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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Memory Lane #36: Dino-Dystopia

I'm a huge fan of James Gurney's illustrated book series "Dinotopia". Imagine my surprise in 2002 when I discovered that a major production company was giving Dinotopia the small screen treatment.

"This is going to awesome and not at all suck," I said to all those unfortunate to be within shouting distance.

After part one, my expectations diminished. After part two, my demands felt they might be met. After part three, the finale, I left with a sore taste in my mouth.

"This could have been so much better!" I shouted at my now-vacant shout-radius.

Eleven years later, I'd watch the four-hour behemoth again. As I rounded hour three, I realized I was so not invested. I was far more entertained by reading James Gurney's website. Oddly enough, I find very little mention of the mini-series on his site. Huh...

Well, what better way to express my opinion about this colossal caper than featuring it as my next Memory Lane: Dino-Dystopia. Dinosaurs and humans, magic and adventure! How can this suck?

WATCH "Memory Lane #36: Dino-Dystopia."

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Obscure on GEEKVISION

Announcement time: I am now part of the wonderful site Geekvision! In case you're one of the few people who've never heard of GV, let's just say that it's like regular TV except it doesn't suck. And it's full of nerds rather than just pandering to nerds.

So yay for being on Geekvision! Although considering I am also part of Nerd Vice, you would think that I'm some sort of uncool, niche-obsessed person... but no, why would anyone think that?

Coming soon to the show: more reviews about cartoons, dinosaurs, puppets, and corporate logos.

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Obscure Has a Kickstarter

Please take a moment to watch THIS AMAZING VIDEO about a new project I want to fund. Seeing as how most things in the modern world are done through crowd-sourcing, I figured I could make a few measly half million bucks from you, the crowd. Crowd source! Kickstart my heart! And also, happy April the First! ... but I'm not sure why I brought that up.

WATCH "The Obscure Has a Kickstarter."