Sleepy Monday Link Blogging

The insomnia decided to give me Friday and Saturday nights off, but it came back last night with a vengeance. So in an attempt to actually get my brain moving again, here's some easy-to-type linkage:

  • My friend Jeremy is busy remembering the Commodore 64 over on his blog. Here's a general remembrance of the C64, and here is a piece on the ALF game, which is not only the beginning of a series about every C64 game he ever owned, but also features what is undoubtedly the hottest picture of Deborah Harry I have ever seen. So he's got that going for him, which is nice.

  • Hey, look, some folks from the ACAPCWOVCCAOE* went to WizardWorld LA this weekend and apparently had an okay time. Here's Mike's recollection... and Dorian's (and here's his first one, actually)... and those kids from The Bispectacult. And speaking of the Bispectacult, here's Dafna and Kid Chris channeling their inner Shatners (which Dafna does a little too well... the Shat himself best start worrying about job security).

  • Andy has found the best Doctor Who shirt since people started making their own "The Angels Have the Blue Box" shirts.

  • Speaking of Doctor Who, if you're a fan, you should really be keeping up with The Ten Doctors over at Rich's Comix Blog. It's really shaping up to be quite a story, and there are lots of Easter eggs and jokes to keep old school fans quite happy (the recent bit when an exasperated 6th Doctor threatens to push the 4th off of the Pharos dish himself made me legitimately laugh out loud. But I'm a nerd like that.)

  • I'm a little late posting this, but Brian Cronin plays armchair editor-in-chief in a creative way with the "I'ds of March."

  • James Robinson says Congorilla is gonna be in the new Justice League book? Well, that's one way to get me interested in a book featuring both Hal Jordan and Ollie Queen. Well-played, DC!

  • Lastly, if Old Time Radio is your thing, try giving the Decoder Ring Theatre podcast a listen. Their website isn't much to look at, but this is OTR we're talking about... the audioplay's the thing here. The two main programs are The Red Panda Adventures (featuring a Green Hornet/ Shadow-type adventurer who protects 1930s Toronto with his wise-talking partner/would-be love interest, the Flying Squirrel) and Black Jack Justice (a private eye series featuring the pair of the titular Jack Justice and Trixie Dixon, Girl Detective), but there are other programs and specials featuring sci-fi, horror, and comedy shows, too. Lots of fun here, and Red Panda, in particular, has been a hit with both myself and Liam. And if you can win over a 2 year old - one that usually only wants to listen to Laurie Berkner, Barenaked Ladies, TMBG, or Morrissey (don't ask) - you've got a good thing going.


1 comment:

  1. You know, I've tried to forget the inanity that was ALF but your friend's lambasting of the show and its computer game gave me the laughs I needed on a day when I felt like abject crap. Thanks.