Showing posts with label random. Show all posts
Showing posts with label random. Show all posts

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Random Picture Post!

Somehow I always end up taking photos with the idea that I'm going to do a blog post on the subject, then I get distracted and forget what I was doing. So here's a post dedicated to all those lonely and neglected photos.

I was in Wal-Mart when this little guy caught my eye. These are Man of Steel Quick Shots, and they turn your favorite characters from the movies into launchable projectiles. Okay...You know when a package screams "TRY ME!", it's futile to resist the urge to do just that. So I grabbed Zod's legs, pulled, and let go. The force of Zod's arms snapping back into place launched him off the peg hook, and into the toys on the top of the shelf. I stood there stunned, as toys several pegs down were knocked to the floor. As I started cleaning up the mess I'd made, I kept mentally kicking myself, because what other result could I have expected?

We went down to Myrtle Beach, SC for Chelsea's family reunion, and there are some shots I took from our suite. The wave action was a little disappointing, most of them really didn't have much power at all. Still, the water was nice and warm, a far cry from the frigid sea water I'm used to here. That last shot is one of the several lazy rivers they had in the resort area. I really wanted to like the lazy rivers, but they were so overrun by rambunctious children that I couldn't relax for fear of having my tube overturned. Also, you weren't allowed to bring alcohol in with you. BOO!

On the way home, we stopped at Broadway at the Beach to do some shopping and grab a bite to eat. While we were walking around the area, I came across this little guy. Sure, he's a T-Rex, but look at how cute he is. He even let me  jump on his back. I begged Chelsea to let me bring him home, but she put the kibosh on that idea. "No pet dinosaurs," she said. Pssh..I'll show her.

Another shot from Broadway.  Those are real honest to goodness pay phones! With coin slots and everything! I was tempted to make a phone call, but I didn't have any change.

We made a quick stop at the Ripley's Aquarium so Chelsea could pick up a gift for a friend's kid. I was just standing around and killing time when I spotted the  giant anglerfish on the lower level. Anglers are one of my favorite deep sea creatures, even if they are absolutely terrifying. I know they only get up to 3 feet long, but I used to have nightmares where I was being chased in a pond by one that was the same size as the one in the picture. I'd finally get away from the creature, and crawl up on the shore line, gasping for breath. As I started calming down, I'd open my eyes and see the moon, seconds before realizing that it wasn't the moon at all. The last thing I'd see before I woke up was a mouth of giant, yellow fangs closing in on me. On second thought, maybe I don't like anglerfish that much after all.

I've seen Collision Course, and it's not too terrible. I'm not sure I like it enough to want to own it, even if it is only $3. Still, it's hard to find an odder pairing than Pat "Mr. Miyagi" Morita and Jay "Biggest Chin in Late Night" Leno.

I saw this, and immediately understood why I've seen Larry the Cable Guy lending his image to Prilosec OTC. Then I find out proceeds from his food sales go to his charity, the Git-R-Done Foundation.  Dammit, Larry. Now I feel like a jerk.

I was going to do a Fun Food Friday on these two, but I was on vacation and....well I just forgot about them. I don't have much to say about them, other than they taste just as advertised. Frank's Red Hot Pringles taste just like the hot sauce, and the Cheeseburger Pringles taste just like a McDonald's Cheeseburger. Actually, just about every cheeseburger flavored chip taste like McD's. They're good, but they're so damn salty my lips felt like they had been partially mummified. Enjoy them in small servings, or at least keep a ton of beverage handy.

Here's a shot of Chelsea, getting ready to go on a shrubbery massacre. It was a horrifying spectacle, parts were just strewn everywhere and not a single bush was spared. Good thing I know how to clean up a crime scene.

This is the last photo, I promise. This is just a shot of Chelsea from one of our lunch excursions. There's not much of a story for this one, I just really like this photo of her.

Okay, the food was pretty good too. It was literally the best she crab soup I've ever had.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Random stuff

Here's a random shot of Don in the snow. I took a pic of him in the freezer a while back, but I think I like this one more. The vegetation almost looks like it's to scale.

Here I am relaxing on the couch with Kirby the Wondermutt. One of these days, I need to dedicate a post to him. He's absolutely the best dog I've ever had.

Jell-O shot "watermelons". Chelsea made these when we went on vacation with some friends of ours. I'm not sure how she did it, but it must have involved magic.

Ah yes, Bob's trying to figure out how he's going to fit my new knife in his pocket. The joke's on him, he doesn't have pockets.

This weekend we're going on a little excursion, so I'm hoping to have lots of photos to share when we get home. Stay tuned..

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The littlest dictator, Doctor Doom

This little Doctor Doom was hanging around the box of goodies I got from Eric at Toyriffic last year. That's right, another one. What can I say, the man puts together a good toybox. Anyhow, Doctor Doom happens to be one of my favorite Marvel villians. While other super-villians are always fighting to take over the world from their secret lairs, Doom actually has an entire country to rule. You could say that Doom's Latveria is the only country that is literally ruled by an iron fist.

Welcome to the wonderful Dictatorship of Latveria! 
The figure is actually rather detailed for its size, with quite a bit of detail on his armor and tunic. The cape and hood are made of a soft rubber, and are removable. Doom does have a bit of trouble standing, due to the way his legs are posed, and he always looks like he is walking angrily away from an argument. Maybe they got his order wrong at Starbucks.

Of course, if you can't get Doom to stand up, you can always get your friendly neighborhood zombie to lend a hand..

"Unhand Doom, you undead cretin!"

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Plush candy corn and Monster Eyeball update

On a recent adventure to the nearby thrift store, I happened to come across this happy little fellow right here:

My girlfriend loves candy corn, and this thing just looked too cute to let some dirty toddler get their hands on him. I just know some parent would buy this for their three year old, who would promptly begin sucking on his arms and legs. Disgusting..The woman actually forgot to ring him up when I was checking out, so she said "Eh, don't worry about it. It's yours. Happy Halloween!". It caught me off guard actually. I never really considered Halloween to be a time of giving, that's always been Christmas' thing.

I kind of consider him to the be the king of candy corn. He pretty much wins that by default, since he's big enough to eat all the other candy corn pieces. I'm not sure what kinds of duties he would performs, since it seems his race's primary reason for existing is to be eaten by us. Maybe he gets to dictate which candy corn flavors get made each Halloween. Does that mean he's also ruler of the Mellowcreme Pumpkins too, since they're often mixed up with candy corn? Also, if he's king of the candy corn people, shouldn't he be edible too? Or is the fact he's not edible the reason he's their ruler? So many questions, and I doubt we'll ever find out the answers to them..

It's been another 48 hours, so that means it's time to check in on our Monster Eyeball.

It's up to 6" inches of circumference now, and weighs a massive 2 oz. Its growth is a bit disappointing. I was hoping to have a giant squid sized eyeball by now, but it looks like it's still around...cow size. Surprisingly, it's not squishy at all, and is still rather firm. It also bounces rather well, judging by how high it went after it attacked my foot and tried to escape.

 It also attacked my girlfriend at one point, though it underestimated just how big her mouth could get. The joke's on you Monster Eyeball..We were able to wrangle it back into its holding tank, though I know it's just waiting for the next time I have to take its measurements. Just sitting there...watching and waiting..

Something I just realized..after looking over Plush Candy Corn Man, I think he's just a baby. The evidence is all there; that cute and innocent smile, the oddly proportioned body and limbs, the inability to walk and talk..This thing is just an infant.Then that must mean...there are adult Candy Corn People out there somewhere, and two of them are missing a child. Oh, crap..

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Dark Knight of Halloween Rises

I was in Target today, on a mission to find a bag of Candy Corn M&M's, when I came across something that stopped me in my tracks.

This was one occasion when I saw something, and didn't think twice about buying it. I literally saw it, picked it up, and had no second thoughts about making the purchase. I'm not sure why Halloween Batman had such a profound effect on me. Maybe it was his color scheme, or the pumpkin shaped bubble holding him on the card. Perhaps it was that orange insert holding the figure in place that caught my eye, or all those pumpkins along the bottom adorned with the Bat Signal.  Whatever the reasons, Batman ended up coming home with me.
Holy crap! That's a cloth cape!
I'm sure this one is probably a repaint of one of the other figures in the Dark Knight Rises line. The paint apps are pretty simple, and I'm pretty sure the figure is molded all in black, but there's something about the orange highlights that just work with the character. I guess it's not all that crazy to imagine Batman feeling a little festive during Halloween. Of course,  Halloween day for us is probably just another Wednesday to someone that dresses up as a bat the rest of the year.

Amazingly, he has a real cloth cape. You can hold him out the car window, and get that cape blowing in the wind on top of a building look. Not that I did that or anything, it's just a suggestion. Also, look at those blades, and those eyes! Between the full face mask, those blades, and the orange hue of his eyes, this Batman looks like he's ready to dole out punishment to any who decide to toilet paper Wayne Manor this year.

As for those Candy Corn M&M's, turns out they are a Wal-Mart exclusive and from what I've read, pretty disgusting as well. Since I'm the type of person who likes to touch the pan after they're told it's hot,  they may still get a taste test if I ever get my hands on a bag.

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