Friday, December 17, 2010

Grateful Kid Gets Xbox 360

Christmas is coming fast and being a dad makes me think how awesome it is this time of year... it's all about the kids. I have ridiculous amounts of fun going out there and checking off their wish lists. Seeing my kids happy on Christmas morning means so much to me and they are always thankful when they open their presents. Makes me think of stuff like Nintendo 64 Kid.

Unlike the legendary Nintendo 64 Kid video, this clip is not Christmas-related but does show one heck of an awesome, thankful kid as he opens his birthday presents. It's heartwarming to see his reaction, especially when you take into consideration — as the story goes — he had recently spent a lot of time in the hospital prior to this video being shot. What a sweet kid. Grab the Kleenex.

Friday, November 5, 2010

SyFy Channel Sits Down With Stan Lee To Show Him Long-Forgotten Art


Wow, this is pretty cool. Usually we get the typical huckster, jokey-joke personality from Stan (The Man) Lee. But this time is different. This time Stan becomes almost emotional while looking at comic book page art from long, long ago. Check it out:

Make Your Own Guitar Picks

Check it out. Wanna do something with those used-up gift cards and maxed-out credit cards? Make them into guitar picks! Genius.

Happy Meal Becomes Sad Meal: Idiot Politicians in San Francisco Destroy Fun

So they're passing a ban on Happy Meals and other fast food meals that are "too happy." As in too tasty. As in not good for you. This is happening in San Francisco right now but rest assured this terrible killing-of-tasty-food trend will continue to spread across the rest of the country. Here are the requirements:

• The meal can't exceed 600 calories
• Less than 35 percent of the calories can come from fat (nuts, nut butters, low-fat cheese excepted)
• It's required to have a half cup of vegetables
• Breakfast meals are required to have a half cup of fruit
• Sodium limits
• A multigrain requirement

Can you believe this shit? What the hell is next, Logan's Run?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Jon Hamm For Superman

I never really saw a photo of Jon Hamm till about five minutes ago... and holy crap if he would not be awesome as an older, more seasoned "Alex Ross" type Superman. WOW! Now I know what all the fuss was about when I read the AICN boards months ago...

Stare Down

Try to beat this guy... don't blink.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Say Hello to Creepy VCR Guy

Panasonic is best neckonics. Philips is bad... very bad...

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Game Dev Story: Crack Cocaine for Your iPhone

Holy christ, have I found an awesome little game. It's called Game Dev Story, a sim game for the iPad, iPod and iPhone that lets you run your own little game development company.

You hire/fire/manage people, attend press conferences, “E3” type events and allocate advertising funds, all while trying to sell as many copies of your games as you can. I swear to you it is crack. I was addicted for hours and hours this weekend.

Here's actual footage of the game in action:


I am telling you right now, I think this might be the most addicting game on the iPhone! In fact, five minutes after I described it to my buddy Eric, he went and downloaded it, saying "You've ruined my life... and I love it!"

I would go one further... I think Game Dev Story might be my favorite game of 2010, eclipsing even the mighty Yakuza 3 for PlayStation 3!


If you've downloaded Game Dev Story and you're looking for ways to strategize or maximize your fun, here are some tips to help.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Epic Battle

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Awesome Reach

Great animation here!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Worst Rap Battle Ever

The best starts at 2:40. Don't miss that part.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

More Transformers 3 On-Set Chaos: Bumblebee Camaro Crashes Into Police SUV

Old Cartoony TV Commercials: Beavers Love Kool-Aid

One word to describe this old-school Kool-Aid commercial: FUN!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Why? Why Do So Many Cops Act Like A-Holes?

It's jerk-wads like this guy who give cops a bad name...

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Custom Famous Covers Thing

There's a guy in the UK named Nick who, back in the day, took Toy Biz Famous Covers action figures and customized the shit out of them. And man, he customized a lot of them. Even more impressive was the fact that the guy did such great work. Check out his custom Thing, above. Here's a link to his website which is still running.

I did custom figures like these back in 1999-2000 with the help of my wife. I designed the characters, sourced the materials and sculpted the heads, and she sewed the costumes. She did an amazing job on the sewing, just amazing. The figures weren't too shabby, actually. We sold them for an average of $100 each. Characters I remember doing included Black Panther, Luke Cage, Blizzard, Firebrand, Doctor Octopus, Tarantula, The Shocker, The Jackal, Morbius, Punisher, Carrion and Molten Man. One day I got an email from a doctor who wanted us to make him a custom Nova... and he was willing to pay something like $225 for it! I spent hours and hours fine-tuning this thing to perfection and sent it off for his approval. When he received it he was absolutely thrilled.

In any case, at one point I'll try to dig up some pics of the FCs we did, and post them here on the blog.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

One of the Coolest Fight Sequences Ever Animated: Superman Versus Doomsday

I love this. The pacing is great, the action intense and the music behind it really, really well done. Based on the comic book from many years ago, Superman battles the one enemy who stands a chance at actually killing him! Listen to that music — you can cut the drama with a knife!

I almost bought this on Blu-Ray a while back since it was half-off at Best Buy but I decided to pass due to budgetary concerns at the time. In any case, if you've never seen this sequence, now's your chance:


Frito-Lay Stops Manufacturing Incredibly Loud SunChips Bags

It may have taken almost a year, but those horribly, obnoxiously loud compostable snack bags from Frito-Lay are soon to be history. If you've never had the displeasure of opening one of these bags, trust me, they are loud. So loud in fact that according to this guy, the bags produced more noise than that inside a jet fighter cockpit!

Personally, while I do commend Frito-Lay for making a bag that decomposes in three months time, I have to say good riddance. That damn noisy bag was putting a real crimp in my ability to sneak snacks in my house. Yeah, four kids and a wife. Sometimes I do that.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Zach Snyder Confirmed to Direct New Superman Film

It's official! Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) will direct the relaunch of Superman under the godfather guidance of Chris Nolan.

As for whether or not we might expect a return of Brandon Routh, here's what Variety is reporting.

What do you think?

Thanks, Eric!

Evil Superman

You're doing it wrong.

Drinking Superman Pictures, Images and Photos

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Toy FAIL

Um.






Holy crap?


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Waste Time. Blow Stuff Up.


This is fun. Wish it had sound effects though.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

DC Retro-Action: Characters I'd Like to See

Once Mattel cranks out the familiars in Mego format, I would really like to see them produce some of the more obscure characters from the 70's. Yeah bitches, I'm talking OMAC. Here are the characters I would shell out cash for in a heartbeat:

Demon


Mister Miracle


Deadman


Blue Beetle


Firestorm


Machine Man


Black Lightning


Shade: The Changing Man


Swamp Thing


Dr. Fate


Red Tornado


Ikarus

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Back From the Dead: Mego

Yes, after five months of hibernation from the blog, I am back from the dead — and ironically enough, so is something else. Check this out...


Took this pic at TRU on Sunday. I had no idea Mego style figures from the 70's were being relaunched. Yeah. I pretty much shit my pants right there in aisle 4. Although a TRU exclusive at brick-n-mortar, the entire line of DC Retro-Action figures can be purchased online through Amazon.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Blog On Hold

Something I need to mention... in case you are wondering what is going on with the blog and the lack of posts in recent days, I have decided to put it in a holding pattern until I have resolved -- or at least made progress with -- some personal issues.

To my friends, I have always tried to be honest about personal issues, or at least honest in that I am having them because I don't like to keep people hanging, wondering what's up or why I might be acting differently. I need to sort priorities and F As In Fun is not one of them. Not at this point in time. But I wanted to let you know.

I will hopefully return and things will be back to normal but to be honest I just do not know when that will be. It may take six weeks or six months or even longer, I don't know. But I am hopeful. I ask for your support and good vibes because I am going to need it.

As always, thank you for being here and I hope to see you soon.

Mr. Fun

Friday, April 2, 2010

Hot Babe Of The Month: Brittany McGraw





More Brittany here.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

pCubee

Jesus, will you look at this. How cool/bizarre is this concept.

Happy April Fool's Day

Lots of April Fool's Day foolishness after the jump...

The Top 100 April Fool's Day Hoaxes of All Time can be found here.

An Epic April Fool's Day Office Prank can be found here.

Have fun and be careful out there!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

School Play: Scarface

Scarface, The School Play. File this one under WTF. The description:

Behold, Scarface School Play, quite possibly the most majestic piece of theater we have ever seen. Ever. Its basically the best thing in the world (which is yours!), and I refuse to say more on the subject. Just watch it. Like, seven times in a row.

I can barely process this as something real. Whatever you do, make sure you check out the action at 1:17 -- it will melt your brain.




Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Call My Parents

Heads up, this is not funny nor is it enjoyable. It is just plain unsettling. But you should still watch it if for no other reason than to come to terms with the fact our world is littered with crazy people.

The story goes that some chick wigged-out at an airport, climbing and jumping on top of a Starbucks counter:

Some girl totally geeked out past security check at gate C Jet Blue at Logan Airport March 12, 2010. Somebody either tackle this bitch or call her god dam parents!!! 



Monday, March 29, 2010

OMG I Hope You Are Sitting Down... The Shocker Of The Millennium! Ricky Martin Is GAY!!

I mean, can you believe this?

I swear to god I used to joke about this back in the day. Ricky Martin had the looks, the moves, he had it all. But one thing I kept saying to myself and anyone else who would care to listen is -- Ricky Martin just had to be gay.

But would anybody listen to me? Nope. They said, "No-ooo, he can't be gay -- look at all the women dancing with him in his music videos -- he looks like he's really enjoying himself!" Yeah. He was. Because he knew that after the video shoot he would be going back to his mansion to SMOKE A POLE!!! 

They laughed at me. But in the end look who is laughing last. OH yeah.

Ricky Martin (left) and his "buddy" getting some sun


I have pretty good "gaydar." But in this case, I felt as if I was living in a world gone mad -- because why was I the only one who could see something so obvious?! Just think to yourself the general vibe Ricky Martin had... very similar to George Michael, am I right?

Come on. Like we didn't know the deal here.

Yes, Ricky Martin was a beautiful man who garnered the adoration of millions of women around the world. He danced and touched and kissed the ladies and made them melt. But secretly inside he was someone else entirely. He was living a lie. Now it is out. Yes, in reality, Ricky Martin fancies the man meat. He smokes the baloney pony. He takes it in the balloon knot. A pillow biter. He is a poopie purveyor and a turd buglar. And I am laughing. Can you hear me laugh? Hohoho!

Today I will make another prediction: Ryan Seacrest is also gay and he will come out as well. It's only a matter of time. Yup. He has the same characteristics as George Michael and Ricky Martin and many other gay celebrities: So good looking you just know he stares at himself in the mirror doing Blue Steel at every opportunity. That's what I think. That is what I think you will read in the news some day in the future. Yes.

Thanks to my wife Pam for the tip

Hilarious Commentary Regarding That Super Wealthy Dude With The Lamborghini Elevator In His House

Okay I have to post this. I have a huge appreciation for clever commentary and sharp wit... especially when it comes to Internet message boards.

I posted this just a short time ago and I noticed -- over at Gizmodo where I originally found the piece -- several awesome comments made by various and sundry individuals*. I just had to post some of them. Read these golden nuggets, would you?

Ah, perfect for those Sunday morning drives through the kitchen.

Clearly a very expensive rig, yet look at those uncomfortable dining chairs.

Wouldn't you think that he would buy a nicer house? that place looks so small and extremely bad taste

Step 1: Place car into room.
Step 2: Completely empty room and paint everything white, making for maximum attention on said car.
Step 3: Sit in Chair for hours upon hours staring at said car. Invite people over to stare. In progress.


Knowing how I tend to show off when drunk, I would either:
a) Park on the lift wrong and damage the car while lifting
b) Park another car underneath it, and damage it while lowering
c) Both a and b
d) Drive around the living room, "just a little bit"
e) leave door open and fall into garage

I think it needs to be hooked up to a jukebox or something that way I can choose which car comes up. Or just hit shuffle and see what random car I will be driving that day. you know what screw it! just have a button that a random car pops up and if you don't like it it falls into a hole and gets incinerated. Kind of like mr. burns bed dispenser.

If I had as much money as him though, I would have a large glass (fake, or made of sugar) window in my living room that I would crash my car through every morning. A perfect way to start each day: action-packed theatrics. (Optional: have some workers act like they're shooting at me by firing blanks from machine guns, and a flame thrower set-up to simulate a fiery explosion just as I reach the outside.)

What about a smaller version for scooters?


* I know that didn't really make sense but I like how it sounds

Super Wealthy Dude Has Lamborghini Elevator In His Living Room, Basically Telling Everyone "I Am So Filthy Rich I Can Wipe My Ass With $100 Bills"

Yes that is pretty much what he is saying now, isn't it? Look!

Reportedly, the owner of this amazing house told his architect:
“I want a 9 car garage and be able to enjoy viewing one of them in the living room.” 

Oh, is that all?

Son of a bitch....................................................  Doesn't he know that some people appreciate the simple things in life! Take me for instance. I just want a PlayStation 3 and a copy of that new Yakuza game. And after that I'd like an $8,000 Pioneer digital turntable setup and a $20,000 P.A. system with lasers! And then two, maybe three full-time strippers who do nothing but strip for me and tell me I am good looking and really smart... Freaking Lamborghinis in a house............................ Some people are so god damn greedy!!

Check out more pics over at Gizmodo.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Comic Book Legend Dick Giordano Is Gone (1932-2010)

Some sad news here... one of my favorite comic book artists passed away on Saturday. Dick Giordano is dead at the age of 77.

Giordano completely and utterly helped shape my taste in comics back in the day -- and as a result, he also shaped my style as an artist. In fact I will swear to you right now there were dozens and dozens of times when I would buy a comic book based solely on Dick Giordano cover art. For me, the best was when Giordano's inks were over top of Ross Andru's pencils. I almost always preferred Marvel over DC but like I said, whenever I would see that signature Andru/Giordano combination on the cover, I would be sold. I remember buying an issue of Wonder Woman, literally for this reason. Then I would be sad to see that on the inside, there would be an entirely different artist doing the issue. 

In tribute to this amazing artist, I have posted examples of some of my absolute all-time favorite DC comic covers, works of the legendary Dick Giordano. Enjoy.





Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P., Mr. Giordano.

Spring Is In The Air


And that means the start of my busy season! Parties will be ramping up once again and I am very much looking forward to spinning!

If you're thinking about having a get together, let me know. I'm affordable and I guarantee you'll have a freaking fantastic time!

Head over to my DJ blog for updates and more info...

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Cave Story is Out

One of the most anticipated WiiWare games was released a couple of days ago... Cave Story! And guess what? One of my friends -- Tyrone Rodriquez -- is the publisher! His company is called Nicalis. I am extremely proud of him... this is a huge deal! Cave Story is absolutely awesome and it has been getting rave reviews. If you have a Wii and you want an old school style game with killer gameplay, you owe it to yourself to play this game.

Don't believe me? Here's a quote from NintendoLife:

"Cave Story is one of the most playable and addictive titles to hit WiiWare to date."

God damn I am so proud of Tyrone.

Click here to check out reviews of the game!

Visit the Nicalis blog page here for more info!

If you're reading this, CONGRATULATIONS ON CAVE STORY, TYRONE!


Bizarre Parody of Shenmue

One part funny, two parts kinda sad. Although I think the kid makes more money than I do with his online video game parodies.

Keep in mind that unless you have seen or played Shenmue for the Sega Dreamcast, you will only stare at this clip in dumbfoundedness.


Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Night Freaking Lololo Guy Bonanza!!


The Short and Sweet Version is
the Best Way to Introduce
Your Friends to the Magic of Trololo Guy




Tololo Cat




Live and In Concert — in a Freaking Church!




Live in Glorious Black and White




Some Other Weird Song by Trololo Guy
(Except it is Not Very Good)


Superhero Battle Bracket

Heh. This kills me. So many errors you just don't know where to begin. It's obvious that the people who made this superhero/supervillian battle bracket don't fully understand the rationality behind epic superhero battles. Fortunately, you and I do.




Hey if you're like me and would rather debate these battles than some stupid who-gives-a-f#*k NCAA crap, you can check the superhero battle bracket out here.

Leave comments! I must hear what you have to say on this!