Article Archive for October 2009

Portrait of a Young Medic
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 20 October 2009
Stats: 4,437 views and 1 Comment

The Rathskeller was a sailor’s bar that had one, and only one, tradition: There had to be at least one fight per night. If there hadn’t been a fight by closing time, one or more of the sailors would just cold-cock someone with a beer bottle.

The Worst Celebrity Product Licenses of All Time
Posted in One Million Watts on 19 October 2009
Stats: 54,623 views and 9 Comments

What was the marketing guy thinking when he hooked up The Supremes with a branded white bread deal? Pumpernickel, maybe, but white bread?

Mr. Bowl in Tinyland – The Truth Will Set You Free
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 18 October 2009
Stats: 3,322 views and No Comments

See all the Mr. Bowl’s here!

Things We Like: Doom Patrol, “Ghost Galaxy” and “After Hours”
Posted in Things We Like on 17 October 2009
Stats: 3,604 views and No Comments

Disneyland’s Space Mountain is possessed by malevolent spirits, Robotman is battling a brain in a jar, and Griffin Dunne is looking for his plaster bagel paperweight. Yep, just another average week here at Monkey Goggles.

Improving Popular Culture
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 16 October 2009
Stats: 5,215 views and 2 Comments

Have you ever watched a movie or TV show and thought, you know what would make this good… And then come up with an amazing idea that would revolutionize the show? So have we.

I Commanded the Starship Enterprise … for Sixty Seconds
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 15 October 2009
Stats: 3,575 views and 2 Comments

I was the captain of Enterprise-D, the least sporty of the Enterprise models to roll off the Federation line. I sat in its captain’s chair for a full minute, which I believe is a longer stay than poor Riker ever had.

Hey, marriage-minded teens! It’s Teen-Time!
Posted in One Million Watts on 14 October 2009
Stats: 10,433 views and No Comments

This hilariously bad board game demonstrates a delightfully astonishing lack of understanding of its target market. The object of the game is to get engaged to be married before your fellow teens do. Seriously.

Seattle, je t’aime
Posted in Seattle on 13 October 2009
Stats: 18,344 views and 8 Comments

I love Seattle in its every drippy molecule. Even during the gray months — which is half of them, pretty much — my love for Seattle flourishes. Just off the top of my head I can easily call off ten reasons why I’m crazy about this city.

Eat or Be Eaten: When Dining in Japan, Avoid the Stew
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 12 October 2009
Stats: 3,380 views and No Comments

I wasn’t sure if it was possible to be allergic to organ meats, but over the course of the year I’d discovered that I was allergic to cherry blossoms, my futon and air and water in general, so my claim didn’t seem to be that far-fetched.

Things We Like: Devil Dolls, TV News Themes and Knuckle Tattoos
Posted in Things We Like on 10 October 2009
Stats: 6,392 views and 1 Comment

Coming up at 11: A ventriloquist’s dummy wreaks havoc in our community, and Americans say their piece with one-two precision. Monkey Goggles Action News happens now!