Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Crap in a Hat...

Now I have to buy a new phone.

First Look: Rhys Ifans as The Lizard!

From Sony's The Amazing Spider-Man, set to be released on July 3. I cannot confirm that this is a pic of the finished product, but I'm sure it's pretty darn close! Personally, I would like to see something closer to Romita's interpretation, but it's not too bad.

AWESOME!

If Dr. Suess took on the Ghostbusters; - - There Goes a Gozerian, Ghostbuster.

I Would Seriously Kill For This...

Chris Ware's Superman and Jimmy Corrigan by Alex Ross - - the original is on sale.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Watch This Porcupine With a Cartoon Character Voice Eat The Hell Out of Some Corn-On-The-Cob!


Is this for real? The one that attacked me didn't sound like Alvin & The Chipmunks!

I'm Putting Part of My Collection Up For Auction!




In order to raise money to get my social network off the ground, I am parting with a section of my epic comic collection. First up is my ENTIRE run of Steve Ditko Amazing Spider-Man issues! My run starts at issue number 4, featuring the 1st Sandman appearance, and stops at issue number 38. There are 25 pieces in all, including plenty of key issues; 1st Green Goblin, 1st Scorpion, 2nd Dr. Octopus and many others! Most have a very low opening bid of $19.99, with a few as low as $14.99 with NO RESERVE! It pains my soul to part with these, but I'm hoping I will have enough money to buy the entire collection before too long! The pics I added are of the actual issues I am selling.

Friday, November 25, 2011

For Your Post-Turkey Day Enjoyment...


Still funny as Hell!

More Shameless Self-Promotion...


I know, I know - I've been slacking big-time on my posting duties (My son reminds me daily), but I've been super-busy on my other baby; Planet My Town. In fact, I was recently interviewed by the Sun Journal about the site, and the article hit the papers today. I'm really happy with it, and I must say that I'm alot more handsome in black & white ;-) But seriously, I'll get back to posting today.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Just Got My Copy of "Mail Order Mysteries"...

 
  
And the only mystery I can see is how can so much awesomeness cost so little?!? I bought my copy from Amazon for $13.00 and $4.00 shipping, and for that price quite frankly, I didn't expect to be blown away. Luckily, Kirk Demarais didn't let me or my inner child down! 


The book is very reminiscent of a Chip Kidd venture (Chip did give a glowing review on the back) with it's excellent photography and brilliant close-ups of comic book art in all their 4-color glory. I also love how the text is set up, with each item broken down into a ; "what we expected", "what we got" and "customer satisfaction" category. 



Like Kirk, I too had parents that wouldn't let me spend my hard-earned cash on these "rip-offs", and am grateful that I can now see what I missed, both good and bad! You can order your own copy here!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

OH, HAPPY DAY!!!

The new "Archie McPhee" catalog arrived today!!!

I Love This Stuff!

  My buddy Kirk over at Secret Fun Spot posted this article on Trimper's Haunted House in Ocean City, MD, and it got me thinkin'; how cool would it be to travel around the country and visit every dark ride there is?!? I could even do a big, glossy coffee table book on my adventure with tons of pics and the full history of the "Dark Ride". And I'm not talking about the walk-thru rides with actors, but the classics that were part roller coaster and all soil-your-britches full-on TERROR! While the walk thrus' are scary, there's just something about being strapped into a cart and not being able to slow down or stop that really scares the crap out of me! That, and the fact that I don't like to be touched by strangers. Here is a scare by scare journey through Trimper's classic ride;


   I can remember being 4 or 5, going to the Fair, and staring up at the massive metal haunted house with garish colors, terrifying art depicting vampires, werewolves and zombies covering every square inch of the exterior and monsters popping out of windows, daring you to come closer. I remember trying sooo hard to summon up the courage to get in line, then chickening out just before they took my ticket, then getting back in line and finally taking my seat in one of the carts. At this point, I was practically jumping out of my skin, but that didn't compare to that horrible feeling you got when those metal doors slam shut behind you, the darkness engulfs you and you realize that you may have just made a horrible mistake. After emerging alive yet terrified, with your adrenaline coursing through your veins, I knew right then and there that I was hooked for life! Eventually, I would love to design my own dark ride and open it to the public and rent it out for parties. How cool would that be?!?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The 10 Funniest Moments in Film History!!!



#10.) "Fax Machine Beat-Down" from Office Space. Anyone who's ever served hard time in a cubicle can easily relate. Whenever this movie comes on TV, I don't care what's going on - shit stops.


#9.) The "Witch" scene from Monty Python & The Holy Grail. My wife does not get English comedy at all, but this is one of my all-time favorite flicks!


#8.) "We're goin' STREEEAAKING" from Old School. I love everything about this movie, but the streaking scene really cinches it for me.


#7.) The "Diaper chase scene" from Raising Arizona. "Boy, you got a panty on your head" is still my favorite line of all time!


#6.) "Mr. Chow in the Trunk" from The Hangover. I know, I know - 2 naked men on the same list, so I must be gay. Go ahead, get it out of your system.


#5.) The "Food Poisoning" scene from Bridesmaids. Proof that women can go toe-to-toe with any man when it comes to the art of the gross-out! "Look away, look away!!"


#4.) "WE'VE GOT A BLEEDER!!" from There's Something About Mary". The bar for gross-out comedies was set here.


#3.) "Flounder Kills a Horse" from Animal House. It was damn hard trying to pick a favorite scene from this masterpiece, but the look on the horse's face when the gun goes off is simply priceless!


#2.) "DOODIE!!" scene from Caddyshack. I apologize for the poor quality, but every decent clip couldn't be embedded!


And the funniest moment in movie history is.... wait for it.... the "prank call" scene from Ferris Bueller's Day Off!! Rooney's face when Grace tells him "Ferris Bueller's on line 2!" is pure comedy gold, and the rant that follows is beyond measure!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Save Your Prayers For The Children...


Listening to that sick bastard on the news this morning really made me want to vomit.

I Love These!




See more great examples here!

The First Thing I Do When I Buy an Old Comic is Smell It.


I remember the first time I felt old was when one of my comics from childhood had this smell.

AAAAHH!!!!


"FEETS DON'T FAIL ME NOW!!"

That's Pretty Damn Cool...

From Neatorama;
Nokia apparently feels like the smart phones we have today aren’t rubbery or flexible enough to take us into the future, so they are introducing a design that will change the way we use, and touch, our phones.
Called the HumanForm, this rubbery surfboard shaped device is virtually unbreakable, has twist control functionality, and will supposedly allow us to feel textures via “electro tactile technology”. I don’t know about you, but this phone makes me want to teach a squirrel how to ride it like a surfboard!

When I'm Able to, This is The Kind of Weekly Show I Want to Produce

Awe-Inspiring...

Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS from Michael K├Ânig on Vimeo.


It's not often that I watch something that truly mesmerizes me, but this time-lapse video taken from the International Space Station as the Earth spins is absolutely beautiful!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

This is Pretty Awesome...


Original opening sequence of the 1966 Batman TV show re-imagined as "The Dark Knight"

Papercraft For The Slightly More Advanced....

From Neatorama;
A year ago, Taras Lesko made a four-foot-tall Freedom Gundam out of paper. Where do you go from there? A bigger model, of course. This papercraft Gundam is seven feet tall! It was constructed of 1250 parts printed from 720 sheets, with a total weight of ten pounds. See pictures from the construction process and videos as well at VisualSpicer. Link

IT'S ALIVE!!!










The "Its Alive" Project celebrates eight decades of the Frankenstein Monster by presenting 80 re-imagined Life Size Boris Karloff Frankenstein Busts.  Each of the 80 artists have been asked to recreate the monster in their own vision, style and hand.  You will be amazed and frightened by what can happen when these talented artists unleash their creative monsters on this unique and terrifying project. See creations from some of the top local artists as well as a few Professional Monster Makers from across the country.
The busts will be on display and available for purchase at the City Arts Factory in Downtown Orlando Florida from October 20th through November 15th.  Several special edition pieces will also be auctioned off during the exhibits run.
All proceeds from the sale and auction of these busts will benefit the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. For more information and to buy the busts, please visit the gallery website at www.orlandoslice.com

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Wanna Buy My Social Network?

Well, it's getting hard to find dependable programmers that will work for the promise of future riches, the venture capitalists want my network for practically nothing, and the tech firms in India and California are taking too long to make up their minds!

Being the out-of-the-box thinker that I am, I have decided to put Planet My Town on the auction block with an opening bid of $900,000 as well as a 10% stake in ownership. Not too bad for a concept I am sure is worth billions! If it sells, great - once it hits a worth of $1 billion dollars, I'll be worth $100 million, which will be plenty of scratch for a simple guy like myself. If it doesn't sell, I'll just keep developing it slowly on my own and be worth billions instead of millions.

If any of you budding entreprenuers out there want a piece of the action, you can place your bid here!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

It's Funny 'Cause it's TRUE!


Are ya feeling me guys? Am I right or what?!?

My Next Pair of Kicks...


From Converse's "Pop Culture Chuck Taylor All Stars" comes this AWESOME pair of Walking Dead Hi-Tops! Click here to see the "Dexter" and "Breaking Bad" ones as well, which are pretty bad-ass in their own right!

WANT!

From the pages of Boing-Boing;
Fold this bandana in half to transform into the famous fawksy provocateur from the comic pages. It's perfect for protecting yourself from sudden dust storms and outbreaks of authoritarianism. Keep your neck warm during those cold sit-ins. Use it as an impromptu rucksack to cart your gear from Zuccotti Park when the cleaners come. Cut eye holes to wear as a full face mask for added anonymity. Flag Fawkes. This is the hanky code for revolution.
*For every bandana ordered one will be sent to one of the Occupy branches worldwide. Double your effect and increase the anonymity!*

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Perfectly Venomous Comebacks From The Old Days!

 If you're like me and can come up with the perfect comeback... six days later, then this list of the 32 Wittiest Comebacks of All Time is just the thing for you! I've included my favorites below for your viewing pleasure.

Winston Churchill Vs. Lady Astor
 
  
Groucho Marx Vs. A Contestant on "You Bet Your Life"
 Mohandas Gandhi Vs. Western Civilization
  
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Vs. An Admirer
  
Edna Ferber Vs. Noel Coward
  
John Barrymore Vs. A Woman In The Lady's Room

Ilka Chase Vs. An Anonymous Actress

Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller Vs. An Attendee At A Church Conference

Winston Churchill Vs. Bessie Braddock
If you're like me and can come up with the perfect comeback... six days later, then this list of the 32 Wittiest Comebacks of All Time is just the thing for you! I've included my favorites below for your viewing pleasure.