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A couple years ago I was introduced to “Steampunk”.Â Steampunk is a term that loosley describes a genre of storytelling and for some people a way of life.Â Â Imagine if you will that electric and gasoline poweredÂ motors hadn’t become the chosen technology that almost everything mechanical is made with.Â In the Steampunk universe almost all the dominant technology was made with steam powered engines and motors.Â Â Â It’s not really a new idea, but it’s recently developing quite a following.Â Â
Kevin, Tim and The Canman discuss fun things they like to do with their kids, their favorite podcasts and upcoming events in the area.
Please don’t forget the deadline for sending your Opossum photos is Thursday 09/25/08.Â Please send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.Â US residents only please.Â Also include your mailing address so I can send you your Batman figures.
This weeks episode should be a fun one.Â We plan to discuss some fun topics like:
Fun things we like to do with our kids
Our favorite podcasts
Upcoming events in the corridor
Perhaps a little Football
Â We’ll be premiering Ryan’sÂ “Star Wars Minute” and weÂ have a report from our lovely and talented Alisabeth Carraway on a project she’s working on with Frightmare Forest Productions and how you can get involved.
There may also be a special in studio guest…..Â Â
I hope to have Episode 3 available for download Friday night.Â Â Â Â Â Remember you have until 6pm to sponsor this weeks podcast.Â Â Through the month of October we’ll be donating $5.00 for each sponsorship purchased to Theatre Cedar Rapids.Â – Canman
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Here it is!Â Episode 1 of The Canman Show.Â Â Please check it out!Â Â Special thanks to Timmy, Kevin, Alisabeth, Seth and The B-Sea SurfersÂ for the use of their music!Â Â Itâ€™s a little rough, but heyâ€¦ itâ€™s our first episode.Â Weâ€™ll get better, we promise.
This month starts the kick off for items being released and prices being dropped “just in time for Christmas.”Â Â All the summer blockbusters, the anticipated video games, the price drops seem to happen this time of year.Â Â Here are some that I’m looking forward to.
Microsoft has announced that they are dropping their X-Box 360 console prices by $50.00 across the board.Â Â SoÂ forÂ $199.00,Â you’ll be able to pick up their bare bones “Arcade”Â model for less than the price of the WII ($249.00).Â Â I personally would not pick up the Arcade Model as it does not include the hard drive which significantly reduces the functionality of the device.Â Â I do recommend spending the extra cash ($299.00 to $349.00)Â on the “Pro” model.Â Â It has everything you need to appreciate the functionality of the device.Â Â Â
To go with the X-Box 360 there are quite a few games being released.Â Â On the list of games that I would like to get are:
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed- This game looks pretty awesome.Â Â I’ve played the demo and enjoyed it.Â I’ll be picking it up when it’s released on September 16th.Â Â
Rock Band 2 and Guitar Hero World Tour-Â In myÂ opinion these are pretty much the same game.Â Â These are the games getting credit for “saving the music industry”.Â I enjoy both franchises but to me the subtle differences in the games are not enough to distinguish one franchise from the other.Â Â Â I’m looking forward to seeing the improvements in the Rock Band drum peripheral and the differences in Guitar Hero’s version.Â Â Â I’m sure I’ll be satisfied either way.Â Â Â According to Amazon.com Guitar HeroÂ World TourÂ Band Kitfor the Xbox 360Â will be availible on October 26th 2008 and will retail for $189.99.Â Â Amazon.com hasÂ two different release dated posted for RockÂ Band 2 for XBOX 360, Game onlyÂ $59.99 released on September 14th and Special Edition (with the instruments) $189.99 released on October 19th 2008.
I am a movie lover and am looking forward to picking up quite a few ofÂ this season’s biggest movies.Â Â Below is a list of the release dates to the movies I’m adding to my collection.
About this time every year,Â my family startsÂ asking for my family’sÂ Christmas lists.Â Â My mom always gives me crap for putting “big ticket”Â itemsÂ onÂ my list, but isn’t that whatÂ a Christmas listÂ is all about?Â Â Â Putting the stuff you REALLY want on there?Â Â Sure I’d be happy withÂ aÂ new shirt but, I dream big, so here I go:
Star Wars Toys:
The new Millenium Falcon:Â This thing is SWEET!Â Comparing it to the past versions of the Falcon this one is AMAZING.Â Â The old one held 8 figures, this one holds 18!!!Â
Sony PS3: I really just want the BlueRay Player, But for the SAME PRICE!!!Â Why not get the PS3 and play the games.Â Â Â Â What I REALLY want is for Xbox 360Â to come out with a Blueray Player instead. But IÂ can’t win them all, so I’ll just take the PS3 for now.