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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May 31, 2010
Please take a few moments today, tonight, this week, to appreciate all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. So many of us truly don’t understand the cost our military has endured, and what the families left behind have lost. Regardless of your political views on war, these men and women have fought and died…

 

December 31, 2009
As the decade comes to a close, it’s time to reflect upon this bizarre hobby of collecting tiny plastic men. This past decade saw a renaissance of sorts in the toy collecting hobby, with the increased focus on adult collector-only lines, and a rebirth of many of the 1980s properties we cherished as kids. We…

 

December 7, 2009
pearl-harbor-uss-arizona.jpg We must always remember what happened on this day at Pearl Harbor 68 years ago. The passing of time has not dulled the memories of those who endured the attack, which ushered the United States into World War II. For the United States, the war would last for three years and nine months more, until…

 

December 3, 2009
Sweet, a week late…punctuality is overrated. I wrote this last week and posted on facebook, but I wanted to share here too.Thanksgiving may be over, but the sentiment is always relevant.  - – – – – This Thanksgiving Day, it may be all-too-easy to dwell on the negative thoughts and feelings, and all the struggles…

 

November 11, 2009
Please take a few moments today, tonight, this week, to recognize the past and present sacrifices made by our servicemen and women, and their families. We all know someone that has served with great honor, or is currently serving in the name of America. Please make sure you acknowledge them. A heartfelt thanks goes out…

 

July 15, 2009
"Fear will rise. Willpower will gather. And a wave of light will unleash the truth behind the power of the ring."                                                                                                         ~From the Book of OA  The spectrum of emotions and the culmination of the War of Light collide with the long-awaited Blackest Night saga that arrives today in shops. We’ve been waiting for…

 

May 25, 2009
Please take a few moments today, tonight, this week, to appreciate all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. So many of us truly don’t understand the cost our military has endured, and what the families left behind have lost. Perhaps instead of simply remembering those we lost in grievances of the past we can…

 

November 11, 2008
Please take a few moments today, tonight, this week, to remember and appreciate our veterans. We all know someone is has served, or is currently serving. Maybe a family member, or an acquaintance, a coworker, or a friend. Please make sure you recognize and acknowledge the sacrifices made by these heroes and their families.  

 

September 25, 2008
I would be remiss if I didn’t give a shoutout to my Dad, who is celebrating his 75th birthday this week. Here’s to you Pop – let’s hope I can swing you a Cubs WS victory this year!   

 

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…

 

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