Saturday, November 29, 2008

Saturday Night Alive

So, back in the day, Saturday night at the Nerdlander home was spent watching the delicious programming that only network television could provide. One of those shows that truly impacted my life was Diff'rent Strokes. This showed exactly what could happen when a successful business man broadens his horizons by taking in his dead housekeepers kids. Priceless.

Arnold and his older brother Willis were constantly having misadventures with hilarious consequences. But then, one day, the suits decided that they needed to have a very "special" episode:

What the?!...Kidnapping, Child Molestation. My mind exploded at the fact that one week Mr. Drummond was trying to hide the fact that Arnold's gold fish died, while the next week Arnold and his buddy were about to be molested by the guy from WKRP. In all honesty, I learned alot more about life during the episode where Arnold foiled a bankrobbery than I did during this one.

But alas, then Diff'rent Strokes jumped the shark and Mr. Drummond married the chick from Designing Women. However, again, the suits decided that even though they added a little tow-headed boy, they needed another "special" episode. And, oh dear lord, Sam eventually gets kidnapped!!!

But, not to go out on a downer, here's an episode in stereophonic Japanese:

Not sure why the A-Team has picked the Drummond household to shoot in, but, hey, it works for me.

Friday, November 28, 2008

A Shopping We Will Go

What better way to celebrate the birth of a Savior than to arise bleary-eyed at the crack of dawn and punch an old lady in the throat for a Wii. Yes, it's Black Friday. Not to be confused with Black Sunday, a high-tension thriller starring Robert Shaw and Bruce Dern.

No, I'm talking about the busiest shopping day of the year. The day when Wal-Mart alone equals the GDP of many nations. So, for those who braved the traffic, the crowds, and the sales, I present to you a strangely fascinating web site.

It's called

This site contains nothing but malls that are in their last vestiges of life. It's a strangely morbid and eerie site, and I can't turn away every time I visit. So check it out.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving...

From all your pals at NerdLander.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Dear Santa...

Please bring this to me for Christmas...

I know COBRA is a terrorist organization bent on world destruction. But can't you see it in your heart to overlook this one teensy thing? I, mean, it's got freaking guns and torpedoes for crying out loud!!

Now, I know, you could send me this:

But c'mon, Santa. It's just not the same.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

You Clucking At Me?...

This is how I like to think of our Pilgrim Fathers. Imagine how much more we could have accomplished with Robert De Niro assuming the role of Myles Standish. We'd at the very least have some freaking flying cars.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Almost Paradise...

Ahhh...the 1980's arcade. Rush blasting on the speakers. Smoke as thick as a London fog. Greasy pizza. Hot nachos. And neutral ground whereapon the nerds and the cool kids could come together in peace. I mean, where else could a kid in his lemon yellow Atlanta Braves Peter Pan Peanut Butter Club t-shirt hang out with dudes sporting AC/DC t-shirts chainsmoking a mile a minute.

Well, check this joint out: It's the Luna City Arcade.

The saint behind this Shangri-La is a man by the name of Peter Hirschberg!!
This mad genius with a heart for classic arcades built himself a temple filled with over a hundred classic arcade games. But don't get any ideas about making a pilgrimage. This place is PRIVATE!! However, Mr. Hirschberg is no Grinch, and this story has a happy ending. The Luna City Arcade occassionally opens to the public for random game days. In fact, here's some video of his latest:

As you can tell, this was a benefit for a worthy cause.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Our Jedi Who Art in Heaven...

If this isn't the most nerdworthy story EVER!!

HOLYHEAD, Wales -- A man who dressed up as Darth Vader, wearing a garbage bag for a cape, and assaulted the founders of a group calling itself the Jedi church was given a suspended sentence Tuesday.
Arwel Wynne Hughes, 27, attacked Jedi church founder Barney Jones -- aka Master Jonba Hehol -- with a metal crutch, hitting him on the head, prosecutors told Holyhead Magistrates' Court.
He also whacked Jones' 18-year-old cousin, Michael Jones -- known as Master
Mormi Hehol -- bruising his thigh in the March 25 incident, prosecutors said.

You can read this shocking story in its entirety

Do we really want to live in a world where two Jedi can't worship in peace without the Sith Lord coming around and messing it all up with his evil darkness? I say, no.