Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Life in I.T.


Curses!  Those ninjas have released a photo of me back when computers were beige.  Well, turning it off and back on again will fix 75% of all problems...

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room


Conky 2000: This was the robot that doled out the "secret word" on Pee-Wee's Playhouse.  No word on its attempts at world domination or military functions.  Perhaps it was its stutter or its common breakdowns that prevented us from having to kneel before Conky.

(Image courtesy of Pee-Wee's Playhouse Wiki)

Daily Rock Band Name: Pope Tweets

For that righteous sound, you cannot beat the band Pope Tweets!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Prometheus - a review

With some friends, I watched the prequel to the Alien stories on Christmas eve. There is a Christmas Tree in it, so it must be a Christmas movie. Ooops! Spoiler Alert! Without further ado, here is my mildly spoilered review of Prometheus.

Filmmakers make prequels generally to answer questions raised in their previous movies. For instance, the Star Wars prequels answer the question as to where Darth Vader comes from, how the Empire got started, and all of this Clone War business.

So, Prometheus attempts to answer the big question that many people complained about the monsters in the Alien movies. The aliens from these movie spent all that time in space waiting for humans to come and discover them. Now that they are discovered, these aliens could now reproduce by implanting themselves inside a human. It seems like a very inefficient reproductive strategy. So, what is the deal

The one problem with prequels is that you have to end the movie at such a place to be consistent with the originals. So, this is one of the ways the Star Wars prequels go astray. They simply do not line up seamlessly with the original trilogy.

How did Prometheus fair? Well, the movie makers do quick work of that alien reproduction question. Namely, there is human DNA all over the place. You see, we were planted on Earth by an unknown and unnamed alien race. Presumably, these aliens also did this to other planets. Thus, human and human-like DNA is all over the place. There you go, end of story. Of course, that raises another question. What was the intent of these aliens? What is the deal with these uber-monster aliens? Where did they come from?

Okay fine, it is fiction, and humans were planted on Earth. I can live with that. However, the rest of the movie just goes right off the rails. It doesn't make any sense. I can think of dozens of ways to make a plot with these later questions and still have it make sense. I wish the makers of this movie used one of them.

I won't go into specifics, but at the end, we have as many questions as we have answers. For instance, why would you ever take your helmet off on another planet. I do not care if the air is exactly like Earth's, you would never ever catch me taking off my helmet. There is all kinds of microbial life in our air. What kind of microbes would you find on another world? Let's find out by taking our helmets off.

If I were the captain of the ship, as soon as they took their helmets off, they are living on that planet for the rest of their lives. I would not take them back to Earth. I would not even let them back into the ship. However, all of this human interacting directly with the environment is a plot point. They should have worked harder at this one. Leaky suit? Non-away crew member sneezed one of the suits? Be creative, don't be stupid!

Speaking of dumb plot points. Why did the guy who made the map of the structure get lost? Ummm... There were lots of crewmembers who could get lost, why the geologist guy? Why the guy who mapped the thing? I realize he was supposed to be hated, and you were supposed to cheer when he got his comeuppance, and all. You couldn't have another character map the structure? You couldn't think of another reason to leave them behind? Again, be creative, don't be stupid.

There were some good points about the movie. It very much had a similar look and feel to the original Alien movie. You could tell it was in the same universe. For the most part, it was well acted. (The unlikable geologist was a bit over the top.) The cinematography was also excellent. Many of the tropes from the Alien universe were there. It is just that all of this was for nothing in this train wreck of a screenplay.

If you turn off your brain, you might be able to enjoy it. But for me, the stupid burns too greatly. There is some tension, but I was constantly taken out of it by stupid plot points that screamed "Hey! I am an obvious plot point! Look at me!" So, if you like your scifi to be smart, you will avoid this one. It is too dumb.

Daily Rock Band Name: Mechanized St. Bernard

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Mechanized St. Bernard!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Friday Iguana

Do you suppose this Marine Iguana knows it's Christmas? Definitely a festive looking guy! Happy Holidays and Happy Friday everyone!

(Image courtesy of the World Wildlife Fund)

Daily Rock Band Name: The Chameleon of Quantum Culture

I think I saw The Chameleon of Quantum Culture open for Boy George back in the day.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room


Chip (aka Chip Carson).  A scientist creates an android that looks like a human.  This robot is in the most horrifying image imaginable -- a teenager.  Instead of giving this invention to the evil military complex, Dr. Carson takes the robot and enrolls it in high school (as you do.)  Dr. Carson's former boss comes looking for Chip, and so on.

(Image courtesy of Ugo)

Daily Rock Band Name: Foggy Foot Bridge

They play both kinds of music -- Country and Western! Let's hear it for Foggy Foot Bridge!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room

D.A.R.Y.L. (aka Data-Analysing Robot Youth Lifeform): As the acronym might suggest, Daryl is a robot in the form of a kid.  Of course, it is the government's idea of a super soldier. His creator has a change of heart, and releases Daryl from his military service. Naturally, this researcher dies in this process. Daryl ends up with a foster family, but the government has ways of finding their errant equipment. They bring Daryl in and then mark him as a failed experiment. He escapes termination, although another on the research team is not so lucky. Eventually, Daryl makes it back to his family and does not destroy the earth.

(Image courtesy of IMDB)

Daily Rock Band Name: Mechanical Mother

I remember when my dad told me about the time that Mechanical Mother opened for Big Brother and the Holding Company.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room

David Swinton (aka Mecha David).  In the movie A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, the Swinton's son is diagnosed with a rare disease.  The family did what we all would do.  They put their son in suspended animation until a cure is found and purchased a mechanical replacement named David.  Once everything gets settled, the cure for the disease is found.  Hence, the family is forced to choose between their living son and a robot.  In other words, David is abandoned and must fend for himself with a friendly gigolo mecha.  Surprisingly, the world is not destroyed by a child robot who must forget about love.

(Image courtesy of IMDB)

Daily Rock Band Name: Whispering Magic

I think I saw Whispering Magic open for ELO.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Dwayne's Computers That Byte

Agnes: From the 1964 episode of the Twilight Zone: "From Agnes--With Love" a computer programmer asks for love advice from a supercomputer that he is working on. Unfortunately the supercomputer, Agnes, is in love with the programmer and therefore gives him bad advice. It does not end well for the programmer or Agnes.

(Image courtesy of Vanity Fair

Daily Rock Band Name: Scarecrow Laser Tanks

Scarecrow Laser Tanks' debut album called As Awesome As They Are Overkill hits stores soon.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room


Metal-Munching Mice (aka Metal Munching Moon Mice): Boris and Natasha's boss Mr. Big from the TV show Rocky & his Friends has hatched a scheme. He will import giant robot mice from the moon and have them eat the television antennas. With no TV, the evil villains will take over when all of the residents of the US go to where there is television. However, their plot is foiled by a ukulele playing Bullwinkle who attracts the mice pied-piper style.

(Image courtesy of Hulu)

Daily Rock Band Name: Rubber Lungs for Iron

It is a totally groovy group man! They're Rubber Lungs for Iron!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room

Flying Robot (aka Giant Robot, Giant Robo, Jaianto Robo) is the titular character in the show Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot, or Giant Robot in the Japanese original.  In this show a gigantic robot is built by a captured Dr. Guardian.  This robot will obey whoever speaks to it after it is activated.  Fortunately, it is a kid on the side of truth and justice -- Johnny Sokko -- who controls this giant pharaoh looking robot.  Thus, the plans of Guillotine the Emperor and the Gargoyle gang are constantly thwarted.

(Image courtesy of Hulu)

Daily Rock Band Name: Bantha Pug

Ladies and gentlemen are you ready to rock the house? Then put your hands together for Bantha Pug!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room

Ralph-O-Cop: In the episode of The Simpsons called I D'Oh-bot, this robot was built by Chief Wiggum and his son Ralph.  This robot's weapon was a gun, but it was turned on him by Chief-Knock-A-Homer.  Thus, certainly preventing it from destroying us all!


(Image Courtesy of Wiki Simpsons)

Daily Rock Band Name: Hergnrother

I think I saw Hergenrother open for Sigue Sigue Sputnik back in the day.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room


Killhammad Aieee: In the episode of The Simpsons called I D'Oh-bot, this robot was built by Professor Frink and his son to fight other robots built by father and son teams.  Homer and Bart were not very successful in building their robot, so Homer pretends to be a fighting robot.  Fortunately for them, Killhammad Aieee follows Isaac Asimov's rules of robotics, so Homer was not pummeled to death.  Thus, Chief-Knock-A-Homer is declared the victor!  No lessons were learned from this episode.

(Image Courtesy of Wiki Simpsons)

Daily Rock Band Name: Seasick Sheep

If you rock -n- roll too much, you might wind up with Seasick Sheep!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

Friday Iguana

Today's iguana is fronting a very autumnal backdrop. I hope your Halloween was festive! Happy Friday everyone! (Image courtesy of the Canadian Green Iguana Society)

Daily Rock Band Name: Navies of the Stratosphere

For your love of progressive rock, you cannot do much better than Navies of the Stratosphere!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room

Arty-Deco: Another submission from Hardware Wars. Arty-Deco who is obviously R2D2's alter-ego is a canister vacuum cleaner with lots of goofy sound effects and a cheesy "holographic projector".

Halloween Story.

If you know me and/or Dwayne, you know that we really like Halloween. (What is not to like?) In fact, last year for Halloween we put together a book of horror stories called Terra Mortis which is still available for download at Amazon.com.

Anyway, each year, Dwayne writes a story suitable for the season. This year the story is titled Around the Campfire.  It is a good one! There are a few familiar names in it!  You can read it here.

Daily Rock Band Name: Kung Fu Steampunk

Give it up for Kung Fu Steampunk!

Halloween (From Dwayne)

For your viewing and listening pleasure:


Monday, October 29, 2012

Dwayne's Computers That Byte


Bomb #20: In the 1974 film Dark Star the crew of a planet destroying starship has to deal with a belligerent computer on Thermostellar Bomb #20 that refuses to launch or stop the countdown. Just a bit of advice, if a bomb's computer thinks it is God do not have it recite the Bible. "Let there be light" will be the first and last thing this "God" will create.

(Image courtesy of Jeffbots.com

Daily Rock Band Name: The Uprising of the Cows

If you are ready to rock, then you are ready for The Uprising of the Cows!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday Iguana

This stunning iguana is from St. John in the Caribbean, which I am sure it is a lot nicer there than it is here today. Have a happy Friday!

(Image courtesy of St. John Tours)

Daily Rock Band Name: Radio Sunglasses

I think I remember seeing Radio Sunglasses open for Wilco a few years back.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room

4-Q-2: In 1977's Star Wars farce Hardware Wars 4-Q-2 resembles the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz. He moves about and does talks a lot like his alter-ego C3PO.

Daily Rock Band Name: Blue Honey

As a kid, I think I saw the cartoon where Blue Honey open for The Archies.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Friday Iguana

Funny indeed! There are lots of iguana movies at JungleWalk.com, perhaps you should check them out. Happy Friday!

(Image courtesy of JungleWalk.com)

Daily Rock Band Name: Luminous Skeleton

Are you ready for a Grateful Dead tribute band called Luminous Skeleton?

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room


Robert Golem (aka Rob, Bob): Richard Young plays the robot in the 1986 made for TV movie Assassin.   In the movie, Robert Conrad has to track down an assassin who is a robot created by the "agency". The robot's creator made a list of those he felt were not conservative enough that the robot must kill.  Who knew that Sarah Palin could make robots?

Daily Rock Band Name: Geometric Terrariums

The debut album of the Geometric Terrariums called Excuse to Buy a Cactus should be available soon.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room


M-4: M-4 was another robot found in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "Requiem for Methuselah". M-4 was Flint's guard-bot and gofer (and looked a bit like the psychotic satellite Nomad). M-4 witnesses Kirk kissing Rayna and as it is about to attack the captain when Spock destroys it with a well place phaser blast. Isn't that the way of life -- you are about to make out with a sexy android and a killer robot comes along and ruins everything.

(Image courtesy of Memory Alpha

Daily Rock Band Name: Space Plague Outbreak

For your punk pleasure, we give you Space Plague Outbreak!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Friday Iguana

Today's iguana is the Grand Cayman Blue Iguana. Their population may have been as low as 5 individuals, but due to a breeding program they have rebounded.  Keep it up and happy Friday!

(Image courtesy of Scientific American)

Daily Rock Band Name: Endangered Armadillo

Ladies and gentlemen, get on your feet for Endangered Armadillo!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room


Rayna (aka Rayna Kapec, Reena, Rayna 18?): Rayna was the android from Star Trek: The Original Series episode "Requiem for Methuselah". She was created by a man named Flint who is about 6000 years old and had many identities through the ages such as: Leonardo da Vinci, Johannes Brahms, Solomon, Alexander the Great, Lazarus, Methuselah, Merlin, Reginald Pollack to name a few. Unfortunately, Rayna gets involved in a love triangle between Flint and Kirk. Her new found emotions are too much for her and seeing the two men she loves fighting causes her to "die". I guess Flint was never able to repair and reboot her and Spock had to use the Vulcan mind-meld to help Kirk get over the loss of the woman/robot he loved so much.

(Image courtesy of Memory Alpha)

Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla the game

Here is table top game where mechs fight kaijus. (How could it be bad?) We should try it sometime! (via Super Punch)

Daily Rock Band Name: Fire Tornado

Are you ready to rock?  Then give it up for Fire Tornado!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room


Byron (aka Byro): In the 1989 sci-fi movie Slipstream, the world has totally gone a type of Doomsday one would find reading an Incan prophecy. Two cops (one played by Mark Hamill) are on the trail of a robot that is wanted for murder. An independent bounty hunter played by Bill Paxton sees an opportunity for some quick cash by turning in said robot whom he mistakenly names Byron. Over the course of their adventure -- of running from the cops -- the bounty hunter and his robot companion  become close friends. Byron learns such human emotions as friendship and love as well as hatred and revenge.

Daily Rock Band Name: Marble Chessmen

Introducing this retro-do-wop group the Marble Chessmen!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Post 1000!

Hey! This is post 1000. What a strange trip it has been. Who would have thought that posting rock band names could add up so quickly.

In this time we have had nearly 10,000 page views. The three people who regularly visit, sure rack up the page views. Thanks people!

The two most viewed posts were both "Friday Iguana" posts. Sadly, neither of them were Hank. One has had 111 page views and the other has 100. These are by far the most popular. Images bring in the views!

Coming in a distant 3rd (55 views) was a post from Dwayne's Robot Romper Room. It was Mr. R.I.N.G from Kolchak the night stalker.

Only 575 of the total posts have been Rock Band names, so I have done other stuff. 76 were Robot Romper Rooms. (Thanks Dwayne!) Lots of miscellany.

I guess that is all of the nerdisity that I will get into. Thanks for visiting. Thanks for everything! Would it hurt you to comment now and then? Later!

Daily Rock Band Name: Consenting Ferret

From Dave Barry, the progenitor of WMAGNFARB, he brings you Consenting Ferret!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room


Galaxina: Galaxina was the robot in 1980's space adventure/comedy called Galaxina. The robot was played by 1980's Playmate of the Year Dororthy Stratten who was sadly murdered shortly after making this film. However, the cast also includes Avery Schreiber the bushy haired protagonist in those 70's Doritos ads. Galaxina is one of the crew members aboard a police starship and slowly programs herself to be more human so she can return the love she is given by Sgt. Thor (you know, as you do).

(Image courtesy of IFC)

Daily Rock Band Name: Technicolor Squid

I think I remember hearing about the time the Technicolor Squid open for The Strawberry Alarm Clock.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Friday Iguana

Today's iguana is a Lesser Antillean Iguana. Lesser? Don't let them put you down like that! Have an excellent Friday!

(Image courtesy of Wikipedia)

Daily Rock Band Name: Mass Musical Hysteria

Get to the dance floor for Mass Musical Hysteria!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Vote Today


With all of the politics going around, we should -- at the very least -- vote who our robot overlords should be.  So, go vote for your favorites in the Robot Hall of Fame.  The robocalypse is bound to begin at one of their induction ceremonies.

(Via BoingBoing)

Friday Iguana

A veritable rainbow of iguanas for your Labor Day weekend.  Happy Friday everyone!

(Image courtesy of ARE.IN.BEE)

Daily Rock Band Name: Extreme Space Age Hairdos of Yesteryear

Extreme Space Age Hairdos of Yesteryear is the name of my B-52s cover band.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room


"The Cooker" (aka the robot cooker character):  The Cooker is the robot found on the moon in the 1989 Wallace and Gromit adventure A Grand Day Out. It is not bad enough to look like an oven but to have two trespassers come along and start vandalizing and littering up his home -- the moon -- is too much. Finally, the poor robot comes to realize that he could live out his dream of skiing if only he can hitch a ride back to Earth with the interlopers. Unfortunately, Wallace and Gromit escape from the moon with a rocket full of moon-cheese and leaving behind the Cooker and some scrap metal. Making lemonade out life's lemons the robot fashions his skis out from the debris left behind from the rocket.

(Image courtesy of the Wallace and Gromit Wiki)

Daily Rock Band Name: Liquefying Beetroots

Liquefying Beetroots has a debut album called Physical Performance is Unknown. You should check it out.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday Iguana

Today's Iguana is a sunning on a rock in the Botanical Garden at Portoviejo, Ecuador. Lucky guy! Happy Friday everyone.

(Image courtesy of Wikipedia)

Daily Rock Band Name: Scratched Metal Murals

Introducing our Iron Maiden tribute band Scratched Metal Murals!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room


Eastern Bloc Robot Cowboy: Eastern Bloc Robot Cowboy appeared in season three of the cartoon The Tick in 1996. Probably one of the more unusual robots being that this Soviet machination is part vending machine and part cowboy. He speaks with a western drawl and has some Cyrillic-esque writing on him. The Tick is able to defeat Eastern Bloc Robot Cowboy by inserting a quarter into him and buying his brain.

(Image courtesy of The Atomic Think Tank)

Daily Rock Band Name: Ugly Nordhoff

I think my dad told me about the time Ugly Nordhoff opened for The Troggs.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room

The Electric Grandmother: In 1982 movie of the same name (written by Ray Bradbury), some kids lose their mother.  So, what does a good father do?  He goes and buys them a robot grandmother.  What choice did he have? Two of the kids are easily won over, but the third it takes some doing.  When grandma is hit by a truck and no damage is done to her, the friendship is sealed.  Another story free of killer robots.

(Image courtesy of The Pink Smoke)

Daily Rock Band Name: Futuramic Two Wheeler

Get ready to rock with Futuramic Two Wheeler!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room

Huey, Dewey, and Louie (AKA Drone 2, Drone 1, and Drone 3 respectively): In the movie Silent Runnings, all the plant life on earth has been destroyed.  The plants only exist on these domed spaceships which circle the sun just outside of Saturn's orbit.  The goal is to replant the Earth when it is viable. These three robots aid in the maintenance of these domes.  A single robot (Dewey) survives to the end of the movie, but the crew members and the other two robots are not destroyed by a robot rampage for a change.

Daily Rock Band Name: The Graffiti of Pompeii

I think I saw The Graffiti of Pompeii open for Scritti Politti back in the day.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Robocalype Mars

The life on Mars is doomed! The robot take-over of Mars took a big step forward early Monday morning (CDT). Could the Earth be next? Stay tuned!

Daily Rock Band Name: Cows Eat Sawdust

The debut album Thrive on Strange Diet by Cows Eat Sawdust is worth a listen!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room

Willard: In 1989 movie R.O.T.O.R., Willard was a robotic lab assistant. Make a goofy looking robot and put a police officer's hat on his head and voila! Instant comic relief. I have to say the best actor in the entire movie.


(Image courtesy of Jabootu's Bad Movie Dimension)

Daily Rock Band Name: Fuel Tank Labyrinth

I think I saw Fuel Tank Labyrinth open for David Bowie.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday Iguana

Today we are going to class up the joint with this Farting Iguana (who I believe opened for The Clash in 1980). Happy Friday!

(Image courtesy of ICanHasCheezburger)


Daily Rock Band Name: Curious Collectioneers

Ladies and gentlemen, give a warm welcome to the Curious Collectioneers!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room



R.O.T.O.R. (aka Robotic Officer of the Tactical Operations Research): It’s a robot! It's a cop! No it's not RoboCop, it's just R.O.T.O.R. who can be found in the 1989 film of the same name.  In the movie, R.O.T.O.R. was created by Police Captain J.B. Coldyron who is part cop, part research scientist, and part cowboy/rancher because having one job is too boring. In his robotic project, Captain Coldyron was inspired by the work done by Dr. Steele (gotta love those names) who is part scientist and probably part skunk and all muscle. (She has a mullet with a white stripe down the middle.)  Unfortunately, the creators' vision of the future was largely inspired by Judge Dredd; therefore, R.O.T.O.R. has been programmed to act as judge, jury, and executioner. This was not smart seeing as how he is activated 25 years before completion and even a minor traffic incident will get you a death sentence. I also think that Coldyron needs to program the finer parts of the law into R.O.T.O.R. because the good captain states that his robotic peace officer will execute anyone committing a felony. If memory serves me right -- speeding is a misdemeanor in Texas where this movie takes place.


(Image courtesy of Closet Monsters

Daily Rock Band Name: Sushi Bazooka!

If you like your J-Pop, you will really go for Sushi Bazooka!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Dwayne's Computers That Byte

Vaal: In the 1968 Star Trek: the Original Series episode called "The Apple" Kirk and party land on Gamma Trianguli VI a planet with exploding rocks, dart shooting plants and killer lightning. I believe this episode holds the record for the number of on screen 'red shirt' deaths. The planet's population worships a god called Vaal, which is actually a computer fueled by biomass and that can control the planet's weather and shield itself. Kirk fortunately decides to change computer tactics and destroys it with the Enterprise's phasers after he starves it.


(Image courtesy of Memory Alpha)

Daily Rock Band Name: Roswell Alien Waitress

I remember the time that Roswell Alien Waitress opened for the B-52s.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room

Mechani-Kong: Mechani-Kong appears in Toho's 1967 film King Kong Escapes. An evil scientist named Dr. Who (not related to the Time Lord) created a robot version of King Kong to dig for Element X (not to be confused with Chemical X which is used to make Powerpuff Girls). Anyway, Mechani-Kong breaks down and Dr. Who has to hypnotize the real Kong to dig for Element X. Eventually, King Kong breaks out of the trance and meets up with Mechani-Kong in Tokyo for a showdown.


(Image courtesy of the Godzilla Wiki)

Daily Rock Band Name: Earthlapse

I remember the time my dad told me that Earthlapse opened for the Ohio Players.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday Iguana

Today's iguana is another endangered species. It is the Andros Iguana.  These rock iguanas live (oddly enough) on the Andros Islands of the Bahamas.  They are quite stunning!  Happy Friday to you and yours!

(Image courtesy of Exo Terra)

Daily Rock Band Name: Music-Loving Peacocks of Budapest

Ladies and gentlemen are you ready for Music-Loving Peacocks of Budapest?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room

Dynomutt (aka The Dog Wonder): In 1976 Hanna-Barbera was scratching their heads for yet another Scooby-Doo clone. After all what was left? They had a shark with crime solving teens, a talking dune buggy with crime solving teens, a band of crime solving teens that dressed up like cats, a ghost-dog and some crime solving teens, and a Revolutionary War phantom with some crime solving teens. Then inspiration hit, why not a Batman parody starring Gary Owens with a stupid sidekick robot dog and no crime solving teens. Genius! Thus Dynomutt, Dog Wonder was born.


(Image courtesy of Wikipedia)

Daily Rock Band Name: Technicolor Ferrofluids

I think I remember my dad telling me about the time the Technicolor Ferrofluids opened for Rare Earth.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Dwayne's Computers That Byte

Nomad: In the 1968 Star Trek: the Original Series episode called "The Changeling" a mysterious space probe is beamed aboard the Enterprise after it has wiped out all life on a planet in the Malurian star system. The probe, Nomad can fire incredibly powerful energy bolts and can absorb anything the Enterprise can throw at it. Fortunately, Nomad thinks Kirk is "the creator". Unfortunately Nomad, originally an Earth space probe, had a mid-space collision with an alien space probe called Tan Ru and has been on a universe-wide life form eradication mission since. Fortunately, Kirk has a strong background in computer engineering and talks Nomad into killing itself.


(Image courtesy of Memory Alpha)