Monthly Archives: August 2008

Not LEGO, MEGO (or maybe it’s more like ME-go?).

Loving The Machine author Timothy N. Hornyak recently brought to my attention a little site called MegoMuseum.com…and honestly, I’m a little pissed I forgot to tell (re-tell?) the world about it right away. Why wouldn’t you want to look at a site that’s full of awesome crap like what you see below?

Also, be sure to check out Mego 8″ Super-Heroes: World’s Greatest Toys!, a book devoted to Mego toys from days gone by.

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TOTAL HATE

“Hey boys! Ready to party?”

“Hell fuckin’ yeah I’m ready party!!!”

“Sorry, I can’t tonight, but I’ll see you on the internet! Right?”

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Monsters & Nonsense: “Useless” Japanese: Part 2

The following nonsense is courtesy of a wretched amalgamation of a manga called Giant Monster Battle: Ultra Adventure (大怪獣バトルウルトラアドベンチャー) and some online translation tools. Just like last time, I pretty much only put this list of words and phrases together for my own benefit, but I figured it could only help the betterment of all mankind if I posted the list here.

A few words of advice: using what you can learn below in the presence of other human beings in any variety of social gatherings has the potential to elicit an incredibly wide range of responses. However, I doubt that any of such responses will sound anything like, “Your Japanese is so good!”

Just sayin’…

what it means

how it’s pronounced

how it’s written

to be destroyed

ho-roh-“B”-roo

滅びる

to be born

oo-mah-ray-roo

生まれる

real / genuine article

hohn-mo-no

本物

I wonder

kah-she-rah

かしら

spaceship

oo-chew-sen

宇宙船

spaceport

oo-chew-me-nah-to

宇宙港

Let’s go!

you-koh-zay

行こうぜ

to ride in / to board

noh-rew

乗る

You’re kidding!

mah-tah-mah-tah

またまた

Look!

hoh-rah

ほら

groin / crotch

mah-tah

No way!

mah-sah-ka

まさか

EMERGENCY!

keen-“Q”-“G”-tie

緊急事態

to appear

ah-rah-wah-ray-rew

現れる

destruction / extinction

zeh-tsu-meh-tsu

絶滅

Why? / how

doh-she-tay

どうして

escape / getaway

knee-geh

逃げ

It really is too bad that there weren’t any funnier computer generated results, but I wouldn’t be surprised if funnier stuff showed up in upcoming pages of the manga. My buddies, Google Translate and rikaichan helped shit out the computer generated translations below:

滅びちゃった

came out as

Perish my pants

行こうぜ

came out as

Let’s go brittle

Again, all errors are of course my own. Corrections are obviously encouraged.

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“Screaming, Savage Blood Death!”

After I heard a radio spot for The Corpse Grinders a month or so ago, I felt like I had to see it the first chance I got. Somewhere along the line (maybe from The Horrors Of It All?) I found out that the plot revolved around deranged, flesh eating cats. Deranged, human flesh-eating cats. After I found that out, I had no reason not to watch this schlock as soon as I possibly could. Not only did I decide that I had to watch it, but that I had to take screen shots of it too. It’s that bad. Bad in the best way possible.

If you’re looking for a review of The Corpse Grinders, I suggest going here. Or you could just watch the trailer and scroll through the screen shots below and save yourself the time. That suggestion might actually be a little unfair as I definitely back this movie, and I see no reason why you shouldn’t either. Take a look at the screens below and Continue reading

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Weekend Nachos VS. Harm’s Way – Subterranean – 07.15.08

The title of the post says it all. There’s honestly not Continue reading

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Perry Bible Fellowship VS. American Elf

…or Nicholas Gurewitch versus James Kochalka, either way is fine.

I’d feel incredibly weird if I just reposted their comic strips on here…so take my word for it, check out the work of both of these fine gentlemen if you haven’t already. They’re pretty awesome. And funny. They’re pretty awesome and funny.

The Perry Bible Fellowship strip (by Nicholas Gurewitch) can be found here. Numerous Kochalka Quality comics (by James Kochalka) can be found here and here. Enjoy.

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Hokusai’s Manga

If you’ve ever wondered what manga looked like before Osamu Tezuka, then take a look below. The following images are from the twelfth volume of Hokusai‘s Manga. which has been made available online by Touch & Turn. I see no reason why you shouldn’t check it out, especially if you’re one a gazillion people who have a tattoo of The Great Wave Off Kanagawa.

Click here to view the entire book.

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