Sunday, August 24, 2014

Everything is Batman

Japanese promo for "upcoming" 1966 film, Batman vs. Godzilla

 A few people are unaware of a little project TOHO was doing in 1965 with the successful Godzilla franchise.  It seems Batman was gaining in popularity at the time and a movie,  Batman vs. Godzilla was just quite almost made, with a script, etc.

  Here's the excerpt:

The Dark Knight, with the help of Robin, does battle with the nuclear menace, Godzilla.

  The original idea for this, seemingly, mismatched crossover comes from the hand of series writer Shinichi Sekizawa, who submitted a manuscript of the proposal on November of 1965. Sekizawa's concept featured several characters from the Batman universe, including Robin and Commissioner Gordon. To actually battle the King of the Monsters, Batman and his sidekicks would have utilized several vehicles to engage in combat, including the Batmobile, the Batcopter and the Batcycle. Interesting to note, the concept also featured the introduction of a weather control apparatus, an idea which would later be worked into the Son of Godzilla (1967) script. It also was going to have another device to control Godzilla himself, which would possibly indicate another antagonist being behind pitting the two characters against each other.
  In terms of Sekizawa's motivation, his reasoning seems clear in these drafts: to try and repeat the mammoth international success that the King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) crossover enjoyed. This is made apparent in allusions to the earlier 1962 film, as even this extremely early take at the concept included mention of Godzilla's battle with King Kong, which was noted as being included with stock footage of the two titans fighting.
  Not surprisingly, though, the concept never got far enough for a full fledged script to have been created. There are many questions related to the proposal still unknown as well, such as if DC comics was ever actually approached with the idea or not. It's also not known to what degree the then recent Batman TV series, which debuted two months after Sekizawa proposed this idea, might have played, if any. It's also interesting to note that references to "Batgirl" are made in the concept, which would predate the Barbara Gordon version of the character that would later become synopsis with the name in 1966.
Concept 1966 art for film.  Godzilla crashes from right to left as animated intro.
  What interests me further is if Adam West and the current Batman TV series would get involved and to what level?  It would be amazing to see a Caesar Romero as The Joker try to control Godzilla in some fashion to harass Batman's efforts, or even include The Penguin and The Riddler and Catwoman while you're at it, as in the Batman Movie of 1966!  Would it be campy?  Probably a bit, until Godzilla showed up and killed Gotham citizens, then it'd take a darker turn.
Artist compilation of potential film.

Yeah... maybe not.  Sorry Yvonne Craig, stick to Orion slave girl victim acting, sweetie (though we still love you, sassy-pants).


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Disclaimer of the Blog of Awesome

Tiffany Teen is amused.
 I had made a "disclaimer" message on my somewhat neglected website, a few years ago, but a lot of folks just bang-off this site directly these days (understandably).  On the original website, I had made a disclaimer, suggesting that the Blog of Awesome is to be taken lightly. 

2012 Olympic gold & silver medalist, gymnast McKayla Maroney says, "That Mike!"

  You see, the stuff in The Blog is to elicit response, entice, or make someone think.  I would like it if readers ate breakfast cereals while reading, perhaps to spit milk and cereal chunks at the screen comically, perhaps.  I wanted to create it for that very purpose, for something to read over breakfast cereal, to give the reader something to think about later-on.  It might make a few people.. uncomfortable but these feelings are society-based that you've been brainwashed with.

Marathon Man (1976) "Is it safe?"

  I know most readers these days hate being alone with their thoughts, neck in a permanent downward-facing-dog position, buried in cellular low-tech, over-priced devices to shut-out the rhythm and heartbeat of the Earth lest it frighten them of It's own Truth.  So many these days shut that Truth out, that simpleness of air, of being.  To consider within, and the World around them.  There's no rush, sometimes.  Enjoy it, no?  Take an hour?  Madness it seems, to most.  Twitchy and desperate as the band Rush might suggest, " to try and fill the void."  I really encourage readers to take off a week from the Inter-Googles and just stay away from video games, cellphones, portable devices of any kind, the radio, music, and just .. be.

Knows how to bee.
  Anyway, aside from that, please remember that The Blog of A. is a fun, light-hearted tool, sometimes abashedly unpopular and mocking the current scene-du-jour, often suggestive or cranky, and sometimes just plain fun, "Oh no he di'n't!"  Yep.  I did.  For instance, a few years ago I brought up that Casey Anthony who undoubtedly murdered her daughter was, if I remember correctly, "America's sweetheart" because the News was just in love with following her trial and getting all the gooey details, becoming the most popular female in the US for several months. 

I was using a smaller font back-then in 2011, way back there.  Hm.

Casey for the win!

    Sometimes The Blog is informational.  Take, for instance, the "Top 10 Best Movies of the..." series.  "Top 10 Best Movies of the 1980s" was a pretty big hit, as well as each of the decades.  A search on this forum for every decade from the 1920s onward can give some insight into what to watch all the way up to 2010!  Wow, Mike!  Yep.  I'm awesome and a half.  Some rather harsh feedback of my recommendations of the 1990s, but hey, "..when in Rome."

  Also, keep in-mind most links are "clickable" meaning if it's underlined and a different color, you can click it as a hyper-link and it'll take you somewhere.. magical.

Derrrrrrr!!!! Duh DUUUHHHH!

  So try not to get too worked-up over my opinions.  They're just that.  Not truths most of the time, just my angle at the time I wrote it.

  Coming soon, Ferguson, Missouri: Treyvon II: Electric Boogaloo.

Live footage from Ferguson, MO.  Things are getting out of hand as rival gangs are demanding: "trial by breakdance" with the cops.  Only the strong survive.


It's ON, coppah's!  Deee'yaaaam!

Thursday, August 14, 2014


 Of course, like a good sci-fi junkie that I am, watched (with initial trepidation) Guardians of the Galaxy recently, like most Americans did.  Let me tell you, it's campy at times.. and great!  It's not as cheesy as I thought it would be!  The characters grow into a sense of nobility and there's a nice, full-on, bard-attack technique at the end (always have a bard in your party). 

  Arguably, the collateral damage is ignored by the Xandarian citizens and the Klyn Prison's inmates are destroyed and forgotten.  Not enough time for pathos when characters' lives are saved, gotta move-on I guess.  At 2 hours even, it's a long watch, yet not even close to being long enough.  I wouldn't have minded a 4 hour version to fill-in some of the humanities here, but you still get to glimpse it here and there as if unspoken.  If only time was spent on it a little more?  At least it's no JJ.Abrams rollercoaster-of-ambivalence and heartless one-dimensionalism.  The characters have interesting depth and the actors emote them further, giving satisfactory depth in an almost Firefly Joss Whedonesque attempt (though, we all admit, Joss has character development nailed-down as the "standard" for this generation, if not the best character director of the last 20, no 30 years!) [Alfred Hitchcock we hardly new ye, and you're sorely missed.]  The director allowed this extension by the actors and it works as it did for John Carpenter in the early 1980's.  This formula is successful.  Are you listening Hollywood?  Let your actors act!  In this case, director James Gunn does, and well.

  Overall a great watch, and while X-Men:Days of Future-Past is arguably the best movie of the year, Guardians of the Galaxy are a close second in a different kind of way.  Youth growing into a sense of nobility and honor.  Characters' backgrounds are mysterious as Snake Plissken's "Opearation Black Light" of Escape from New York, mentioned only briefly in that film by Hauk's Lee Van Cleef yielding a massive, extensive, open-past, expertly directed by John Carpenter.  Such casualness mentioned was potentially the most suggestive and deep past and character-creation of any movie of all-time.  

Karen Gillan as Gamora's sister, Nebula is painfully haaawwwwtttt!!!!!  Here, chippy-chippy!  Do you want your gold star?
  Hidden feature Marvel-esque "Easter Eggs" include staying the credits for Howard the Duck, though the Marvel comic version, not so much the George Lucas film version, comic-character anamorphic correctly done very properly and a nod of approval by moi (though I was completely annoyed that the punk-ass Gen-Zero kid behind me whined, "That was a waste of time."  Hey kid?  F*ck you, loser!  (sorry kids, PG-13 rating by me still in-tact?)

Original Howard the Duck in Guardians of the Galaxy end-credits.

  Beta-Ray-Bill's skeleton is picked-up by Starlord towards the beginning and is considered.  The "Collector" has a head of a Celestial in his arsenal, which is actually a pretty big deal.  There's a dark-elf from Thor in his collection as well as an The Avengers Chitauri soldier who somehow survived the incident at New York in that film, and, of course obviously Cosmo the Space Dog of Earth-616 who is actually quite powerful.  The ship's name, "The Milano" is named after young Alyssa Milano specifically from Who's the Boss? (1984-1992) simply because it was the director's childhood crush.  (Worthy crush, sir.)

Beta-Ray-Bill (yes, he looks like Thor for quite intentional reasons)

  Enjoy the film as Marvel brings this fringe series to a great light and makes it worthwhile.  Soundtrack nods to Ennio Morricone at times, and Lost in Space (1965) at others, borrowing from the best works of the 1960's and 1970's, and a nod to itself from the 1969 original comic and Earth-691.

Josh Brolin, expertly as Thanos is very effective.

  Listen starting at 05:18 and tell me if you hear The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly feel in this score?  It's when suddenly they start coming together in battle and it works.  Reminds me of various times in Space Command I've worked when a crew just suddenly jives, something the Russians can't dare to come close to.  It's what makes us Americans in the military, ya know?  It's a rare thing but some crews suddenly just work together expertly.  Ever hear of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly?  If not, or you have no idea, it's the best Western film ever made, period.  It's what Tarantino tries to emulate, and hopefully with his new film, The Hateful EightWe'll see.  Enjoy!


Out (and Excelsior).

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Hate Male


  Oh goody!  So about 10 months ago I posted a response to a YouTuber named Emily Blackery who complained that she didn't like it that You Tube was requiring a Google + account to respond to videos.  She did so by singing, "F*-You, Google..." in sing-song.  I found it simply vulgar and said so.  I was also mildly annoyed that Google is giving her an opportunity to post and monetize her videos and she's been collecting hundreds of thousands of British Pounds Sterling by her clever, potent videos.  Google is letting her do this for free and merely wanted to consolidate all the Android/Google/YouTube accounts into one (as it makes sense).  It is a simple deal and takes about 3 seconds and, again, is free.

  Just recently (last week) I had a coordinated attack from her mindless minions, all but 3 within an hour's time, insulting me and telling me how wrong I am and insulted my age (actually a hate-crime in this day and age).  Most people would accept such a defeat but I am defiant and gave each deep consideration.  Obviously, this is now free and public information that I will gladly post.  I did research on each person and looked them up individually, they are all mindless, non-contributing media-sponges who have no soul of their own, which is pleasant, lest they prove me otherwise, of course.  Their offerings are accepted.  I've always wanted to do a "Hate Mail" section like my buddy Maddox does, but I usually don't get as much negative reaction, until recently!  Yay!  Attention! Virgo-Power ACTIVATE!  I will use it for more fire in the way people might, if I could eloquently put, "Feed the Troll".  Be I a troll?  So be it!  You better have a coup-de-grace move or some fire handy, lest you roll a 20, kiddies.  Now who's first for the feast?
  1. The fact that you've turned to targeting specific people shows how low and vile you are. Words hurt "Mike" and your words have an impact. For the record, that patchy fuss your trying to grow on your face is seriously not working for you and Emma Blackerys teeth are perfect because she put in an effort and got braces to boost her own self confidence (which everybody needs). Obviously your new here, also, being the 40 yrs old twat that you are, I would appreciate it if you actually did better research before you personally target someone- especially youtubers. you might also want to take into account that they are people and do read what you fucking say and are hurt by hate comments just like you are.


    1. I did target a specific person, though left un-named, which makes me very honorable indeed, but then again, you did not read all of the posts. Initially, and the main reason I did this was because the individual "GB" admitted that he went to the SPCA (which is an orphanage for vagrant and lost dogs and cats in the US) on a regular basis and purchases an animal. If, within a few days, it does not behave to his liking, he then physically mangles it with his bare hands, crushing its bones. Can you imagine a small kitten writhing in agony like that? Half-dead, he then throws it to his backyard neighbors dogs who rip it to shreds. In the US, this is a felony-charge. He has done this over 3 times, or so he says. This is the most evil thing I can imagine, do maliciously crush an animal for no reason except on a whim, then toss the evidence of your maiming to eager teeth over a fence. Can you see the eyes of the kittens as they struggle to cry out, bones and ligaments crushed with no hope for escape? I contacted the FBI and he's being monitored. I have to work with this psychopath on a regular basis.

      As for Blackery, my only complaint was that she was vulgar in her song by swearing, especially publicly. I made note also that she is "biting the hand that feeds her" in the sense that YouTube is paying her by monetizing her videos and allows her to do so for free. Google wanted to consolidate accounts as it made sense since the Android/Chrome/Google architecture is getting enormous and it made sense to do so. It's a small pittance of a deal, especially for the hundreds of thousands of British Pounds Sterling she's raking-in. If I find her work vulgar, I have the right to say so. A lady or gentleman shouldn't be obscene and cruel to an organization that's giving her enough money to buy an estate for the only request she have a G+ account name and password, which, again, takes 3 seconds and costs nothing.

      Karma plays and balances in mysterious ways. I suspect she'll get her "reward" in Life for her profanity eventually. I stand-by my opinions, and though I give your response (the most eloquent of the bunch) due consideration for a week, I have decided you're a bitch and should be raped by an ape. If you could please send me your address I will post-haste mail an albino mountain gorilla to your domicile pumped-up with Viagra and PCP and bananas. I recommend you buy some lube, because it's gonna be a rough night, miss. Enjoy your life, non-contributing media-sponge.

      PS. Send me some nudes, okay? Thanks.


    1. This article is the biggest load of bullcrap ever


      1. I like it that you can read. Did you not agree that this generation lacks substance? Your reply did, and you neglected punctuation. Would you care for a spanking? Why do you have so many consonants in your name? Would you like to buy a vowel? I do believe the Herculean 5th labor of Augean Stables may have been slightly larger a load, as is your face that no one would love. Oh, look! You slide down a hill on grass on your Google + page! It seems you've betrayed your goddess by actually getting an account as well. Betrayer! I hope she is merciful, lest she sing a "F*ck You Krzzy" song. If you like, I can make one for you and post it, as I'm far more musically talented than Emily, your mistress.

        PS. I would ask for nudes, but you're fat.
    2. How do you expect people to want to read your posts when you go and attack Emma for no reason at all? You clearly aren't clever enough as you didn't realise you said that she was 2 only 9 years ago, meaning that you missed out 10 years (she was 12 9 years ago) or that you're thick enough to not be able to use a calculator.

      If you're "always right" then how come your blog doesn't have more than 20 followers yet Emma is now on 700k subscribers? Clearly the maths show who's preferred.

      Also, if you're going to say that her being British explains her teeth, I can say that you must be one fat shit who's sitting in a room where all your furniture has been made out of stacking all the big Mac boxes you eat constantly.

      Now is when you realise how much of an arse you are and that Emma is a better person than you ever will be.

      And with that, I thank you and

      ........('(...´...´.... ¯~/'...')
      ..........''...\.......... _.·´



      1. I actually expect people to read my posts BECAUSE I attack Emma! Checking my stats, I've had over 10,000 views, so I guess I made the right choice there, where I usually only get a few hundred. Win! I'm obviously clever enough. Yeah, I made a typo on the 2 versus 12. I didn't need a calculator to solve for that formula though, but I do appreciate the spell-check.

        The "maths"? More than one math? I like that. Maybe you should take the Englishes? As for me being "right" based on followers, Jesus had 12.. so.. I'm doing better than that, checking by my "maths". How many followers do you have? I suspect zero.

        Not a fan of the Big Mac, per se. My estate generally has pretty nice things as I work as an aerospace engineer. Having lived in England for a while, my comment is justified as just like the Japanese (I lived there too helping them with satellite operations for a few years, and taught classical guitar there as well) that dental hygiene is more corrective than preventative or cosmetic. It's simply their culture. It's not her fault, she's merely surrounded by that lifestyle, and I pointed this out. There are quite a few nations that put that on the back-burner. It does not make them less of a race of people though. It simply "is" and some people are unaware of that.

        I do not bow down to your observation that Emma is a better person than me because she's vulgar and without class or distinction, and she can't sing well. Her heart is cruel as she "bites the hand that feeds her" with profanity and that's just in bad-taste. She has no honor there, simply put. If she recants her song, I will accept her apology, and yours.

        I accept your thanks, and only wished you created the lovely ASCII-art, but, alas, I know you probably copy-pasted it from somewhere, as you're a non-contributing media-sponge with no soul.

        PS. Please send me some nudes of yourself with a dog.
    3. "she was British so she doesn't have the right to Freedom of Speech" Just because america is made to look like the king of freedom dose not mean other places don't have the freedom of speech as well, because we do.


      1. Dylan, Brits have a "limited" freedom-of-speech. You should look into that. Go ahead and make an article against the Queen to inspire riot and see how far that goes, eh? I'll mail you some nudes "ac1234" once she sends them to me, that is, if you like fat-chicks with dogs.

        America is not the MOST free nation, but it's up there, I agree, and we have the best looking girls, cars, and movies.
    4. Nice failing to mention almost all of the YouTube community, including people you watch, were against it. And the horrendous changes to the comment system that came with the G+. And the fact G+ is only the second biggest social network because it is forced on us.


      1. The entire YouTube community was not against it, only the whiny kids who want socialistic "free stuff" and are lazy. Of those aerospace engineers I work with, we were delighted in the account consolidation of YouTube and G+, so your numbers are biased and skewed to a personal reference. You are, quite simply, "wrong". Most people I know used G+ beforehand anyway. Is another account daunting for you? Perhaps I can hold your hand and do that? Oh, wait, you already acquiesced and did so, instead of heading Emma's words and NOT doing so. Who's the bitch NOW, Noah? Guess it's you.

        PS. Send me some nudes of your mom. Thanks. She's hot.
    5. You said you didn't like the way Emma cussed in her video? Well tell me how the hell calling her a 'fucking cunt' makes you any better than her. There are so many things wrong with with article, maybe it's the way you make stupid jokes about her nationality, maybe it's just that you are just a very unpleasant person! Who knows? At first your article was amusing, then it was just rude, and then, to be honest, it kind of got off topic. Not a good read, would not recommend. Goodbye. (Also if we're telling people how to live here, stop using memes in your articles. Your a 43 year old man, that's gross.)


      1. Ah, I did not call her such a name, Solana. The co-worker camera-photoed with the goofy look actually said this and I quoted her. These were not my words. You say there are problems with my article? Can I hire you to proofread as an editor? I could use a good editor. Perhaps $400 per blog-post? I expect good work though. Let me know if you're interested in a job? I usually post twice a week. I can pay via PayPal if you like.

        My jokes are often stupid, yes. I have to appeal to a large crowd and sometimes reach the lowest-common-denominator at-times. Should I be more witty? I doubt readers would get inside-jokes from references to "As You Like It" by Shakespeare. Hmm.. Curious.

        You ask me to stop using MEMEs because they're.. gross? I'll have you know I make my own MEMEs, which is pretty badass. I also have been doing this since 1993 using Compuserve and Bulletin Board Systems (BBS) and even earlier in 1987 using and creating my own Wildcat BBS sites, so.. I've been doing this since before you were born. Stop using MY MEMEs! It's gross. I am the originator of them since day-1 so.. you owe me for each use. I'll take some out of your first paycheck. Let me know if you take Google Wallet btw.

        PS. Oh, and I need you to send me some nudes of yourself. I wouldn't mind one on all fours, perhaps using a mirror? Thanks. Just a mild request. Do you have a broom?
    6. Methinks I hear a fedora. As Noah said, amalgamating YouTube and Google+ caused a lot of havoc and made it difficult for both users as content creators. Now that the "wonderful" number 2 social is about to be canned, hopefully YouTube can resume being an accessible platform for users and creators. Your argument isn't based on any kind of sound logic, it's all about slamming a young woman, because, well, she's a young woman. She is actually a well respected creator, and champion of charity. When prey tell dear sir, did you raise 25,000 GBP (about 42069.63)?
      You just come off as a grumpy old dude. You're past it my friend, let the new generation come and rock. Your days have passed.


      1. You hear a hat? Perhaps you meant the Linux project, or the opera? Regardless, you come off as a Down Syndrome retard (politely and correctly pronounced, reh' TAR'd). You think G+ is about to be canned? I think not, especially since you yourself bowed-down and got a full-on G+ account just to post here. Seems you are not the rebellious warrior you thought you were.

        So, you wish to fence on logic? Firstly, you mention you "hear" a fedora. This could be either a hat, development tool, or an opera, or perhaps a codename for a Cold War spy. In either case, you're illogical. Secondly, and more to-the-point, my "logic" is that she's insulting the company that pays her. If you worked for a large company, would you publicly insult it? You'd be fired in a heartbeat. Same goes for her vulgar song against the "hand that feeds her". She insults it, yet they are so benign they accept the freedom of expression regardless of her bad publicity against them! They are saints! How "logical" is it to TRY to get kicked-off of YouTube when it's her sole income (and surprisingly very lucrative for her). I insult her logic directly! I don't slam her species. I slam her retardation. She's respected by children who don't know any better, and are media-sponges that don't have any pages themselves, nor produce anything worthwhile (such as yourself). She's loved by retarded goblins with no creativity or hope who just feed off the tit of YouTube without even standing up by her clarion-call of vulgarity by song like some evil, anti-bard. Some good it did, none of them joined her cause against YouTube's consolidation of accounts. Indeed, even she made a G+ account like some scum-sucking lowlife who doesn't even believe her own message! If she was truly honest in her song, she'd have cancelled her subscription and channel in defiance, regardless of her income. THAT would have been the true passion and message, not whining like a spoiled brat with a mouth worthy of an honest soaping.
        Champion of charity? To what cause? Where did the money go? If she was a true "champion" she wouldn't have publicized the fact she did it. She just wants to show off. If it wasn't for YouTube, she could not have championed a dime. Ironic she sings against it, no? If she un-monetized all her posts on her channel, then she'd be honorable. I did. She is a prostitute. She does art for cash, not for the love of it, and by that, she's cheap and whorish.

        I've championed causes in my day, true, and have done well by them. I donated $75,000 US to the Native American Fund in 2004. I think that's worthy, and I did it without whoring myself.

        I'm not quite "old" I'd say, at 44 now. Though I must admit, I was an angry rebellious teen, then angry rebellious 20-something, then 30's. I've always been a punk-rocker angry-dude. My age has nothing to do with it. Most of the 1950's and 1960's rebellious teens gave up and became passive and institutionalized and absorbed into the system. I refuse! I am the true rebel! She almost was, but she gave-in like a loser, not standing up for what she believed in, and you are a loser for believing in her fake-ness.

        PS. Please send me some nudes of yourself, particularly I'd like some hands-over-head photos and some spread butt shots please. You don't have to shave. I know you don't with a name like Yeshe Thubten as you likely live in Tibet with your whoremates. Whoring. Have them send me your best work and I'll give you $2500. I'll need your Paypal account to send it though.
    7. Stop talking about being are a embarrassment to us all.


      1. I've fought in two wars in the military and am highly decorated. I currently hold a special compartment top-secret clearance. The reason it took me too long to respond to you was because I'm working a DoD job and America is quite involved in situations in the Middle East and Ukraine. I helped stand-up the GPS system at 2SOPS (which you undoubtedly use from time to time) and was awarded Best Space Operator for the USAF twice. At Cheyenne Mountain I helped splash-down the hated MIR by the Russians and saved the lives of a crew of 5 astronauts from a potential collision from a rocket-body-segment, having them maneuver just in-time. I declined my pension because I didn't want to put a burden on the US government. I currently work at an AF installation with a very large aerospace company. Today I ate a Coney Dog at A&W and a rootbeer float with fries. I own a Corvette and all my cars are American on-purpose. I've saved countless lives for America and would do it again. I think that makes me pretty God-damned American.

        Pray-tell how many wars have you fought in? How many lives have you saved directly? Have you ever pulled two Marines out of a foxhole during a SCUD crisis? Did you bleed for your country? What service branch are you in? Did you donate your military paycheck to charity? How many volunteer charities have you directly attended?

        Who's the embarrassment now, bitch?

        PS. Please send me some nudes of your mom wrapped in an American flag. Thanks!
    8. I think you'll find that what she had to say was an opinion, as is just about everything you posted. How about no-one is really wrong or right because opinions are opinions.


      1. Actually, you're correct on all points. Well-put. Very eloquent and to-the-point. You're actually quite intelligent and thoughtful. I have nothing bad to say to you whatsoever. You're pretty cool. Well said.

        PS. Please send me some nudes.