Tuesday, July 31, 2012


I would have called it Power'Nap 3000, but still, great product if you're into 1970's sci-fi decor.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Christmas Story Full-Size Leg Lamp

No, I don't want a little leg lamp. By golly, if I'm going to do it, I want to do it right!

Via Amazon.com

Kool-Aid Reeboks

Yeah, these are from a few years ago, but I always wanted a pair. I actually found a pair at Ross Dress For Less (needed an ugly shirt for a '70s themed golf tournament), but they were the wrong size. Dang!

Underdog: The Complete Series

Speed of lightning, roar of thunder! Underdog was my first favorite superhero (along with Popeye and Fonzi).

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Piegato by Matthias Ries

I'm a geek. If you're reading this, there's a good chance you're a geek. Geeks have books, and books need shelves ... they crave shelves. These shelves are pretty bitchin'! So I might buy some.

Luminaire Post by Studio Ninho

It's a lamp AND a pinboard. I don't know, I just think it's kinda cool.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth

Kamandi certainly wasn't the first post-apocalyptic tale - the Victorians wrote them as well - but it is the one infused with Jack Kirby's astounding imagination. This is volume 2 of the hard cover series of reprints.

Now we just need Thundarr vs. Kamandi, and we'll be all set.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Marvel's The Avengers

Pretty damn enjoyable. Had me as charged up as a kid watching Empire Strikes Back. Hopefully they won't go back and ruin it 20 years from now.

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse, Vols 1-4

If you haven't experienced comic strips from the "olden days", I suggest it. They were a brilliant blend of comedy and adventure that is now sadly extinct.

Via Amazon.com - Volumes 1/2 and Volumes 3/4

Monday, July 16, 2012

John Carter DVD

I rate it a solid C+, which for me is a pretty good grade for a modern movie. Hey, they screwed up the name and the marketing something fierce, but the flick was pretty fun and only moderately annoying if you're a fan of the series of books. For modern Hollywood, that's about the best you can expect.

It could have been ...

But it least it had ...

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Okay, so the cartoons are pretty lousy (though wonderfully weird), but I'm sick of all the Aquaman trashing that goes on these days. Besides, without these cartoons, there never would have been a Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy!

Popeye Cartoons

My favorite animated super hero. If you've only ever seen the colorized versions, you need to check out the black and whites. Beautiful animation, often with miniature sets.

Bullwinkle & Rocky

One of the greats, and apparently 100% complete. Yeah, some of the material is dated, especially if you have no idea who Phil Silvers is (I think approximately 65% of all characters in the series were imitating him), but they had a great warped sense of humor and some of the best voice actors in the business.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

United Underworld T-Shirt

"The sum of the angles of that rectangle is too monstrous to contemplate!" - Commissioner Gordon

Bang Shift Betty Print

Yeah - she was always hotter than Wilma.

Peel Out!

Harkens back to the days of Rat Fink!

Stamina 55-1611 InMotion E1000 Elliptical Trainer

Goodness knows, we of the middle-aged, computing generation could stand a bit more exercise, especially when you get paid to be a desk jockey.

Oh, and this one I actually did buy - today (July 14), it's only $65 at Amazon

Update: Great little product. I couldn't use it under the desk - my knees would have hit it - but I keep it next to my desk in my office and can spend 10 to 15 minutes pedaling while reading a report or article and burn 100 to 200 calories. Easy to assemble, works well (so far) - all in all, I give it high marks.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Davalos Tequila

If you like tequila, you'll like Davalos. Deceptively smooth - great for shots.

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All-Conference Squirrel

So I like squirrels ... and football. Sue me.


My daughter would dig this ... she has a mustache thing going at the moment.

adiSTAR racer shoes

Remind me of what sneakers looked like in the days of my youth.

I'll be okay ... just need a moment ...

Kiki's Delivery Service Poster

Such a lovely film. One of my daughter's favorites.

Planet Terror Poster


I Love Space

Groovy poster.

I do, by the way.

Walt Disney's Donald Duck - Lost in the Andes

Carl Barks' illustrations are so lovely, so beautiful drafted, you are really cheating yourself by not reading these old Donald Duck comics.

Via Amazon.com

Fiend Folio

My undisputed favorite among the AD&D monster books, largely thanks to the evocative artwork of Russ Nicholson.

Or check your favorite old book seller!

Mannix - 7th Season

I'm a nut for old detective shows, and Mannix is one of my favorites. I own the first two seasons on DVD, and am slowly working through season 2 (very slowly, darn you streaming Netflix).

Dungeons and Dragons Basic Set

The game I cut my teeth on (I really shouldn't have been chewing on it), and still my favorite version of the grand old game. An excellent starter for kids and adults alike.

Or check out your favorite used book seller!

Dungeon Master's Guide

Okay, technically I already own this one, so I'm too cheap to buy another copy.

This is easily one of the most useful books a role-playing gamer can own, regardless of what system they use. It's also an artifact of the halcyon days of the hobby, from just before a weird game enjoyed by bearded men became a money-making phenomenon.

Or check your favorite used book store!

Osprey Men-at-Arms - a Celebration

The work of Angus McBride, among others, has made the Osprey line of military history books famous. 

Mystery in Space

Who doesn't like a good space mystery?

Return to the Planet of the Apes

I have only a dim memory of these from childhood, but hey ... Ape Law!

Flash Gordon: On The Planet Mongo

A nice break from the age of angst-driven comics written by frustrated novelists. Beautiful art and classic stories of sword & planet adventure.

Our Friend the Atom

Produced as a companion to an educational film about atomic energy by Walt Disney. Lovely art.