Sunday, October 31, 2010

Cool Halloween Shit #2


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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Cool Halloween Shit #1


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Hot Jack o' Lantern Action

Tonight I carved those freak conjoined siamese pumpkin twins I mentioned a few posts down -- not too shabby, if I do say so myself.

If I could have just one Halloween wish this year, it would be that people stop writing "Hallowe'en."


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Dave's Appetite for Destruction

As a teenager, my favorite TV show was Late Night with David Letterman, and my favorite bits were the remote segments when Dave destroyed everyday objects in imaginative fashion. First, he had a steamroller run over a bowling trophy, a can of Crisco, and some other stuff...

Then he exploded various inflatables like inner tubes and volleyballs with an air compressor (though I can't find video of that)... Moving on, he dropped watermelons, a boombox, and Cookie Puss off an abandoned five-story building in New Rochelle, New York...

Finally, he visited a Clifton, New Jersey machine shop with an 80-ton hydraulic press. Watch him crush a bowling ball, a canned ham, and Mr. Potato Head...

Since his 1993 move to CBS, Dave still delights in seeing stuff fall from the roof of the Ed Sullivan Theater and smash on the sidewalk below, but now he lets his stagehands do the damage while he simply watches the live feed from his desk. It just ain't the same.

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Evel Knievel + Halloween = Scare Cycles!

After Ideal shitcanned Evel in 1977 for beating up Sheldon Saltman with a baseball bat, the toy company sought a replacement figure on which to base their popular "Gyro-Powered" motorcycle toys. They settled on three: Frankenstein, Dracula, and the Grim Reaper (or somebody like him -- why not the Wolfman, or the Mummy?).

In any case, Ideal rolled out the Scare Cycles line in 1978, featuring the Frankencycle (driven by a Fonzie-like Frankenstein)...

...the Dracucycle (with Dracula splayed across a coffin)...

...and Boneshaker (a three-wheeler piloted by the Grim Reaper guy)...

The Frankencycle had glow-in-the-dark parts and a "Haunted House Winder," and I suppose the others did too. Read more here, and if you understand Japanese, here.

Then Ideal shitcanned the monsters for their 1982 line of Gyro-Powered Team America motorcycle toys, which I might write about around Independence Day.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

I Gotta Bunch of Updates, You Guys

I felt like I've been neglecting for most of the year, so now I'm in the process of updating a bunch of stuff on there... Among the new additions are 24 Bigfoot on Film titles, 30 Knievel Rock songs, two 2010 Robbie Knievel Timeline dates, a couple items on Bigfoot Is Real, and one new addition to Knievel Injuries... Plus, Super Ichiro Crazy is again up to speed, now that his 2010 season is in the books.

Elsewhere, there's still a trickle of posts over at Quatchi Watch, and I made a new Flickr set of Seattle Mariners media guides (pictured above).

Now get reading.

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

At the Pumpkin Patch!

After today's trip to Carpinito Brothers, we now have ten pumpkins in the house (eleven, if you count both halves of the freak conjoined siamese pumpkin twins I found -- looks kinda like this).

We passed on the vampire corn maze.


Monday, October 11, 2010

Bigfoot Does Ballard

Spotted on Market Street next door to the Sip & Ship: a mural by Henry.


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Talk About Mud Flaps, Bigfoot's Got 'Em

Sexy Sasquatch spotted this morning on I-5, somewheres near Kent.