Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Trask Industries invites you to the robot future

Here's a bit of viral marketing for X-Men: Days of Future past. I'm seriously worried about this guys. The movie is almost a year away and if they're going to keep releasing killer ads and sneak previews like this I might not make it. Help me grizzled future Wolverine, you're my only hope!

Why is Avril Lavigne fighting a bear-shark?

Pictures from the newest Avril Lavigne video shoot hit the webs this week and they're noteworthy for a couple reasons. The first reason that I won't go into because this is a serious blog that feels no need to pander, has to do with Winnie Cooper's ample backside. The second reason has to do with the fact that she seems to be fighting a Bear-Shark hybrid with rock and roll.

I'm not sure that this is some sort of trend but I hope it is. Radiohead's last album would have been WAY more interesting if they had been fighting a giant Gorilla-Orca or maybe some sort of Tornado of Sharks.

I guess what I'm eventually going to get to is Sharknado 2 party at my place!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Quasi-Month End Links

23 Reasons everyone should love Deadpool. I'm pretty sure this article was sourced right out of Reddit but it's still one of the better geeky articles I've read on Buzzfeed in FOREVER. Deadpool is a treasure and a delight and even though he's suffering from Wolverine like over-saturation, he's still one of my favorite characters in the Marvel Universe. I'm not sure there's anyone out there that can really do a Deadpool movie justice but it would be nice for him to at least show up in the rumored X-Force movie.

Bruckheimer: "The Lone Ranger will be looked back on as a brave, wonderful film". LOL, not it won't. It will be remembered for some really kick-ass Lego sets, though. Seriously I was shopping for Legos last weekend (for my kid, I swear!) and the Lone Ranger ones looked really cool. Too bad they were so expensive, not Star Wars Lego expensive but nowhere near Mega Blocks cheap.

Videogame Logic. I KNOW this is just pulled straight off of reddit but I don't care. These are great.

Jim Shooter: Heroes for Hope and Why I Don’t Like Oxfam America. Wow, this is a fantastic read. Back in the mid 80's Marvel put together a comic book with the intent that the proceeds would go towards famine relief in Africa. What happened was an all out shit-show because it was the 80s and comics were for kids.. or Michael Jackson, seriously read it.

The 10 jobs with the coolest company vehicles. I'm proud to have had job #10 on this list. Certified Forklift Driver. It's true, they are incredibly fun to drive. It's also given me an insane amount of confidence in my ability to operate other machinery. Forklift? Sky Crane? M1-A1 tank? It's all pretty much the same.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Surface Tension Arcade Table is a thing I must have

Quick someone get me three to six thousand dollars stat. I need one of these Surface Tension Arcade Tables. Seriously, look at how gosh dang beautiful that thing is... and it plays Donkey Kong? Finally, this is the future we were promised in the Jetsons.

The entire plot of Thor 2, in action figure form

Hey kids, remember Thor? Or more specifically that there's a Thor sequel coming out in November? With all the Batman vs Superman and Avengers 2 talk it's easy to forget there's a Thor sequel coming out this fall.

Tom Hiddleston's here to help us out with a quick plot synopsis.

Friday, July 26, 2013

San Diego Comic-Con Cosplay: YouTube edition

I'm not doing a traditional cosplay round up this year, which is fine. This video is a thousand times better than what I normally put together. Most of the people featured here are in my cosplay folder so it's pretty much the costumes I would have posted anyway.

also Zatara cangetit

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Daria, the Fake Movie Trailer

Remember when MTV played awesome animated shows like Daria, The Maxx, Clone High? Ok, I'm probably the only one that remembers Clone High. 2003 was the first year I had like super cable TV and I lived in the middle of nowhere so I watched a lot of weird Cable shows. Just trust me, Clone High was the tits.

So this fake Daria trailer starting Aubrey Plaza hit the interwebs today. It's good, I particularly like the guy that plays the dad (is that Spirit Fingers?). So someone get on that, lets make a real Daria movie. It's gotta be better than Turbo or The Lone Ranger.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Cosplay these Links

San Diego Comic Con 2013. Comic-Con cosplay posts take FOREVER to put together. So while you wait here's Sebastian Jespersen's flicker album. It's FANTASTIC. It might be a little heavy on the sexy ladies and light on the obscure comic characters but the pictures themselves are gorgeous. Good jorb Sebastian.

The very best finds on the floor of Comic-Con. Speaking of comic-con, here are a bunch of highlights from the floor. I'm not sure I'd call these the "best finds" but there's some pretty interesting stuff. Turn up the heater, full screen your PC and add a little BO and it'll be like you're really there.

Terrified NCAA Bails on Its Video Game License. Long story short, turns out it might actually be illegal to create a video game using real college players without actually paying those college players. Who'd have thunk it?

25 Great Sitcoms You can Watch on YouTube Right now. Oh man, was there a better, less appreciated sitcom than NewsRadio? If it had only been on during the 2000s I feel like it would have received a lot more love than it did.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Cosmos is back

I'm already totes behind on posting this week. The new car has a couple bugaboos so it had to go to the shop and that means carpooling which means shorter work days which means doing more work during those work days but it still means getting home from work later because carpooling takes forever. I was going to jump all over a Comic-Con cosplay post but instead you get a trailer for the reboot of Cosmos with Neil Degrasse Tyson.

I can't believe this thing is going to be on Fox. Stations in the south are going to boycott it aren't they?

Reaction during Steam Sale

Via who are awesome... If you don't regularly visit them you should be checking out way more than this blog. I mean don't leave this blog, I'm 14 short months away from earning my first $100 from google adsense. Baby needs diapers!

In Memoriam.. all those guys on Game of Thrones

This awesome in Memoriam video premiered at the GOT Comic-Con panel over the weekend. It's got all your favorites, Ned Stark, Robert Baratheon, Kahl Drogo, Theon Greyjoy..

What do you mean they haven't killed Theon? Man if anyone deserves to die it's that guy. What a jerk, amirite?

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Fire up the Speculatron for Avengers: Age of Ultron!

The big deal at the 374th annual San Diego Comic-Con was the announcement the sequel to The Avengers was going to be titled Avengers: Age of Ultron. The big surprise here is that most fans assumed that Thanos (the villain revealed in The Avengers stinger) would be the big villain in Avengers 2.

It certainly leaves us with more questions than answers. Ultron is a classic Avengers villain (arguably THE classic Avengers villain) so it's not a surprise that he's being used. The questions all surround how he's being introduced. In the comics he's a robot designed by Hank Pym (Ant-Man) that attains sentience and wants to kill all humans. So where's Hank Pym?

Also "Age of Ultron" is a mini-series currently wrapping up in the comic book-verse. It's a pretty crazy parallel-universe type story that's virtually unfilmable and involves tons of characters that either haven't been introduced yet in the Marvel movie universe or are properties not under the control of Marvel/Disney. Is the name just a coincidence or is it really going to be influenced by the series in some roundabout way?

Where does this leave the Ant-Man film? What about Guardians of the Galaxy? Is Vin Diesel really playing The Vision? Like I said questions questions questions.

Kick-Ass 2 has a new red band trailer

There's lots of news coming out of Comic-Con, far too much for me to keep track. I've got soccer games to watch and water spots on cars to tackle this weekend. So with that in mind here's the new trailer for Kick-Ass 2. It still looks pretty ridiculous.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Welcome to Comic Standing in Line-Con

Honestly this doesn't look as bad as Emerald City Comic-Con was this year, except I know those tent areas off to the right side of the picture are also filled with people waiting in line.

via Samuel Jackson's twitter machine

GI Joe: Retaliation, the 8-bit version

Here's GI Joe: Retaliation retold as an 8-bit side scroller. It's pretty cool but here's my problem with it. There's no way this is an 8-bit game. This is what someone remembers and 8-bit game looking like. No chance your NES would be able to display that many colors without everything flickering like crazy.

Still I would like to play this on my phone or my Kindle. Someone get on that stat!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Adam Savage and Norm Chan geek it up and build Han Solo's Blaster

Lets say you've decided to throw together a Han Solo costume for a convention/last minute costume party because you already have a vest and some cool blue pants. Well that's great and all but if you've going to go all it you're going to need a DL-44 blaster. So it's a good thing Adam Savage and Norm Chan are here to show you how to do it.

The Greatest Dunk of All time?

As far as I'm concerned there's like 3 dunks that are the greatest ever. John Starks going up over what seemed like every single Chicago Bull in the Eastern Conference final, Shawn Kemp's dunk over Alton Lister in 1992 where he points at him after it and Kevin Johnson dunking over Hakeem in the 1994 playoffs.

Well move over Kevin Johnson because these bros at the pool totally have you beat. Some might say that this dunk over at Deadspin is better, but it's on vine and I have no idea how to embed vine clips. So in your face other guys dunking at the pool, you just got played out.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Hump Day Link Day

The NES turns 30: How it began, worked, and saved an industry. I've been trying to work in a "Nintendo Entertainment System Turns 30 years old" post in this week and just haven't found the time. It's for the better, this article by ArsTechnica is amazeballs. It's a real interesting and very thorough look at the console in all it's different variations. The first computer like mock up for the US market is a trip.

Navigating a Maze of Real Lasers is Harder Than You'd Think. I wonder how many DVD players were sold in 1999 based on the scene in Entrapment pictured above. It's gotta be like 4 or 5 million, right?

Behind Falskaar, a massive new Skyrim mod, and the 19-year-old who made it. Want to get a job in video games? Why not spend a year of your life living at home making a HUGE Skyrim Mod. It sure beats whatever I'm supposed to be doing at work right now.

Top 10 Real World/Road Rules Challenge Fights. Oh man, 2004 seems like it's both yesterday and FOREVER ago. I watched I think one episode of the last season of the Challenge and I had no idea who anyone was. Whatever happened to Coral, Miz, Rachel and that big guy with the red hair. Those were the days, back when MTV2 still played videos....

Batman vs Deadpool

So I guess Super Power Beat Down is a thing that exists on youtube. This Episode pits Batman against Deadpool. Or more specifically it pits Deadpool against Catwoman's cleavage, dangerous stuff indeed.

Fair warning there's a lot of nerds talking at the beginning of this clip, you're probably going to want to skip ahead to the 2:20 mark. The reason I post it is because there's been a lot of talk on the net lately that Fox is trying to put together their own Marvel Mutant Universe, akin to what Marvel has done with the Avengers. If that's true, there's no better place to start than the Deadpool movie that's been stuck in development hell ever since X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

I'm not 100% sure a completely cracked out hyper schizophrenic Deadpool, the way he's currently written in the comics, would work on the big screen but a tongue in cheek action adventure film more in vibe with Joe Kelly's run should be a no brainer. Which is perfect considering no one at Fox studios has a brain.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A Monument to Man's Arrogance

Every time I want to complain about it being too hot out I remember the summer I spent in Phoenix when it got to 117 degrees. The entire city might as well be built on a Volcano.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Pat Tamasulo Gets Even

Generally speaking, local news reporters are way to wrapped up in what they think is important business to be actual functioning human beings. So when a bunch of drunk frat boys dance around in the background of a remote broadcast I laugh, as is appropriate.

However sometimes you need to flip the script and make fun of the drunk frat boys dancing around. Pat Tamasulo gets that, so he went out with a camera crew and wrecked shop. It's pretty entertaining.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

OMG you guise, Pacific Rim

I'm a poor reviewer of stuff, so I barely do it. My only regular reviews are ..the Blurst of Times and half the time I don't even finish what I'm reviewing... then came Pacific Rim.

Pacific Rim was the raddest movie I have seen in FOREVER. For whatever reason It's been getting mixed reviews (Entertainment Weekly gave it a B-) and it was beat by Grown Ups 2 in the box office. But here's the deal no one really wants to talk about. Action movies are stupid. Even good ones like The Dark Knight or, oh I don't know lets say either version of True Grit, have ridiculous premises and giant plot holes. The well reviewed ones are usually the ones with snappy dialogue, unique art direction and great dramatic performances. Minus a couple shinning moments from Idris Elba Pacific Rim has none of that (ok it does have some pretty bad ass art direction).

What it does have is giant effing robots beating the crap out of and getting the crap beat out of them by giant Kiaju monsters. It's the most amazing 2 hour video game cutscene I've ever seen and it was well worth the money Loren paid for my ticket (I swear I'll pay you back). It excels so hard at what it tries to do it doesn't deserve its own award, it deserves its own Awards Show.

There's my review. Pacific Rim is the raddest movie I've seen in Forever. Go ahead and quote me on that, twice.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Going Under the Links

District MFG Shuffleboard Table. And now I want a shuffleboard table. Look at that thing, it's not so much a pub game as it is a work of art. Maybe if I'm able to sell my car I could afford it.

Brazilian Soccer Fans Decapitate Ref After He Stabs, Kills Player. I'm sorry to tell you this but if you're planning on going to Brazil for the Olympics or the World Cup you're gonna get killed. If you're lucky you might get kidnapped, but even then they're going to cut off your ear or your toe for ransom.

On the news a couple weeks ago they had the story of a woman who took her kid to Brazil for a visit with her baby daddy and the guy just stole the kid and the Brazilian government took away her passport. Now she's stuck in Brazil while the courts decide who gets to keep the kid. And apparently that happens ALL THE TIME. Seriously, when are we going to liberate Brazil?

Charlie Kaufman is adapting Slaughterhouse Five for Guillermo Del Toro. I read Slaughterhouse Five just a few months ago so it's pretty fresh in my mind. I liked well enough, but I didn't LOVE it. I'm not so sure why everyone is going crazy over this announcement. I guess when you throw the names Vonnegut, Del Toro and Kaufman in a blender your milkshake brings all the nerds to the yard.

10 of the Geekiest Restaurants of all time. I would eat every day at the Grillenium Falcon if it was in my city. Speaking of terrible eating habits tomorrow I go under for my upper endoscope. For whatever reason I'm terrified. I am however excited for this PH monitoring device I'm going to get. They're seriously going to put a pill in my stomach that will wirelessly connect to a beeper thing I wear that will monitor my the acid levels in my stomach. SCIENCE!


Here's blacktop basketball supa'star The Professor schooling guys while dressed up as Spider-Man. It's pretty much the opposite of what I did on my birthday when I decided that I hadn't thrown up enough air-balls at the park lately. Although I did wear a Captain America t-shirt...

The Opera is a lot more porny than I remember

Here's an advertisement for the Opera in Italy, I guess? I don't know man. All I know is that if I'm ever in Italy and I decide to go to the opera I'm going to need to get some deeper v-necks.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Grand Theft Auto V looks ok

Rockstar has released about 5 minutes worth of gameplay for Grand Theft Auto V. It looks amazeballs. It's amazing how far this game has come in 10 years. Some of the faces still look a bit janky but man that city looks crazy good. I'm crossing all my fingers hoping that it's as much fun as GTA III: San Andreas was.

Wolverine will fight you on a train

This minute and a half fight scene from The Wolverine is kinda ridiculous. Wait, did I say kinda? I meant extremely ridiculous. Did they find this long ass train in the same country as that endless runway in 6 Fast 6 Furious? Also I'm pretty sure if you open a window or a door on a train you don't get instantly sucked out of it.

This movie is going to suck isn't it?

Monday, July 8, 2013

More Or Les: Brunch Again

Happy Birthday Kevin, yes your blog has become sentient.

It's a new feature Google is beta testing. I'll take care of the posts from here on out. You've set the bar pretty high but I think I can handle posting Pacific Rim trailers and memes about the Xbox One. For the 3 of you that actually read this thing on a regular basis don't expect me to post more than Kevin does, I spend a lot of time on pinterest.

Where was I? Oh yeah, Happy Birthday Kevin. I got you a new video by More or Les. He's Canadian and the song is all about food so I figured you'd like it. You really like some weird music.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Pitch Black III: Pitch Blacker

Here's the first TV spot for the new Riddick movie, conveniently enough called Riccick. It looks like they're going back to alien monsters in the dark and abandoning the whole alien neuromancer politics thing no one cared about. Looks good to me, but if I was Katie Sackhoff I'd watch my back. The last blonde girl that fell for Riddick ended up getting stabbed in the back.

And no, I will not let that go. Pitch Black totes ends with Vin Diesel killing that girl so he can get away from the alien monsters. There's no other logical explanation.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Homemade Slurpee Time!

It's hot out and you need a slurpee but 7-11 is way down the road and your car is roughly the same temperature and the surface of the sun, what do you do? You make your own. Thanks random guy on YouTube!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Ninja Warrior streaker is totes not fake ya'll

Here's a clip of a streaker invading the American Ninja Warrior course in Las Vegas. You can tell it's not fake at all and by that I mean totally fake. That's kind of how I feel about American Ninja Warrior as a whole. Call it Mount Midoriyama all you want NBC I know what Nevada looks like thank you very much.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Pacific Rim Trailer #29, (SPOILER) we're still canceling the apocalypse

Here's the latest and greatest trailer for Pacific Rim. I'm not sure if it's really the 29th trailer but it kinda feels like it, doesn't it?

I believe this would be a good time to point out that this movie comes out on the 12th and my birthday is on the 8th. Now I'm not saying that you should take me to see this movie but you should at least think about getting me an AMC gift card.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

How would a T-Rex Fly a Jet?

Like a boss, that's how.

Monday, July 1, 2013

The Killer is Dead

I keep seeing trailers and screen shots for this game by Suda51 called The Killer is Dead so I decided to check out the trailer. As you can see it's very ummm, diferent? Graphically it looks aces, but I'm not even sure if this is an actual game or just an interactive movie. Either way I want to find out why Robot Arm Guy is on the moon. That and where did he get those Gigolo Glasses?

Trick Punts Everyone!

I think I've featured the Dude Perfect guys before doing INSANE frisbee catches or something. Here they are with some punter tricks. Just in time for the NFL off season!


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