Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I've Been JibJabbed In The Back!

Leslie posted this sweet video on Facebook. It's the the must-see Halloween movie of the year!
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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Now You Know...

G.I. Joe: Resolute, the awesome animated miniseries written by Warren Ellis (Transmetropolitan, FreakAngels), is coming out on DVD next month. This brief trailer shows the proper way to update the beloved franchise (hint: it doesn't involve power suits):

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Symphony Of Science - "We Are All Connected"

Another awesome auto-tuned science track from the people who made "A Glorious Dawn", featuring Carl Sagan and others:

I don't think the hook is quite as catchy as the first one, but I really hope they keep making more of these. I can't get enough!

Thursday, October 15, 2009


There is an aspect of zombie stories that is about wish fulfillment rather than horror. It's fantasy for people who like to imagine the complications of life being stripped down to its basic elements, where the rules no longer apply. Or in the case of Zombieland, have simply been replaced with a different set of all important rules.

Zombieland is another zombie comedy, but one that sets itself apart from previous ones like Shaun Of The Dead. Whereas Shaun is often about paying homage to classic zombie movies, Zombieland takes the zombie concept and just goes to town with all the wish fulfillment stuff. While the characters are often in peril, they don't spend most of their time cowering or running away. Rather, they seem to make the most of things. A huge section of the plot revolves around two of the characters making their way toward their favorite amusement park. Because if the world has ended you may as well ride a roller coaster or two.

And everyone seems to enjoy killing zombies for the most part. They even keep track of who had the best "Kill of the Week". Zombieland is generally an apocalyptic movie for optimists. In this world the geek can get the girl, you can hang out with your favorite celebrity (I won't reveal the amazing cameo, although it's unlikely it hasn't already been ruined for you), and you can smash and loot to your heart's content. The only downside seems to be that there is never a Twinkie around when you need one. Oh, and all your loved ones are dead (but let's not focus on that, shall we?).

Zombieland is an incredibly entertaining film (with a ton of potential sequels, apparently). I'm a huge zombie fan, and it's great to see such a fun, original take on things.

Lincoln Shot First

I effing love this shirt:

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[via io9]

Friday, October 09, 2009

You Don't Mess Around With God's America

Today NASA is gonna punch the moon right in its stupid moon face. That'll show it who's boss. Here's a fairly accurate representation of how it all went down:

Finally, science is beginning to live up to its potential.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

My new music from September:

1. Voltaire - The Devil's Bris
2. The Non-Commissioned Officers - MAKE-OUT with VIOLENCE OST
3. The Octopus Project - Hello Avalanche
4. ArcAttack - Live in Abu Dhabi
5. Makeup And Vanity Set - Presents... The Protomen
6. Voltaire - Banned On Vulcan!
7. They Might Be Giants - Here Comes Science
8. I Come to Shanghai - I Come to Shanghai
9. Nellie McKay - Rumor Has It
10. Loudon Wainwright III - High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project
11. Voltaire - To the Bottom Of The Sea
12. BLK JKS - After Robots
13. Bjork - Post Live
14. Yat-Kha - tuva.rock
15. Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
16. The Protomen - Act II: The Father of Death
17. Charles Blandy - WHEELER: The Construction of Boston
18. Voltaire - Live!

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Hugh Laurie - "Mystery"

Dani and I watched A Bit Of Fry And Laurie last night. This song by Hugh Laurie was the highlight of the first episode for me:

If you're only used to seeing Laurie as Dr. House, it's pretty amusing to see him doing his earlier comedy work.

Geisha Is...

Cay Izumi, star of ROBOGEISHA, performs a pole dance to "Dirty Diana":

Now that's how you publicize a film.