Endless Parade of Excellence

Wednesday, December 31, 2003
retroCRUSH is worth a glance if you appreciate Robert Mitchum, tractor graveyards, amusing safety manuals & girls wearing nice sweaters. For some odd reason their 100 Scariest Movie Scenes of All Time is not easily accessible from their listings (note: #87 is my desktop wallpaper: highly recommended).


Reckon this year be just about wrapped...


Monday, December 29, 2003
Rob might be disappointed if I didn't make at least one reference to out of date technology before he gets back, so look at this and this.


Friday, December 26, 2003
If you have ever been thinking about starting a neo-prog band, I can help suggest names; I have all the angles...


Wednesday, December 24, 2003
My seasonal art comments may be viewed on this blog. Scroll down... (way on down, thru the older posts now...)...


Monday, December 22, 2003
Rob presumes his loyal readers will be treated to more fine obsolescent technology. No such luck yet. How about some fine nascent theology?


Sunday, December 21, 2003
Lynn Crosbie is pretty darn smart. She comprehends and articulates our sentiments regarding annual seasonal disorder.


Saturday, December 20, 2003
Special Guest!
I'll be away for a while, and, to keep things interesting, I've handed the keys to the car to Von Bark. He loaned me an apple II clone back in '84, he's trained in Telidon, and he likes kittens. So he's fully qualified.

Friday, December 19, 2003
Laibach Kittens! Woo!

Better to get them that puppy or kitten after all.

The other night I went here, and saw this. I feel happy if I can find the green extension cord to light up the minilights in the scraggly little bush in my front yard. The Lindsay brothers have it a little more together...they scare me. Make sure you see this stuff in action.

Thursday, December 18, 2003
I actually had a nightmare after reading about this. Now you can too!

When I heard that there was going to be a live action Thunderbirds movie, I cringed a bit, thinking for sure they'd screw it up. Today, I saw the trailer, and it really looks like they didn't screw it up. Please, please, let the movie be even half as cool as those shots of Thunderbird 2!
Note to younger readers: Please do educate yourself on this topic. Forget all your Transformers and Voltrons and whatever the hell you watched growing up. My generation had the coolest show ever.

Wednesday, December 17, 2003

Tuesday, December 16, 2003
It seems I'm the last to find out about Hatt-baby.
Uh, thanks MK.

Get a fresh bulb for the colour wheel, and a can of pine-scented air freshener and go to: Aluminumchristmastrees.net .

Sunday, December 14, 2003
Please, think of the kittens.
(via b3ta, as was the previous post, now that I think of it.)

Here's an on-line game that is not unlike the Johnny Astro of yesterday's post.

Saturday, December 13, 2003
Finally, I think I've found a picture of a toy that I've had a vague half-memory of since I was little. I never had one, I just remember playing with it, but could never recall more than a few fragments, like a fan, a balloon, and a target-like thing. I remember it being black and yellow, though. I realize no one but me cares about this, but at least it's a cool toy.
Update: Here's a better site. This is definitely the thing I remember.
This has been bugging me for 30 years. Now can I can relax.

Bob the Builder is not a Yakuza.

Friday, December 12, 2003
An interview with the Brothers Quay.
(via gmt+9)

Thursday, December 11, 2003
"Translucent fluffy jelly." Now U can make an aspic of yerself...
(via boingboing)

Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Things to make and do. (Some of which may be dangerous)
This man shares my tastes for some of the finer things in life.

Seems like ya just can't have any fun anymore.
(via /.)

Tuesday, December 09, 2003
Doctor, my chicken is a little horse.

The mittens were only the beginning! Yikes.
(via coudal partners)

I think that looking at too many Virgil Partch cartoons at an early age permanently affected my ability to draw hands.

Sunday, December 07, 2003
LED watches are cool again. I have a new one. Now I want some old ones. When I had one as a kid, I actually got a sore on my finger from pushing the button too much. A highlight of junior high shop class, circa 1977, was putting a buffing wheel on the bench grinder and taking all the scratches out of the faceplates. (at least for those of us who weren't making bongs, or sniffing Varsol)

Friday, December 05, 2003

This Hobo Jungle is a Snap-Fit O Scale Plastic Assembly Kit from Bachmann's Plasticville, USA. Easy Assembly for Ages 8 and Older.

"Well folks, I’ve been asked to tell a little about HOBOS to a group
of people who have no real Idea, so I’m sending what I decided to
write up to see what you’re Ideas on this are!"

Wednesday, December 03, 2003
Show and Tell Music. I think I have to go to Goodwill right now.
(Thanks Chris!)

Leisuretown is gone!
One last little taste here, for who knows how long.
Anyone who has a copy of QA Confidential saved will be my friend for life.

Tuesday, December 02, 2003
Skateboarding is not a crime. In Oregon. Meanwhile, here in Toronto, our dumb-ass politicians are still fighting bike lanes.

Monday, December 01, 2003
Toy rayguns. Lots of em. Shame about the tiny pictures.

There seem to be a couple punch cards missing in the HTML on this one, but no big deal. Lookit some Early Computers!