Bigfoot in the Virginias

Sasquatch or guy in a monkey suit? It’s kinda hard to tell from this distance. I’m referring to the photograph above, supposedly taken by the body cam of a conservation officer near the “Howardsville Bridge.” Nice of them to tell us the name of the bridge but not the name of the river. The article,…

Aztec Golden Wolf

Gold pieces formed into symbols are seen at a site where a sacrificed young wolf elaborately adorned with some of the finest Aztec gold has been discovered, adjacent to the Templo Mayor, one of the main Aztec temples, in Mexico City, Mexico June 22, 2017. Picture taken June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero

As I understand it, modern Mexico City isn’t a nice place. No slight intended; I’ve never been there. There may be parts that are lovely. I’m only going by things I’ve read and things I was told by a former resident of that metropolis, who described it as “hell on earth.” His words, not mine.…

Ben Cooper Is Coming Back!

This is big news to all us Monsterkidz of a certain demographic, those of us old enough to remember the glory days of Halloween costumes and little rubber action figures. The “Ben Cooper” company made both, and they were inexpensive, flimsy works of art. No, Art! Capital “A” Art. When I was a wee bairn,…

Anachronisms in STRANGER THINGS

I’ve just finished watching the entire first (and waaaaaay too short) season of STRANGER THINGS on my new DVD. Yeah, I bought the DVD. I’m a “Collector,” see. Toys, figures, movies, posters, any and all kinds and sorts of pop culture ephemera. We Collectors don’t much go in for this “streaming” and “digital access” stuff.…