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Mar 222010
 

Classic kerplunkGrowing up we did not have the game Kerplunk. Our cousin, Carla, did. So it was a fun thing we got to play whenever we went over to our Aunt’s house as kids.

I remember going up to her room and pulling out the game, putting it together and playing it (and probably losing  — I always lost no matter what games we played growing up).

Kerplunk has a very distinct sound when those marbles come crashing out. (And they never remained contained in that little tray at the bottom, so some of the fun was tracking down all marbles after they came crashing down. Kerplunk!)

A little while back I spotted a Toy Story version of the game at Target and thought I’d be back to get it. Well when I went back I could not find it any longer.

Aliens Ker PlunkThen I found it at Toys R Us, but who to play this “kids” game with?

A bunch of adults that’s who!

And you want to know something? I am pretty sure we all had a bit of fun playing it too!

Order Disney Pixar Toy Story Ker Plunk! Game from Entertainment Earth!

Mar 012009
 

So I guess it is true that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, sort of. Last Fall the Star Trek Experience, which I NEVER got to go to, closed its doors. Bummer not only for me but tons of Trekkies every where.

Well good news all you geeks out there Star Trek The Experience is coming back to Los Vegas (or maybe it never left). So now I can finally get my sorry butt out to the desert and head to this Trek mecca (before it disappears again).

Guess while I am out there I should head off to Roswell too. As these are both on my big TO DO LIST I keep talking about.

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!

Sep 052008
 

AssimilationI have had this bumper sticker on my car for more than two years, maybe even three by now and every time my mom sees it she asks me what it means. So I explain about the borg and assimilation etcetera and hope that will be the end of it (we do not speak of the other meaning in my family, but I am sure other “family” members get it). I am getting a little tired of saying, “it’s a borg thing, you wouldn’t understand” to people.

This has even gotten me in a little bit of hot water with the local rednecks too. So now that it is faded I think I will replace it with another Star Trek inspired bumper sticker. Not exactly sure which one. Maybe I will get the Boldly Going Nowhere one or one of the red shirt society ones. I’ll let you know what I decide (and I am up for suggestions too).

Sep 032008
 
I Want It Wednesday: Telescope

I have always loved looking up at the night sky. Funny thing is I have never anything better than binoculars to view the heavenly bodies with. The night sky is one of the things I miss most since I have moved out of the country and into the city. Now I barely get to see […]