Phoenix Comicon 2017 Wrap-Up

Bitch Pudding

First off, we want to say Thank You to all the people that came by our booth to talk about MST3K and Linda’s Amigurumi. This year was our best con ever and we look forward to seeing and meeting even more people next year! OK, now on to the photos and memories: Linda debuted her MST3K Mad’s from the new Netflix season, as well as Ninja Turtles, Rick and Morty, and my favorite, Bitch Pudding! I also introduced some MST3K inspired t-shirts And of course, a big shout out to the MST3K fans that came by:

Hacking It 90’s Style

It’s time once again for all Millenials to gather around the campfire and I, an Intenet tribal elder, will once again mesmerize you with tales passed down from Sysadmin to Sysadmin. For these are the continuing tales of the life force we call Internet spoken by those who were there to experience it many moons ago… (cue howling wolf). This hack had a good run in the early to mid 90’s and is seen occasionally in this day and age in the dial up world. It had to do with luring someone to a page that interested them and getting them to … Continue reading

Battleground World War II By Easy Eight

Battleground WWII Game by Easy Eight

We started playing this game in 2012 after one of us (me ) finally forked over the money so we could try something new. I went ahead and bought the rules set and miniatures direct from Easy Eight. Of course, before you can play any tabletop game you have to have the figures and the terrain ready to go. This was the only disappointing thing about the process. The figures were very cartoony and not detailed at all. On the bright side, I tend to not spend a lot of time painting figures that aren’t going to turn out well … Continue reading

What is the real definition of a Grognard?

Well, here it is, Saturday morning. I got Mystery Science Theater playing (Episode 509 “The Girl In Lover’s Lane”), which features one of my favorite character names, Big Stupid (aka Bix Dugan). Anyway, I use that time to also catch up on my favorite blogs while sipping the overpriced hot brown water they label as ‘coffee’ at QuickTrip. It was during my routine blog perusal that I caught someone describing a fellow gamer as a ‘Grognard’. Their reasoning for doing so was simply based on the fact that the person was over 40 and grumpy. I couldn’t believe this gross … Continue reading

Best and Worst Computer Hacking Films

War Games movie

I was watching a movie the other night that had such bad hacking ‘skills’ displayed that it was laughable. I thought that it would be a great idea for a post on my now defunct movie site but then I remembered that I could just post it here! So with that said I present to you my list of the best and worst hacking films of all time! Best Wargames (1983): The top of the list! What can you say about this movie other than marvel at it’s greatness. What’s that you say? You’re not convinced it’s the best… well … Continue reading

PC Gamer’s List Of Top 100 Games Leaves Off The Classics

The kids at PC Gamer posted a list of what they consider the top 100 games, then throw in the disclaimer that these are the best games today. They have some from the mid 90’s but most everything else is recent visual masturbation. They completely ignored the ground breakers, the innovators, and the pioneers. So, being a gamer that has seen them all since 1982, I’ve decided to add just a few of my favorites from the dawn of computer gaming. These would be on a TRUE list of the top 100 PC Games EVER. Kings Quest (1985) and King’s … Continue reading

Phoenix Comicon 2016 Memories

What a great time! You look forward to it all year long and then when it gets here, it’s over so quickly! Thanks to everyone who stopped by and chatted, and especially those that bought Linda’s beautiful Amigurumi dolls. She sold out of several designs so if you place an order on her website or on etsy, please allow a couple extra days to catch up. I want to thank Joel and his wife for stopping by with his Tom Servo, and a special thanks to someone I’ve known online for a couple of years and ran into accidentally at … Continue reading

Amazing Arizona Comic Con

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Dolls - Mike, Tom Servo, Crow T Robot

If you are in the Phoenix area next weekend (Feb. 12th through the 14th), come by and visit us at the 2016 Amazing Arizona Comic Con. Tweeters Amigurumi and some choice selections from Railing Kill will be there, including Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot! Come by and get your pics with the ‘bots and check out Linda’s latest creations. She will have BB-8, Ren, and other Star Wars characters as well as the complete Mystery Science Theater 3000 collection.

Things Computers Can Do In Movies and TV Shows

bat computer

I found this a while back and saved it to an old hard drive. I was recently cleaning house and came across this list which surprisingly still holds up for today’s TV shows. I don’t know who to credit but would love to know! If you watch just about any show that writes itself into a corner, or just has lazy writing, you always see a computer that is magically able to point them in the right direction within seconds. They are able to hack numerous ‘mainframes’, get addresses and personal information on anyone, and even access the most obscure data (“What … Continue reading