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Alex Becomes a Jedi!  (Officially! - May 2015)


Hey gang, 

So what’s the Cyber Kid & Co. doing the past six months, we’ll sit back and enjoy…

       Starting in April, we saw the return of Spring baseball in Central Texas for Little Dude.  Additionally, Spring softball also commenced for Jess as the Eagles began a great run for the championship.  Both kids did very well in their respective sports with Alex pulling more 1st base duty and Jess, starting to look very formidable at the plate and holding her own at shortstop. 

Jess hits one for a solid base hit... Little Dude tracks one in...

       The end of April saw Darth-M head into the mountains w/ Mark Avo and some buddies for a “guys weekend.”  By guys weekend, the Cyber Kid & Co. holed up in a cabin playing various board games, Risk 2210 (didn’t finish), Diplomacy (lost), Nuclear War (too blurry to remember… but pretty sure I lost) and Munchkin Conan (lost).  There was a little hiking also but mainly it was a gaming/drinking weekend.  

Stocking up for the big weekend! Cannibalism at it's finest The boys hanging out
Yom gets the rules set... Mark looks to make his move... Rick Loomis w/ Mark's B-Day gift...
Mark w/ his autographed copy of Nuclear War... Eric and Zoom work the orders... The boys hanging out...

       Moving on, the end of May brought the Dallas Comic-Con to, well obviously, Dallas.  This year was no slouch either as the Cyber Kid & Co. were able to meet iconic comic legend Neil Adams.  (Don’t ask him about contrails though – Just sayin’)  Anyway, fun had by all, there were many artists to interact with along with our bevy of favorite cosplay favorites! Oh and Alex officially became a JEDI!  (Just sayin’!?...)

Darth M and Ireland Reid (Wanted) Darth M and Ireland (Sailor Moon) Alex (Jedi Knight)
       May also brought with it Auntie Rachel and Mr. Thomas for a much needed hang out in the States.  Loads of entertaining and a little (ok, maybe a little more) embibing to be had - a great visit overall and the kids had a blast!  Like any typical visit - I think both parties needed a vacation form the vacation - so much running around!?...


       Into June, we saw summer fun as the kids got a hiatus from sports and had fun enjoying the pool, Ranger games and MANY, MANY camps!?  Pony Camp, Robotics Camp and (ACTUAL) Sleep-away Camp, just to name a few.  During the kids’ excursion to the eastern part of Texas, the Cyber Kid and his better half decided to take a long overdue and much needed vacation.  So where does a couple go when the kids are out of town you ask?  Yup, you guess it – Sin City, USA!  Las Vegas baby!  Now while we’d love to show you what they did in Vegas we have to instill the golden Vegas rule – “What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas!”  So, we’ll just give you a couple pictures to enjoy!  (Actually the rest are on the  My Aviation Album PAPA page which you can go to by clicking here MYA Flying 21st Papa)


Jess, Alex, Mav & Thomas... Chillin'

Jess on JEDI Alex on JEDI Alex completes Robotics 101!

       August wrapped up the summer festivities with a drive through the Fossil Rim Nature preserve where the kids were able to actually (although questionable legally) drive the trusty JEEP through the grounds for a bit.  (Fortunately, no animals were harmed during the event!?)  Many rare and exotic animals were witnessed and feed with the “slightly” overpriced (but still purchased animal kibble!)

Um, What happens if I hit one?... So, if I run over a zebra, do I get bonus points?!...

       August also brought with it, the return to academia.  Alex hitting middle school (6th grade) with all of its iPad learning splendor!  (Not to mention the $700 price tag!?) And Jess rolled seamlessly into 3rd grade!

Of course being the fall AND Texas, that meant “Fall-Ball” (the ability to play predominantly Spring sports - namely baseball/softball due to the warmer climate in TX) was not far behind.  So Alex’s Scrappers AND Jess’ Eagles were at it again.  With a strong showing last Spring Alex seems to have earned his home as the primary 1st baseman and with his keen sense of the game, his above average baseball IQ continues to serve him well in the field.  Jess has earned the #2 spot in the batting line-up, continuing to have a great eye at the plate, which is good because the girls have just entered the MKP (modified kid pitch*) era of their careers.  Her timing and good mechanics are thus far keeping her ahead of the curve on hitting off kids!

*For those without kids (or Geeky offspring :o) “MKP” is a version of kid sports where a kid pitches until the batter either hits, strikes out or the kid pitches four balls.  If the kid pitches four balls, then the coach of the opposing team may come out to pitch the remaining number of strikes to his own batter.

Alex sets up to lay down a bunt... Jess drives on home for a "K"

September finally arrived and of course a last minute decision and cashing in a "kitchen pass" Darth M headed down to San Antonio for the 3rd Annual Alamo City Con.  Fast becoming a big hit in the states the con boasts 76,593 people in attendance.  (Making it the 3rd largest con in the US of A)  Anyway, Darth M's buddy Simon F***ing Bisley was headed into town so of course, the Cyber Kid had to make an appearance.  In addition, Darth M got a rare opportunity to hang out with Star Wars Episode I actor and uber Bad-@$$ Ray Park (aka Darth Maul)  Enjoy the pics and please, try not to be TOO jealous!?...

Darth M & Simon F***ing Bisley! Simon sketches my book! John Layman and Rob Guillory sign my CHEW #1!
Ray Park, Simon F***ing Bisley, Tim and Darth M Ray Park & Darth M (Two Sith!) Darth M and Karlee (WWE's Maxine)

So, that’s all we got for the Darth M and the Empire.  Hope you enjoyed and until next time - remember, all FUBARHQ content is over on www.VIMEO.Com/FUBARHQ where frankly, they're just a lot more laid back!?  So, any and all new FUBARHQ video content will find itself on VIMEO servers.  Anyway, read the updates below and the send off..  Talk later


CHEEKY'S "continuing" adventures now contain 10 albums and 2100+ captioned photos, be sure to check out his website -




       A gift from the FUBARHQ, FNC and Dave to you - don't forget to check out the FUBARchives over at the FUBAR News.  It's for all of our dedicated comrades and fans as a small token of thanks for 25 years! - There's so much content to download! 

Also, as always, check out ALL the new pictures of ALEX (Eleventh Year Album COMPLETE) and JESSICA (Eighth Year Album COMPLETE) adventures plus all the new pics in the AVIATION ADVENTURES gallery as well as all the FUBARHQ news and content -

As always, there's ALL NEW pics in Aviation Adventures, Alex, Jessica!


Oh and before I forget -

Still on FACEBOOK - www.FACEBOOK.com

ATOMIC PUPPY is on MySpace Music along with free music downloads at Last.fm (total listens had topped 62,000 before the site's re-boot!) - www.MySpace.com/AtomicPuppyMusic


ALL FUBARHQ video content is NOW rockin' on www.vimeo.com


       As always, you can still (as if you haven't?) READ/DOWNLOAD (FOR FREE MIND YOU!?) an early draft of the Prologue/Chapter 1 to Rule of Thirds and the opening scene of Sky Hunters by <clicking> one of the links below...
SKY HUNTERS - Final Draft - Scene 1

DOWNLOAD PROLOGUE and CHAPTERS 1,2,3 of Rule of Thirds <click here>

So anyway, that’s about all that’s been going on in the Darth M’s world since last time!

Until next time; "We know you have a choice when it comes to web surfing, thank you for choosing ME today!"  After all I do put the "ME" in AWESOME!?... ;oP

Dave, The Cyber Kid (BTST)

CEO/Founder FUBARS (est. 1989)

FUBARS, FUBAR  News Corporation, FUBAR Entertainment, Atomic Puppy SwingerMonkey & Outside the Cube © 2000-2013

PS - Did you know, 5 years of MAXIM Magazines, 7 years ago, would've looked like this on your bookshelf?...

BTST - Been There, Surfed That


OH, and just in case you still don't have this memorized (YET)!?...

Since I left you last I was entertaining a major coffee habit but two years ago I was able (in about 4 days actually) to go from 5-6 cups a day to one!  While I do still drink 5-6 cups of "coffee" a day only one of them now actually is caffeinated!  So, with this I felt I needed to update my four cups list! -

There are four cups of coffee consumed in the morning.  Each cup is named/labeled by the emotional state that it facilitates in the drinker.  The four cups are labeled as follows -

1. :oI - The "Up" Cup (Decaf/Optional 1/2 Caff.);  to wake you... as the smooth aroma entices you and the silky taste prepares you for -

2. :o) - The "Happy" Cup (The FULL One w/ Caffeine!); as the neurons start to fire and the body kicks to life, shifting into "high" gear,  a sense of well-being overcomes...

3. :o[ - The "Angry" Cup; (Decaf) "well-being" is cast aside as the desire to choke the living daylights out of a random stranger for all the problems in the world ensues... plus you no longer get the rush from the caffeine so that pretty much bums you out...

4. :o\ - The "Motivation" Cup (Decaf/Optional 1/2 Caff. cup);  after realizing that violence isn't (necessarily) the answer and the fact that you've been sitting at the coffee shop for a few hours, this cup "snaps" you back to the reality that you actually have "stuff" to do and so, with this refill... you leave... and either get some stuff done (if you went with the Caf) or crash on the couch (with the Decaf option!)

There you have it...  Now go grab a cup of mud and indulge a bit...

copyright, OUTSIDE THE CUBE 2013.
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