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AMERICAN CHOPPER HAS BEEN CANCELLED

17 Nov

November 18, 2012

This story is from the New York Post:

‘Chopper’ outta gas after decade

  • By MICHAEL STARR
  • Last Updated:  11:58 PM, November 16, 2012
  • Posted: 11:14 PM, November 16, 2012
The Teutuls have built their last bike — at least for TV audiences.American Chopper” is ending its 10-year run next month, according to ew.com.

“After 10 years and 233 episodes of incredible, riveting reality television, ‘American Chopper’ will be ending its run,” Discovery/TLC Networks president Eileen O’Neill said in a statement.

“This series was one of the very first family-based programs on television.”

The series, a favorite of “Late Show” host David Letterman, was initially centered around Orange County Choppers, located in upstate Newburgh, NY, and featured father Paul Teutul Sr. and two of his sons, Paulie Jr. and Mike.

“American Chopper” launched in 2002 on Discovery, before moving to sister network TLC in 2008 .

It was renamed “American Chopper: Junior vs. Senior” in 2010 after a feud between the two Pauls spurred Junior to open his open his own nearby bike shop called Paul Junior Designs.

The show then moved back to Discovery.

Last summer, as The Post exclusively reported, the two Pauls — who had been estranged for three years and enmeshed in legal battles — agreed to build a bike together, which was the basis of this season’s “American Chopper.”

The final episode, airing over two nights, will feature a four-way “bike buildoff” including Jesse James.

It’s called called “Chopper Live: The Revenge” and airs Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 10 and 11, from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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The Treasure Chest of Terrible Toys: Homosexual Sci-Fi Toys

17 Nov

November 17, 2012

At the end of the post, at the end of the day, long after you’ve gone to sleep, one thought will be stuck in your head: “These toys are actually available on amazon.com.”

But that’s where I found them. These things can’t be legit, and I am sure that “fair use” does not extend to toys that are essentially repainted or shirtless major science fiction characters.

Well, I guess I teased them long enough. Let’s start with the pink Star Wars stormtroopers.

Yeah, Gay Empire figures from Suckadelic. I could not make that up if I wanted to.

OK, I could, but I wouldn’t.

Well…..

Like I said, I found it on Amazon. Only $39.95. And hurry! Only 2 left in stock! Only $39.95? You can buy a regular stormtrooper for about $10 and a can of spray paint and save yourself about $15. On the other hand, this is a collectible that is sure to go way up in value so keep that thing mint on card.

“Suckadelic.” Did Beavis and Butthead name that company? Sheesh, on to the next round.

Thank goodness they got a better printer, that card almost looks professional, and that is more than I can say for the toys. “Kirk” and “Spock” appear to be the exact same jointless body with only the heads changed.

And no phaser or tricorder accessories? What’s up with that?

$200 for this? That’s $100 each, or maybe even $125 for Spock and $75 for Kirk. I’m discounting Shatner for his direction of Star Trek V, although with that script I wonder if Orson Welles could have made a good film.

SDCC means, by the way, San Diego Comic Con. This was some sort of Comic con exclusive. Wow, comic cons have changed a lot since I used to go.

How are these available on Amazon? How has no one gotten sued? There’s only 1 left, how have none of my readers scooped this up?

So if I were to take a Darth Vader figure and wrap a feather boa around his neck, or take a Klingon figure and put him in assless chaps, could I start a company and sell them for $100 each? And what would I call my company? I’m not sure I could beat Suckadelic. I might go more subtle and call my gay toy company Blow Hard.

Kirk and Spock were long the objects of homosexual stories, but stormtroopers? What’s gay about them? (Don’t answer that.)

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