Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Scary toys from the 50's IN THE AGE OF THE ATOM!!!! MUHAHAHAHAHA

In in age were everything Atomic was fucking cool and scary at the same time. The 1950's were an iconic time from music to movies, socially, politically,etc. Our friend John Cozzoli of Zombo's Closet put up a pic of a childhood toy that got us really thinking we missed the boat on some cool stuff. 

Really? Yup it's the Atomic Energy Lab from BlamCo! No just kidding (little Fallout 3 reference there,lol see our Entertainment in the Post Apocalypse article) . But this was a real product. John made a comment about it not being as dangerous as the Gilbert one. More dangerous when were talking about an Atomic Energy Lab!? LMAO fuck yeah we just had to check that out!

So it turns out the Gilbert Atomic Energy Lab is one of the most infamous toys that has ever existed! Fuck me. Makes me want to paint the whole house with lead based paint and reinstall the vinyl asbestos tile in the kitchen, lmao. It least then I would be safe from the Reds! 

 The inventor of this set (and the less dangerous but famous Erector set) was Albert C. Gilbert.

 This link has a pretty good page outlining the set and has lots of associated pictures and packaging.

The kids in the 50's must have been pretty tough especially compared to today's bubble wrap kids and their "helicopter parents". They got to play outside with guns, chemistry sets and apparently radioactive materials. How did they ever survive!!

- Evil von Scarry

Monday, 15 April 2013

UFO draining the sun?

Little green men, greys, and other alien ideas seemed to a far stretch to me. Not that I don't believe there is alien life out there in the universe. In fact I think its statistically impossible for there not to be. I just never really bought the idea that they would bother to make their way here to kill cows and ass probe us. Over the years I have scoured  the internet in a vain attempt to find anything that could prove to me, beyond a shadow of a doubt that extraterrestrial life was visiting our universe. I've searched endless "UFO expert" sites, tons of youtube videos, and spent countless hours trying to find a scrap of anything that might give me hope that there is a chance of visitation. Yes I am a self professed geek...but a video I saw tonight may have changed my views for good. I don't pretend to understand what I've seen in these videos. And after digging myself, holy shit! you need to see this for yourself.

This is the original video I watched. As a subscriber to Wowforreeel I've seen many interesting things, some convincing, some not so much. Until this video... the final segment was what caught my eye. Just for a bit of background Wowforreeel, is the host and the name of the channel that covers ufos, strange events, aliens, Nibiru , anomalies, and other strangeness. Very interesting, so subscribe. So this video begins like some of videos do, with some theatrics..hard to exp[lain just watch..take note of final segment.


WTF was that??!! So I dug deeper and found this video...

Ok, adding some credibility..I found the original clip that caught my eye..this is it.

Meh, has to be a photoshoped video or something...I thought the same thing. But on a whim I went to this link:

a NASA site dedicated to observation of the sun. and entered the following dates into the parameters:

March 11, 2012 and March 13, 2012
AIA 171(gold) default one 
resolution 1024 x 1024
and left bottom one blank

Lo and behold there it is....

Now I know it won't make a believer out of all of you..but man, it sure is perplexing and worth seeing.

~Kount Kreepy  

interesting video after the fact:

Sunday, 14 April 2013

The Pact

The Pact
a U.S. 2012 horror/thriller directed by Nicholas McCarthy
This film stars,  Caity Lotz,Casper Van Dien,Agnes Bruckner,Haley Hudson (who I refer to as Sheldon's sister lol),Kathleen Rose Perkins ,
Samuel Ball and Mark Steger

Watched this on IFC. First impression I was a bit hesitant, as all the actors were too good looking, but within the 10-20 minute mark one gets sucked into the story pretty easily.

Film Description (from IFC)
" After their mother passes away, sisters Nicole and Annie Annie begins experiencing a series of intense and disturbing dreams – visions that lead her to uncover something terrible about her mother’s past that is finally revealing itself.
reluctantly return to their childhood home to pay their last respects.  While staying overnight in the house, the sisters sense a mysterious presence in their midst: noises startling them in the night, objects moving about, a fallen picture of an unknown woman posed next to their mother. "

Starts off as a supernatural thriller/haunted house film and soon gets  into a mystery thriller,with a time pressure, imminent threat of death and possibly someone eating your soul. Low budget enough to have that grittier indy film appeal but enough money involved that it retains quality.

Camera work is done well and adds to the effect and feel of the film. The acting is done well and the main protagonist (Annie played by Caity Lotz) has acting ability and doesn't rely on her looks to sell the film like bigger budget films.

Worth the watch and one of those films best enjoyed at home on the couch with the lights turned off! Will give you some good scares, make you think and not insult your intelligence. See this film!-EvS

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Is Terminator soon to be a reality?

I often wonder if the whole "terminator" movie scenario is science fiction turned inevitable reality. Are we doomed, those of us who survive, to run around in a post-apocalyptic world, filled with killer robots? We certainly seem hell bent on getting there. Scientists working under sketchy military subcontractors and other smoke and mirror bodies, are working over time to create all the crazy things we see in sci fi flicks. Are we headed in this direction? I think so... you tell me:

Here is a "dog" robot designed to lug things(so far). Imagine if you will this thing if you will, 5 times the size and armed to the teeth.

It s seem benign enough now..but given the right mods it could be scary as hell.

Now for the true frightening:

Introducing Petman(2009)

..not very exciting..but you can see where they're headed.

Petman (2011) getting creepier..
And now Petman 2013

next video?

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Cthulhu Lives in the gut of a termite! (and more!)

Found this article in Popsci and had to re-post it! (with some better art) And as an added bonus I threw in some other goodies!

Cthulhu Lives In The Gut Of A Termite

As well as in the malevolent deeps

The Dread Cthulhu
The Dread Cthulhu Wikipedia
Scientists have been naming species after famous people for a long time. For example, Thomas Jefferson has an extinct giant ground sloth named after him. Mark Knopfler rates a dinosaur. Frank Zappa has multiple animals sharing his namesake, including a spider, a jellyfish and a mudskipper.
Now joining those hallowed ranks is one of the Great Old Ones. Scientists at the University of British Columbia and the University of Florida bequeathed two new genera of symbiotic protists their own dread names: Cthulhu and Cthylla.
The protists, not surprisingly, have a lot of tentacles. (Or, well, they have tentacle-like appendages. In fact, if they didn't have tentacle-like appendages, I would have been writing this column berating the researchers for their oversight). But, as the researchers say in the abstract to their paper, published in PLOS One: "Both genera have […] an anterior bundle flagella (and likely a single posterior flagellum) that emerge slightly subanteriorly and have a distinctive beat pattern. Cthulhu is relatively large and has a distinctive bundle of over 20 flagella whereas Cthyllais smaller, has only 5 anterior flagella."
The critters live inside termite guts and help the termites digest the cellulose in wood. I had no idea that R'lyeh was situated in the body cavity of an insect, rather than at the bottom of the South Pacific.
The Lovecraftian purists out there are probably looking at the second genus and muttering "bullsh*t" to themselves--Cthylla (apparently Cthulhu's youngest progeny) was not created by H.P. Lovecraft. She was invented in 1975 by writer Brian Lumley. I'm not going to get into a nerd-rage fueled throwdown over the nomenclature and rightness of using a latter-day addition to the mythos in the same paper as the hallowed original. I'm just going to use this as an excuse to bust out my copy of At The Mountains of Madness and call in sick tomorrow for work.
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!

Cthulhu based Movies: 

The Last Lovecraft(2009) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1522262/

Cthulhu based books: 


Miskatonic University has a long-whispered reputation of being strongly connected to all things occult and supernatural. From the faculty to the students, the fascination with other-worldly legends and objects runs rampant. So, when Carter Weston's professor Dr. Thayerson asks him to search a nearby village for a book that is believed to control the inhuman forces that rule the Earth, Incendium Maleficarum, The Inferno of the Witch, the student doesn't hesitate to begin the quest. 

Weston's journey takes an unexpected turn, however, when he ventures into a tavern in the small town of Anchorhead. Rather than passing the evening as a solitary patron, Weston joins four men who regale him with stories of their personal experiences with forces both preternatural and damned. Two stories hit close to home as they tie the tellers directly to Weston's current mission. 

His unanticipated role as passive listener proves fortuitous, and Weston fulfills his goal. Bringing the book back to Miskatonic, though, proves to be a grave mistake. Quickly, Weston realizes he has played a role in potentially opening the gate between the netherworld and the world of Man. Reversing the course of events means forgetting all he thought he knew about Miskatonic and his professor and embracing an unknown beyond his wildest imagination.

Tales of Cthulhu Mythos by HP Lovecraft http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Cthulhu-Mythos-H-Lovecraft/dp/034542204X

Short stories

Cool Cthulhu links: