Sunday, May 29, 2016

Peaceful



You can always find my silly videos over on YouTube feel free to subscribe to my channel. I really love the videos the app Magisto makes for me on its own and pretty much always post them. Have a wonderful Sunday.

Also, I will try and put together a new Instagram page I have not idea why it was removed kind of makes me mad but what can you do.

I keep trying to fix the comment section on my blog as well its a joke how it never works right for me so I would like to say Sorry for the inconveniences.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

May Monster Madness 2016


Ah yes, Memorial Day weekend the official kick-off to summer! And what better way to honor May Monster Madness by looking at a true monster the "Great White"! Thanks so Steven Spielberg's Jaw's the Shark has become a Classic Monster Icon. But not all the shark movies hold up right? I'm mean Sharknado is fun but that is about it. So join me will you as we look at a few sharks in the movies.


Did any other movie scare the pants off you like Jaws did? And we are always happy to sit back and watch it again and again. I just might have my young ones watch this with me this summer.

It's Mummy's Day for Bud and Lou!


Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy
1955 | B&W | 1 Hr 19 Min | Comedy | PG | Universal

Director:
Charles Lamont

Writers:
Lee Loeb
John Grant

Stars:
Bud Abbott
Lou Costello
Marie Windsor

In Egypt, Peter and Freddie find the archaeologist Dr. Zoomer murdered before they can return to America. A medallion leads them to a crypt where a revived mummy provides the terror.



So turn up the "A/C"(see what I did there)  tonight and join Svengoolie “Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy” comes to you tonight on MeTV- 10 pm eastern/pacific, 9 central, or check your local listings. Chicago viewers will get a sssecond ssserving of “Sssssss” at 11 am on WCIU, the U!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Dollar Tree finds!


Not much this week mainly trades from Swapadvd.com and the Doller Tree has Blu's for a buck...


Amongst those Blu-Rays was Darkman and the DVD Arctic Blast. The Wraith game from swap but it was kind of gross so I'm pretty bummed about that one. Also from Swap I picked up.....

Thursday, May 26, 2016

R.I.P. Joe Fleishaker

It was such a bummer to read about Joe Fleishaker passing today. You might not recognize his name but you surely can not forget that face! Fleishaker starred in MANY Troma classics including The Toxic Avenger franchise, Poultrygeist, Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D., Terror Firmer, and Tromeo and Juliet. Throughout his career, Joe could be seen working with and helping to develop talented individuals that have gone on to have some incredible careers.

Billed as "Troma's biggest action star" by company co-founder Lloyd Kaufman, died Monday at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, his brother, Haskel. He was 62. He was a heavy set man reaching 500 plus after his first heart attack he went into rehab to lose more than 150 pounds.

I meet Joe a few years back while he was working the Troma booth, a Nice guy who loved talking to the fans as much as we loved talking to him. He will be missed, Rest in Peace Joe, Rest in Peace!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Geocaching

Ever since we had the Little Free Library go up in our front yard a new world was opened up to us. One day we watched a father and daughter checking out our box but not really looking at the books instead they picked up a fake rock that somebody had but down.

They took the rock back to the car played with it for a few minutes and then but it back. Well, I had no clue what was going on so when they drove off and the coast was clear I went outside to investigate. I did not get it at first I opened the fake rock to see a list of names? Odd plain old odd. Then it hit me it is a Geocash!

So after looking into a little bit more yes we found out our little Library was on the Geocaching map! How cool is this? SO yesterday was my first day off since the girls have been out of school so they asked if we could try it out.

First, few we did were pretty easy of course the one in front of our house the other Little Library in town (yes we help with that one as well) and the Hegeler Carus Mansion. But then we had trouble finding one at a dentist office that has messaged me back saying it is still there to please try again which we will soon and the other is the train car in the video we have below. Those are hard!! We found one more before we headed home.

So why not Geocash it is pretty cool and takes you to place's you may have never explored before. I can see us doing this a few more times this summer and fall those die hards out there do it all year long!!

So have you ever Geocashed? Did you find it fun? Let us know in the comments below.




Tuesday, May 24, 2016

It's an almighty laugh!

Oh, God!
1977 | Color | 1 Hr 38 Min | Comedy | PG | Warner Brothers


Director: 
Carl Reiner

Writers: 
Larry Gelbart
Avery Corman

Stars: 
John Denver
George Burns
Teri Garr

Jerry Landers, a supermarket assistant manager, and a good yet non-religious person, suddenly finds a note in the mail one day that grants him an "interview" with God. Thinking it to be a hoax he tosses it away, but when it keeps reappearing he finally gives in. Skeptical at first, he ends up carrying His personal message - that the world can work with what God's given us.

I have been looking forward to jumping into this DVD when I bought it earlier this year. Many questions would need to be answered. Was this as good as I remember? Will it hold up after almost 40 years? Well, let us dive in and see shall we?

Saturday, May 21, 2016

(Don't say it, hiss it)


Sssssss
1973 | Color | 1 Hr 39 Min | Horror | PG | Universal

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski

Writers:
Hal Dresner
Daniel C. Striepeke

Stars: 
Strother Martin
Dirk Benedict
Heather Menzies-Urich

David, a college student, is looking for a job. He is hired by Dr. Stoner as a lab assistant for his research and experiments on snakes. David also begins to fall for Stoner's young daughter, Kristina. However, the good doctor has secretly brewed up a serum that can transform any man into a King Cobra snake and he plans to use it on David.


This movie has just the right amount of what the! to make it enjoyable. It is so crazy and squeamish as well. I really dig Ssssss you really should check it out as well.

Ssssss starts tonight on MeTV at 10 pm eastern/pacific, 9 central, or check your local listings or www.metv.com for information for your area. Chicago viewers get a curtain call of The Incredible Shrinking Man at 11 am on WCIU, the U.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Aliens and Vampire's oh my!


Aliens/ Vampirella

Written By: Corinna Sara Bechko

Dynamite Entertainment and Diamond Book Distributors

Hardback Trade

154 pages

Two iconic horror franchises collide, as Vampirella - the fan-favorite supernatural heroine - faces the most nightmarish creatures ever to appear in cinema: the Xenomorphs from Alien! As the first human colony on Mars digs deeper into the crimson soil, they discover the catacombs of a hibernating civilization, tens of thousands of years old. The evidence suggests that they are Nosferatu, an ancient and sinister species that Vampirella is all too familiar with. Called to the Red Planet to investigate, the monster hunter and her human allies find a chamber with hundreds of ellipsoidal, leathery eggs... and after they hatch, the true horror begins. In space, no one can hear Vampirella scream!

So how do you start off a review about two horror icons that you are very fond of but yet together they are just... well...     

Spoilers Ahead 

Guitar Hero


So after picking up all those Disney Infinity figures Ella decided she wanted to try her luck at Guitar Hero. Now I know how hard this game is I'm not a fan of it, to be honest, but it sits in the corner collecting dust so way not. First tho we opened the game disk and it was the wrong one! It was for High School Musical that we sold the pad and game (so we thought) at a garage sale a few years ago. I kind of feel bad the little girl was probably upset when she got home. So back to the game, I knew this was going to be fun so I did a little bit of video for you to enjoy!




Thursday, May 19, 2016

Waffle Ninja

Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea

Written By: Ben Clanton

Narwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. The two might not have a lot in common, but they do they love waffles, parties, and adventures. Join Narwhal and Jelly as they discover the whole wide ocean together.

A wonderfully silly early graphic novel series featuring three stories. In the first, Jelly learns that Narwhal is a really good friend. Then Narwhal and Jelly form their own pod of awesomeness with their ocean friends. And finally, Narwhal and Jelly read the best book ever -- even though it doesn't have any words...or pictures!

Ben Clanton showcases the joys of friendship, the benefits of working together and the power of imagination in the delightful Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea.


We received Narwhal Unicorn of the Sea from NetGalley in return for an honest review of the book. And I must say WAFFLE NINJA this is a super fun read. If you have ever read Piggie and Elephant's adventures  by Mo Williams you will love Narwhal and Jelly! IF the pictures do not put a great big goofy grin on your face the writing sure will. This had both girls laughing to the point that they had to read it again. In fact, Lainey just came in and asked for the Ipad so she could read it tonight. It is just that much fun. 

Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea does not come out until October 4th but I guarantee if you see it on the bookstore stands you will want to pick it up and give it a quick glance because I know you will want to bring this one home. My only regret would be that my girls are older now so I could not read to them with silly voices. 

Best Pick Up week this year!!


Some pretty darn good scores this week. First, our second-hand store ran a VHS sale of 5 for a dollar so you know this goofball picked up a few of those. Also picked up about 20 kid books for our Little Free Library just to keep things fresh. They sell most of their kid books for a dime and I focused in on the 1/2 price books just so I could make my dollar stretch.


I can never pass up on Disney classic TV shows that you can no longer watch and that have never been on DVD yet. We already watched Aladdin and loved it. The value for Team Genie is around 4 to 5 bucks. Sing along Songs are always fun and it worth $10. Timon & Pumbaa will be watched soon and could fetch anywhere from $4 to $50 on Ebay so not a bad score there.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Free Comic Book Day


Wow so #FCBD came and went. It was such a crazy weekend but we made it to Metropolis Comics in time to pick up a few new books. I have not missed one of these yet almost did last year but made it just as the books dwindled.

We also made it in time to for the girls to get photographed by the local newspaper. It happened around the time that the owner was helping the girls find something new to read.

#fcbd
News Tribune Photo that was tweeted out. 
Here is a list of what was picked up this year.

Lainey
DC SuperHero Girls
Grumpy Cat
Strawberry Shortcake

Ella
Camp Midnight
Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom
Boom! Sampler
Legend of Korra

Me well...
Captin America
Suicide Squad
Archie

We even received a shout out from Grumpy Cat himself





So did any of you adventure out on Free Comic Book day? If so what did you pick up? Let me know in the comments below!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

A boy with Dyslexia

Knees

Written By: Vanita Oelschlager

Illustrator: Joe Rossi

Publisher: VanitaBooks

I know that I have not written a book review in a very long time. But after reading this book I just have to get the word out. 

Knees: The Mixed-Up World of a Boy with Dyslexia is a good books for kids dealing with dyslexia and for those who do not. In simple terms, the author explains what life is like for a child with dyslexia. Louis narrates and lets readers know what his life is like with dyslexia. From backward letters and numbers to words jumbling in the air and falling into his ear messed up and difficult to understand, Louis has a challenging life.




The book is simple yet gets the point across in a very brilliant way. The illustrations are very simple and not too confusing for somebody like me that suffers from Dyslexia. 


For those of you that have been coming to my blog for the past few years may have noticed a difference in my writing. I suffer from Dyslexia and this blog has made me better. I do not jumble my words as much I take a little more time to write what I'm thinking and my grammar has gottin' ( yes that last word was a joke). I love to read and write it just takes me much longer than most people. That's why sometimes my review are all over the place. It use to scare me to write down my thoughts but in the end, it has made me better. 

This book really tells a good tale and no matter how bad it is or how bad it can get you will always find something your good at. 

I highly recommend this book especially if you have a child that is suffering from this disease. 

Facts about me you did not know:

I use Siri when I really get stuck on a word.

It takes me 30 to 40 minutes to read ten pages. Where my wife can read a 300-page book in a day or two. And my girls are great readers.

I love to read as much as I love to watch movies it just takes me longer and I don't mind.

When I was younger I almost gave up on reading. I remember the day my dad looked at me and said just find something you enjoy to read. So he bought me a few comic books and a Sports Magazine and told me this is reading despite what people might say. He was right and thanks to him I still read. 

I struggled in school due to my Dyslexia so much I hated going yet I loved school. I did not find my place in the school system until I went to high school.

But look at me now I'm having fun and enjoying my life. I still love to read comic's and magazines as well as books.We go to the summer reading program every year. And we have a Little Free Library in our yard. 

I'm currently reading Command & Conquer Tiberium Wars and I promise I will finish it and write about it soon. 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Battle Is Over. The War Has Just Begun!

Axis Rising Puppet Master
2012 | Color | 1 Hr 26 Min | Horror | R | Full Moon

Director: 
Charles Band

Writers: 
Charles Band 
Shane Bitterling

Stars: 
Kip Canyon
Jean Louise O'Sullivan
Oto Brezina
Brad Potts

After foiling a plot to blow up an American arms plant, Danny Coogan and his girlfriend, Beth, quickly find that their troubles have just begun. One of Toulon's mysterious Puppets has been kidnapped by the Nazis, and under the wicked, watchful eye of the occultist Commandant Moebius, the Puppets' life-giving serum is synthesized to create a master race of unstoppable soldiers. Moebius plots to assassinate the highly-decorated General Porter to deliver a crippling blow to the American war effort, but his experiments are not ready. A Nazi Scientist uses the serum to create their own superior race of Nazi Puppets in the form of Blitzkrieg, Wehrmacht, Bombshell and Kamikaze! Danny and Beth teamed with craggy Sergeant Stone and Toulon's Puppets, are no match for Moebius and his war machine. It is up to Blade, Pinhead, Leech Woman and Jester to revive their own secret weapon to stop the Axis Rising!


Well, I did it I finally watched all 10 Puppet Master Movies to date. Well, except the one that Charles Band does not call a puppet master movie that being Puppet Master vs Dominic Toys that played on the Sci-Fi Channel a few years back. In fact, it is very hard to find a copy and someday if I run across one I will snag it. So how did the last one fair well read on my fellow puppeteers read on?

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Moment by moment the terror mounts!

Incredible Shrinking Man
1957 | B&W | 1 Hr 21 Min | Sci-Fi | G | Universal

Director: Jack Arnold

Writers: Richard Matheson

Stars:
Grant Williams
Randy Stuart
April Kent

Scott Carey and his wife Louise are sunning themselves on their cabin cruiser, the small craft adrift on a calm sea. While his wife is below deck, a low mist passes over him. Scott, lying in the sun, is sprinkled with glittery particles that quickly evaporate. Later he is accidentally sprayed with an insecticide while driving and, in the next few days, he finds that he has begun to shrink. First, just a few inches, so that his clothes no longer fit, then a little more.


 Soon he is only three feet tall, and a national curiosity. At six inches tall he can only live in a doll's house and even that becomes impossible when his cat breaks in. Scott flees to the cellar, his wife thinks he has been eaten by the cat and the door to the cellar is closed, trapping him in the littered room where, menaced by a giant spider, he struggles to survive.

“Incredible Shrinking Man”  tonight on MeTV at 10 pm eastern/pacific, 9 central, or- check your local listings – or www.metv.com for run times in your area, and the “where to watch” tab to find what MeTV stations are available to you. In Chicago, viewers get a second lap from “Call Dr. Death” on  WCIU, the U, at 11 am


Thursday, May 12, 2016

Halloween Mask



Updated added more pictures. 

So I'm looking for a little help on this one. I picked this mask up at a school rummage sale last week. It is so bazaar and yet fascinating yet I have no clue where or what it is from. So I turn to you my blogger friends if you have any clues please let me know. Here are a few more pictures of the mask it has no markings or writing of any kind making it very hard to figure out.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

They're a different breed of family.

The Ranch
2016 | Color | 30 min 13 episodes | Comedy | R | Netflix

Creators: 
Jim Patterson
Don Reo

Stars: 
Ashton Kutcher
Danny Masterson
Debra Winger
Sam Elliott

The son of a Colorado rancher returns home from a semi-pro football career to run the family business.


So the other night I was having trouble sleeping and flipped on Netflix. I'm in no way a binge watcher but I was looking for something to bore the crap out of me so I would fall asleep. I saw Sam Elliott attached to a show that looked like a western but with Ashton Kutcher. The run time was only 30 minutes for the fist show so I clicked it. I was not expecting much but in return received a gut busting laugh out loud show about not growing up! 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Legends of Horror Have Returned!

Puppet Master Axis of Evil
2010 | Color | 1 hr 23 min | Horror | R | Full Moon Features


Director: David DeCoteau

Writer: Domonic Muir

Stars:
Jenna Gallaher
Taylor M. Graham
Tom Sandoval 
Erica Shaffer

In a stateside hotel during the height of World War II, young DANNY COOGAN dreams of joining the war effort. Following the murder of hotel guest Mr. Toulon by Nazi assassins, Danny finds the old man's crate of mysterious PUPPETS and is suddenly thrust into a battle all his own.

He discovers that Nazis MAX and KLAUS, along with beautiful Japanese saboteur OZU, plan to attack a secret American manufacturing plant. After his family is attacked and his girlfriend BETH is kidnapped, it is up to Danny and the living deadly Puppets to stop this AXIS of EVIL...

Monday, May 9, 2016

Now the legacy can be told (Again)

Puppet Master (8) The Legacy
2003 | Color | 1 hr 20 min | Horror | R | Full Moon Features


Director: Charles Band

Writer: C. Courtney Joyner

Stars:
Jacob Witkin
Kate Orsini

As a young boy, Eric Weiss was saved from a grim fate at the hands of Hitler's SS by a kindly toymaker named Andre Toulon. Fascinated with the toymaker's seemingly supernatural ability to breathe life into his carefully crafted figurines, Eric spends his entire life attempting to unlock the secret behind the toymaker's magic. Just when it seems that Eric may have perfected the ability to create artificial life, a rogue agent named Maclain breaks into his lab and tortures the new puppet master in hopes of extracting the valuable secret.

Time itself seems to stand still as the present meets the past, and the bloody legacy of the murderous puppets is revealed in an act so shocking that it may destroy the very souls of all involved.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Murders In The Zoo Review



Murders in the Zoo
1933 | B&W | 1 hr 2 min | Horror | PG | Paramount Pictures

Director: 
A. Edward Sutherland

Writers: 
Philip Wylie
Seton I. Miller

Stars: 
Charles Ruggles
Lionel Atwill
Gail Patrick

Eric Gorman returns with his wife Evelyn from a trip to the Orient collecting zoo animals, having killed a member of his expedition who happened one day to kiss Mrs. Gorman. On board ship, Evelyn meets Roger Hewitt, who falls in love with her. After delivering his animals to the zoo, Gorman plots a way to dispose of Hewitt using one of his latest specimens, then continues using the zoo's non-human residents to do his beastly work.

Paramount Pictures follow-up to  Island of Lost Souls, Murders in the Zoo deserves to be placed alongside other studio and independent horror productions of the period such as Freaks (1932), White Zombie (1932), and Mad Love (1935). It boasts stylish art deco design, atmospheric cinematography, several tense murder scenes, and above all, a standout performance by Lionel Atwill as an outrageously sadistic and callous killer.


Hope you had a great 4th!


Sunday, May 1, 2016

Zingers!


Oh, Charlie Brown how I loved getting your Zingers in my school lunch! Sure the rich kids were eating those Twinkies things but I had my peanuts gang to keep me happy. And when mom would pack in those wonderful Red Raspberry flavored coconut zingers it would be the first think I ate.


Dolly Madison also made cream filled pies that I would get to buy later in life with my own money and I have to say to this day I still crave the coconut cream pie! That thing rocked my socks off. It's too bad Hostess as cut so many corners that these snack treats are just not the same anymore.



So which was your favorite flavor? Did you eat Dolly Madison or where you a Hostess kind of kid? And did you make it through the A to Z challenge? Sure I struggled a bit this year with the first communion slowing me down but I still had fun and I'm looking forward to doing it again next year. Thanks to everyone that has stopped by. If you are looking for a different kind of goofy nerd filled blog give me a follow! And thanks again.

Bob
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