Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Blog On Hiatus Until October

I'm afraid so.  I've considered this off and on throughout the summer (a slower than usual time at the blog anyway), but I think it's necessary right now for several reasons.  One, I have to admit I'm struggling a bit for cool topics right now, the ever-famous writers' block.  Two, my home desktop PC has been on the fritz for a couple of months now and has made it harder to dedicate the time I'd like to the blog.  Finally, I have personal matters to attend to, such as my children and teacher wife preparing for school the next few weeks, and most importantly, a family tragedy we learned of this past weekend.  In the face of things that really matter, the blog can wait.

But one thing I want to make perfectly clear:  the blog is not finished.  Not by a long shot.  Many bloggers in the past say they're taking a brief break and then never return, but that won't happen here.  In fact, I will be performing maintenance on the blog throughout September, checking for dead links and videos that no longer exist (if you find any, please leave a comment or email me).  I will also be stockpiling new material to avoid future dry spells.

God willing, I will return to posting new material on October 1st, the start of---wait for it--the Countdown to Halloween!  Last year's event was a huge success for the blog, and I can't wait for this year.  As I've said before, October through December is my favorite time of year to blog, and this year will be no exception.

I will continue to post items on both Twitter and Facebook, that won't change, so if you need your daily dose of me, those will be the places to find me during this break.

Thank you to everyone who reads and supports this blog.  This may not be the most visited blog on the 'Net, but I truly appreciate every single reader.  You folks are the best!  Please bear with me, and stay tuned!  You never know, I may change my mind and come back early.  Thanks!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

HALKa: Indian Hulk Film Trailer

Holy crap I can't believe I didn't see this before! HALKa. An Indian version of Hulk. I don't know if this is meant to be taken seriously or if it's a spoof, but God look at this! Thanks to The Hulkington Post for the clip.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Marvel! At The Disco

If there are two things that I can honestly say I love (aside from my wonderful family and friends, of course), it's Marvel comics and disco music.  Today I present two great tastes that go great together!  Here are two disco tracks related to my favorite Marvel properties, Spider-Man and the Hulk.

First up: an extended version of the Spider-Man theme song used on the 70s PBS series The Electric Company, during the show's Spidey Super Stories segments.

Next, a disco version of the famous "Lonely Man" theme from the Incredible Hulk TV series.  Once you hear it, you won't get it out of your head, and that's a good thing!  Thanks go out to Kristen Rybandt of the Enough Hats for Everyone blog for bringing this groovy track to my attention.

Stay classy, Internet!

Friday, August 6, 2010

For Better or For Worse Animated Series

Continuing my look at animated TV specials based on comic strips, here is an installment from an ongoing series, albeit one that aired only in Canada. For Better or For Worse is based on the strip of the same name revolving around a typical suburban family and their daily lives. I'm a longtime fan of the strip, and although I knew of a onetime special (seen in America on the Disney Channel in the 90s), I had no idea a full series was produced. I also didn't know the comic strip was set in Canada. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Cathy Animated TV Special

Continuing my posts of comic strip-based TV specials, here is an animated special based on the strip Cathy. After coming across a commercial for the Blondie special, I learned that the two specials debuted back to back on the same night. Here is the commercial followed by the special. Thanks!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Blondie and Dagwood Animated Special

I've recently come across several animated specials from the 80s based on classic newspaper comic strips, most of which I didn't know existed. As a lifelong comic strip fan, I'm intrigued to check these out.

First up is a special based on the strip Blondie, which aired on CBS in 1987. I'm watching this for the first time just as you likely are, so let's see how it goes!