Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hazleton Tugboat

  Well ever since I bought the Texaco Nautical Series Fire Chief Tugboat 2 years ago I gained an interest in Tugboats built by Jakobson Shipyard. While doing research on them I found out that there was a tugboat owned by the Lehigh Valley Railroad called the Hazleton. I live in Hazleton and never even knew there was a tugboat named after where I live. So I began to look for pictures of the tugboat and came up unsuccessful until tonight when I decided to give it another try and it was successful.
  So I found a picture on a Lehigh Valley Railroad website.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

My Dream Car List

  I have this list of cars I would like to own someday in my lifetime so here it is.
1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Wagon
  1. 1983 GMC Vandura G1500 A-Team Van
  2. Ford Anglia 105E
  3. 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Wagon
  4. 1966 Batmobile
  5. Stutz Blackhawk
  6. 1966 Dusenberg 
  7. 1936 Cord 810 Westchester
  8. 1917 Maxwell Touring Car
  9. Ferrari 456 Venice Wagon
  10. AMC Pacer
  11. 1978 Dodge Lil Red Express
  12. Oscar Mayer Wienermobile
  13. 1987 Buick GNX
  14. 1971 Buick Rivera 
  15. 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88
  16. 1987 E-One GMC Rescue Truck
  17. Utilimaster Aeromate
  18. Checker Marathon
  19. DeLorean DMC-12
  20. Subaru 360

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 is Terrible

  Many years ago when I was in the 7th grade I used to use everyday. I used to like it when they had Jeeves now since he's gone, the site just sucks completely now. For instance looking up certain images turns up completely inaccurate results that aren't what you are looking for. This is because they cheat the search system by outsourcing their search technology to other companies which makes them not accurate when you are looking for something.
  Google on the other hand is a way better search engine than will ever be. Their results are they best in the world and doesn't give you a headache like does. I rarely use anymore maybe once in a blue moon and that's if I am up to the challenge. is better off going back to how they were 10 years ago when they had Jeeves and actually had excellent search results. I know the chances of that are very very slim but we can only dream.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Disney-Pixar Cars 2 Pope Pinion IV and The Popemobile

Pope Pinion IV and the Popemobile
  I went to Big Lots last night to see if they had any new WWE figures. Sadly all that was there was an B12 Rey Mysterio and two DM Ricky Steamboats. I didn't need them and passed on them like I normally would. However I did see something that did catch my eye and was interested in. I spotted 2 Cars 2 Deluxe cars, Pope Pinion IV and the Popemobile for $3 each. $3 was a good deal for the deluxe cars because they normally sell for around $8 average. I bought them in honor of the newly elected Pope Francis which is somehow ironic that he was just elected on Wednesday. Anyway the cars are quite cool since the Pope Pinion IV has the same license plate number as the real life Popemobile.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Top 10 Examples of Bad Album Art

  I meant to write this along time ago but I got busy with school and work and other things that caused this to be delayed until now. As you probably know, I love bad album art. No not the album art for Michael Jackson's Bad, I mean really bad album art that is so terrible it's good. So here is my list of bad album art.
This is just wrong.
  1. The Ministers Quartet, Let Me Touch Him. Do the words Ministers and Touch Him sound wrong? Yes they are and it what makes this Christian album fail so much. It's unintentional humor. I'm surprised that nobody photoshopped this with Jerry Sandusky, Pedobear, Michael Jackson and Brian Peppers heads on the ministers heads.
  2. Colonel Sanders Tijuana Picnic. Actually Colonel Sanders isn't singing in this album due to it actually being a various artist's album. It's quite weird and just plain freaky. Also the picnic location doesn't look a bit like Tijuana Mexico. KFC needs to rerelease this badly.
  3. Come to My Party by Mrs. Mills.  First off Mrs. Mills I will not come to your party because judging by that cover of your album you seem to be very busy in your paperwork. Also She kinda looks like Bad Luck Brian's mother.
  4.Please Mr. Postman by The Singing Postman. This is not a joke. The Singing Postman existed in the UK back in the 60s and thankfully never sold an album in the USA. I can't get past the stupid gimmick of a Singing Postman, I'm sure he'd get over in the WWE if he were a professional wrestler. Also he's quite hideous.
  5. Jesus Use Me by The Faith Tones. If there is something that is easily recognized in the category of bad album art, this is a prime example of one. They all look like drag queens especially the one with glasses that looks like Jay Leno. What is with their hair? They all look like CVS employees.
  6. Joyce by Joyce Drake. If there happens to be a cult following in bad album art Joyce is example of one. There is a thread dedicated to finding her on a Prince fan forum. Don't believe me Google it.
  7. Ken By Request Only by Ken Snyder. This album was another Christian album that had a limited release. When I mean Limited it was sold only By Ken Snyder himself in his car. So he would carry these albums around with him in his car when he would go touring the country. Did I mention how awful the album artwork is?  Check out the epic stache and leisure suit.
  8. The Handless Organist Truly a Miracle of God by The Handless Organist. Ok I think we see a pattern with these Christian albums, they have bad album art 99.9% of the time. Anyway how can you play the organ with 2 stumps where your hands are? It's impossible.

  9. The Touch of God by The Simmons. This is a truly confusing album art. I cannot tell if it's an awkward family portrait or a bad Christian album art? Well somebody needs to call the fashion police on them and the Hairdo police.
Look What Ya Did You Little Jerk!
  10. Heaven's Hitman by Bruno Maltise. This is another Christian album that has bad album art. Why does the guy on the cover look so pissed off? He looks like Uncle Frank from Home Alone.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Mattel Basic 26 Undertaker and Kane

The Brothers of Destruction
  Today I did some shopping out of town with my mother and stopped in the local Walmart there to see if they had any Battle Packs 20 there. Sadly they didn't have any there. I did find a display full of Basic Series 26 the WrestleMania Heritage series with Kane and Undertaker. I never got to find the 20-0 Undertaker but I did find the basic version of him today. As for Kane, his figure is based on his 2000 attire which is close to his Elite 12 version. I am starting to accumulate a Kane collection.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Be A Man Album Review

  It's been awhile since I last reviewed an album. So I thought it's time for another review. Up for review today is Be a Man by Macho Man Randy Savage. Yes he had a rap album that came out 10 years ago in 2003. 99.9% of the people who bought the one off album said it was terrible. I have to disagree with that, because for a man who was 51 years old at the time this was released, could rap better than the majority of the rap artists today. I'm serious.
The Album artwork
  Perhaps the most well known song from Be a Man is a diss track to Hulk Hogan called Be a Man. Now that isn't the only good song on the album. Perfect Friend is a song dedicated to the late wrestler Mr. Perfect Hennig which is also pretty good.
  Another track titled I'm Back is anachronistic because of the lyrics People want to know if Macho Man is still in the ring. People want to know is Macho Man is still doing his thing. It's ironic because Macho Man Randy Savage died in 2011 of a heart attack.
  This is one of those albums that shouldn't be taken seriously and you should get it for kicks and giggles. If you look for it on, it's quite expensive from 3rd party sellers new and used. Thankfully you can buy it for $10 from here
  The tracklisting is as followed
  1. Intro
  2. I'm Back
  3. RU Ready
  4. Hit the Floor
  5. Let's Get It On
  6. Remember Me
  7. Tear It Up
  8. Macho Thang
  9. Be a Man
  10. Get Back
  11. Feel the Madness
  12. What's That All About
  13. Gonna Be Trouble
  14. Perfect Friend
  My opinion on Be a Man is a good one. It's defiantly worth buying if you're a wrestling fan or if you want to get it for kicks and giggles. Which is why I bought the album for. Now I give Be a Man 9 out of 10 stars because of the intro track that isn't performed by Macho Man Randy Savage and all of the tracks had backup vocals from unknown singers. Which is Ok by me since Macho Man Randy Savage wasn't a good singer from what I have read online.