Sunday, June 27, 2010

Muse With The Edge

Since U2 couldn't make it to the annual Glastonbury Festival in England due to Bono's back problems, headliners Muse brought The Edge onstage for a very faithful rendition of the all time U2 classic Where The Streets Have No Name. It's pretty great.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Rocky Mountain National Park

My wife and I just got back from Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. It was pretty awesome. I hadn't been there in a long time and I had forgotten just how beautiful it is up there. We took a ton of pictures and these were some of the better ones.

There were a lot of cool things to buy there but the coolest were this pack of 24 postcards featuring the WPA poster art for the National Parks produced in the 1930's. Here's the one featuring Rocky Mountain National Park.

If you're into nature and our national parks, Rocky Mountain National Park is a must visit. It's truly awe inspiring.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Mark Of Zorro

I've been really getting into the 1950's Disney Zorro series lately. It came out on DVD this past Christmas but I didn't even realize it. It went out of print soon after like most Disney releases. My buddy Neato Coolville let me borrow his first season set and I've been plowing through it. It represents Disney live action TV at its best. It's full of action, humor, and great production values, especially for the time. Here's a rare look at the opening and closing credits with the original commercials and bumpers, courtesy of Youtube member videoholic50sto70's.

For more info on this show check out Bill Cotter's excellent Zorro site.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Hall Of Justice Playset

I decided to take some pictures of one of my favorite toys. The Hall Of Justice playset was put out by Kenner in 1984 as part of its Super Powers line. I was a little too old to get it when it came out but when I started collecting toys again in college, I picked this one up at a toy show. I love the detail they put in the interior.

Also if you look close you can see the outlines of the heroes on the back.

I wish I had room to display this with the rest of my super hero toys. Too many toys, too little room!!