Friday, December 21, 2012

Santa Tracker: 37.5 percent

I don't believe in Peter Pan / Frankenstein or Superman / All I wanna do is...

Okay, so I only moved the Santa Tracker 5% today, but it was an imporant 5%. I'll say nothing more just in case my 2yo twins read this.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Santa Tracker: 32.5 percent


Yay, Internet!

Santa Tracker: 19.4 percent

A little better all the time

The redhead reminded me of some purchases we'd already made. Also, we did some shopping.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Santa Tracker: 5.6 percent

The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.

Okay, so Santa Tracker 2012 is not off to a great start. It's been a busy time. We'll make it.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Santa Tracker 2012

Pooh-pooh to the Whos!

Christmas, Christmas time is near
Time for toys and time for cheer
We've been good, but we can't last
Hurry Christmas, hurry fast
Want a plane that loops the loop
Me, I want a hula hoop
We can hardly stand the wait
Please Christmas, don't be late.

Debuting in 2007, reappearing in 2008, continuing in 2009, very nearly getting started in 2010 and almost getting complete in 2011, the Santa Tracker is back for another year!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Dark Knight Returns deleted scene

Catwoman... stealing jewels from a castle. She is interrupted by Queen Renaldi...

...who pulls off Catwoman's mask and cries "Mia Thermopolis! Princess! What are you doing?"

Just then Penguin attacks...

...threatening Mia with an umbrella sword. His attack is parried by the umbrella of Queen Renaldi, who is actually Mary Poppins.

An umbrella duel ensues but is interrupted when a taxi crashes through the castle wall, driven by Elaine O'Connor-Nardo...

...who knocks off Penguin's top hat to reveal that he's her dispatcher, Louie De Palma.

Suddenly Johnny Dangerously...

...dives through the window, kisses "Elaine" and announces that she's secretly Johnny's girlfriend Lil.

But we know he's really Batman.

Batman's identity is confirmed when Batgirl...

...puts a mask on him, only to have her own mask yanked off by Jorge...

...revealing her to be Lynn, who washed hair in Jorge's beauty shop.

All eyes are now on Jorge.

There's an awkward pause.

"All right," Jorge says as he yanks off his wig. "I'm Kevin Bacon."

Monday, July 23, 2012

Banjo joke on Star Trek: Voyager

To boldly pluck...

I just got a sci-fi banjo joke from 17 years ago and 67,000 light years away.

In the 2001 pilot episode ("Caretaker") for Star Trek: Voyager we learn the show's premise: Voyager is pulled across the galaxy by a mysterious caretaker and must make its way back home.

The caretaker assumes several forms, including that of an elderly banjo player...

Hello there stranger, how do you do?

...who plays a few licks here and there.

The joke (such as it is) occurs when the crew approaches approaches the banjo man asking as he's sitting on a lawn couch, plucking idly. I think he's playing "Go Home."

If you've got Netflix you can check for yourself around the 35:40 mark in Star Trek: Voyager in Watch Instantly.

Cross-posted at J.R.'s Banjo Hangout blog

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Cutie mark couture

I'm a guy who likes his comic book shirts in the logo style, so I much prefer...

So what's a brony to do when dressing his 16-month-old daughter in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic clothing?

Most of the MLP:FIM wear out there is in the style of drawings...

...and I'm a logo guy.

Fortunately, Inktastic can help a brony out. I just grabbed some PNG files of cutie marks from Wikia, used them to create custom toddler wear at Inktastic and voila!

Applejack Rainbow Dash Twilight Sparkle Rarity Fluttershy Pinkie Pie

I'm just getting the three on the left for now, mostly because I don't think the other three are a very good color match.

I'll keep on the lookout for a site that will let me print custom onesies in the correct colors for Rarity, Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy.

Flatt & Scruggs on Netflix Watch Instantly

I just noticed that The Flatt & Scruggs TV Show is available on Netflix Watch Instantly.

This would have been counted as both banjo and TV for the Banjo versus TV project.

Cross-posted at J.R.'s Banjo Hangout blog