Needless Things’ own Dave West had the privilege of moderating several celebrity panels at Dragon Con this year. Each was an amazing experience in and of itself, but one of the most moving and emotional experiences came from an hour with professional wrestling legend Ric Flair.
Listen in as the Nature Boy shares stories of life, business, and family on the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast!
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-guxni-9a518e Ryan Cadaver shows up in the Phantom Zone to discuss the newest entry in the Predator movie franchise! Dave and Ryan are huge fans of the Predator movies, from the 1987 original to 2010’s Predators. After hearing Ryan’s enthusiasm for The Predator from a preview screening, Dave knew he had to see it as soon as possible. Afterward there were things that needed to be dissected and discussed, so an impromptu Phantom Zone meet was arranged and recorded for your enjoyment! Spoilers will ensue! Listen in as Dave and Ryan break down the good and the bad of The Predator on the newest episode of the Needless Things Podcast Be sure to join the Needless Things Podcast Facebook Group and get in on the conversation for this week’s episode! Let us know what you think!
If you missed part 1 of my recap you can go here to get caught up.
Now where were we? Oh yes, Thursday evening. I hung out with Rich near the ballroom where DCW would be happening, and had a few drinks to ready myself. I don’t know if it’s because everyone new about the new official start day or wrestling has just gotten that popular, but the line went on forever. We stood with the Hooligans in the overflow area for ages as the line just kept coming. It was starting to look like the room would fill before we could get in. That was certainly not going to happen to us so we started frantically messaging Schweck (who was inside reserving our rows of seats) to come out and get us. He finally did, but once inside it turned out that some interlopers had joined us. I didn’t mind sitting in the second row; until Noel and Rebeccah left for another event, and Rich moved to the first row. So there I was all alone with only a few total strangers in my row. I stuck it out for a little while. I did get to see Sting, Lita, and Ric Flair at least. After a bit I did miss having someone to talk to so I wandered off in search of something slightly more social. I ran into Dave, Ryan Cadaver, and Nicole at the Hilton and the dance party of foolishness began. “Hilton World” was a nice touch. I like that they went with a theme, and apparently so did some of the people wearing inflatable dinosaur costumes. I mean, it did fit with their whole thing after all. Once the dinos hit the floor the DJ decided to make it extra, and played “Walk the Dinosaur “. Look it up youngsters. Much drinking, dancing, and general silliness ensued. Things got even better once wrestling let out and a bunch more people joined the party.Continue reading “Beth’s Dragon Con Recap: Part Two”→
Welcome to the third or fourth version of the Needless Things toy review on the all-new, slightly different Needless Things!
The new motto around here is “keep it simple and stupid”…
No, wait – “keep it simple, stupid”.
I’ve been reviewing toys for over a decade now and quite frankly I’m sick of it.
Not sick of toys, certainly. And I’m not even sick of writing about toys. But I am sick of dissecting toys and figures to the degree of what I previously considered to be a proper toy review. There’s only so much you can say about different figures from the same lines.
I don’t know exactly what form these newer reviews will take, but there’s gonna be a lot less “this figure features 32 points of articulation, including blah, blah, blah…” and a lot more “this figure has plenty of joints”. Although I might get as specific as “why the crap did they bother with double-jointed knees when the hips and ankles barely move?”
Another year, another Dragon Con gone. I never feel like I’ve done anything, but I always feel like I’m Danny Glover by the time it’s over (as in “getting too old for this shit” if that wasn’t clear). I assume this recap will happen in two posts, but it always gets away from me. I begin with the clear intention of not boring you to death. Then I’ll start writing, and things will just get longer. “Remember how that was fun?” or “I have a vague memory of that other thing being an awesome time!”, and it goes on and on from there. It’s like a big cable knit sweater that someone just keeps knitting, and knitting, and knitting… Continue reading “Beth’s Dragon Con Recap: Part One”→