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Getty lets you embed images now, so here are all the Godzilla ones!

March of Godzilla 2014

Getty now lets you embed images in your posts online, because that’s easier than threatening to sue everyone who steals their images. It also means I can use their images without fear of retribution, so it’s high time I abuse that privilege! So what I did was run through Getty’s archive and have embedded all the images tagged “Godzilla” that weren’t awful or dumb. Sadly, a few still aren’t embeddable, but we got enough to fill up an entry, so why not? The Getty Archive has millions and millions of photos, dating back 100 years, so there is just so much there to go through.

And if these embeds somehow turn into annoying brower-crashing ads as some point in the far future, I’ll just kill this post, because I can. I have the power. Nintendo Power.

So let’s go!

Godzilla and his girlfriend who wears too much lipstick fight some big bugs!

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - April 3, 2014 at 2:34 pm

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Catfurnado is an April Fools’ joke that should be real!

Catfurnado Fletch Publicity
Because who doesn’t love a good cat joke? TarsTarkas.NET is Team #Catfurnado! Love the tag line too!

Fletch Publicity has put up this cool mock poster complete with press blurb:

LONDON: FETCH PUBLICITY TO LAUNCH PRODUCTION ARM IN 2014 WITH CATFURNADO

Fetch Publicity are proud to announce in the week of their second birthday the launch of their own production arm: Fetch Screen Entertainment.

The first motion picture from Fetch now entering pre-production is CATFURNADO which will shoot over 6 weeks on location in London.

CATFURNADO is inspired by a real-life event that took place in Chobham in Surrey where a freak weather event lifted cats into the air into a mini tornado as reported by the BBC: bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-25902371

Thankfully the cats were uninjured but CATFURNADO imagines what would happen if a tornado of cats swept through London as global warming creates a vortex of furry vengeance. It’s unstoppable, it’s pussy at one hundred miles per hour!

Cast and director for CATFURNADO will be announced but production is scheduled for summer 2014 with release in 2015.

Also the best way to take down a Catfurnado? Weaponized ALF!

via Fletch Publicity’s Facebook
Fletch Publicity’s site
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Posted by Tars Tarkas - April 1, 2014 at 1:06 pm

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Firefall game trailer is a B movie of its own


Firefall is a free to play open world MMO Shooter. I don’t play games enough to be concerned about that, but I am concerned about Firefall‘s neat promotional video that looks like a nice 1980s direct to VHS science fiction film (except for the bullet time!) Because it is awesome. Red 5 Studios is the crew behind the game. Whether or not this game interests you, as connoisseurs of bad cinema the YouTube video is required viewing!

Firefall the game official site

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - March 22, 2014 at 10:33 pm

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Snickers and Fandango gift card giveaway contest!

Hey, who wants some free candy and movie money? Well, enter this damn contest then! You can win five (5) Snickers bars and a Fandango gift certificate worth $15. That’s enough to see a movie and enough candy to sneak in that you’ll be bouncing off the walls and probably be asked to leave by security. TarsTarkas.NET is not responsible if you are asked to leave the theater because you are bouncing off of the walls, but please let us know if you are so we can make fun of you all proper like.

This contest is from PartnersHub and Snickers, and is a cross-promotion with the new Godzilla movie, a movie you have perhaps heard about, what with all the posts about it and the Godzilla banner at the top of this site and all. So basically I can give away the stuff because Snickers is giving it out via PartnersHub in return for posting that app at the top of the post. (aka Snickers Brand is paying for this in free prizes for you and I get nothing!)

As the text sent with the email to me says:

Who hasn’t felt like a rampaging menace at least once in their lives? Because let’s face it, You’re Not You When You’re Hungry! Even Godzilla is a regular, cool guy who can hang with his friends, just watch out for that sudden spell of hunger! Check it out in the new Snickers commercial! Only SNICKERS – and its delicious blend of chocolate, peanuts, caramel and nougat – can provide #MONSTERSATISFACTION and tame the savage beast!

To celebrate the release of the new Snickers “You’re Not You When You’re Hungry” commercial, Snickers wants to hear about your most satisfying movie experience. So tweet with the #MONSTERSATISFACTION hashtag about that incredible first date, or the first time you saw your favorite movie of all time on the big screen.

The Rules: Send an email to tarstarkas [at] tarstarkas.net with your name and address, and “SNICKERS” in the subject line so I know it’s an entry and not someone trying to send me more angry hate mail because I insulted their favorite Pokemon in a review I wrote 8 years ago or something. (You know who you are, Bidoof_Fan_97!) Deadline for entries is March 17th at 11:59 pm PST! I’ll pick a winner via random.org/lists/ and let that person and PartnersHub know. Via the fine print, US only, and no PO Boxes please. I do not save the names/addresses or email addresses I collect via this contest. Also as this prize pack might appear on multiple sites you read, you can only win it once, so let me know if I selected you as a winner and you already won it.

Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Snickers Movie Prize Pack containing 5 Snickers Bars and 1 $15 Fandango Gift Card via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. The prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS. No P.O. Boxes please.

Good luck and may the biggest Snickers fan win! (And drop me a line when you use the card to go see a flick and let me know how it was!)

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - March 5, 2014 at 7:40 pm

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Five Flavored Death Bowl!

Five Flavor Death Bowl General Mills Count Chocula Frute Brute Yummy Mummy Franken Berry Boo

What happens when you buy all five of the General Mills Monsters cereals, and mix them together in one bowl? You get the above, which I have dubbed the Five Flavored Death Bowl! I do not know or care if someone else has named this already.

The reissue every Halloween season of the Monsters cereals – Count Chocula, Franken Berry, Boo Berry, was made special this year by the return of Yummy Mummy – a cereal I remember only because I liked it but barely had it, and Frute Brute, a cereal so old I don’t even remember it from childhood (under the name Fruit Brute, the slight respelling is because you can’t sell food with the word “fruit” in the name if it doesn’t have any fruit!)

Frute Brute’s cherry flavor was an interesting failure, as by now that taste has unfortunately been relegated in my mind for terrible medicine. Count Chocula is obviously chocolate flavored, with Boo Berry blue berry. Franken Berry is straw berry, and the not obviously named Yummy Mummy is orange cream flavor. Put them all together, and you basically get chocolate-flavored fruit mix. The result wasn’t that bad, but the Five Flavored Death Bowl is not the greatest of flavors. These things are separate for a reason! The effects could probably be replicated by combining Cocoa and Fruity Pebbles together (which I’ve also done as a kid!)

For the record, the milk turned an odd gray color, and tasted like fruity chocolate milk.

The name Five Flavored Death Bowl comes from the diabetes that this dish has probably triggered in me! Luckily, I have been cutting my sugar intake, which is almost impossible due to American food being stuffed to the gills with sugar. There is probably less sugar in raw sugar than in American food!

At least I got cereal for the next three months…

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - November 3, 2013 at 6:29 pm

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A Street Fighter Picnic brings the rice and the pain!


Don’t you hate when you are just chilling at your gender-swapped Street Fighter picnic and suddenly Sagat shows up and causes trouble? I know I do. Also these girls are not big fans, hence the furious action that takes place.

A Street Fighter Picnic is a video from ReallyCleverAndroids, who do youtube sketches, because that’s what the kids do these days. In my day, we just set fire to phone books in the woods. A simpler time… What is neat is most of the scenes were shot in two hours! Imagine how good it would be if they had three hours!

If you liked this, you can double feature it with the gender-swapped stuntwoman Family Guy Epic Chicken Fight video! See, this is a thing now.

A Street Fighter Picnic Cast:
Dhalsim-Soni Araylnn
Guile-Vi Nguyen
Ryu-Kandyce Phung
E.Honda-Kimberly Hamilton
Ken-Tory Steele
Sagat-Tracie Garrison
Chun Li-Lenny Tran

Filmed/Edited By: David Hoang

Assisted By:
Michael Rivera
Alex Rodriguez
Jonathan Le

Street Fighter Picnic

Street Fighter Picnic

Street Fighter Picnic

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Posted by Tars Tarkas - October 26, 2013 at 8:39 am

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