Ryan "TheSuperfly" Prast
Current designer, future artist, eternal manchild, Ryan "The Superfly" Prast uses his toynerd acumen to delve deep into the profound nuances of life. With a penchant for tiny plastic men and nostalgia of times past, he also enjoys panelology, obscure cultural references, tomfoolery and/or shenanigans, conspiracy theories, and watching his Cubs flush another season down the toilet. And he always keeps his fork when there’s pie.
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September 25, 2008
  So my beloved Cubbies have once again clinched the division. And even secured the all-important Home-Field Advantage. But, of course, they are the Cubs so I’m tempering my giddy dancing. To get you through the week, here’s a fun little tune, “Someday All The Way", cooked up by fellow Cubs fan and grunge rocker…

 

September 18, 2008
It must have been my lucky day yesterday. Whenever I head to Wal-Mart, I get my hopes up. I get that excited feeling, the feeling that this trip will be different than all the other ones. We all do it. But it seems like every time, we all leave the same – disappointed. But not…

 

May 14, 2008
Ol’ Blue Eyes. The Voice, Swoonatra, The Bony Baritone. The Innkeeper, The Groovy Galahad, The Swing-Shift Caruso. Frankie Boy. 10 years ago today the Chairman of the Board passed on. Francis Albert Sinatra died of a heart attack on Thursday night, May 14, 1998. Same night as the final Seinfeld show. With a swagger that…

 

May 2, 2008
Moab is two weeks away! Indiana Jones is three weeks away! And the Indy toys are great fun and make me feel like a little kid again. dudemadness.com Megan Fox words that annoy me: persnickety, erudite, jocular, penultimate, antidisestablishmentarianism words that please me: soufflé, macabre, noodle, poop deck, Fukudome I also like "Plethora” simply because…

 

April 8, 2008
MichaelMonsoor.jpg Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Monsoor received the Medal of Honor today in Washington D.C.  He wasn’t there to accept, however – he received the award posthumously. He died a true hero: jumping on a grenade, taking the explosion in order to save his comrades. On September 29, 2006, Michael Monsoor was part of an operation in Baghdad. He was on…

 

March 18, 2008
This morning I saw a story of an amazing occurrence that happened in Denver yesterday; some kind, anonymous soul had left a literal pot of gold next to a bus stop bench on St. Patrick’s Day.  Inside was $50 in gold dollar coins, and an extra $3.17 representing the date.  There was also a note that…

 

January 29, 2008
I should have gotten up earlier drinking cold beer in Moab Ellen Page I hope DCUC goes on forever phrases that annoy me: from the get go, the whole kit and caboodle, hunker down words that annoy me: underling, discharge, synergistic, barista, snuggle, jiggy Richard Marx had a weird head The Illuminati this car is…

 

December 10, 2007
festivus3.jpg I posted this least year, but here it is again in case you missed it. You savvy Seinfeld viewers are no doubt familiar with this holiday, but for those who aren’t – a brief summary on the phenomenon known as Festivus. Created as a plot device for a Seinfeld episode, Festivus is a nondenominational celebration…

 

December 7, 2007
pearl-harbor-uss-arizona.jpg We must always remember what happened on that “day of infamy”at Pearl Harbor 66 years ago today. Remembering is an act of reverence, for learning from the past. Let’s always remember Pearl Harbor, its brave men and women and the sacrifices they made that day.

 

November 29, 2007
bridge-memorial.jpg My sister produced this amazing online project about the 1-35W bridge collapse. It’s truly an amazing piece of work. Please check it out when you get a chance and take a moment to remember all the individuals involved in this tragedy.    They were stuck in Minneapolis traffic on their way home from work.  …

 

November 22, 2007
rockwell-1.jpg To all our Friends and Family here at AFI and beyond, have a Happy Thanksgiving!! Make sure you eat way too much, take a huge nap, watch football and then get up at 1 AM to battle the mass of humanity on Black Friday! It will be about 15 degrees out, so wish me luck! 

 

November 12, 2007
Well, due to the AFI mess this past week, I never got to post about the Rox losing to the Sox. Not much to say, other than the Rockies had their chances, but the Sox were just so much better overall. I’m not sure any NL team could have fared any better. Still, it was…

 

October 24, 2007
ROXvsSOX.jpg It starts tonight – ROX vs SOX!  Man I can’t believe the run the Red Sox are getting, even here in town. And I’m surprised just how much disrespect is being thrown Colorado’s way, from all over the country. Well, ok, I can believe it – I mean, who are the Rockies? Especially compared to a team with…

 

October 22, 2007
rox-espn.jpg So it’s set now, the World Series starts on Wednesday with the Rockies traveling to Boston to face the Sox. The Rox match up pretty well with the Sox; they took two of three at Fenway Park during the regular season, and outscored Boston 20-5. Hopefully the long layoff won’t make Colorado rusty and they continue…

 

October 1, 2007
7429a1ff-522b-4845-973c-80ccf2dd8e2e.jpg Unbelievable! The Cubs are my team, my family’s team, but I’ve always had a soft spot for the Colorado Rockies. Their first season here was the same year I moved to Denver, and I remember skipping class to go to Rockies games. A warm summer day, the hapless Rockies, the knowledge that the rest of your sucker classmates…

 

September 28, 2007
2167ChicagoCubsWin.jpg HOLY COW! Cubbies win the Central!! No matter how weak the division is, the Cubs went from last in 2006 to first this year, from 30 games under .500 to 84 wins so far – unbelievable!!! The Brewers gave it a great run, but the Cubs pulled it out. WOO HOO!! My Pop and I spent the…

 

September 20, 2007
Seriously.  I just read an article where the author wrote "livelly hood" and "frase" (phrase) and "saposed" (supposed).  How the hell can the American public be so poor at spelling?  I went to a public school, but I actually know how to spell things like "you’re" and "acquire" and "rogue".  Maybe I have some latent spelling super…

 

September 11, 2007
9-11_FLAG.jpg With the somber anniversary of 9/11 today, my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone that was affected by this awful event. Take a few moments today to remember the sacrifices made that day. 

 

September 4, 2007
Roadhouse2.jpg So over the holiday weekend, we went to the family condo up in the mountains for a little downtime.  While zoning out in front of the TV, I happen to stumble upon the Patrick Swayze Marathon and one of the greatest awful movies of all time – Roadhouse.  This movie is horribly bad, but totally…

 

August 14, 2007
Moving. Are there many things that are less fun or more stressful that uprooting your family and possessions, duping your friends into helping you toss them into a truck and then unpack your life all over again? Ugh. Sure, we’re excited about the new house. But that excitement wears off when you realize just how…

 

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