Some Weirdo ET Things

The past few days I've been doing some investigative research on Slurpees, intending to turn a fine piece of journalism here on The Surfing Pizza for later tonight. Then I stopped and asked myself what in the hell was wrong with me. I had to save it for July 11, National Slurpee Day--or what may … Continue reading Some Weirdo ET Things

The Atari Matches My Living Room

Look at the design of the Atari 2600, the "woody" as it is affectionately known, and compare it to the clodding, Tonka-toy-looking design of consoles that came after. It is sublime--a Furturistic Video Computer System, designed to match the everyday humdrum of the fake wood veneer of your television set. The Atari 2600 is a … Continue reading The Atari Matches My Living Room

The Worst ET Doll Ever Made (and other thoughts).

It's been said before, but ET made a pretty hot chick. These are a couple of my ETs above. ET in drag ... ET with a speak and spell ... and a hostile other species of ET. What got me thinking of ET was earlier at Target, I saw a father showing his young son … Continue reading The Worst ET Doll Ever Made (and other thoughts).