Looking For Quacks In The Pavement

Month: September 2023

Kickstarter: For When Delayed Gratification Is Your Jam

I suppose I should apologize to somebody for that post title, but it’s true in its own way, right? Right.

A couple of years back I threw some money behind the idea of a self-produced, non-Netflix-y 13th season of Mystery Science Theater 3000. And it was good! Very, very good. Albeit not without the sort of technological growing pains one might expect from cobbling together a whole streaming environment out of available parts. (Not entirely unlike using special parts to make robot friends, after all.)

But seriously. Several sets of hosts, some superb(ly bad) movies and top-notch riffing, exactly what one hopes for from another batch of newly-minted MST3K. I got what I paid for, no argument there.

Oh, but I also had signed up at a level which suggested there’d be… physical goodies. At some point. Well… it took a couple of years but today’s that “at some point.” Behold:

I never know what to do with stickers. It’s not like I have a car. Maybe I’ll look into some magnetic backing material and turn them into really big fridge magnets.

Stickers! A t-shirt! A popcorn bucket! A guzzler of a drink cup! Posters! (Not pictured in an unrolled state; they didn’t want to stay unrolled without heavy weights for eight corners’ worth, oh also they’re huge. Just trust me that they’re really nifty.)

It’s not like I signed up to back Season 13 specifically to have physical goodies shipped to my doorstep, but I’m sure not complaining. And I’ll definitely get some mileage out of that t-shirt if nothing else.

Maybe I’ll pour some non-popcorn-y snacks into the bucket and curl up with “Beyond Atlantis” some evening soon…

Whoops: Unintended Posting Break

What do you mean I haven’t posted in nearly a month?!?

Well. Whoops.

To be clear, nothing interesting happened other than, um, I bought a computer. (It’s been two and a half years and the previous one isn’t really suited to upgrading unless I want to replace nearly everything in the chassis anyway, so really it just made sense to go all-in on a new rig.) Mind you… the new computer immediately developed a problem (a ticking noise that has been tracked down to something in the power supply unit) that has necessitated an RMA from the builder (and a future “take it all apart myself and hope it works once I put it all together again” replacement project) (prompting me to wonder why I bothered having someone else build a computer when I have to do all this work anyway).

(Look, I’m in a parenthetical mood. Be glad you’re getting a post of any kind, yeah?)

Otherwise it’s just same old same old, suffering through summer, wishing we could get into a nicer larger place that isn’t a noisy cheap apartment, and so forth.

I’ll try to come up with some Satisfactory content for fans of such once I’ve got this computer situation a bit more nailed down… hopefully soon… hopefully.

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