Back online after severe weather

James / June 27th, 2010

Wow, I had a stressful weekend. I was driving to a monster convention Friday afternoon when a severe storm hit us and ripped through the east coast. I heard there were tornados. The electricity at my house was knocked out until Sunday night. Luckily, it didn’t affect me a whole lot, but has been down since. (I self-host from my basement, so with no electricity, there’s no power to my servers, and no website.) Now it seems like we’re back and things should return to normal. Here’s a blog video we shot earlier today, when we were still powerless and trying to figure out how to inform everyone. (Footage from the trip is coming soon, sometime.)


  • Butch Bitch

    June 27, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Shit, it doesn’t work! But I don’t care as long as you and your family and friends are doing ok. Me and the fans have missed you James. Fucking welcome back, man, fucking welcome back!

  • Butch Bitch

    June 27, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Edit: Oh, NOW it works! Sorry about that!

  • Syph

    June 27, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    That’s funny. Always seems to happen that way. Murphy’s law is a bitch! Glad you’re back up and running, this site is part of my everyday routine and I was going through withdrawl.

  • GoldRoger

    June 27, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    James is alive, ladies and gentlemen. He fought the hurricane and saved everyone.

  • aristos_achaion

    June 27, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Good to see y’all back! I’d been worried there for a second. Hope you didn’t put yourself out too much on the generator–if us fans can help in any way, just let us know.

  • IDaCashman

    June 27, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    The Taxman sold you that generator. I’ll be there in a few days with the 950 bucks you spent on that generator.

  • Srceodizno

    June 27, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    I thought the website was getting an update but now that I think about it there have been a few storms. Similar sorts of things have happened to me before. Good to hear you’re back James. 🙂

  • Jenifer

    June 27, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    wow i was soo worry when i couldn`t open the page!!!! ohh James… that what i call bad luck man!! but at least u have the generator just in case! good to have u back!!

  • Spokavriel

    June 27, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    I already said it on your Facebook wall but Welcome Back!

  • xxnilton2010

    June 27, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    welcome back dude!!

  • RetroRepair

    June 27, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Glad you got everything back up and running man, like Mike said, now you got a backup should anything else happen! ^_^

  • Grimlock1985

    June 27, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Yeah, South Central PA had some wild storms, too. No power loss, though.

    And lol at the power coming on right when the card was swiped.

  • Grimlock1985

    June 27, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Woah… the IE tap that this site seems to indicate I just left the 10,000th comment. Um, cool, I guess.

  • Grimlock1985

    June 27, 2010 at 10:36 pm


  • June 27, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Hey man, I know I’m new to leaving comments but I just wanted to say the important thing is you’re safe. I’ve been watching your videos for years and have enjoyed them thoroughly. I missed Cinemassacre and you do a lot of great things but again I’m glad you’re not hurt and continue to do great things. Stay Cool!


  • June 27, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    LOL, no offense but when you first said you were at a convention in Pittsburgh I began to wonder what was going on as the only con I knew that was going on at the time in the ‘burgh was the furry convention, Anthrocon. You need to specify that you were in Butler man! I know it not far from Pittsburgh but that was a case of Location Location Location LOL.

    Anyway, good to hear that everyone’s okay and I hope Western PA served you nicely!

  • You Can Just Walk Over It

    June 27, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    I can sleep easily knowing the Cinemassacre family will buy a generator for constant server stability before thinking about the spoiled food in their refrigerator. That’s why we come to the site every day!

    Also, this is unrelated to anything recent on the site, but on Jeopardy! a few weeks ago, there was a category dealing with monster movies. Some of the answers (questions) included The Blob, Godzilla and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. It was surreal to know them all right when the clue came on screen. That’s the power Cinemassacre has on us fans. We learn more from James than any Sunday Funday teacher could dream of teaching.

  • cloob1

    June 27, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Dude, you’re back. I can’t believe how much I rely on this site.

  • BlueGemini

    June 27, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    We understand and more importantly all of you guys are alright after that. But I was also LOL’d from your story when you decided to bought a Generator then the power is back XD I know that feeling. But you’re right at least you have a back-up now (^^)

    Keep it up guys and thanks!

  • DarkLotusEvil

    June 27, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    I’m glad your arrows worked 😉

    Welcome back, dude, I’m glad there was no bigger damage.

  • dspari1

    June 27, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Glad it’s back.

  • cokeacolazzz

    June 27, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Ironically, there was a major storm here 😀

  • Karate Kid Icarus

    June 27, 2010 at 11:08 pm


  • starman15317

    June 27, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    James was in Pittsburgh? Without me knowing?! 🙁

  • June 27, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Now we can finally see that new Spike video that was supposed to be up already when the blackout happened.

    While waiting, I finally got a chance to watch some Godzilla films. Didn’t have time to rent them all nor I couldn’t find all of them on Netflix, but I decided to watch whichever film I can watch online including Netflix Streaming and Crackle. So far, some of them range from OK to pretty good. I guess you can say I’m not as big of a Godzilla fan as you are James, but it’s worth trying out anyway!

  • mash_fan_101

    June 27, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    As long as no one died and or got hurt. We’re f-ing glad to see you back.
    Kind of ironic that the moment you bought the generator is when the power came back on.

  • June 27, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    I lost power too. The tornadoes were crazy. Never expected that.

  • strint519

    June 27, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    There ya go James….next time you lose your power go swipe your credit card. Glad the site is back up.

  • June 27, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Glad your safe. The storm wants you to spend money!!!


    June 27, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Oh no Mutherfucker Mike Drives a Toyota? I like James a little bit less now for associating with such a terrible American.

  • DOD

    June 28, 2010 at 12:04 am

    There are some days like that 😛

  • June 28, 2010 at 12:14 am

    hope that generator wasn’t too expensive. for the next power outage you should buy a credit card swiping thing

  • June 28, 2010 at 12:29 am

    lol i work at home depot.

  • June 28, 2010 at 12:44 am

    Yea man, We live near ya and that was an amazing storm. Luckily we were safe in a hospital and my daughter was being born. Not fun when the power flickers and my wife is in labor..fucking freaky man. Glad your servers are back online and you were safe and not hit by random trees.

  • NickReaper

    June 28, 2010 at 12:56 am

    funny, me and you live pretty close horizontally and i didn’t notice the thunderstorm at all. but i never leave my house or do anything constructive because i have no life anymore so i wouldn’t know.

  • June 28, 2010 at 12:57 am

    Funny, I made my homepage on friday and every time I go online its like ‘temporarily unavailable’.

  • Amanda M.

    June 28, 2010 at 1:00 am

    “Oh no Mutherfucker Mike Drives a Toyota? I like James a little bit less now for associating with such a terrible American.”

    …And now we think less of you for judging a person on what kind of car they drive. Congrats, Seabass! :3

  • Gioray

    June 28, 2010 at 1:24 am

    Oh wow

  • June 28, 2010 at 1:43 am

    good to see everyone’s ok.

  • June 28, 2010 at 1:45 am

    I can’t believe some guy on You Tube left a comment calling Mike a homosexual, that’s the nice way his words were much harsher. Fucked up bullshit. Glad everyone is ok. You got the power back, that’s all that matters. Keep safe and can’t wait to see the footage for your trip.

  • June 28, 2010 at 1:46 am

    @Amanda M: If you’re being sarcastic, ignore this, if not go fuck yourself ya dumb cunt.

  • June 28, 2010 at 1:48 am

    @Seabass: Shut the fuck up you retard.

  • June 28, 2010 at 1:49 am

    Glad everything is back to normal,

  • DaXiang

    June 28, 2010 at 2:01 am

    LOL good to be prepare for the future.

  • volt28

    June 28, 2010 at 2:06 am

    It just missed our area. Glad you guys are okay

  • scooter3185

    June 28, 2010 at 2:27 am

    Glad u guys are back!!!! Glad everybody is ok

  • Richy

    June 28, 2010 at 2:31 am

    The Red… Tor… Nado!

  • June 28, 2010 at 2:57 am

    Good to see everything is ok, kinda funny about the generator bat at least you have it for backup now,


    June 28, 2010 at 3:02 am

    These kind of things do tend to happen to you a lot. xD

  • bo

    June 28, 2010 at 3:09 am

    Glad to see you guys back online.

  • Jakabok

    June 28, 2010 at 3:33 am

    James, why didn`t you shoot the tornado with an arrow? That worked for Cheetahmen, heh. You`re awesome James! Can`t wait for new videos.

  • June 28, 2010 at 3:51 am

    James, WHY did you have to kneel down?!?! You should know that’s when a tornado comes! 😀

  • Squall85

    June 28, 2010 at 4:01 am

    Glad to know what happend. Good thing things are back to normal and everyone is fine. Nice car you guys have there!

  • June 28, 2010 at 4:13 am

    Glad you’re all safe! 🙂

  • Karate Kid Icarus

    June 28, 2010 at 4:19 am

    I am hoping that with the power being out you have a ton of Board James episodes coming.

  • June 28, 2010 at 4:24 am

    …should have just gone to the powershed with muldoon…
    …15 minutes and you’ll have power back for the entire park…
    …what could go wrong?…

  • travo

    June 28, 2010 at 5:04 am

    its good the power came back on because with the generator powering your servers and modems, they wouldve had on but the internet would still be down because the outside box your modem connects to wouldve still been without power probably.

  • June 28, 2010 at 5:20 am

    Mike swears more than the Nerd does!

  • June 28, 2010 at 5:27 am

    mike finally got a haircut,sweet!

  • June 28, 2010 at 6:00 am

    Oh, thanks God, everything’s alright! It’s really funny thing with generator but anyway – it will be useful. Yeah, everybody said that but you guys should shoot this tornado with an arrows)) Hope to see some new video soon)

    P.S: I have a problem with login.php page in Opera – I can’t login because browser always readressing me to ‘action=register’ procedure. In other browsers everything works correctly.

  • fulltimemonti

    June 28, 2010 at 6:35 am

    You should use a service like square space. Then you site wouldn’t have been down.

  • Mansondevil33

    June 28, 2010 at 6:51 am

    I live in PA and there were tornadoes at my house, it was pretty gnarly. We didn’t have internet for like 2 days which blew.

  • FinallyGAF

    June 28, 2010 at 7:21 am

    You should give that generator a name, so next time a blackout occurs it says on this site: “Currently running on ‘insert name’ – the generator.”

    How about ‘Scruffy – The Generator’

  • June 28, 2010 at 7:46 am

    Glad you guys are alright, now you have that generator in the event that crap like this happens again.

  • June 28, 2010 at 7:48 am

    I knew it would be something to do with the tornados xD
    theres loads of people on youtube who think your DEAD! theres loads of R.I.P james comments on your youtube videos.

  • StandingCow

    June 28, 2010 at 8:13 am

    I guess you live around Atco (I live in hammonton). My brother lives there and said he had heard about a small tornado that went through, i think their power was restored on saturday though.

    Glad you are all ok though, no real damage to the house or anything.

  • Chetel

    June 28, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Thought something was wrong, but glad the site is up again 😀

  • June 28, 2010 at 8:29 am

    I was wondering wth happened
    Thank god you’re all right

  • Spokavriel

    June 28, 2010 at 8:52 am

    A good point was brought up. That Box on the Ceiling which the internet goes through. You know the one where James put the cable in his mouth so all the traffic for the site was passing through his mouth.

    Does that one have any backup power? Because if it doesn’t then no matter how well that Car Battery you had to keep the server computer going before works the connection still has a point of failure you don’t have a redundant power supply on.

    When you get the Generator in place is it going to be set up where it is only really giving power to the server? Or will you have the time and cabling to run it to the modem and maybe the fridge too?

    Don’t want all your groceries going bad after all. 3 Necessities of survival Food Water Shelter. Kinda hard to do much for long without them.

  • Armalyte

    June 28, 2010 at 8:59 am

    the fuckin’ generator


  • Masamune7vii

    June 28, 2010 at 10:05 am

    HAHAHAHAHA i dont mean to laugh at ur plight but i iknow exactly what ur talking about! i dont know if its luck, karma, some god, or maybe even myself! but it seems that if I am waiting for something, someone or something to happen i can wait for hours or days and that object or event will never take place. no matter how diligent i am, its almost like the longer i wait the more time it will take to get to me!
    So eventualy i give up faith, much like you (i didnt buy a genorator) and walk away or find some other activity other than loosing my shit over something that should have already happend already. so Karma or god or.. whatever… decides that the very SECOND i give up, she is going to grant all my wildest wishes and bring that fucking object or person (or electricity in ur case) to my doorstep!
    I personaly loose all controll at this point and murder my neighborhood while screaming “WHY!?” then i go to the object and stare at it as hard as i can. Praying an OPTIC BLAST will burst out of my fire red rage filled eyes and destroy everything i see/hate.
    so now when i wait for stuff i always ask myself, should i just give up now so the damn thing or person will just fucking get here already?

  • toiletfarm

    June 28, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Generators are expensive! I was watching a Phillies game this weekend and it looked like a hurricane went through the stadium.

  • Mr_Nabby

    June 28, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Oh, I didn’t know that you had to have a server to have a website running, i thought it was all uploaded to the Internet.

    But that makes me wonder, when (and IF) James desides to permenantly pull the plug of, will all of the videos be gone forever?

  • a88ott

    June 28, 2010 at 11:16 am

    hmmm….the magic credit card….

  • hazieN

    June 28, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Thanks for some answers James! I’m glad to see your site back up!

  • spirit-fox

    June 28, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Hey man, I’m really glad that the site is back on-line… and I’m really glad that you and your friends and family are ok, keep up the great work bro… I really admire you and I love you as a brother… peace out!

  • Treleus

    June 28, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Damn, tornadoes? Good thing you guys were out for the time being. By the way, who was your cameraman?

  • June 28, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Dude… I had to watch Nostalgic critic all weekend…
    Do you know what that did to my intelligence level?

  • yari

    June 28, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    just glad you’re ok can’t wait for your next video

  • June 28, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    haha. Oh yeah a cheetahman came and shot the tornado with an arrow. That’s when it stopped.

    Oh damn it. I kneeled down. Forgot that causes tornadoes to come, especially when facing a rock wall, holding a red crystal. Thanks for the laughs!

    About the generator, I’m not sure how much it will help if the internet service is down too. It was mostly for personal use, just so we could have some electricity. You never know how dependent you are on electricity until it’s gone for a whole weekend. I can’t even imagine how awful it must be to experience a tsunami or major earthquake. Gladly, everyone is okay.

    Also, yes Butler, PA. (Somewhere near Pittsburgh) The video was not well-rehearsed. Off the top of my head, I don’t always choose my words correctly. Monster Bash. We got lots of good footage. Talked with some monster/horror celebrities and visited some locations from Romero’s “-of the Dead” films.

    @ Seabass
    It was a rental car for the trip. There were 4 people and a whole trunk full of suitcases and camera equipment.

    Glad to be back. Hope the site won’t ever go down like that again. But in case it happens again when I’m away from home, I’m going to try and get another server installed at another location as a backup. We’ve learned a lot this weekend how technology sucks. Not to mention, our GPS which took us through some desolate scary spots, Texas Chainsaw Massacre style.

    Thanks everyone!

  • murphy2112

    June 28, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    This just solidifies to me that nobody should live on the East Coast. Sure, I could sink into the ocean after a huge earthquake, but at least I have power all the time.

  • mafiabro

    June 28, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Glad its back up^^ And i hope you didn’t work to hard to get it back up.

  • NiGHTS_2011

    June 28, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    glad Cinemassacre is back online, I was going insane! (obsessed much?)

  • skinnyvinny3

    June 28, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    James you should do a fast review of Pulseman on the Sega Genesis lol get it cause you’re power was out!

  • June 28, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Shoot the tornado with an arrow next time! >.<

  • syntheticsw

    June 28, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    In general it is not a bad thing to have
    a generator at home, even if you don’t need it
    now, but in the future it may come in handy.

  • supermangaz

    June 28, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    its good to be back on and most importantly, you lot are all safe. take care guys.

  • June 28, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Hey, James! It’s great to hear you were not hurt during the tornadoes.

  • Mugnuf

    June 28, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Yeah, me and my dad were driving home, and a tornado spawned in Punta Gorda, thank god it was like 25 miles from us, but we saw it, then 5 lightning strikes lite up the sky about a quarter mile ahead of us. I was so afraid. Glad it passed us in a matter of hours though.

  • June 28, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    great that its back on. i was still watching your videos on youtube and hoping that the webside would come back on.

  • marigold23

    June 28, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Hey, guys. Glad you’re back online and ok. People have said it before here, but I was worried too. For all we knew, the house could’ve been levelled or God knows what. I did actually see your post on the AVGN page on Facebook, but there you have it. Irrational worry over people who are techically strangers- and I wasn’t the only one! We love you guys and are really glad you’re well. Please take care, ok?

  • June 28, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    I would say you should invest into a genterator. Especially when you run a big server for cinemassacre in your own basement. At least everyone is ok.

  • com85

    June 28, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Funny video =P good to hear it went well at last, keep rocking james and mike


    June 28, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Yah that storm was also in NY a lil and James check out this video on Screw Attack

  • melvman24

    June 28, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    @James Man, I’m so glad you guys are safe. I’m a great fan of your work, and my youtube channel kinda proves that. Your awesome, and I hope you don’t have to endure anything else like that. I’ve never seen a tornado before, but if their bad enough to bring a website down, they must be pretty awful. This is the first time I’ve heard of this tornado to be truthful. Simon Belmont must have caused it.

    I’d also like to take the time to mourn the loss of Robert C Byrd. He died today and I wish him well in the Afterlife

  • rossbosstx

    June 28, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    whew what a releif. i almost thought you and mike got wasted friday night then got in this fierce fight over the show and the cords and equptment started flying.

  • WingedKitsune

    June 28, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    Kind of funny how stuff like that works, isn’t it? xD

    I always find myself saying the same thing about batteries for my old Gameboys when the power goes out and my DS Lite and GBA SP are running out of juice.

    “As soon as I get batteries, the power will come on!”

  • Nobody's Angel

    June 28, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Yeah I can kinda relate to your troubles. You see I live almost dead-center of the U.S. and I got hit by some pretty intense storms. In fact so intense that some of my stuff was fried including my computers motherboard. Well yeah it sucked, but that’s all behind me now.

  • nerdyguy64

    June 28, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Just imagine getting sucked into the tornado, it would of been the Wizard of OZ all over again!

  • starman15317

    June 28, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    James was in Pittsburgh and I didn’t know it?! 🙁

  • June 28, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Thank god you guys are back, I was going crazy.

  • nammm3

    June 28, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    that sucked about the generator>_<

  • June 28, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    That is how cruel the Lord is.

  • Gagarin

    June 28, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    I was about to call you crazy for self hosting… but then I realized how annoying it must be to upload video files of any size. (But most of them are hosted and served from other providers anyway…hmm).
    On second thoughts…
    You might enjoy not self-hosting!

  • Maffers7087

    June 28, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    lol thats funny stuff, Thank you for the video update though, I had been trying to get on all weekend. Goes to show you love your fans.

  • Jossa

    June 28, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    You know whats bullshit? The fucking power companies….

  • June 28, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Yeah, we had tornado warnings here in the twin cities as well…

  • lucktacular

    June 29, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Great to see the web site back up. I can get to this page by clicking the link in the e-mail that I received, however I still can’t go directly to which is what my bookmark points to.

    I get the error…
    Site Temporarily Unavailable

    We apologize for the inconvenience. Please contact the webmaster/ tech support immediately to have them rectify this.
    error id: “bad_httpd_conf”

  • The Original

    June 29, 2010 at 12:14 am

    you guys are great

  • timster

    June 29, 2010 at 12:55 am

    The last part was funny and real bitter irony right there! I bet the first thought that popped into your mind after seeing that was “WHAT WAS I THINKING?!”. Hahaha, still, nice to see you back online. Don’t regret getting the generator James. At least you got back up in case something like that happens again.

  • June 29, 2010 at 1:00 am

    Web hosting services are extremely expensive to support the amount of traffic I get.

    Here’s an old video that explains the situation.

  • Spokavriel

    June 29, 2010 at 1:15 am

    Its not too old. Its still a couple months until that posts birthday isn’t it?

  • GrimPinata

    June 29, 2010 at 2:17 am

    @James (Who else?)
    :O The Almighty!!!!!!!

  • June 29, 2010 at 2:44 am

    figures. what a pile of bullshit. putrid irony lol/.

  • Rhetticus

    June 29, 2010 at 3:12 am

    You self-host, wow I didn’t know that =o. That’s an interesting image, a server perpetually on with all of this site in your basement. I wasn’t expecting an interesting let alone any explanation as to why the site was down for two or so days. It was frustrating being unable to access, I have only the 2006 episodes to watch and I have watched every AVGN video ^_^b

  • June 29, 2010 at 3:15 am

    Nice to see that you are back. It was a bit quiet there for a while.

  • June 29, 2010 at 3:19 am

    And nice to see that you guys drive Toyota. 😉

  • Wesley26508

    June 29, 2010 at 5:29 am

    Welcome back James! It was crazy not to have the site up for a few days.

  • Lesley M.

    June 29, 2010 at 5:40 am

    Glad no one got hurt in the storm. I totally pictured this Twister like video of you guys outrunning tornadoes. And the generator thing is hilarious…sad, but hilarious!

  • June 29, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Murphy’s Law 😉
    But nice that we received this video

  • johnuk

    June 29, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    neat! I was wandering where you’d gone. I was checking back to see if I could watch some old AVGN, for the billionth time. I thought you’d had a nervous meltdown and shut the site down. 8^O

  • VideoGameDork

    June 29, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    At least you guys are back and safe. Can not wait for new videos and new AVGN next wed. Keep up the good work.

  • wildgoosespeeder

    June 29, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    I was scared… 😛

  • johnuk

    June 29, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    tap into the phone lines and suck power for the servers from there when the grid goes down…. 😛

  • cmdaniels

    June 29, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Wow… I haven’t been able to jack off for a week…. now that AVGN is back, I got my bottle of Lube, and I am ready to lay waste to my keyboard!

    lol.. jk

    Either way… I have gotten so many people here into AVGN… the whole office is ready for wednesday, we are having an AVGN party.. I work in data analysis… so we are all nerds!!

  • Billistic

    June 29, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Dude, just get hosted with dreamhost, it’s cheap enough and you won’t be sapping your bandwidth for all that porn you should be downloading.

  • June 29, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Billistic, grow up. He is saving a lot of money by personally hosting it and he has a wife you insensitive moron.

  • CStyles

    June 29, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    I live in NY and I think we got hit with that same storm cause when I was driving the next morning I noticed that half of the traffic lights weren’t working. But I never actually heard the storm when it was happening.

  • Dr.Ivancev

    June 30, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Looks like James became a power ranger.

    Well at least you’ve got the generator. XD

  • Fibox

    June 30, 2010 at 12:29 am

    bad luck dude 😀

  • oreillyvideo

    June 30, 2010 at 1:55 am

    look on the bright side… only 3 months til Monster Madness 2010!!!!

  • ryoga2k

    June 30, 2010 at 4:49 am

    Lol, don’t be so rude with billistic, I guess he doesn’t know why james host his own site, to the people that doesn’t know why: Well.. has come to a state were it’s actually cheaper for James to pay a super crazy bad ass internet connection than pay a host service that charges by the amount of transferred data, how cool is that?
    Also the suggestion of using dreamhost cracked me up.. I’m sure cinemassacre would need a much higher profile hosting service, it was like asking.. hey.. james! why you bother cooking in your house? just go to mcdonalds for your food needs!
    Actually i think its super cool, how many people do you know that have a super popular website hosted in their basement? also how many people apart from big enterprises can claim that paying the electricity bills and a very high bandwith connection is actually cheaper for them than using 3rd party services, thats crazy! and amazing.

  • CharlieBrownGhostAss

    June 30, 2010 at 7:02 am

    Next week is the first Wednesday of the month.

    You know what that means?

    NEW AVGN EPISODE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mitalis

    June 30, 2010 at 9:58 am


    I don’t know if getting a generator will do you any good… Your servers may have power, but that doesn’t necessarily mean Verizon FIOS will be up and running if it’s a widespread outage. I live in CA and I have Verizon FIOS as well, and I also have a generator… When our power went, I had my equipment up and running, but despite everything on my end working, I still wasn’t able to get internet. The central offices nearby were down as well from the power outage.

    You’re probably wasting your money =\

    – Mitalis

  • vecraude

    June 30, 2010 at 10:26 am

    hey james, you should do a you know whats bullshit segment about tornadoes XD.

    This is just fuel for the fire.

  • guilhugas

    June 30, 2010 at 11:03 am

    That sucks! At least you got the generator. LOL

  • Runaway81

    June 30, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    good to have you guys back!

  • coby_walker

    June 30, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    How did you use a Credit Card machine with no power to buy a generator to get the power on? 😛 paradox

  • Modigs

    June 30, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Wow thank god the website is alright! hahah to bad u were to fast on buying the Generator 😀

  • zyrotoran

    June 30, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    New Episode of “You know what’s Bullshit?”
    Murphy’s law and how it seems to encourage the stupidest things to happen.
    Storm knocks out power, buy a generator and not have a need for it anymore, get a blowout on the highway and believe have everything to replace your tire but realize you left the tire iron and the rod to your jack at home while everyone that could have helped you turns out to be a prick and aid you =p

  • zyrotoran

    June 30, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    -NOT aid you-

  • bradleywinter

    July 1, 2010 at 12:34 am

    Be careful with generators and computer PSUs. Regular consumer generators don’t deliver very “clean” power. Depending on how $$ your server rack is, you might want to put a power conditioner in between the generator and the server(s). This is why the generator’s manual talks about hair dryers and refrigerators, not our internet friend computers. Take care AVGN! – Brad

  • TenaciousDan

    July 1, 2010 at 5:58 am

    I hope you had fun at the Bash anyway.

  • July 1, 2010 at 11:52 am

    im not sure what it is but it looks like mike is holding a smoke

  • July 1, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    fate, you suck.

  • Dr.That1guy

    July 2, 2010 at 12:34 am

    That is exactly what I was thinking James. “What the hell happened to the website” It’s nice to know you bought a generator, just so your fans could browse through Cinemassacre. Thanks!

  • xcoregamerskillz

    July 2, 2010 at 2:43 am

    Just wondering who you’re hiring to do the wiring on the generator. Make sure it’s someone who know’s what they’re doing and can install a proper Transfer Switch. You wouldn’t want to accidentally kill a Utility worker while your generator is running.

  • Necron99

    July 2, 2010 at 2:51 am

    I live in Central PA about 2 1/2 hours away from Pittsburgh and we got hit pretty hard here as well. The guy who lives across the street from me has a 14 foot aluminum boat that got blown 30-40 feet high into the trees behind his house. It was crazy how many trees were down, some of them were just ripped in half. Crazy!

  • July 2, 2010 at 5:24 am

    thanks god your ok, james. and know what, its good to be back 🙂

  • July 2, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Wow, I was curious what happened to the website, but i NEVER expected you to make a video about, this is awesome! Thanks,

  • NeptuneNavigator2001

    July 3, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    …Yeah, I THOUGHT something was weird, several days back, when I went to check out Glad to know everything’s okay James, and thanks for the heads-up video – that was thoughtful. 🙂

  • The Stonehill

    July 4, 2010 at 4:26 am

    thats a awesome story james!

  • July 5, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Haha.. i cant believe that happened! but isn’t that always the way of things. Glad it all worked out.

  • July 6, 2010 at 3:52 am

    nice Toyota!

  • JonH252

    July 6, 2010 at 4:54 am

    Yeah no shit. Up here in St. Paul (MN) the same thing happened back Thursday/Friday, a few days before it hit you guys. I’m from Connecticut originally and I can tell you the whether that passes through here is unlike anything else. I was wondering if I had to get on my ACUs and start putting down sand bags because our streets were flooded and my unit in downtown is right off the Mississippi.

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  • Gr333d

    July 9, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    In Soviet Russia, I hit the storm

  • RichardGorefaceHallgren

    January 30, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Why cant i watch this clip?I keep getting a message, “This videoclip is private”

    If someone sees this, please mail me an answer to [email protected]

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