Monthly Archives: April 2009

Squirtman is Your Super Friend

Have you heard of Squirtman? He’s a superhero from Columbus, Ohio. His weapon of choice is a special squirt gun that can shrink villains (so they’re easy to beat up), and his primary nemesis is Umbrella Man. He also boasts an awesome Squirtman theme song, written and recorded by his father, SquirtDad.

His website is pretty insane (in a good way!): www.squirtman.com. He has tons of photos and video of his superhero shenanigans. For years he appeared on public access television in Columbus, performing stunts and crazy antics, until the the channel unfortunately went off the air.

Squirtman also auditioned for the show “Who Wants to be a Superhero?” You can watch his audition video in the list below.

Totally hilarious! Squirtman and his friends are obviously having way, WAY more fun than me. In the video of them dancing, one of the girls is wearing her underwear on the outside. WTF?!

Enjoy the photos and videos below, and remember, kids — Squirtman is your friend!

Squirtman is Your Super Friend

Squirtman is Your Super Friend

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Squirtman is Your Super Friend

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[via Squirtman.com]

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Dune Costumes Inspire Fashion

Dune Costumes Inspire Fashion

Australian fashion designer Ben Pollitt has introduced a new line of clothing inspired by the costumes in David Lynch’s 1984 movie Dune.

Pollit tells The Australian:

Garments in Pollitt’s favoured washed and treated leathers, silk georgettes and jersey fabrics had intricate panels and zippers in homage to the “second skin” space suits worn by characters in the film.

“The suits were a second skin to protect them from the elements,” Pollitt said. “They felt like extensions of their muscles and ribcages and I’ve applied those ideas to modern garments without making them too costumey.”

Pretty cool and strange. But what does Pollitt mean by “without making them too costumey” ?? Someone needs to tell him that they are, in fact, costumey.

Dune Costumes Inspire Fashion

Dune Costumes Inspire Fashion

Dune Costumes Inspire Fashion

Dune Costumes Inspire Fashion

[via io9.com]

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World Superhero Registry Gaining in Popularity

We’ve written about the World Superhero Registry before, but CNN brings a fresh look at the Cinncinatti-based “Allegiance of Heroes” group. And while they may look funny walking the streets in their superhero costumes, they’re serious about helping the police fight crime.

These guys are quite the vigilantes, carrying handcuffs and tasers. It’s perfectly legal to make a Citizen’s Arrest in Ohio, but they could totally get sued if they “arrest” someone who turns out to be innocent. Interesting stuff!

[via ToplessRobot]

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High School Prank with Ghostbuster Costumes

This video is awesome! A group of high school students pull a prank with Ghostbuster costumes! They disrupt classes by chasing ghosts down the aisles. LOL, thankfully they recorded the whole thing on video!

Ah, high school pranks. It IS that time of year. And of all the pranks I’ve seen (or been a part of), this is definitely one of the better ones.

Well done!

Thanks to Laura E. Jordan for the tip!

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Official Transformers Costume Contest

Transformers Costume Contest

Want to win a trip to the red-carpet Hollywood premier of Transformers 2? Win the costume contest!

It’s true. Paramount Pictures and Entertainment Tonight have announced an official Transformers costume contest. You must submit a photo of your costume at www.etonline.com on April 29th – that’s today!

Full details at Seibertron.com. Good luck!

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Godzilla Costumes

Godzilla Costumes

Loyalkng.com has posted an excellet Top Ten list of Godzilla costumes! It’s a great list with a lot of funny and impressive costumes.

I think my favorite might be this Garbage Bag Godzilla. LOL, it’s so bad it’s awesome.

Head on over to Loyalkng.com to view the entire list!

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Firefly Costumes & Props Archive

Firefly Costumes & Props Archive

A Firefly Archive has been recently put online. Very, very cool! It includes actual props and costumes that were used in the filming of the 2002 TV series, Firefly.

The owner of the site is a rabid collector and it’s really nice that he put his collection online for fans. He has Mal’s original browncoat, along with lots of weapons and set props – many are actual antiques from the early 1900’s.

Check it out at the Firefly Archive!

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Never seen Firefly before? You’re really missing out! The entire series is available on Hulu.com for free!

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Megan Fox Photos from the Set of Jonah Hex

Jonah Hex

Filming for the upcoming Jonah Hex movie is underway, and AICN has posted some beautiful photos of Megan Fox on the set. She plays Leila, a gun-slinging “saloon girl” and Hex’s love interest.

Yowsers! Nice corset! Very nice.

Jonah Hex stars Josh Brolin, John Malkovich, Megan Fox and Will Arnett – and should be very, very awesome when it comes to theaters in 2010.

Megan Fox Photos from the Set of Jonah Hex

Megan Fox Photos from the Set of Jonah Hex

Megan Fox Photos from the Set of Jonah Hex

[via AICN]

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