Slaarti The Hutt

"Two million, five hundred thousand tons of spinning Nerf..."

"...all alone in the night."

For those of you who don't remember the joke in the subject line: Earlier today, I was reminded of the time back in college where some friends and I worked up what was, as of second or third season, a fairly thorough re-cast of "Babylon 5" using the Muppets. I don't remember if it was ever written down, and if it was I can't find it now, so I'm going to type it up here and anyone who was around back then can offer corrections or fill in the blanks.

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Slaarti The Hutt

...Wait, what?!

I've told this to a few people already, but for posterity's sake:

So last night, I was at Best Buy, primarily to get an external backup drive and a copy of OS X Leopard, but after that, I browsed through the DVD shelves.

"Doot doot doo, nothing I'm interested in, nothing, nothing, oh, here's the children's section, nothing, nothing, Saw trilogy, more children's stuff, noth--- Wait. Go back."

Sure enough, in the midst of the children's section was one copy of the Saw trilogy, prosaically placed front facing outwards like any other shelf-promo title. I forget just what exactly was on either side, except for noticing that yes, it was properly alphabetized within the shelf. Either someone was playing some sort of sick joke (which, granted, is probably more likely), or whatever stock dweeb was working the shelves that day saw a package with a 3D puppet face on the front, and shelved it in children's without any real knowledge or thought to what it actually was (which I almost like better, for the surreality factor).

After a couple of minutes of bogglement, I eventually managed to flag down a sales clerk and told her about it. Her eyes registered the appropriate amount of mortified shock, and she immediately went over to pull it off the shelf and relocate it accordingly.
Darkseid Rules!


Yeah, I know, two posts in as many days, but, well, as much as I'm not overly sanguine about the "Countdown" weekly series that's been advertised as following after "52", this button from their promo efforts expresses a sentiment I find is always true, so here you go.
Slaarti The Hutt

TV Listings That Never Were

From a conversation this evening, in which someone mentioned the book title, Touched by Venom:

<Slarti> "Touched by Venom", a heartwarming CBS series about a man and his symbiote, wandering the country giving helping hands and second chances to people who need them, often with a moral lesson, with Della Reese as the kindly matron symbiote who provides the Missions From Gawd?
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Hellboy: Sword of Storms

It's possible that if anyone comments, there may be spoilers involved? But all I'm going to say here is that if watching this 'toon neither was nor will be on your schedule, you're missing out on a lot, 'cause it was totally freakin' awesome.