Monday, May 22, 2017

Big Anklevich A TV Movie Reviewer?

I have been slowly cleaning out my desk over the last little while, and I came across a tape today of a news package I did when I was hoping to somehow get a gig at my station as the local movie reviewer. It took me years before I ever got enough courage to approach my news director about the idea. She was supportive, but in the end, nothing ever came of it. Aw well, no big surprise there, I suppose.

For fun, though, I figured I'd share with y'all my attempt at a movie review for TV news. This was my example, my review of Batman Begin.

I did that package about two years before we ever started the Dunesteef. I was pretty raw back in those days. I think I've learned a lot about being on a mic since those days, and I'm willing to give a money back guarantee that I'd be better at it these days than I was then. Maybe my station in Houston will have a desperate need for content and give me a chance to try it there, who knows.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

The New Iron Man

Guess who's manning the Hulkbuster today...
Yup, my son decided to stick his stuffed monkey (looks like a lion to me, but it's a monkey) in there to help fend off the raging hulk. I don't know why, but this cracked me up, so I thought I'd share it.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Masculine Manly Man

I had to take a picture of this guy, and share it with you. I've never met another person, wait, I've never even seen another person that would wear an Aquaman shirt. And this guy takes it to the limit with the shirt and hat combo. This guy is completely secure in his masculinity.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Anklecast 34: True Colors

Big is back with another episode of The Anklecast. No one knows why, but he decided to make it a video episode again, despite nearly no one watching the last one. He's a masochist, I guess. Anyhow, he's here to share another story from his back catalog. Probably one that should have been left in the trunk, but Rish Outfield shared his version over on The Rish Outcast, so he felt he ought to release his own version as well. Enjoy the podcast and the story.

To download the audio of the podcast, right click here, and save the file to your hard drive.

Related links:
Rish Outcast with the other version of this prompt Rainbow Picture Attribution
Broken Mirror Picture Attribution
Music from end sequence provided by
Some sounds from the new intro are courtesy of

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Gray Hulk

I stopped at the gas station to get a soda this morning, and the guy behind the counter likes to comment on my shirts. Today he saw my Marvel Comics T-shirt and said, "Hey, Marvel Comics, cool. Here's some trivia for you, what color was the Incredible Hulk when he was first introduced?"

"He was gray in the first comics," I said.

"That's right," he said. "Cool. Not a lot of people know that. I remember when I was a kid and I got that comic. He was butt ugly gray. I thought it was so much cooler when they made him green. When he was gray it seemed like an error or something. He was so ugly. I still have that comic book."

"Really?" I said, not really believing him. I've heard a few people claiming to have Spider-man issue #1, only to discover that it was a Spider-man #1 from the '90s, which is totally worthless. You could get more for it from a restaurant to wrap their fish and chips in than you could from a comic collector. "Wow," I was humoring him here, "A first appearance Incredible Hulk would be worth a fortune."

I had my head down, because I was typing my pin number into the machine at this point, but the man across the counter had gone eerily silent. When I looked up, he had a sort of shocked look on his face. "Really?" he asked. "You think it's worth something?"

"Sure," I said.

"I tried selling it before, but nobody was interested in it. I'll have to take a look at it again, I guess."

His reaction makes me think that he actually does have an Incredible Hulk issue #1. A quick Google search before writing this said that it could be worth around $18,000 or more. I wonder if I'll see that guy working at the gas station next week or not.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Famous Neighbor?

There's this screen at the local Pizza Hut that tells you if your order is ready. I was there today, and it turns out I've got a pretty famous neighbor.