Saturday, August 28, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

By the Time Most of You Read This...

...my family and I will be on the road to Disneyland!

Yes, the trip starts today. I'm writing this entry ahead of time (on Monday afternoon) to ensure I don't forget. Anyway, the plan is for us to get up at 3:00 AM, put the kids in their car seats (we'll have them sleep in their travel clothes), and hit the road, hopefully getting through Portland, OR before rush hour commences.

En route, we're planning on doing a bit of letterboxing here and there (letterboxing is a hobby in which people carve rubber stamps and hide them, providing clues to their location on a web site... when you find one, you stamp your logbook with the stamp you've found, and stamp your own stamp in the logbook at the location before hiding it again), and may be making a few touristy type stops here and there (there's a "Paul Bunyan" statue in Oregon I'd love to check out). We'll be making our first stop for the night in Redding, CA, and then making the second leg of the trip on Friday, arriving at Santa Clarita, CA for another hotel night (yes, I know that's like two hours away from Disneyland). On Saturday, we'll travel the rest of the way to Disneyland, the first of five days there and at California Adventure. Plans call for visiting the park first thing in the morning, and then around lunchtime heading out for a meal break and to give the kids a chance to recover, and then heading back in around dinner time.

We're hoping to dine at a few restaurants featured on Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives," and of course, we'll be hitting an In-N-Out Burger at least once!

Even though we'll be taking Jessi's laptop with us, chances are I won't get a chance to catch up on comments here or on the other blogs until I return... but I will catch up sooner or later!

Cool Stuff: More Marvel Stuff!

Hey, it's time for another bunch of Marvel stuff that was packaged with gum or something! These are "Philly Stickers," made by the Philadelphia Chewing Gum Company in 1967!
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The rest of these, and more Marvel goodies, after the jump!

Original Comic Art!

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As promised, here's another page from Marvel Two-In-One Annual #5, this is page 27, by Alan Kupperberg! More after the jump!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Monster Monday!

Well, after last week's Godzilla toilet paper dispenser, there can't be anything too weird this week, can there?
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First up this time around is this Gorgo lobby card! More after the jump!

Cool Stuff: More Marvel Stuff!

Wow, has this month's Cool Stuff been all Marvel items so far? I wonder if it'll stretch out to the entire month...

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The first item today is this Incredible Hulk Halloween bucket! I used to have one of these back in the 1980s... bought it for a quarter at a Salvation Army store, among other items for the same price, and then resold them at a comic or toy show for quite a markup! Kind of wish I'd kept it, now... More after the jump!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Dog of the Geek: Curious Pups!

curious pupsBreed: Boxers
Original Appearances: The 1939 Merrie Melodies cartoon “Dog-Gone Modern.”
Other Appearances: The 1939 Merrie Melodies cartoon “Prest-O Change-O,” featuring an early version of Bugs Bunny, “Curious Puppies” (1939), “Snowtime for Comedy” (1941) and “Dog Tired” (1942)
Biography: These two curious dogs would pretty much wander into situations that were way out of their ability to deal with and react to the situations. The curious pups never spoke in their cartoons.
Powers: Standard cartoon character ability to recover from injury.
Group Affiliation: None
Miscellaneous: Chuck Jones was the creator of the curious pups. “The Curious Puppy” split the two as a team, having them play against each other. It proved quite difficult to find out much information about them!

By the 10s: Tom and Jerry, Part 2!

Continuing on with Tom and Jerry...

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Issue 110! More after the jump!

Puzzle Sunday!

Last week's solution:
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This week's puzzle after the jump!