Saturday, August 31, 2013

Topps 2013 Star Wars Galactic Files Series 2

These cards came out earlier this month and my local comic shop just got them in. I would love to collect them, but they are kinda pricey. $6 per pack! And they are a hobby exclusive. Which means they won't be available at Target or Walmart. Plus there are 350 base cards as well as a ton of insert cards. Ugh! I did buy three packs though and was lucky enough to pull a sketch card. I'll probably just buy a pack or two every time I go to my comic shop until he runs out.

Here's my sketch card. Lando Calrissian by Robert Teranishi.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Han Solo In Carbonite Ice Cubes

For my birthday back at the end of July, my son bought me this Han Solo In Carbonite silicone ice tray. I finally used it this past weekend and here are the results. It's kind of hard to see. But, they looked pretty cool. Might have to try it with a colored liquid.


Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Return of Frute Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy!

Dinosaur Dracula just posted this picture on his Facebook page. The image comes from here. Someone in the comments posted these links -- Frute Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy.

The monsters have returned!!!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Henry Polic II, R.I.P.

From MSN --

TV actor Henry Polic II has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 68. The "Webster" star passed away on Sunday, according to his longtime manager Brad Lemack.

Polic began his TV career as the Sheriff of Nottingham in the 1975 Mel Brooks series "When Things Were Rotten." In the '80s, he became a regular on the TV show "Webster," playing Jerry Silver.

He went on to voice Dr. Jonathan Crane/The Scarecrow on "Batman: The Animated Series" and appeared in the "Monster Squad," "Alice," "Mork & Mindy," "Eight is Enough," "Murder She Wrote," "Sheena," and "Saved By the Bell."

He also landed work in several films, including "The Last Remake of Beau Geste," "All You Need," "Bring Him Home," "The Trial of Old Drum," "Oh God," "Book II" and Joan River's comedy "Rabbit Test."

He also made a name for himself in the theatre world, starring and directing in a number of local productions across the U.S.

A memorial scholarship fund has been established in Polic's name at his alma mater, Florida State University, benefiting the School of Theatre's annual productions.

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Karen Black, R.I.P.

Actress Karen Black has passed away according to the Facebook page The Real Karen Black. I will always remember her from the TV movie Trilogy of Terror. Rest in peace.

From Wikipedia --

Karen Black (July 1, 1939 – August 8, 2013) is an American actress, screenwriter, singer, and songwriter. She is noted for appearing in such films as Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, The Great Gatsby, Rhinoceros, The Day of the Locust, Nashville, Airport 1975, and Alfred Hitchcock's final film, Family Plot. Over the course of her career, she won two Golden Globe Awards (out of three nominations), and an Academy Award nomination in 1970 for Best Supporting Actress, among numerous other honors. On August 8, 2013, her husband Stephen Eckelberry announced on his Facebook page that she had passed away from bladder cancer at the age of 74.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Tattoo Update

A couple of days after I got my Incredible Hulk tattoo, I noticed that was leg was turning red and starting to swell up. I went back to the tattoo shop to ask them about it. The co-owner of the shop (also a registered nurse) took me in a back room and looked at my leg. She said it looked like I had cellulitis and if it didn't clear up in three days I should see a doctor. When I got home I googled cellulitis.

From --

Cellulitis (sel-u-LI-tis) is a common, potentially serious bacterial skin infection. Cellulitis appears as a swollen, red area of skin that feels hot and tender, and it may spread rapidly.
Skin on lower legs is most commonly affected, though cellulitis can occur anywhere on your body or face. Cellulitis may affect only your skin's surface, or cellulitis may also affect tissues underlying your skin and can spread to your lymph nodes and bloodstream.
Left untreated, the spreading infection may rapidly turn life-threatening. That's why it's important to seek immediate medical attention if cellulitis symptoms occur.

Needless to say, I didn't wait three days. I went to the doctor the next day and he prescribed an antibiotic. I've been on them for five days now and my leg is looking a little better. The swelling has went down and it's not as red. Hopefully it will clear up soon.

I told my wife that if I lose my leg, I want to have it stuffed so that I can still admire my tattoo. Then I'll get a peg-leg and become a pirate. She doesn't think that's funny. :)

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Of Dice And Men

This book looks really cool. I haven't played D&D in many, many years but I still have all of the old rule books.

Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and The People Who Play It

"Even if you've never played Dungeons & Dragons, you probably know someone who has (whether or not they're willing to admit it). Released in 1974 —decades before video games and the Internet took over the gaming world— Dungeons & Dragons became one of the original nerd subcultures, and is still revered by over thirty million fans today. Now Forbes senior editor David M. Ewalt explores the rich history of the game, revealing the magic that enlivened his youth, and has since re-entered his adult life in a whole new way.

From its roots on the battlefields of ancient Europe, through the hysteria that linked it to satanic rituals and teen suicides, and to its apotheosis as father of the modern video game industry, Of Dice and Men recounts the development of a game played by some of most fascinating people in the world. Chronicling the surprising history of D&D's origins (one largely unknown even to hardcore players) while examining the game's profound impact, Ewalt weaves laser-sharp cultural analysis with his own present-day gaming experiences.

An enticing blend of history, journalism, narrative and memoir, Of Dice and Men sheds light on America's most popular (and widely misunderstood) form of collaborative entertainment."

Of Dice and Men will be published in hardcover, audiobook, and e-book editions on August 20, 2013. Click below to pre-order from