Thursday, March 24, 2016

Daily(ish) Randomness #6

No one wants to be cramped in a small apartment all day, right?  Well, back in the late 19th/early 20th centuries, a lot of people in big cities lived in cramped apartments.  Everyone knows that sunlight and fresh air are good for one's health and immune system, including Dr. Luther Emmett, who wrote in his 1884 book The Care and Feeding of Children that it was important to "air" your child to "renew and purify the blood."

So in 1920 we have the Boggins' Window Crib.

And here are a couple actually in use:

Totally safe, right?

I hate that I missed out on this with my first son.  However, I have another one due in June, so maybe I can convince the wife to give this a try...

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Daily(ish) Randomness #5

Today's post is nothing new to Star Wars fans, but I always find it amusing.  Greedo is one of the coolest looking characters in all of the Star Wars films.

He appears only in A New Hope and doesn't really do much (I've never read any Expanded Universe so I don't know what adventures he had EU stuff doesn't really count anymore anyway) except get shot.  He doesn't even get a shot off, regardless of what George Lucas would have you believe.

Now for the main reason we're here today - this behind the scenes shot of our favorite bounty hunter who doesn't fall down a hole and die:

Yes, friends, that's Greedo in high heels.  For some shots, Greedo was played by Canadian actress Maria De Aragon.  Like I said, this isn't news to fans of the series, but there's no denying that there's just something funny and amusing about seeing this character rocking some heels.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Daily(ish) Randomness #4

Some things are up for debate: Muhammed Ali is the greatest boxer of all time.  The Beatles were the greatest band of all time.  Ghostbusters is the greatest documentary of all time.

Some things are definitely not up for debate, such as the fact that the Fender Telecaster is the greatest guitar ever made in the history of guitars.  Here are some vintage ads for Telecasters.

Normally I'd encourage discussion in the comments, but there's nothing to discuss.  Telecasters are the best.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Daily(ish) Randomness #3

note:  Let's be real.  There's no way I'm gonna post something everyday.  From now on, this will be known as "Daily(ish) Randomness."

Today I'm going to do another action figure team-up that would be awesome.  This one could actually happen, seeing as how Warner Bros. owns both of these characters.

Let's be honest here: this would be an epic 6 issue miniseries.  Geoff Johns writing with Ethan Van Sciver on art.  Come on, DC, make this happen!

What are some other team-ups you want to see?  Let me know in the comments.  Bonus question: what color ring would Space Ghost wear?

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Daily Randomness

So I haven't written in my blog in a very long time.  I have a couple posts that I'm working on, and have been for a while, but they won't be ready for a while, so I'm gonna try to just post small, random things every day (or almost every day).  It may be something cool out of a comic book, it may be a link to a Youtube video, a news article, who knows!  Or, like today, it may be a picture that I have taken.  So, here goes!

The great thing about being a toy collector is that you can make your own crossovers that would never happen anywhere else.  Lando riding a Ghostbusters terror dog would be cinematic gold!  Would Darth Vader have altered his deal if Lando showed up riding one of these bad boys?  It's not very likely!  Comment with your Lando/terror dog scenarios!