Had An Awesome Time Hangin’ With My Retro Collector Friends From Colexions.com

7 04 2014

My buddy and fellow Retro Gaming fanatic Corey Buckner has put together a great community of fellow minded collectors over at colexions.com. Well, not only has he put together a great site to show off your own collection and geek out over fellow collectors treasures, he also hosts a monthly “Show And Tell” on Google Hangouts. What it is is a group of us collectors having a great time, showing off our stuff and talking about retro gaming and what ever else might come to mind. This was the third monthly get together and boy did we get to see some amazing stuff. We represented five different countries and three different continents but the distances just made the conversation better. It’s really cool to be able to meet like this. We had Corey Buckner (of course) from just outside Chicago and indie game developer Gary Brafford in West Virginia and lifespiller79 from…um sorry man, Texas (I think), all three in the U.S. of A,  We had Gabo representing Argentina, Mark in the U.K, Paul in Australia and little ol’ me up here in Canada. Everyone pulled out all the stops and showed some real stunners from our collections. Checkout last Saturday’s get together below:

The New Star Trek Movie: Did you happen to notice those two doohickeys on the console in front of Chekov and Sulu?

22 05 2009

Wow, did I like this movie. They did such a great job creating a great movie, and resetting the series to boot. One thing , though, made me laugh out loud.

I have noticed that through out the history of Star Trek, many mundane everyday sort of objects end up being used as props for their mildly futuristic looking designs. I was very happy to see that J.J. Abrams has continued with this tradition. You see, i work as a manager in a retail office supply store called… well lets just call the place Paperclips, anyway, at our cash registers are equipped with bar code scanners from a company called Symbol. Funny thing is, the bridge of the Starship USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) is also equiped with the very same scanners!

Yep, here I am watching this (AWESOME!) movie when I get the first glimpse of the bridge, and right there in front of everything are two of these Symbol bar code scanners. I actually laughed out loud when I saw them. Check out the pictures below for yourself.

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Here are the scanners at my work





Told you so!