Weekend Open Thread: Pac-Man for President!

Friday, May 22, 2015 at 3:51 pm

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via tOkKie-Pokie ..puddin' n pie..

Pac-Man turns 35 today, which makes him finally eligible to run for president...as soon as he shows us the birth certificate!

Now, let's see how these new comments hold up to open thread-ness. Monday is a holiday, so we'll see you back on a full schedule Tuesday.

Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law: Pioneertown

Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 6:30 am

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Martha Boyd is not just Luke's mother-in-law - she's also an ex-cop, a landlord, a self-described crazy cat lady, a major Star Trek geek and the widow of a green beret. So go ahead: ask her anything. And we mean anything.

Hi and wow, it is another Thursday already.

Anyway, before I was sidetracked with other pictures last week I was planning on Pioneertown pics. Well, I'm going to start those today. Pioneertown is a small community in the hills above the City of Yucca Valley. It was founded in the 1940's by Western Cowboy stars like Roy Rogers and Gene Autry. Gunfight at the OK Corral and Judge Roy Bean were filmed in the area, along with many Westerns. Anyway, the Main Street movie front sets were left. Over the years, the other 3 sides were built to the fronts and became houses and small gift shops.

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New Comic Book Day: Rob Liefeld Meets Herge

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 6:30 am

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I never thought I'd see the day. I mean, I guess part of me knew that it would eventually happen, like getting an AARP card mailed to you when you turn 55, but I didn't think I'd still be in my 30s when CBS finally put out a show that I might like. Supergirl looks great! Some of the effects shots might be a little iffy, but it's still TV, so I'm not hoping for a billion dollars worth of CGI, and I think I can get by with this. The most important things about it for me are the fact that Kara goes out of her way to save people, and that she does it with a smile on her face the whole time. I can deal with all the other changes, like the shoehorned-in Felisco (I will be trademarking that ship name, so use it now while you still can) or a sister I never knew she had, if it means we get a happy, earnest Superperson.

This week in comics: Logan Faerber does Herge doing Liefeld oh God. Oh God that's a horrible image. What is wrong with me? I have to wipe the sick off my keyboard. I'll be right back with comic reviews.

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Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law: My Little Ponies for ISIS

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 8:00 am

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In which ex-cop/crazy cat lady/mom-in-law Martha Boyd answers your questions from the coziness of the Joshua Tree desert. All questions and answers are real.

Happy Thursday, all

Well, it was a busy week last week with LYT and Julia being out for visit/work. We did a podcast and a Geek Fuel box review for you all; hope you have listened. We had a great Star Wars guest on the podcast and you all got to see a change of location - my house is a bit neater LOL. Maybe sometime we can do a tour of the desert robot hideout. Julia even caught Mr. Frizzy drinking hot water out of the kitchen sink. I was trying to do dishes and he hopped up on the sink and started lapping the water from the tap and I had the hot on. Anyway she posted it to her Instagram and last I heard we were getting lots of likes.

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New Comic Book Day: GODDAMMIT, CROWDFUNDING

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 6:30 am

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Normally I'd use the "One That Got Away" space at the end of the column to look back at a comic I missed, but I spent half of my day banging my head to a bloody pulp against my desk, trying to cram all my trepidation about the Archie Kickstarter into 300 words, and I couldn't do it. So let's jump right into the books this week, or you can skip to the end for more grumpy Luddite Jim railing against the evolution of technocapitalism.

This week in comics, I'm a lot less surly about the books I that actually came out. First: a bear hunt!

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Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law: Star Wars in the High Desert?

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 7:30 am

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Martha Boyd is not just Luke's mother-in-law - she's also an ex-cop, a landlord, a self-described crazy cat lady, a major Star Trek geek and the widow of a green beret. So go ahead: ask her anything. And we mean anything.

Hello hello all. Hope you had a great Cinco de Mayo. Have had the pleasure of having LYT and Julia at the house this week. We had dinner one night at our favorite Asian buffet and another night we had Mexican food and then Julia did an open mic last night in Yucca Valley. She was trying out some material before her next show at the Comedy Store in Hollywood. If you are in the Hollywood area on 5/30/15, check out her act.

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ROBOTIC GAMING MONTHLY - The Cancelation of The Mod Squad

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 5:00 am

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Welcome to yet another edition of Robotic Gaming Monthly, Topless Robot's look into whatever accolades and troubles the gaming world has gotten itself into this time around! For this go-around, we have some words on the controversy surrounding Steam's now-deceased paid mods, a fresh batch of trailers that includes Max Rockatansky wreckin' things up, and for those of you who want to kill about six hours of productivity, new game reviews that includes a full Let's Play of Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China! So step on in and prepare to gleefully waste some time as usual!

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Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law: Where Doves Lie

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 6:30 am

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Martha Boyd is not just Luke's mother-in-law - she's also an ex-cop, a landlord, a self-described crazy cat lady, a major Star Trek geek and the widow of a green beret. So go ahead: ask her anything. And we mean anything.

Well here we are at the last Thursday of April. Tomorrow is May Day and in a few more days, Cinco De Mayo. One of my fave holidays as I love Mexican food. Julia's first solid food was beans and rice with salsa. No wonder she is so fiery - you are what you eat.

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New Comic Book Day: FREE COMIC BOOK DAY YAY!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 6:30 am

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Our annual comic feeding frenzy is almost upon us, and I'm REALLY excited for it. Free Comic Book Day is a great idea - all the anecdotal evidence I have access to (asking one friend about it on Twitter) points to a significant increase in foot traffic and sales. And some of these comic companies are really good at finding stuff to get you hooked. Here's a full list of the available comics, and it's insane. I'm excited to grab Archie's Dark Circle teaser (because these books have been amazeballs), the Hip Hop Family Tree special (one of my best of 2014) or Action Lab's Gronk, a sexy, funny travelogue starring the hard-partying Patriots tight e...shit, it's a different Gronk. This week in comics, we're going to take a look at a couple of other out-of-the-way FCBD books. First: The People vs. Dr. Donovan D. Dinosaur, PhD.

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Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law: Mexican Sushi

Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 6:30 am

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Martha Boyd is not just Luke's mother-in-law - she's also an ex-cop, a landlord, a self-described crazy cat lady, a major Star Trek geek and the widow of a green beret. So go ahead: ask her anything. And we mean anything.

Well, hi everyone...I'm back. Yep, mom and I took a little trip south of the border to Mexico again. It was for my 59th birthday. Her 90th is at the end of May so it was sort of a combo deal.

We went to our normal stop - the Melia in Puerto Vallarta. It is a great location, only a few minutes from the airport in the Marina district. From our balcony we could watch all of the ships going in and out of port.

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