Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit

Way, way back...back before Mickey...there was Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. Created by Ub Iwerks and Walt Disney for Universal Pictures in the 1920's, he is the quintessential proto-Mouse. Disney released a collection of Oswald cartoons in their Treasures DVD line, but there are a few on YouTube.

Sunday, November 28, 2010


The 160 Greatest Arnold Schwarzenegger Movie Quotes. Brought to you by YouTube. (Someone has way too much time on their hands.)

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Monkeys are funny. Don't believe me? Just watch these videos!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Lightsabers 'R Us

What happens when you replace swords with lightsabers in some of the more famous movie fight scenes of all time? Awesomeness, that's what! Take a look...

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Turkey Day!

Everyone have a happy Thanksgiving today! Xemnu will be gorging on the steaming remains of a turkey carcass later today. Be safe out there and take a minute to remember what you're thankful for.

Friday, November 19, 2010

In Search of...The Abominable Snowman!

From season 4 of the television show In Search Of...narrated by Leonard Nimoy.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

More 70's TV Shows

Even more classics from the '70's. Sit back, relax and enjoy!

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Monday, November 15, 2010

The Spider!

Harry Steeger created the pulp character The Spider in 1933 and the character punched, clawed and fought with .45's blazing through the '30's and '40's pulps like worms through a rotten apple. In many of those stories (written by the intensely talented Norvell Page), that rotten apple was New York. And in 1938, as the Nazi's were storming through Europe, The Spider fought his own battle against the Nazi allegory in the pages of his own pulp magazine.
Now, Age of Aces Books is releasing the collected three-story anthology, titled Fight The Empire State. There's even a nifty little website to promote the book.
I've only read a couple of these pulps but I'm completely hooked already. I love characters like this and the old pulps in particular. If you're interested in learning more about the pulp era or The Spider in particular, check the links below. You won't be disappointed.

Spider Links!

  • Go to this website. NOW. Then, when you're finished, come back here and check the rest of the links.
  • Girasol Collectibles publishes tons of pulp-related items and pulp reprints, including The Spider.
  • So, you like The Spider, eh? It's a tad late for Halloween, but you can still hunt villainous criminal thugs dressed like The Spider thanks to Chris Kalb. Tell him Xemnu sent you.
  • Moonstone Books has published a prose anthology as well as several graphic novels featuring The Spider. Now, a new bi-monthly comic is coming in January, 2011!
  • A nifty blog started about Norvell Page.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Some of the best zombie and zombie-related links on the interwebs. Shamble along, now!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Delbert the La Choy Dragon

From Muppet Wiki:

Delbert the La Choy Dragon appeared in television commercials for La Choy chow mein from 1965 to 1967.
Though originally built as a full-bodied character to engage with actors in a supermarket setting, a live-hand version was used in later spots with Mert, a meek, bespectacled Muppet spokesman, as his foil.
The puppet was capable of emitting fire from its mouth, creating a unique effect in the commercial he appeared in.
This is one of Frank Oz's few full body performances with the Muppets. He hated full body suits so much he never optionally performed one again.
Although he's not named on screen, Delbert's name is documented elsewhere.[1][2]
A rebuilt version of Delbert has been seen in recent exhibits such as Jim Henson: Puppeteer.
Delbert also makes a cameo in the ending of The Muppet Show Comic Book: Family Reunion, except being much larger than before and having a much more ferocious personality, being shown attacking a building.

NAME: Delbert, The LaChoy Dragon 
BIO/STATS: Pitchman (pitchdragon) for LaChoy Chinese food in the 1960s 
APPEARANCES: Multiple LaChoy commercials 
SPECIAL TALENTS: Breathing fire 
FAVORITE PERFORMANCE MOMENT: Running down a supermarket aisle, knocking down cans with his tail. 
LIKES: Crispy, crunchy Chinese food 
DISLIKES: Soggy noodles 
FAMOUS FOR: Using his fire breath to cook Chinese food 
ALWAYS SAYS/DOES: "LaChoy Chinese food stays crisp cause it's quick cooked in dragon fire. And remember...you heard it from the LaChoy Dragon!!!" 

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Monster Cereals

Wow. It's been almost 40 years since General Mills introduced the monster cereals Count Chocula and FrankenBerry. In fact, it will be 40 years next year in 2011.

The first two cereals proved popular enough to spawn several follow-up/sequel cereals, including:

BooBerry -

Fruit Brute -

and Yummy Mummy -

The popularity of these cereals waxed and waned over the years but General Mills continues to produce the 'Big 3' monster cereals (Count Chocula, FrankenBerry, and BooBerry) every year around Halloween. The Big 3 are available year-round at Amazon, though, so you don't have to worry about a monster cereal shortage anytime soon. Fruit Brute was discontinued in the early 1980's only to be replaced by Yummy Mummy which was unraveled at some point in the early 1990's.
Not to wax too nostalgic, but I have particularly fond memories of these cereals from my childhood. Especially Fruit Brute, which was my favorite. Occasionally the discontinued creatures feature into monster-cereal-themed merchandise, like these bobbleheads from a couple of years ago.

I really, really hope General Mills has enough respect for an all-time great cereal line to do something uniquely special for their anniversary next year. Like, maybe, re-release Fruit Brute and Yummy Mummy? Please, please, please!?!

Link: It hasn't been updated in awhile, but here is a neat monster cereal blog. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Thundercats, ho!

From around the internet, some of the best only Thundercats links. Thundercats, ho!

  • In case anyone missed it, there's a new Thundercats cartoon in the works. MTV got the scoop here.
  • Everything you ever wanted to know about the Thundercats (but didn't know where to look). Try here.
  • Deviantart search for Thundercats produced some nice artwork.

For all you haters...it's Mumm-ra, bitches!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Castle of Fu Manchu

The Castle of Fu Manchu (1969); Christopher Lee, Richard Greene, Rosalba Neri. Directed by Jesus Franco.