Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Denny Crain For President in 2012

Boston Legal and William Shatner's character Denny Crain on that show has gotten rave reviews. Sadly, I never seen the damn show - but I have heard about it. Cruising the internet this morning, I came across this little bit. Is it parody? Is it an actual scene from the show? I haven't got a clue. But its funny. And I liked it.

I selected the smaller viewing window so hopefully, the entire window will be watchable on my blog. if not, just click on the damn thing and view it directly on YouTube.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Caribou Barbie (Sarah Palin) Music Video

A funny Ray Stevens music video about Sarah Palin. All you Palin haters - sorry, you are not going to like it. Everybody else however - who know what the concept of a sense of humor is, WILL enjoy watching it!

Caribou Barbie, here she comes for 2012!

UPDATE: I have tried going into the html code for the above video and reduce it to 280 x 245 as was suggested. I kept getting blogger error messages about html code errors. So, just click on the video and view it on YouTube.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Duxford and Mustangs

Mustangs. I love Mustangs.

By the way, did I say how much I love P-51 Mustangs?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Space: 1999 Eagle Transporter

Ok, so a TV show about the moon being 'blasted' out of earth orbit to somehow travel 'faster-than-light' every week in fits and starts is a weird concept. But the special effects department did wonders for that program and as such - Space: 1999 is still remembered fondly to this date.

I loved the mechanical workhorse of Moonbase Alpha, the Eagle Transporter. Aside from the illogical ability for it to be able to 'survive' re-entry into a planetary atmosphere, the spacecraft is very functional and would make a great basis for a real-life spacecraft.

The front end of the spacecraft is the nosecone that can serve as a re-entry survival capsule. It is attached to a long service module with a main propulsion module attached on the opposite end from the nose cone. To each side of the service module are two pods that contain the reaction control jets and landing gear. Space is provided in the middle of the service module for different payload modules. From passenger, freight, research, (and weapons modules if we are logical), etc modules that can be switched out pretty quickly.

I was wanting to post some images are of some of the die-cast models that came out a few years ago and are now out of production. But blogger was having a problem while I was editing this article. Oh well. While taking a look online, the prices for them are climbing past the $100 mark. (Just looked in my wallet and I just have to cry!).

Images: Top photo is of the Eagle from the Space: 1999 TV program. Second image is of a concept artwork for the possible return to the moon program (once known as Constellation). This artwork was a real early version of what might be possible. One can just see the influence of the Eagle that might one day actually show up in real flight hardware.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Space Cruiser Yamato Modelling Sites

I'm in a space mood these days. UFO, Space: 1999, and Spacecruiser Yamato/Starblazers). This posting will deal mainly with the Yamato stuff.

The majority of these sites are in Japanese. But there are some great pictures, drawings, and models among them if you want to take the time to look around.

Ref. kyougokudou (http://www.geocities.jp/rosehips_k/kyougokudou/yamato2kansaiki.html).
Lego Yamato (http://www.geocities.jp/jun_brick/s_yamato1.html).
Bandai Hobby Site (http://bandai-hobby.net/yamato/).
YouTube.com, Yamato tv commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO7IY_5Ax5o&feature=related).
Soy_ya works (http://www.geocities.jp/soy_ya/my_work/my_work.html).
Dourakuoyadi (http://www.geocities.jp/dourakuoyadi/).
Adm Kino (http://admkino.com/warship/).