Oh snap! Looks like OMEGA-`LECTION DAY is upon us! I can’t believe we’ve made it to another one, but since we’re here we might as well celebrate! Hit the jump to check out all of our totally legitimate coverage!
If you’re reading this, chances are that New Jersey’s Craig Elmore has a better He-Man collection than you. I first met Elmore about 10 years ago at community college in a speech class. It was a requirement, we weren’t retarded or anything like that. The first “speech” I remember Elmore giving was on how super saiyan levels from Dragonball Z work. About halfway through his speech, Elmore paused and apologized. He said he had just smoked a bowl before class and was having trouble delivering his speech. I knew then that this kid had stones.
What I didn’t know about until a little later was Elmore’s possessed a massive MOTU collection. Like, really big. I thought I was cool with Hordak and Trap-Jaw on my desk, but Elmore puts my collecting heart to shame. 10 years burning plastic torsos down the road and Elmore is still He-Man hoarding strong.
Why collect He-Man? Why not Ninja Turtles or GI Joe?
The main figures I collect are He-Man, Thundercats, and Silverhawks. I have some Turtles, Transformers, and other toys, but growin’ up He-Man, Tcats, and Silverhawks were my fave.
Do you call them “He-Man figures” or “Masters of the Universe figures?”
Definitely He-Man figures.
Are most of your vintage figures the ones you owned when you were a kid? Or did you go back and re-buy them?
I’d say a 1/4 of em were mine from when I was a kid. When I was in high school and started looking on internet I saw some sites people made for 80s cartoons. It made me go in the attic and pull out what I had. Then with eBay and some toy shows it just got bigger and bigger and I started asking my friends if they had any.
When you’re an internet addict like myself, the end of the year is fucking stifling. Ain’t nothing going on! Everyone is off. Everyone is merry. But what is someone like me supposed to do? When I refresh the pages, there isn’t a magical assortment of news stories to digest and regurgitate? It’s confounding. Here’s some bullshit worth checking it to get you through the lull.
….TO THE FUTURE!
“Screenshots, teasers and minuscule titbits are my bread and butter — I’m a man who enjoys the chase. The build-up is better than the act, so they say. Anyway, enough with this poorly masqueraded sexual innuendo, let’s get on with my most anticipated games of 2011.”
The Bloglin’s Best of 2010: The Top 20 Movies
Over at Mishka, our own Cooper takes a look at the top twenty flicks of the year. Numerical ordering and debates a-go-go!
Don’t send bugs to Mars
“A plan to send live microbes to the Red Planet’s largest moon risks wrecking our search for extraterrestrial life, argues Barry E. DiGregorio.”
Salutations. Welcome to Spaceship Omega. We are currently orbiting the Intangible Wunderverse, pausing to observe and report. Our environment is sustained off of lewd comments, caffeinated beverages, popculture references, and lots of comic books. Happy as fuck to have you with us today. The space-steward or stewardess will be by momentarily to make sure your stay aboard the ship is pleasant. They’ll be offering you your preferred services, cultured from psychic imaging and personality analytics.
Here’s some reports from the preferred satellites.
Hoe Moaners’ Holiday
“Me and the Night Slugs decided to strike out on a crisp winter’s evening and take some night shots of some of the houses within my immediate kill zone. My blast radius, if you will.”
No black dudes, bring your own TV
“Now, this guy is FUCKING SERIOUS about his COD LAN Party. No getting your dick out, if you bring weed, bring enough for everybody. Jesus, what do you think he is, man, Some sort of fucking TV Outlet!?”
It’s been proven: You’re either a hypocrite or delusional
“I love it when science explains why human beings are awful. A recent set of experiments proves the punishment you dole out to people is always worse than what they did to you.”
2011 preview: Expect Earth’s twin planet
“Earthlings will surely thrill at finding their planetary double: our calculation suggests the discovery could happen next year.”
Quote of the day | President Obama’s Spider-Sense is tingling
“Sounds like he won’t be crumpling his sensible suit and tie in the trash and saying “President No More!” anytime soon.”
Behold the Power of the Blood Qu’ran!
“I mean…I don’t even know where to start with this thing. Apparently in the 90â€²s Saddam Hussein decided he had to up his evil ante, and what’s more weird/perverse than etching a major religious text in blood?”
Welcome aboard Omega-Level — the world’s most feared nerdcore pirate ship! We’re currently raiding the Pop Culture Seas! To stomach these turbulent waters, it’s advisable to consume caffeine and discuss the nonsense that your coworkers/family members/probation officers just don’t get. That’s why we’re here.
ALL HANDS ON DECK! Announcements are underway!
Astute passengers of Omega-Level have no doubt noticed that there is a third contributor amongst our ranks. Who is this enigmatic fellow? Well, if the Brothers Omega are the co-captains of the vessel, Mr. Cooper is the official first mate. In addition to posting whatever the hell he wants (we scoff in the face of structure), Patrick is gracing us with two weekly features: Cage Match and Omega Sinema.
Unless you’re a total lamebrain, you are going to love him.
Just in case you’re wondering, I’m not new to OL. I am, in fact, the man/creature/invention formerly known as P-Bones Krueger. Why am I now R. Frankenstein? Is this new moniker actually necessary? Isn’t it ridiculous that I have assumed yet another identity?
I don’t know. Maybe I’ll ask Superman…or Clark Kent…or Kal-El.
Ha, that’s a twist to the secret identity trope that even Bill missed.
Don’t worry about OL closing up shop during the holiday season. We believe that everyone should celebrate the holidays any way they see fit. For us, it means hanging with friends, eating too much food, and discussing the malarkey (as always). So if you’re feeling slightly subversive, feel free to stop by and revel!
At the top of my holiday to-do list: watch Black Santa’s Revenge:
Holy smokes. One year ago today, OL launched its very first post. Since then, we’ve unfurled countless obscenities, over-indulgent critiques of comic book characters and recollections of general buffoonery onto the Internet. Caffeine Powered chronicled that final season of LOST with a candor and enthusiasm that I truly believe is worthy of publication. I walked readers through the oft-overlooked celebration of OCTOBERFEAST. We got to express ourselves in many ways that would be impossible otherwise.
It’s been a blast.
To those of you who regularly attend Omega-Stadium – thank you. We sincerely appreciate your support, even if that just means reading and commenting on a post.
Let’s keep making memories.
- The Cover to Nemesis #1 Has Been Revealed
I can’t tell if Mark Millar is devolving into self-parody, or if he’s getting more and more amazing.
- Guile Is Sonic Fucked
I stumbled across this over at Split-Screen, a new video game blog I came across. The blog is dope too.
- The Haircut Umbrella Screams “You’ll Need Therapy”
Yeah, let’s see. Stick a cone around your neck like a dog who can’t stop licking his oozing wound, and then shave your head. Your future therapist thanks your parents.
- Fear of a 12th Planet: Remote Viewing
Over at Mishka Bloglin is my favorite weekly column, “Fear of a 12th Planet”, which focuses on out there shit, conspiracy theories, and other shit that my paranoid brain likes. This week? Remote viewing. True or not? Who cares. Interesting.
- LOST Valentine’s Day Cards
Epic LOST-themed Valentine’s Day cards.
- DC Unveils The Last Covers to Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne
Yeah, gumshoe detective Bruce Wayne isn’t doing much for me.
- Prog Dorks Like Me: Listen to The Alaya Conscious
If you don’t play World of Warcraft, worship John Petrucci, or imagine yourself gallantly crossing a stream of time and space aboard a beautiful intergalactic horse while doing math equations, this band probably isn’t for you. But for the rest of us? Hell yeah!
- World of Warcraft Has Lost Half A Million Nerds
They’re probably dead underneath their computer desk, covered in crumbs and crusty fingers. That’s where you’ll find me.
- The Spider-Man Reboot Will Be In 3D
Executives figure if it saved Dancing With the Alien Wolves, it can help Emo Parker.
- The 24 Movie is Real?
Here’s hoping Billy Ray is better than the glue-huffing monsters writing this season.
- Final Fantasy XIII Is Receiving Xbox 360 Bundle in North America
Jesus Christ, it’s hot. Not as sleek as the PS3 bundle, but it still gets the parts engorged.
- Haters Gon’ Hate: My Top 10 Nicolas Cage Movies
My friend Patrick Cooper discusses the utter genius that is Nicholas Cage. Dude gave me Adaptation, Raising Arizona, and The Rock. He can churn out all the Ghost Riders he wants after that.
- Bioshock 2 Came Out Today
I won’t be able to play it for roughly a zillion years, but I can’t help wanting to see how they pull off the sequel to a rather tightly-bound story, needing nothing added to it. Other than a more satisfying ending to the original. Oh, I said it!
- Bruce Wayne Looks Really Dumb As A Pirate and Cowboy
Yo, listen. Between LOST and Captain America: Reborn, I’m officially fatigued with time-warping, trans-dimensional takes on my favorite characters.
- Now Us Men Can Count Our Own Sperm!
Welcome to the future, may you be fertile!
To the two or three people who actually frequent this site/blog/source of banality and vulgarity, it may be apparent that we’ve been more quiet than usual here. With the daily LOST ramblings taking up a vast majority of my mental capacity, I’ve been shying away from my usual comic book and video game ramblings.
This is all compounded by my sorry ass starting graduate school this week. And it isn’t to say I won’t have time for OL, but rather I’ve been thrown off my schedule and I’m trying to cobble together something that approximates functionality. I’m like a tard, yes a tard. If you alter the time that I’m supposed to eat my bologna sandwich I start to freak the fuck out.
I’d like to provide some programming notes, if you will.
- Monday Morning Commute comes out every Monday. It’s where I tell you what I’m digging. theoretically, you join in the fun. It’s slop, and vapid, but what is the internet for, if for not slop and vapidity?
- Remember That Time On LOST will be ending on the first day of the new season. However, I’m going to kick off This Week on LOST, so we can all gather around after the episode and speculate and masturbate. This will be posted every Wednesday.
- Variant Covers, the weekly round-up of superhero vomit dropping onto comic book shelves will be returning next week. This will be posted every Tuesday.
- Images & Words, Pepsibones’ comic book pick of the week, is a Thursday operation. I think he didn’t post this week because he was busy sculpting animals out of body hair and paste, screaming at the sky that there is no escape, only lateral movement. This will be posted every Thursday. [Update - Pepsibones managed to stop shaking his fist & screaming at the "Bearded Sky-Man" long enough to post this week's Images &Words]
- This Week On 24 will start today, and continue to be posted every Tuesday. This show sucks.
- Friday Brew Review still comes every Friday, because Pepsibones is an alcoholic.
Other than that, party on. I’ll still be posting general impressions and reviews of video games I’m rocking out to, references to latex tentacle porn, and immaturity. Strap-in.