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Monsters vs Aliens

Updated on January 14, 2013

Welcome to Monsters Versus Aliens

This light-hearted lens is devoted to two fanciful, far-out and funny figments of one's imagination ... "Monsters" and "Aliens".

Frankly, they've all been given a bad rap for allegedly scaring people half to death, chilling them to the bone, or making folk's hair stand on end.

In an effort to educate people about the mirthful merits of these misrepresented, misbegotten mythical creatures, the big screen has finally shed some light on the difference between "monsters" and "aliens" with the help of mankind of course.

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MONSTERS VS ALIENS

God-fearing grunts on a planet called "Earth" normally don't take too kindly to anything strange or surreal be they "monsters" (big beasts hiding beneath beds) or "aliens" (from outer space ...where else would they live pray tell).

But, "Dreamworks", (a rather fine movie-making company), has come out with a marvellous 3-D animation film called Monsters vs Aliens.

Let's face, it just makes sense to create a funky film that will take everyone's mind off the fact that the real world is going to heck in handbasket, not to mention losing their shirt, their job, and their home, while billion-dollar bail-outs are going to save gargantuan greedy globe-trotting gremlins.

Who could resist seeing a breath-taking battle to beat all battles, between "monsters" and "aliens" with help of a handful of hapless homo sapiens?

And frankly, who would think that the planet could be saved by a daring defender dream team comprised of merry-making monsters named, "The Missing Link", "Ginormica", "B.O.B.", "Insectosaurus", and "Dr. Cockroach, Ph.D."?

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In the wonderful world of dazzling dingbats, delightful dweebs, and dunce-hatted dudes ... - Monsters and aliens know how to make merry any time of year.

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WHAT IS AN ALIEN?

For those who haven't a clue about critters called "aliens", we offer a brief definition.

An alien is a non-plussed, non-resident non-entity, a sorry-looking space cadet, or more likely an obnoxious, opinionated, oomph-impaired if not outlandish oggler.

On the other hand, aliens can also be frightfully fun-challenged foreigners or green, glow-in-the-dark ghouls who do not owe allegience to bald-eagles, the stars and stripes, or Yankee Doodle for that matter.

And finally, to conclude this pithy piece of preposterous prose, perhaps someone can tell me why it is that aliens are always colored green?

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ODDBALL OBSERVATION

After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say "I want to see the manager."

-- William S. Burroughs

BEAM ME UP SCOTTY...THERE'S A BATTY BABE DOWN HERE WHO'S GONE BONKERS!

[Meeting Aliens] "Please don't eat me! I have a wife and kids. Eat them!"

-- Homer Simpson --

ALIEN AWARD POLL

So, who is the greatest alien of all time?

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AMUSING ALIEN COLLECTION

Monsters vs Aliens Gallaxhar Action Figure
Monsters vs Aliens Gallaxhar Action Figure

What do you mean you don't know "Gregarious Gallaxhar"?

 

WHAT IS A MONSTER?

For those who have never heard of a "monster", here is a brief definition.

A monster is member of a mythical, misbegotten, misshapen, misanthropic, merry-impaired species (possessing both human and animal parts like the Bonegrudging beast above) that usually inhabits dark if not inhospitable places, (more often than not beneath the bed of mirthless munchkins).

See homo sapiens for more details.

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Where monsters get all their energy!

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What kind of monster is safe to put in the washing machine?

A wash 'n wear wolf!

MAGNIFICENT MOVIE MONSTER POLL

So, who is the greatest movie monster of all time?

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WHAT IS A HOMO SAPIEN?

For the benefit of those who never progressed beyond "Pig Latin" -- here is the short definition of "Homo sapien".

Homo sapien is a member of mankind, the supposedly rational, wise, intelligent species that can twiddle his/her thumbs, build sandcastles in the air, smile for the camera, and wait at the bus station for his/her train to come in ...because [s]he's got a mind of his/her own thank you very much.

Happy-challenged Halloween-impaird Homo-sapiens often devote a good deal of time making excuses to engage in "monster mashing" on October 31st, (provided of course they've got a band of brave buddies with big bazookas willing to do battle with bad-breath, bellicose beasts).

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"Everyone carries around his own monsters."

-- Richard Pryor, American comedian

GRAB YOUR SEATS...IT'S GALLAXHAR THE INVADING ALIEN!

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IT'S ARRRRGGGGHHH ...THE ALIEN ROBOT OF COURSE! - Just once, I wish we would encounter an alien menace that wasn't immune to bullets.

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THE INIMITABLE INSECTOSAURUS: A 350-FOOT FUZZY MONSTER

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CRAZY DR. COCKROACH, PH.D. - AN INSECT-LOVING MONSTER MAN OF COURSE!

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ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS AN ALIEN!

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Image Credit: Christmas Alien - ondeafears.files.wordpress.com

INVITE A MONSTER OR ALIEN TO SHARE YOUR HOLIDAY JOY!

A Star Is Born Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer® - 2010 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament
A Star Is Born Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer® - 2010 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament

Perfect ornament for the Abominable Person of Snow in your life!

 
3.5" Sesame Street Cookie Monster on Sled Christmas Ornament
3.5" Sesame Street Cookie Monster on Sled Christmas Ornament

Of course Cookie Monster celebrates Christmas!

 
Disney Space Alien and Buzz Lightyear Ornament
Disney Space Alien and Buzz Lightyear Ornament

Aliens know how to have a good time too ya know!

 

"THE MISSING LINK" BETWEEN MONSTERS AND MANKIND

Image Credit: wintan29@flickr.com

MEET B.O.B. THE BIG BLOB MONSTER

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SUSAN MURPHY-a.k.a. GINORMICA: A FEISTY 50-FT. MONSTER MAVEN!

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"...authors, lawyers, and politicians are monsters."

-- Renoir, 20th century French Impressionist artist --

PRESIDENT HATHAWAY - WHAT'S A COUNTRY WITHOUT ONE!

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GOOD-GUY GENERAL W.R. MONGER

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GENERAL K.O. PUTSCH - You Do Not Want to Mess With Him!

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FREAKY FOLK LOVE FERMENTED FRUIT

There's one place where merry monsters know they can go to quench their thirst and release their inner beast -- Monster Vineyards in Naramata, British Columbia, Canada!

Let's face it, what man-made monster wouldn't love a monster merlot?"

OKAY, SO WHOSE TURN IS TO SAVE US FROM DOOM AND GLOOM?

Monsters vs Aliens Missing Link Action Figure
Monsters vs Aliens Missing Link Action Figure

This merry mascot does not attend Monster Mash parties!

 
DreamWorks Monsters vs Aliens: Dr. Cockroach 9 Inch Plush Figure
DreamWorks Monsters vs Aliens: Dr. Cockroach 9 Inch Plush Figure

Perhaps a pill a day will keep the aliens away!

 
Monsters vs. Aliens - PC
Monsters vs. Aliens - PC

This is your one big chance to fight alien robots and win!

 
The Art of Monsters vs. Aliens
The Art of Monsters vs. Aliens

Those who love the art of animation will enjoy this book.

 

A Word Or Two About Aliens From Outer Space

"The only thing that scares me more than space aliens is the idea that there aren't any space aliens. We can't be the best that creation has to offer. I pray we're not all there is. If so, we're in big trouble."

-- Ellen DeGeneres --

Happy Hop Heads & Monster Malt Types All Agree - It's great for what ales thee!

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Image Credit: July 2011 - aleheads.com/big-hoppy-monster.jpg

PRICELESS PICK POLL

So, when push comes to shove, which personality would you prefer to play?

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FANCIFUL FEEDBACK FROM MERRY-MAKING MONSTERS AND AMUSING ALIENS - Feel free to leave your Bob-fearing blob blubs, gorgeous Ginormica greetings, or delightful Dr

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      MagnoliaTree 5 years ago

      There's a lot of fun here! I really enjoyed all the info on Monsters and Aliens!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I laughed at the great looking characters. Thanks! Like the wine too...need some! I really enjoyed your lens. I wrote one about explanations for UFOs. Worked for NASA & USAF 16 years. Maybe you could visit it? CLICK HERE

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Man squidoo has a lot of monsters vs aliens lenses. Yours is great though, I am just wondering why squidoo loves it so much! If you want to read about some real aliens and paranormal stuff I suggest you check out my website here -> Nibiru

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      ZOLTAR69 6 years ago

      GREAT LENS, I can relate!

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      LusUfo LM 6 years ago

      lol:)

      cool movie!

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      junebugco 8 years ago

      Very clever lens

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      markjcarter 8 years ago

      This movie is awesome... I'm sure I laughed more than my kids did... B.O.B. rocks...

      nice lens...

      mj

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      Tony Payne 8 years ago from Southampton, UK

      A frolockingly funny lens, 5***** Love the charactures. Welcome to the "Laugh Away" group on Squidoo. I also Favorited this lens and Lensrolled it to my Humor related lenses.