Archive for July, 2013

I am a phan of the four “Phantasm” philms, as chaotic, crazy and comical a low-budget Sci- Fi/horror tetralogy as you are ever likely to see. These are the kind of movies that I have to watch alone. I have no other friends who are aficionados of truly bad cinema. At any rate, Gail is accompanying Granddaughter, Stella, on a school field trip to the San Francisco Zoo, and Aldo (who is not a discriminating viewer) and I have the Mobile Mansion to ourselves. It’s an optimum time for watching Phantasm IV.

About half way through the movie, Reggie, the bald-on-top, pony-tailed, ice cream man hero (with the two double-barreled shotguns lashed together) is collapsing on a bed in a ramshackle motel alongside the blonde young woman he rescued from her burning car minutes earlier. Beside the bed is a table/storage unit just like the one on which our television set rests right here in the Mobile Mansion. Somehow I knew this table had a paranormal past.

The genuine table/storage unit.

The genuine table/storage unit.


The table/storage unit as it appears in  "Phantasm IV"

The table/storage unit as it appears in
“Phantasm IV”


The Tall Man (Angus Scrimm), the villain of the series.

The Tall Man (Angus Scrimm), the villain of the series.


Reggie (Reggie Bannister) and his "little friend", the hero in all Phantasm films.

Reggie (Reggie Bannister) and his “little friend”, the hero in all Phantasm films.

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For toy collectors, we have vintage Barbies in the box, Talking “Tick”, Marvel characters, Metropolis Robot Woman new in box, Edward Scissorhands, Simpsons Halloween toys from BK 2001, Homies, Star Wars.

I believe I’ve mentioned on more than one occasion that I write sticker/ magnet/ badge slogans for Duck and Cover Productions, Oakland, CA. Today instead of another cartoon featuring my ugly mug or my dog’s cute antics, I decided to illustrate three of my slogans just for fun.
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