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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Holiday Cards Guide: Time To Send Someone Something The Old Way

Listen, sending an email shows a lack of care on your part when wishing someone Happy Holidays. Be it Hanukkah or Xmas or even the New Year, going that extra step and getting a card or cards you think that will be enjoyed by others means so much more than just sending out a general email. Merry Christmas, my a** when I see another one in my inbox. But, it my mailbox? Yes, more cards, more greetings!

So, here's places you can grab cards from, mostly Esty. And yeah, I know it's already Hanukkah, but if you get it sent in December, it still counts.

Oh, and while shopping for holiday cards don't forget our Gift Guide and this new

Scarlet Moon Christmas, Vol. VI , digital holiday beats while buying treats.

$6.00+
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Nothing says Christmas quite like Krampus. Stealing naught children to be punished this cute cars is both scary and adorable at the same time. Perfect for someone whose both naughty and nice.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Update 12/3/21
$12.50
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Had to add these ridiculous and sick, Serial Killer Christmas cards. Perfect for friends listening to all those murder podcasts or murder shows on Streaming. Another great card for those who like watching scary Christmas movies during this time of the year.

$14.00 
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Godzilla, why wouldn't he be around for Christmas? And he looks so festive in hat and scarf with his eye-beams. Wait, is that really Godzilla? Is that Secret Santa really Mecha Godzilla or did the artist just not know that much about Big G?




Price varies by pack and selection
Starts as low as $5
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Our favorite holiday card shop. We've swooned over these cards with a new one coming out every years, except, sadly, this one. Go back through this huge selection to see any card that might fit your needs from being gross, humorous or recreating the holidays as giant kaiju monsters.
 
$18.85 
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"Includes 4 Die hard Christmas cards, 4 Jingle All The Way inspired cards and 4 DieHard explosion cards
Inside every card is a special summary about what makes these movies so fitting for Christmas and special."

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Just a cute little Sailor Moon in a Christmas stocking postcard. Daaaah, she's so cute!
 

 
 
 
 
 





Russian sci-fi HARD TO BE A GOD @ The Secret Movie Club Theater

This looks like a good strange one to get in before Christmas dominates the screens this December.

Tue, November 30, 2021
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM 
1917 BAY ST
2ND FL LOS ANGELES, CA 90021

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Weekly What To Do: Thanksgiving or Early Christmas, Oh, & Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Holidays as Thanksgiving is this Thursday. Then, Sunday Night, is the first night of Hanukkah and after that it's basically Christmas for the rest of the month. We'll have everything to do do until the week of the endless void, better known as Christmas Eve as the city shuts down, but that's in late December. There's still plenty to do, before then.

The 9th Annual Turkey Trot Los Angeles
Thanksgiving morning – November 25th, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to noon. 5k starts at 8:00 a.m. and 10k starts at 9:00 a.m. Packet pickup opens at 6:45 a.m. on race day.
Downtown Los Angeles. The race starts and finishes in front of City Hall at 200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Trot before you gobble! In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this event benefits The Midnight Mission – an amazing organization that offers a path to self sufficiency to those experiencing homelessness. Create a fundraising team during registration!
 

  • The Immersive Nutcracker Experience on Level 8 (November 26 - December 31): The all-new walk-through fairytale experience, from the producers of the Russian Ballet Theatre, will offer dreamlike holiday experiences featuring iconic moments, characters and settings, as seen in the beloved ballets and stories from Tchaikovsky's timeless Nutcracker score. 
  • Saturday Snowman Shows & Live Holiday Music in Grand Court (November 26, December 4, 11 and 18): Beginning the Saturday of Black Friday weekend, watch Frosty come to life with our Snowman Show, made from real snow! Pose with contactless photos at our Beverly Center snowman. Plus, enjoy the live sounds of your favorite holiday classics.  
  • Winter Wonderland at 3rd Street Valet (Black Friday - December 31): Enjoy photo moments on Santa’s sleigh, with Frosty and more!

NOVEMBER 26, 2021 - DECEMBER 31, 2021
Weekdays: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Weekends: 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Dodger Stadium
 Admission tickets start at $16.00 per ticket

The Los Angeles Dodgers are hosting a Holiday Festival in the beautiful, newly-renovated Centerfield Plaza, the warning track, and both bullpens complete with nightly entertainment, an ice skating rink, scenic and light displays, holiday-themed food and beverage, and an opportunity to take photos with Santa!


Bloody Black Friday Free Pop-Up 
Friday, Nov 26th, 1pm-9pm
The 4th Horseman
Free

You can pick up Black Friday releases in person, plus there will be special Severin-themed pizza & drinks
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fri November 26, 2021 7:30 PM
Aero Theatre
$10.00 (member) ; $15.00 (general admission)  

Q&A following with star Ken Foree
 
 
 
 
November 27-28, 12PM - 5PM
ROWDTLA

We partnered with LA Original to bring you a Block Party featuring small businesses local to LA, a beer garden, live music, and perks with purchase like free gift wrapping, free drip coffee and a chance to win $1,000 gift card, plus more along the way!

SUNDAY ONLY- First 100 people will receive free Coolhaus Ice Cream!

Sunday, November 28th, 2021 @ 6:00pm
From the Heart of Hollywood! Starting on Hollywood Blvd. at Orange Drive the U-shaped parade route will travel east to Vine, south on Vine St to Sunset Blvd. and west on Sunset Blvd. back to Orange Drive. 
 
Enjoy our version of the one Macy's does, so smaller scale, but we still have some fun floats and music. And it might be as cold as 60 degrees. Brrrr.
 
Grand Chanukah Extravaganza 
Sunday, November 28th 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
2ND & PCH is located at East 2nd St & Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90803. Lighting of the menorah takes place on the 2ND & PCH grand staircase.
Free
 
2ND & PCH celebrates the Festival of Lights with the Shul by the Shore Grand Chanukah Extravaganza on Sunday, November 28th 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm to commemorate the first night of Chanukah. This celebration is free and open to all, presented in partnership with Shul by the Shore. Lighting of the menorah will take place at 4:00 pm on the 2ND & PCH grand staircase led by Rabbi Abba Perelmuter. Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia will be in attendance and speak immediately following the lighting, joined by community leaders. Entertainment will include a live three-piece band, a stilt walker and Chanukah crafts for children. Light pre-packaged refreshments and chocolate gelt will be served.
 
Monday, November 29th - Wednesday, December 1st, 2021
Aero Theatre & Los Feliz Theatre
Free
 
The AC is proud to present five extraordinary National Geographic Documentary Films, which cover timely, provocative and globally relevant stories from some of the most visionary documentary filmmakers in the world. Our series includes THE FIRST WAVE, a harrowing look at one of New York’s hardest-hit hospital systems at the start of the pandemic; FAUCI, an unprecedented portrait of one of our most vital public servants; BECOMING COUSTEAU, an inside look at the adventurer, filmmaker, inventor, author, and conservationist; THE RESCUE, Academy Award-winning filmmakers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin’s pulse-pounding account of the daring 2018 rescue from a flooded cave in Northern Thailand; and TORN, a profoundly intimate look at the family involved in the ill-fated 1999 expedition on the Tibetan mountain, Shishapangma.

Tuesday, November 30, 6:30 p.m. - South Patio
Union Station
Free
 
On Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 6:30 p.m., we'll summoning the sights and sounds of the season with the Annual Tree Lighting under the stars and snow on the station’s South Patio. Performances from the vintage voices of The Beverly Belles and L.A. favorites Weekend Celebrity, along with a “live” mural from eclectic artist Septerhed and an appearance by a special guest from the North Pole, will vault you into the holiday spirit.

To kick off to the season, the historic station will illuminate a towering 30-foot tree as guests are immersed in thousands of glistening lights and snow flurries on the striking South Patio while enjoying a free hot cocoa and holiday cookie bar. The fun, festive, family-friendly holiday celebration will also feature a holiday arts and crafts zone, a custom photo opportunity and Santa selfies.
 
Largo, known for comedy shows, is back open and selling out shows. Grab some tickets before everything sells out. Many new shows from some of LA's top comedians. We see Bill Burr, Patton Oswalt, Pete Holmes and Sarah Silverman to name a few.

Every Sunday
10am-4pm at @rowdtla
 
 Want to avoid Black Friday and leftover turkey? Our Holiday Market launches this Sunday and we’re excited to be teaming up with the small business marketplace @shopstreetlet for a bigger and better shopping experience! You'll be able to shop hassle-free from small businesses online and arrange to pick up at Smorgasburg, or have it delivered. There will also be an expanded shopping aisle with Streetlet pop-ups alongside all of your favorite Smorgasburg shopping vendors, a gift wrapping station with limited edition Streetlet gift bags celebrating local, and a DIY arts and crafts station for kids (so your little ones can make their own holiday tags and decorate gift bags with fun holiday stickers, gems, and more!)
 

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Bloody Disgusting Blood Pack Art Show Tonight Only Sat 11/20

 

via BD

Fat Bernie's Pinball Parlor

Friday, November 19, 2021

TTDILA'S Holiday Gift Guide 2021Edition

$4.99 to rent or $9.99 to buy

Frankly, this is here, because New York Ninja was such a let down. Gonna just leave the link for when it was in the 2012 gift guide.

From 2012 gift guide review"
"You need to get this movie now and present it as a Christmas gift to someone who likes a triple-Decker of 80's cheesiness. This martial arts film is an instant classic to laugh at with friends. It's everything a B-action movie needs. It is the epitome of so bad that it's good."
 
 
 
 
 

$32.99 
 
Nice try, Vinegar Syndrome. Thanks, for this mess.  Oh, I was so excited for this one. Here's why: New York Ninja is a resurrected B-movie that had so many bad things happen to the production that it's original audio is gone. "Luckily", 35 years later, Syndrome just created new audio for the whole thing. Now, in all its 80's bloody gore we can see a Ninja get revenge on the scum of New York and become a hometown hero for the city. Or kind of get bored by it.
 
 
 
 
$30
 
This was an instant hit, when I watched it with a group of friends. Psycho Goreman is an over-the-top gory film about a monster man from outer space who is controlled by a little girl and it is utterly hilarious. Filled with nostalgia for all things Power Rangers-just listen to the rocking theme- and so many other references from the 90's and 80's it's a total trip. The best part of the story is the little girl is easily more a monster than the one that swallows people whole.





* An O-Card is another term for slipcase and in this case a really snazzy looking one.

$30

A bike-riding adventure set in a dystopian future about a young man having to fight an evil overlord. And it was F ing hilarious too. There;s a lot of love for this film years after it's debut with a video game on the way too. What we're showing off here is essentially a collectible VHS tape of the film. I'm sure it's more just to have the memento than to actually use it, it is a working tape though. And, it looks perfect to put on your desk if a fan of the film.

$25 
 
What do you get for the perv otaku and anime adjacent fan in your life? Something to make them laugh and still have their eyes pop out of their head like a cartoon wolf. For them, it's the sweet taste of Tentacle Grape Soda. Coming in 4 packs and 8 packs, this drink is a play on...some dirty stuff called hentai. But it can get away with it like a well written cartoon with jokes for kids and adults. Don't worry, it isn't alcoholic and it can go in the fridge without a little brother or your Mom knowing anything the wiser. Yes, it's all about the cute Japanese school girl on the bottle. 



$35
 
What another cookbook chasing in on a popular...semi-popular brand? Where's the Squid Game Cookbook or (insert reference to what's popular at the time) cookbook? For those loving dorks who love Final Fantasy, it's a cookbook that connects to the online game? They have an online game? And it's 14th iteration?

This cute cookbook just connects to Final Fantasy and that'll be enough, because honestly very few cookbooks care.
 

*An exclusive version of the cookbook featuring an alternate cover design will be available to players in North America and Canada who purchase the book through Gamestop.
 
 $29.95
 
From the brilliant animator and artist Miranda Tacchia is a lovely book on girls who just don't care. They just don't give a damn. You could say they're Unimpressed! Each page show off a lady just not liking it and it proves to make you laugh at every eye-catching illustration of just not having it. I'm kind of impressed at a thick 400 pages this can definitely "accidentally kill" someones pet turtle, Mom.


$30.00 
 
Oh no, why is this here. It's all kinds of depraved and naughty. This tomb from Simon Hanselmann is an utterly insane long epic comic on a horribly dysfunctional group of friends that shack up together during Covid. The worst perpetrator of them all being Werewolf Jones. And you'll see a lot of him and his penis all played out as a hilarious slice of life sitcom. Warning, none of it should ever be shown to children, Hell, I think last two years of high school minimum to start reading it.

And while it's dumb, it's some of the funniest, darkest humor I've ever read.

*Crisis Zone is part of the Megg, Mogg, & Owl series. 

$10.99
 
Time to annoy others with bringing this to a party or over to friend's house, what does a dog or cat or machinery sound like in other countries? I'm talking onomatopoeia in other languages. Cats make a "meow" here, but in Japan it's "nyan." Weird, and silly to think the English language can capture what a sound, sounds like to foreign ears.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$23.00
Scares are in store for anyone who picks up this short story collection from acclaimed horror manga writer Junji Ito. The man makes some truly creepy stuff and faces that'll haunt you with their utterly ghoulish demeanor. Each story is only a few pages, but all end up creeping you out. Grim, gross, but never forgotten, this collection is perfect to curl up by a cozy fire and then wake up wondering if you locked all the doors. And just a cover that'll never be okay to leave out anywhere unless you want to be questioned.
 
 
 
 
$25.07
 
Things aren't right. Especially not for Eddie Gein. He's the reason we have Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. It's based on him. And. because Eric Powell, known for The Goon comic, is into messed-up stuff, he was the perfect fit as artist for this book sharing Eddie Gein's very unsettling life. There's masks made out of human faces and I'll stop there.
 
 
 
 
 

$31.84
 
You thought your friends screenplay or manga story was a bad idea? Find out what got made in the 90's. It wasn't pretty as Bleeding Skull!, purveyors of trash, review over 200 movies that are total garbage. You might find something new to make fun at movie night or just make you ponder if cocaine ever left Hollywood.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$47.00+international shipping
 
Also, known to non-noobs as JRPG's have been a major part of gaming for decades now. You can see this lengthy guide go over 600 reviews of battling magic users, demons and more than likely ninjas. And it goes all the way back to 1982 to now. For the game who doesn't want to just browse online, but sit down and read about these long arcing stories making little to no sense. It's might be someone's final fantasy...if I guess they're dying or have a very limited imagination.
 
 
 
 

$28 and up per apparel
 
Nothing was more of let down to me than Godzilla vs. Kong. Mainly, because it was treated like another Godzilla movie from the Showa era, which means utter nonsense. One film that is utter nonsense is Godzilla Vs. Hedorah, where Godzilla fights a monster made out of toxic waste. Hedorah is a weird looking monster, perfect to be put on a t-shirt. Cavity Colors did just that leaving any Godzilla fan in a good mood. One day, maybe will get Gigan tee, he's an alien cyborg with a circular saw in his belly, so dreamy.
 
 
 
 
$39.99
 
Batman can't fly, but he can soar over Gotham when he uses his grapnel launcher. From The Animated Series, the only good one. We have a replica of his grab gun thing now and we can use it too. It really launches. A fun desk toy to be added to your other Batman merch.







Do you still remember Loki or Squid Game? You probably will for at least the months after the
holidays. So grab Miss Minutes in real clock form(from $29.84+ & $35.10+), a kawaii Variant chart ($20.00) and some nice Variant ($19.99+) and Squid Game ($17.21+) shirts, one with your own personalized number.
 
 
$19.99 

Oh, do I like this mystery card game. A cabin in the woods and you trying to defeat an old man at cards or YOU'LL BE PUT INTO ONE! The game makes you sacrifice different animal cards to summon other animals in the card game from the get go. A telling sign of how messed-up the game is. But, it's only the start as you battle different cretins, the creepy old man put's on wood-carved masks to change his already unsettling personality to battle you in boss fights. There's more to figure out than just the card game, because beating the card game is only part of how you can get out.

 $29.99
 
If you need a party game, they got 4 good ones in this pack. See our full review here. You can make your party so much more entertaining or play with friends online via these new games including: an animated drawing guessing game, an opinion based dungeon crawl, an office placement word game and a trivia game where the host is also an enormous wheel. Just in time for the holidays, a new Jackbox pack to play on your phones and tablets and make it feel like you were on a game show for 20 minutes.
 
$47.99
 
What is this mess? Is SEGA desperate for cash? I thought the Sonic movie did well. Ugh, for whatever reason this phone charger will stand out and make any Sonic fan question why they even care about the series anymore.