Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Why Loot Crate?

Hey kiddos, here's a video of the Screen Team unboxing last month's Loot Crate. Why? I don't know, why do I write about anything? Loot Crate has been popping up on my Facebook and Google ads a bunch so I thought it was high time I rambled on about it.

Loot Crate is a service that for a low monthly price delivers random geeky toys to you once a month. Prices vary depending on how long you sign up for but it's about $20 a month and they promise at least $40 worth of nonsense. I'm 100% completely on the fence over it. On one hand I like stupid geeky stuff like action figures and tribbles. On the other hand there's no way I would go to a store and actually pay for anything I saw in that box. Trips to my local comic book shop are kind of like that. Outside of comic books they have a big focus on toys and figures. A lot of them are really cool, but as much as I like it I'm never paying $19.99 for a Funko dancing Groot.

I guess that's the appeal of the Loot Crate. Random crap you will kinda like but wouldn't purchase on your own. It's the Harry and David basket for nerds.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Iceland Air Gets It

In case you didn't get the joke Hafþór Björnsson is the actor that played The Mountain on the last season of Game of Thrones. This is what he looks like standing next to normal people:

Real Vs Movie Scientist

This last weekend I saw a gallery of these Real Vs Movie Scientist cartoons and thought they were good enough to share. I'll be honest, one of my favorite parts of a bad movie is when real science is thrown out the window and fake science becomes crucial to the plot. Like uploading a virus to an alien computer using a MacBook or humans being used as living batteries.

I would highly recommend that you check out more at The Upturned Microscope.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Can't Stop Won't Stop: Scrape the Sky

Talk about earworms, this song by Can't Stop Won't Stop has been stuck in my head for MONTHS. Isn't it about time it gets stuck in your head too?

Happy Monday, BTW.

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Walking Drunk

What happens when you replace the opening credits to the Walking Dead with footage of drunk people stumbling around? You get this 43 second youtube video.

This is as good of time as any to write about how much I loved last week's Walking Dead. Woo doggy. I know it's impossible to keep up keep up that sort of pace but if the premiere episode is any sort of indicator to how this season is going to play out it might be their best one yet.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Turns Down For What

There's been a lot of talk about bringing professional hockey to the Emerald City, after watching this video I'm not sure if I am ready for it or if I AM READY FOR IT!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Production Links

Leaked production images from Star Wars Episode VII. Some of these are production art, which is cool but rarely ever is translated 100% to the film. This picture of Darth Vader's helmet is supposedably a prop from he set. OMG, I don't even know where to start. Are they going back to Endor and someone finds this? Did Luke keep it? Is there a clone Darth Vader out there? Man, I promised myself I wouldn't fall down this rabbit hole again.

Feminist gamers are still getting death threats even as comic conventions are adopting anti-sexual harassment policies. Way to keep the title punchy, Time. Long story short. Comic Book conventions (and in general Comic Book culture, if there is such a thing) has come a long way in embracing female fans and readers. Most big name conventions split 50/50 on boy/girl attendance and many of them have beefed up their harassment policies. You still hear horror stories from time to time but it's generally accepted that things are getting much better.

Video games on the other hand.... Well, if you've been on Xbox live anytime recently I think you know just how accepting gamer culture is to ladies right about now.

Gallery: BrickCon, The biggest LEGO convention we’ve ever seen. Hey I went there! Next to video games Lego is easily my kids favorite toy. BrickCon is a BIG deal for us. So big we were there for at least 30 minutes before he started to cry and whine that he wanted to go home and put his new Lego figure together.

Lesson learned, hit the merch table AFTER checking out everything at the convention.

Cosplayers reveal their day jobs. These are cute. I mean there's nothing groundbreaking here, people like to play dress up. Ever wonder why so many adults have Halloween parties? It's not for the candy corn I tell you.

5 confusing things from Far Cry 4

This video from Destructoid on Far Cry 4 is pretty cute. I wouldn't say I laughed out loud but I might have smirked a couple times. I could have just posted their 20 minute gameplay video but I don't have timeto watch 20 minutes of someone else play video games. I barely have 20 minutes to play video games. That's sort of my fault though, I parent too much. My kids are one and five, it's high time they started cooking their own dinners.
 

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