A Bit Of My Geek Collection

80's Toys

In a previous post I talked about how I’d recently gone through some boxes in the basement and pulled out some old toys, specifically my Devastator from back in the day.  That lead to a discussion on one of my favorite podcast’s Facebook page about our collections, etc.  I took this quick video to show a couple of my items and thought I’d share it here as well. It focuses on figures from the first … Continue reading

Current Favs On YouTube

Charlie Sheen Winning

YouTube is an amazing website.  As I’m not taking today off to partake in St. Patrick’s Day events like the rest of Cleveland, I was just going through a couple of my favorites and thought I’d share them.  Enjoy! I know I’m late to the Charlie Sheen game but this is nothing short of EPIC WINNING.   In all honesty, the guys that put this together are SUPER talented. One of the most inspirational speeches ever … Continue reading

Thank You SPIKE – You Brought Me Back

Thank You SPIKE

I’ve been a Star Wars fan for as long as I can remember.  I grew up with the original trilogy to this day those movies have shaped my geekdom in many ways.  The prequel movies came out and like just about every other Star Wars fan I was ecstatic to once again see this universe on the big screen. I’ve written in the past about how based on those prequel movies I’m done defending George … Continue reading

Top 80’s Action Movies

First Blood (1982)

It’s been quite some time since I came up with any kind of a Top 10 list.  I was flipping through the channels the other night in a hotel room and ran across First Blood on AMC.  Naturally, I sat there and watched it till the end and it got me to thinking what a great era the 80’s was for action flicks. HONORABLE MENTIONS Revenge Of The Ninja (1983) – When I think of … Continue reading

A Trip Of Flicks

G.I. Joe The Movie (1987)

I recently went on a quick trip to Vegas for work – in on Wednesday out on the “red-eye” on Friday evening.  The show was great and I managed to get in a little bit of time at the tables which was nice as well.  In preparation for my trip, I loaded up the iPod with quite a few flicks to make sure that I’d have plenty to keep me busy on the trip and … Continue reading

Jabba The… Penis?

Jabba The Penis

I’m sure the title of this post alone will get me all kinds of SPAM comments, but I’m willing to take the risk to get something off my chest. Who in the hell thought this costume was a good idea? This was an officially licensed product available from Star Wars Shop.  That tells me that there was not only a product designer but also someone from Lucas Film that looked at this costume and said, “Yep … Continue reading

Is My Childhood Being Raped?

Child Of The 80's

I was born in the mid 70’s. It was before we had hundreds of channels on TV and it was before there was a blockbuster a week in the theaters.  There are comic, cartoon and movie properties that are so ingrained into my being that they are a part of me… and they’re all being redone for the sake of the almighty dollar. Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Transformers, Halloween, Friday The 13th, Tron… I could … Continue reading

Politics, Religion & Action – Brad Thor’s ‘The Last Patriot’

The Last Patriot

I read fiction because I’m looking for an escape from real life.  For me there are a couple of types of fiction.  Some you know is nothing more than a fantasy (Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, etc.)  The second type blurs the boundaries of reality and has you thinking “this could really happen”.  The Last Patriot fits firmly into the second category.  Thor does an amazing job blending his fiction with real life… so … Continue reading

10 Years Later This Geek Is Done Defending Lucas

Star Wars 10 Years Later

Let me start off by saying I’m a HUGE Star Wars fan.  Always have been and I always will be.  Those movies and everything associated with them will always have a special place in my heart.  By association I’m a huge fan of George Lucas and the galaxy far far away that he created.  That said, on the 10 year anniversary of The Phantom Menace, this geek is done defending him. Ever since the final … Continue reading

‘Best Pictures’ That Just Aren’t – The 1990’s

The Oscar Statue

The most prestigious award that any movie can receive is the “Academy Award For Best Motion Picture” — The Oscar.  Once a movie has this distinction it goes down in history as the “best” movie of that year.  The red carpet at the Oscars is a huge event every year where all the stars turn out.  The Academy goes through some sort of review process and determines which picture is truly “the best”.  Ol Chewie’s … Continue reading