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Friday, November 16, 2018

Remembering Danny DeVito Doesn't Know What Detective Pikachu and Pokemon Are

The Detective Pikachu movie trailer has people going crazy for bringing Pokemon into live-action setting. It's a weird choice for a Pokemon film and even stranger that Ryan Reynolds is voicing the cute electric yellow mouse.

Back in 2016, the internet thought it would be great if Detective Pikachu had the voice of Danny DeVito for the video game. I attended a Paly Center event for It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia around that time and I asked DeVito if he would be voicing the pocket monster.

Listen to the audio below for Danny DeVito's reaction.
Confused he asked, "What the f*ck is Pokemon?" The audience and myself then laughed like crazy.

Don't Forget DCon

Yo folks! DCon is taking place right now, head out for all your holiday present needs or just if you want something cool to hand or put on your desk.

DCon 
Nov 16-18
Anaheim Convention Center
One Day $20 ( Saturday or Sunday )
Weekend $35 ( Saturday & Sunday )
VIP $60 ( Friday – Sunday ) LIMITED SUPPLY AVAILABLE
Saturday Night Party $35 ( This is not included in any packages including Vendor Passes )

DCon is "an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys, customs, plush, designer apparel and so much more with urban, underground and pop art! We are a celebration of all aspects from the world of design."

Or simply put, this is a place to buy cool stuff for your desk, cubicle or office. We mean, you can get some trendy toys, art, clothes, plushies and more at the convention. Yes, pins too. It's like a really big mess of stuff to furbish your life.

Dcon is filling up the Anaheim Convention Center main hall half way, check out the map of vendors. Half of the main convention hall, yo.

So, look online if there's anything there you might want to get for your pad or to meet some of the artists who make the cool things you wanna buy.



 Some of our favorite artists and galleries that will be there:

Hero Complex Gallery Booth #422
Anthony Petrie Booth #453
Steve Minty Booth #818
Christopher Lee Booth #1101
Mondo Booth #2219
Kevin Tong Booth #2519

Thursday, November 15, 2018

New GLORP Holiday Cards For 2018

We've enjoyed the undeniably strange and weird holiday cards of Brad McGinty for many happy holidays over the years. This year we have two new wonderful postcards to make people scratch their heads and laugh when they get them in the mail.

Extreme X-MAS #1 Special Gold Foil Collector's Edition Holiday Cards!
$10 for six cards

In what is a clear homage to the 90's X-Men comics you have this new holiday postcard remind you Santa isn't only jolly, but he can kick your ass.  Have an Extreme X-Mas! It has real gold foil to match the comic covers of the 90's.

Santa Sauce and the Baby Beefus VHS Holiday Cards
$8 for six cards

A card that shows you the cringiest Christmas special of all produced by Arby's. It already leaves a rotten taste in my mouth.



And for those unfaithful to getting the cards over the years, there's a special deal.

Horrible Holiday Poscards Wax Pack!
$5 for 5 cards

Get 5 random cards from the entire holiday Glorp card collection and a mystery sticker.

They're Launching A 24-karat Gold Canopic Jar Into Space

canopic jar going into space
You thought sending a Tesla was the only thing SpaceX was gonna waste time and money on, well, you were wrong. In the "I guess that's neat" category of art meeting science we're sending a 24-karat gold canopic jar into space. If you know your basic Egyptian history from watching Brenda Frasier's The Mummy  you might remember that canopic jars hold the organs of the recently mummified.

This is gonna take a sec to explain, so relax and read. Titled "Enoch", the canopic jar comes from artist Tavares Strachan in memory of the first African American astronaut, Robert Henry Lawrence Jr.,  selected for our national space program. From what we read, he never actually made it into space, but was very helpful to getting us there.

The canopic jar has a bust of Robert Henry Lawrence Jr. on it and for some reason the artist had it blessed at Japanese Shinto Shrine. To clarify, it does not contain any of Robert Henry Lawrence Jr. organs.

It was funded by the LACMA Art + Technology Lab grant, so taxpayer money probably didn't pay for it. It is suppose to be launched Monday, Nov 19 as one of the items going up on a Space X rocket. If all goes to plan it will circle the Earth for seven years. Weird.

via Unframed

Los Angels Animation Film Festival Nov 30-Dec 2

This is for any avid animation insider. It's a whose-who of people who make cartoons here. The festival doesn't have any big titles we've been looking for, but a collection of special events for those who care about the people behind the animation.

There is a special Rare Anime Unleashed showing that any otaku might want to check out.




Nov 30-Dec 2
MayFlower Club
11110 Victory Blvd,
North Hollywood, CA 91606
$

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Nippon Marathon New Trailer

This was a crowd-pleaser at the TTDILA home office and get-togethers. It's utterly insane and this Christmas you'll be flailing around while running to Nippon Marathon.

Nippon Marathon is out now on Steam Early Access, and is coming to Nintendo Switch, PS4 and Xbox One on December 17th 2018!

Metroid’s Samus Limited Edition Paper Doll


Matt Kaufenberg really needs to make more Metroid’s Samus Paper Dolls, perfect for propping on ones desk. Sadly, it seems that Matt made them only for the Dames Art Show back a month.

Let's hope he makes more and chooses some other kick-ass girls from gaming.

Weekly What To Do: DCon, Doo Dah & The Steam Egg


The Best of Contemporary Italian Cinema
November 13 - 18, 2018 @ the Egyptian and Aero Theatres
$
Join us at the Egyptian and Aero Theatres for our annual celebration of Italian cinema! This year the Cinema Italian Style series also presents entries in a short film competition in which Southern California college students created shorts inspired by, or paying homage to, classic Italian cinema.








Magical Chinese Lantern Festival
Nov. 15 – Jan. 6
Fairplex
1101 W McKinley Ave.
Pomona, CA 91768


by Anthony Petrie
WWE x G1988
First official art show ever
Opening Reception: Fri, Nov 16, 7-9 PM
Gallery 1988
Free

Two years in the making, this Friday night we open the official collaborative art show between Gallery1988 and WWE. Utilizing both rooms of the gallery, one side will house a large group show with almost 100 artists creating pieces inspired by the superstars of today and yesterday, while the other will be the newest solo show (of paintings and prints) from black velvet artist Bruce White. At one time thought to be impossible, this art show will be epic.

All in conjunction with Survivor Series, taking place Sunday at Staples Center, the artwork will first be available for purchase at the gallery Friday night, then online (shipping to only the United States and Canada) Saturday afternoon (PT) at gallery1988.com.

DCon 
Nov 16-18
Anaheim Convention Center
One Day $20 ( Saturday or Sunday )
Weekend $35 ( Saturday & Sunday )
VIP $60 ( Friday – Sunday ) LIMITED SUPPLY AVAILABLE
Saturday Night Party $35 ( This is not included in any packages including Vendor Passes )

DCon is "an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys, customs, plush, designer apparel and so much more with urban, underground and pop art! We are a celebration of all aspects from the world of design." Or simply put, this is a place to buy cool stuff for your desk, cubicle or office. We mean you can get some trendy toys, art, clothes, plushies and more at the convention. Yes, pins too. It's like a really big mess of stuff to furbish your life and make friends jealous. Or, taking a nicer route, a place to get kick-ass Christmas presents.


Nov 16-Jan 6
8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620
$$

Every winter, Knott’s Berry Farm celebrates the merriest of seasons as the park wondrously transforms into Knott’s Merry Farm, a Christmas celebration for all ages. Spend the most wonderful time of the year with your family at Knott’s Merry Farm enjoying thrilling attractions, live entertainment, a Christmas Crafts Village, festive food, lavish holiday decorations, and nightly snow in Ghost Town.

SHOCKING DARK / ROBOWAR
Fri, Nov 16, 7:30pm
Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
$

*A It's So Bad, It's Good film...well, both are terrible
Somewhere, fifteen minutes into the dark future, between BLADE RUNNER and TERMINATOR, there is a neo-noir world of cyborgs, tranqs, skin-jobs and space marines built by Cameron wanna-bes strung out on Nuke … THE CYBERPUNK MEGAZONE. Join Rob Schrab as he presents a double feature of sci-fi action films from the forgotten future of the ’90s.

WES CRAVEN’S NEW NIGHTMARE
Friday, November 16, 11:59pm

Nuarte
$12

'Round Midnight w/Intro Producers Marianne Maddalena & Jeffrey Fenner, Actor Heather Langenkamp in person.





Metro Art Presents: Jonah Levine Collective
Friday, November 16,  4 PM – 6 PM
Metro Art Los Angeles
1 Gateway Plz, Los Angeles, California 90012
Free 

"Join us as we welcome Grammy-nominated trombonist, pianist and composer Jonah Levine for a special rush hour concert."

The Great Los Angeles Walk
Saturday, Nov 17, 9 a.m.
Meet at Pershing Square
Free

"From downtown, we'll start off at Pershing Square, and head west -- along the way seeing sites such as the Standard Hotel, the Jonathan Club, the Pacific Dining Car restaurant, MacArthur Park, the Park Plaza (now known as the MacArthur), Lafayette Park, Chapman Market, Koreatown, Hancock Park, Park La Brea, the La Brea Tar Pits, LACMA, and more. When 6th ends, we'll stroll up San Vicente to Burton Way, and walk through a strip of Beverly Hills, past the Courthouse and city center, and down Little Santa Monica, eventually making our way onto Santa Monica Blvd. for the rest of the walk to the ocean."
 
November 17 + 18
Primarily at The Hollywood Roosevelt,
as well as additional venues around town
$$

Vulture Festival is a pop culture extravaganza featuring performances, screenings, cast reunions, conversations with A-list talent, and more.

ZOOM LENS Presents: a bluer you
find a different shade of you.
the first zoom lens installation & music + film event
Saturday, Nov 17, 8pm-12am
chewing foil (pico union)
$15

A new art show.


Valley Relics Museum Grand Opening
Saturday, Nov 17, 10am-3pm
Valley Relics Museum
7900 Balboa Blvd, Van Nuys, California 91406
$10 adults $8 children
Come take a trip back in time for the grand opening of the Valley Relics Museum at the Van Nuys Airport (Park VNY) as it displays its large collection of pop culture artifacts including iconic neon signs, classic arcade games, rare documents, postcards and photographs, a vintage BMX collection, valley aviation and much more!

Starts Nov 17
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
$$
 
The spooky adventures of Hansel and Gretel comes to the operatic stage with 12-foot-tall creatures, fantastical sets and elaborate special effects. Diva extraordinaire Susan Graham stars as the uproariously wicked witch, eager to lure her young victims into a delicious trap, but last-minute ingenuity saves the day and the plucky children emerge triumphant in the heartfelt conclusion.

Saturday, November 17, 11:59pm
UCBT Franklin
5919 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
$6.50

Who would win in a fight, Batman or Wolverine? Superman or Gandalf? Questions like these have plagued humankind for decades, but only Tournament of Nerds can settle these disputes...by pitting two comedians against each other to battle it out in heated debate!


Sunday, November 18th, stepping off at 11:00 am in East Pasadena along Colorado Boulevard, the original Route 66
Free

On Doo Dah day, dozens of inventive, if zany, art cars and floats will accompany a legion of revelers past the mom-n-pop shops along East Pasadena's shady tree-lined streets with a memorable cast of local eccentrics, disruptors, pundits, mutant art cars, lone wolves, steam punks, makers and merrymakers.

17th Annual Tree Lighting at The Grove
Sun, November 18, 7:30pm-9pm
The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Free
*Stores will close at 4pm on November 18.

"Join us for our 17th Annual Tree Lighting celebration as we officially kick off the holiday season! This magical evening will feature special performances from CBS A Home for the Holidays, including Andy Grammer, Daya, Lindsey Stirling, Rozzi & Parson James, JD McCrary, and more! Rejoice in the season’s first snowfall, a fireworks spectacular, and Santa’s grand arrival."



Steam Egg
Sunday, November 18th | 4PM - 8PM
Wednesday, November 28th | 6PM - 10PM
Sunday, December 16th | 4PM - 8PM 
Sunday, December 30th  | 4PM - 8PM
Mandarin Plaza Courtyard, 970 N. Broadway, Chinatown
Please BYOBS (bathing suit) and BYOT (towel) - though we have a few dozen on hand.**.
Free

This winter, Materials & Applications invites you to an experiment in social steaming. Designed and built by the artist Michael Parker, Steam Egg is a public sculpture and fully-functional steam room that is mirrored on the outside and mortared on the inside. Guests are invited to climb up and into this ovoidal-shaped steam room and immerse themselves in a hot, intimate setting with friends* and strangers. The heated vapors are infused with specially devised scents selected by our Herb-J (kinda like a DJ but for olfaction). We recommend two or three short rounds of steaming. Live music by holloys** will complete your full sensory experience**.


Wreck-It Ralph Double Feature
Tuesday, Nov 20, 4pm
El Capitan
$45

 See both the original "Wreck-It Ralph" and the new "Ralph Breaks the Internet". $45.00 Per Person Includes: Reserved Seat (same seat for both movie), Special Collectible Popcorn Container with one refill, 20 oz. Bottled Drink, Movie Themed Screen Wipe & Cinch Backpack