, June 9, 2011

[Announcement] Entries Every Friday

Hey guys! I don't know how the heck have you come upon this blog of mine, but since you are already here, let's make it regular.

From now on, please check The Sleepless Logs for blogs, reviews, and for more random stuffs at least every Friday (GMT +08:00). I'll do my best to maintain this routine.

Check back Tomorrow!


Sunday, June 5, 2011

[IRL #1] Sleepless: Guitars, Rants, and Meat Boys

It pains a lot to see myself turn on my "rig" again in this point in time. It's not even a "special" 2:22 AM. It's as if I am addicted just by looking at the glaring screen of the digital world. I would not like to imply that I am restraining myself from pleasure -- I just can't freakin' sleep. And I needed that sleep.