Thursday, August 23, 2012

The Trash Pack!!!!

A huge thanks to Matt over at Dinosaur Dracula for introducing me to the awesomeness that is The Trash Pack!  They're like M.U.S.C.L.E. and Monster In My Pocket for the new generation!  I bought a couple of blister packs at Target today, hoping that maybe I've found my mascots for Midnight Cinephile, and I think I've hit the jackpot!  I started to take some photos this evening...then my camera died and I didn't bring any extra here's a few pics.....

The rotted stereo at the top and the TV at the bottom here are definitely gonna be making appearances on Midnight Cinephile.....and who knows what others may make their way on.  These things are great!  They are sold in 2, 5, 8 and 12 packs.....and half the fun is not knowing which ones you are going to get.  The 8 packs come in a "Dunk and Fizz" bag....which is cool.  Dunking the bag in, it dissolves and fizzes and reveals your's pretty fun.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Original TMNT Comic Strip!

Yep!  The original comic strip that ran from December 1990 to January 1997!

Friday, January 20, 2012


I saw this movie when I was a kid and I loved it.  I don't know movies are not really my thing.  Sure I like Footloose...but c'mon, that's a classic!  I dunno....maybe a I have a secret soft spot for these films.  Who knows.  Anyway, I've been telling my wife about this movie for years now and I just found out that it's been posted up on YouTube in segments.  So as long as it's up there and SOPA isn't all up in my business then I suppose we can all enjoy this charming film about a high school's last musical.......

There ya go!  The entire film broken up into 15 digestible chunks!

*****Disclaimer****** I do not own the rights to this film and I am posting it under the Fair Use Laws*****Disclaimer*******

Stange Sounds Are Global

So apparently, the Canadian sounds that I posted about aren't just I've learned over the past few days apparently the Mystery Sounds are being heard across the world.  I don't know if these sounds are some sort of natural phenomenon, a hoax or viral marketing, but I must admit, I find it fascinating.

I've read several ideas about what the source of the sound could be....everything from the movement of tectonic plates, nuclear explosions within the earth (which they then lead to Hollow Earth Theory), magnetic fields being amplified acoustically, to signs of Earth's impending 2012 doom.

I personally don't buy into the whole 2012 end of the world gag.  I've had MANY arguments and debates with folks about the "impending doom facing out planet".  Others will argue that there must be something to it because everyone keeps talking about it and there are specials on TV about it and OH MY GOD!  HOLLYWOOD HAS EVEN MADE A FILM ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Look, we live in a time when information has never been so easy to pass to the rest of the world.  With the invention of YouTube, Facebook and any other number of applications for your PC, phone, tablet...etc, it is now easier than ever to connect with the entire world.  So it would make sense that when something such as the Mayan Predictions come along, it's going to take off and go viral.  If you look back in history, just about every single day that you have lived, someone else has predicted THAT day as being the end of the world.

Strange Sounds were even captured on live TV before a baseball game!  Check it out:

Look what happened to Mr. Camp's predictions!  People bought that hook, line and sinker!  People actually hired people to take care of their pets for after they "ascended".  True believers sold ALL their worldly possessions in preparation for the coming rapture on May 21, 2011.  Guess what....on May 22nd, they were checking into a homeless shelter.

If this is a hoax....then I say well done!  I don't get made at hoaxers because you know what?  As many times as people have pulled paranormal hoaxes, they still manage to capture the imagination of  a city, state, country or in the case even the entire world.....and you know what?  I think that's a good thing.  Even for just a little while to capture people imaginations and even if it scares them.......let them believe in something otherwordly. In a world where we can get lost in the day to day grind sometimes we need something to take us out of our comfort zone.  We need something to make us think.

I love it when they announce that there's a new Bigfoot video or UFO video or what-not.  I watch shows like Destinations Truth and Fact or Faked:  Paranormal Files.  I watch them because I want to believe in such things.  I love, love, LOVE living in a world where everyday I can find some new video that supposedly shows a chupacabra, or (one of my favorites) flying witches in Mexico.

If this is a viral marketing scheme, then it's probably one of the coolest since The Blair Witch Project.  I really do enjoy the cinema-verite style films like Blair Witch, St Francisville Experiment, The Last Broadcast and Apollo 18.  For me it kinda falls under the same tent as hoaxes.  Even though you know it's fictitious, they purport themselves to be true in order to further sell the story.

So what do you think?  What are these strange noises?  The Earth speaking to us?  A massive war beneath our feet?  Perhaps aliens?  Another dimension trying to merge with our own?  Some sort of unprecedented paranormal event?  Hoax or viral marketing?  Guess we'll have to wait and see......more than likely it will end up as just another one of the worlds unexplained mysteries.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Howl of the Canadian Beast

The Huffington Post reported today that several videos posted on You Tube feature a strangely disturbing sound of howling coming from the Canadian woods.  Two videos in particular seem quite similar.  In both you can hear what sounds like the howling of some creature straight out of a horror movie.  Or maybe it's distant industrial sounds...who knows.  It IS creepy though.....

The first video was taken in the forests of Conklin, Alta.  The footage shows two men standing in the woods (Maybe they're loggers or something, I dunno) listening to the odd sounds.

Now a few days is a similar video from Manitoba, which is about 1,000 (621 miles) Kilometers away from the first video.  Check it out:

Interestingly there are a shit ton of videos that also say they captured strange sounds from all over the world.  Is it all bullshit or is there something to it?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Gimme Gimme Octopus

I first heard about this crazy Japanese show on the now defunct Shocking Videos.  I believe it was described as follows:  An anthropomorphic octopus and a giant peanut are both in love with a walrus.  Yep....that seems about right.  I have no idea what the actual plot line is, but damn if it isn't fucking amusing!  

Check it out:

You know that you loved that.  You know that you are going to hunt down this show.  It's amazing, I know.  You are quite welcome, dear reader.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sunday Night OST Party!!

Well, it's Sunday night, the wife is flipping channel's and sorta watching the Golden I thought what the is a good time to share some of my favorite film& TV scores!  I know....random, right?

Let's get to it!  First up!  The Last Starfighter.  I love this film.  Every time I watch it, I kinda get the warm fuzzies.  Just mentioning the film makes me think of Friday nights of my childhood....watching my weekly rental and chowing down on frozen pizza or my beloved pizza rolls. rolls.  I love you so much.
Anyway, the main theme music to the film has always had that certain something to it.  The perfect marriage of grandeur and epic adventure.  It makes you wish that you could join the Rylan Star League in protecting the Frontier from the evil Ko-Dan Empire!

Next up is another 80's classic that really stuck with me through out my life.  To this day you can find me humming or whistling this song now and then.  Of course it is the theme to Back To The Future!  Yep.  If I ever get a chance to travel in a time machine, you can bet that I'm gonna have my iPod loaded up with this song ready to go!  Anytime there are ANY of the Back to the Future films on TV, I HAVE to watch them. I've watched Back to the Future Part II three times this week alone, simply because it's currently in rotation on one of the Cinemax channels!  Not only are these films fantastic, but also introduced me to the greatness that is Huey Lewis & The News.  "I'm sorry're just too darn loud!".

Greatest am hero.jpgMoving into the realm of TV songs that get stuck in my noggin all the time, we've gotta go with an old childhood favorite:  The Greatest American Hero.  This is one of those songs that a lot of people seem to know, but they don't know where it's from.  At least, that's what I find in my experience.  Even more so, a lot of people don't know that it's more than just a TV theme song....but it's actually an entire song....not just a one minute theme.  They used to do stuff like that back in the day....they'd actually write full songs for shows!  Cool, huh?  Now, check this'll surely get stuck in your head.

If that don't make ya wax nostalgic for some good old fashioned 80's TV, I don't know what will.  Maybe some awesome 80's cartoons?  Hhhhmmmm....I may have just the thing!  I've always loved cartoons, and though I was a bit older when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was on, I couldn't resist watching the radical foursome take on the Shredder and Krang!  Oh man Krang was so awesome.  For those who may not know....Krang was an evil alien brain that hung out in an android body.  The cool part was that he hung out in the androids abdomen!

Super Mario Bros Super Show know while I've got cartoons on the brain,  another theme song comes to mind.  It brought together two of my favorite things.....cartoons and video games!  Of course I'm talking about the Super Mario Bros Super Show!  The great thing about the SMBSS is that there were actually TWO songs.  The rap at the beginning and then "Captain" Lou "Do The Mario!".  They are absolutely hilarious to watch now and they really are pretty terrible, but damn if they don't get stuck in my head for days at a time sometimes!

Yep, I just hit you with a double dose of Mario Bros.  You're welcome.

Well, I think that's a good place to leave it now because as my brain churns, I think of more and more shows, cartoons and movies that I loved and the music that went with them.  So I think that here is a pretty good place to stop before the article goes nuts!  I dunno if anyone even reads these, but if you do....I thank you and I hope that you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy writing it.

Peace out home skillets!