Steampunk Invasion of Salem 2011

Posted By on September 10, 2011

Hey Everyone!

The Steampunk Invasion of Salem is going on now,  in Salem, MA!

Come on over and have a smashing time!

Some of the festivities are over now, but there’s still the Fool’s Mansion after 6pm  and DARQ at 9:30pm!

Happy 71st Birthday Dario Argento!

Posted By on September 7, 2011

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Happy Birthday to a long time maker of great movies, and winner of 7 awards and 4 nominations.

Currently, Mr. Argento is working on “Dracula 3D“, which as the name suggests, is a 3D remake of the Dracula story.

Check out his IMDB profile page for a full listing of his work.

New Comic Site!

Posted By on March 29, 2011

Sort of…

My old comic site setup was getting “Hacked” with a lot of spam links, probably all scripted and automated and stuff.  So I replaced the back-end software, and have basically recreated the entire site, which unfortunately means I have lost all comments to the comic posts.  It was a long and painful process of downloading all 300 comics, renaming all of them, then re-uploading them all, all done on this amazingly crappy Internet service they offer here in Iraq.

Enjoy the new comic site, the new layout, and the comics!

6 Years of LostCarcosa WebComic

Posted By on February 15, 2011

The LostCarcosa WebComic is now 6 years old!

It’s my longest running project.  Until this Army deployment, it went 5 years without missing a Monday.  The deployment forced an every other Monday schedule, but it’s still going on.  Unfortunately, not drawing much at all while in Iraq is going to make continuing the comic a very hard thing to do.  It’s a bit tough to keep up the creativity needed for a comic every week, but we’ll see what happens.  I’m hoping for another 6 years at least.

Robert W. Chambers 1865-1933

Posted By on December 15, 2010

On this date in 1933, Robert W. Chambers  passed away.  Who was Mr. Chambers?  He was the author of “The King in Yellow”, a collection of short stories centered around his fictitious drama by the same name.  It would later be the inspiration for other horror writers, including Howard P. Lovecraft.

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Wiki: Robert W. Chambers

Wiki: The King in Yellow

Steampunk Short Film: Arms Race

Posted By on December 8, 2010

“It’s a Trap” brings us a short Steampunk film, complete with steam, lasers, Victorian British military, and lots of brass.

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You can find their YouTube page here.

Lovecraftian Tin Tin Covers

Posted By on November 22, 2010

Murray Groat has posted up some great looking Tin Tin covers done up Lovecraft style!

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Head on over to Murray’s site to take a look at the mind-rendingly awesome covers!

Some Tasty Bike Snack Reviews

Posted By on October 28, 2010

I just went on a nice little 32 mile bike ride on my Cervelo P2C from Salem, MA to Gloucester and back and it was great.  It was a perfect 75 degree day, although the wind was a bit strong, especially on the ride back.  On the ride, I took a couple of new things with me.  I thought I’d make a few comments about them here.

The Drinks:

  • Hammer Heed – Melon
  • Hammer Heed – Strawberry

The Hammer Heed drink mixes were a surprise to me after all the rides I’ve done with the very strong flavored EFS, Nuun, and Camelbak drinks.  The Hammer drinks almost tasted watered down in comparison, but I found it to be refreshing as it was more akin to drinking some of the flavored waters out there, rather than the sugary sweet energy drinks.   I think this softer flavor helped me drink down more of the water than I have done with other drink mixes, which is sometimes a good thing for me, as I sometimes tend to shy away from the liquids unless it really calls to me.  EFS Lemonade drink mix calls to me, maybe a bit too much.

Both the Strawberry and the Melon are tasty, but neither one stands out as memorable.  They do the job, taste nice, and feel clean going in.  Overall, I give the Hammer Heed a positive “I will be buying this again” score.

The Snacks:

  • Clif Shot Energy Gel – Mocha
  • Clif Shot Energy Gel – Double Expresso

Like all the other Gels, these ones are thick, sticky sweet, and require a chaser of fluid to get rid of the glue in mouth feeling, but man is that Mocha one tasty!  It’s more chocolaty than coffee, but very good.  This one has 50mg of caffeine, is 90% organic, and is entirely natural.  Mmmm.

The Double Expresso also shares the same 90% organic and entirely natural properties, but has double the caffeine at 100mg.  Did I notice the caffeine difference?  Not that I could tell, as I don’t find that caffeine does much for me in terms f jitters or hyperness, but maybe it helped having the double shot on the return ride against the wind.  How was the taste?  Wow! They aren’t joking around with the Double Expresso.  This thing is a shot of some strong coffee that can wake you up with the taste alone!  It might be just the thing for late in the ride when you’re mind starts to feel a bit mushy and you need a good slap in the face.

My conclusion? Both of these will be on my “I will be buying these to stuff my face” list.

Now, get out there and ride!

Happy Birthday Dario Argento!

Posted By on September 6, 2010

The famed movie director, best known for his Gaillo style films, Dario Argento, is 70 years old today!  Happy birthday, and happy movie making!

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You can find more about Mr. Argento and his films on his Wiki page.

Happy Birthday Lovecraft

Posted By on August 20, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mr. Lovecraft!

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You are 120 years old today!

HPL’s Wiki