Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Another legend falls.
Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister has passed.
I was not a huge Motorhead fan, but one cannot be a fan of metal without knowing some of their stuff.
I saw then open an Ozzfest some years ago. They did not disappoint.
If don't know Motorhead or "Ace of Spades" , the go to Motorhead song, then go listen to it right now and drink in all that is awesome about it! That or go listen to "Hellraiser." Find his cover of "The Trooper." Listen to "Overkill." Even "Born to Raise Hell" from the movie Airheads (which is the third and final good bit of that film) is awesome!Then go break something, punch the gas pedal, blow something up or hit a dude.
This is what Motorhead music wanted me to do. They were mostly all great. Mostly. Sure, I know their songs all had a similar tone ,sound and rythm; but who cares! They were Motorhead and they made you want to rock!
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Well hope you folks had the happy holidays, merry Christmas, or whatever else you people do.
My father hand crafted a clock for us this year. It is amazing work! Thanks dad it really is a beautiful gift.
Now the nerd gifts.
It was a very POP X-mas in the house this year As my collection of those little giant headed guys grew even more.
Friday, December 25, 2015
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Christmas eve and I’m home with the animals after work and nobody else.
No better time than now to crack open some nog, wrap gifts and throw in my quintessential holiday film Die Hard.
Then possibly another of the Christmas classics; Gremlins, Lethal Weapon or the double holiday threat, Trading Places.
Hope you and yours have a Happy Christmas.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
After piecing together a bookshelf, cabinet, desk, end table and cabinet for the t.v. and video games; I am completely fine with never putting together IKEA stuff again.
It is simply the easiest and most annoying construction ever. However, it will look good when finished and give a lot of room for the storage of knick-knacks and tchotchkes.
Then the next step is sort of a waiting game. We have pictures and artwork to hang that is currently in the framing stages. Once done then it will be the time of the great hanging of stuff. This is another stage where I can shine because I am great at holding stuff.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Now after two viewings I am, able to jot down my feelings on this movie.
15 years after the Phantom Menace we get another big tent pole Star Wars event.
Was it worth the wait? What did I think?
Yes and I fraking loved it!
A quick over view for those who have and for some reason haven’t seen this yet.
The First Order is the new Empire. They have Stormtroopers, Tie-Fighter and all the stuff they could find in the garbage after the previous galactic Empire was thwarted.
The new Republic/Rebels are trying to sniff out the First Order to stop their shenanigans.
Now throw in a Jakku female junk collector, a First Order trooper turned good guy, a BB-8 droid and everyone’s favorite walking carpet and his nerf herding partner into the mix. They just need to deliver a map to the Republic/Rebels.
Friday, December 18, 2015
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
It looks cluttered now, but soon!
With the world of outdoor fun over until spring, I was told it was time to upgrade the basement from storage dungeon to gaming nerd dungeon.
The walls have been cleared and painted. The worst step of this project. I thank my wondrous and glorious special lady for doing the painting. She knows how I abhor painting walls, but like to paint little figures. Wyrd right?
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Monday, December 14, 2015
Friday, December 11, 2015
Well after some time to chew through the newest Hordes book here are my 2 cents.
Well the four full factions all receive a fancy new gargantuan. I am still not impressed with these giant models. I think they skew the game too much in one direction. They still remind me of when G.W. first decided to allow super-heavies and giant models into the game. Yes it looks cool, but it can turn a game sour. Especially if both parties are from different schools of game play. They may all look sure cool, if and when they get released, but I have no want or need to use them.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Alright for those of you outside the zone of awesome and don’t know that Krampus is the anti-Clause. Where Santa Clause rewards good children, Krampus punishes the bad children. He looks like a twisted evil satyr. He nabs bad kids and hucks them in a sack or basket (that may be strapped to his back) for transport to Hell, to be food or to be carries away for drowning. He carries a whip or reeds that are used to beat the bad kids. Also he can be depicted with various chains that are used to restrain or just confirm the demonic image. He was the old school version of the much tamer naughty list. Man kids today have it so easy. They just get put on a naughty list. They are not nabbed by a goat/man monster to be beaten and drowned since they were bad.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Friday, December 4, 2015
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
While perusing the works of Wes Craven, I found films that I had never seen. How did I miss Shocker?
Here we have Los Angeles where a serial killer is on the loose. When the cop on this case gets to close, then the serial killer, a limping television repair man named Horace Pinker, strikes at the cop family. He knocks off the wife and two of his three foster kids. The third, Jonathan, somehow forms a mental/dream connection with this Pinker guy. Oh wait! I forgot to mention that Horace is into the mystical black arts. Seriously, they mention it passing once and you are supposed to go with it.