What gaming cosplayer wouldn't want to have a real-life replica of their avatar look to strut around in? Created by professionals? Well, they're in luck. The Tony Award-Winning Alliance Theatre's recent production of In Love and Warcraft was about a girl living in both her real life and her online gaming life. For the production, the costume shop created some amazing real-life avatars, designed by Lex Liang. Due to a lack of storage for these sizeable costumes, the Alliance is announcing a rare sale of these pieces from their Atlanta-based shop. For questions and purchase information, please contact Alliance Costume Shop manager Carol Hammond at [email protected] Here are the details:
We're back. With music. If you like what you hear, use the links provided to snag it for yourself from Amazon. Doing so through us gives us kickbacks, and those help pay for stuff like more bandwidth. And also so we can buy more music.
First up, there's a fine line between experimental rock, math rock and just lots of noise. 65daysofstatic fit snugly in the good portion of that particular Venn diagram. And I was wondering what this track might look like live: "Safe Passage" from last year's Wild Light. Sort of insane and majestic all at once. (Amazon: CD; MP3; Vinyl. Official site.)
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It's Episode #172 for Robocop (2014), in which our protagonist enjoys back story and setup as much as the next bearded lunatic who can drive, but really wants the story to just get underway. Also, he defends remakes (no, really)...and applauds the new black color scheme for Robocop. It's just a sensible choice.
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It's Weekend Justice: the Internet's #1 audio trainwreck--the podcast that argues that Martian Manhunter could look like David Ogden Stiers if he really, really wanted to.
I believe I've complained before--and often--about a significant hole in the packaged, pre-made coffee arena. By that I mean: I've taken to drinking my coffee black. This because I realized a while back that with the amount of coffee I go through--and the accompanying sugar--I was expecting a collect call from Wilford Brimley at any moment. So when I'm traveling and there's not a live barista for miles and I pull into a gas station/convenience store--and the coffee might have been freshened sometime in the past 72 hours (maybe)--I want to grab a coffee that's already made. Starbucks, for example. They sell tasty Doubleshots and Mochas and whatnot in cans and bottles.
Know what they don't sell? Straight coffee. Black--no sugar, no cream. In fact, I've yet to run across an example in the southeastern U.S. You might have--and if so, I envy you. Because it seems that I have to go to Japan to get anything close to what I want.
I say "close," yes. Because on one hand, you get the taste of straight coffee. Not the sort of black coffee I normally make--my preferred kind is the type I have to wrestle into submission--but just straight down the middle coffee. Nothing spectacular.
And we're back. For this episode, we were recorded live in front of a studio audience (yes, again) at DragonCon 2013. Special thanks to Jon Boutelle and The Unique Geek crew for getting us on tape. Special thanks go out also to Aaron Poole for editing this monster. They are still awaiting your call.
It's Weekend Justice: the Internet's #1 audio trainwreck--the podcast that can't hear you because it's got a bottle of Prosecco in its ear. We said: we can't hear you, because the podcast has a bottle of Prosecco in its ear!
Cosette recently told me about something found on Pinterest: "There two kinds of people in the world. Those who like bacon and those who are wrong." Or something like that. But the sentiment, in my mind, is true. Bacon is awesome.
Another thing that is awesome is caramel popcorn. Going along with the well-known mathematical axiom that awesome plus awesome equals holy crap, we come to H & F Bread Company's Bacon Caramel Popcorn. They're based here in Atlanta and apparently are alchemical wizards.
You have plain popcorn as a base, then add caramel, then add bacon fat and also smoked bacon from Benton's. In fact, here is the ingredients list verbatim: "popped plain popcorn, Benton's smoked bacon, butter, Benton's bacon fat, brown sugar, light corn syrup, salt, baking soda, vanilla extract."
I have no idea who this Benton person is, but his bacon is damn amazing. The caramel popcorn has taken on the smokiness of the bacon to a very mild but effective degree. I say mild, but when first trying it, you might think it's fairly strong instead. But that just means you haven't eaten one of the included bacon bits. And when I say "bacon bits," you might imagine those things you sometime shake onto a salad or baked potato. That would be incorrect. So instead, when I say bacon bits in this context, substitute in your minds the phrase "tiny smoked nuggets of joy."
It's been a while since we've done one of these, but...well, this just cries out for it. Reggie Watts is a very disturbed man. But I cannot stop watching his mayhem. First up, the premiere episode of Teach, in which, to some of you, he sounds like he's spouting gibberish. However, if you, like me, attended schools in Alabama...well, let's just say with this video I learned a lot. He also says it with such conviction that even Rox herself would no doubt be impressed.
Afterwards, we have a snippet of the Sky Atlantic show Set List, in which comedians have topics thrown at them and have to improv a bit on the spot. Watts' performance is...nothing short of epic. Enjoy.