Friday, 27 January 2012

The Dark Knight - Adam West Stylee...

Want to see The Dark Knight credits redone in the style of the original Batman TV series? Of course you do!


You betcha!

Make Your Own Ent!

Look at this!

Now the following could save Peter Jackson millions...

Taken from Hal Danby's  "Make your Own Costumes and Disguises" any kid could make this... it doesn't look hard at all...

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Which is more evil? Harry Potter or Narnia? Get the definitive answer here...

Just in case you missed the truth about the Evil of Narnia!

To see the evolution of the argument in full read here...

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Jake the peg - Make your own costume 2 (picture by my brother)

My brother has kindly sent me this diagram of an articulated knee that he made for Jake's third leg...
He used a door hinge and a chair spring... now you can be even more accurate - Hey Rolf my brother makes better third legs than you!

Spin Off Beatles Cartoon! Island of Terror: Strawberry Fields Whatever

Beatles Spin off cartoon! I had no idea! Thanks to Island of Terror for this.

Click on link below to read more and see an episode...

Island of Terror: Strawberry Fields Whatever:

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Jake the Peg - Make your own costume

My brother made this costume for his Scout Band Night thing (I think it was called "Corfe Capers" - I lived in Corfe Mullen, Dorset back in the day)Now you can make it too!

Listen to the tune whilst you do!

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Grammar - The Proper Noun

Back in the late 19th Century to help kids learn grammar they used these groovy characters.

First: The noun

This comes from a book that my dear departed gran gave me.

Spin off Grammar!
Do you know what it does work.
Give an idea or a concept a character and I'll remember it.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Pathetic Zombies - Kids in the Hall

This got funnier the longer it went on.
I would suggest that there are elements of Zombie canon* here.

This is taken from the Canadian "Kids in the Hall" which I watched back in sixth form and university. Channel 4 bought it, I stumbled upon this by accident and memories came flooding back...

*Zombie Canon

Zombies are SLOW
Zombies are STUPID
Zombies can only be stopped by a BLOW TO THE HEAD
Zombies are RELENTLESS

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Brilliant Mash-ups 3 - Spiderman versus Megatron! Transformers and Spiderman...

I bought this comic when I was 11.

I remember the little corner shop in Corfe Mullen (Dorset) next to Lockyers Middle School, just by the Recreation ground.  I wonder if it's still there. I'd pick up this comic every Friday after school for about seven issues but then I ran out of money.

I got very litle pocket money and so supplemented my income (which was my age in pence per week - so 11p at this point) by singing in the choir, this meant I could afford the occasional Fighting Fantasy Gamebook and buy the Transformers comic. I never had a Transformers toy and nor did I watch the cartoon. I loved the comics.

Transformers were with Marvel at this time, I wonder if the films would have been better if they stayed that way. In this story Sam Whitwickey's Dad (who is a mechanic) is kidnapped by the Decepticons to work for them on refining fuel or something. Spiderman aids in the rescue.

He teams up with Gears.

Spidey is as cheeky as ever (I think that's why I liked him, Superman and Batman were so po-faced in the eighties). Notice the black suit (I didn't follow Spidey in comics but did watch Spiderman and his Amazing Friends (which I loved and still love) so this suit that was operated telepathically was super cool news to me).

Spidey is not phased by any of this, he initially doesn't know the Autobots are goodies but once he knows the truth is quite happy to wrap Megatron up in webbing...

Such happy memories.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Spinning Off During the War - The Beam Boys

Fact - Jerry lost because he was dazzled trying to make out the names in this fiendishly clever searchlight.

Monday, 2 January 2012