Friday, August 29, 2014

The Info Zombie Podcast #80: JW Ocker!

The amazing JW Ocker from O.T.I.S. (Odd Things I've Seen) stops in to talk Halloween and his new book Poe-Land.  Jason scoured the globe to put together an amazing new Grimpendium covering the author.  Click these words to pre-order your copy!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Halloween Comes to My Fish Tank

Being a Halloween aficionado, I do my best to nuance the holiday where ever I can.  This year, not even my fish tank escapes the accoutrements of the 31st of October.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Kabaya Transformers Go

This unexpected bit of news comes from Planet Iacon. Kabaya's next wave of Transformers candy toys consists of the samurai team from Transformers Go, a recent Japanese only series. It looks like we're getting this in place of another wave of Brave kits. Why? Am I the only one who cared about the Brave kits?

Monday, August 25, 2014

Pumpkin Update

Just a quick update to show you how the progress towards Halloween goes in my garden.  As you know, I started growing pumpkins to get ready for the greatest holiday known to man.  Here's the replanting from the pots to the garden:

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Re-Cast: The Info Zombie Podcast Epsiode 19 With JW Ocker

Hello all my Zombies!  Here's a rebroadcast of Episode 19 with JW Ocker from O.T.I.S. (Odd Things I've Seen) explaining the draw of Halloween and his New York Grimpendium.  Listen, enjoy, and anticipate!  He'll be back on Friday's podcast.

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Info Zombie Podcast #79

Jerry, Villain, and I celebrate seventy-five years of the Caped Crusader with a Podcast on Batman.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ten Reasons To Kick Summer to the Curb

The other night the sun set around 7:30 PM.  This would make no difference in the usual course of Apollo pulling his fiery chariot across the sky, but the fact that the sun set earlier than its customary 8:30 PM descent reveals one thing: Summer is ending.

And good riddens.

Yes, I sound like a grumpy clod.  When living in South Florida, the weather doesn’t change much.  Strike that—it doesn’t change AT ALL.  Therefore, we experience a mutated version of summer eleven and one-half months of the year.  So, yes, the promise of what lies ahead makes me genuinely excited.  If I can sweat through the two hottest months in the state, August and September, I will be rewarded with some much sought-after fall.

Ten reasons exist why I’m willing to endure a return to work after a summer of sun and perspiration.  Here they are:

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ray Harryhausen Double Feature

On Blu-ray this week is a double feature containing 20 Million Miles To Earth and It Came From Beneath The Sea, two Ray Harryhausen classics.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wanted: Jaws Quadrilogy Box Set

In honor of Shark week, I'm reiterating my annual demand. I want Universal to release a collector-oriented box set of all the Jaws films, given the same kind of care that the Alien Quadrilogy got years ago, with two versions of each movie included.

Why? Because for as famous as these movies are, they are frustratingly difficult to come by.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Eighty-Five Days and Counting

I’m forty now, and I don’t like to rush things.  When I was a kid (I don’t want to admit that I grew up), days would be spent hoping for Christmas or summer or vacation.  Realizing that time goes by waaayy too fast, I want to slow things down. 

But I must admit that I look forward to Halloween.  And that started this week.