Friday, April 18, 2014

Toy Review – Pacific Rim Jaeger: Cherno Alpha from NECA

I didn’t realize how memorable the score from Pacific Rim is until I started editing pictures for this review. It immediately came to mind and is now stuck in my head – and I don’t mind at all. I don’t even own the score (though I probably will by the time you read this), but I’ve definitely watched the movie enough times by now to know the key music.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Toy Review – Batman: Arkham Origins Anarky from DC Collectibles

I’ve always thought that Anarky was kind of stupid. Of course, I’ve also long held the belief that anarchy is kind of stupid. Once you get past the cool looking “A”, the core belief system leaves a lot of room for poop in places where poop does not belong. And I can’t get behind that.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I Was A Double Dare Reject By R.T. Ewell

When I was young, Nickelodeon was my channel. I LOVED it. There were so many great shows on. From Doug to Clarissa Explains It All. I can't forget to mention its flagship show for a long time, You Can't Do That On Television. Not to mention the game shows that were strictly for kids. Finders Keepers, Legends Of The Hidden Temple, and GUTS. I thought GUTS, which was a kids American Gladiators, was a show that would have been cool to be on. Of all of these awesome shows there was one show that ruled them all. Double Dare.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Toy Review – Marvel Legends Infinite Captain America: The Winter Soldier Winter Soldier from Hasbro

***SPOILER – DON’T READ IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE WINTER SOLDIER***

Man. These post titles just keep getting sillier.

Also, I am sick and fucking tired of these figures breaking on me:
Yep. That’s Bucky’s damned arm lying on the ground.

Monday, April 14, 2014

More Fundraising – The Best Random Posts

This was supposed to be posted almost two weeks ago, but other things kept coming up. Among them are the fact that my external hard drive crashed and I do not have access to my recorded podcasts. Or my music or pictures or videos or anything else.
What the fuck is up with technology? I have tried two different backup programs and I can’t ever get them to work. I keep my stuff on an external hard drive because I thought that would be better, but apparently there is no “better”. Is the only solution to pay some exorbitant fee to one of those cloud backup services?
Anyway, I’m writing this on Saturday and there’s a possibility my data can be recovered. We’ll see.
On a brighter note, as of last Saturday I have raised enough money to upgrade my plan with Podbean. I want to offer my sincerest thanks to John, Chris, R.T. Ewell, Beth V, Sharron, John & Ashley, Heather, Gregg, and the Coopers. You guys are outstanding.
I want to give extra-special thanks to Lori of Third Half Studios for not only helping out with a donation, but for providing the even more valuable support of advice and encouragement. I don’t know what I did to earn such a good friend, but I’m glad I did it.
As for the rest of the Phantomaniacs, I want to thanks you guys for checking in every day. Not everybody has the ability or desire to throw money at some stranger’s website and podcast, but your continued interest means a lot to me.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Best Cartoon Ever (of the Month) - Conan the Adventurer by Kalan

FORWARD NOTE: Now, I have to warn you fellow toonthusiasts, it was incredibly difficult not to compose this month's edition of Best Cartoon Ever (of the Month) in all-caps – with the hope that you would more thoroughly comprehend how utterly excited this cartoon can make me. I am always easily excitable when it comes to talking toons, but this one makes my ADHD shoot through the roof and I'm sort of like that loud, ridiculously annoying kid you really wish was in a Ritalin coma. My enthusiasm for this show makes me want to grab you by the shoulders and yell at you how absolutely amazing I find it and recount the entire story line to you at an absurd volume. So, reader dearest, if you could do me a favor and yell a little in your head while you're reading this, it'll make it that much more enjoyable experience. Now on to said experience....


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Streak Is Over. by R.T. Ewell

Before we get into today's excellent post from Richard, I just want to take a moment to express my sadness over the passing of Warrior.

I say Warrior because that was his name. Not Jim Hellwig, because that guy had his name legally changed to "Warrior" and I feel like I should probably respect that.

Anyway, when he was the Ultimate Warrior in the WWF the man was pure fire. He was this force that could not be denied. No matter what you thought about him he was like nothing else that had ever been in the ring. He was possibly the most singular professional wrestler that has ever been. He had a vision for what he wanted to be and nothing - not even Vince McMahon - was going to change him. I respect the heck out of that.

His death is tragic and strange and remarkable. The timing is probably perfect, though. As outspoken and undeniable as Warrior was, he was still this enigma that defied description or easy definition. I don't know how or why he is no longer on this plane of existence, but it has people thinking and talking and wondering. And I think that's just the way he would have wanted it.

Godspeed, Warrior. May the next realm be as awed by you as we were.

-Phantom
  
If you are a wrestling fan then you instantly know what that title referring to. Even if you aren't, it is very likely that you know what the streak is concerning professional wrestling. The streak is a staggering, amazing, achievement that the phenom known as the Undertaker has had the privilege to hold in the WWE. It is something that has become a part of wrestling tradition. Every year at the show of shows, WrestleMania, the Undertaker puts the streak on the line because as of this year he had won 21 years straight. That's right; he is 21-0 at the “Superbowl” of wrestling events. Every year, the streak match is almost more important than any of the championships that are put on the line that night. It's a big deal.