the not so….Superfriends!

     Posted on Sun ,31/08/2014 by candybowl

Some time ago I found a page that went into exquisite, delicious detail in ripping on Challenge of the Superfriends episodes. I mean, this would put even Roger Ebert to shame in its level of detail. Having been a huge fan of for years now, it’s the same thing – take (largely kids) shows that are starving for lampoon, and send them up by simply using logic and plain observations of what actually happens in the plot. And THEN throw in the frequent slam, comparison or grammar analysis that further pummels the show into the dust. :)

So as per usual, a random memory came into my head of reading these (whenever it was in the past) and looked them up again – it turns out there are actually 3 sites devoted to this, and they are all hilarious! Of course it helps if you are 40+ and spent way too many saturdays watching the original cartoons on TV in the mid-late 70s. If you aren’t, or didn’t (or simply didn’t watch ENOUGH of them) – you can catch many on YouTube now (of course).

here are the sites: – The Superfriends

Jabootu – Challenge of the Superfriends

Roger Wilcox – The Challenge of the Superfriends

and here’s my fave quote so far from the first one (talking about Grodd, the evil-super gorilla from the Legion of Doom):

“….He comes from a secret invisible village of talking gorillas, but that’s not that big a deal. I describe my hometown of Baker City, Oregon exactly the same way. At least the people in my town all had rifles. Grodd doesn’t even have pants. But to be honest, even a non-talking gorilla is tougher than most of the people on the Legion of Doom….”


Wingfoot One – aloft…!

     Posted on Sat ,30/08/2014 by candybowl

Pretty cool….I might actually ride in this one, if I can only forget the last 15 minutes of Up! where they have the crazy battle on top of the airship – yeeeipes!

Goodyear’s new ‘Wingfoot One’ isn’t a blimp

Wingfoot One


Not…..The Gnomes!!!!

     Posted on Sat ,30/08/2014 by candybowl

Back in Monorail campaign days a**holios used to steal our signs all the time – a sad commentary on our society – but we never had gnomes (campaigning for us or stolen)….? I wonder if these were Winklebottom’s :)


400 gnomes disappeared in Austria, and it’s causing a political scandal

Mr Burns….rules!

     Posted on Tue ,26/08/2014 by candybowl

12 Days of Simpsons, Day 6: Mr. Burns’ guide to business

gotta love that quote:

“I’ll keep it short and sweet. Family. Religion. Friendship.
These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business.”


‘Discovery’ Channel, we’re talking to you!

     Posted on Sun ,24/08/2014 by candybowl




     Posted on Sun ,24/08/2014 by candybowl

Buzz Aldrin’s FIST is smiling… :)

Another Great Way to Prove Moon Hoax Conspiracy Theorists Wrong

Proof We Landed on the Moon is in the Dust

Apollo 16


MST3K….the legend

     Posted on Tue ,19/08/2014 by candybowl

great article. Although truth be told, I haven’t ever seen much of this show. But I should…..! And a possible reboot?

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Definitive Oral History of a TV Masterpiece

Joel Hodgson Wants To Resurrect Mystery Science Theater 3000 In 2014


Very, very cool….

     Posted on Sat ,16/08/2014 by candybowl

Scarecrow Video raising $100K on Kickstarter to preserve world’s largest archive of movies

for those of you who don’t know who/what Scarecrow Video is, you need to get INFORMED. :)


so true!

     Posted on Fri ,15/08/2014 by candybowl




     Posted on Thu ,14/08/2014 by candybowl

I kept meaning to get back down there but sadly it was not to be…..doh!

Katsu Burger Has Suddenly Closed in Georgetown