Introducing the League of Extraordinary Bloggers!
Cool & Collected came up with a devious plot... er.... idea; gather some of the most depraved minds of the blogging interwebs, give them a common goal/topic and see what they spin!
But I will pull a quote from the link above and let the man himself explain it:
Here’s how it will work…
Any blogger who wants to contribute to the weekly topic would write up an article about the specified topic (Snake Eyes) and post it on their site by the following Sunday. Once the article is posted, send me an email or DM with the link.
On Monday, I will put up a post of my own about the weekly topic (Snake Eyes) on Cool & Collected, and at the bottom of the post, I will write a sentence or two for each participating blog, pointing readers to those sites. At this point, I will also announce the topic for the next week.
Here, have from freshly-baked links!
Introducing the League of Extraordinary Bloggers! (February 3, 2012)
Your first assignment from "The League" (February 4, 2012)
Update from the League: there’s still time to take part! (February 10, 2012)
Grab the popcorn and let’s watch a Saturday Matinee! (February 13, 2012)
~Christopher Tupa is still searching for One Eyed Willie’s treasure. Be sure to check out his illustrations! (Goonies)
~Stacey Raider of Pendragon’s Post prefers the Temple of Doom.
I thought for sure that Predator was going to be the choice for Fiji Mermaid over at Sideshow Cinema but another horror movie took the honor. (Fright Night)
~Monsterfink’s Midnight Monster Spookshow totally surprised me for NOT choosing a horror movie. (Yellow Submarine)
~I swear, sometimes I think Shawn Robare and I were separated at birth. Branded in the 80′s chimed in with one of my all time favorite movies. (Red Dawn)
~The Claymation Werewolf never disappoints with his unique take on pop culture. Any Johnny Utah fans out there? (Point Break)
~Paxton Holley at the Cavalcade of Awesome chose a movie that I was sure would get several mentions. "Marty, we have to go back!" (Back to the Future)
~Dex1138 at the AEIOU and Sometimes Why blog has seen his "Go to" movie a lot. A whole lot! (Star Wars)
~And in closing, CT from the Nerd Lunch crew has the distinction of selecting the only movie on this list that I just don’t understand. (Buckaroo Banzai)
If I had the money, I would go ape (February 17, 2012)
The League Responds: Hollywood Treasure (February 20, 2012)
~Dex at AEIOU and Sometimes Why picked an item that I’m not even sure exists outside of CGI, but it sure would be fun to ride the Lightcycle from Tron.
~Shawn Robare at Branded in the 80′s would like to have a full-size AT-ST Scout Walker from Star Wars in his backyard (and who wouldn’t!).
~Monster Fink at the Midnight Monster Spookshow gets the prize for the most creative answer by wanting exclusive rights to all of the Universal monsters.
~Brian at Cool and Collected (yours truly) would love to go ape and have a ~Planet of the Apes soldier ape swinging around in his cave.
~Stacey from the Pendragon’s Post wants to redecorate her house to recreate the set from Pee Wee’s playhouse.
~Fiji Mermaid of Sideshow Cinema got his pick in just in time. Fittingly, his selection was the time traveling DeLorean from Back to the Future.
The Breakfast Club: Where are they now? (February 23, 2012)
The League has Spoken: Where are they now? (February 27, 2012)
~Shawn Robare, of Branded in the 80′s would love to see more hairy situations with a sequel to The Peanut Butter Solution.
~Christopher Tupa thinks David Bowie still has what it takes and wants to revisit Labyrinth.
~Dex at AEIOU and Sometimes Why also wondered whatever happened with the Labyrinth.
~Brian at Cool & Collected (that’s me!) was also curious about how the Breakfast Club spent the last 30 years.
~Paxton Holley at the Cavalcade of Awesome imagines Matthew Broderick as a top NSA cryptographer in the sequel to War Games.
~The Claymation Werewolf was surprisingly the first to chime in on The Monster Squad (but not the last!).
~Fiji Mermaid at Sideshow Cinema wants to revisit those nice young boys from Kids.
~Iok at That Figures
The "Halo 3: Believe" Campaign Made a Believer out of Me (March 7, 2012)
The League has spoken: Whoa! (March 12, 2012)
~Dex at AEIOU and Sometimes Why was blown away at the never before seen footage from Star Wars
~Brian at Cool & Collected was made a believer by the commercials for Halo 3
~Shawn at Branded in the 80′s bought up all the G.I. Joe 25th Anniversary action figures
~FijiMermaid at Sideshow Cinema finally mentions an old friend with Alien Vs. Predator
My Hollywood Blockbuster: "Western Skies" (March 15, 2012)
The League has spoken: Hollywood Blockbusters (March 19, 2012)
~Brian at Cool & Collected thinks Hollywood needs more Westerns.
When the zombie apocalypse arrives, I’m calling my buddy Blain (March 22, 2012)
The League has spoken: Zombie Apocalypse (March 26, 2012)
~Brian at Cool & Collected will gladly cower behind a macho man when the zombies attack.
~Dex at AEIOU and Sometimes Why chose an entire zombie fighting team.
~Fiji Mermaid at Sideshow Cinema chose an indestructable ally.
Michael Bay makes everything better (March 27, 2012)
The League has spoken: Everything’s better with Michael Bay (April 2, 2012)
~The Claymation Werewolf was so excited for this week’s topic, that he actually wrote his response last November. (He must have a Delorean with a flux capacitor in his garage.)
~Brian at Cool & Collected thinks Michael Bay would have had an interesting take on hit films of the 80′s.
~Dex at AEIOU and Sometimes Why had another concept that might actually work under the skilled tutelage of Michael Bay.
The League has spoken: Baseball! (April 9, 2012)
~Paxton at the Cavalcade of Awesome put on his GM’s cap and assembled an all-star team of movie baseball players.
~My head is still spinning after reading the Claymation Werewolf’s response. (Two points for being the first in the League to mention Tony Micelli.)
~Brian at Cool & Collected struggled with this week’s topic, but finally came up with a sappy nod to one of his favorite movies.
Talking holy grails and white whales (April 11th, 2012)
The League has Spoken: Holy Grails and White Whales (April 16th, 2012)
~As usual, Brian at Cool & Collected is on a quest for a giant gorilla.
~Paxton at the Cavalcade of Awesome gets two bonus points for mentioning the Misfits of Science in his list of holy grails.
~Shawn at Branded in the 80′s wants a complete set of everyone’s favorite trading cards and some other elusive treasures from the 80′s.
~Stacey at Pendragon’s Post is living the dream while looking for a Wonder Woman’s super foe.
My Prized Possession (April 20th, 2012)
The League has spoken: Prized Possessions (April 23th, 2012)
~Brian at Cool & Collected is scaling tall buildings with a gorilla in one fist and a spaceman in the other.
1984: possibly the greatest year in pop culture history (April 27th, 2012)
When I was 12… (April 28th, 2012)
The League has spoken: When we were 12… (April 30th, 2012)
~1982: Dex at AEIOU and Sometimes Why
~1992: The Claymation Werewolf -
So many amazing memories, but I think Claymation Werewolf wins this week with the revelation that he married his childhood sweetheart.
Marion Cobretti’s 1950 Mercury is one sweet ride! (May 1st, 2012)
The League has Spoken: Sweet Rides! (May 7th, 2012)
~Chris at Tupa’s Treasures made me smile with his bird-emblazoned selections.
~Brian at Cool & Collected likes his classic cars to have a bit of attitude.
~Dex at AEIOU and Sometimes Why visits a galaxy far, far away for his sweet ride.
~Paxton at the Cavalcade of Awesome dug very, very deep for a couple of his rides.
The ultimate Western crossover event (May 9th, 2012)
The League has spoken: The ultimate crossover event! (May 14th, 2012)
~Shawn at Branded in the 80′s: The Dagger Games Project — and check out his comments for a mind-blowing idea from Manny!
~Chris at Tupa’s Treasures: Colt Seavers joins the A-Team, and more!
~Brian at Cool & Collected: Look at all those amazing mustaches!
~Dex at AEIOU and Sometimes Why: Dr. Who meets Dr. Jones
The Claymation Werewolf: Evil’s Castle (head. spinning.)
~Paxton at the Cavalcade of Awesome: Back to the Future, K.I.T.T. and more!
My Geek Confession — Live long and prosper. pffft! (May 18th, 2012)
The League has confessed. Forgive us. (May 21st, 2012)
~Headline from 2022: The Claymation Werewolf was a quiet neighbor–kept to himself mostly–until…
~Fiji Mermaid at Sideshow Cinema took a torch to the longest running animated show of all time…and Pixar! What?
~While Brian at Cool & Collected turns in his geek badge along with his phaser set for stun.
~Stacey at Pendragon’s Post takes on some big Comic book artists (but she gets two points for her Star Trek apathy).
~Oof, that was a painful, gut-wrenching week for the League but if it hasn’t killed us, it has certainly made us stronger, right? Hello?
Tweets from Skull Island (May 23rd, 2012)
The League has spoken: Fictional social media accounts (May 29th, 2012)
~I have no idea what this Google+ thing is, and I have a strong suspicion that the Claymation Werewolf made it up.
The League has spoken: Top 10 movies (June 11th, 2012)
~Shawn at Branded in the 80′s came up with a great list of 80′s villains. "Sweep the leg, Johnny!": http://brandedinthe80s.com/new-league-assignment-my-top-ten-favorite-movie-villains
~Brian at Cool & Collected listed his top ten Simians in Cinema: http://coolandcollected.com/top-10-monkey-movies/
~Paxton at the Cavalcade of Awesome broke the internet with his list of time traveling movies (175 comments and counting!): http://blog.paxholley.net/2012/06/07/my-top-10-movies-featuring-time-travel
~Dex at AEIOU and Sometimes Why featured his top 10 Vincent Price movies: http://aeiouwhy.blogspot.com/2012/06/league-post-top-10-movies.html
~CT at Nerd Lunch made his triumphant return with a list of movies he can’t wait to watch with his kids: http://nerdlunch.blogspot.com/2012/06/lxb-top-ten-movies-i-cant-wait-to-watch.html
The League has spoken: Reality TV Treasure Hunters (June 18th, 2012)
This week’s assignment from the League: Kurt Russell (June 18th, 2012)
The League has spoken: Kurt Russell is awesome. (June 25th, 2012)
~Make no mistake, Reis has some mad Lite-Brite skills. (Hey folks, we need more artists in the League!)
~FijiMermaid from Sideshow Cinema could very well win this week for actually appearing in a Kurt Russell movie! (maybe.)
~Cool & Collected visits the old west (again!) and heaps praise upon Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday in Tombstone…
I bleed red, white and blue — and you can too! (June 26th, 2012)
The League has spoken: Patriotic pop culture (July 2nd, 2012)
Now, I want to buy a zoo: movies that make me cry like a girl (July 11th, 2012)
The League has spoken: we’re all just a bunch of crybabies (July 16th, 2012)
New items for the wall of the cave? I wish! (July 20th, 2012)
The League has spoken: Blank check (July 23rd, 2012)
~Brian at Cool & Collected is going on an art buying binge.
The League has spoken: Show me some green! (July 30th, 2012)
This week’s assignment from the League: Road trip! (July 31th, 2012)
My ultimate pop culture road trip! (August 1st, 2012)
The League has spoken: Road trip! (August 6th, 2012)
~Cool & Collected is going to Superman’s hometown, Metropolis.
~The Cavalcade of Awesome is walking in the footsteps of Billy the Kid.
It’s time to reboot Star Wars! (August 7th, 2012)
The League has spoken: Reboot and recast! (August 13th, 2012)
This week’s assignment from the League: Mixtape (August 13th, 2012)
"Remember Yesterday" — my High School Mixtape (August 13th, 2012)
The League has spoken: Mixtapes (August 20th, 2012)
This week’s topic from the League: Saturday Morning Cartoons! (August 20th, 2012)
The League has spoken: Saturday morning cartoons (August 27th, 2012)
- Ninjas from the USSR! (August 28th, 2012)
The League has spoken: Ninja Attack! (September 3rd, 2012)
~Monster Cafe Saltillo
~Cold Slither Podcast
~Rediscover the 80′s
~Cool & Collected
~Cavalcade of Awesome
~Monsterfink’s Midnight Monster Spookshow
This week’s assignment from the League: Back to School! (September 3rd, 2012)
The League has spoken: Back to school! (September 10th, 2012)
~Monster Cafe writes about his experience at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.
~Rediscover the 80′s remembers when pencil sharpeners and erasers were less functional than fun.
~The Cavalcade of Awesome is very particular about his school supplies.
~UnderScoopFire has recruited Nick Fury to assemble a new S.C.H.O.O.L.
~Cool & Collected thinks your lunch box should make a statement.
~The Cold Slither Podcast takes an anti-bullying stance.
This week’s assignment from the League: Star of the show (September 10th, 2012)
“What’s in the Box?” starring yours truly (September 12th, 2012)
The League has spoken: Star of the show! (September 17th, 2012)
~What’s in the Box?
~Video Game Hoarders Intervention Extreme Makeover Home Edition
This week’s assignment from the League: How to destroy the Death Star (September 17th, 2012)
The League has spoken: How to destroy the Death Star (September 24th, 2012)
~How to Toast Pop-Tarts
~How to Make a Good Justice League Movie
~How to Install and Play a Computer Game… in 1995
~How to Wear a Ball Cap the Old School Way, Featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff
~How to Build a LEGO Minifig display Shelf
This week’s assignment from the League: Young guns (September 24th, 2012)
The League has spoken: Young Guns (October 1st, 2012)
~Young Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
~Young Dukes of Hazzard
~Young Clark W. Griswold
~Young Jack Bauer
This week’s assignment for the League: Halloween Costume Ideas (October 1st, 2012)
I got a rock. (a.k.a. “my Halloween shame”) (October 4th, 2012)
The League has spoken: Halloween costumes (October 8th, 2012)
~Q the Adult
~AEIOU and Sometimes Why
~Cool & Collected
~Cold Slither Podcast
This week’s assignment from the League: State of the Site (October 8th, 2012)
State of the Site (October 14th, 2012)
The League has spoken — State of the Site (October 15th, 2012)
This week’s assignment from the League — A nice place to visit (October 15th, 2012)
My bags are packed! I want to see some dinosaurs! (October 19th, 2012)
The League has spoken: A nice place to visit (October 22nd, 2012)
~Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas
~Paris Opera House
This week’s assignment from the League: This is Halloween! (October 22nd, 2012)
The League has spoken: This is Halloween (October 29th, 2012)
~Branded in the 80′s
~Rediscover the 80′s
~AEIOU and Sometimes Why
~Q the Adult
~Cool & Collected