If Ray Dennis Steckler is remembered for nothing else, he should be remembered for RAT PFINK AND BOO BOO, a film that is the very definition of cult classic. In an interview on the DVD, Steckler admits he was influenced by the original 'Batman' serial, and always wanted make a movie of the Dynamic Duo. So RAT PFINK became Ray’s chance to make his childhood dream come true. It has all those great ‘Steckler’ moments - long chase scenes (from the initial mugging of the woman to a zany chase on the Rat-cycle), funky musical montages (with a great ‘60’s rock sound by Ron Haydock, a.k.a. Vin Saxon, a.k.a. Lonnie Lord), and absolute bizarreness - wait until you meet Kogar, the swingin’ ape! Acting is by the ‘regulars’ - Steckler’s kin and associates - but all do fine jobs in RAT PFINK’S wacky escapades. The music, and I would be remiss not to note the excellent theme song - is an outstanding blend of sixties surf rock and be-bop jazz.
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
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