Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads.

Behold the Klein Vision AirCar. It was developed in Slovakia and it runs on a BMW engine. As soon as it’s available in the US, I will… not be getting one. No doubt it’ll be way outside my price range. It’d be great for beating that rush hour traffic, though. And it only takes just over two minutes to transition from car to plane.

Seriously, this car looks like something out of a James Bond movie. And speaking of James Bond movies, here’s a scene from The Man with the Golden Gun. Gotta love the flying AMC Matador.

Deadliest Critters in the USA

This Youtube channel, World According to Briggs is one of my favorites. His videos are chock full of all kinds of interesting info about places in the US and around the world. I watched this one earlier today and found it pretty interesting. If you’re interested in knowing what animals kill the most people in the US, check it out.

Did any of these surprise you? I have to say, I totally knew which critter would be at number one. I had never seen any stats on it, but I instinctively knew it. Chalk it up to personal experience.

if you have to ask what is costs, you can’t afford it

I want one!

Maybe if I check under the couch cushions for loose change. And mow some lawns for my neighbors. And skip lunch every day for the next few decades.

OK, fine, short of robbing a bank, it ain’t going to happen. But a boy can dream, right?

“we’re here to disarm you, throw up your hands!”

If you read my crime history post yesterday, you know that it was the anniversary of the OK Corral shootout. I often watch the movie Tombstone on the shootout anniversary, but it fell on a Monday this year, and Mondays are too crowded with must-watch TV shows, so I had to skip it. I did, however, head on over to Youtube to see if someone had posted the shootout scene from the movie. What I found was this little gem: The Earps and the Cowboys shoot it out… with Star Wars blasters! Enjoy.

35 years in the black

ACDC-BackInBlackOn this date in 1980, rock band AC/DC released the album Back in Black. It was the band’s seventh studio album, and their first with lead singer Brian Johnson, who replaced the late Bon Scott. It has been certified as the second best-selling album of all time. Back in Black, in my humble opinion, is tied with Led Zeppelin II as the greatest rock and roll album of all time. Hard to believe it’s been 35 years already. Time flies when you’re alive.

Here’s a video of the album’s title track.

rifftrax live – 2015

The fine folks at Rifftrax have set up a Kickstarter to raise money for four live shows in 2015. They wound up hitting their $75,000 goal in less than 24 hours. Now they’re working toward their stretch goal of $250k. They’re past the halfway point with 24 days to go. Among the movies they plan to riff is Sharknado 2. I’m hoping that if they hit the 250k-mark, they’ll give us a fifth movie, like they did in 2014 (Anaconda, it was awesome!).

If you’re still not clear on what this whole movie riffing thing is all about, here’s a sample of one of Rifftrax’s latest efforts, for sale on their website. It’s a riff on a piece of 80s sci-fi cheese called Alien Outlaw. One of the stars is B-movie cowboy Lash La Rue.

rifftrax live – santa claus

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A week from this Thursday — that’s December 4th, for the calendar-challenged — it’ll be time for another Rifftrax Live event. This time they’ll be riffing on that 1959 holiday classic, Santa Claus. This will be my sixth Rifftrax event. I just love these things. If you’re looking for a break from the hectic holiday shopping thing, you ought to consider going. Everyone should be out of their Thanksgiving turkey-comas by then.