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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

Miami Connection: The Lost 80s Ninja Rock Action Epic Extravaganza

If you can’t tell by the poster, this is the real deal, folks.

So, real quick… Alamo Drafthouse (we’ve featured the killer artwork for their 2nd-run films) has unearthed a lost 80s epic called Miami Connection and are presenting it at their many fine locations. They’re also making the soundtrack and other goodies available online. I think a roadtrip’s in order. Fire up the DeLorean.

The year is 1987. Motorcycle ninjas tighten their grip on Florida’s narcotics trade, viciously annihilating anyone who dares move in on their turf. Multi-national martial arts rock band Dragon Sound have had enough, and embark on a roundhouse wreck-wave of crime-crushing justice. When not chasing beach bunnies or performing their hit song “Against the Ninja,” Mark (Tae Kwon Do master/inspirational speaker Y.K. Kim) and the boys are kicking and chopping at the drug world’s smelliest underbelly. It’ll take every ounce of their blood and courage, but Dragon Sound can’t stop until they’ve completely destroyed the dealers, the drunk bikers, the kill-crazy ninjas, the middle-aged thugs, the “stupid cocaine”…and the entire See the rest »

Rad x2: Hall & Oats Beer and Emergency Help Line

You can Callin’ Oates. Yes, you can do.

When you’re out and need an emergency hit, dial 719-26-OATES. Or click callinoates.com. Consider it a holiday miracle, with love from the Interwebs.

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Drink Holland Oates from Stillwater

Unlike the unfortunately-true MMMHop beer from Hanson, this is not an official Hall & Oates brew. But it is real. Holland Oates is an upcoming beer from Baltimore’s Stillwater Artisanal Ales for a collaboration with Dutch brewery Emelisse. Hence the name. With those stereo ‘staches you can count on this label featuring prominently in my forthcoming CRAFT BEERDS book. Stay tuned…


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Watch: Hahn Beer Commercial is Superbly Epic

Wow. Just, wow.

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Speaking of epic beer ads, Sam reminds us not to forget
this Carlton Draught BIG AD:

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Much Needed: Watch “Truth in Beervertising”
Every Everything: Every Knight Rider Turbo Boost
Choir: Bra Sizes vs. Grolsch Bottles
WTF: Epic Nanook Hockey Opener Video
May the 4th: Celebrate with LEGO Star Wars III Commercials and More
DWI: The New Hyundai Equus Owners Manual is an iPad
Beer: The Most Awesome Bottle Opener In the World. Ever.
Trailer: Badass Gymnast + Karate + The 80s = Gymkata!

WTF: Skater Blown Up, Blow-Up Doll Unscathed

We got some nutcase in front of us …

This amazing clip is from Hard Ticket To Hawaii, an 80s film I never new existed until Fang Found This posted another clip, Motorcycle vs Wall + Snake vs Bazooka (below). Anyone have the full flick copy ripped?

[ Fang Found This ]

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MANDOM: Charles Bronson Commercial Collection
Trailer: Badass Gymnast + Karate + The 80s = Gymkata!
LA: Philippe’s French Dip and Lance Mountain
Bid: Warriors, Come Out to eBayyyyyyyy
Adv: Skating A Full Pool
Gnarcade: 8-Bit Attack on Mt. Hood
Art: Shadow Skaters by TR853-1
8-Bit: Trololo Chap is Back in Chiptune
NSFW: Tron-a-Sutra

Trailer: Badass Gymnast + Karate + The 80s = Gymkata!

“When gymnastics and Karate are fused
the combustion becomes an explosion
and a new kind of martial arts superhero is born …”

Gymkata. “Kurt Thomas becomes Jonathan Cabot”. That’s how powerful his performance is.

I had no idea this even existed. Looks so fantastically awful. Can’t wait to see it. Thanks for sharing, Angel. (via Leanne)

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WTF: 80s After School Special Dancefight!

Did you grow up in a tough neighborhood like the older brother from Mr Belvedere? This After School Special is telling your story. Mine, too.

Some great quotes in this awesomely horrible vid.
Check ’em in the MeFi comments.