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Hiya Roboteers, welcome to Joe's Giant Robots! Here you’ll find a hodgepodge of pop culture oddities, vintage bric-a-brac, and anything I may fancy. My posts aren't politically correct at times, so if you’re easily offended you’ve been warned. Please feel free to poke around and have fun at my little internet-clubhouse. And as always gang, enjoy! ~Joe

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GAMERA, Vintage Plastic Model Kits

Before TMNT, there was this bad-ass turtle!

~Joe

(Source: humungus)

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Santa Tits …
Wowzers Roboteers, it’s time for yet another installment of JGR’s world weird web - Christmas Edition!!
So okay buckaroos, I was just sitting here and literally out of nowhere the words “Santa Tits” popped into my boobie-pbsessed brain. So, true to Joe-form I hit the ground running to Google image search! And BAM! I hit the above mother-lode!
Say gang, if you like my weird word combination search result posts, I have loads more like these right here tagged world weird web! on JGR. Remember to laugh Roboteers, and please enjoy today’s fun post!
~Joe

Santa Tits …

Wowzers Roboteers, it’s time for yet another installment of JGR’s world weird web - Christmas Edition!!

So okay buckaroos, I was just sitting here and literally out of nowhere the words “Santa Tits” popped into my boobie-pbsessed brain. So, true to Joe-form I hit the ground running to Google image search! And BAM! I hit the above mother-lode!

Say gang, if you like my weird word combination search result posts, I have loads more like these right here tagged world weird web! on JGR. Remember to laugh Roboteers, and please enjoy today’s fun post!

~Joe

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Supercar Gold Key Comic Book Covers

About the comics:

Supercar was the first Gerry Anderson series to be adapted as a comic book in America, with the Gold Key company releasing four issues between November 1962 and August 1963.[1]

~Joe

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The BEST current comic you probably don’t read: Dick Tracy

The return of an American comics icon… BIGTIME!! I am a huge fan of classic newspaper adventure comic strips. Annie, Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, Li’l Abner, and one of my ALL time favs, Dick Tracy. What you may not know, is that Joe Staton and Mike Curtis took over this previously poorly done strip on March 14, 2011. Staton as artist and Curtis as writer are simply an amazing team.

I remember seeing some Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy at the end of his run in the midseventies while visiting my Grandfather. After discovering Dick Tracy, I followed artist Rick Fletcher’s 6 year run as Gould’s replacement. After Fletcher died, I stopped reading the comic strip. To say I’ve never liked the artist that followed Fletcher, Dick Locher, is a MASSIVE understatement. I couldn’t stand his illustration style! Thank God Joe Staton and Mike Curtis have taken over the reins!

Don’t believe me how good this is? Just gander at the comic strips attached to this post AND check out these:

EXCELLENT Interview here with Mike Curtis in which he explains the new take on this iteration of Tracy - http://popcultureaddict.com/comic-books/moonmaid/

Here’s a neat interview - http://www.skjam.com/2013/01/26/comic-strip-review-dick-tracy/

And another - http://www.firstcomicsnews.com/?p=71994

Annnnd another - http://herocomplex.latimes.com/comic-strips/dick-tracy-is-there-a-fedora-future-for-the-80-year-old-icon/

Annnnnnnnd yet one more - http://classic.tcj.com/blog/ive-drawn-thousands-of-comics/

AND… the best part of all is… you can read this fantastic new version of Dick Tracy FREE online HERE - http://www.gocomics.com/dicktracy/

SO DO IT! Hopefully you will get as sucked into this incredible comic as much as I have.

~Joe

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The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories by Alisa Surkis and Monica Nolan

When these Sapphic sisters saddle up,ecstasy is only a hoofbeat away!

Yowza Roboteers, JGR Freaky Friday burning up the horse stable with “shocking” hot passionate lesbian lust!! <sarcasm>A book about lesbian horses? Who knew!</sarcasm>
It’s time to get freaky, see my other questionable Freaky Friday posts here.
~Joe

The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories by Alisa Surkis and Monica Nolan

When these Sapphic sisters saddle up,
ecstasy is only a hoofbeat away!

Yowza Roboteers, JGR Freaky Friday burning up the horse stable with “shocking” hot passionate lesbian lust!! <sarcasm>A book about lesbian horses? Who knew!</sarcasm>

It’s time to get freaky, see my other questionable Freaky Friday posts here.

~Joe

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Tex Avery Online Found Images (Part 2 of 2)

Woofnerts Roboteers, here’s part two in my Tex Avery posts of goodies for you all gang. Avery’s impact on animation is nothing less than Earth shattering.

I downloaded these images way back sometime around 2002 and recently found them while cleaning up my computer, therefore all credit goes to the original poster. Much thanks stranger!

Here’s a little info on him:

Avery’s influence can be seen in almost all of the animated cartoon series by various studios in the 1940s and 1950s. Gary Morris described Avery’s innovative approach:

Above all, [Avery] steered the Warner Bros. house style away from Disney-esque sentimentality and made cartoons that appealed equally to adults, who appreciated Avery’s speed, sarcasm, and irony, and to kids, who liked the nonstop action. Disney’s “cute and cuddly” creatures, under Avery’s guidance, were transformed into unflappable wits like Bugs Bunny, endearing buffoons like Porky Pig, or dazzling crazies like Daffy Duck. Even the classic fairy tale, a market that Disney had cornered, was appropriated by Avery, who made innocent heroines like Red Riding Hood into sexy jazz babies, more than a match for any Wolf. Avery also endeared himself to intellectuals by constantly breaking through the artifice of the cartoon, having characters leap out of the end credits, loudly object to the plot of the cartoon they were starring in, or speak directly to the audience.[1]

I highly recommend you search out his short animated gems and give them a watch. They are jam-packed with lightening fast sight gags and jokes. Avery was a true genius in the field of animated comedy.

As always gang, please do enjoy!!

~Joe

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Tex Avery Online Found Images (Part 1 of 2)

Here is part one of some awesome Tex Avery stills from various animated short films he directed.

I downloaded these images way back sometime around 2002 and recently found them while cleaning up my computer, therefore all credit goes to the original poster. Much thanks stranger!

Here’s a little info on him:

Frederick Bean “Texas/Fred/Tex” Avery (February 26, 1908 – August 26, 1980) was an American animator, cartoonist, voice actor and director, famous for producing animated cartoons during The Golden Age of Hollywood animation. He did his most significant work for the Warner Bros. and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios, creating the characters of Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Droopy, Screwy Squirrel, and developing Porky Pig, Chilly Willy (this last one for the Walter Lantz Studio) into the personas for which they are remembered.

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Avery’s style of directing encouraged animators to stretch the boundaries of the medium to do things in a cartoon that could not be done in the world of live-action film. An often-quoted line about Avery’s cartoons was, “In a cartoon you can do anything.”[2] He also performed a great deal of voice work in his cartoons, usually throwaway bits (e.g. the Santa Claus seen briefly in Who Killed Who?), but Tex did fill in for Bill Thompson as Droopy, although the individual cartoons where Avery did this have never been specified.

I highly recommend you search out his short animated gems and give them a watch. They are jam-packed with lightening fast sight gags and jokes. Avery was a true genius in the field of animated comedy.

As always gang, please do enjoy!!

~Joe

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Topps bubblegum trading cards, Batman by Norman Saunders

Norman Saunders (of Topps Mars Attacks trading cards fame) is one of my favorite pulp magazine artists. He was quite prolific in his career painting a “…total of 867 [pulp magazine covers], which is the highest number of covers painted by any pulp artist.”

I found this spiffy cards here!

About the cards:

At the height of the hoopla over ABC-TV’s campy Batman series, Saunders was hired by Topps to produce a line of bubblegum trading cards that depicted the Caped Crusader and Robin, the Boy Wonder, in dozens of precarious situations facing such familiar villains as the Joker and Catwoman.


Partial Quote about the artist, written by his son David:

After two years of unsuccesful attempts to work within the confines of post-war slick magazines, Saunders left the slicks and returned to working for pulp magazines, where he was in constant demand for the remaining years of that industry. During this period he added another 421 pulp covers to his lifetime total of 867, which is the highest number of covers painted by any pulp artist.

He painted his last pulp cover in 1960. Saunders found all of his subsequent clients in the subculture publishing world of paperbacks, comic books, men’s adventure magazines, and trading cards.

Norman Saunders lived long enough to see himself celebrated as the legendary creator of many iconic images of American popular culture.

He retired to his wife’s hometown and died of emphysema at age 82 in Columbus Nebraska on March 7, 1989.

Read the full article here - and as always Roboteers, enjoy!

~Joe

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Awesome cool Retro-tastic TRON movie posters!

Wowzers gang, I really do freakin’ LOVE Disney’s 1982 movie TRON!! Just take a gander at these original 1982 TRON movie posters! Wicked cool if you ask your old pal Joe. And frankly, wicked cool if you don’t ask me too.

A tip of the hat and a big warm JGR mega-thank you to my pally Steve (@swein on Twitter) for bringing these awesome posters to my attention! Kudos Steve-a-rooni, kudos!

These most excellent posters are from HERE, How to be a Retronaut!

Please enjoy these way-cool images gang!!

~Joe

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Lego Steven Hawking
How fucked up and awesome is this? Thanks to my good pal Steve for bringing this most awesome image to my attention. Kudos Steve, thick as thieves we are, kudos.
My good pally Steve found this excellent pic here!
~Joe

Lego Steven Hawking

How fucked up and awesome is this? Thanks to my good pal Steve for bringing this most awesome image to my attention. Kudos Steve, thick as thieves we are, kudos.

My good pally Steve found this excellent pic here!

~Joe