Halloween is always my favorite time of year, but the season doesn't begin until the family makes the trip to Cox Farms Fall Festival. The Fields of Fear corn maze is my favorite attraction. Most of the sights are fun and family-friendly, but the absolute creepiest part: the aliens. Scattered throughout the corn are life-sized aliens that have been strung up to … [Read more...] about The truth is out there
I don't consider myself to be a fearful person, but when the Pop Culture League challenged us to come up with the things that we fear most, my mind wandered to some dark corners that I usually try to avoid. I'm okay with a lot of things that might make others run -- heights, spiders, snakes, horror movies -- those aren't so bad, but after reading a few other responses to this … [Read more...] about I’m quaking in my boots
It's been a while, but the Toy Bloggers United have combined forces once again to host another massive toy giveaway. This contest is now open for entries over at Action Figure Barbecue, and you can find all the details here. The best part about this particular contest is that it's Halloween themed! Oh, and it's free, did I mention that? You can enter once a week until the … [Read more...] about Toy Bloggers United giveaway is going on now!
During a visit to a used bookstore recently, I stumbled across a copy of Mark Kistler's Draw Squad and a flood of long lost memories came bursting to the surface. If you're like me, when you were a kid, Mark Kistler was the Man. I couldn't wait to get sick so I could stay home from school and watch his show, The Secret City. A quick Google search revealed that Mark Kistler is … [Read more...] about Draw, draw, draw. Practice every day.
Last week, the Pop Culture League was talking about blind boxes and mystery packs. Well, it just so happens that I am in the process of paring down my collection a bit, and am offering up some mystery boxes of vintage toys and ephemera to anyone who has ever taken part in the League at the super low price of $20. I have five of these mystery boxes and they will go on a first … [Read more...] about Blind boxes for Pop Culture League members
In response to this week's challenge from the Pop Culture League, my singular man-crush is taken to the next level. The League asked which life-like wax figure would you want to add to your collection. Sure, a Jessica Rabbit, Lara Croft, or Harley Quinn would be quite tempting, but I don't think that selection would go over well with my wife (though my two sons might grow to … [Read more...] about Now entering stalker territory
Being an Army brat, my family moved around a lot, and when I was in the fifth grade, we were stationed just outside of Seoul, South Korea. The housing community was commonly known as "RGH" -- short for residential government housing. Three-story cinderblock buildings painted bright green and white was what we and dozens of other families called home. There was a fence around … [Read more...] about My earliest arcade memories
I've always held the philosophy that it's better to be good at a lot of things than great at just one thing, but with age comes experience, and with all the years I've spent sucking up oxygen on this fine planet of ours, I've become fairly adept at a few things. For example, I can build LEGO Battlebots that consistently crush my kids' robots. I'm also pretty good at finding … [Read more...] about I’m just the best. Really.