Friday, October 31, 2008

Spock-tober Week: Spooky Spock

Being Halloween and all (or Hallowe'en or whatever way it's supposed to be spelled), here's a little something that essentially made little kids targets for eggs and toilet paper:

The next picture came from searching Google for "spock costume." I feel kind of bad for this kid. Looks like he was wearing pajamas, but his Starfleet belt buckle is pretty cool:

And lastly, here's a bit of nightmare fuel for you. I'd run away screaming if some kid came to my door wearing this mask—way too reminiscent of the Bill Shatner mask from John Carpenter's Halloween:

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Spock-tober Week: Time for Breakfast

Remember: Space Energy comes from Sugar Smacks.

Of course, all of that Space Energy was squandered by Dig 'Em the Frog in the '70s. You might remember the all-too common Sugar Smacks lines of 1979:

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Spock-tober Week: Spock, Man Ahead of His Time

Spock often has to calculate things like time-breakway factors, the exact moment a star will explode, and the structural stability of Yeoman Rand's wig. So what does he use to do all this?


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Spock-tober Week: How Does One Vulcan Get To Be So Awesome?

He can seriously rock a goatee.

Bad ass thy name is Spock!

The chicks dig him.

Helps you forget days that really suck.

Tony Stark, Man Ahead of His Time

Snell had a great post yesterday about E-Z Math ads from Marvel comics of the 1960s. Here we have technological wunderkind Tony Stark (as Iron man, natch) locked in battle with the Mandarin. Low on power (a near-constant, not to mention annoying, concern at the time), he needs to calculate the exact way to turn his body so the Mandarin's karate chop would hit him at the wrong angle. Got all that? Evidently, the Mandarin stopped for coffee between panels so Iron Man could use a friggin' slide rule to figure this out. For any readers born after 1975, this is what a slide rule looks like (click to enlarge):

A slide rule, Stan? Really?

Monday, October 27, 2008

Spock-tober Week!

The Hell?
For the last week of October, I've decided to post about some of my favorite Spock moments. A little self-indulgent perhaps but most blog entries are (especially mine).

Spock (half-human, half-Vulcan, all awesome) is easily the most recognizable of the original Star Trek characters. Everyone remembers the ears, which will live on in perpetuity as dorky fans put them on when attending conventions and sci-fi movie premieres:

For some instructions on how to Spockify yourself, here you go. If you're a true dork, you can always go the permanent route (a bit squicky, not for the faint of heart) where you can double your money's worth and be a hit at Renaissance fairs, excuse me, Faires.

Tomorrow: We'll take a look at some of Spock's cooler moments from the original Star Trek.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Last night, Em had grilled up some burgers that we'd have for dinner and then take the leftovers as lunch for the rest of the week. Burgers were cooked, burgers were eaten, and all was well. Never knowing when the burger bug might strike again, we left the rest on a plate in the kitchen.

Big mistake.

While watching a bit of Countdown with Keith Olbermann before the debates, we noticed that things were just a little too quiet. Normally, our small dog Zoe harasses Arf and they play around as dogs do. Em heard a sound in the kitchen and we both immediately thought Arf was into the garbage.

Em then asked how many burgers I had eaten. She had cooked 12: I had three (I was hungry so sue me), she had eaten two, which meant seven should have been on the plate. There were three: one of which had a small bite taken out of it. To say I was livid at the time is an understatement. Normally Arf is good about leaving food alone, but I guess no one, not even a reasonably obedient dog, is immune to the burger bug.

Monday, October 6, 2008

That's How Wars Get Started

Barack Obama accused John McCain of shenanigans. The fight has just become serious folks!

Red Menace

All you people in Alexandria and Arlington live in Communist country! Duck and cover!

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