The Real World ... Blogger Style: 01/01/2007 - 02/01/2007

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The icicle trilogy

Taken over a three day period.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

I think Jonnie and Sandra should get us all gifts when the go to Germany at they end of next month

And when I say "us" I mean me.
I think they should get me some Deutsche Schlager CDs.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Avengers #3 Tile [by Jonnie] & Plot Synopsis [by Brother Todd]

Avengers #3:

Not bad for cranking it out at 6:00am before going to work.
Well, not good either.

Addendum -

Brother Todd emailed me today regarding the plotline of Avengers #3 and some notes on the state of his personal copy of that issue.

I am reproducing it here FYI:
The Avengers are sitting around, and they decide they should go look for the Hulk, because they should keep an eye on him and try to steer him toward being a good guy. Iron Man suddenly reveals his new invention which can project a ghostlike image of himself anywhere, and with it he can carry on conversations. So he sends this ghost form around to look for the Hulk. He checks with all the other super heroes to see if they’ve seen him, so we have cameo appearances of the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and Spider-man. Ice Man is still in his snowy form. It’s pretty neat. Hulk was less than a year old at this point, I think. Pretty much, everybody brushes Iron Man off because they’re busy with their own affairs. Before giving up, Thor says, “let’s check with young Rick Jones!” So they contact him on HAM radio, and Rick Jones goes and finds the Hulk in the desert. The Avengers go off to get him, each taking their own transports. Ant Man and wasp ride on a commercial jet. Iron Man and Thor fly on their own. When they get to the desert, they find the Hulk and have a massive fight, I guess probably the first time the Avengers fought the Hulk. It’s a pretty good fight.

Hulk goes into hiding at the end of the fight. He hides in the back of a gravel truck that dumps in the ocean and he swims under water for days “like a whale” to escape. Out on the sea, he meets the Sub-mariner, who is piloting a high tech submarine. Sub-mariner is portrayed sort of like a generic Dr. Doom, very technological. So, Hulk and Sub-mariner, after fighting a little bit, agree that they both hate humanity, so they should team up to destroy humans. So they go to Gibralter, and hide out in some abandoned World War II tunnels (this was only 19 years after the end of the War). Hulk and Subby are plotting to trick each other the whole time.

The Avengers get a call on their radio from the Sub-mariner and Hulk. They challenge the Avengers to a fight! So the Avengers get in their experimental submarine and head to Gibralter. And they have a big fight. Iron Man is on the verge of death again and again. His armor was pretty rickety and malfunctioned a lot in those days. Hulk tried to pull Thor’s hammer out of his hand, but couldn’t do it – not even pulling with both hands. IN the middle of the fight, Hulk turns back into “Bob Banner.” This was a mistake I guess by Stan Lee. He forgot Hulk’s real identity’s name! Or was he known as Robert Bruce Banner for a while? I forget. Anyway, so Banner runs off, and the Avengers defeat Sub-mariner.

There is no letters page. The final panel has a caption that promises a big surprise in the next issue. And that big surprise turns out to be – Captain America’s revival.

The book is in decent shape, for the price, I guess. The ad said there was a 1” chunk missing from the back cover, but it was more like 3 to 4 inches. It’s a big chunk, but it’s the back cover. The front cover is pretty nice to look at, no real creases across the front, but there is a lot of spine wear. But still, the cover is attached at both staples. The center fold is loose at one staple, but all the paper is in pretty nice condition. Due to the size of the chunk, it would grade as Fair/Good, but I paid the price of a Good copy. But I suppose it’s ok, because the cover looks almost Very Good in appearance.

It’s in a frame hanging up in the living room right now.

Avengers Assemble!

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Thursday, January 25, 2007

My Tile Of Obsurd Meaning

This is what I would submit, to represent Juan Bodley, the Cyclops master of Bloggerdom!!!

And you will bow at my altar of the orb and bring me 300 virgin sluts for my bidding!!!! (AmyJo has to go to the back of the line...)

More Historical Encapsulations

From the tiles which are on display in front of one of our local supermarkets and which were apparently created by young grade schoolers.

Shock and Awe.

Henry the VIII Lopez.

John Adams: The Crossdressing Years.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

My historically themed tile

Historical Encapsulations

One of our local grocery stores has installed historically themed tiles which were prepared by what must be early grade school students. They really encapsulate the historical experience and it's practically the next best thing to actually having been there.

Here are two:

World War II.

The Space Shuttle Columbia.

Somebody should paint a tile of Avengers #3.

Yes! That is the next contest! Draw the cover of Avengers #3!

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Football In Da Fort??

If you missed it, Colts head coach Tony Dungy suggested that the Colts and Bears should split the difference and play the Super Bowl in Fort Wayne. (Where I live, where there is NO stadium for football that big...and our hockey arena only holds 10,500, and our class A minor league baseball stadium only holds about 3,000.)

Thanks to that little mention Fort Wayne is now known as "the town halfway between Indy and Chicago" (it's's too far east!!)... or just "home of Juan Bodley."

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Random Media Play

1. Beau Brummels - News (demo track)
2. Townes Van Zandt & Emmy Lou Harris - If I Needed You
3. The Damned - New Rose
4. The Turtles - Me About You
5. The Chocolate Dandies - Six Or Seven Times
6. Let's Go Get Stoned - The Amboy Dukes
7. Lucinda Williams - Right In Time (alternate take)
8. Robert Johnosn - I'm A Steady Rolling Man
9. Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins - Melt Your Heart
10. The Who - Heinz Baked Beans

Fill in the blank

It was a cold Sunday afternoon in January when Boz turned to Dvl, Marcie, Belle, Jonnie, Sandra, Rosa, AmyJo, JohnnyC, and Malone and said ...

Thursday, January 18, 2007

To commemorate the third anniversary of the RW ... BS

I have Gizoogled the first month of our existence.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Recycling with RW ... BS

How to make a Starship Enterprise out of a floppy disk.

This should keep JohnnyC busy for an hour or two.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Music night on the rw ... bs

Two of our favorite RW ... BS tunes of all time.

Bleib Bei Mir Babe by Benny Quick and Petra Prinz

Wulle Wulle by Boy (Bert) Berger

Right click and open in a new window ... Bitte.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

This weekends assignment

Your Burger King Crown Pic

Friday, January 12, 2007

After I got canned from Lehman's in 2003 I found this pic in my computer of my old van...

I decided to give it a paint job.

See what you think. (Notice the rear of the van sagging because the management wouldn't let me distribute the weight or put new heavier shocks on this damn thing...we drove the ring and pinion gear, and then the transmission too, right out of the fucker!!!)


Who killed the RW ... BS?

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Oryx And Crake...

Just like Ish in Earth Abides too -
I will be

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

The Notorious B.O.Z.

The cover of my next CD

The Notorious B.O.Z Sings Hasselhoff

Keepin it Gangsta Part 2

Here is Boz sporting a lovely spider web bandana.

Purchased from the local Ben Franklin store also for only 99 cents.

Keepin It Gangsta

Jonnie & Sandra's Post-Kwando 99 Cent Store bandanas, fresh out of the bag.

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Friday, January 05, 2007

Avengers #8

I'd like to start this year off with a congratulatory post to Brother Todd who is now only 19 issues away from having the entire first series of Marvel Comics' Avengers (1963-1996).

Rather than just acquiring and storing the comics, he is also reading the original copies themselves; which I think is great. They are probably a lot more enjoyable than reading reprints because the original ads and Bullpen Bulletins are all intact.

Here he is pictured with his recently acquired copy of Avengers #8, the first appearance of Kang the Conquorer -

Jonnie's Brother Todd and Avengers #8.

Congratulations Todd!
May 2007 see your acquisition of the missing 19 issues!

Make mine Marvel!!

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Thursday, January 04, 2007

The "Hit List" for 2007

I offer my predictions of who's going to take a dirt nap in 2007.
See if you concur.
And then post your own and we'll drink to it in 2008.

- Yogi Berra
- Nancy Reagan
- Osama Bin Laden
- Dick Cheney
- Lee Iacocca
- Ed McMahon
- Dick Trickle
- OJ Simpson (bonus: natural causes or not???)
- Axl Rose (trampled by pissed off fans)
- Ringo Starr (also trampled by pissed off fans)

Now who do you think will take a dirt nap in 2007???

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

The Jonnie and Li'l Abner Connection Part #2

Li'l Abner's shoes ...

Jonnie's shoes ...

Jonnie watching Dance Dance Revolution or Li'l Abner watching Dance Dance Revolu'shun?

Monday, January 01, 2007

The state of the blog for 2007

How can we improve the blog.
Here is an idea.
Maybe we can invite the person who has been commenting on the zonkboard as JohnnyC, Sandra, Belle, and Boz to join the blog. That would be like getting four new members for the price of one.
What are your thoughts on how to improve the blog?