Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Geek Fallout Episode 12

Geek Fallout Episode 12

This week Chris and Jeff are joined by a fan from the TAG nation Dave in Taledo. this weeks discussions inclued a lot of star trek talk more star wars a brief discussion of the PS4 as well as our headlines, comics and tech. And we end it off this week with our Top 5 Saturday Morning Cartoons submitted by Marc on the Tag Forums.

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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Captains Table 3: 'The Green Girl' (UPDATE With George Pappy)

Captains Table 3: 'The Green Girl' (UPDATE With George Pappy)

George Pappy returns to the show with an update on his upcoming documentary 'The Green Girl': A feature-length documentary about Star Trek's iconic Green Girl, Susan Oliver: prolific actress of the '50's/'60's/'70's/'80's, original member of the AFI Directing Workshop for Women, record-setting female aviator; Tragically taken by cancer in 1990.

George has a 'Kickstarter' campaign on the go to help fund the project. Please go to and look up 'The Green Girl' and please donate what you can to help with this great project. This 'Kickstarter' campaign ends March 2nd, 2013.

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Geek Fallout Episode 11

Geek Fallout Episode 11

I this weeks double super size issue of Geek Fallout Jeff and Chris are joined by fellow Tag Network host Paxton Holley. This weeks show includes some heavy star wars talk, some apple leaks, new JJ Abrams projects plus headlines, gaming, tech and comic news. And this week as tribute to our guest we end off with our top 5 favorite 80s movies.
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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Easter Holidays 1994 (19 years ago...)

(I originally wrote this 4 years ago. Seems fitting to revisit this post as Easter is approaching yet again.) 

Easter Holidays 1994 (19 years ago...)
We never really went far for vacations as a family growing up, most summers we never went anywhere. But for Easter holidays 1994 Mom and Dad made up for it by taking us on a trip through the states to California. We were like the Griswold's from "National Lampoons Vacation", we were going to Disneyland by car.

- Mom and Dad rented a car for the long trip. They also rented a video camera from Radioshack and I became the official documentary guy of our little trip.

- Driving seemed like a good idea, that way we could see more destinations. We could visit multiple states along the way. The truth is it nearly drove us insane. Mom and Dad would argue over driving and directions. Brianna would get bored and pinch me on the arm when I wasn't looking. I would get her back and return the pinch and she would cry. Dad would get mad at me. Mom would threaten to turn the car around. We would spend up to 12 hours a day travelling by car- way too much time to spend in a confined space with bored family members.

- We often would eat at fast food chains as we drove, to save time. One thing I noticed about fast food restaurants in the states is that their food is way better than our fast food in Canada. We often ate at Burger king and it was awesome. We would order whopper meals and Mom, Dad and Bri could never finish their meals. It was too much...for them. At the time I was a 14 year old garbage disposal and I would clean up their left overs. But it wasn't always easy and I actually at times turned away their left overs because I was full from my meal. Those Yankee fast food restaurant owners don't cheap out when it comes to their food. You definitely get your moneys worth.

- Speaking of food the night we stopped in Salt Lake City we went to the nearby "Denny's" for supper. While having supper some woman crashed her car into a lamp post between the Denny's and our hotel. It was the first time I had ever seen a fresh car crash. The fire department showed up and had to use the jaws of life to free her, and she was taken away by ambulance.

- Driving through the desert sucked. People talk about how great the desert is but it sucks. Its dry and theres really nothing to see for hundreds of miles. Its like driving through Saskatchewan, just absolutely boring. To make matters worse the a/c was giving Mom bad headaches so we had to drive without it on. I felt like a rotisserie chicken sitting in that car.

- Las Vegas, now that was a cool place to visit. They had just finished building the Luxor and MGM Grand so we went and checked them out. Brianna and I had a blast playing in "Sega land" at the Luxor. I got in trouble with Luxor security for video taping the casino, thankfully they didn't take my tape away. Mom was playing a slot machine when all of a sudden all these bells and whistles and lights went off. Mom began to back away from the machine cause she thought she did something wrong but she in fact won. I think it was 80 bucks in quarters.

- We stayed at the Hacienda hotel, which is now gone. It was a great hotel and it had the biggest buffet I have ever seen. But as fate would have it I was under the weather that night and couldn't eat much, damn it !!!

- The family packed into a cab and we got to go for a ride up and down the Las Vegas strip. It was incredible and truly something everyone should see in their life. I recorded the cab ride with the rental video camera. Unfortunately I re-wound the tape so we could watch it in our room but there was security features on the TV that prevented me from hooking the camera up to it. The next day I recorded over the whole Vegas strip tour because I forgot I re-wound the tape. OOPS.

- We went to Los Angeles next. I couldn't believe just how many lanes of traffic there were coming into Los Angeles, and of course we arrived during rush hour. I actually saw a couple Mexican guys driving a low rider car with shag carpet all over the interior. I wanted to say: "Hey Cheech, pass me a joint holmes", probably a good thing I didn't.

- We spent a day at Disneyland the day after arriving in Anaheim. It really is a great experience to visit Disneyland. It really does bring out the kid in everyone. My Dad is not known for having fun unless it involves golf, hockey or some other kind of sport. When we got there he was kind of in a grumpy mood but after about a half hour of being in Disneyland he was laughing, smiling and having a great time. It really did bring out my Dad's inner child. It was really great to see my Dad let loose and have a good time.

- The lines for rides is what dampers the good time at Disneyland. For some rides we stood in line for up to an hour! It was worth it most of the time but it made for a long boring wait.

(Parental Advisory Warning: The following paragraph has adult content. Parental discretion is advised):
- But waiting in line for space mountain was totally worth it. Not for the ride itself but for what I saw while waiting. We're outside on the steep steps leading into space mountain. The line was long and the day was hot. Dad and I were standing side by side in line and Mom & Bri were behind us. In front of us was this ugly nerdy-type guy with this real smoking hot blond woman on his arm. This guy had to be loaded because there is no way a guy that ugly could get such a hot babe unless he was rich. If he was famous I didn't recognize him. Anyway I was busy staring at the ground below (because we were probably 3 stories above ground level) when the line advanced. As I looked forward realizing the line had moved up several steps the smoking hot blond (who was wearing a very mini skirt) was bent forward tieing her shoe I think. Well her skirt was hiked up and she was wearing NO UNDERWEAR ! I gasped in excitement and joy, staring me right in the face was a real life naked vagina, which was on the body of one of the hottest women I had ever seen. I was frozen in time, my heart pounding and thoughts racing. I couldn't believe was like looking into the face of god. Dad bumped me on the shoulder and time resumed normally again. I looked at him and he had a smile on his face.
"We better move up" I think he said to me.
I don't know if he saw what I saw. God bless Space mountain.

- We spent a day in Tijuana Mexico. It was cool travelling to yet another country but what an eye opener it was. The shops were cool to visit and Dad was wheeling and dealing with the shop owners getting what he wanted at the best prices. But it was sad to see all the kids on the street trying to sell gum and other things to support their families. This one old lady came up to me and wanted to sell me a pack of gum. I felt sorry for her and gave her a dollar for a pack of gum, when she only asked for a quarter. After she walked away I was surrounded by gum kids trying to sell to me. It was very sad and made me thankful to be from Canada.

- We also spent a day at Universal studios. On our Universal tour Weird Al Yankovic was on it with us and we got to meet him. Brianna got his autograph and her picture taken with him. I stood there amazed to be near this celebrity who I admired. I was also amazed by the smoking hot blond he had with him.

- Overall it was a great trip. Definitely one I will always remember.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Episode 13: 2012 The Best, Worst And 'Meh'

Episode 13: 2012 The Best, Worst And 'Meh'

RN Episode 13: 2012 The Best, Worst And 'Meh'

Chris Lockhart (chrisloc1701) is joined in the Batcave studio with sister Brianna, Sound Engineer/Brother-in-law Sebastian and Chris's wife Crystal Oliver-Lockhart! In this first 2013 recorded episode we discuss TV series or movies that do not live up to the hype, Movie Theatre Etiquette, TV series we have yet to check out, and finally the Best & Worst of 2012 (and meh). 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

State of the Random Nerdness Union

Hey there fellow blog reader and/or podcast listener this is Chris Lockhart with a quick 'state of the union' address for Random Nerdness.

Have been getting behind on the blog. It's been real busy with the podcast and holiday season and work to blog on a regular basis. But the blogs are going to continue, better late than never. 

Random Nerdness Podcast: 

The Random Nerdness Podcast has been behind schedule lately. My sound engineer and awesome brother-in-law Sebastian went back to Sweden for the holiday season, so we had to take a 3 week break. Seb is not only the 'Sound Engineer', he really is our Podcast Producer too. The reason why the show sounds as good as it does is because of Seb. And he has been real busy with work and family life too. As much as I would like RN to be a weekly podcast it probably will not be at this point. It will probably be released 3 times a month, almost weekly but not. In the coming months I'm hoping Seb will be able to teach me some engineering and production stuff so I can assist in the actual production of the show and take some of the work load from Seb. But the podcast is still being made and look for it at and on iTunes. 

Episode 14 will be our 'He-Man' episode and I am especially excited for that episode release. 

I am also working on a 3rd 'Captains Table' interview episode of RN. Look for that soon!

Geek Fallout Podcast:

I continue my work with GF. That podcast is weekly so be sure to check it out at podbean and on iTunes!

Big thank you to my GF Co-Hosts Richard and Jeff: They have been great with recording on my schedule. Recording the weeks I work is almost impossible, so we have been recording around my work weeks. Thanks guys for helping me to continue to be on the show on a regular basis.  

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See you in the future!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Message From Grandpa

(I originally wrote this almost 4 years ago. Found it and it brought back a lot of memories.)

Grandpa Leonard

Grandpa back in his baseball days. (Picture art by my cousin Brandy Sarapuk)

I do believe there is a Heaven and my Grandpa Leonard is the reason why. Some people say that God has talked to them, but he (or she) has never talked to me, at least that I am aware. But someone from Heaven made contact with me and that was my Grandpa Leonard.
My Grandpa Leonard passed away when I was 17 years old. He had a massive stroke and was laying hospitalized for 5 days before he passed away. The day he died we all said our goodbyes to him knowing that he was going to pass away, but I wasn't sure that Grandpa was able to hear me because he was basically in a coma at that point. Grandpa passed away and for months after that day not one day went by that I didn't think about him. I felt guilty not knowing if Grandpa heard me that day saying goodbye to him and that I loved him. It consumed me with guilt and regret and not one day passed when I didn't feel that.
One night while sleeping, in my dream Grandpa came to me. In my dream I walked into our living room and Grandpa was sitting on the chair watching a Boxing match on the TV, which he did almost every Tuesday the last few years of his life. I realized in my dream that I was asleep and Grandpa was gone. I sat down next to Grandpa as he sat there watching the TV. I knew I was sleeping but this dream was different, I knew this was my Grandpa in my dream and not a figment of my imagination. I looked at him and he looked at me and I said "Grandpa, I love you and I miss you so much!". He held my hand and said "I know Chris and I love you, now and forever". And that was when I awoke, and I cried. I cannot explain what I felt that day but I know without a doubt that that was my Grandpa. From Heaven he saw my pain and suffering following his death and he took away that pain and suffering. I know it was him and I know he came to me from a better place. I never truly believed in Heaven before that day but now I know there is more out there, thanks to my Grandpa

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