I just inherited more vinyl records than I know what to do with.


  When my parents told me they wanted to get rid of their vinyl record collection–complete with vintage model turntable–I jumped at the chance to own a rather large chunk of my own musical upbringing. I couldn’t bear the thought of so many of my early musical memories sitting in some landfill, which is where […]


Bike Dancing & Ass Sliding: Timeless


Over at Cult Film Club last week, we covered the classic 1986 BMX movie Rad (which, by the way, has managed in just a few days to become one of the most downloaded episodes we’ve ever recorded) and, weirdly, I’m starting to see references to the movie pop up everywhere. For example, take the recently-released […]


‘Ping Pong Summer’ Makes Me Miss the Ocean City of the 80′s

Ping Pong Summer Teaser

As someone who’s lived my entire life in Baltimore and spent the many summers of my 1980′s youth in Ocean City, Maryland, I kind of feel like it’s my civic duty to spread the word about Ping Pong Summer, a new indie film out this weekend. Filmed entirely on location in Ocean City and set in  the year […]


9 Snobby Foods I Learned About from Watching Movies

Pate in Ace Ventura

As someone who was raised on hot dogs and chicken McNuggets, it wasn’t until later in life that I really began to broaden my culinary horizons. Nowadays I love trying new and exotic foods and experimenting with recipes. I’ve been called a “foodie” before, but I hate that label as it implies I’m snobby about […]


I need tiny hands to play these mini arcade cabinets…

TMNT Mini Arcade Cabinet

Sometime last year (in the spring, maybe? honestly, I’ve been out of the blogging loop so long, I don’t remember) friend,  fellow blogger & TMNT fan Tommy over at Top Hat Sasquatch posted some photos of mini arcade cabinets that looked to be the perfect size for action figures. I was really impressed with how […]


Ninja Turtles + Vanilla Ice + Mac & Cheese = Mandatory Post on this Blog

TMNT, Vanilla Ice, Mac & Cheese Commercial

Okay so we’ve got new TMNT fruit snacks, candy, and fucking mac & cheese now. Where the hell is my TMNT cereal?


Do you like board games? ANSWER ME, YOU MAGGOTS!

Nightmare - The Gatkeeper

Few things have been able to drag me out of hibernation status, but one of those things is the Nerd Lunch podcast. Specifically Episode #119, in which we remember all of the awesome board games we had growing up. I joined resident nerds CT, Jeeg, and Pax for a lengthy discussion about games we loved, […]


I don’t do yard sales.

In the sandbox with my Fisher Price Tape Recorder

This week’s League assignment is to write about our most epic yard sale or flea market find ever, and so far there’s been a lot of great posts as everyone shows off their treasures. I, on the other hand, almost never go to yard sales or flea markets, so I had to get creative. The […]


Friendly remindarrr! Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day

Talk Like a Pirate Day

If you arrr not talking like a pirate today, YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG. That’s right me hearties, today is September 19th–Talk Like a Pirate Day, which is right up there with Christmas on the awesome holiday hierarchy. Well, arrright, maybe that’s giving it too much credit, but it’s definitely less lame than Arbor Day. Avast! […]


I’ve got Turtle balls!

TY TMNT Beanie Ballz

When I saw a tweet from my pal Dex of AEIOU & Sometimes Why that mentioned “Stuffed Turtle Balls” I thought it sounded like a gross appetizer from a fancy French restaurant (for the record, I don’t think I could ever bring myself to eat Turtles, since they’re my favorite animal, let alone eat any animal’s […]


21 Boringly Blue Things About Me


On one hand, I think I should be given a pat on the back for making such a glorious return to form after being absent from these weekly League assignments for at least a couple of months now. On the other hand, this was such an easy post to do because I basically just recycled […]


Mandatory Two Month Check-In

Shawn & Jaime

Sorry, this is going to be one of those “Has it really been X days/weeks/months since I last posted something?” kind of posts, which are the worst kind of posts. Seriously, I hate these posts, but what I hate even more is looking at the calendar each day and seeing that “X” number go up. Being that today […]


I’m either too cool for Cult Film Club, or not cool enough.

Cult Film Club Meetup

Either way, I wasn’t able to join my co-hosts Paxton Holley and Shawn Robare down in Jacksonville, FL today for a real-life meetup of the Cult Film Club. That makes me sad-faced, and not only because Shawn tells me I missed out on delicious barbecue and Mountain Dew cupcakes topped with crushed Doritos. Seriously, I’m […]


A bunch of awesome crap I’d buy from Hake’s if I wasn’t broke!

Auction Fantasy Shopping Spree

Back in March, my homies and I in The League went on a fantasy shopping spree to Hake’s Americana and Collectibles where I racked up a bill for over $1600 worth of useless but totally awesome crap that I’m certain would look fantastic adorning the walls of Casa de Crafti. It was one of my favorite […]


The Power of this Creepy Candy Store Logo Compels Me

Candy Kitchen Sign

Just a word of warning, this post will contain a bunch of loosely associated memories with no real point to my sharing any of them, beyond just getting them out of my system so I can feel better. Nostalgia is kind of like barfing that way. What started as a conversation about whether or not it’s […]


Finding a place for Ouya in my crowded gaming life.

Finding a Place for Ouya

It’s been almost a month since I’ve had my Ouya, the upstart open-source game console I backed on Kickstarter, and I’ve been wanting to share my thoughts about it–mainly how, despite being a little rough around the edges,  it’s well worth its $99 pricetag and why it’s amazing for emulators. Concurrently, my pal Mark Stevens […]


10 Summer Vacation Survival Tips from ‘The Great Outdoors’

John Candy and Dan Aykroyd in The Great Outdoors

Hey, look at me doing a League post! As some of you know, life just keeps throwing me curve balls covered in dog shit carrying communicable diseases that have kept me from blogging and being social (okay, I admit some of my time away was for gaming, too), but after realizing I’ve been missing out […]


Pizza Gyoza is Not Just for Ninja Turtles


Regular readers should already know I’m a huge fan of Nickelodeon’s new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show (and Ninja Turtles in general), but something you might not know is that I also love to cook! Though I’ve never had the motivation to start a cooking blog (because the internet needs more of those, right?), I […]


Now that I’ve beaten The Last of Us, what should I do with my life?

Ellie and Joel - The Last of Us

Am I proud of the fact I spent 20-some hours playing The Last of Us since last Friday night? No. Am I proud of the fact I consumed approximately 14 Fig Newtons, 23 Diet Pepsis, an entire box of Special K popcorn chips, at least half a box of wine (yes, a box), and 2.5 pieces […]


AEIOU & Sometimes Awesome Stuff in the Mail

Awesome Mail!

Well, I guess that’s one way to get me back in the swing of blogging… Send me cool surprise gifts in the mail and I’ll have no choice but to write a thank-you post! That’s what Dex of AEIOU and Sometimes Why did, anyway. Well played, Dex. It turned out to be an awesome mail […]