Come On, Let's Go.

Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku

So, with Family Guy, you have to take the good with the bad in order to appreciate the humor. The "good" in this case being a pitch-perfect parody of Street Fighter II and the "bad" being that one of the characters involved is an Asian laundromat owner named "Mr. Washee Washee" (complicating that further, that name was used as a "make-the-audience-feel-ignorant" joke, so it's just cans of worms all the way down.) So let's all just enjoy this for what it is before Fox takes it down off YouTube for copyright infringement and this post becomes entirely irrelevant:



The World Warrior

I'm at a loss as to how to introduce, explain or comment on this particular video. It's from Jackie Chan's 1993 film City Hunter. That's all I've got:


Test Your Might

There is one measure by which I was born at exactly the right time: I was eight years old when the first Mortal Kombat game came out. Being dragged through 86th Street shops on weekends, arcade games were one of my few diversions while accompanying my mother on weekend trips to discounts shoe stores and the like. The times have passed street-corner arcade boxes in this neighborhood – the only arcade machines I see anymore are in bars – but in 1992 every bodega had one parked outside. Most of the games I paid attention to were the one-on-one fighting sort, Street Fighter II being the ur-90s-fighter from which all others hailed. It is hard for me to describe how it felt, entering that shop with the first Mortal Kombat machine on the block to go from this crap Fighter's History, for instance:

To this:

In the weeks and months after the game dropped, playground conversations would ensue over whether this clumsy-yet-so-awesomely-bloody newcomer was going to take the place of the beloved Street Fighter II. And, of course, who could take whom in a fight. While our childhood dreams of seeing a real Street Fighter vs. Mortal Kombat game will probably never come true (MUGEN be damned,) Newgrounds-based creator Proxicide gave us the next best thing a few years ago:

(There are also a prequel and sequel, neither of which, whether due to nostalgia or skill, match the one above.)


Switch to our mobile site