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)

Daily Rock Band Name: Plasma Tornadoes

I think I saw the Plasma Tornadoes open for the Ramones.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

For Linda (Of course).

And now for something completely different. I give you The Blue Hearts. Feel free to sing along.

I really do love this song.  (I love it more now that I have seen it performed.  Awesome!)

Daily Rock Band Name: Team of Geniuses

I think you will like Team of Geniuses' first album entitled Hack a Government Drone.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Friday Iguana

Twist and shout!  This is about the same color Hank was when he was a youngin'  A stunner for sure!  Happy Friday -- it has been quite a week.

(Image courtesy of Morningjoy's Weblog)

Daily Rock Band Name: The Hush-Hush Boys

Introducing our 'N Sync tribute band The Hush-Hush Boys.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

In the not too distant future...

I was up late last night watching fireworks. In the office early with the entire building's network being hosed. I need a distraction. How about a joke from every episode of MST3K? Don't mind if I do!

Ah! That is better.

(Hat Tip to Gizmodo)

Daily Rock Band Name: 80 Teddy Ruxpins

My 10,000 Maniacs tribute band is 80 Teddy Ruxpins!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room

M.A.R.K. -13: From the 1990 movie Hardware.  Way in the future, say the 21st century most of the world is a radioactive wasteland. Yet, it is a place where joblessness and overpopulation are still a problem. In this happy world a soldier on leave buys some a robot parts that were found in the wasteland and hopes to wow his girlfriend with it. It does help that she likes to make sculptures by welding junk together. Unfortunately this robot is the M.A.R.K. -13 that has a thirst for killing humans and a weakness to water. The government made the M.A.R.K. -13 (based of the biblical passage Mark 13:20 "no flesh shall be spared") which I guess was to deal with the overpopulation problem. So the government decides to make even more M.A.R.K. -13s to help with the jobless problem... okay the plot needs work. Lots and lots of work.

(Image courtesy of Movies, Films and Flix)

Daily Rock Band Name: Uranium Disposal Cells

Today's WMAGNFARB: Uranium Disposal Cells.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Dwayne's Computers That Byte

M-5: In the 1968 Star Trek: the Original Series episode called "The Ultimate Computer" the M-5 is installed on Enterprise for testing. Its goal is to radically improve the starship's capability in order to minimize the number of personnel on board. The M-5 works as expected except for a slight homicidal tendency. Oops. To make matters worse it is fully capable of protecting itself from outside interference. Fortunately, Kirk uses his great computer skills and talks the computer into killing itself.

(Image courtesy of Star Trek.com)

Daily Rock Band Name: Coney Island Sea Rabbits

You should give a listen to the Coney Island Sea Rabbits debut album Benbecula Mermaids.