Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes! Now, I'm a Hostess-man, myself, but around late November these puppies are "it". Add a hot mug of cider and the Chipmunks Christmas Special and all will be right with the universe.
Speaking of mug, Target has some cool Star Wars mugs in their Christmas setup. Stormtroopers, Vader and Boba Fett, for $6.99 each. Cider just tastes better out of a clone skull.
And Winter Oreos are back with red frosting. Eater beware. Your toilet bowl will look like a paint-by-number after dining on there tasty treats.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Alien vs Predator gonna getcha!
If you got the money and time, it's a must do. Check with your local arcades, used game shops, etc if you want to save on shipping one of these things cross-country, Otherwise, eBay has tons of old arcade hardware to choose from.
Joystick by http://www.x-arcade.com/
Vintage arcade artwork to download http://www.localarcade.com/
Monday, November 5, 2007
Local Oklahoma City celebrity, Ho-Ho the Clown, November 1982. I have the fondest of memories of the Ho-Ho Show on KOCO-TV (the ABC affiliate). Gotta love that tiny party sombrero. Who wants Pac-Mac cake?
Here's a brief bio from Wikipedia of Ed Birchall who played Ho-Ho all those years:
Edward Patrick Birchall (1923-1988), was known to generations of Oklahomans as HO-HO the Clown. Mr. Birchall was born on July 16, 1923 in Colchester, Connecticut and served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. A lover of the circus, he performed as a freelance clown before being hired as an entertainer who by KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City. There, he starred in a local children's television show named after him, which typically featured an array of firefighters, police officers, zoo animals, visiting circus clowns, and other guests, as well as Pokey the Puppet, played by Bill Howard, the station's long-time stage manager wearing a sock-puppet on his arm. HoHo was all over the TV schedule, for much of the 1960's he was on six days a week. Various titles were "HoHo's Showboat", "Lunch With HoHo", "Good Morning HoHo", and "HoHo's Showplace". The show survived for 29 years, long after the station was acquired by Gannett, airing in its last years without commercials to fulfill the station's public service requirements. He was a frequent visitor to children's wards at local hospitals, providing a kind of medicine the doctors could not. He also appeared at restaurants, charity events, parades, and children's parties, from which he derived most of his income. Mr. Birchall was a diminutive and slightly round man of cheerful spirit and hippie inclinations. Friends remember him as behaving much the same in real life as on his show. He lived in Bethany, Oklahoma for most of his life, and suffered declining health leading to his death in the hospital at age 64 from a heart attack while undergoing treatment for cancer. His popularity was so great that it took three funeral services to accommodate all of his well-wishers, the first of which was attended by an honor guard of professional clown friends and carried live by KOCO-TV.
Worlds collided in the fall of 1983 when He-Man and Skeletor traveled from Eternia to the "Toys Plus" toy store at 84th and Center in Omaha, Ne. We can only assume He-Man's melting leg syndrome is due to some sort of time portal lag.
Sunday, November 4, 2007
What follows is 32 pages of nodding-off action and fractured Middle Earth talk. Wolverine rescues folks from the noon-time dinosaur attack, fights Red Sonja and they almost knock loin cloths (Red has sworn to bed-down with whoever bests her in poorly drawn battle). Meanwhile Conan cuts a deal with Wizzo the Wizard; if he kills a rival priest, Wizzo will resurrect Conan's dead girlfriend.
Our lovable hatchet-face Logan beats up women.
Paths are crossed and Wolvie and Conan fight it out at the rival priest's temple. Conan nearly decapitates Wolverine and leaves him or dead. Wolverine comes back to life brain damaged and feral from the lack of oxygen. Conan and Wolvie fight yet again. This time, Wolvie hacks off Conan's bowling hand, they both battle a demon and Conan gets drop-kicked to X-Men land during the Dark Phoenix battle.
Conan's famous werewolf impersonation cracks up Wolverine.
Wolverine, trapped in Middle Earth, lives happily ever after as a king. With Red Sonja by his side, and a lack of Level +4 Dragon Scale Condoms, we can only assume that they will have numerous hairy, red-headed children that say "Bub" a lot.
Baby Huey has a headache "this big!"
But what of the one-handed Conan? What zany Marvel-esque adventures await him? None. The dunderhead thinks Jean Grey is Red Sonja, goes nuts and kills the Shi'Ar and X-Men. Thus the Phoenix goes ka-blooy and wipes out the entire Marvel Universe, including the Popples, Dakota North and Police Academy.What if? Vol. 2 #16...ass-soup.
Luckily, I'm a whore for a good deal, so personal feelings be damned. $1.99 Transformers treat basket and light sabers are where it's at!
Don't worry kiddies, there are still plenty of Halloween frights to enjoy. Just check out Silver Spoons dad, Joel Higgens, all shirtless and hairy from this old TV Guide ad for "First Affair". Gruesome!