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Happy Birthday Gamera ... 50 Years And Still The Biggest Turtle Of Them All!

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The Super-Monster even the H-Bomb cannot destroy! A group of Soviet fighter planes carrying nuclear weapons are shot down near the North Pole. The resulting crash detonates one of the bombs waking a giant prehistoric turtle, Gamera (Gammera is the US release), from a million year old hibernation. The titanic turtle takes little time destroying a research ship before taking off in search of the energy it needs to recharge itself. Unlike Godzilla the destruction Gamera dishes out on Japan is not nature striking back at mankind, but a simple quest for food. Also, like Godzilla, mankind's vast array of weapons have no effect on the monster. A plan to sedate the creature just long enough to allow tons of dynamite placed around it to be detonated does nothing to curve the carnage. In a move somewhat out of character the monster saves the life of young boy who was watching it from a lighthouse it was attempting to destroy. Gamera would reach out it's gigantic hand and catch th

Black Friday Retro Toys From The Super Groovy 70s: Shogun Warriors

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Great Thanksgiving items you can only find on your Facebook timeline

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This is what Thanksgiving may have looked like on Bespin after the Empire started running things. One of the worst giant monster films of all time, 'The Giant Claw.' Let's label this one 'When giant puppet turkeys attack!' Ah, 'The Munsters' that takes me back. Wait ... how many legs does that bird have? I think that may be some sort of beetle. Godzilla vs The Empire ... what does this have to do with Thanksgiving? Not a dang thing, but it's hella cool. Never trust an Andorian ... This is what our Thanksgiving dinner will actually look like... D'oh. Grandpa Simpson face down in his plate, that will be me. Many of you probably can't remember how TV used to be. Today ... I'm watching the dog show. Hey, that old blind guy was a hell of a cook! Hey, if Godzilla wants to cook ... you let him! Honestly ... who doesn't love  Barbara Eden? She was 'Jeannie' for crying out loud! Happy Thank

Thoughts about blessings, faith and life to ponder on Thanksgiving

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Today is Thanksgiving a day to, well, be thankful for all the wonderful blessings that we have in our lives.I could go on and on about the things I am personally thankful for. My loving fiance Terri, my wonderful children, Ashley, Chris, Miranda, Mary and Chuck. My new family and friends in Pennsylvania plus my extended family ... you know who you are. My job, my house, this blog, my pets ... lots of things. Okay I kinda just went on and on a bit. I urge all of you to take time today to just kinda soak in life. Think about all the things in your life that you are truly thankful for. Enjoy your family, though they may make you nuts, and you may want to throw them in the oven with the turkey, you may realize that life would be empty without them. You my not come to that conclusion, but I urge you to give it a shot. Here are some thoughts about blessings, faith and life to ponder while you pound down your meal and watch 'A Christmas Story' yet again. Blessings: We ofte

Cinematic Turkeys for your Thanksgiving viewing pleasure

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The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak Written by Ken Hulsey We begin our list of cinematic 'turkeys' in honor of Thanksgiving with a little film that even a hundred naked women couldn't save 'The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak'. Yes this movie which rolled onto the scene way back in 1984 has everything that this spry young teenage boy would want to see in a movie, action, bondage, Tawny Kitaen, hundreds of women in tight leather outfits, topless cat fights, and boobs boobs and more boobs. Alas, none of these things could save this movie. I can still remember thinking to myself, 'Oh my God, why did she have to take her top off?'. You really never want a fourteen-year-old perpetually horny male to be so bored by a movie that he doesn't even want to see breasts anymore. Yet that is exactly what happened. Even my best friend who was a bigger perv than me got tired of the endless parade of jiggling flesh. NOW THAT'S RE

Holiday Gift Ideas For The Geek In Your House

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From View Obscura Comics and Entertainment Earth Guardians of the Galaxy Electronic Dancing Baby Groot Figure Sale Price: $14.50 - Order Here Dance, Groot, dance! Based on the now-classic scene from the closing credits of the blockbuster film Guardians of the Galaxy, this official replica of baby Groot in his white flower pot dances to an electronic instrumental version of the Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" when switched on. Bring home baby Groot and start dancin'! Groot with flower pot Measures approximately 9-inches Tall. Requires 3x "AA" Batteries, Included. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens 3 3/4-Inch Jungle and Space Captain Phasma Action Figure Price: $8.99 - Order Here Out-of-this-world action figure from Star Wars: The Force Awakens! The Star Wars The Force Awakens 3 3/4-Inch Jungle and Space Captain Phasma Action Figure includes an awesome blaster, a removable cape, and a buzz-saw weapon! Each 3 3/4-inch action figure is art

Spooky adventures await in Transyl ... I mean Pennsylvania

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Storm Hag She lurks below the surface of the lake near Presque Isle, her lithe form forever swimming through the weeds and the mire. Pale and green of skin, her yellow eyes shine luminously in the dark, and her thin long arms wrap themselves around the unwary, while foul-green pointed teeth sink into soft flesh and sharp nails at the end of long bony fingers stroke you into the deepest sleep there is. She is called by many names, but to sailors of Lake Erie, she is known as the Storm Hag. The creature is a sea witch, an evil Jenny Greenteeth who summoned the storms and pulled shipwrecked sailors down into her evil embrace to live with her forever at the bottom of the lake. Sometimes she waits until the calm right after the storm to attack. When the sailors relax their guard, lulled into thinking that the danger had passed with the storm, the Storm Hag bursts forth from the dark waters of the lake, spewing forth lightening and wind like venom. And the ship will vanish - never to