Happy 100th Anniversary Grand Central Station

According to what I am hearing, it was 100 years ago today that Grand Central Terminal first opened its doors to the general public an with that being the case I wanted to post a couple of photos that I have taken to raise a glass.

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Happy 40th Anniversary to KISS!!!! (1/30/1973-1/30/2013)

While I know that I sometimes refer PiercingKen readers to the PiercingMetal Site and Blog depending upon the situation, this is the first time that I have done a related post of its own but this one is very special to me. Today is the 40th Anniversary of the band KISS. Well, technically the first time that they ever appeared live in public under this name so I guess when it all comes down to it this is the real anniversary of the band. They’re my favorite band of them all and I wanted to give them a little toast over on my side site as well.

vynl, kiss action figures

The photograph above comes from the restaurant Vynl in NYC who had the Todd McFarlane series of action figures on their wall and I felt that this was the perfect time to use the shot. You can read more about my thoughts about KISS related music and items over on PiercingMetal via THIS LINK. There is a lot of KISS stuff over there. Trust me. So anyway, even though the original lineup is no longer what KISS is composed of, I wish a hearty congratulations to Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss for a job well done and for inspiring many levels of creativity in millions of fans. Thanks a lot.

Official Website: http://www.kissonline.com

Spider-Man Riding Shotgun?

It would seem that between movies, the one and only Amazing Spider-Man is helping out the lonely delivery guys of the world by riding shotgun as they make their rounds. Clearly this is a dangerous task, as its already cost the web-spinner his left arm. Don’t worry it will grow back, oh wait, that was the Lizard. Sorry my bad on that one (snicker).


Here’s a better shot of our bicycle riding super hero for those wanting a different visual. It’s not in the worst of shape outside of the missing arm of course but that was likely due to the limited flexibility of this particular figure. As you can see there are not too many points of articulation. Yes my friends I know about this stuff and geek out to the toys so please indulge me. Moving on, I did think it was cool to see this as I wandered the region around our Blogging HQ. I actually had carried a small Spider-Man ornament on a drumstick bag and have two smaller scale figures of Spidey sitting at my computer desk. It seems he and Batman are two of the most popular heroes in many people’s eyes.


Now to think on this a little bit, while I am certain that this was one of the larger scale Toy Biz Spider-Man figures, I cannot determine when it actually came out or what else was in the line. It’s probably a late 90’s figure since at the time TB was making characters with almost reckless abandon. If you know more, our comments are open for you to share with the rest of us.

Happy New Year 2013 My Friends


Hello Readers and welcome to 2013!!! I wish you and all of your loved ones a very Happy New Year. Let’s make it an awesome one alright? Some of us might look back on 2012 and find it easy to mark out its disappointments now that its over but honestly, this is nothing new. It happened to 2011, to 2010 and well, you get the picture. It will likely happen shortly after we close the book on this brand new 2013 but despite that kind of stuff, we are here and its time to be the best person that we can possibly be.

I wanted to thank you all for joining me on this little side space of the web that I keep and I hope that we shall have some incredible adventures this New Year 2013. Looking back on our own 2012 it was certainly a productive one for this site and that only gives me encouragement for what is to come next. Stay tuned and Happy New Year once again. Make it a good one and stay tuned.

Merry Christmas 2012 NYC!!!

Welcome to the 2012 edition of my now annual presentation of some of the holiday images that I had observed while wandering around NYC over the course of the last few weeks. For ease of the posting they are all named with the Christmas Day date, but I took all of them at various times over the month of December. I hope you don’t mind, so here we go and “Merry Christmas” to you all 🙂

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