Post-apocalyptic bucket list:
- Find Apple.
- Get her some hearts.
- Rule the wasteland.
Post-apocalyptic bucket list:
(Via Classic FM.)
I totally agree:
A YouTuber named Muted Vocal has decided that there’s no good reason why [ET’s “Flying Theme” and Vangelis’ “Chariots of Fire”] shouldn’t exist in perfect harmony, in the same piece. And who are we to argue?
And while Muted Vocal’s rendition is nothing to scoff at, as far as uber-talented Vangelis fanboys go, I’ll always have a special place in my heart for the one and only mik300z.
(Via Turbo Kid.)
Turbo Kid is Mad Max, Power Rangers, eighties morning cartoons, and a little bit of The Last Starfighter thrown in for good measure—the product of which would be a standard fare post-apocalyptic exercise were it not for an amazingly retrotastic soundtrack and liberal use of oh-so-meaty practical effects. Munro Chambers is charming enough as The Kid, a lonely teenager scavenging the wasteland for bubble gum and comic books; Laurence Leboeuf is terrifyingly comical as Apple, a wandering stranger with major fangirl tendencies; Michael Ironside is his usual antagonistic self as Zeus, self-appointed overlord of the badlands of 1997. But it’s the meat and the music that give Turbo Kid its superpowers. Gallons of fake blood and latex makeup over ho-hum digital effects. Up-tempo retro beats over wannabe John Williams or the usual no-hope electronica fare. This is the beginning of the new oldschool. In the words of Michael Ironside, “Let the juicing begin.”
An overpriced replica of an overpriced computer—but, oh, do I want one anyway.
“Alright, people—and I use the word derogatarily—we can do this the wrong way or my way!” —Howard T. Duck
(Via Ink Whiskey.)
For the drunken inner child in us all: A company called Ink Whiskey has filled a much-needed niche by creating a line of novelty NES game cartridges that are in fact flasks. There was even a successful Kickstarter at one point.
Proof that anything can and should be turned into a flask.
(Via Amanda Blain.)
I too grew up in an era when…
The 80’s are dead. Long live the 80’s.
I lost this round of Anticipation because I didn’t think the game would go there. It did.
Lesson learned. :p
It’s always better to leave the party early. If I had rolled along with the strip’s popularity and repeated myself for another five, 10 or 20 years, the people now “grieving” for “Calvin and Hobbes” would be wishing me dead and cursing newspapers for running tedious, ancient strips like mine instead of acquiring fresher, livelier talent.
Still, it doesn’t seem right that Calvin and Hobbes should bow out so early while Garfield drones on and on and on—to say nothing of twenty years without Video Power. ;)
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Yesterday’s future is today’s past—an unabashed Turbo Kid homage.
Not smart enough to be a geek, too smart to be a jock. The C student T-shirt.