your own action figure

It’s been said by some people* that I should have my own action figure. Well, Hasbro now offers the option to buy an action figure of yourself! It can be in the design of various figures from G.I. Joe, Star Wars, Marvel, Power Rangers, or Ghostbusters. There is a lot of potential here. The cost is $59.99, so not an impulse-buy for most people, but reasonable for what it is (considering that some of the regular 6″ figures cost at least $20). This could also make a good Christmas gift.

Source: Hasbro Selfie Series.

* The irony with that phrase is that some people (like Donald Trump) use wording like that to suggest things they want to be said about them but may not be true. (Don’t worry — no political rant here; just watch for such slick-talking.) Of course, there totally should be an action figure of me! I don’t know if anyone has ever said that besides me, but it might have happened. Either way, it would be cool — that can’t be disputed. (Well, I suppose someone could, like if they don’t know me, but they shouldn’t.) Whether the idea of your own action figure sounds awesome to you, I don’t know, but I hope so. If not, perhaps you should act more like an action hero to be deserving of an action figure. 🙂 You don’t have to run around in your super pajamas (unless you want to) — just do things to make the world a better place, even if it’s just saving someone’s day from being depressing. Not everyone can save the world in epic-superhero-movie-like fashion, but small deeds can add up to a life full of awesomeness.

it’s time to save the world again

explosion - Licorne shot, French Polynesia, 1970, 1

cookieAccording to the Mayans, the world is about to end.  I reckon I better get busy saving it.  (Yeah, I procrastinated.  Besides, last-minute heroics are much more dramatic.)  If we’re all here on the 22nd, then I was successful.  In appreciation, I’ll accept homemade chocolate-chip cookies.  Other forms of gifts may be considered.  Now, I have a job to do…

funny costumes, pt 1

For years, people have enjoyed dressing up in costumes, whether for Halloween or for parties.  There’s also movie premiers and conventions, where die-hard fans get into cosplay (costume roleplay).  Sometimes these costume attempts end up being funny, whether intentionally or just because it’s so bad (epic fail).   Here’s a few that fall into one of those categories (but mostly the latter).  Let’s start with people trying to be superheroes.

guy in Aquaman costume, with feathers
Why would you want to dress up as a wuss? And with feathers?

Spiderman costume, but something's wrong
There's several things wrong with this picture. Can you find them?

guy in Batman costume
The Atkins Diet really worked for Batman!

guy in Captain Marvel costume
Does this make you marvel?

guy in costume - it's not easy being Green... Lantern
It's not easy being Green... Lantern.

guy in Flash Gordon costume
I know he's supposed to be a good guy, but this scares me.

guy in Galactus costume

old man in Batman costume, missing parts
No utility belt, no shoes, no service.

costume - Iron Man downgraded to Paper Man
The economic downturn even affected Tony Stark. But switching from iron to paper is gonna cost him in other ways...

costume - Space Ghost
Space Ghost is awesome, but every time someone dresses up like him, it just doesn't work out so well...

This post is getting long, so I’ll put the rest of them in another post.  Here’s a link to search for the other funny costumes posts.

caption contest, Superman wannabe hanging laundry

I plan to post a new caption contest every Monday, as long as the creek doesn’t rise.   (Fortunately for you, I don’t own a creek.)  That said, it’s Monday, and here’s your new caption contest!

This week’s photo is of Superman hanging laundry.  Well, it’s obviously not the real Superman, given how baggy his costume is, unless he’s really let himself go.   Anyway, explain what might be going on here.  Or make a joke about it.   Or just say something funny that’s somehow related to the picture.

Superman wannabe hanging laundry

(To see the other caption contests, click on the “Say What?” category in the sidebar.)