YouTubery Friday: Bad Video Game Dialogue, Dock Ellis, and The Minutemen

It’s Friday! Procrastinate and count down to happy hour with these lovely bits!

Over at the FOT forum, Stupornaut posted a link to this amazing collection of terrible dialogue from video games of the last 10 years or so. Most of them are terrible because of the dialogue itself–not too many Faulkners work in the video game industry–although there are clearly a few “actors” included here who should not have chosen voice over work for their vocation Particularly one man who did a voice for Mega Man, who sounds like he went to the Elmer Fudd School of Diction.

Earlier this year, former major league pitcher Dock Ellis passed away. His biggest claim to fame is the fact that he once threw a no-hitter while tripping balls on LSD. That feat has now been immortalized in animation form, thanks to the good people at No Mas. Even if you don’t like baseball or lysergic amusement, you will enjoy this video. Trust me.

Finally, just because, here’s The Minutemen performing “Little Man with a Gun in His Hand” (one of my favorite songs of all time) at the 9:30 Club in DC, circa 1984. D. Boon, gone way too soon.