Back when I was 19, I had a green 70's longboard that I attached a rubber alligator to the nose of, and called it the "Gator" It was great until I was surfing during Hurricane Andrew and my rubber alligator got ripped off. While that was a great board, this one is much cooler.
Okay, I know this is primarily a geek blog, but when I ran across this story I just knew I had to post it! After all of the stories you hear about coaches and atheletes thanking God for their win (and I'm pretty sure God could care less), it's refreshing to see an athelete actually blame God for a loss! Tsk, tsk - poor rich football player! I love how he goes on his all-caps tirade and ends it with "thanks, though." Read the whole sordid story here
One of my favorite things about where we live - walk through our backyard, and we're at the top of "Derby Hill". It's a paved hill where they hold soapbox derby races in the summer, and in the winter, it's the best place in town for sledding! This was our first run of the season from yesterday. BONUS!!!! - watch me bust my ass around 4:52!
When I was a kid, every so often you would run across an ad like this that would whip me into a fever of excitement rivaled only by a pre-dawn check under the tree on Christmas morn! I still have my autographed issue of "Peter Parker The Spectacular Spider-man" #23 and photo from a 1977 mall appearance. Doesn't seem like they have these anymore (or at least in Maine), and I think my kids have missed out on something really special. Plaid Stallions has a great gallery of character mall appearances through the 70's and early eighties - you should really check it out!
I've produced a few different styles of stickers before, but I've never been entirely happy with the quality and durability, so I've been experimenting with different printers, and I do believe that my buddy Sean from "Best of Maine Sign and Frame", has finally delivered a quality decal that I would feel comfortable selling to my customers! You can buy them here for $3 each, or get one free with any purchase of $10 or more.
Apparently, there is a market for incredibly squeimish pet owners who are offended by their pet's wrinkled penny, and would like to be able to cover it with an attractive disco ball, air freshener, heart, flower, biohazard, smiley face, number one ribbon, cupcake, sheriff’s badge, dice, and you can even make yours custom, so there’s a butthole cover for everyone. How does it attach to the pet's balloon knot anyway? it can't be a pleasant experience for the cat or dog, and of that, I'm certain!
I hope every single stupid pet owner who buys one of these can't remove the hatch before the missle launches, and they have to clean up the mess! I'm not even going to tell you where you can buy this unnatural abomination! Via NerdCore
By popular demand, I have created a variant design based on my "Melting Skull" art piece, and put it on an ultra-cool t-shirt emblazoned with my 3-D Monster logo so's everyone will know you're down with the hottest blog in the world! Order one right here, right now!
Time to bust out the Anthrax - it the first look at Karl Urban as Mega City One's brutal enforcer in the Pete (Vantage Point) Travis-directed Dredd. No matter what, it can't be as bad as the '95 Stallone debacle! Although, the ABC robot was pretty cool, though. Via SuperHeroHype!
I found a very unusual artifact at the antique shop today - an AM radio that features a mego-style action figure of John Lennon mounted on top, holding a microphone that doubles as the antennae. I have never seen this before, but seeing as the item was mint-in-the-box and only $12, I couldn't pass on it! The figure is about 8" tall, with very limited articulation and holes on the bottom of his shoes for the pegs on the radio to support him. Other than the pink sweater, it's a great addition to the collection!
If you go to your local news stand (do they even have these anymore?) Okay - if you go to your local magazine rack and pick up the December issue of the bestest art magazine in the world; Juxtapoz, and turn to page 132, you'll see a familiar art piece by yours truly!
I know, I know, it's not a feature or even a story on my current group show, or even has my name on it anywhere, but after 13 or so years of reading this magazine and being constantly amazed by the incredible artistic vision and talent of the artists that it showcases, it's always been a dream of mine to one day have one of my own art pieces adorn the glossy pages therein. And brother, that day has arrived!!! I'd like to give a big 'ol shout out and hearty thanks to Jill Ricci and The Parlor Gallery for making this happen!!!
Here is the teaser poster for the upcoming Scream 4. I loved the first two, but felt the third one fizzled. Now, with the original cast (what's left of them) and Wes Craven returning to the helm, I feel it may be a worthwhile venture. View some more pics from the flick here! Via ShockTillYouDrop!
I know I'll probably have my geek-card revoked for this, but I have never read the graphic novel "Cowboys & Aliens", nor do I know anything about it. However, after viewing this trailer, I am really excited about it! What a breath of fresh air for an Alien-invasion flick!
...seems reasonable enough to me. Can anyone explain to me why Lucas hasn't gotten off his ass and made a frickin' Boba Fett movie?!? Is the character not popular enough? I mean c'mon - what the Hell?!? Via Mobseen
Izzy slays the stuffed Yeti! He is wearing a really cool knit viking helmet.
Yup, that's Batman's utility belt! I wonder if those capsules realy have anything in them?
This was my favorite piece - I soooo wanted to sneak out with it!
I love my head key, but it didn't open my head - only got gooey with ear wax! BLEECH!!
Another shot of the Head Key - check out that detail!
Last weekend Amy and I went out to Monmouth for our friend's Izzy and Katherine Skelton's annual trivia tournament party! As most of you know, Izzy is head of "Skelton Crew Studios", and makes the best comic book props you have ever seen! He's really been on a role ever since acquiring the rights to the hot IDW comic series; "Locke & Key"! I finally got my hands on a head key, which I absolutely LOVE!
Going to Izzy and Katherine's is a little like going to a sci-fi and fantasy museum. As you wander through the dining room, you can view their ever-growing collection of original comic art; very tastefully framed and matted. A walk into the living room is an assault on the senses, as there are life-size comic book props all over the place! Everything from the Silver Surfer's surfboard, to Hellboy's Samaritan Revolver, to Captain America's sheild! They also have an impressive collection of graphic novels - two full bookcases!
The theme of the evening was 80's trivia, and as usual, boys vs. girls. The ladies put up quite a fight, but the guys prevailed in the end! We had a potluck dinner in which everything was incredible! So much so that I ate entirely waaay too much and felt miserable all the way home. A good time was had by all and we can't wait until next year!