Thursday, October 10, 2019
This week on The ISR Show we have a super awesome episode ahead of us! We start off with a convo between me and Iceberg. We're in the Jupiter Base Snack Shack and talk about Emily, Aliens and all sorts of stuff... It's fun.
Then we move onto At The Movies where we're gonna take a spoiler-free peak into The Joker.. DC's latest Comic Book Movie. I enjoyed it and have some thoughts on it and what it means to DC and the world at large..
For the Main Event of the show we're gonna revisit one of my favorite topics of all the times and space.. From Ace To Zartan! This time around we're gonna take a look at all of the GI Joe Real American Hero Figures from 1984. This includes dudes like Zartan, Duke, The Baroness and many others. It's a fun and info packed segment..
We kind of cut the final segment short because From Ace To Zartan went so long.. There is some toy talk and mention of a helmet I got for a Mego of mine.. It's a good time..
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Monday, October 7, 2019
I have a small but fun collection of vintage Halloween stuff that I want to share with you kids over the next couple of weeks.. It's not as big a collection as some dudes or as cool as some folk's but I do enjoy the most spooktacular time of the year and when I come across something scary and dope I always make a go at adding it to my stuff.
I picked up these stickers at the Vet's Building flea market from a good junker buddy of mine named Allen. He's a great guy who always breaks me off great deals.
I think that he sold me three packs of these beauties for 3 dollars. A dollar a sheet! How great is that? let me tell you it's totally great!. Vintage Halloween stuff is always in demands and I've seen stickers similar to this sell for tens of dollars online.
I've since traded away two of the sheets to other Halloween fiends that I know and love. As I recall I got a copy of Buck Owens in Japan and The Buck Owens Carnegie Hall show on Vinyl for one and a small box of 80's Rap Cassettes for the other.. It was a great box, there was a De La Soul, A Run-DMC AND A Force MD's tape in there.. I do not regret either swap!
I made sure to hold onto one sheet though.. Once I owned these I couldn't imagine life without them.. lol..
My favorite one is The Red Devil. He's just so fiendish but I like all the rest of them too. The Witch stirring the cauldron is particularly great.. It looks like the fumes are doing a number on her sobriety. I also like how happy that ghost looks on the lower left hand corner. He must have really hated being alive..
Forgive the weird glare on the pic. The stickers are still in their wrapping and it sort of did a number on the scan..
Hope you all enjoyed looking at these as much as I enjoyed sharing them! Happy Halloween!
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Have you heard the News? As in Huey Lewis and the News. Today on GeekFest Rants, Carlos profiles his favorite 80s rock signer/band, Huey Lewis and the News.
We cover all the albums, from the mega successful Sports to the Back to the Future soundtrack, to Fore!, to many more.
We'll cover almost 40 years of music. movie parts, concerts, law suits, and the ups and downs of the band.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Hey kids! This week on the show we have a ton of fun stuff ahead of us. We start off with a scary encounter with The Corinthian Army. We were lucky to get away with our lives! Luckily Emily is an awesome pilot and we got some much needed air support!
From there we head to At The Movies where we take a look at Brad Pitt's space epic Ad Astra.. I liked it a lot and I'll tell you all about it without getting into spoilers.
Then for the main event of the show we're gonna revist a comic show I went to this past week. It's was amazing! There were a ton of great comics AND I got to sit in on a panel with a bunch of actors from Walter Hill's cult classic film.. The Warriors! It was so informative and so fun!
For the final segment of the show I'm gonna talk about some action figures I got at The Disney Store as well as a weird dream I had.. It's pretty fun!...
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Monday, September 30, 2019
Hey kids. As you all know I'm a huge Video Store Aficionado. I long for the days when there was a store on every corner and a fun friday was spent walking the aisles looking at the boxes while trying to find the perfect movie to watch. That was my ideal weekend. Sure, you can watch Netflix or get a movie on Vudu or whatever but it's not the same..
Anyhow, I was at The Dig the other day and I came across something that really captures the feeling of those long gone days.. A neat rental box from a store called Peninsula Video in Burlingame California.
What makes it really great is that they taped a flyer for the store across the front of the brown plastic case. Let's take a closer look at the flyer. It's really great.
How neat is that? There are a ton of neat little details we can glean from it. It looks like they have some sort of sliding scale for late fees depending on what sort of title you rented. The cost for this particular tape was 1.50 which was the second lowest possible rate. I imagine that this was a generic stock title and that the dollar rate was for children's movies. They tended to be the lowest..
Besides VHS Tapes they also rent Nintendo Games, Sega Genesis stuff as well as Gameboy games. I believe that the Gameboy was released in 1989 so that places this flyer at some point past that date.
As far as I recall none of the video stores in my area rented Gameboy games. I don't know why not but as far as I recall they didn't. Those folks in Burlingame were lucky in that regard I guess...
The shop also repairs VCRs, that's pretty cool and they had a self-serve Xerox service. That means that they had a Xerox machine in the corner and that you could run off some copies if you want.. I wonder how popular that was?
They also sell new electronic items. I wonder what sort? VCRs probably. I don't know. The mind reels at the possibilities.
I did like two seconds of research into it and got a pic of the location. I was curious what the store looked like.. Here it is. It's a Supercuts now...
Well, there you have it. At one time there was a video store and nowadays you can get haircuts there... I guess everyone needs haircuts but I'd way prefer that there was a video store with a Xerox in it...
Thursday, September 26, 2019
If there is a landmark Anime film out there, this one might be it. Akira, the groundbreaking, influential, cyber punk infused Japanese masterpiece is on our spotlight today on GeekFest Rants.
Join Carlos and Steve as they attempt to scratch the surface at this sci-fi classic.
Not only do we hit the film but a little bit on the Manga and the toys.
This film is a must for fans of this genre.
Monday, September 23, 2019
When I was a kid VHS was the thing to watch and I was in love with my VCR (Still am) but back then I didn't have a lot of tapes. Movies were expensive and I could never talk my folks into buying me blanks.
All I had was the one that I used to tape Wrestling Superstars off of KTVU. I'd tape the highlights from that week's show and when I'd reach the end of the tape I'd tape over it all over again. I had the tape that I'd use to tape Baseball for my Dad when he was at work. We had a tape that we'd use to record Slap Maxwell for him. He loved that show and used to work nights so the only way he could see it was if I watched it for him and cut out the commercials, and I had this tape here.... The Golden Greats Of Baseball.
I don't know where it came from or how it came to be in my house but somehow it did and me and my brother watched it all the time. We would put it on in the background while we played with stuff like GI Joes or whatever. It was how I learned about Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig and all those dudes from the days of yore..
Both my parents worked so me and my bro were left to our own devices after school and during the summer so we spent a lot of time in the house and a lot time watching TV and Video Tapes. We had a modest budget that we could use to rent tapes at the Video Store that was next door to The A and B Market on Montecito Boulevard but when that budget was spent we'd always go back to The Golden Greats Of Baseball. I must have watched this a million, billion times.
I was tickled pink this past week when I was at The Goodwill Outlet store in my town (The Dig) and actually came across a copy of The Golden Greats Of Baseball. It didn't have the cover but that's cool. My original didn't either.
After paying for it (you pay by the pound so the tape cost like 17 cents, an amazing bargain) I headed home and ripped it to Youtube for the world to enjoy. It was weird seeing it again after all this time. We played it so many times that I practically had it memorized and after awhile it all came flooding back to me and I started reciting the commentary out loud...
Friday, September 20, 2019
OK, we have been waiting for this for a long time, but finally, it's here. We visited Star Wars Galaxy's Edge at Disney World Hollywood Studios. Join GeekFest Rants' Carlos and Kyle as they describe their visit to this new Star Wars themed land.
We hit the park three times on different days and try to experience as much of it as possible. From the showpiece ride Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run, to the amazing shops, and to the food.
This will be a day long remembered
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
This week on the ISR Show we have what I think might be the best show I've ever produced content wise! We have a To 5 List as well as The Summer Movie Award Winners with a special guest! It's an awesome episode!
We start off with a little convo between me and Engineer Emily where we discuss her recent discussion with that alien we met the other week.. it's pretty sad and also exciting! There may be a quest on the way!
From there we talk about a movie I took in called Hustlers.. It stars J-Lo and is about exotic dancers and such..
Then we move onto the main event! A Top 5 List Of The Greatest Types Of Cakes Of All The Times and Space. It's thorough and is sure to be super controversial. We all have our favorite cakes right? These are mine.
At the end of the show we open up an action figure, have a follow up to the flea market talk from last week and talk so much more! It's an exciting hour and for sure one for the record books!
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Thursday, September 12, 2019
Back when Line dancing was all the rage KOFY Bay Area TV 20 jumped into the trend with both feet (In Cowboy boots) first with a new program called aptly enough Country Dance Party. It was a spin-off of their already popular show KOFY Dance Party which was more or less a Bay Area Version of American Bandstand. It's an institution here in The Bay and airs every Saturday night on TV 20 and has for years...
The show was a tie in with popular country music radio station KSAN which at the time was the top country/western station in the Bay Area, they've since switched to a classic rock format and a new name THE BONE! but that's neither here nor there.
Anyhow, I was at a thrift store the other week and found a VHS Tape with 6 full episodes of Country Dance Party, complete with commercials! I was so stoked. Local TV commercials are my holy grail and this tape was chocked full of them.
I wanted to rip the entire thing to Youtube and save the episodes for future generations. I feel that it's important for them to know that back in the late 80's people in urban areas like San Francisco and San Jose would sometimes on the weekends rock spangly cowpoke shirts and fancy cowboy boots and go out to bars and dance to Randy Travis and The Gatlin Brothers but Youtube is ruthless when it comes to music copyrights so I was only able to get away with a few bits of the show and the commercials. I'm cool with that though. Those are the gold right?
Some of the highlights to me are the awesome KOFY Station ID breaks where the feature local dogs on chairs and there at the beginning is an AWESOME commercial with Chuck Norris where he utters the AMAZING line.." I don't step on toes, I step on necks." from his classic film, Braddock: Missing In Action III....
Anyhow, I hope you guys get something out of this. I feel like old commercials are a great way to get a blast of 80's nostalgia. To me they give you a more realistic feeling of what it was like back in the day then the actual shows do and local commercials with all their bad acting and weird cinematography are an even more realistic look back into the past... Enjoy!
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Hey kids. This week on the ISR Show we start off with some talk about my damaged ankle.. I tripped in the garage and it's had me laid up for days. I'm much better now but at the time I was bumming! It's all good though. I got some interesting talk out of it.
For At The Movies we talk about the latest Stephen King joint.. IT part 2.. I saw it on the Sunday it came out and I'll tell you all about it in as spoiler free way as I can..
Then for the main event of the show we talk about a not so fun trip to sell at the Sebastopol Flea Market as well as a brief history of the market mostly based around my early days of going there. It's a pretty good segment. It's fun to hear me fail.. lol.
At the end of the show I talk a ton of stuff, Trapper Keepers, Megos at Target and a ton of other weird stuff..Bats at Wal-Mart.. It's a good time overall..
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Saturday, September 7, 2019
Just when you though we had enough information on Marvel and Star Wars, Disney unleashes some more announcements at D23.
Today on GeekFest Rants, Carlos is joined by his son Kyle to go over all the developments on the MCU and Lucasfilm. We'll cover newly announced Disney+ shows like She Hulk and Moon Knight, to updates on Wanda Vision, Black Widow, and Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Plus, on the Star Wars side we have new trailers for The Mandalorian and Rise of Skywalker. And some bonus information on the Cassian Andor series, an Obi-Wan series, and the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser hotel. You better start saving your Republic Credits.