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Jun 012009
 

Below you will find two signs I happened across. Both of which are missing commas therefore making the meaning of the sign slightly different than intended. Not quite as much fun as the Blog of Unnecessary Quotes, but almost. I am not quite sure what an alcohol dog is and I have never heard of a drying vacuum either…

Alcohol Dogs  Drying Vacuum

May 012009
 

Mean dogs are given a second chance at life in Idaho. According to the Associated Press dogs that are too mean to be pets are now patrolling prison grounds.

It is good to hear that dogs that would normally be put down because they are un-adoptable are finding a home in the prison system there. Apparently they are just as good if not better than their human counterparts when it comes to being a prison sentry. This mix of German Shepherds, Rottweilers, Belgian Malinois, Pit bulls and Boxers haven’t allowed a single escape since 1986. No one has even tried since the 90s. Officer Amos was quoted as saying, “What makes them a bad pet makes them good sentries.”

Keep up the good work of being a bad dog and keep those bad humans where they belong prison. My only hope is more states see the value of putting these dogs to good use instead of simply putting them down.

Mar 182009
 

Zombie PetsI saw these and thought I have to have those. These are just TOO funny. Little Zombie pets for your pockets. Set includes a zombie cat, zombie dog, zombie rabbit, zombie bird and zombie fish. I think they should do even more zombie animals. I would like to see a zombie farm set with a zombie horse, cow, sheep, goat, chicken etc.

So go ahead and run out and buy the Zombie Pet Shoppe figures before I do.

Mar 132009
 

Had a dream the other night where I was stuck in this little town (one I dream about often but have never been in) and I was circling the same three block radius. Every time I would pass this one intersection there was an accident. A different accident each time I passed. Finally after about the fifth time around I stopped to talk to someone about all the accidents. After that I all of the sudden find myself dumpster diving. I am digging coke reward points out of the trash.

I know the trapped part of the dream means I am feeling trapped or stuck about something in my life but what in the world is the meaning of dreaming about diggin through a trash dumpster?

Dreams are just weird. I tell you.

Mar 032009
 

Our friends Gary and Faith were fined because they did not shovel their grass! Can you believe that? When I first heard about this from my friend Scott I thought it was the stupidest thing in the entire world then I saw the news tonight and I changed my position. Now I think the mayor of Laureldale is the stupidest thing in the entire world or at least his position on the fining of his constituents over not shoveling snow from the grass around their homes is. Anyone wanna place a bet that a certain mayor won’t be re-elected next term?

Well, this travesty of justice is no longer just a Reading news tidbit it has made it to the Philadelphia news (maybe we can take it national).

If there is no sidewalk then people should not be walking there in the first place. Heck, I would not want my lawn destroyed by people walking all over it let alone destroyed by having to shovel a bare spot in it. If the town wants people to have public walkways around their homes then they should put in sidewalks on all sides of all homes. Then and only then can I see enforcing a law about snow removal, but removal of snow from a yard, no way.

It is a little ridiculous to be digging out 50-year-old laws and sticking people with $110 fines without any warning. If Laureldale wants there to be a safe walkway there then put in a sidewalk, but don’t ask them to ruin their lawns by shoveling or even allowing people to trespass on their private property. No sidewalk makes it a private lawn not a public thoroughfare.

Watch the news clip and/or read the whole sad sorted story at 6ABC.com.

Feb 272009
 

War Dog MemorialThe Hartsdale Pet Cemetery near New York City has made it to the Top 10 Places of Rest list “alongside the Taj Mahal in India and the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt” according to ZooToo Pet News website. Lonely Planet published the list in their book 2009 Best of Travel (I assume it is a book of lists about traveling in 2009). I don’t know about the rest of the book but this list in particular interests me quite a bit and I will be adding it to my TO DO LIST (which may or may not ever get done).

The Hartsdale Pet Cemetery is the world’s oldest operating pet cemetery started way back in 1896 by Dr. Samuel Johnson. It also happens to be America’s first pet cemetery.

Poking around their website they have a war dog memorial at the cemetery that I would really like to see at some point. Maybe this summer we can take a trip up there (if my car can make it that far).

Feb 212009
 

50 Aliens T-shirt…can u name them allI had so much fun with my friends trying to figure out the 51 Robots on my other Chop Shop t-shirt that I thought I would do the same here with the 50 Aliens shirt. (Both of which are highly recommended by me as being both uber cool and uber geeky.)

Here’s what I got (feel free to comment below with additions or corrections to the list):

  1. Ignignokt the Mooninite – Aqua Teen Hunger Force

  2. Alien

  3. Space Invaders ?

  4. Preditor

  5. Yip Yip Martians – Sesame Street

  6. ?

  7. Marvin the Martian – Looney Tunes

  8. Bug – Starship Troopers

  9. Kodos or is it Kang? – The Simpsons

  10. Glactus – Marvel Comics (not the Silver Surfer movie, slackers)

  11. Vorgon – Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Movie

  12. Mos Eisley Cantina Band Member – Star Wars: A New Hope

  13. ?

  14. Tribble – Star Trek TOS

  15. ?

  16. Diva – Fifth Element

  17. Howard the Duck

  18. E.T.

  19. Alien – Close Encounters of the Third Kind

  20. ?

  21. X-Files?

  22. ?

  23. Klaatu – Day The Earth Stood Still (original)

  24. Space Invaders

  25. Nibbler – Futurama

  26. Space Invaders

  27. Great Gazoo (Kazoo)- The Flinstones

  28. Spock – Star Trek

  29. ?

  30. ?

  31. ID4 Alien – Independence Day

  32. Mork from Ork – Mork and Mindy

  33. ?

  34. Uncle Martin – My Favorite Martian

  35. MIB Worm – Men in Black

  36. Sand Worm – Dune

  37. ?

  38. Beldar – Coneheads

  39. Martian – Mars Attacks

  40. Kanamit – Twilight Zone To Serve Man

  41. Quark – Star Trek Deep Space Nine

  42. Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie)

  43. Zim – Invader Zim

  44. ?

  45. ?

  46. ?

  47. ?

  48. Zoidberg – Futurama

  49. Alf

  50. Dalek – Doctor Who

So as you can see there are holes in this list. So your help is appreciated!

Feb 052009
 

Tomatoes AttackThis was one of those weird films that for some odd reason I really liked. But I never new there were so many sequels to it.

Apparently there is going to be a remake of the movie in 2009 and there was a comic book adaptation of the film released last year.

Here’s what I found over at MoviesUnlimited.com (they have all kinds of out of print films on DVD and VHS — check them out).

Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes (Special Edition) [DVD](1978) DVD
A tomato farm downwind from the local nuclear reactor grows intelligent, monster-sized vegetables (or are they fruits?) that run amok and threaten Southern California. Can anything stop the killer fruits (or are they vegetables?), or will mankind drown in a sea of ketchup? Outrageous sci-fi spoof features David Miller, Jack Riley, a cameo by the San Diego Chicken and the hit song “Puberty Love.” 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English; audio commentary; deleted scenes; featurettes; theatrical trailer; radio spots; trivia; more.

Return Of The Killer Tomatoes [DVD](1988) DVD
Just when you thought it was safe to open a bottle of ketchup, a mad scientist is stewing up a mess of trouble in his mansion as he mutates tomatoes into “vegemen” intent on taking over the world. Is humanity about to be trampled like…well, like tomatoes? John Astin (“The Addams Family”), George Clooney (“ER”), and Rick Rockwell (“Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire”) star. 98 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; theatrical trailer.

Killer Tomatoes Strike Back! [DVD](1991) DVD
Mad doctor John Astin, posing as the host of a tabloid TV talk show, is set on taking over the world with his frightful fruit creatures. An ambitious cop and gorgeous scientist team up to stop the wacky doc before his plan, er…stews to perfection. Rick Rockwell, Crystal Carson, Debra Fares co-star. 87 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.

Killer Tomatoes Eat France! [DVD](1991) DVD
It’s the most frightening menace to hit Paris since Jerry Lewis! Evil scientist John Astin has taken his ketchupy killers across the Atlantic in his latest scheme of conquest, and it’s up to an American tourist and his girlfriend to save the day. Marc Price, Angela Visser co-star. 93 min. Standard; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital stereo, Spanish Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, Spanish.

Feb 012009
 

Klingon KeyboardPerhaps if you dress as a Klingon and speak the language at conventions this gadget might be for you. Then again if you are a hunt and peck typist, like myself, you might not want to go there.

But if the Klingon dictionary alone is not good enough for you, you’ll want to get yourself a Klingon keyboard from Cherry (UK).

Or maybe even better just run out and buy yourself a USB keyboard, pop the keys off, and redo them in a Klingon font. Then plug it in and turn on the Klingon font on your PC and away you go. Much cheaper and maybe even more fun. Heck there has to be a site out there somewhere where you could get custom keyboard stickers if you wanted them.

You’ll find a DIY Klingon Keyboard much more satisfying than buying one (especially one that isn’t even an official Star Trek item).

Feb 012009
 

Steelers Fan BorisOkay so is there anyone in the UsofA not watching the Super Bowl? I hate football with a passion and I will be watching the big game — for the commercials (and a little bit for the Steelers). I have already gotten my 3D glasses for the Aliens vs Monsters commercial (can’t wait for this movie it looks rather cute –hate that I had to use the word cute here).

So what are your plans for today? Looks like our big Steelers Fan Boris is going to be sleeping through it 🙂