26 October 2020

Build the Back to the Future Time Machine - Issues 110-113

We also received a useless binder.  You know, the one with the WRONG art.  One day, I will do a write up on how a certain licensor uses fan art and inaccurate artwork 'official' assets.  It is quite frustrating begin a fan, especially since I have informed and corrected them on multiple occasions. 

Issue 110-113

We have had this box of parts for about six months.  Finally, we can clear up some space and get to building these parts.  I guess we are kinda caught up, for now...finally!

Issue 110 - Spare Tire

Parts in Issue 110

Well, the spare tire in a DeLorean is not like this.  I wish it was, and every DeLorean owner wishes it was a full-sized front tire.  But, no. We get a steel donut.  

Fun fact:  The rear tire does not fit in the boot.  If you got a flat in the big rear tire, you had to transport it in the passenger compartment.  This is why DMC came up with the Luggage Rack.  More about carrying that rear wheel than carrying luggage.  

Okay, build your 'spare' and throw it in the front trunk.  Ah, but you get the windshield wipers with this issues.  They just plug in.  Actually, they rest in...with nothing to secure them in.  No screws, no friction, just place them where they need to be.

Issue 111 - Reactor Platform

Parts of Issue 111

As if this thing is not heavy enough, here is another solid chunk of metal.  This serves as the base, or platform, for all the cool junk on the rear deck of the Time Machine

The Janitrol looks a little off, and the orange tube looks a little red. 

Issue 112 - Reactor Components

Contents of Issue 112

Lots of little trinkets.  We have more wires, some tubes, and a bunch of rare parts.  Filling in that area above the engine.  We are about three-quarters of the way through this and we get introduced to a new screw in this issue, the SM.  

Issue 113 - Reactor Chamber

Parts of Issue 113
The reactor chamber.  Finally!  Remember back in Issue 004 , we had the top of the reactor?  That was all the way back in October of 2017.  Well, only 109 issues later, we get to the base...only took three years.

This is...or should be...the last LED light of the entire build.  Who know, they kinda sneak up on you, so there may be more.  The light illuminates the reactor chamber using the familiar tube to disperse the light.

Since we have Issue 114 from a previous shipment, we could continue.  These are the little heat sinks that go around the reactor chamber.  There are fifteen of them, take your time.

With that, we are caught up until our next shipment.

Here is your crew count:  104-AP, 29-BP, 4-CP, 22-AM, 13-BM, 4-EM, 4-CM, 38-DM, 3-DP, 1-FM, 3-GM, 3-HM, 2-IM, 2-EP, 19-FP, 2-JM, 5-HP, 4-GP, 16-NM, 3-MM, 910-KM, 2-LM, 22-IP, 1-OM, 1-PM, 4-JP, 2-KP, 3-QM, 2-LP, 6-MP, 1-RM, 1-SM

to be continued...

21 October 2020

Build the Back to the Future Time Machine - Issues 106-109

Another box of parts to build, here we go.

Issues 106-109

Issue 106 - Flux Bands, Rear

Contents of Issue 106

Last of the flux boxes.  The rear boxes contain another set of lights, lighting the flux bands from both sides of the optic fiber-like tubing.  The added bonus of the actual wires are hidden in plain sight as...cables.  Genius!

Issue 107 - Flux Bands, Rear Left

Contents of Issue 107

Issue 108 - Flux Bands, Rear Right

Contents of Issue 108

Tackling Issues 107 and 108 back to back is the way to go, as it gets easier once you place the flux tube and add the photo-etched bands.  Your lighting tubes may not be the desired length but as long as you can tuck them behind the bands, you should be good.  

Lots of little AP and IP screws in the flux band builds, so take your time. Once you are done, it is quite rewarding.  During the initial build and restoration, bending and tubes around the DeLorean body was said to be the hardest part.  Luckily for us, these are pre-molded parts with pre-drilled holes.

Issue 109 - Tachyon Field Generator 

Parts of Issue 109

More wires and more twist ties. This issue, we build what is commonly known as the "worm hole emitter", but officially known as the Tachyon Field Generator.  

Once you are complete with Issue 109, it will look like this:

Build up to Issue 109

Pretty exiting, as we reach, and pass, the 100 count on one of the screws.  

Screw count:  102-AP, 25-BP, 2-CP, 22-AM, 13-BM, 4-EM, 4-CM, 38-DM, 3-DP, 1-FM, 3-GM, 3-HM, 2-IM, 2-EP, 19-FP, 2-JM, 5-HP, 3-GP, 16-NM, 3-MM, 9-KM, 2-LM, 21-IP, 1-OM, 1-PM, 4-JP, 2-KP, 3-QM, 2-LP, 6-MP 1-RM

to be continued...

01 October 2020


Many of us have spent the last 200 days in quarantine.  While some are starving for contact with others, no one, not even during a pandemic, welcomes a telemarketer call.

1 October 2020

 216-294-8637  Cleveland, OH - Early morning text...and we are using this old trick:


Again, so many flags.  They spell my name wrong. Close, but still wrong.  So, this is very unlikely my package.  "From 3/20/2020"?  Really?  That is almost 200 days ago.  What the fuck have you been doing for 200 days. I hope it is not something perishable in there.  That will surely stink up the place.  Fuck you!

  619-304-0824  San Diego, CA - Oh, this is going to be a long month.  Two calls coming in at the same time.  This one was silenced by the phone.  The next one...wait.  Forgot something.  Fuck you!


  620-220-6524  Kansas - Where was I?  Oh, the second one was tagged as a Fraud Risk by Call Protect. 

This is interesting.  Did a search on this number, really to see its location.  I mean, we have dealt with rolling consecutive numbers on phone numbers...but consecutive area codes?  Had to find out.  Well, it is from Kansas.  That is not the interesting part...this is.  Guess what came up.  

It was fucking "Nicole", again.  That bitch is everywhere.  Remember last month's entry, I told this bitch to get on a flight to her next 'destination'?   Well, the cunt landed somewhere in Kansas.  I guess we will hear from her tomorrow from another 'secret location'.  Fuck you!

  310-849-5534  Beverly Hills, CA - The day is barely half over and we already received four calls...and it is only the first of the month.  Fuck you!

5 October 2020

  deanmoore198688@gmail.com - Early Monday morning, before 7AM text.  Other than a computer/robot, who formats their money like that?  "Hey Bob, could I borrow ten and zero cent for breakfast?  I'll pay you back."  Also, "make five hundred" what?  


Again, many issues with grammar, here.  Not very clear with information.  If you say 'hey', do you really need 'holla'?  Why is "HEY" and "NO" in all caps?  Fuck YOU!

7 October 2020

  310-849-9962  Beverly Hills, CA - This number seems familiar.  Did I not block this one?  Fuck you!

  310-849-6789  Beverly Hills, CA - I kinda always wanted a number that was easy to remember like "1234" or "5678".  This surely spoofed number has a great sequence in "6789".  You still suck donkey dick. So, fuck you!

8 October 2020

  424-363-8766  Redondo Beach, CA - We received two texts from this number.  Back to back, about 15 seconds apart.  They are the same text, most likely sent by an intern robot.  Total rookie mistake to send back to back texts.  

Also rookie mistake, asking me to 'click on link' and not provide a fucking link.  How is one supposed to see this glorious 2 bed/3bath/1408 square foot property?  

Minutes away from the beach, you say?  Well, with a name like Redondo Beach, I hope it is close to the beach.  Of course depending your definition of "minutes", it could also mean hours.  We talking minutes by foot or jet fighter at full afterburner?

Who do I know looking to buy?  As a 'realtor' that is your fucking job.  I am just sitting here, rubbing one out and all of a sudden I am asked to do research for you.  I do not text random people and ask, 'who do you know craving french fries'.  Fuck you!

   771-441-9472  District of Columbia - Blocked by Call Protect and label as Spam Risk by the phone. Based on origin of number, this has to be some political jargon.  Fuck you!

15 October 2020
  864-278-2278 - Spartanburg, SC - How cool is the name Spartanburg for a city?  Even the phone number is cool, rolling off the tongue with ease, two-seven-eight...two-two-seven-eight.  But, that is about all you got going for you.  Fuck you!

20 October 2020
  216-327-8266  Cleveland, OH - They are trying to sell me something.  Not enough details for me to click the link

Could they be talking about penis size?  Pretty sure I am already a small.  Who has a XXL penis, and why would you go down that many sizes in that short of time?  I really should start sending replying to these texts with dick pics.  Fuck you!

22 October 2020
  562-817-5817  Compton, CA - One advantage of having a long outgoing message, robots get confused and are unable to leave a complete message.  Also, setting your phone to ignore calls that are not on your phone list is awesome.  Fuck you!

24 October 2020
  216-868-1896  Cleveland, OH - What is up with these texts coming from Cleveland?

This is a change from the norm.  At least a package I ordered is shipped.  Should I be expecting another text in about 3-6 months regarding my parcel being stuck in some facility and then I need to click on some other link to get my package?  Fuck you!

26 October 2020
  310-849-6053  Beverly Hills, CA - A throwback to getting calls from familiar numbers.  Very appropriate for today.  Fuck you!

  No Caller ID - Whoa, really old school with the 'no caller ID'.  Fuck you!

27 October 2020
  310-312-2213  Beulah, WY - Beulah, is that like Boo-Yah!?  Ah, we miss Stuart Scott and his signature catchphrases.  How about this for a catchphrase?  Fuck you!

  531-247-7434  Omaha, NE - Second call in about 17 minutes. I should mention that both of these were labeled as Spam Risks and flagged by Call Protect.  That is pretty much a double fuck you!