Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Legend of Zelda: One Latte To Go

Hey, Listen!! Buy a scone and this overpriced CD!
Via Time for some thrilling heroics.

Google's zipper doodle is brilliant

I know I'm a bit late in posting about this, but I rarely go to Google's homepage. The doodle is in honor of Gideon Sundb├Ąck, a Swedish engineer who helped develop the modern zipper. I really dig how Google will do these doodles in honor of people who are largely unknown in today's world.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Oh Zod, another Die Hard movie?

It's going to be named A Good Day to Die Hard and I swear to the Living Force itself that I am not joking about that title. They really should have just stopped at the original because you can't top perfection.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Don't be playing, Adult Swim

This better not be a cocktease.
Look, Adult Swim, I will do anything to bring Toonami back to TV. Anything. I can buy a pair of kneepads and learn to suppress my gag reflex if I have to. But if this is a prank, I swear to god I will flay each and every one of you alive like Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer did to that guy in that episode where she went all darkside. >:(

(h/t Topless Robot)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

This is my new anthem: The Guild - I'm the One That's Cool

Because the song is true. We geeks and nerds have to put up with so much crap not just in school, but in life, but in the end, we are the cool ones. Hell, we basically rule the world at this point. We created the internet, cell phones and other electronics. We founded the tech and internet companies. It was a geek who created Facebook, not some college quarterback. What exactly have jocks and preps contributed to society compared to us? Zilch.

Never be ashamed of your nerdiness or geekiness, regardless of the bullying and ostracization. You're not different, you're just cooler.

That one episode of Saved by the Bell where Jessie gets addicted to pills

I know that feel, bro.
Caffeine pills, that is. Back in '90, somebody decided to do a very special episode of Saved by the Bell called Jessie's Song, wherein Elizabeth Berkley's character, Jessie Spano, gets addicted to pep pills. Yeah, the same pills college students used to down by the bottle during mid-terms and finals before the advent of Red Bull. According to Wikipedia, it is possible to become addicted to caffeine, since it's a stimulant and I guess they didn't want to permanently alter one of the show's main characters by anchoring with a harsher drug addiction. I mean, they couldn't have her end up in an opium den, chasing the dragon or shooting up in her bedroom, lights out while "Stairway" plays softly in the background. Actually, that would have been more effective than "Oh shit, I'm addicted to caffeine!" because almost everyone is addicted to caffeine*. The coffee and soft drink industries are built around that principle.

If this episode was made today though, the climax would have been different than just her breaking down in her room. Instead, they would have Zack find her in the local 7-11 blowing the clerk for a six pack of Red Bull and a couple of bottles of those 8 Hour energy drinks.

I wonder if we could blame her addiction for Showgirls?

*Except for a few Christian denominations, the Hare Krishnas, and some members of the straight-edge subculture.