June 2010 archive

Jun 30 2010

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: Strange But Surf

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Strange But Surf Official Site Swimming in Reverb, Rancho Records 2007 Surf can be a strange genre at times. It can both exist independently and be connected to Tiki culture. Despite the name “surf,” a surf song can have little or nothing to do with surfing (something that will be made very obvious over the …

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Jun 29 2010

Freaky Tiki Surf-ari: The Sound of Tiki

"I was *this* close to being the mascot for Cold Fusion Video Reviews..."

It all started when Strange Jason sent me a link to “Gateways to Geekery” article about exotica music from the Onion AV Club. Not only was it a great, highly informative read (although the author is laughably wrong about the quality of modern exotica groups), but it made me realize the connections between exotica/Tiki culture …

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Jun 29 2010

Tuesday uEtsy: Craftie Robot

[Etsy.com’s tagline is “Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade.” Coincidentally, there’s a lot of spooky on Etsy, and each Tuesday, we highlight one of the sellers. If you’re looking to spruce up your look, redecorate your tomb or get a gift for that special something in your afterlife, Etsy.com is a place for spooky econo.] Craftie …

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Jun 28 2010

Defrosting The Minnesota Iceman

For the uninitiated, the Minnesota Iceman was sideshow exhibit featuring a hairy, manlike creature encased in a block of ice owned by a mister Frank Hansen. Hansen originally claimed to have bought the iceman in Hong Kong, which had been brought there by sailors who fished it out of cold Russian waters. Other tellings gave …

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Jun 27 2010

More Cool Cover Art

While browsing through the recent “Gravedigger’s Local 16 Flashback” entry, I couldn’t help but find myself drawn to the “Cool cover art” entry. Although the website noted in it (Critical Condition Online) is the undisputed king of online VHS cover art collections, I was inspired to see if there were any other sites devoted to …

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Jun 24 2010

Gravedigger’s Local 16 Flashback

After getting some good responses to linking to old GdL16 entries on Twitter, we here at Gravedigger’s Local 16 have decided to start a new feature spotlighting our older material. Each “Flashback” entry will showcase a variety of vintage gravedigger goodness for you to enjoy. Why? Because we’ve put a lot of time and effort …

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Jun 22 2010

Tuesday uEtsy: Jackie Hates You

[Etsy.com’s tagline is “Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade.” Coincidentally, there’s a lot of spooky on Etsy, and each Tuesday, we highlight one of the sellers. If you’re looking to spruce up your look, redecorate your tomb or get a gift for that special something in your afterlife, Etsy.com is a place for spooky econo.] Jackie …

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Jun 19 2010

Free RPG Day Is Here!

The Local has covered Record Store Day, Free Comic Book Day, and is now spotlighting Free RPG Day. Free RPG Day was started in 2007 with the intention of promoting role-playing games to those with little-to-no experience in such matters. To do so, participating stores give out free adventures and “Quick Start Rules” to customers. …

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Jun 18 2010

Strange Trip: Friday the 13th – Part 3 (IN 3D!!)

Friday the 13th: Part III Original Release: August 13, 1982   Pre-game Strangeness: Stick in 1.25 and get back 21.72. Multiply that equation by a million and we have the reason for PART III’s existence. can’t blame them, really. It was a movie that didn’t central around a specific actor, so no star could hold …

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Jun 15 2010

Free RPG Day Is Coming!

Don’t forget, Free RPG Day is on June 19th this year! So whether you’re a horror fan that already plays RPGs or are just interested in starting, mark your calendars and get ready for free role-playing game goodies!

Jun 15 2010

Tuesday uEtsy

This week, we’re taking a break while we continue to look around etsy.com for prime candidates for future Tuesday uEtsy spotlights. We want to thank those who we’ve spotlighted before, for each artists and creative person who takes the initiative to put his or her own products out for public sale are pretty cool in our book. …

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Jun 11 2010

Strange Trip: Friday the 13th – Part 2

What happens when half a million dollars makes a TONNNEE of cash? ONE! MORE! TIME! So here we are for this Strange Trip, going back to New Jersey for Camp Crystal Lake Redux or Friday the 13th – Part 2!  This is a long one so let’s get it going. Grab some beers, some bug …

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Jun 10 2010

The Bandit That Wouldn’t Give Up

If you’ve been looking up information on Jonah Hex in anticipation of the upcoming (as of this writing) movie, you might have noticed that (in the comic’s continuity) his body was stuffed and displayed in various venues after he died. Sounds far-fetched or something that could only happen in a comic book, doesn’t it? Think …

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Jun 08 2010

Tuesday uEtsy: Monkey Minion Press

[Etsy.com’s tagline is “Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade.” Coincidentally, there’s a lot of spooky on Etsy, and each Tuesday, we highlight one of the sellers. If you’re looking to spruce up your look, redecorate your tomb or get a gift for that special something in your afterlife, Etsy.com is a place for spooky econo.] Monkey …

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Jun 04 2010

Daikaiju! Giant Monster Tales

You can find horror anthologies devoted to just about every subject these days. Ghosts, vampires, werewolves, zombies, aliens, Frankenstein’s monster, H.P. Lovecraft, slashers…the list goes on and on. But one subgenre was sadly neglected in the world of horror anthologies: good old fashioned giant monster attacks! Thankfully, the fine folks at Agog! Press took notice …

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Jun 04 2010

Strange Trip: Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th was released on May 9th, 1980 and with that, our boy Jason turned thirty this year. Three decades of Jason and a lot can be said about him, his mother and the whole franchise. But really, I’m not the one to say it. Truth be told, I haven’t seen every single movie. …

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