Wednesday, June 30, 2010

This Made Me Laugh Out Loud...

Settle down Timmy - I'm sure this isn't your McDonald's.
Via SkullSwap!

We're Getting Closer to What 2010 SHOULD be Like

That's right, your flying car you imagined having in the future is finally here! The Terrafugia Transition is the first ever street legal aircraft. And since it falls under the category of "light sport aircraft", you only need a total of 20 hours of flying time to get your pilot's license. And for the low, low price of only $194,000, you will likely never own one. Aren't I the eternal optimist?
Via Neatorama

Your (Delicate) Morning Wake-Up Call

I know, I know - you're thinking; "Dan, WTF? Boz Skaggs? Seriously?!?" I can't explain it either, but I just love this song and I'm not ashamed to admit it! It's on the soundtrack to one of my all-time favorite movies; "Urban Cowboy".
I know, I know - you're thinking; "Dan, WTF? Urban Cowboy? Seriously?!?"
Sigh... this could go on all day.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Look Who's on "Covered"!

Yay! My second appearance on the "Covered" website! Feel free to go to the site and leave disparaging remarks that will crush what little self-esteem I have and send me into a booze-fueled downward spiral from which I am unlikely to recover from.

A Whole Buncha WRONG!

Yes, this is indeed a real product marketed to children. I just... I mean, seriously....spreadin' her legs like a cheap.... DIRTY JOKE OVERLOAD DIRTY JOKE OVERLOAD DIRTY JOKE OVERLOAD DIRTY JOKE OVERLOAD DIRTY JOKE OVERLOAD DIRTY JOKE OVERLOAD

I'm Sure You've Already Watched This...

I've seen it all over the interwebs the the past few days, but resisted watching it because I thought it was a recreation of Al Pacino's "Dog Day Afternoon" with an AT-AT playing the part of Al Pacino. I know, I'm an idiot.
So, if there are any other dumbasses who haven't watched this for the same or similarly moronic reasons, rest assured it has nothing to do with that film. It's a very heartwarming tale of an AT-AT who thinks he is a dog. I used to pretend that my AT-AT was a dog, so that makes perfect sense to me.

'Nother Zombie Pic for Ya!

This one kinda reminds me of the vampires from 30 Days of Night with the dark eyes and all.
Via ScreenCrave

I Watched "The Strangers" Last Night...

Our Movie Gallery is going out of business, so they're having wicked good deals on movies, so the wife and I have been stocking up big time! Since I've heard good things, and it was only $2, I decided to pick up 2008's "The Strangers" starring Liv Tyler.

The beginning starts out a little uneven and confusing, but luckily they provide us with flashbacks that enable us to catch up to the plot. However, from the moment of the first knock on the door and the creepy voice and demeanor of the girl in the shadows, it really kicks into high gear. The setting is creepy, the wide-angle shots with the actor in the corner, and a vacant widow or shadow on the other side never fail to freak me out time and time again! I watched the unrated version with additional footage, so I don't know what the theatrical version was like, but I didn't feel that the unrated version was too terribly grisly or anything. Overall, I was genuinely creeped out by this film. So much so, that I had to resort to one of my wife's coping mechanisms and had to watch something funny before I went to sleep.

I may be a bit biased though, because this story really hit home for me. When I was seven or eight, and my sister was babysitting me while my folks were away, I heard a knock on the front door at around 8PM. I went to open it, but there was nobody there. I didn't think too much about it until a few minutes later when I heard another knock. This time, I crept into the living room, out od sight of the front door window, so that I could see who was there. To this day, I can still clearly see someone wearing a clown mask and holding a large butcher knife standing there with the mask pressed against the glass. Of course, I ran screaming bloody murder, which instantly sent my sister and her friend into a panic. The knocking continued on every door while we called 911 and huddled together in the window-less downstairs bathroom, my sister cluthching a kitchen knife. After awhile, the knocking stopped and the police FINALLY arrived after nearly two hours! I was so pissed - friggin' rigor mortis could have already set in by the time they got there! Anyway, it never occured again and we never found out who did it. Crazy, huh?

Monday, June 28, 2010

We're Alive. The Zombie Story of Survival.

If you're planning a road trip this summer and you are looking for something to make it go by faster. Then look no further. The zombie apocalypse has arrived. We're Alive is a full-cast audio drama podcast created by co-creators KC Wayland and Shane Salk. The best part. It's free. You can download it by either going to the website, or from iTunes keyword: We're Alive (warning: this podcast does contain explicit language and graphic descriptions. Listener discretion is advised). I have listened to many audio dramas and podcast novels. In my personal opinion. This is one of the best around. There are no cheesy canned sound effects, and the voice acting is done by top-notch professionals. I can't say enough good things about this. Download this today… and become one of the survivors!

Cheers! Tim


Now where can I buy one?

Shhh, There's Douchebaggery Afoot....

The 3 stooges of Douche!

How do I know they're bad-asses? Can't you see the Scarface poster?!? They don't give those to just anyone!

Keep in mind that someone had to take this picture with a straight face ;-)

Douchebag, meet Douchebagette.

... And then there's these two chuckleheads.

And now, from his throne in Douche-topia, I present to you his royal Hiney, King Douchebag!
Wow- is that a chin implant?


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Now HERE is a Project That is Long Overdue!

This would be the most awesome combination in all of geekdom! Well, maybe the most awesome just behind a Star Trek/Star Wars project. But seriously, can you imagine Vader goin' all badass on a horde of alien wariors?!? Art by Tom Chu.
Via RampagedReality

Amazing Artist of The Day

Dave McDowell is an incredible painter who masterfully mashes pop culture icons into stinging satire. His work can be found at Thinkspace Gallery, MModern Gallery, Upper Playground, Alcove Gallery, Compound Gallery, Gallery 1988, Last Rites Gallery, The Alternative Café and many more.
Via NerdSquared

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

This is Almost as Good as The "Please Don't Molest The Aligators" Sign...

Now THIS Would Make Me Actually WANT to do The Shopping....

I pretty much do this everytime I go shopping once the cart is full enough to support my bulk, but it would definitely be more fun like this!
Via Like,Cool

New Ozzy, Anyone?

"Let Me Hear You Scream" is the new single from Ozzy's newest endeavor; Scream. I haven't heard the entire album, but the first single, while not a great song, it is certainly worth a listen. His vocals are spot-on, and his uncanny ability to choose a great guitarist still rings true with his selection of Gus G. to rip through the selection. What do you guys think?

Boy, Does This Bring Back Memories!

GOLLY JEEPERS, BATMAN!!! I had this clock as a kid, and probably haven't heard the uber-cheesy wake up call since I was five. Great stuff!
Via Neatogeek

More Great Toys That Should Have Been!

I'm absolutely lovin' the general wacky-ness and creativity shown by Evil Meatball Vs. Cat on their "Toy Rack" page featuring toys that were never made, but should have been. Keep up the great work, guys!

More Great Minimalist Movie Posters!

Here's another round of posters by the talented Pedro Vidotto. I've made a couple of these myself, and they are a lot of fun to create! Great work as always, Pedro!
Via Geekiz

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New Art!

Look at this effing hipster right here! I wanted to do something a little different for this piece, and I ran across this great image of Roddy McDowell just chillin' between take on the set of "Planet of The Apes" while wearing these super-mac shades. Throw in an old pic of a Mercury astronaut, throw in some psychadelic spirals, and viola! Buy it here now!

I Hate Richard Branson's Dad, Too!



Is this one Andre The Giant? I can never remember which one is which.
Via RetroSpaceZeta


The new wave of DC retro "Mego" figures are hitting the shelves (I never even saw the first wave :-(), included in this offering are Batman, Two-Face, Black Manta and Aquaman. Perhaps the ToyR'Us in Portland will get their $hit together and order enough for your truly this time, but probably not.

Okay, Okay, I'm Impressed!

This German guy has created a truly spectacular General Grievous costume, but you may want to speed past all the German yakity-yak to .41, where he starts to show off the goods. Way to go German dude!
Via GreatWhiteSnark

If You Have Never Read This....

Read it today - it's a timeless classic. I remember reading this when it came out, and I was like, 14. And somehow, I knew that the entire comics genre would never be the same.
Via MobSeen

Official Trailer for "The Green Hornet"

I'm still very much on the fence with this one, as I've never been a huge fan of the characters and I see nothing heroic about Seth Rogen, but it looks like they'll be keeping this one light and a bit goofy, so maybe it'll work. Plus, Cypress Hill is on the soundtrack, so they've got that going for them.

Interview With Walking Dead Creator Robert Kirkman

AMC recently caught up with Robert Kirkman on the Atlanta set of "The Walking Dead", as he talked about how surreal it is to see his creation brought to life and wreaking havoc in the streets of Atlanta;

Warning: The following contains plot spoilers for The Walking Dead comic series.

Q: You started writing The Walking Dead in 2003. What's it like to finally be on set?

A: "Surreal," I guess, is a word I've been saying a lot. "Amazing" is another word. I was on a movie set last summer that was like a big budget blockbuster, and before I got out here I told myself, "I'm not going to be seeing the same kind of stuff because they don't have a budget like a summer blockbuster." But you know what? It's almost bigger. The first day I was here was the day after they had flipped the car and there was a big shootout that we saw. It was just absolutely mind-blowing.

Q: Are you finding things are being physically realized as you had imagined them?

A: Everyone is really trying to do good by the comic, and there are scenes that are straight out of it. I think that fans are just going to be thrilled. But at the same time, [Frank Darabont] is vastly improving the material. And there are things here and there that along the way I should have caught, but didn't. There's some amazing stuff he added for Morgan's character in the Pilot episode that's just not in the comic. It was back story, but he handles it in a way that just really brings it to the forefront. It's like, Morgan, that guy is an awesome character!

Q: You commented last week about how psyched you were to see Andrew Lincoln portraying Rick --

A: I don't see how anyone couldn't see Rick. I don't see how Andrew Lincoln's wife, like 2 years ago, wasn't like, "Oh Hey Rick, how ya doing?" This guy just eats, drinks and sleeps Rick Grimes. Steven Yeun, the actor playing Glenn, was on set for the first time yesterday. He walked over and said hello to Andrew Lincoln. They were chatting, and I looked over and I was like, "That's Rick talking to Glenn!"

Q: You're writing one of the episodes this season. How does that experience compare to writing the comic?

A: It's interesting because they're not characters that I'm writing very much any more. I'm working on the book every month, but most of the people on the show are dead in the comic. Spoiler alert! [Laughs] I'm walking around set thinking to myself, "Yeah, I killed that guy. Yup, killed her. Probably gonna kill him next issue!" So it's a different experience, and there are a lot of cool twists that are going to make the show entertaining for people who have read the comic. As far as me writing the stuff, it's really cool to go back and play with these characters again that I haven't been able to write in a while.

Q: Have you learned anything new about the characters the second time around?

A: It kind of makes me wish that Shane hadn't died in Issue 6. Shane's a really cool guy, and there's a lot of story potential there. I blew through a lot of stuff that they're kind of dwelling on a little bit more here. So yeah, there are places where I'm like, "Oh man I wish I'd done it this way." And that's kind of neat.

Q: You were on set to witness hordes of zombies invading Atlanta. What was that like?

A: That was probably the craziest thing I've ever seen. A three by three block square of Atlanta was shut down so that they could move around corners and go down streets. It was more than I ever expected seeing, and you could get to a certain point in the area that they were shooting, and kind of turn around in a 360 degree view, and that's like, "OK here's what it's like at the end of the world, and I'm standing in the middle of it." They had trucks turned over and a burned out bus, they had all the stores closed and dressed to look like the windows had all been cracked. And then all of a sudden, here's hundreds of zombie extras walking around.

Q: What are you looking forward to most in the next 8 weeks of production?

A: I'm looking forward to being on set for my episode, and getting to see that kind of stuff. Because there's a lot of cool stuff that happens in every episode. There's an entire list I could go down, but I'd ruin the entire season for you. Everything that they're going to be cramming into every episode I cannot wait to see them pull off. And I know they're going to be pulling it off in an amazing way. It's non-stop awesome over here at the set of The Walking Dead.

Q: That sounds like the perfect way to end this conversation, Robert.

A: [Laughs] Good.