Monday, March 24, 2008

Early Post

I'll most likely be away from computers this Friday, so I'm posting this week's post today to get it done.

This news piece aired originally on 3/23/2008 on CBS Sunday Morning. It's about regenerative medicine.


Friday, March 21, 2008


"Phobot is a phobic robot, who's very scared of certain objects, and robots in particular. Phobot is meant as a concept exploring possible support tools for kids with object or location-related phobias. Phobot and the phobic child will help each other overcome fears by following exposure program steps. If you help Phobot out, gradually exposing the little robot to bigger and bigger robots, Phobot will overcome its fears."

~ from

And please remember that the latest issue of If - E - Zine(tm) is now available at

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Issue Number 10 Is Here!

Hey folks,

I just published issue 10 of If - E - Zine(tm). It's filled with FREE science fiction and fantasy stories. Here's just a sampling:

In "From Here to the Stars!" we meet Tad Manly, a luchador catapulted into worlds beyond known space!

"Rescuing the Dead" sees the return of Sgt. Drake, an ultra-futuristic space marine in hot pursuit of psychics.

"Zalam in the Lost City of Adul-Ra" is a sword & sorcery tale with a giant alien protagonist in a world of might, magic and mechano-men!

Finally, in "Captain Destiny & the Creature from Atrius-99" we read of the exploits of Cpt. Destiny... the first human to discover a planet populated entirely by kaiju!

Feel free to check it out at:

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Just a little reminder...

Friday, March 14, 2008

Super Smash Brothers Brawl

My entire week thus far has been consumed with the new Nintendo WII game Super Smash Brothers Brawl. Its a fighting game filled with classic Nintendo characters and some third-party non-Nintendo characters. It's frantic, seizure-inducing pace and massive amounts of collectibles have kept my obsessive side busy and quite entertained. Today I present to you some screen-grabs from the game.

taking it to Pikachu in the Pokemon Arena

Squirtle teaching Nana and Popo (of Ice Climbers fame) a lesson

Squirtle taking on Master Hand, the final boss in the Classic Mode

I unlocked Solid Snake (from the Metal Gear Solid series) just last night... here he is shooting down Olimar from the Pikmin games

Solid Snake vs. King Dedede (Kirby's rival)

Snake doing what he does best!

Captain Falcon from F-Zero duking it out with Giant Pikachu!

Here's a diorama I made in-game of some of the trophies I've won so far. From left to right: Turret Tusk from Donkey Kong Jungle Beat; HM Mech Rosa from Chosoju Mecha MG; and ROB 64 from Star Fox

Feel free to brag about your own exploits in the game here. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go play some more. I'm having withdrawals!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

BONUS POST!!! ~~ Legend Movie

Here's a trailer for the 1985 movie Legend co-starring a very young Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Billy Barty and featuring Tim Curry as The Lord of Darkness.


And remember that If - E - Zine(tm) Issue #10 will be published on my website Wednesday March 19th!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

If - E - Zine(tm) Issue #10

Hey folks,

As you may know, I publish an ezine of science fiction and slipstream fantasy on my website. Issue #10 of If - E - Zine(tm) is slated to be published on my site Wednesday, March 19th. It's an exciting time for my ezine. This August it will be FIVE YEARS OLD! Be sure to look for it. And, as always, If - E - Zine(tm) is the Free Online Magazine of Thrilling Speculative Fiction!


Saturday, March 8, 2008

Let's Get Ready to Rumble! Super Smash Brothers Brawl

It comes out tomorrow here in the United States.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Ideal Robot Commando

Happy Friday!!!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Someone, quick... toss me an elixir of life!

Gary Gygax, who co-created the fantasy game Dungeons & Dragons and helped start the role-playing phenomenon, died Tuesday morning at his home in Lake Geneva. He was 69.

He had been suffering from health problems for several years, including an abdominal aneurysm, said his wife, Gail Gygax.

RIP Mr. Gygax. Thanks for the many years of fun and entertainment.


Monday, March 3, 2008

Belated Post -- Vampiros de Coyoacan

Once more please excuse the belated post. This week's offering is a scene from Vampiros de Coyoacan, a movie starring luchadores (Mexican wrestlers) Mil Mascaras and Superzan from 1974. Enjoy.

Be sure to check out the Lucha Wiki!