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Reggie Fils-Aime to Retire from Nintendo

Nintendo PR:

After more than 15 notable years at Nintendo of America, and nearly 13 as its President and COO, Reggie Fils-Aime will retire. His last day with Nintendo will be April 15. Doug Bowser, NOA’s current Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, will then succeed Reggie as President of Nintendo of America.

What an amazing run. Well deserved retirement. Man, myth, meme, legend.

(And how they got a dude named Bowser as the follow up is beyond me.)

Aw Crap, HELLBOY’s Fighting Luchadores Again

Entertainment Weekly:

Hellboy vs. Lobster Johnson: The Ring of Death will involve, of all things, a Mexican wrestling match. Written by Mignola and Chris Roberson and illustrated by Mike Norton, Paul Grist, Dave Stewart, and Bill Crabtree, the comic is set during Hellboy’s 1956 Mexico escapades. Fans might know that Hellboy spent the summer of 1956 having drunken adventures in Mexico; some of those stories are collected in the recent Hellboy Short Story Omnibus volumes. This story, however, comes at it from a slightly different angle.

“As longtime readers might remember, in the summer of 1956 Hellboy went through a rough patch, a months-long drunken ‘lost weekend’ in Mexico that he later claimed to remember very little about, during which he fought Aztec mummies, palled around with Mexican luchador wrestlers, and even spent some time in the ring himself,” Roberson tells EW. “And it’s also been established that in Hellboy’s world there was a long-running series of low-budget Mexican horror films featuring ‘Lobster Johnson,’ a masked luchador hero inspired by the Depression-era hero the ‘Lobster’ who Hellboy had idolized as a kid.”

Fucking dope.

#FastFoodArmsRace: ROBOCOP is Colonel Sanders Now

KFC Press Release:

Kentucky Fried Chicken® revealed today its newest Colonel Sanders – Colonel RoboCop – and disclosed its latest and most enhanced security measure taken to date to protect and preserve its founder’s secret blend of 11 herbs and spices used to make its world famous Original Recipe® chicken. Colonel RoboCop isn’t just tasked with being the latest face of KFC’s famous fried chicken; he was also commissioned to successfully transport an encrypted copy of the secret recipe to one of the most secure vaults in the world –  the Bahnhof maximum security nuclear bunker located in Stockholm, Sweden.

Here’s Colonel RoboCop in action.

The world is a strange place.