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Just What the World Needs – More DJ Heroes

The Guitar Hero craze isn’t quite over, but it’s certainly spawned millions of pimple-faced Eddie Van Halens. I know there are kids out there that love the game and that also play the guitar – hey, that’s great. But, for every kid that loves Guitar Hero and can also play an actual guitar, there are 5,000 that don’t know a chord. I really shouldn’t be talking – I can’t play either one.

And now, for those of you who think DJs are musicians and that putting a spin on someone else’s art is a skill, there’s a new game for you. For $120 you can pretend to be a pretend musician. It’s DJ Hero.

The best thing about DJ Hero will be the thousands of new images you’ll find searching Google Images.

It’s a fairly slick looking unit and you can get your own case for the turntable, just so you can lug it around like an idiot. The difference between DJ Hero and Guitar Hero? Guitar Hero isn’t nearly as difficult as playing an actual guitar, while DJ Hero is probably harder than being an actual DJ, but you should still be able to live with yourself.

This is just another way of procuring ghettoness in white suburbia. I can’t wait to see the pictures.

DJ Hero is out. Do your kid a favor, save $100 and get him a football. When he gets older, he’ll thank you for it – so will the rest of the world.

The League, on FX, Surprises

The League on FX is a surprisingly funny and relevant show that reaches out to not just those of us into fantasy football, but our girlfriends, too. Yes, we have girlfriends.

Being an avid fantasy sports athlete, I was intrigued by the development of FX’s The League – a show based on a group of guys and their fantasy football league.
I’m not saying this is going to be a great show, but the first episode was pretty good. I’m currently running 8 or 9 fantasy football teams myself, along with a couple of hockey (I had 8 or 9 baseball, which is insanely involving) it was nice to see that the people writing the show really know what they’re talking about.

But, you don’t have to play fantasy football, or know fantasy football to enjoy the show. Consider this – I had told my girlfriend, who thinks my fantasy football affair is stupid, that FX was putting out a show about a group of guys and their league. She couldn’t believe it and rolled her eyes.

I couldn’t believe it when I saw the first spot for it either. It premiered up against the World Series (I think) and that’s what I was watching in the living room. My girlfriend was in the bedroom watching TV and she called out to me, “That fantasy football show is on and it’s funny!”

We were even in an argument at the time and not speaking to each other. So, The League has to be pretty good if she’s going to take a timeout from our argument to tell me that a show about fantasy football is not only on, but that it’s funny.

And, it was. It was funny and I’ll be more than happy to watch it again. The League is on FX every Thursday at 10:30 pm.