internet sillies

The Toy-Chest of Dr Carbonara

I love me a bootleg. I do. The more conspicuously rubbish, the more tenuous the link, the better.

Take any of The Asylum‘s output–or better still, take all of it (Transmorphers, anyone? Snakes on a Train?). Have I seen any of it? Christ, no. Whatever do you take me for? But do I love the idea? The sheer out-there-ness of it? Absolutely.

This has been doing the rounds for a day or two now, but how–how, I ask–could I not?

Welcome to the alternative childhood: a strange world where the bootleg toys are almost better than the real deal.

Step through the wormhole, wonder as the universes collapse and bring you the joys of…

Darth Vader: Star Knight!

or – Archer-Spiderman (and his sidekick, Angler Spiderman)!

Brilliant, brilliant things. And when I say “brilliant”, I mean “crap”.

But if this is your bag (and let’s face it, it is. Go on, admit it: it’s everyone’s bag) there’s an entire site dedicated to them.

I, for one, will be holding out for a Silverbat from Santa.

(Bonus points and virtual cookies, by the way, if you correctly spotted the poorly-bootlegged title…)

241543903

My brain’s slightly broken, and sentences are a bit of a challenge today. I keep forgetting to put in those, umm, things. You know. Whoozits. Whatchamacalls. Verbs. Yes: those. And the other ones. Nouns.

So.

Instead, I give you The Number. It’s like “Lost”, only not.

241543903

If you’ve not come across it before, go Google, and see what you come up with.

Tip: you might find an image search works best.

A post-publish note: I’m reinstating the link for the 241543903 site – but I’m told that Avast is bringing up a Trojan warning for it. (And while I’m all for Eric Bana in a skirt….) The owner of the site assures me it’s all clear, so possibly it’s just a glitch. I’ll leave it up to you, but it’s a fun meme, and a great collection of the pictures it spawns!