Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room

Keh-Nights: They are the robot baddies created by the character King Kubla Kraus in the 1979 Rankin Bass made for television film Jack Frost. It seems that Kubla Kraus has all the gold from January Junction and plans on destroy the town. Jack Frost meanwhile becomes human and wants to marry a woman named Elisa who is  a resident of January Junction.  Elisa on the other hand is in love with a golden knight named Sir Raveneau. Jack is able to stop and destroy the Keh-Nights, defeat Kubla Kraus and save January Junction from utter destruction. However, while he was doing that Elisa marries Sir Raveneau. Nice story, huh?

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Daily Rock Band Name: Brick Hurling Robot Monster

Ladies and gentlemen put your hands together for Brick Hurling Robot Monster!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room

Tex: Tex is the robot repairman for THX. He has to repair the THX logo and the crescendo called Deep Note before every film. I don't think it speaks well for your product if it has to be repaired every time it needs to be used.

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Daily Rock Band Name: Old Light-Bulb Factory

I cannot wait for Old Light-Bulb Factory's debut album Seven Developers.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Dwayne's Computers That Byte

V'Ger: From the 1979 movie Star Trek: The Motion Picture. It is also referred to as "Where Nomad Has Gone Before". A giant and deadly alien cloud called V'Ger is approaching Earth destroying everything in its way. Poor V'Ger was actually an Earth probe called Voyager 6 created in the 20th century that happened to vanish in a black hole and was repaired by a race of living machines (maybe it was the Transformers) and then sent home to seek "the creator". Fortunately, Kirk's rival Captain Decker (who blames Kirk for the death of his father Commodore Matt Decker who took on the Doomsday device) sacrifices himself to merge with V'Ger and his bald girlfriend who is now a robot to become a new being. They/it zoom off to another dimension and do only God knows what.

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Daily Rock Band Name: Funky Solar System

I think I saw Funky Solar System open for the Ohio Players back in the day.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday Iguana

'Tis the season for the wearin' o' the green! Like this little fella. Happy Saint Patrick's Day everyone and Happy Friday!

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room

You: Do you have a desire for world domination?  Do you think the human race is not fit for survival?  Are you pondering what I'm pondering?  Then you too can be a robot.  (Because we're too lazy to post a regular Robot Romper Room.)

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Daily Rock Band Name: Sink of Slaughter

You metal-heads might enjoy Sink of Slaughter!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Friday Iguana

On cold snowy days in Minnesota, I sometimes relish the beautiful summer days we have here -- where Iggy basks in the sun!  Spring is around the corner!  Happy Friday everyone!

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Daily Rock Band Name: Metal Master

Grab the flying V guitar and the hairspray! It is time to rock out to Metal Master!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room

The Clinkers: What do you get when you let two mimes have their own TV show?  Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria! Or you get "The Clinkers" from the The Shields and Yarnell Show.  These robots would perform mundane human tasks with "hilarious" outcomes.  What do you want for 1977 TV?

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday Iguana

I don't think this marriage will last.... Primarily because one is a Komodo dragon statue, and the other is a Fijian Iguana.  Happy Friday everyone!

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Daily Rock Band Name: Emu Heist

I think I saw Emu Heist open for A Flock of Seagulls back in the day.