A friend of mine absolutely loathes the phrase, “Let me pick your brain.” It conjures up a disgusting mental image for him and he can’t stand it. I’m beginning to feel the same way about “eye-popping,” especially now that every review for any game or system that uses 3D in any way is required to use that description, it seems. I’m not quite as disgusted by the other phrases the Cornfather and jefbot are reading off the game cases in today’s strip (okay, maybe “crotch-exploding”) but the level of hyperbole in video game packaging, ads and reviews these days is just as comical.