"There is so much writing in English on Japanese cinema that can't be accepted at face value — not because the writers are careless, but because the differences in culture and language are just too intricate. When I see August Ragone's name on a piece of writing, it gives me permission to place my faith in it completely. Among Japanese fantasy film historians, he's the best working in English." —Tim Lucas, Video Watchdog

Thursday, November 26, 2009

May All Your Turkeys Be Little(r) Ones!

火山怪鳥バードン 『ウルトラマンタロウ』より

Birdon from ULTRAMAN TARO (1973). ©Tsuburaya Productions

I wonder... How long would it take to cook a 33,000-ton, 200-foot tall carnivorous, volcanic turkey monster? How much stuffing would we need? How many people would it feed? What about the gravy? While we try to figure that out over here at Kaiju Productions HQ, I wish you all (whatever you are) a most wonderful Thanksgiving weekend filled with friends, family and plenty! Now, did anyone see where I left the Birdon Baster?


actfigman said...

Happy Thanksgiving,i give thanks to you for 'reviving' this site-it was dead for a long while and i LOVE these really cool old-school Ultraman images,more please!

August Ragone said...

Thanks for the kind words! But, the blog wasn't dead; rather, I've been pre-occupied with other projects which aren't allowing me to update the blog as frequently as I would like to. Since I started the blog, the average is four entries a month, and I only fell a little short of that goal since July—I just wish I had more time.

But, what's keeping me busy and away from the blog? Prepping my presentations for the Chicago G-Fest in July, only to come home and prep another for San Diego Comic Con, which took me out that month. And there was planning and promotion for the October Vincent Price screening.

Right now, I'm prepping for my Eiji Tsuburaya lecture at Skywalker Ranch on December 2... so, I still have quite a lot going on. More importantly, I'm also currently working on a huge kaiju-related project for 2010. Sorry, I can't reveal much more than that right now, I don't want to spoil the surprise!

I'm not going anywhere, so stay tuned!


cologeek said...

On cooking a 33,000 ton bird-kaiju, using the deep fry method would take approximately 3,850,000 hours, or 160,416 days, or 440 years. This is assuming of course you can find an unoccupied semi-dormant volcano crater in which to heat the oil. This time does not include heating the oil and draing the bird when done however, you should probably count on another couple of decades at least to be on the safe side.!
Hope everyone had a great Turkey (or Birdon) Day!

Jim Belfiore said...

It was bourbon-smoked Birdon here - complete with the episode. :-)