Sunday, October 25, 2020

Night of the living Courageous Cat?

I'm always amazed at the things that frightened me as a child. Some of these things went beyond just scaring me, and became obsessions that would occupy my mind for months, sometimes for years. Kind of like the time I read the world was going to end in an older copy of the Weekly World News, and privately lived in fear of the moment the world was going to explode. I wasn't sure what bothered me more, the fact the planet was doomed or the fact that I seemed to be the only one concerned about it. Where were the news reports? Why weren't my parents planning for the inevitable? Of course, a few months went by, and the world didn't end and I found something else to fret about soon after. And that's what I'm here to tell you about today..

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Finding myself (And those like me)

Please bear with me, as this might be a bit long with few photos to spice things up a bit. But, it might be worth sticking it out.

I've known from a very early age that my parents weren't really my parents. They were always open about the fact that I had been adopted but, dare I say if I'd never been told, I might not have ever known. I may not have been of their blood but, they never treated me as anything less than their own son. Still, there's was always this curiosity about who I was, and where I came from.

As small as the Eastern Shore of Virginia was back in 1981, it seemed that no one knew anything about my birth or biological parents. I ended up being a bit of a celebrity when I was a few days old, when they published a story about my being discovered on the doorstep of a local home. It was like I just popped out of the aether, and landed on some random stoop. 

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Jango all the way!

Today, I'm going to talk about a nearly 20 year old action figure from Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.

Jango Fett was introduced in Attack of the Clones, having been tasked with the assassination of Queen Amidala, as well as being the template for the secret clone army being built by the Republic.  Oh, and he's also the "father" of Boba Fett, the original trilogy's most effective and popular bounty hunter. It sounds like Jango is quite the multi-tasker. Unlike his son, Jango actually saw enough screen time to do some bad ass stuff, including holding his own against Obi-Wan Kenobi in a rather amazing duel. He'd eventually lose his head to another Jedi before the end of the flick, but he still looked good doing it. At least he wasn't accidentally knocked off a sail barge into the toothy maw of a giant living stomach by a half-blind, scruffy looking smuggler.

And, like any other character in a Star Wars movie that was onscreen for more than a few seconds, Jango Fett has had a couple dozen action figures made of him. I think they could have stopped with this one, because it's easily my favorite and, dare I say, the best Star Wars action figure ever made.

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