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a&o’s newest byproduct: mind-rot.com

With the new year comes a new project by the fine folks of absurdandobscure.com; a site driven by completely unoriginal content not unlike what you would find at a&o. Rather than writing new content, the new site will be a constantly updated collection of content provided by others. It is my esteemed pleasure to introduce to the world…mind-rot.com.

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I’m excited about the new project/site/portal to nonsense that will cover the work of innumerable scourges of the Earth at as rapid of a speed as possible. There’s no reason you shouldn’t be excited about it either, especially if you frequent this poor excuse for a blog/site/sounding board of relatively disreputable schlock/sheer awesomeness.

As of today, mind-rot.com is obviously still in the process of becoming completed, but the finishing touches aren’t far off. I’ve wanted to get this thing together for months, but because of reasons too boring to go into, both the new project and a&o had to suffer. I’m sure you pulled through these past couple of months though…just a wild guess from the 13,000 views that absurdandobscure.com received last year. Speaking of, I want to sincerely thank every single person that checked this site out last year. We’re hoping things will be significantly different this year, especially when it comes to digging into the depths of the worst acting caught on film, the best hardcore bands you keep ignoring for the dumbest reasons, brain melting foreign oddities and other indescribably engaging ephemera.

So be sure to check out both sites whenever you get the chance…you never know what absurd and/or obscure stuff might get the honor of being uncovered.

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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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A Go Bots helmet? Really? …why?

(Click to enlarge…and shake your head in disapproval)

Can someone please send me a photo of themselves wearing this stupid thing?

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(Seller will not ship internationally.)

http://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/

FUCK.

The End.

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Giant Robot Invades UIC

Eric Nakamura and Martin Wong from Giant Robot magazine will be coming to UIC for a “fun and interesting talk about Asian American pop culture” this Wednesday according to the UIC Asian American Resource and Cultural Center. The talk will be held at Student Center East, Room 302 with a reception following.

Giant Robot.com

(Learn more about Giant Robot here. Check out Eric Nakamura’s blog here.)

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More Japanese Kids Stuff

 

Terebi Magazine March 2008 - suit and helmet

Given the string of good luck (and fun) that I’ve had with other comics and magazines geared towards younger kids that I’ve gotten a hold of recently, I figured I’d roll the dice on something random again and see if my luck decided to run out or not. Judging by the contents of this month’s issue of Terebi Magazine, my streak shows no signs of wavering. Continue reading

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Awesome Book Week: Day 4 – Super7 Mook

INTERNATIONAL TOY…pirates?

If you’re already familiar with Super7, then you either already have this or want this really, really bad but you’re too much of a cheapskate to shell out the bread to call it your own. If you have no idea who or what the fuck Super7 is, here’s an abridged introduction: these maniacs have a rabid affinity for soft vinyl toys and toys in general that are weird/cool looking and/or are impossible to find. The Super7 team also has friends that are equally enamored with collecting. So enamored that I’m willing to bet that anyone featured in this book has treasure chests full of insanity that would put to shame any hipster’s paltry Dunny “collection.”

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