Headsup: Shag Carpet of the Future! (And Other Items of Interest)

There’s a lot of stuff that comes out all the time, and the companies are want your attention and mostly…your coin. But, you know, it’s your coin and you have to take care where you spend it. With these posts we try to take you through recent releases so you can make up your mind. If you find the info here to be of use, do us a favor and purchase stuff from Amazon through us. Especially if you were going to buy the stuff anyway. That gives us kickbacks, which help pay for things. Like the server. And coffee. And therapy. We thank you.

American Dream DVD
Barbarella Blu-Ray
Bullhead Blu-Ray

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By | 2017-09-24T22:30:42+00:00 August 1st, 2012|Archives|0 Comments

DragonCon 2011’s Fun Fest Needs Your Answers!

So last year we played a game at the Fun Fest called “Dysfunctional Family Feud,” with your host Leigh. This year the game returns, and part of what we need to play the DFF is answers. Well, you know how the Feud is played. Or if not, go here for some form of example.

Answer these questions with short one to two word answers. These answers will be tabulated and used for people to guess at and win points. Enjoy the questions and we thank you for your participation.

Also: You do not have to be attending DragonCon to answer these. These are open to everyone. Thanks!
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By | 2017-09-24T22:38:50+00:00 August 6th, 2011|Archives|7 Comments

Cruellest Month: You Are Invited

Microphone

Because we’ve had so many people wanting to join the Cruellest Month party, here is my offer to you: Day 30 we’ll have our own usual scheduled posting of something poemish. But–we will also throw open the doors to anybody that wants to record something. Can be yours. Can be somebody else’s. We care not. It’s a virtual open mic night at Needcoffee.com in celebration of National Poetry Month. Post something on your site, send me an e-mail to widgett at need coffee dot com with the subject line “Cruellest Month Open Mic”–with a link to the post where you’ve done your thing–and we’ll link out to you. Send it to me by midnight EST on the 29th.

There are two catches. One: you can’t just post the text of a poem. Anybody can do that. You have to either post audio or video. You have to perform it in some form or fashion.

Two: You can’t use the poems found after the jump.
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By | 2017-09-24T22:52:45+00:00 April 25th, 2010|Archives|0 Comments

Geek Draft: The Winner

Geek Draft

I know I’ve said this many times before but thank you for playing. I was kinda worried if people would sign up and then continue to the finish. But Rox, Astan, DoninikH, Leigh, evrwrldBB, and Kebe stayed to the bitter end. But how I have to figure out who won. But I think you all did a great job. In other words, please don’t hate me if you didn’t win.

I used several criteria for judging. The originally of the choices made, how well the group would work in a team, how well balanced the team was, and how well the team could handle anything that the Vault through at them. After some considering, I came up with a winner.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:02:46+00:00 May 29th, 2009|Archives|0 Comments

Sign Up For The Geek Draft

Geek Draft

I’m bringing back a project Widge tried out several years ago, the Geek Draft. Similar to Fantasy Football and the various drafts done over at C.H.U.D., participants would take fictional characters and create a team for some purpose. This time we are going try out using Twitter to improve the process. Six lucky contestants will take the challenge and see how good their popular cultural knowledge really is.

Here’s your mission. Your five person team must retrieve the Great McGuffin from The Vault. No one knows what security systems, defense mechanisms, or security personnel guard The Vault. But no one that has tried to breach The Vault has survived.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:02:59+00:00 May 21st, 2009|Archives|1 Comment

Zombie Chose the Wrong House to Attack

The Japanese are a very courteous people. So courteous, in fact, that when one rises up as a zombie, it is only proper to send a letter to the children you’re about to attack and warn them of your impending arrival.

But this is apparently from a television show in which they staged what can only be termed “My First Zombie AttackTM” and watched how three kids responded to a zombie walking in and trying to eat them. Apart from being afraid for the long term effects on the minds of the children, I was also worried about the short term safety of the actor playing the zombie.

Still, WTF, Japan? Don’t you know you’re supposed to wait until at least age eight before you start traumatizing kids for entertainment and profit? I mean, honestly…

Direct link for the feedreaders. Found via My Disguises.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:03:10+00:00 May 9th, 2009|Archives|0 Comments

Nuts on the Road: First the Podcast, Then the Broadcast, Now the Swag

Nuts on the Road: t-shirt

Yes, that’s right. Ken Plume from Quick Stop Entertainment and I (aka Nuts on the Road) have started creating buyable swag via Zazzle. You may take a moment to panic and breathe into a paper bag. We’ll wait.

Feeling better? Awesome. So anyway, we’ve got a series of Nerdferatu shirts (and even a skateboard–simply because we could, you know) as well as a great design by our own artist in residence here, Rox of Spazhouse. That’s it on a t-shirt up there. And we’ve put that on a mug as well. Again, because we could. The Nuts on the Road store is slowly taking shape here.

Also, we’ve launched a brand new bit of weirdness called Viva La Fry: Songs For Stephen to help our friend and yours, Stephen Fry, take back the Twitter Crown from Coldplay. You can find out about that here.

And as always, for updates on everything that’s going on, it’s probably best to follow Ken, myself, Nuts on the Road and even the Needcoffee feed.

By | 2017-09-24T23:03:45+00:00 April 26th, 2009|Archives|2 Comments

Creating Gags for Spike Jones, or A Day in the Life of Mark Evanier

So I’ve mentioned before how I love Spike Jones because seeing him and his crew perform is a lot like the inside of my head. This admission has earned me my fair share of people backing away slowly, but so be it. Mark Evanier, because this is what he does, told the story of how he lucked into meeting members of Spike Jones’ family, got access to a bunch of original concept art (among other things), and met the man who sketched up the piano playing bit that was featured in the vid we posted here. Here’s a bit of unrelated Spike just because we can and because it’s damn fun.

Direct link for the feedreaders.

And here’s where you can read the post from Mark. It’s fantastic.

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By | 2012-09-17T23:49:56+00:00 April 5th, 2009|Archives|0 Comments

Joe Dante and a World Before Giant Insect Movies

Yes, I’m such a commentary geek that I like commentary on everything: including trailers. Here’s director Joe Dante taking us through the trailer for Them! (which we posted last year as part of 32 Days of Halloween), which was a proto-giant insect movie. Which means Dindrane probably has the poster for this up in a room somewhere–or if not, there’s your Xmas gift idea for her.

Edgar Wright, another Trailers From Hell veteran, probably can’t tackle this one since he’s, you know, doing the remake.

Anyway, keep an eye out for the hidden Mickey.

Direct link for the feedreaders.

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By | 2011-12-14T09:51:32+00:00 December 17th, 2008|Archives|0 Comments