Apr 202018
 

What could be funnier than using R. Lee Ermey to redub Darth Vader? Not much.

As this is restricted to lines from “Full Metal Jacket,” it’s not surprising that the funnier ones are first… and that the language is a little colorful at times.

 

 

 Posted by at 11:38 pm
Apr 172018
 

Holy carp this is funny. Make sure to press the number buttons as instructed.

The YouTube comments are a delight:

100 years ago kids my age were fighting in the god damn world wars and here I am playing star wars music on a frog we have reached our peak as a species

  • Person: Do you play and instrument
  • Me: Hard to explain

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 5 4 3 Jingle Bells

7 777 8 7 7 87 6 5 6 7 777 8 7 7 9 My heart will go (Titanic)

Johan Sebastian Bach Fugue D Minor: 897345956234952349765239786320089758764654564765464356436324324636346436432643576876576756576 49587634957863495786349857634295786345987635632464565673473632452354234344634634583453459834659632536523764857634857562389457238947652378465-237865238467534-05763405634569238745923876928375-69273469872345937246589732465982356756237856237845823764587236549234650983465034650347569234569237845872365487236547823654876235487623547836-2548976253496235496

 Posted by at 2:10 am
Apr 162018
 

The same YouTuber who put this together also pointed out that “Star Trek” the TV series *must* logically exist in the universe of “The Orville.” Why? Because the crew has been shown watching the sitcom “Seinfeld,” and “Seinfeld” mentioned Star Trek. Also the ships doctors referenced Obi Wan, and if there’s a Star Wars, chances are good there’s a Star Trek.

 

 Posted by at 8:25 pm
Apr 142018
 

“The Amazing World of Gumball” explains some complex subjects in ways that are enlightening and, let’s face it, accurate.

The stock market and economy:

The meaning of life turns out to be a whole lot more Lovecraftian than most kids shows would have you believe, on both the small and large scale:

 

Video games are dangerous. But are they the *most* dangerous?

 

 Posted by at 5:13 pm
Apr 122018
 

This music video by Nigel Stanford takes vintage NASA and military footage, does some clever and effective computer tinkerage, and produces something entirely new. And it mostly works really, really well. I think I’d almost like to see this given a full movie treatment. And as this video shows, it need not be all that expensive. Does it make a whole lot of sense? Well… no, not really. But as “2001” showed, a good sci-fi movie doesn’t really need to, so long as it’s compelling.

 

 Posted by at 1:00 pm
Apr 112018
 

Some old-school animation showing the AH-56 as a recon and targeting vehicle being used in Someplace Much Like Viet Nam. If you’re at all like me, you’ll watch this and think, “I don’t recall this episode of Jonny Quest.”

 

 Posted by at 2:11 pm
Apr 102018
 

I’ve never gotten into the Gerry Anderson puppet shows (probably just weren’t shown in my area when I was a kid), but I do know that a lot of people are quite fond of them. And I do *kinda* get it… in the era before computer graphics made filling the screen with spaceships of wildly varying designs easy and cheap, Andersons shows were the only ones that featured a whole bunch of different designs. Other shows like Star trek you had pretty much just the one ship, and that was mostly stock footage used over and over. And it seems to me that the most popular of the Anderson ships would be either the Eagle from “Space: 1999” or the Thunderbird 2 from “Thunderbirds Are Go.” And if you want a bignormous T2, well, crack open your bank account, here it comes.

Thunderbird 2 | 1:144 Scale

This is a model kit, but it’s not one you get all at once.Instead it’s a subscription kit, paid for and shipped a bit at a time. There are two options available, 12 month and 24 month; it’s a little unclear, but I *assume* that with the 12 month option each month you get twice as much stuff as you’d get per month in the 24 month option. And in the end, you get this:

The thing is freakin’ GIGANTIC:

And it’s spendy as heck. For the 12-month option, it’s £79.99 per month, or £959.88 total. .. about $1,400 at current exchange rates.

Umm.

Seems like a slightly more affordable option would be this 1/350 scale conventional model kit, a steal at forty bucks:

 

But hey. If’n ya want a gigantic Thunderbird 2, let it never be said I didn’t point one out to you.

 Posted by at 2:52 pm