Saturday, March 31, 2012

Etsy Finds: Pikachu Apron Dress


This cute dress is by Etsy creator DarlingArmy and sells for the low price of $60.00 USD.

WATCH: Grown Up Alien Ninja Turtles (Michael Bay Parody)


Since Michael Bay is trying to ruin childhoods for everyone, this fan video is probably not far from how Bay will corrupt the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise when he gets a chance:

Friday, March 30, 2012

Etsy Finds: R2-D2 Skirt






Etsy seller gochaserabbits has created a fantastic R2-D2 inspired skirt, which she was selling for 62.99 USD.

Lightsaber Cat Fights Dog



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Thursday, March 29, 2012

LG is Launching E-Paper Displays


The European market is going to get a special kind of e-reader very soon, as reported by engadget this is one with a flexible screen that is similar to paper: "The malleable plastic display sports a resolution of 1024 x 768 and can bend at an angle of up to 40 degrees. At just 0.7 millimeters thick, it's about one-third thinner than similarly-specked glass displays, and weighs in at 14 grams -- about half the weight of its glassy competition."

We are one step closer to monitors and phones that are rolled out into sheets.

Check out engadget to read LGs press release on the product

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ABCs of Movie Monsters: Can You Name Them All?





Are you able to name the entire alphabet of movie monsters?

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8-Bit Movie Posters


These are just a few of the posters found on the site behance.net. Some of them are for sale and the creator, Eric Palmer, takes requests.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

LEGO TV Show Characters: Can You Name Them All?

These LEGO TV characters were created by ad agency Jung von Matt. Can you name them all?

Zelda's Kakariko Village In Goldeneye





From youtube: "This is a port of Ocarina of Time's Kakariko Village to commemorate Zelda's 25th anniversary. The level includes Zelda objects like doors and pots. It also features different skies depending on how many people are playing."

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Etsy Finds: Star Wars R2-D2 Custom Shoes


These lovely shoes were created by Etsy seller Kara Setkiewicz and retail for $125.

[Source: Etsy via IncredibleThings]

Monday, March 26, 2012

Superman Caped Socks





If you've ever wanted to wear capes on your legs you will be happy to know that now you can, thanks to these nifty Superman socks from ThinkGeek.com which retail for 9.99.


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The Amazing Spider-Man Viral Marketing Campaign Is Far From Amazing





Annoyingly, this next video is part of a viral marketing campaign from the makers of the upcoming "Amazing Spider-Man" movie. It isn't really clear what the creators were thinking... maybe next time they can get some tips from John Carter's marketing team? Watching this video will not make you excited for the upcoming movie, in fact it's a strong deterrent, so watch at your own risk.

[Source: HeGeekSheGeek]

My Little Pony BroNYCon 2012



The latest generation of My Little Pony has received a lot of positive feedback, mainly due to the high caliber of the show "Friendship is Magic". Fans of the show, called "Bronies", got together at this year's BroNYCon to celebrate their love for the new show. 

Source: Youtube




LEGO DC Characters



These DC Lego characters are really cute.

[Source: GeeksAreSexy]

Friday, March 23, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

More News on the TMNT Controversy: Turtles' Co-Creator Weighs In

Peter Laird is co-creator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (along with Kevin Eastman). He has his own blog and on it he has decided to weigh in on Michael Bay's announcement that in the upcoming movie, the Turtles will be from an alien race and not Earth turtles that mutated. This is what Peter Laird posted on his blog about it:

I have had several requests from TMNT fans during this past week to comment on the idea of the Turtles being "reimagined" as aliens for the upcoming TMNT movie to be produced by Michael Bay. A few people -- who don't seem to understand that I am no longer in control of the property -- want me to stop this, somehow. Obviously, I can't do that, even if I wanted to.
But I would actually encourage TMNT fans to swallow the "chill pill" Mr. Bay recently suggested they take, and wait and see what might come out of this seemingly ill-conceived plan. It's possible that with enough truly creative brainpower applied to this idea, it might actually work. I'm not saying it's probable, or even somewhat likely… but it IS possible.

However, as I have pondered this further, I have realized that in one way it IS truly a genius notion. Let me explain…

Over the years, I have made no secret of my distaste for what I consider to be the weak, facile, creatively bankrupt idea which can be summed up like this:

"If FOUR Ninja Turtles are good, then FIVE (or more) Ninja Turtles MUST be better!"

It was in large part this brain-dead notion that led to the creation of the execrable "Venus de Milo" character in the blessedly short-lived live action TV series  "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation". And I can't tell you how many times we got mail in the early years of the Turtles from people who thought it was simply an amazing idea to do a "fifth Turtle", and how many times those same people suggested that this fifth Turtle be named "Picasso". And many times, the brilliant idea to explain this extra Turtle was that, instead of there being just four pet shop turtles in that glass bowl in the origin story, there were really FIVE.

Sigh.

I'll admit -- I have played with the idea of more Turtles myself, a few times. There was the character of "Kirby", the "fifth Turtle" that Kevin Eastman and I came up with for one of the several movie ideas which never came to fruition. And I created the "Super Turtles" in Volume 4 of the TMNT comics published by Mirage… and they eventually appeared in one episode of the 4Kids animated TMNT TV series.

But…

… in both those instances, I was careful to make these Turtles not just MORE  of the same, i.e. just extra TMNT. In both of the above cases, the extra Turtles were from other dimensions… and the Super Turtles, especially, were VERY different from the Ninja Turtles. I don't remember all the details of the work we did on that "Kirby the Fifth Turtle" thing, but I DO remember being adamant that if we were going to agree to the idea of a "fifth Turtle", it would have to be something other than the harebrained "there was an extra Turtle in the bowl, etc." idea.

Is that too fine a line? Yeah, maybe… but to my way of thinking, anyway, it is a CLEAR line.

Anyway, to get back to the "TMNT are aliens" thing -- the reason I say it could be a "genius" idea is that -- for the first time -- someone has come up with a way to have as many freakin' Turtles as they want. I mean, if the TMNT are actually members of an alien race, there could be a whole PLANET of them!

Joy. -- PL
Very interesting. He isn't saying that he supports Michael Bay, only that we will have to wait and see what develops with this alien race before we all collectively flip out.

Source: PeterLairdsTMNTblog

This Is How Video Game Sound Effects Are Made







If you've ever wondered how the sound effects for video games were created, then check out this next video. The people from the video game sound effect company Wabi Sabi, take us through the steps that they go through when developing video game sound effects.

Source: LaughingSquid

Snow White and the Huntsman Trailer





Everything in this Snow White and the Huntsman trailer looks amazing: the effects, the action sequences, the story and of course the soundtrack for this trailer is fantastic.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Documentary About Video Game Developers, Indie Game: the Movie






Video game fans have been talking about the newest documentary to focus on video games Indie Game: The Movie. This film is also getting a lot of recognition recently from critics; it was honored at both the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and the 2012 SXSW Film Festival. The documentary takes us into the lives of several indie video game developers and shows an earnest portrayal of this world. If you are interested in video games at all, this movie is definitely one to keep in mind in the coming months.

Source: Indiegamethemovie.com

WATCH: Battlestar Galactica Prequel "Blood and Chrome" Trailer


EDIT: The day after posting this trailer, the video was removed from youtube. The show was cancelled a week later despite the fact that the video went viral. It will now be relegated to a webseries




The Battlestar Galactica prequel Blood and Chrome has a trailer! The show is going to be featuring the early years of William "Husker" Adama, showcasing events leading up to the Cylon war. Rumor has it that this won't be shown for television, but will instead be available as a web-series. The trailer music is the Immigrant Song, as sung by Trent Reznor for the American release of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

Watch it before it gets taken down!

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Robin's Fighting Style Is Questionable


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The Phantom Menace: Lightsaber Techniques Of The Jedi



Favorite line: "Aim like a drunkard, jump like an idiot"

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Brazilian Batman Fights Crime In The Real World

Ever think about dressing up as a vigilante and fighting crime in your spare time? This next guy took those dreams a step further, he didn't just think about it, he decided to take action in his neighborhood.




This particular Batman is a retired police officer in a small city in Brazil. Although he doesn't actually beat up criminals, he is part of the neighborhood watch which is backed by the local police station. His new job is to show local kids who may one day turn to a life of crime, that positive role models exist. Police officers are trying to become associated with batman because in Brazil, many people, have a negative image of the police, which is why it's important for superheroes like Batman to teach kids the difference between the good guys and the bad guys. 

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Michael Bay And The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Controversy




Yesterday, news broke that Michael Bay had big plans for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot movie that he is currently working on: he declared that he planned on changing the characters drastically. In a recent interview Michael Bay announced that:
"When you see this movie, kids are going to believe one day that these turtles actually do exist, when we are done with this movie. These turtles are from an alien race, and they are going to be tough, edgy, funny, and completely lovable."

COSPLAY: TMNT's Bebop and Rocksteady


With all the craziness flying around the internet these days about Michael Bay and the Turtles, it's a good idea to go back to the classics like we remember them. Here are Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters Bebop and Rocksteady.

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Human Representations Of The Planets (by Irene Flores)


These human-planets were created by Irene Flores, the project doesn't have a name yet, but that doesn't stop us from wanting to see more.

Friday, March 16, 2012

COSPLAY: Ewok Dog



This dog looks like an Ewok, and I am not just talking about how he is dressed: look at this dog's cute little Ewok face! [Source]

Here are some more dogs from the internet that look like Star Wars characters:

Evolution of the Moon (NASA)




NASA has created this fantastic video showing how the moon has evolved over billions of years. This was done using the information they gathered from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Super Mario Bros: 8-Bit Opera

Enjoy!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Superhero Mathematics (by MattCantDraw)



From: Mattcantdraw

Total Recall Teaser Trailer




This movie is missing two things: Arnold and Mars. Other than that, it looks pretty good.

Source: io9

Mortal Kombat VS Street Fighter Flash Mob

It wasn't really a competition. Source: dogandponyshowwebsite

Chris Brown American 'Superhero'





Allow us to explain: the person that created this video is not trying to glorify Chris Brown or what he did in any way, in fact the creators were trying to comment on the public's love and appreciation for Chris Brown despite the fact that he beat up Rihanna and continues to show little remorse about it. 

From youtube: "Some of the dialogue in this video is taken directly from Chris' twitter post after his Grammy win, as well as the Chris Brown / Rihanna police report".

And in case you forgot exactly what Chris Brown did, this is from the police report regarding Chris Brown attacking Rihanna, reprinted by MTV.com:
"Robyn F. (Rihanna) turned to face Brown and he punched her in the left eye with his right hand. He then drove away in the vehicle and continued to punch her in the face with his right hand while steering the vehicle with his left hand. The assault caused Robyn F.'s mouth to fill with blood and blood to splatter all over her clothing and the interior of the vehicle. Brown looked at Robyn F. and stated, 'I'm going to beat the sh-- out of you when we get home! You wait and see!' "
You can read the rest of the police report here.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

How This Dad Uses His iPad





Translation:
Daughter: By the way dad, how do you manage with the new i-Pad we gave you for your birthday?
Dad: Good
Daughter: And you are doing fine with all the apps?
Dad: What apps?

Dad: What's up?

TV Spoiler Etiquette Explained By Celebrities






If you don't watch your favorite television show at the same time as everyone else, you run the risk of hearing about spoilers. Given the fact that not everyone is watching TV shows at the same time, guidelines are needed in order to prevent spoilers from happening. The stars of some of the most popular shows on television help explain how to behave if you run the risk of ruining a show for someone else. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Sci-fi Film Alphabet: Can You Name Them All?



Created by Stephen Wildish. You can check out his website here.

Source: Geekologie

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Walking Dead Alternate Intro



What if the Walking Dead TV show was a family comedy instead of a horror show? This fan-made mash-up uses the theme song from the popular 80s hit Growing Pains and it's amazing what music can do to change the setting. This alternate intro will make the audience feel warm and fuzzy inside. 

John Carter Parody: With Shawn Carter (Jay-Z)




This is the John Carter Remix with Jay-Z.

George Takei Does His Happy Dance


What does George Takei do when he is happy? He dances! With the success of his fundraising campaign Takei decided to share his dance moves with the rest of the world.




From youtube: "George was so pleased with the unbelievable response to the Fundraising Campaign, that he convinced his husband Brad to let him release a video of his "happy dance"."

Batman And Robin Running Away From The Bad Guys


Remember: Batman and Robin don't have super powers, so they would be no match for villains like the T1000.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Fiction To Reality Timeline


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Source: exp.lore.com

The Star Wars Kinect Game Looks Awful





Yes I realize I am a little late in posting this, but I had trouble coming to terms with what I was watching: a part of my childhood being ruined by watching Stormtroopers dance to their version of YMCA. Also the children in this video are so uncoordinated that it makes me feel sad for them.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Daniel Craig Dressed Like A Woman For International Women's Day

Today is International Women's Day and to celebrate, James Bond actor Daniel Craig dressed up in drag to help bring attention to the types of issues that women face on a daily basis:



It's interesting to note that whenever issues of gender equality are discussed there always seems to be someone who asks the question "why do we still need to talk about gender equality?" You only need to read as far as some of the youtube comments for this video to see why gender equality is still an important issue. 

Source: youtube

The Avengers Trailer: Using 1960's Marvel Animation




One of the latest fan-made Avengers trailers to be found on youtube: this one uses animation from cartoon clips from Marvel television shows from the sixties. 

Source: youtube

The Muppets: The Hunger Games Trailer Parody






The Muppets strike again with a new parody trailer which coincides with the upcoming DVD release of the Muppets movie.

Source: themarysue

WATCH: People Rescue Stranded Dolphins In Brazil

This pod of nearly 30 dolphins became trapped on the beach of Arraial do Cabo in Brazil. Watch as the amazing people on the shore help return the dolphins to the ocean.




The exact reason for mass stranding in dolphins and marine mammals often remain a mystery to the scientific community. Beached marine mammals have been reported for centuries, however in recent years these occurrences have become more frequent. According to Scientific America, an increase in beaching may include: "human impacts of pollution, shipping noise, and in some cases military sonar" which can cause confusion and disorientation in marine mammals.

Source: youtube and ScientificAmerica

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Game of Thrones Theme Song: Sung By The Stark Children




This will probably be removed from youtube soon, but before it does, I hope we get a chance to appreciate the season 1 theme song sung by the Stark Children: Arya, Sansa and Bran; played by Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner and Isaac Hempstead Wright respectively.  This is part of the commentary found on the season 1 DVD of Game of Thrones.

youtube via themarysue

The Geek Party Rock Anthem







The Party Rock Anthem for all those people that choose to stay home by themselves on the weekend instead of going out to party.

Source CollegeHumor [via]

The Magic School Bus Is The Captain Planet Prequel




It all makes sense now: these kids were chosen by Captain Planet because they were super smart kid-scientists who had a magic school bus to ferry them everywhere.

Source: Jamie Steinheimer via facebook

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Amazing Spider-Man Nail Polish Collection



The nail company OPI has created a line of nail polish inspired by the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man movie, with color schemes and titles loosely related to the movie.

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Little Mermaid Cosplay: Ariel and Friends



This beautiful group of mermaid cosplayers was done by Usagi-Tsukino-Krv and is titled "Mermaid Group". You can check out more from her on DeviantART.

Source: DeviantART via io9

Superman: The Musical (1975) Is Strange Indeed






This is the type of thing that you come across and inevitably wonder what the hell they were thinking. In 1975 Superman was turned into a made-for-TV movie. The best part of this is they thought it would be a good idea to make it a musical. 

Source: TheCinemaSnob

Star Wars Yoga By Rob Osborne



Who knew Princess Leia's slave-girl outfit was so comfortable that she would be able to do yoga with it? These creative prints feature Boba Fett, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Darth Vader and C-3PO. You can purchase them at Rob Osborne's Etsy store.
Check out the rest of them:

Friday, March 2, 2012

Cat Watching Star Wars


Hunger Games Trailer Parody

There are a lot of Hunger Games parodies out there, but this next one is definitely one of the funnier ones. Make sure you have seen the real trailer for Hunger Games before you watch the parody.



Where's Waldo Trailer

This fan made trailer for a fictional Where's Waldo movie is so good, you will wish this movie was going to happen.





"look, look, I found Waldo!".... "No. I found you" BLAM.

Via: Obviouswinner

Star Wars Handmade Crayons

These lovely crayon creations are by Etsy seller extramoneyformommy.



R2-D2


Thursday, March 1, 2012

Watch this Adorable Baby Sloth Get Dressed In A Onesie

Kristen Bell and all fans of really cute videos rejoice: because this next video has a baby sloth getting shaved and then dressed in a onesie. The cuteness level of this video is somewhere around 3 billion.



Before Kristen Bell's viral sloth video, I am pretty sure some people didn't even know that sloths existed, now thanks to her it seems like sloths are all the rage, and there are more and more videos of them.


Source dogandponyshowwebsite

All Female Doctor Who Cosplay


Source: io9 via fashionablygeek

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