The Adventures of Hall and Oates!

Marvel: Adventures of Hall and Oates

This is the best writing you'll see paired with images from Marvel this year. And I can almost guarantee that.
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By |February 28th, 2007|Stimuli|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice

Sloshing through the swamp of pop culture so you don't have to. We bring you ideas for how to waste your weekend.

Of course, special thanks go out to Clutch for letting me use their absolutely badass song, "Promoter (of earthbound causes)" as my theme music for this.

Buy Blast Tyrant, which is where you can find "Promoter". Buy their latest album, Pitchforks and Lost Needles. Send them love and coin.

BTW, you iTunes subscriber types can nab this feed here.

Or if you want to do something else with it, the feed feed is here.

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By |February 25th, 2007|DVD, Podcasts, Recommendations|0 Comments

Tommy Westphall: He's Got the Whole World in His Hands

Tommy Westphall Universe

Apparently, the end of the series St. Elsewhere revealed that the entire show was in the mind of an autistic child named Tommy Westphall. Although I remember watching the show, I think I had checked out of television watching by the time the show finally ended. And yes, while that's an interesting ending, nothing will probably ever, ever beat the end of Newhart.

Anyway, there's nothing that we respect more around here than people who are bigger, more effective geeks than we are. Notice the use of the words "more effective." And we think it's pretty darn effective when you decide to postulate that a great portion of television all exists with Tommy's mind due to all the guest starring bits and crossovers between various shows. It's like a television version of Wold Newton, for crying out loud.

Get the full skinnee, along with the full diagram and explanation, here.

Found via TV Squad.
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By |February 25th, 2007|Stimuli|0 Comments

An .88 Mugnum: It Pours Coffee Through Schools

The Mugnum

A simply genius idea--it wouldn't work if you just had the grip. No, the fact that there's a sight on the other end of the mug is what makes it classic. Now, when you start selling these--offer them in black, dammit!

Found via Neatorama.

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By |February 25th, 2007|Coffee|0 Comments

Hidalgo (2004) - DVD Review

Hidalgo DVD cover art

Film:
DVD:

Written by John Fusco
Directed by Joe Johnston
Starring Viggo Mortensen, Zuleikha Robinson, Omar Sharif, Louise Lombard, and Saïd Taghmaoui

Features:

  • "Sand and Celluloid" making-of featurette
  • "America's First Horse" enhanced computer featurette

Released by: Touchstone Home Entertainment
Rating: PG-13
Region: 1
Anamorphic: Yes.

My Advice: Rent it.

Frank Hopkins (Mortensen) is a Pony Express rider whose best friend is his horse, Hidalgo. Hopkins and Hidalgo have earned a national reputation for being champions of endurance races in the late 1800s. While he's performing with Buffalo Bill Cody's (J.K. Simmons) Wild West Show, his reputation is picked up by a Sheik (Sharif) who challenges them to race the 3,000 mile race across the deserts of the Middle East. They accept the challenge. Along the route of the race, they are challenged with bands of raiders who are very proud of their pure-bred horses and look down upon the infidel and his mixed-breed horse from America. They take this race and their breeding rights very seriously--enough to kill men and horses to make sure they win the race.

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By |February 25th, 2007|DVD, Reviews|0 Comments

Energlo: The Herbert West Line of Clothing

Now we've got glow in the dark fabric. Pretty nifty. Is it so nifty that it will enable a severed head to have bat wings grafted to it and fly around in search of Barbara Crampton? No. But someday.

Found via Neatorama.

By |February 25th, 2007|Stimuli|0 Comments

Steampunk Keyboard: For a Truly Satisfying Click

Steampunk keyboard mod

The Steampunk Workshop has converted an old IBM clicky keyboard into a badass steampunk version with typewriter keys and green LEDs for status lights. Nice. It belongs in a decent League of Extraordinary Gentlemen movie, should one ever be made.

Found via Engadget.

By |February 24th, 2007|Stimuli|0 Comments

Goblin Shark: Worst Froot Loops Mascot Ever

Goblin shark

Holy crap. That's a freaky looking shark. You can see the full picture here, and that's the thing with its protrusible jaws...um, fully protusibiliated. That is the technical term for it. One's even been caught alive recently, though it died after being put on display. It was probably picking up Clear Channel stations through its forehead attachment there. If I was stuck in an aquarium with Ryan Seacrest in my head, I'd probably die too. Gladly, even.

Found via Neatorama.

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By |February 24th, 2007|Stimuli|0 Comments

Civil War in 30 Seconds: Didn't See That One Coming

Marvel Civil War in 30 Seconds

Over at Chris' Invincible Super-Blog (which gets bonus points for featuring Punisher punching a polar bear up top--probably the best image to come out of Marvel in years), there's something that will save you a lot of time and headaches: he's taken Marvel's atrocious, badly-plotted, poorly-conceived, flat-out-ridiculous-even-for-spandex Civil War and reduced it to its most basic bits of badness. And in the process, made it last about as long as the series deserves: 30 seconds.

Found via Chadu.
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By |February 24th, 2007|Stimuli|0 Comments

Arcade Classics in Candlevision!

So it's some stop motion arcade classics, all created with candles. And yes, it only lasts about a minute and a half with only part of that being actual gameplay...but really, how much of it would you be able to pull off before getting bored and going back to working on that pebble bed reactor in your basement?

Direct link for the feedreaders.

Found via Neatorama.

By |February 24th, 2007|Games|0 Comments