Saturday, July 23, 2005

Get Your Geek On!

Today, me and Todd went to the Space: 1999 convention here in Tampa. Space what? some may ask. For those who don't know, it's a 70's sci-fi TV show starring Martin Landau and Barbara Bain. Yeah, it was cheesy 70's sci-fi, but brought me fond memories of my youth, watching it every Saturday night. The two main stars weren't in attendance, but other cast members were.

There's Professor Bergman. Here he is from the show.

And here he is after he turned into Santa Claus. Todd tried to resist the urge to sit on his lap.

We met Kathryn Leigh Scott. She played the role of Yesta. She also was in an episode of Star Trek: Next Generation.

And here she is now trying to look more glamourous than Todd.

Here's a picture of me with Shane Rimmer. He made an appearance on one episode. He's been in a bunch of movies including the recent Batman Begins.

Speaking of a rimmer, there sure were a lot of gay men at the convention. Didn't know Space: 1999 had such a large gay following. Maybe it was because of that one episode where the whole moonbase was engulfed in soap suds, well, I guess they were alien suds, but it looked like one big foam party. I was expecting to see them all throw off their shirts and start dancing. Shane, above, was in that episode in fact. Fortunately, he didn't take off his shirt! We were invited to go to a midnight showing of some old movie they were screening, which of course means ORGY, but we passed. Now it's got me wanting to go to a Battlestar Galactica convention!

Maybe I can meet Jamie Bamber. Yummm!

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Saturday Mornings...

Well, I was over at my best friend Todd's house tonight watching some DVD's he got off of eBay of old Saturday morning cartoons. Really brought me back to my youth. Here's some of my favorites back when I was a kid.

I loved this show! Scatman Crothers' voice and the way the cat always saved his butt each episode. Made me wish I could pull out my own Hong Kong Book of Kung Fu to solve problems.

Gotta love the Laff-A-Lympics. It had all the Hanna Barbera cartoon characters competing in Olympic-ish events. They were divided into three teams, Really Rottens, Scooby Doobys, and Yogi Yahooeys. Of course the Really Rottens always lost. But it was hosted by the gayest cartoon character around, Snagglepuss, even!

Ok, the Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan was politically incorrect, but they had the coolest car that could change shapes and what's with the big clan he had? That Amazing Chan must have been having some amazing sex to have all those kids. Ugh. Only I would think about a cartoon character having sex...

Good ol' Bugs Bunny - Road Runner Show. An all time classic! Back when they showed the Road Runner cartoons, before the whole politically correct times changed it to Bugs Bunny and Tweety Show. Road Runner was a bit violent, but that's what made it so good. Nothing says lovin like a 500 pound ACME anvil falling on your head.

Don't know how many would remember this one, but in the very early 80's, I used to love watching Danger Mouse and his clumsy assistant Penfold. A British mouse and a hamster solving crimes. Heh. The bad guys were always a fat frog Baron Greenback and a crow Stiletto. The humor was very dry British and I loved it! It's on DVD. Look for it!

The Clue Club with bloodhounds Woofer and Wimper. Kind of a poor man's Scooby Doo. But it was cute.

Here's one only me and my sister seem to remember. Another politically incorrect cartoon with an all black cast and the star was their car which was basically Speed Buggy with big lips and a ghetto accent.

Finally, there's Shmoo. He was just too cute! A ghost looking thing that always looked like it needed a shave. He would plop around and talk in a high-pitched voice. Hmm, sounds like me after a few drinks...

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Let's Raise The Cute Quotient!

A Quick Cutie Break...

This is Justin Chatwin, who plays Tom Cruise's son in War of the Worlds. Wow! I think I'll need to see the movie afterall! You go kick some alien butt you cutie! And you gotta give him credit for having to deal with the freakness that is TomKat...

Here's my sister Sharon's dog Louie. Too cute!

Land Ho! It's BB6

Ok, I've been watching the new season of Big Brother for the past week (I even got the live feeds), and I can sum it up so far by...zzzzzzzzzzz....sorry, fell asleep. This show has some boring ass houseguests. Maybe they'll start sleeping around or something to liven things up. Where's the resident bitch. And is the best stab at humor going to be Howie dressing up in drag? And looking fugly! Hmm. Let me look at these hags one at a time...

There's Beau. Ya know they gotta get the token flaming fag in there. Are they trying to get another Marcellas? He's a personal shopper and apparently educates the houseguests on how to dress since, ya know, straight people can't do that on their own. Hmm. There's a gay stereotype I haven't seen before.....yawn.

Next, there's Eric. A firefighter. Uh, hello. Didn't they already do the manly firefighter last season or the one before? Must be some patriotic thing I guess. He's bossy, boring...oh, and shiny.

Next, unfortunately, is Howie, a meteorology student. Instead, of meteorology, he needs to be studying plastic surgery. The boy is FUGLY! I guess he's supposed to be the "funny" one. Funny looking is more like it. And if you don't agree....wait for it...

Ok, you can't say I didn't warn ya! NEXT!

Next up is James, the Loss Prevention Manager. The loss what?? What, does he help you find your keys when they get lost?? He seems cute and all, but it's all done with mirrors. He's boring too.

Next up is Kaysar, the Iraqi. He's kinda dreamy and of course, plenty dull. He's a graphic designer. Dull... At least he's eye candy. Which means he'll be one of the first voted out.

Then there's Michael, an artist. He's the horny one. He's on the prowl. Probably the first one to hook up. Once again...boring. But he likes to cop a feel when he can, so I guess that's a plus...

Oh, and there's some girls on the show too, but I really didn't notice. Umm. I think some are blond, some aren't. All have huge boobs. That about covers them. I'll give the show another week or so and see if things pick up. Where's the catfights? I want hair pullin!! I want more body glitter and tacky outfits on Julie Chen! By the way, Julie must be on medication or something, she makes more line flubs during the live show this year than I've ever seen. Guess you marry the boss of CBS you can get sloppy and you're in that job for life. Who's gonna fire the wife?

Just PLEASE, keep the body glitter away from Howie. He reached his FUG quota during the first episode!


Monday, July 18, 2005

Seven Days and Seven Nights of Eating...

Ex-American Idol contestant Kimberly Locke is now the spokesperson for plus size store Lane Bryant. I bought her CD when it came out. It was a pretty good CD, and I loved her song 8th World Wonder. Girlfriend was always ample but I didn't expect her to be hawking Lane Bryant already. Guess that second album is not forthcoming afterall. A girl's gotta get paid somehow.

Here's a quote from her about one of Lane Bryant's blouses. "It's sassy, it's cute and it's classy." Oh K-Lo, I think you are describing me instead. And if not, I still love ya. Even if you start sporting that bad frizzy do' again.

Ok, I take that back. The frizz needs to stay lost...kinda like you on American Idol. Hmm. I think I know what look she was going for...

Now that's HOT!

Another Damn Blow Job...

Ok, not the good kind. It appears Hurricane Emily will spare Florida. This crap is starting too early this year. All I know is that if a hurricane cuts off my electricity and I miss Big Brother, I will be pissed! Gotta get my fill of Julie Chen-bot ya know. They need to start naming these hurricanes something more interesting. Who wants to track a Dennis, or Emily. We need some names with attitude. Like Laquita or Starshawna. Now that will get my attention!

Ben Browder's Dreamy!

I saw the season premiere of Stargate SG1. I haven't really watched the series before, but one new thing this season got me watching. Ben Browder makes a return to TV after his fabulous run on Farscape. Well, he was on that oh-so-bad TV movie about Charlie's Angels, but that doesn't count. This man is H-O-T! ...nuff said...

Well, I gotta do some catch up work tonight to get ready for a training class I'm teaching tomorrow. Gotta train 25 people how to web chat with customers. The first person to use "LOL" is goin down!


Sunday, July 17, 2005

Fantastic Chocolate?

Was supposed to see Fantastic 4 tonight, but due to a mix up, we saw Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Overall, I liked the film. There were some scenes in it that were very funny; however, I don't think it has the same magic as the original. Johnny Depp walks a fine line between amusingly eccentric and just plain creepy. And plus, I was expecting to see Chris Evans shirtless tonight, but instead I have to see Grandpa Joe cutting the rug yelling "Yippee". Not the same.

After the movie, Todd, Bobby, and I got our nature on (don't worry, no nudists were involved...) and checked out the foilage.

I don't think they were too impressed by it...

Time to pass out. Work will be beckoning soon. sigh...



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