Saturday, June 30, 2007


I just passed up buying a bunch of toys at the store. New Transformers arn't looking that neat for the $. The Real gear is okay, but overpriced. Almost went for some Star Wars Transformers, but those are overpriced as well. I hope series 2 marvel Attacktix comes out soon.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Optimus Prime on USA Today...

I ran into this by accident on the job site. Took it home to read, but the Optimus's wouldn't let me get near it.

Here's a pic without the subpar comments.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Darn Alliance kicked my Ur-Quan Butt.

I was Meleeing last night to a horrible, enbarassing defeat! I usually play the Alliance side agaist the Ur-Quan Hierarchy. This time I tried a fleet of varieting Ur-Quans agains a fleet of Alliance ships. I thought it was balanced in my favor, with my total points at about 300 to about 280 for the Alliance.

Thanks to the darn Utwig and their stupid shield oscillators I lost five or six ships right off the bat. I figured with computer on awesome, it could press those shields much faster and efficient than a human. I figured I could catch up with my amazing skills...

Then the Pkunk come along with their "Stupid-Jerk-Nitwit" ultra fast manuvering ships. It was only one ship, so when I say ships I am referring to its ability to reincarnate itself once it blows up. Legend says that its a 50/50 chance that it does reincarnate...the darn thing came back from the dead about ten times! It wasn't until about 6 to 8 of my ships were destroyed until I realized the Pkunk have a hard time dealing with the Mycon Podships primary weapon.

By this time I only had a few ships left, So the Chenjesu had to play clean up with the rest of my ships. It uses 'dogis' or small glowing crystalls to attack and defuel your ship. And they did, to much success. The main problem is once they spawn four of them and defeat you, the dogis stay around to do the same with your next ship. And when all you have left is a slow VUX or a Ilrawth its about time to quit anyways.

So I was totally embarrased, whiped out by just three ships, and thought I'd share my defeat. Maybe with some practice, and start selecting the right ship to take on the right ship, I can retry this to better success.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Take the Aquaman Challenge!

Stare at this picture for five uninterupted minutes, and then comment your favorite story of the sea.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Dan's vacation Panic Plunge at Silverwood

I wasn't planning on riding this drop tower, but when we were walking by and saw no lines I reconsidered. Actually I didn't rereconsider until I was about 20 feet up and realized I didn't study the ride before hand. I had no idea how it would drop, how far, how much time to top, or how it would slow down. In fact, I got on without barely a thought on; 'is this little harness enough to hold me in'. Kind of freaked me out as I got to the top. So I said a quick prayer and had a good plunge. It was pretty fun, my jaw stuck to my brain and I was without gravity for a second or so.

Now friends at work tell me that a poor girl in Kentucky was injured on this style of ride not two days after I road one. I actually visited the Kentucky Kingdom park in the early 90's, but the ride wasn't built yet. Then I did some further research on Ride Accidents, and I am now depressed.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Barricade comes prepared...

I like how Barricade comes with a small robot that transforms into a tire boot.

Take that stupid speeding Autobot!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Dan's Vacation Hiawatha Trail Idaho

The lack of posts of late is due mainly to the time spent element collecting for my Ur-Quan master friends. Soon I will have an armada group worthy of destroying the Sa'matra battle platform.

Also I took a trip to northern Idaho. Got a chance to bike the Hiawatha Rail-trail. It was a blast, 9 tunnels, 7 super high trestle bridges, and great views. Mostly all down hill, 2% down grade made for easy ride about 15 miles. The best part was the Taft tunnel (not pictured), almost 2 miles long connecting Montana and Idaho. Very cold, very dark, and very wet, the tunnel took forever to ride through. I thought my hands would freeze off in there. It was very strange to see the exit, yet not be able to peddel to it in a quickly mannor.

I know, you are thinking I look just like Lego Obi-wan kenobi, we share striking similarities.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Ur-Quan Masters for FREE? Am I dreaming?

If I have a list for favorite computer games of all time in the world of coolness, Star Control 2 fits up there. It looks like brilliant people out there got the game code released for free so you can download the game with out any problems from the Melnorme trader, ha ha ha. They just had to do some endless repairs and bug fixings and slap a different name, The Ur-Quan Masters, and behold I can Melee all day long. The game has the funnest 2D space ship vs space ship battles in all of space. It has some of the funniest alien dialogue of all of space. It has the greatest science fiction story of all of space. And it has the Spathi!

I first played the game back in the Sega Genesis days. I think it was even titled Star Control: IV just to mess with our heads like Star Wars A New Hope did. The Sega game had the melee battles and an interesting 3D Star Map full game, kind of like Risk or my brain hurts looking at all the stars floating around game. I had fun, and forgot about it for a few years.

Then I heard some friends talking about the Mycon and Vux and was astonished to hear about Star Con 2 was out with a full story mode! A very complicated and challenging story about Giant Green Centipede like guys, the Ur-Quan, enslaving the humans on Earth, you a dashing Captain of a found Alien vessel must re-find and re-establish a Star Trek like Alliance of free Stars to Squish out all that is bad. There is a huge star map to explore, lots of tedious element gathering with a shuttle craft, mystery solving fun, and of course Rainbow worlds!

I recommend finding the game and playing it, or at least the ship melee battles. They are great. The strategy involved with what ship takes on what ship better is fun to explore. My Favorite ship of course is the Ur-quan with the auto fighters that go out and destroy. The Airelou are fun becasue they are immune to planets gravity, so you can use it to super advantage. The Vux have the little green globs that slow other ships to a standstill. And the Spathi has a weapon that sounds like a fart.

Okay okay, enough senceless blabbing. The game is fun. You will play it now!

Friday, June 08, 2007

Transformers Movie thoughts

Well well well, its time I said something about this small movie event that will hit the theatres soon...Yeeeessss. I like how I have Transformers all over my desk at work, and people still ask if I knew there was a new movie coming out soon.

I did the whole June 2nd toy release run around to see what was out there. Talk about lots of stuff to battle for shelf space. For the moment though, I have great restraint. I like the little ones right now, they fit perfectly in my coffee table.

I just hope I don't sit on them.

I was really surprised to see Megatron's scary 'Chicken' transformation. That was not the way I suspected the creators to go. I was thinking gun, tank, or cannon. But Chicken? Oh well, I guess chickens can create some terror if done in the correct settings.

I borrowed my friends Prequel Comics for the movie. They were pretty good. Kind of hard to tell which transformer was which in the first one, since they were all grey metal with lots of confusing detail. There are some good G1 winks inside too, I hope that will be the same in the movie.

So far Barricade is the only regular Transformer that I have bought. Very Nice on the detail. Easy to go from car to robot, but kind of tricky in reverse. Thats why I'm too lazy to show that right now. But I have something else to show about Barrracade later that will Transform everything you think about Transformers. Wow I should write movie tag lines.


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