Halloween Links of Wickedry

Monster Slurpee Cups

  • Dan Goodsell, creator of Mr. Toast and one of the world’s only PhD holders in the field of retro goldology, has posted Monster Slurpee cups from the 70s. They are brilliant in their cheesy monsterness.
  • Have you seen that our buddy Len at Jawbone Radio is doing a limited edition run of four laser-etched pine mini-coffins? No? Go look. It’s sweet.
  • Speaking of our friends and allies, did you know that Veterans of a Thousand Gonzo Wars Paul and Storm have a slew of gigs this month? No? Go look. They are not scary…except in a Dan Aykroyd/Twilight Zone the Movie sense.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:11:39+00:00 October 6th, 2008|32 Days of Halloween|2 Comments

    Dan Goodsell Presents Spidey-Toast!

    Friendly Neighborhood Spidey-Toast!

    In honor of the upcoming tribute show for Stan Lee (for more info, see Dan Goodsell’s post here), Dan created some pictures of Mr. Toast dreaming of being a super-hero.

    I think Spidey-Toast would make a great cartoon, so to help with pitching it, I humbly submit to Dan the Spidey-Toast theme song. Enjoy.

    Spidey-Toast, Spidey-Toast
    Fighting crime from coast to coast
    Spins a web around the town
    Always lands dry side down
    Look-out, here comes the Spidey-Toast!

    Is he cool?
    Listen, Fred
    He’s more wonder than Wonderbread
    Can he swing we say yes
    Better written than JMS
    That’s why he’s Spidey-Toast.

    In the warmth of day
    You can find him in the know
    Like a streak of gold
    At Goodsell’s gallery show

    Spidey-Toast, Spidey-Toast
    Friendly, good for you Spidey-Toast
    Empowered by common sense
    All natural ingredients

    To him, life is a great big fun game
    You will remember his one name
    He is the Spidey-Toast!


    By | 2017-09-24T23:24:11+00:00 December 9th, 2007|Art|2 Comments

    Mr. Toast: The Cartoon

    I’ve enjoyed Dan Goodsell‘s Mr. Toast ever since I first ran across the book while trawling Comic-Con for newness. I think what I like best is its simple blend of surreality and whimsy.

    If this were a real cartoon, I would be glad to put it in the Needcoffee.com Saturday Morning Cartoon Line-Up. It would be a nice counterpoint to Grant Morrison’s SuperFriends and The Adventures of Barry Ween.

    Direct link for the feedreaders.

    Found via Dan’s A Sampler of Things.


    By | 2017-09-24T23:27:14+00:00 September 16th, 2007|Animation|0 Comments

    Morton Twinkie Suppers: Life Was Simpler Then

    Morton Twinkie Supper

    Dan Goodsell, keeper of obscure lore, has stumbled across evidence of something I never knew existed: TV dinners that come with Twinkies inside the box. That’s right: burger, fries, corn…and a Twinkie. Spaghetti, meatballs, what looks like peas…and a Twinkie. Was there ever a time in my life when I would have found those concepts appetizing in the least? I mean, I used to eat Twinkies, but with spaghetti?

    Now I’m assuming the Twinkie had to be frozen too, right? So while a Twinkie might sound appealing, imagine a Twinkie you had to reheat. Egad, people.

    And what’s great is that the Twinkie just isn’t enough–there’s another dessert in there too.

    1974. When Twinkies weren’t just a snack, they were a part of dinner.


    By | 2017-09-24T23:27:46+00:00 August 25th, 2007|Food|0 Comments