Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room

The Iron Giant (aka The Iron Man): From the 1999 film called... well, The Iron Giant which was based on the 1968 book called The Iron Man. The film takes place in 1957 when a giant robot crash lands in Maine. Things he likes: the little boy Horgath Hughes and anything metal he can ingest. Things he doesn't like: weapons especially if they are pointed at him.

Daily Rock Band Name

Give it up for the Magnetic Cows!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Daily Rock Band Name

For some reason, the band name Tiny Elephant sounds familiar. It would be a good one nonetheless.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

What would it sound like if Simon & Garfunkle were rabid Star Wars fans?  I don't know, but here is Paul and Storm's Happy Thanksgiving song! (NSFW -- It's not my fault!)

Daily Rock Band Name

Give a warm welcome to the progressive rock band the Vacuum Tube Orchestra!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room

Eve (aka Eve VIII): The emotionally unstable android from the 1991 film Eve of Destruction. Gregory Hines must stop this walking and ticking atomic bomb/homicidal robot created by Dr. Eve Simmons. If you ever run into a robot that says, "I'm very sensitive" you may want to run.

(Image courtesy of TV Guide)

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I think I saw Mozart and Machine Guns open for Falco back in the day.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Audio Version of The New Computer

As you may know, Dwayne MacInnes and I have an e-book out. It is an anthology of horror stories, and it is entitled Terra Mortis and is available at Amazon. To give people a taste of the type of things one might find in this collection, I have recorded myself reading The New Computer. Give it a listen, and if you like what you hear, think about purchasing our e-book. Thanks!

<Download the story here>.

Here is a question for you.

I am way behind on my RSS feeds, so this was posted a few weeks ago. However, it is a question I can get behind.

Could the Enterprise beam a vampire into a house she didn’t have permission to enter?

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Welcome to the stage Competitive Sobriety Test!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

No description...

There is no way to fully describe this clip. Darth Vader and the robot he built C3PO dancing to Meco's Star Wars theme. Let's see George improve on this!

(Hat tip to Gizmodo)

Daily Rock Band Name

I think I remember my dad talking about when The Candy Hierarchy opened for The Lovin' Spoonful.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Speaking of band names

Apparently it is all about band name goodness today.  In that spirit, here is one that I might have passed over.

(From Dave Barry (of course))

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room

Peace (aka Necron 99): A reprogrammed assassin robot sent by the evil Blackwolf to kill Montagar's president in Ralph Bakshi's 1977 film Wizards. Most people remember Bakshi's lackluster adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, and have forgotten about this little gem.

(Image courtesy of Wikipedia)

Band Names

We -- here at AOENC central -- are not the only ones that develop names for bands.  Naturally, there is the inspiration for this feature here -- Dave Barry.  However, John Scalzi also tweets band names on occasion (@scalzi).  Apparently, John Hornor Jacobs has collected these tweets in a Google Doc.  Check them out.

Daily Rock Band Name

Put your hands together for Mummies and Monkey Skulls!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Audience members are now obsolete!

Slowly, the robots are taking over every aspect of life. Kids are no longer needed to participate in the song, "If You're Happy and You Know It". What's next for the robot takeover?

Daily Rock Band Name

They're ready to knock your socks off, it is Vibrating Nails!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room

EATR (aka Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot): This is actually a real robot being developed for the US military. EATR can forage for plant biomass to fuel itself. However, there have been rumors that it could even use animals for fuel, and therefore, humans. Maybe we have developed our own Terminators.

(Image courtesy of the Robot Shop Blog)

Daily Rock Band Name

I think I saw Bone of the Victim Mastodon open for Toad the Wet Sprocket back in the day.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Destroy All Monsters!

If you're like me (and you might want to see a specialist if you are), you know that Destroy All Monsters comes out on DVD today! We have talked about this DVD and Godzilla vs Megalon coming out on DVD before. We hope this release lives up to the promises. I'll probably wait until Godzilla vs Megalon is released on November 22nd, and get them both together. If you have the set, let me know what you think. Thanks!

Holy Shat!

All I can say is William Shatner has done it again!

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Put your hands together for Zombie Orbital Array!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday Iguana

You'd be cranky too if someone woke you up from a nice beach nap.  This guy was spotted in Dade County Florida.

(Image courtesy of Wild Herps)

Daily Rock Band Name

Cyclops Shark Fetus usually has quite the mosh pit.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Do you have a pest problem?

Do you live in Japan?  Do you have a problem with large atomic monsters wrecking the place?  Well, have we got a product for you!  It is a great deal more humane than an oxygen destroyer.  Of course, what you do with a live angry radioactive monster, is none of their business.  Order today!

(Hat tip to Greg Laden)

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room

Marvin (Marvin, The Paranoid Android): is the ship's robot aboard the Heart of Gold in the science-fiction classic(s) Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Marvin was constructed (according to him it was against his wishes) by the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation.  He was an experimental model to robotically mimic human personality through artificial intelligence.  Thus, he was always unhappy with his miniscule duties on board Zaphod's ship.

(Image courtesy of Wikipedia)

Daily Rock Band Name

Brace yourself for our next band -- Live-Bearing Lizards!