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May Birthday Giveaway: Kirby Krackle

two Kirby Krackle album covers

Today I have the first two albums by nerd rock band Kirby Krackle to give away! My husband Scott plays bass for the band so I can tell you they are currently hard at work on their third album, which they are writing and recording at a lightning fast speed. If you are not familiar with Kirby Krackle them you can listen to some of their music right here on their site. I am not a music reviewer so instead please allow me to point you towards this review of E is for Everybody (the second album) over at Wired’s Geek Dad: Kirby Krackle’s E For Everyone is Geek Rock Perfection where he says “there is truly not a bad song among its 11 offerings. Each is a perfect nugget of guitar pop glory adorned with the kind of semi-obscure references you’d expect from self professed geek rockers.”

I you want any nerd cred you must have these albums! To enter please leave a comment with this post, you have until Thursday, May 5th at 10 a.m. PST to enter, the fine print applies. If you’d like please answer this question: When you were a kid who was your favorite superhero? I’ll go first: I wanted to be Wonder Woman. I was just the right age to both watch the show and wear the Underoos and I remember running around the yard with friends pretending to lasso bad guys and fly in the invisible jet. (While running around in the yard I was wearing regular clothes not the Underoos, just to be clear there.) OK, good luck everybody! Closed, thanks for entering!

· comments [92] · 05-4-2011 · categories:shopping ·

92 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Amy // May 4, 2011 at 3:04 am

    Not to be a dirty copycat but I loved Wonder Woman! We all got Underoos one year for Christmas (what an odd present) and ran through the house for hours playing with just those on (what an odd family).

  • 2 Kate // May 4, 2011 at 3:27 am

    I am embarrassed to admit that I was in love with He-Man. Yeah, seriously.

  • 3 Lara // May 4, 2011 at 3:41 am

    This dates me but I really wanted to be part of the SuperTwins. And I remember being inspired by Underdog.

  • 4 LauraVW // May 4, 2011 at 3:49 am

    I’d love to win this prize! I had a beautifully illustrated set of Superman books when I was little, so he was my favourite.

  • 5 Dusie // May 4, 2011 at 4:00 am


  • 6 Lacey // May 4, 2011 at 4:04 am

    I was obsessed with Swat Cats (or was it Kats?)… And now I have a total urge to YouTube it. :) Also loved Underdog!

  • 7 Jamie G // May 4, 2011 at 4:15 am

    I’m really into spiderman now, supported by a Tobey McGuire crush, but when I was a kid I considered the Care Bears top superhero material. I hope that counts.

  • 8 Holly // May 4, 2011 at 4:37 am

    I had dreams about being Sailor Moon… She wasn’t very “super”, but she was definitely awkward (which I could totally relate too) and she had awesome hair :P

  • 9 Ruth Ann // May 4, 2011 at 4:56 am

    I always liked the Spiderman Sunday comics in the newspaper and the old Batman tv show. I rewatched the old (original, first, pre-Michael Keaton) Batman recently. Great stuff. Hilarious campy fun.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 10 Kate // May 4, 2011 at 5:00 am

    I remember being fascinated by that guy than strath out and reach around corners, through pipes, etc. More clear on his powers than his name though — maybe Elastoman?

  • 11 Leigh // May 4, 2011 at 5:31 am

    hmm… i LOVED Batman but i, personally, admired X-Men’s Storm. She was awesome… weather control = SWEET!
    [my hubby was/is an amazing drummer – i’d love to dig into your K.K. tunes!]

  • 12 Jennie // May 4, 2011 at 6:05 am

    I was really a fan of He-man. I wanted to say She-ra, just to give cred to my gender… but honestly, I liked He-man better!

  • 13 Michelle // May 4, 2011 at 6:07 am

    Oh! My sister had the Wonder Woman underoos, and I had the Batgirl ones! Adam West as Batman was my favorite superhero. I remember being put out that the underoos were not Batman :)

  • 14 Traci // May 4, 2011 at 6:10 am

    For me, it was the Ninja Turtles. It just doesn’t get any more awesome than the Ninja Turtles.

  • 15 sangeetha // May 4, 2011 at 6:19 am

    Mine was phantom

  • 16 Miranda E. // May 4, 2011 at 6:21 am

    When I was little it was Sheera! Then when I was a teenager, I had a secret obsession with Cardcaptor Sakura (the Japanese version, not the bland Americanized version!).

  • 17 Seanna Lea // May 4, 2011 at 6:41 am

    This looks awesome!

    I alternated between wanting to be SheRa, Jem and any of the Misfits. Of course, now that I’m older and love Japanese animation, I want to be Sailor Uranus when I grow up. She is awesome! (like Miranda, Japanese version only).

  • 18 amanda // May 4, 2011 at 6:53 am

    this is crazy, but….apparently i was more into the superhero’s nemesis. my mom says i made her call me skeletor when i was about 4!

  • 19 abi // May 4, 2011 at 7:09 am

    I was big into Mighty Mouse. Also Count Duckula, who I realize wasn’t a superhero, but his show came on right after Mighty Mouse. Wonder if those are on Netflix?…

  • 20 Heather // May 4, 2011 at 7:24 am

    Does Jem count as a superhero? She had a secret identity and foiled nefarious plots, so I thought of her as one. And I liked She-Ra and the Ninja Turtles.

    But my big love was Firestorm from Spider-Man and Friends. I was really disappointed when I started reading comic books and she wasn’t in them (although I think she did appear later on).

  • 21 punkrawkknitter // May 4, 2011 at 7:53 am

    I really don’t know what this says about myself, but I always wanted to be the sidekick. I always wanted Darkwing Duck and Batman to be my mentor.

  • 22 Andi // May 4, 2011 at 7:56 am

    I don’t remember having a favorite superhero, but there’s a photo of me in spiderman pajamas, so I’ll go with that.

    Also, bass playing husbands rock!

  • 23 erin // May 4, 2011 at 7:56 am

    i wanted to be SheRa, Cheetara(He-Man) and Rainbow Bright. They are not really superheros but they always looked good kickin butt. I also wanted to be Thelma from Scooby Doo – Geek4life!!

  • 24 Delia // May 4, 2011 at 7:56 am

    I really liked Storm and Rogue from the X-Men!

  • 25 Bubbles // May 4, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Yeah, I would spin around in my grandma’s yard until I fell down, because someday there would be a time where it would work and I’d totally transform into Wonder Woman. *sigh* Maybe someday. I also loved He-Man and She-Ra, and I’m not sure if the Thundercats count, but I was way into them. My husband and I couldn’t agree on a good comic book name for our daughter, so she’s named Hero (convenient that my fave Shakespeare play is Much Ado About Nothing, so that’s our official story of where her name is from).

  • 26 mrscharlemagne // May 4, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Not superhero in the classic sense, but Rocky from Rocky and Bullwinkle. I guess I was hoping someone would call me plucky some day.

  • 27 ladygoat // May 4, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Wonder Woman here too! I even had Wonder Woman underwear that I totally loved.

  • 28 Ana // May 4, 2011 at 8:24 am

    Up until my tweens, I had a serious obsession with Batman. It catapulted me early into an all-black wardrobe. But it helped me connect with a shy 6-year-old I was a nanny for, a few years later. We had some profound discussions about Joker vs The Riddler.

  • 29 sharmie // May 4, 2011 at 8:27 am

    I loved Batman! Batman was my hero. I insisted on being Batman for halloween when I was four. Not bat-girl, not bat-woman, batMAN. i still love Batman best, though my appreciation for the other bat-family members has grown.

    This band seems interesting! i love nerdmusic!

  • 30 kelli // May 4, 2011 at 8:30 am

    I want nerd cred!

    I wanted to be the Bionic woman! Running around the yard in slow motion making that stuttering sound from the TV show. Good times.

  • 31 Monica // May 4, 2011 at 8:41 am

    I wanted to be Firestar. Wonder Woman was a close second :)

  • 32 David S. // May 4, 2011 at 8:56 am

    I may be 23, but I still consider myself to be a kid. My favorite hero is Hal Jordan, Green Lantern. Can’t wait for the movie!!!

  • 33 Mike BIlleter // May 4, 2011 at 9:02 am

    When I was a kid, my favorite superhero was Spider-Man. From VHS tapes of the old cartoon to the “new” cartoons they were showing on Fox Kids in the 90s, Spider-Man had everything a kid could ever hope for: Action, humor and action. In fact, the first comic book I ever bought was a Spider-Man comic and I can remember the exact grocery store where I bought it.

    There was just something about how Peter Parker became Spider-Man that, as a kid, made me always feel like being a superhero wasn’t *that* impossible. Like MAYBE I could be bitten by a radioactive spider and get powers myself. The possibility enchanted me and still manages to fill me with a childlike wonder whenever I read comic books today.

    For obvious reasons, I would love to win either/both of the albums, as Kirby Krackle rocks faces off, and, as far as I’m concerned, faces are overrated. Thanks for giving me a chance to remember what it is I love about comic books. Always fun to reflect like that.

  • 34 Liz J in Central Illinois // May 4, 2011 at 9:06 am

    “Oh Mighty Isis” – – I wanted to be her so bad! :)

  • 35 Pete Tarkulich // May 4, 2011 at 9:16 am

    A lot of the time I would make up my own superheros. Not that I didn’t want to be Batman like a lot of other kids my age, but there’s something to be said for inventing your own character and back story. Guess that’s why I got into drawing comics!

    By the way, Kirby Krackle is amazing! I’ll admit I do already own “E for Everyone” and plan on giving that to my brother because I need to indoctrinate him into Krackledom. (Still need that first album, though) :-)

  • 36 Erin // May 4, 2011 at 9:36 am

    When I was little Danger Mouse was the best with Count Duckula a close second. British cartoons for the win!

  • 37 Jen // May 4, 2011 at 9:41 am

    I don’t know that I had comic book superhero aspirations, but my brother and I did give ourselves code names for one of our games: he was Red Fox and I was Yellow Fish.

  • 38 Heather // May 4, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Colossus from the X-men. He was giant and gentle and awesome.

  • 39 jessica // May 4, 2011 at 9:48 am

    SheRa!! And while technically not a super hero, Lady Jaye was pretty kick-butt, and I wanted to be her, too.

  • 40 Sara // May 4, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I loved, like really LOVED, Aquaboy (I think he was Aquaman’s nephew, or something). We couldn’t get TV where I lived, but we spent one summer in Seattle, when I was 7 or so, and I watched cartoons every morning. This is when I discovered my first great passion. That summer, when I lost a tooth, I asked the tooth fairy to bring me Aquaboy instead of a quarter. She let me down.

  • 41 danielle // May 4, 2011 at 10:14 am

    I was a really big fan of Martian Manhunter, because I had a thing for martians when I was little (well, mostly Marvin the Martian).

  • 42 Elizabeth // May 4, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Been a geek my entire life. Started out by playing red box 2nd edition D & D with my older brothers friends. The moved on to MUDS, MUSHES, and MOOS. Now on of the original members of Geek Girls of North Atlanta meetup. Will defiantly check out this band more, sounds like they will be good WoW background raiding music.

  • 43 Elis // May 4, 2011 at 10:33 am

    I used to pretend I was Maverick from Top Gun. Not a superhero, but certainly an icon of sorts!

  • 44 Trisha C // May 4, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Wolverine. :D I’ve always had a thing for bad boys!

  • 45 Natalia // May 4, 2011 at 10:40 am

    My favourite superhero was Harley Quinn :D

  • 46 Amanda // May 4, 2011 at 10:41 am

    I loved She-Ra. When I was a kid I would fight Skeletor (my dad jumping out from behind the couch) with my plastic She-Ra sword while wearing my gymnastics leotard. She-Ra fulfilled my desire to kick everyone’s ass and still be a princess.

  • 47 Sarah // May 4, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Spiderman all the way! My best friend and I would (try to) climb walls at any opportunity. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 48 Michelle // May 4, 2011 at 11:11 am

    I loved Zorro! I wanted to be Zorro! I was Zorro (at least in my head)! What could be cooler than wearing a cap, brandishing a sword and riding that amazing black horse into a secret cave!

  • 49 Lisa // May 4, 2011 at 11:33 am

    I wanted to be Thelma from Scooby Doo. Not so super, maybe, but awesome.

  • 50 Out2lunch // May 4, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Batman, he was always playing with the coolest toys.

  • 51 Beth // May 4, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Nightcrawler! He was blue and could teleport – so cool.

  • 52 Cynthia // May 4, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    I totally wanted a tool belt like Batman…batgirl just didn’t have enough of the cool toys for me!

  • 53 Frances // May 4, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    Underdog and Mighty Mouse, those were two superheros that could kick butt!

  • 54 Ellen Q // May 4, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Great music! I remember being really inspired by Captain Planet.

  • 55 Jen R // May 4, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    I used to watch the X-Men cartoon as a kid…I loved them! I’m definitely more of a Marvel fan than DC or others.

  • 56 Natalie // May 4, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Wonder Woman, and later The Tick.

  • 57 sherri // May 4, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    i was robin. only because the neighbor girl was three years older, so she got to be batman. the caped crusaders (bath towels safety pinned around our necks) running through ballard. bam!! pow!!

  • 58 Erin // May 4, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    I wanted to be Wonder Woman, too and my story parallels yours only I WAS in my Underoos outside, but we lived in the sticks so it didn’t matter. My mother would make aluminum foil wrist bands and I would wear my winter boots to complete the outfit. Good. Times.

  • 59 Melissa // May 4, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    I was into Sailor Moon too- more specifically Sailor Venus was my favorite!
    This music is awesome. Love the Mario Kart song. :)

  • 60 Minerva // May 4, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    I didn’t have a television and never read comics so I was completely unaware of the existence of superheroes. The only one I knew about was Superman because I had seen the Christopher Reeve film. But I did like the Star Wars trilogy.

  • 61 Regina // May 4, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    I loved the X-Men. Most specifically, Gambit. And Rogue. …and Wolverine!

  • 62 Isabel // May 4, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    She-ra, totally. Also Jem. Does Jem count as a superhero??

  • 63 John Kim // May 4, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I like that artwork

  • 64 Scarlett // May 4, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    So, as a child I wasn’t allowed to watch really any TV, and didn’t read comic books. That said, my favorite “superhero” would have to be Tatterhood, star of a Norwegian story that I had a couple illustrated versions of. She defeated hobgoblins, rescued her sister, and didn’t need to be “saved by a REAL (man) hero” at any point.

    And she ended up with magic powers.

  • 65 Katie // May 4, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I will be honest and say that I didn’t have a favourite super hero. When I was older, I decided I’d like to just make one up called The Whistler. Sadly, the name was as far as I got with that one. :)

  • 66 Steph N // May 4, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    I was somewhat deprived of exposure to “real” superheroes as a kid, but I loved Johnny Quest.

  • 67 Lee Montgomery-Garvin // May 4, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    I wanted to be Catwoman a la Julie Newmar, not Eartha Kitt. The wardrobe was cool and she was gorgeously tall, unlike me and she always seemed to want to bone Batman.

  • 68 OB // May 4, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    In order from ages 3 to 37 it was: Underdog, Mighty Mouse, Batman (complete with underoos), Green Hornet, Blue Beetle (ted kord ofcourse)

  • 69 lacey // May 4, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Umm…I have a picture somewhere of me and my sister in the yard playing…in our wonder woman undroos. In the backyard. In our underwear. And instead of insisting that we put some clothing on, our mother took a picture.

  • 70 Kirstie // May 4, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    For me, it was Wonder Woman, too. I remember twirling and twirling out in the front yard. And I named my hamster Diana. Good times.

  • 71 Erika // May 4, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    I’ve always wanted to be Wonder Woman! I would play on my invisible airplane as a little girl :D

  • 72 Kirstie // May 4, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    For me, it was Wonder Woman, too. I remember twirling and twirling out in the front yard. And I named my hamster Diana. Good times.

    (having trouble submitting? says it’s a duplicate comment…)

  • 73 Wehaf // May 4, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    When I was really little it was Grover in his (bumbling) superhero incarnation, Super Grover!

  • 74 Mitra // May 4, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    I wanted to be the yellow power ranger!

  • 75 Lisa // May 4, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    I tended to make up my own superheroes, though I can’t remember much about them other than running around the neigborhood wearing a towel as a cape, fastened with a clothespin…

  • 76 Shannon // May 4, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    When I was little, I was in LOVE with Batman. So dark and mysterious… plus I had a nightgown with him on it. That probably influenced my opinion a bit!

  • 77 Christy // May 4, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    No one could ever beat Bionic Woman…. She was everything only better. I would always wish she was my Mom …

  • 78 Christy // May 4, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    Bionic Woman was my favorite. I always wished she was my Mom

  • 79 Elizabite // May 4, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Does solving mysteries count as superhero cred? If not then ROCKING OUT should fill in the gaps…Josie and the Pussycats! And of course, I wanted to be Josie, mostly because of the pastel guitars. I remember coveting their cat-ear headbands!

    (And, kudos to Hanna Barberra for creating 3 lovely, diverse heroines with realistic body types!)

    Rock On!

  • 80 Elsa // May 4, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    I also wanted to be Wonder Woman! I didn’t have the Underoos, but oooooh I wanted them. I loved her: so strong and strapping, powerful, so fierce in her defense of justice.

    Hmmm… I might need to buy, commission, or make myself some Wonder Woman underthings. Nothing would enhance my confidence like the secret reassurance that, under my mild-mannered garb, I’m an Amazon princess.

  • 81 Beth // May 4, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Batman for sure-loved the batcar and the batcave.
    Cool- and I’d love to have today’s prize!

  • 82 Andie // May 4, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    One of my favorite (I can claim many super heros among my favs) was Isis in the live action 70s t.v. show

  • 83 Jen // May 4, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Does Indiana Jones count as a super hero? Because my little brother and I played Indiana Jones a lot. We did a lot of stunt moves; the ducking out of the garage while the door is closing (while still taking care to jump over the safety infrared beam) was a favorite.

  • 84 angela // May 4, 2011 at 10:12 pm


  • 85 Sandra // May 4, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    She-Ra Princess of Power! I was completely dazzled when I was younger. I watched an episode recently, and it was mortifying, but I still have fond memories of playing with my Crystal Castle and putting on her face shield.

  • 86 Kristen // May 5, 2011 at 5:51 am

    For me, while I watched all the superhero stuff, and had the comic books and all, my favorite has always been Cat Woman. What can I say, I like ‘em bad :)

  • 87 kate c. // May 5, 2011 at 6:42 am

    I could not think of a single superhero, until I saw Sandra’s post (previous to mine). It was my sister who was She-Ra, our next-door neighbor was He-Man, and I was the Sorceress. She could turn into a bird!

    Totally digging on being able to stream all of the old episodes on Hulu for my kiddos!

  • 88 Bex // May 5, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Really little: Super Grover. Slightly older: Spiderman. Even older: Batman!.

  • 89 Debbie // May 5, 2011 at 7:32 am

    I loved Thor! He was sort of a Swedish Fabio!

  • 90 Beth // May 5, 2011 at 8:09 am

    My favorite superhero (which shows my age) was Mighty Mouse. If you consider Rocky (but not Bullwinkle) a superhero, he would have been a close second!

  • 91 Betsy // May 5, 2011 at 8:36 am

    The only superhero-ish thing I can remember (other than ninja turtles — do they count?) is She-Ra. Can you tell I have a little brother?

  • 92 Allisone // May 5, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Danger Mouse! (am now singing the theme song.)
    Happy Blogaversary!