News of the Strange
I know there are those of you that love, Love, LOVE Hello Kitty. And I know there are some of you that want to have everything you own adorned with the visage of the cute little cat, but when you paint your Ferrari pink, and customize the car with Hello Kitty decals, it makes me wonder… What’s the most bizarre Hello Kitty bit of merchandise you’ve ever seen? via The Intardwebz
Oh how the mighty have fallen. A Long Island bank was robbed the other day, and the security cameras captured the criminal in action. Can you really blame him? With two Death Stars destroyed, no one is going to invest in that losing proposition. The guy has Troopers to feed, and insurance to pay for… oh and then there is that whole San Diego Comic Con that is sure to be putting the pressure on the Dark Lord of the Sith. Today (Friday) is Star Wars day at the show, and I’m sure a crack team of investigators will be
Christian Tyler Hardee is “trying to do what’s right, in tights” as he patrols his town of Columbia, Tennessee. Dressed as The Viper and carrying throwing stars and plastic sticks, the 20-year-old crime fighter wanna be made one big mistake – letting the media know his real name. via WHDH
If you were wondering what other adult “parody” film Hustler was working on, take a gander at This Ain’t Avatar XXX that will arrive in September 2010. While it won’t be animated, we have learned that the adult film will be shot in 3-D! It won’t be the fancy 3-D you’ve seen in the theaters, but rather the good ol’ fashioned anaglyph with red-blue or red-green glasses. “It will be 3D anaglyph just because that’s the way most people will be able to see it,” said Rob Smith, director of operations for Hustler Video Group. “As soon as there’s the
Quite frankly, I don’t mind that people dress up and hang around Hollywood Boulevard hoping to make a few bucks posing with tourists. However, there have been a few people who have gotten out of control and become violent over the last couple of years. Looks like the city of Los Angeles is finally taking action and cracking down on those loitering and panhandling.
Man, the stuff in the back of magazines and comics from back in the day doesn’t get any weirder than this… Now’s the time to dive into your old comics, scan the weirdest ads, and send them our way.
Turns out the reason the stock market has been growing is because it is more than happy to shake hands with the Dark Side. Darth Vader and a number of Storm Troopers from the Star Wars Saga rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. They, along with R2-D2, were there as representatives of Lucasfilm Ltd. (Dec. 22)
If you want to freak out the guy in front of you while driving down the highway, then you’ll want to jump on this motorbike that’s been modified to look like a Predator. This custom bike was designed by Pitstop Motors in New Jersey, and is fully functional – except for that nuclear bomb, and infrared eyesight thing…I bet this thing induces a few heart attacks as it speeds down the street. via io9
If J. Jonah Jameson had that to run as a headline, I’m sure it would be in 120 point all-caps that takes up the top half of the Daily Bugle front page.Â He might even go on the evening news to proclaim his hatred for the wall crawler. A pizza restaurant in Tacoma was robbed on Monday night.Â That’s probably the norm for many a Papa Murphy’s across the country, but this time the robber decided to wear a Spider-Man ski-mask as he made off with the cash. The bandit robbed the employees, then fled. No one was hurt.A police
If you are going to start peddling drugs in your local neighborhood, or even in a large metro region like, say Denver, Colorado, then you might want to take a tip from the recently busted Castro brothers, who figured out a way to hide large sums of money. The alleged meth king-pins were laundering their ill-gotten gains by buying and selling classic comic books. According to reports as many as 100 boxes of comic books were encased in plastic during the drug bust. Theoretically, the plan by the alleged drug dealers was a good one.Â While the DEA and other
Universal Pictures has picked up the rights to the Where’s Waldo property in hopes of turning it into a movie.Â There’s no word on what the plot will be about, but when the Where’s Waldo Now? options were over at Paramount it featured a time traveling hero. The plot of that project revolved around Waldo, now 30, ending up traveling through time after accidentally activating a malfunctioning travel machine. Adam Rifkin (interviewed on the Major Spoilers Podcast) had a hand in that script, but as of today, there is no word on who will write or direct the Universal version
In a case of a card game gone wrong, three drunks walked into Access Comics in Bellingham, WA, caused a ruckus during a Magic: The Gathering game, and were asked to leave. Drunks being drunks, the trio returned shortly after and played Pressed Ham against the store window.Â The drunks pressed their butt-cheeks just a little too hard, breaking the store front window at which point two gamers (age 19 and 42) chased the drunks down and beat their heads in with a baseball bat.Â One of the victims has a broken orbital bone, and another has a skull fracture.Â
Michael George, the comic book retailer and convention organizer, got a reprieve on Friday when Macomb County judge James Biernat set aside his murder conviction. â€œIâ€™m convinced it will be a miscarriage of justice to allow the verdict to stand,â€ Biernat said from the bench at the start of a 45-minute statement, adding that each of his reasons on its own â€œis enough for a new trial.â€ The ruling drew elation from George and his supporters, and disdain and anger from Barbara Georgeâ€™s family and other supporters. The new trial is set to begin on December 2, 2008. If you