Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law - Disney Parades and Halloween Cats

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 8:00 am


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. But be nice. Being nuts is okay, though. We're all mad here.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!! One of my favorite holidays. Well, last weekend I went to the Anaheim Halloween Parade. It has been going on forever. I remember going to the parade when I was little - we used to go to my Uncle Bill's furniture store on Anaheim Blvd and watch the parade. He was the mayor of Anaheim for several years. No, Mickey Mouse is not the mayor; however, there have been times when that seemed the case. Anyway I included 2 pictures taken at the parade. They did not come out really well - but it was the best I could get with my camera and they were moving pretty fast. One of the pictures is Andy Anaheim done by the Historical Society and the other is Rocket Witch. The parade was nice, but not as good as in other years. The only Anaheim Unified HS band that showed this year was Anaheim HS. We have 10+ high schools in Anaheim and only 1 showed - really?????.

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New Comic Book Day: Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 8:00 am


We've got two whole months of wholesome family holidays ahead of us, but first we get to celebrate the most ridiculous, inane day of the year: Election Day. Also Halloween! Just remember, every time someone dressed as V calls themselves "4Chan Man," Alan Moore loses a little more of his soul (beard) to Yog-Sothoth. In this week's comics, two long runs and a short one close; a short marriage and a long war keep grinding to a halt; and the next issue of Joe Casey's best work since "Poptopia" comes out.

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Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law: Apocalypse? Nahhh...

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 8:00 am


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. But be nice. Being nuts is okay, though.

Hey all - last week was busy with 2 movies to attend. As you know last Thursday was the second film in the Joshua Tree International Film Fest. We saw the documentary Skanks, which followed the play Skanks in a One-Horse Town by Billy Ray Brewton. Mr. Brewton was to be in attendance - but alas he was ill and was unable to attend, and the film got a bit of a late start as the copy that was sent for viewing did not work. But Q came to the rescue and rented it on Amazon. So if you want to see it go to Amazon; if you are a theatre geek you will understand what is going on. If not, you will be a bit bored. Some of the editing is sloppy, but that's ok. Anyway I love small community theatre and thus I found the documentary enjoyable. I have been involved over the last 20 years with long nights of rehearsal, opening night jitters and then the sound of audience approval - such fun. It has been about 5 yrs since I have been on stage and I am thinking about jumping back in in 2015. Looking at The Mystery of Edwin Drood and The Addams Family Musical.

Anyway the next show is on November 20 and will be the Road to Paloma starring, get this, drum roll...starring Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet. I understand Mr. Momoa is going to be in some upcoming super hero movie. Hmmmmmm. Hopefully he will be available for an interview. Fingers crossed, jumping up and down etc.

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NEW COMIC BOOK DAY: nananananananana BAT COW!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 8:00 am

DC Comics

We're getting to the end of October, and that can only mean one thing for comics: pumpkin spice scratch n sniff Harley Quinn covers horror books. Lots of horror books. There are also spy books and fantasy books and sci-fi books (oh my!), but most of this week's comics are about monsters, murders and scaring the hell out of you.

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I READ YOUR FANFIC! America Molested by McDonald's Happy Meals, Part 2

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 1:00 pm


If you want to submit fan fiction for me to read, please send it - or a link to it - to toplessrobot-at-gmail-dot-com with subject line "Read my Fanfic!"

Title: "America Goes To McDonald's And Never Comes Back (Part 2 of 2)" by Konata101

Logline: "America," a nation embodied herein by an overweight man with glasses named Alfred, investigates an empty McDonald's. Or so he thinks. It's full of evil, homicidal Happy Meals who proceed to have their way with him. So far, they've force fed him a cardboard box filled with fries. As we begin, he is being double-penetrated from the rear. Yeah. It gets bad.

Acts Involved: Anal rape, double-penetration, force-feeding, oral sex, anal leakage, defecation fetish, male lactation, cramming, male-impregnation, alien-style chestbursting live birth.

Participants: America, the McDonald's Happy Meal creatures.

The Live Reading/Performance...

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NEW COMIC BOOK DAY: Con Crud Edition

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 8:00 am

Dark Horse Comics
The New York Daily News was reporting earlier this week that New York City has its first cases of ebola. They had to retract the report when the city Department of Health confirmed that it wasn't ebola, just con plague. Thank God that wasn't in my con haul this year. All I got was a black and white Essential Judge Dredd, The Rise of Aurora West, three emails from an 8 year old kid who really wants to discuss the Phalanx, March, Atomic Robo: Real Science Adventures vol. 1; a rash on my arm, Underwater Welder, and this week's best book.

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Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law: Delayed by NYCC Edition

Friday, October 10, 2014 at 4:00 pm


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. Just be polite when you do.

Hi again! Last week out here was busy between work and events. The rock and gem show was 5 days in downtown Joshua Tree, and next on the weekend was the Gubler Orchid Festival out in Landers. I have included pics of the flowers - very pretty this year. This is the start of the tourist season as the weather gets cooler. Soon we will be invaded with all of the rock climbers.

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New Comic Book Day: A WYTCH!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 8:00 am

It's October, so that means Halloween-themed everything which explains the uptick in horror books on the stands now. Fortunately, most of them were very good -Scott Snyder and Jock's new creator-owned horror book from Image, Wytches, drops its first issue this week; the first issue of the Alien vs. Predator entry of the new Alien/Prometheus/Predator crossover hits; and 30 Days of Night's Steve Niles sees his adventure horror book The October Faction start. Elsewhere, Bravest Warriors hits a milestone issue, the closest thing to an Elmore Leonard comic out there moves along, Marvel's new big crossover starts and Batgirl wants to talk to you about bespoke, locally sourced Kevlar capes.

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ROBOTIC GAMING MONTHLY - Destiny, Danganronpa, and Death at The Hands of Freddy

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

Art by CitrusKing46

Welcome another edition of Robotic Gaming Monthly, Topless Robot's monthly column devoted to whatever in the wide words of video games has washed up recently!

This time around, it's pretty much a full-on review special as we tackle ten different games for your enjoyment! We won't say what they are, but will indeed say that they are some super titles that will absolutely smash the competition and provide massive enjoyment for brothers and sisters of all ages! So let's get on with the show!

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New Comic Book Day: An Alleged Diversity Hire

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 8:00 am

Oh, hi there. I'm Charles and I'll be passive aggressively complaining-explaining comics today.

"Complanxing," if you will.

Not that there's much to complain about: Jason Aaron kicks off a newThor arc introducing the female incarnation of the character (albeit slowly) - plus, the dude's got his own creator-owned book, Men of Wrath, out this week. Alright, that last one I'm a little iffy on because of the sheer "high concept for the sake of getting adapted into a screenplay"-ness of it, but more Jason Aaron comics remain alright by me.

Moreover! DC makes a big fuss about the New Gods in the busily-titled Green Lantern/New Gods: Godhead #1, Batman does a little actual detectin' in Detective Comics, Finn's still dealing with a little memory loss over in Adventure Time, and Ricky Rouse Has a Gun takes home the prize for title of the week.

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