Monthly Archive: April 2011

Flickr Friday: Autobots, Decepticons and a LOT of books. 0

Flickr Friday: Autobots, Decepticons and a LOT of books.

A few months back I bought this awesome book shelf from Ikea.  It is now home to my library of AWESOME and a bunch of Transformers statues.  Bask in the geeky goodness of this photo. I occasionally update new photos (and old ones that I scan) on my Flickr account.  Each...

I can’t play baseball very well, so I don’t know how to explain this (video.) 0

I can’t play baseball very well, so I don’t know how to explain this (video.)

The set up: A few weeks back I went to the Indian River County Firefighter’s Fair for a night of bad food and dangerous rides with my friends.  You see, after years of working in theme parks I have become jaded by so called “thrill rides.”  Disney and Universal work...

Review: Deception Point 0

Review: Deception Point

Deception Point by Dan Brown My rating: 3 of 5 stars After reading The Da Vinci Code a few years back (along with the rest of the world) I became interested in Dan Brown and decided to read some of his previous works. This book involves proof of alien life...

The Welcome to Fin-Land Jimmy Buffett Concert at Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach had THE WORST AUDIO 4

The Welcome to Fin-Land Jimmy Buffett Concert at Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach had THE WORST AUDIO

(MORE PHOTOS HERE) Oh… the adventures we go on in the magical land of Margaritaville. Sometimes they are the best times you can remember.  Sometimes they are the best times you can’t remember (making them epic!)  Sometimes, though, they are good times with things that you’d rather not remember. This was...

Regarding the time I ran into Christina Hendricks from Mad Men – wait, what??!!! 0

Regarding the time I ran into Christina Hendricks from Mad Men – wait, what??!!!

Working for Universal Studios in the 1990s destroyed my ability to place names with faces.  If I didn’t know who you were, I’d just look at your name tag with a sly passing glance and pretend like I knew who you were the whole time. (This was only difficult when...

Flickr Friday: South Park wasn’t lying – the place is REAL. 0

Flickr Friday: South Park wasn’t lying – the place is REAL.

Been there.  Done that.  Saw the cliff divers and Black Bart’s cave. I occasionally update new photos (and old ones that I scan) on my Flickr account.  Each Friday I post one on my blog from my collection that I think is not just fat, but also big boned. You can...

Review: Electric Barracuda 2

Review: Electric Barracuda

Electric Barracuda by Tim Dorsey My rating: 3 of 5 stars Is this the best of the Serge Storms books? Nope… but it’s still a damn good time. Tim Dorsey’s books (for those of you that haven’t read them) are 49% Florida history tour guides and 49% dark humor. The...

The No Nu Bamboo Adventure (aka Tim Dorsey lied to me!) 2

The No Nu Bamboo Adventure (aka Tim Dorsey lied to me!)

A couple of weeks ago, I had to make an impromptu run to Orlando for a meeting regarding The Florida Anime Experience and to pick up some equipment for the Wasabi Retrocade’s upcoming appearance at the 2011 Hibiscus Festival.  I was in the process of reading Electric Barracuda by Tim...

Review: It’s Superman! 0

Review: It’s Superman!

It’s Superman! by Tom De Haven My rating: 2 of 5 stars The short version: I like what Tom De Haven did; I just don’t like the way he did it. The not-so-short version: It’s Superman! is a retelling of the Superman myth setting it in the 1930s-1950s. There is...

Flickr Friday: Seth, Tom, Shannon and Adrian at Busch Gardens 0

Flickr Friday: Seth, Tom, Shannon and Adrian at Busch Gardens

Contrary to what our wardrobe suggests, only ONE person in this photo is gay.  The other three just worked in a theme park.  LOL I occasionally update new photos (and old ones that I scan) on my Flickr account.  Each Friday I post one on my blog from my collection that...

Review: A Confederacy of Dunces 0

Review: A Confederacy of Dunces

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole My rating: 5 of 5 stars You can credit the South Florida radio talk show The Love Doctors with my reading this book. “Doctor Rich” Dickerson would constantly bring up A Confederacy of Dunces as an influence in his life, so I...

Flickr Friday: WTF is Tinkerbell’s friend doing?! 1

Flickr Friday: WTF is Tinkerbell’s friend doing?!

This is an actual tag from a child’s clothing item.  The fairy in the orange outfit seems… friendly. I occasionally update new photos (and old ones that I scan) on my Flickr account.  Each Friday I post one on my blog from my collection that I think is pixietastic. You can...

Review: They Call Me Baba Booey 0

Review: They Call Me Baba Booey

They Call Me Baba Booey by Gary Dell’Abate My rating: 3 of 5 stars Baba Booey, Baba Booey, Howard Stern’s penis. Yup, I’m a Stern fan. While I type this, I am listening to Howard talk to former governor Jesse Ventura and guest announcer George Takei is with them this...

InvaderCON (or “I have the bestest friends in the world”) 11

InvaderCON (or “I have the bestest friends in the world”)

Working InvaderCON was, quite simply, the greatest convention experience of my life. I went to my first “geek” convention over twenty years ago.  It was a Star Trek festival in South Florida where I won an award for dressing up like an abused Enterprise security guard.  It is also where...