Tuesday, July 29, 2014

the WW2 paintings and illustrations of Brenet

the Predator in East &th st New York City









and his pet alien on a leash



From a favorite site, Scouting New York http://www.scoutingny.com/the-predator-on-east-7th-street/

don't leave husbands to watch the kids... without unexpected results


Thanks Susan!

the new trailer for the new Mad Max


the car is nearly identical to the original!



The early reviews say it's mostly the chase, the script didn't even exist when they started filming, as they story board was 3200 pages long, and didn't have a word. They probably did a damn good job though, as the original was by the same guy who did this one. This will likely be better than the original 

this picture must be posted in their company break room, with a Homer Simpson talk balloon saying DOH!

have you heard the one about...

The Goldberg Brothers - The Inventors of the Automobile Air Conditioner.

Here's a little fact for automotive buffs, or just to dazzle your friends.

The four Goldberg brothers, Lowell, Norman, Hiram, and Max, invented and developed the first automobile air-conditioner. On July 17, 1946 , the temperature in Detroit was 97 degrees.

The four brothers walked into old man Henry Ford's office and sweet-talked his secretary into telling him that four gentlemen were there with the most exciting innovation in the auto industry since the electric starter.

Henry was curious and invited them into his office.

They refused and instead asked that he come out to the parking lot to their car.

They persuaded him to get into the car, which was about 130 degrees, turned on the air conditioner, and cooled the car off immediately.

The old man got very excited and invited them back to the office, where he offered them $3 million for the patent.

The brothers refused, saying they would settle for $2 million, but they wanted the recognition by having a label, 'The Goldberg Air-Conditioner,' on the dashboard of each car in which it was installed.

Now old man Ford was more than just a little anti-Jewish, and there was no way he was going to put the Goldberg's name on two million Fords.

They haggled back and forth for about two hours and finally agreed on $4 million and that just their first names would be shown.

And so to this day, all Ford air conditioners show ----

Lo, Norm, Hi, and Max -- on the controls.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Some of the best cosplayers and costumes from SDCC San Diego Comic Con 2014


a terrific candy car from the movie "Wreck it Ralph"



the human that gets adopted in the movie "Boxtrolls"


The janitor from S.H.I.E.L.D. was a total surprise, and had a janitors cart full of cleaning supplies


Steampunk Jesus was a cool dude, and had been asked by several people to give the religious nuts with the megaphones some humor... he declined, as there is too much to enjoy at the con to play with the morons shouting hellfire and damnation. One idiot actually said Mother Theresa is burning in hell. Yeah, he did. How that is supposed to get him a positive result from the crowd is a complete mystery


She was more stunning in person, the focus isn't perfect here... cameras take too damn long to autofocus, and I'd rather get some shot, than the subject lose patience with posing


these brothers were a big hit with everyone at the con... Marvel awarded them trophys at the mini costume contest at the Marvel Booth Saturday evening







This little kid in the Buzz Lightyear was cool, his dad said they made it in about 2 months of spare time


For the rest, click on my newest website "I Survived The Hall H Line" http://isurvivedthehallhline.tumblr.com/

mother nature hates truckers

The Muppet Movie vehicles


Fozzies Studebaker after the Electric Mayhem Band spray painted it... later we learn it was for camouflage so they could hide in front of the billboard below to escape from Doc Hopper 




they had to trade in the Stude for this woody, and it only cost 11.95. James Coburn was the mean used car lot owner











I dig the telephone booth motif on the doors

Aquatic red neck rat rod that John found in North Carolina




Wow... thanks John!