Friday, January 30, 2009

Joe Friday: Stormshadow's Here!

Hate all you want on the new G.I. Joe movie, but I don't care. It's been 20 years since I've seen so much hoopla surrounding the Joes, and I'm about to wet myself with glee. New toys...awesome. Rereleased toys...oh mama.

And now comes the new Stormshadow poster from G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

Sure, he's dressed in black instead of white. And he's wearing some sort of leather trenchcoat. But dang if I don't get shivers looking at him. He's sort of like something out of an S&M nightmare. Pluse he's got TWO swords. All the more to slice and dice!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Congrats Neil Gaiman!!

It's official, Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book has won the Newberry Award.

"I am so wonderfully befuddled," the best-selling author said Monday after winning the 88th annual Newbery for "The Graveyard Book," a spooky, but (he says) family friendly story about a boy raised by a vampire, a werewolf and a witch.

"I never really thought of myself as a Newbery winner. It's such a very establishment kind of award, in the right kind of way, with the world of librarians pointing at the book saying, `This is worthy of the ages.' And I'm so very used to working in, and enjoying working in, essentially the gutter."

Monday, January 26, 2009

Worst Toy Ever?

I stumbled across this little beauty this past Christmas while doing a little on-line shopping. What screams fun like a toy airport x-ray machine. Line up your friends. Demand their ID's. Make them take off their shoes. And then make them miss their imaginary flight. Loads of excitement.

Just take a look at the expressions on these little faces.

Instead of getting that fancy new bike they really wanted, they instead got a toy that imitates machinery used by civil servants.

What's next. A fake TSA wand? The TSA-approved children's uniform? Or, maybe just maybe, the toy TSA podium complete with career choice regrets.

I don't know about you, but I can't wait to get ahold of this baby!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Terrifyingly Fun

I've mentioned before my fascination with Dead Malls. But I think I'm now hooked on Dead Amusement Parks. At one time these places were filled with fun. Now, they're filled with a soul-less vacuum. (Yes, I know that a filled vacuum is an oxymoron.)

All of these shots come from here. But I don't speak whatever language they were originally written in.

Watch out for that first hill. I think it takes you into the pit of Hades.

Oooh, mommy, if we escape with our souls, may we please ride the Ferris Wheel?

Nothing says fun like a huge Kraken hiding in the fog.

This is only a taste. Check out all of this guys pics...even though you may not sleep for days after.