Boss Boss, De Plane, De Plane!


My Neatorama blogging pall John Farrier tweeted about a photo of Ricardo Montalbán in The Wrath of Khan earlier this week, but it was the above photo that caught my eye. TV and movies from the '70s and '80s? Yes!

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Seems Nobody Wants To Hang Out In A Dank Pit No More


Oh, but Moe: the dank. The dank!

Tim Doyle’s solo art show Unreal Estate is debuting at Spoke Art on Feb. 2, with Doyle "playing tour guide to his favorite TV locales, from Moe's Tavern to the Bluth Banana Stand to the Seinfeld diner." Doyle's work has great detail and feel for place, so this should be a great show.

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The Garden of Muppetly Delights


The original Hieronymus Bosch's painting represented hell and damnation, but the Muppets look pleased. And Jim Henson couldn't be in hell, could he? (Hillary White)

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Han Laughed First


Not only did Han shoot first, he also taunted Greedo mercilessly afterwards. As he should. (Han SoLoL by Andrew Wilson; via Comics Alliance)

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We Stand On Guard For The Robot Apocalypse


ED-209: Please put down your lances. You have 20 seconds to comply.
Dick Jones: I think you better do as he says, RCMP Musical Ride.
ED-209: You now have 15 seconds to comply.
ED-209: You are in direct violation of Penal Code 1.13, Section 9.
ED-209: You have 5 seconds to comply.
ED-209: Four... three... two... one... I am now authorized to use physical force!

Italian illustrator Franco Brambilla's Eddy Canada is part of the Invading The Vintage series: "Cute Aliens invading grandpa's postcards, scifi movies and old tv shows." (Via Exhibition-ism)

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I Call This Game, What's In The Box?


“In this box are three things I will show to you now. You will not like these three things,” said the cat with a bow.

Dave MacDowell finished this while I wasn't paying attention, so it's been all over the great geek sites, but I have to post it as it's Dave, Dr. Seuss and Se7en: pop culture perfection.

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I'm A Hot Dog, And Dressing Up Is Fun!


Joel Plaskett refashions Fashionable People for the kiddie set. Great stuff from Kids CBC, which has a surprising amount of Canadian indie rock on it. Thanks for the find, @drewmac.

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Robble Robble Robble, Shamrock Shake!
Around The (Charleston) World
Star Trek: Tik Tok

Homicidal Psycho Alien Symbiote


"Homicidal Psycho Alien Symbiote is a Peter and Venom collection. The title refers to a sub-plot in the series involving Venom’s tendency to surprise Peter and try to eat his brains, leading Peter to make the titular exclamation."

I love Timothy Lim, aka ninjaink's takes on Calvin and Hobbes and his series of Peter and Venom illustrations are no exception.

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Little People Mad Men Set From Fisher-Price


Just imagine the fun your tyke will have imagining drinking in the office, chasing the secretary pool and smoking non-stop. (MAD MEN Playset Ad by Paul Sizer)

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The Fall Of Master Shake


The idea of Master Shake being the toppled dictator of a Middle Eastern country is so dead on that it's hard to believe that it isn't from an episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, instead of being Scott Listfield's entry for Gallery 1988's Adult Swim show.

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Behold, White Trash


At least Behold, White Trash is what I think Carl's banner says. My Latin (*cough* Google Translate) is a little rusty. Seems appropriate. So is the Aqua Teen Hunger Force just a figment of Carl's imagination? That also makes sense - he is a terribly lonely guy. (Dan Lydersen for Gallery 1988's Adult Swim show)

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The Life Aquatic With Captain Kirk


"Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go on an overnight drunk, and in 10 days I'm going to boldly go to find the tribbles that ate my friend and destroy them. Anyone who wants to join me is more than welcome."

Gogo Vangogh


"Gogo, I know you feel you must protect your mistress. But I beg you, walk away."

More Vincent van Gogh madness from Dave MacDowell. Love the style and, of course, anything Kill Bill.

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A Rorschach Rorschach Test


I love the idea of Nite Owl taunting Rorschach over and over again about what his mask was displaying. (Rorschach Test by Evgeny Yakovlev via Comics Alliance)

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Through The Pop Culture Looking Glass


I love the moments in pop culture when two different artists come up with similar concepts. Imitated Caterpillar by Ben Chen (above) and Hillary White's Alice Meeting Humpty Dealer (below) were uploaded within a day of each other.



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Vicious Vangogh


"I've only been in love with a beer bottle and a mirror." — Sid Vicious.

Vicious Vangogh by Dave MacDowell, for the WWA Gallery's About Face show.

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Oompa-Loompas Live And Die By Chocolate


"I've taken it upon myself to expose the sad truth about Wonkaland; the stuff they won't show you in the movies. An Oompa-Loopma had fallen and drowned in the chocolate river during the night, and Mr. Wonka has delayed the start of his tour in order to conduct a body recovery operation. It's dark work, but at least it's not being conducted in dark chocolate. This isn't the first time an Oompa-Loompa has perished on the job site, and what becomes of their inevitably oversweetened remains has never been discovered."

Robert Brandenburg takes old paintings and adds his own pop culture twist. Here is the above painting, before the addition of Willy Wonka. He has a full show opening at Gallery 1988 on January 7.

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Buffy And The Scoobies


"Fresh out of Sunnydale, here comes Buffy and the Scoobies with their debut album "Chosen"! Choose your weapon and get your blood boiling with heart pounding songs such as "The Big Bad", "Out For A Walk, Bitch", and "Hush". Buffy and the Scoobies take aim at your heart and will have you begging for more. Fortune favors the brave when you are Chosen."

Joey Spiotto finishes off a series of Joss Whedon inspired albums with Buffy and the Scoobies. Also available at his Etsy shop.


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