Article Archive for October 2009

Portrait of a Young Medic
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 20 October 2009
Stats: 4,190 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
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Posted in One Million Watts on 19 October 2009
Stats: 53,540 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
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 18 October 2009
Stats: 3,137 views and No Comments

See all the Mr. Bowl’s here!

Things We Like: Doom Patrol, “Ghost Galaxy” and “After Hours”
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Posted in Things We Like on 17 October 2009
Stats: 3,455 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
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Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 16 October 2009
Stats: 5,005 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
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 15 October 2009
Stats: 3,398 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!
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Posted in One Million Watts on 14 October 2009
Stats: 10,227 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
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Posted in Seattle on 13 October 2009
Stats: 18,135 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
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 12 October 2009
Stats: 3,237 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
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Posted in Things We Like on 10 October 2009
Stats: 6,183 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!