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meatwadf meatwadf Jul 15, 2019. 4 comments

Defunctland: The Life and History of Jim Henson

Defunctland: The Life and History of Jim Henson

For those of you who don’t follow Defunctland the best way I could describe the YouTube channel run by Kevin Perjurer is one dedicated to chronicling the history of theme park and theme park attractions that have been shut down or revamped to the point of no longer being what they originally were. It has become one of my favorite channels on YouTube because of both the subjects covered and the...

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meatwadf meatwadf Apr 30, 2019.

The Russos Weigh in on Cap Debate (Endgame Spoilers)

The Russos Weigh in on Cap Debate (Endgame Spoilers)

There’s obviously been a big debate going on about how Old Man Cap came about at the end of Avengers: Endgame. Did he take the slow path back to the present? Alternate timeline? Gauntlet shenanigans? Well, the Russo brothers have done an interview for Entertainment Weekly and answered that question, while still leaving a few open for discussion.

Alternate timeline. He was living in an...

meatwadf meatwadf Oct 31, 2018. 2 comments

Halloween Fest: Moviegeddon Part 5

Halloween Fest: Moviegeddon Part 5

This was a damn fine set of movies to go through.

Movie 21 - The Nightmare Before Christmas

I got to watch this with the baby a bit before she nodded off, and she really seemed to get a kick out of Jack whenever he was on screen. It also finally clicked with me. This is about a guy getting into a rut and having a midlife crisis to try and shake things up a bit. Then, he realizes he...

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meatwadf meatwadf Oct 30, 2018. 3 comments

Some Light Halloween Reading

Some Light Halloween Reading

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and I thought I would share a fun little tale of the macabre featuring the world’s most famous Italian plumper. No, not Vito Figlio of Little Italy Plumbing, but Mario Mario of The Mushroom Kingdom. Super Mario in Die Nacht des Grauens is a something I usually try and read around this time of the year, and it’s a nice little window into a time Nintendo...

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meatwadf meatwadf Oct 24, 2018. 3 comments

Halloween Fest: Moviegeddon Part 4

Halloween Fest: Moviegeddon Part 4

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Movie 16 - Night of the Dribbler

So... Look at that. Like, it couldn’t be THAT bad, right? I mean, it’s obviously a bad movie, but how bad could it be? I had to stop watching after 15 minutes and just give up. This movie DEFEATED me. I’m a man who sat through Transformers 3 in theaters. I made it all the way through Actium Maximus and kind of liked it! There’s a reason this movie...

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meatwadf meatwadf Oct 19, 2018. 3 comments

Halloween Fest: Moviegeddon Part 3

Halloween Fest: Moviegeddon Part 3

This grouping of movies had an overall stronger showing than the last one.

This first one isn’t a “movie” movie, but is something someone recommended I check out, so I gave it a whirl.

“Movie” 11- No Through Road

This was yet another cheaply made series of found footage horror short that was put up on YouTube. It’s about a group of youths who go out for a ride, and end up in a...

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meatwadf meatwadf Oct 18, 2018. 6 comments

What Does Jodie Whittaker Taste Like?

What Does Jodie Whittaker Taste Like?

Turns out it’s raspberry!

I have developed a new obsession recently, and that is watching candy being made by the folks at Lofty Pursuits. I’ve always just loved watching things being made. It doesn’t matter what those things are, either. Gas cans. Cars. Clocks. Gloves. Whatever. So long as I get to see how something is made with some nice background music and a calm narrator...

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meatwadf meatwadf Oct 16, 2018.

Halloween Fest: Moviegeddon Part 2

Halloween Fest: Moviegeddon Part 2

This post doesn’t exactly start with a bang. First on the docket we have...

Movie 6 - Long Weekend

This one was more annoying than anything. It’s your typical “man versus nature because man pissed off nature” movie that was popular in the 70's. This seems to have come out at the tail end of the Ozploitation flicks of the 70's, so it has the twist of “man versus nature” actually taking...

meatwadf meatwadf Oct 15, 2018. 3 comments

Halloween Fest: Moviegeddon Part 1

Halloween Fest: Moviegeddon Part 1

It’s probably not much of a secret around here that I’m a huge fan of October. I love the change in weather, the leaves turning color from green to browns, reds, and yellows, and it also contains my favorite holiday, Halloween. It’s always held a special place in my heart. My brother and I would run around neighborhoods like maniacs, trying to knock down as many houses as possible before our...

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meatwadf meatwadf Oct 01, 2018. 6 comments

IRP Carlos Ezquerra

IRP Carlos Ezquerra

It looks like after a lengthy battle with lung cancer, Judge Dredd co-creator and Strontium Dog Carlos Ezquerra has passed away at the age of 70. Besides Dredd and Strontium, Carlos was a supremely talented and prolific artist who worked on countless 2000 AD projects over the years. His work had a real profound effect on me growing up, as I can still remember the first time I flipped through...

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meatwadf meatwadf Sep 19, 2018. 3 comments

Congratulations to IdeasOfFireAndIce and Wait, What Now?

Congratulations to IdeasOfFireAndIce and Wait, What Now?

As some of you may know, I am a bit of a fan of the IdeasofFireAndIce channel on YouTube. Lots of good info on various book, film, and TV series there combined with goofy and downright intense readings from Sci Fi and fantasy books. Well, the creator Quinn recently decided to post a picture of himself showing off his shiny new award for hitting 100,000 subscribers. I like the guy’s stuff, so...

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meatwadf meatwadf Sep 18, 2018. 8 comments

Silverman Stole My Joke!

Silverman Stole My Joke!

For anyone who hasn’t watched it yet, Sarah Silverman’s show on Hulu I Heart You America is actually pretty decent. Well, she recently decided to tackle James Gunn and Mike Cernovich recently in a pretty good monologue (loved the Jim Gaffigan bit at the end), and it’s worth checking out.

However, she must read io9 in secret because she stole my “racist Candyman” joke! Ok, she said...

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meatwadf meatwadf Sep 12, 2018. 5 comments

Well, God Damn!

Well, God Damn!

I know this has been making the rounds the past few days, but I didn’t see anyone post it on here yet, so I thought I would show folks one of the reasons why Dragon Con is the best con out there.

In case anyone is wondering, Tazra Rose (BBQ Becky up there) made sure to get permission before showing up at the shoot.

Here’s a little article on the photo shoot.

'BBQ Becky' doppelgänger interrupts...

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meatwadf meatwadf Aug 10, 2018. 24 comments

Better Get the Rock

Better Get the Rock

So, I wanted to post this today, but also wanted to use O-Deck again and test out and see if I can get folks who have been following me on io9 over here. By using O Deck, I also get a little more room to breathe and try a longer than normal post.

You finished watching that?

So, why did I post that? Well, to show that the initial attacks around Gunn were as disingenuous as me saying...

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meatwadf meatwadf Aug 02, 2018. 8 comments

Oh Mandy

Oh Mandy

The trailer for Mandy finally hit today, and it is as bonkers and bizarre looking as I had hoped.

For those of you who haven’t been following it, it’s the second film by Panos Cosmatos, the same director behind Beyond the Black Rainbow. Much like Rainbow, Mandy is set in the 80's, but is more an action/horror movie than his first movie was. For those who haven’t seen his first...

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meatwadf meatwadf Jul 21, 2018. 6 comments

It Doesn't End

It Doesn't End

See that up there? That’s the logical continuation of what happened yesterday. James Gunn lost his job, and ultimately not just because of some dirty jokes he had told years go, but because the alt-right had crafted a narrative consisting of accusations of pedophilia and attending snuff parties. They managed to get each other worked up, got a few crazies on board the train, fired up the bots,...

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meatwadf meatwadf Jul 19, 2018. 12 comments

Burninatin' the Countryside

Burninatin' the Countryside

I... what? A what now? A Trogdor boardgame? For real? Like, this is a thing? Alright then, I can get get behind this.

So, probably the earliest “must visit” interwebs site on the nettube for me was Homestar Runner. It started to become pretty popular not long after I had moved out and started college (for the first time sigh), so it hit at just the right time for me. Heck, my younger brothor...

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meatwadf meatwadf Jun 12, 2018. 2 comments

What is Best in Life?

What is Best in Life?
So, here goes my wallet again. Except... IT’S FOR FUCKING CONAN!

God damn, if Conan isn’t the greatest fictional character in the history of mankind, then he’s surely in the top three. He’s definitely the Duke of New York A#1 in my book.

Conan, the wanderer. Conan, the berserker. Conan, the king. Conan, the barbarian. Savage, violent, but intelligent and possessing an honor greater than many of...

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meatwadf meatwadf Jun 02, 2018.

You Got 50,000 on Double Dragon?

You Got 50,000 on Double Dragon?

I gotta admit, I still love me a good beat’em up game. Hell, I was practically raised on those bad boys, every quarter munching one. I’m not sure how much money I pumped into games like Double Dragon and Final Fight, but I’m sure my 401k would be doing a lot better had I never found these games in the local arcade.

It’s always nice to see the occasional small studio still put out retro...

meatwadf meatwadf May 23, 2018. 2 comments

Review-a-torium: Tales From the Loop

Review-a-torium: Tales From the Loop

Welcome to the first in a series of reviews I plan on writing here that will cover a variety of tabletop games. I have managed to collect a decent amount of RPGs, card games, and board games over the years, so I thought I would start reviewing the ones I’ve actually managed to play on occasion. What I like, what I don’t like, and who I think some of this stuff might be for exactly.

As many...

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