My blog brother Wings sent me a link showing this terrific peice of art highlighting most of the great pop culture characters of the 1970s. I would love a huge framed poster of this for the cave of cool. I wonder if Dusty Abell is working on similiar prints for the decades after the 1970s. I have posted this image before but its worth a second look.
When I was enjoying that I read in the comments that there was another one showcasing action figures of the 1970s. That was the point at which I wet my pants. I am on the search through the various action figure sites for the Big Jim P.A.C.K. figures shown here. I had Dr. Steel with his steel karate chop hand but none of the others. Big Jim started out as a action figure athlete but soon he branced out to have more variations and adventures than even GI Joe did. I had alot of his vehicles and sets. You could see visiable change in his bicepts when you bend his arm the right way. On his back was a button that allowed you to do a karate chop motion with the right hand. You even got a break-apart piece of wood (plastic) that Jim could chop in half.
My first figure was a Big Josh. When we were first leaving for Europe they had one in the giftshop of the airport. I begged my Mom for it but she had alot on her mind. It was the first time we had ever been on a plane. On the way to the plane we had to walk outside for a bit and it was very windy and snow storming. A man's cap flew off his head and by instinct I ran into the storm, across the tarmack to rescue it for him. Freaked my mom out but good. The man gave me five dollars for doing that so I turned around and was off again but this time to that gift shop to get my Big Josh figure. I ran past security and into the store, got the figure and ran back to the plane. Mom was pissed but I didn't care. Josh was perhaps the gayest lumberjack in the world with his shorts and boots and vest. He came with an axe that you could use that Big Jim arm motion button to chop a log in half that came with the figure.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.