Friday, September 25, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Lumpy heard about a new documentary about food called Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs so he decided to check it out because it looked simply delish. But after viewing the documentary, Lumpy was shocked to discover another food replicator that looked suspiciously like his missing unit.
Lumpy snapped a picture of the replicator from the documentary:
After watching the recent District 9 documentary and dealing with the MNU, including the disappearance of his Agent, Lumpy is starting to wonder if there is some kind of Earthling policy to borrow alien technology and to adapt it to questionable uses.
Lumpy’s now rummaging through his stuff to see if other high tech Zgrunturian gizmos are missing…
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
We've come up with the icon for EP2. In honor of the Joy Buzzer (aka the Tazer), we wanted the icon to have a bit of a jolt. We first tried to put in the Joy Buzzer itself, but thought the battery was funnier.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Ruh-roh. Looks like Lumpy's locked himself into the Green Room. He's hung a sign outside reading "DO NOT DISTURB."
Ever since he found out about Oprah's season premiere with the soon-to-be-epic Whitney Houston interview, he's been muttering, "Today on Oprah..."
We knew Lumpy was a devoted fan of Oprah, but we didn't think that he'd go as far as disrupting production by locking himself into a room for a bit of "me" time.
Oh great. Now we we’re hearing some gentle sobbing from behind the door.
Anyone have any tissue?
Anyone have any tissue?
Lumpy checked out the SF Poke Festival over the weekend despite the weird weather that brought rain and thunderstorms to San Francisco. He was really looking forward to watching others being poked for a change. The Lumpster also thought that maybe he'd get a chance to do some poking too.
But that was not to be. Poor Lumpy. He didn't realize the festival was a cook-off competition for the Hawaiian delicacy of poke (pronounced poh-kay), which is usually made from bite size cubes of raw tuna mixed with soy sauce, sesame oil, seaweed, green onions, and sea salt.
Things got a bit ugly when Lumpy tried to get the poking spirit going in the crowd. Unfortunately for him, the security detail at the event didn't take kindly to a blue alien randomly poking people. When one of the security guys threatened to call the cops, a quick-thinking intern escorted the Lumpster to safety.
Lumpy's take on the whole event? He apologizes for the misunderstanding, and he hopes to attend next year's event because he thought this poke was delish.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
It’s rumored that MTV and Lumpy have been in talks for some time regarding this event being held at the Radio City Music Hall in New York. MTV general manager Stephen Friedman apparently has been overheard discussing the need to “…get Lumpy onboard to add an intergalactic dimension to the tribute in honor of Michael’s legacy as Captain Eo. Michael’s pioneering work as an interstellar statesman in the alpha quadrant needs to be recognized."
When reached for comment, Lumpy's Agent said, "I have no statement about my client’s rumored appearance at the VMA's, but he thinks he may have met Michael a long time ago in Zgrunturos. If such rumors were true, he would have enjoyed performing with Michael. Lumpy also would have shown Michael Episode 2 of QuitIt!, because he thinks it would be a Thriller, just like Michael."
Friday, September 11, 2009
As reported here first, Lumpy was rumored to be negotiating with Fox to fill the position left by Abdul. Allegedly, tensions between Lumpy and Simon Cowell boiled over and resulted in Lumpy getting nixed from consideration.
Cowell is rumored to have said, “That chap definitely has no talent. And I know what talent is. I’ve seen some of his work and it’s utter crap. He has no business judging what talent is on our show. Is he even here on this planet legally?”
But Lumpy's Agent tells a different story. "Perhaps Mr. Cowell's just jealous that Lumpy may have influenced Paula’s decision to go it alone as a solo act. Lumpy understood Paula's situation revolving around her negotiations with Fox, and gave her a shoulder to lean on. Unlike Mr. Cowell, Lumpy is a good listener and a communicator who's seen his share of career hiccups."
His Agent added, "As a big fan of Ellen, Lumpy’s thrilled that she’ll be the new judge on American Idol, and wishes her well. Oh, and Episode 2 of QuitIt! is about to enter beta."
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Lumpy was intrigued by a flyer that an intern brought into the studio about a Poke Festival in San Francisco. Being the focus of all the poking on the QuitIt! show, Lumpy was excited by the prospect of seeing other people being poked for a change. And even more at the possibilities that he may actually be able to poke someone else!
The Lumpster’s interest in the festival was also piqued because there will be an eating contest and live music.
Lumpy’s really looking forward to checking it out!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
The other day, Lumpy overheard some interns talking about a glove belonging to someone named Michael Jackson that sold for $49,000. He couldn’t figure out why on Earth anyone would want to pay that much money for a single glove.
After doing some research about it on the net, he thought he met that Michael fellow once on Zgrunturos. But back then he was calling himself Captain EO. His research also revealed rumors about a country called Disneyland reviving a documentary film about his adventures.
Lumpy has a bad feeling he’s seen a glove like that somewhere before…
Monday, September 7, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
We’re pleased to announce the winning entry for the Name the Tazer Challenge!
After a thrilling, nail-biting battle between Joy Buzzer and Tesla's Touch, a winner emerged!
The tazer will be called Joy Buzzer! You can check it out in Episode 2 of QuitIt!
A big thank you goes out to Devilishly Good from the Touch Arcade forums, who submitted the winning entry.
We’d also like to thank the other members of Touch Arcade who gave us suggestions! We really appreciate your audience participation.
Lumpy wants to send out a special message to everyone too.
When asked about the sign’s meaning, Lumpy’s Agent said, “It’s obvious one of your interns can’t spell. I’d like to assure everyone that my client is looking forward to Episode 2 and all the adoring pokes his fans will give him. This includes pokes with the Joy Buzzer. This interview is over.”
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Thanks to all your awesome suggestions for the Name the Tazer Challenge, we were having a fun time sorting through all of them!
We wanted Lumpy to have the honor of this task, but he’s nowhere to be found. He skipped breakfast too, so something is amiss as Lumpy loves to eat.
Hmmm. But I did notice the lights dimming in the office again…Lumpy could be in Ben’s lab…
In any event, behold – here are the final 5 candidates (in no particular order)!
- Lumpy’s Nitelight
- Tesla’s Touch
- Joy Buzzer
- Watts Up, Doc!
Please vote for your favorite name at the poll on the sidebar of the blog!
The polls will close at midnight on Wednesday, September 2nd, so make sure to vote (and vote often?!)!
Remember, the fate of the tazer’s name rests in your mouse click!!!