Thus revealed, the creature buried its nose in the tire-tilled soil...
July 6, 2008
What would Wes do? (#1)
Category: Toys

Suppose that you are me.

Now suppose that you are me and this doesn't cause you to immediately hurl yourself in front of a double-decker bus approaching at 80 mph.

Still with us? Good!

You walk into a Hot Topic store and, as you browse the action figures in the back, you find two figures that strike your fancy. More importantly, you remember that you have $4 left on a gift card -- and, given that you've had this card for at least two years, you think it might be a good idea to spend the rest of the money today. Which of the two options below most appeals to you? Or rather -- since you are me, owing to the premise -- which do you think would most appeal to me?

A) NECA Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michelangelo -- $15.99

B) Marvel Select Zombie Hulk -- $4.99

There are no prizes for a correct answer, but perhaps it will allow you to feel secure in the knowledge that you have correctly deduced my actions in this particular situation. 😉

-posted by Wes | 7:03 pm | Comments (7)
July 5, 2008
What the bleeding crack was that?


"Journey's End"? Fucking awful. I barely got through the bloody episode. 👿

UPDATE: Since I expanded upon an even more concise forum post voicing my displeasure with the episode -- "That was fucking retarded." -- I'll go ahead and augment this entry with some of those thoughts as well. I've made an effort to avoid spoilers, so feel free to read on even if you haven't seen the episode yet! Well, the picture above is sort of a spoiler, but you knew the Daleks were coming back and you knew at least one of them was going to get blown up... so yeah.

I haven't been this disgusted with an episode of a show that I'm supposed to like since "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Season 7 -- even "Heroes" Season 2, as terrible as it was, didn't come close to the sheer awfulness on display here. But in addition to disgust and anger -- while watching this episode, I flipped my monitor the bird at least 14 times -- I also felt a certain sadness. Not because of anything that was happening onscreen, but because it fully hit me that whereas I've enjoyed episodes of the new "Doctor Who" in the past, and whereas I continue to enjoy the classic episodes even when they are obviously bad (hooray for fat-headed minotaurs with platform hooves!), this new show really is not intended for me at all.

Seriously, I might as well have been watching "House" or "Desperate Housewives" or "The Oprah Winfrey Show" or some other program that I can't bloody stand and should not be watching for sanity's sake. Whereas no show that I like has been without bad episodes, at least those still felt like subpar episodes of a show that I liked. With "Journey's End," I felt like I was watching a particularly abysmal episode of a show that I dislike to begin with -- it's like Davies somehow accessed my brain, downloaded everything that I find hateful about television shows, and packed as much of it as he could into this script. Are there no checks and balances in production? You'd think someone would have read this script and just. said. NO. This episode makes me want to completely give up on the Doctor.

"Journey's End" is like the licorice jellybean in my packet of Skittles -- because I do not like licorice and would be like "WHAT THE HELL?!?!?" if I found one. When they start sticking licorice jellybeans in Skittles packets, that's when I'll stop buying them.

</end rambling rant>

-posted by Wes | 10:58 pm | Comments (7)
what an unusual view
Category: Toys

Click here to see, since the front page is getting kind of image heavy!

-posted by Wes | 11:32 am | Comments (2)
July 4, 2008
Category: Toys


-posted by Wes | 9:15 pm | Comments (2)
July 1, 2008

They are coming...

UPDATE: At one point early on I'd refreshed the page to view the first comment, then forgot about it among my many, many tabs. But now, looking at it again, I've noticed that a very appropriate image had appeared in the random DVD screencap box! Random Daleks are the best. 🙂

-posted by Wes | 1:49 pm | Comments (7)