3RT: Random Rants & Raves in the News

Just a run down of random things that are making me smile or groan right now.


dzhokhar-tsarnaevAfter being on the run for the last 24 hours the younger brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (19) was finally apprehended in Boston.  As someone who was affected personally and professionally by 9/11, the attack at the Boston Marathon was not just heartbreaking but my heart went out to the victims, the families, the witnesses and everyone the affected directly and indirectly.  Now as people begin to rebuild their lives knowing that the suspects have been apprehended, the lingering question of WHY will begin to creep in.  We may never really know why, but we can now rest assured that the who (hopefully) has been answered.  Big up to the BPD and all that went on this manhunt to track down these savages and give the Boston area a little piece of mind.


  I don’t even have a motorcycle and I want one of these.  Don’t be surprised if you see a dude riding a mountain bike down the street with one of these on.  Yeah, that’ll be me.

This is the Predator inspired motorcycle helmet from NLO MOTO. It costs $780. Now I know that may seem like a lot, but that’s only because it is. My head isn’t worth a quarter of that.

It’s built on an actual motorcycle helmet so it’s properly safety rated, but has been enhanced with a sculpted outer shell, a dreadlocks mullet, and even a tri-laser scope.
Optional add-ons include a carbon fiber outer shell, tiny metal spears on the ends of the dreadlocks, and even a hyper-realistic airbrushed finish.

Hey what are the dreads on a predator anyways? Is that just their hair? They don’t have sex with them like those cats in Avatar right? I had to cover my eyes watching that smut.

Thanks to Brion, who agrees the coolest helmets are the ones worn by people being shot out of cannons.


 This poster is all kinds of comicbooky goodness.  I’m eagerly excited for this next chapter of our favorite Blonde Norse God.  “I SHALL SMITE THEE!”


Sometimes, it’s good to let old things go.  This happens to be one of them.

Good things come to those who wait — including a rad collection of Alienaction figures from 34 years ago. Back in 1979, this batch of toys for Ridley Scott Alien was pitched and ditched. But now Super 7 has found these designs and promises to bring them back!