It’s a question that some of my readers (or friends/family) might ask about this blog. Why do I do it? I’m sure buried back in my early posts, I attempted to answer it. Now that I’ve got a year of blogging under my belt, I thought I’d talk a little about what I’m doing here.
What’s up nerds? In my quest to eventually be crowned the “Martha Stewart of Nerd Cave Decor,” I thought I’d put up a quick post showcasing a recent addition to the wall in my personal A.O. (“Area of Operations”).
I was sitting on the couch this morning working on my laptop. My son was playing with the new (vintage 1980’s) G.I. Joe action figures he picked up at Free Comic Book Day. My daughter had apparently been bitten by the coloring bug. She’d broken out her Mongo-sized box of crayons and was working on some teddy bear pages to send to her grandmother and great aunt (our fridge, which is stainless steel, isn’t magnetic–go figure).
Greetings to my loyal readers. Sitting here on the couch after another mind numbing day in my office dungeon with a tax audit sprinkled on for extra flavor. Oh, your house burned down? Yeah, if you could go ahead and prove it, that’d be great. Anyway, heres a quick update of what’s been happening here in my corner of Nerd Nation.
Here’s a project I’ve been working on for about three months now. Back when I first set up the Nerd Cave, I bought a large black, plastic storage bin to use as a coffee table/ottoman. My plan was to spray paint it O.D. Green and add some stenciling to make it look like a cargo container off the U.S.S. Sulaco (from the film Aliens). I may still do something like that down the road, but ended up scrapping the idea for now because the storage bin I chose was too tall. It worked great as a coffee table, but as an ottoman, the height tended to hyper-extend my knees. If there’s one thing my knees don’t need, it’s hyper-extension. I couldn’t find another bin that fit what I needed so I back-burnered the whole thing.
Just happened to notice that today marks the one year anniversary of the launch of It Came From The Nerd Cave! Time does fly when you’re having fun. Big thanks to all seven of my readers. Anddddd a big “GO AWAY PLEASE” to all the freaking comment spammers. While I appreciate that you “find my blog amazing and savor my informations*,” no, I’m not going to post a link to your website selling half-price Louis Vuitton bags.
Mental/Mobile/Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing, or as you may know and love him…M.O.D.O.K. Perhaps the most ridiculous (and constipated) looking villain in the history of comic books. Just don’t say that to his gigantic face. If you’ve ever stood at the Old Navy t-shirt display and silently cursed the lack of M.O.D.O.K. apparel in a sea of Spidey, Superman, Batman, and Iron Man garments…BEHOLD the M.O.D.O.K. t-shirt! Available this month for pre-order through the PREVIEWS catalog (at your friendly neighborhood comic shop) or through online sources like Westfield Comics (where I ordered mine).
And once you adorn your torso with the mighty one’s menacing, mascaraed visage, why not drink coffee or tea from his humongous cranium? The M.O.D.O.K. figural mug is available this month from the same sources and this Summer from comic retailers who will undoubtedly stock up on cases of these to meet the demand. I’m not much of a coffee drinker, so I will probably use the evil M.O.D.O.K. to hold pens and pencils on the Nerd Cave workbench. Tremble at his awesomeness!
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“In his house behind the couch, Cthulhu waits dreaming.”
–H.P. Lovecraft (sorta)
I like inflatable stuff. Used to have a 5′ green inflatable alien in my old bedroom. I don’t exaggerate when I say “It really tied the room together.”
Recently, while searching “Cthulhu” on Amazon, I came across the Inflatable Cthulhu Arm. Went right into the ol’ Shopping Cart and arrived at my door three days later. Of course, as is often the case with me, I bought it before I’d thought about what I’d actually do with it. Luckilly, inspiration hit quickly and it now resides behind the Nerd Cave couch. My kids love it. My cats love it. My wife…well, she didn’t give me much on it, but I think she secretly digs it. I offered to buy one for our room but she hasn’t gotten back to me on that yet.
Now I just need to find a place to fit in a 5′ green inflatable alien…
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When our little boy was about three, he’d sometimes stop, squint his eyes, wrinkle his nose, look around with a furrowed brow, and inquire matter of factly, “What’s that I’m smellin?” I had a similar experience last night while sitting in the Nerd Cave. I was going over my now seven year old son’s reading assignment with him when my lovely wife came in and sat down. Totally apropos of nothing, she hits me with this:
Wife: “I wonder what would be a good air freshener scent for in here?”
Me: “Uhhh…what are you trying to say?”
Wife: “Oh nothing…it just smells a bit like…old moldy paper in here.”
Me: “LEAVE THIS PLACE WOMAN!”