Wednesday, August 31, 2011

How the Dark Knight Should Have Ended

I can't believe I haven't come across these guys before now but they make great videos of how movies should have ended. Gotta agree with their ending to Dark Knight.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hunger Games Watch: Continued

Teaser for the Hunger Games is out. Nothing too special but Katniss is starting to look badass. Let's hope it stays that way.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Desktop of the Week

Bleedman is an amazing artist on Deviantart. He also has had an ongoing online comic for years called Powerpuff Girls Doujinshi. He basically managed to create a new series that forms as a mash up for numerous characters of Cartoon Network from the 90's (as well as a few from Nickelodeon, like Danny Phantom). This picture is just a fraction of the number of characters he includes in the comic. It went on hiatus for the longest time but I just found out today that he decided to continue it a while ago. Something about the Dexter's lab and Samurai Jack combo brings my childhood back.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Princess Mononoke Fanart

I've been a bit in the Miyazaki mood this week and felt like including some awesome fanart. Princess Mononoke is easily my favorite Ghibli film and this piece does it justice. TsaoShin has an awesome gallery including pieces from Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, and lots of non-Miyazaki stuff like How to Train Your Dragon. Bigger viewing if you click the picture!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Movie Titles in Movies

There's an older version of this as well but seeing at this one was only posted yesterday, it made sense to share it with you now. I also included the older one below for those who are behind in the internet universe.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I Believe This to be 100% True

I never thought Indiana Jones 4 was as bad as everyone said but it definitely was shitty. As soon as aliens made an appearance I was done. I'm willing to accept that George Lucas was behind every bad decision made. Don't get me wrong, Star Wars is awesome! I'm just saying Georgie needs to stick with space and not bring it into other genres.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Time to Look at the Toy Aisle--What the Ef?!?!

I was walking around the toy aisle in Target and came across this. It's called Cuponk, a game where the goal is to bounce a ping pong ball into a cup. Sound familiar to anyone? I believe this game is also known as beer pong for kids. At least it should be. Seriously, Target. What the hell ever happened to Scrabble?

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Where's Wall-e?

Who knew there were so many robots in pop culture? In the time it takes you to actually find Wall-e you will be blown away with the obscure robots that have been crammed into this one picture. Rosie, Weebo, hell, even the Tin Man found his way into this crowd! I found both Eve and Moe bot from Wall-e before finding the actual Wall-e and I must say, this artist left no one out. Click the image to save your eyes and make it bigger.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Move, Eat, Learn

Turns out STA Travel is quite awesome. They paid to send three guys on a trip around the world for 44 days and this is part of the finished product. There are two more videos titled 'eat' and 'learn' on the YouTube page for those who want to feel more guilt to get out and go see the world. I know I do.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I Will Protect You

Great piece by begemott on deviantart. You know everything is going to be alright with a teddy bear at your side. However, you must admit that if that monster happened to be good, he would make a bitchin' pet.

Monday, August 15, 2011

25 Actors Before They Were Famous

Wow. I guess you don't have a future ahead of you unless you star in shitty movies.

Oh, wait...Nevermind. You still need to have actual good films follow the shitty ones.

Behind the Scenes of Archer

Alright, this one's an oldie but a goodie. Amber Nash, the voice of Pam from Archer, takes you on a bit of a back lot tour of how FX makes the show. For one thing its just cool to see what Pam looks like in real life (not the manatee I expected). And it's cool to watch her shove biscuits in her mouth in an attempt to say 'bearclaw' in just the right way.

Interestingly enough, the third season of Archer is taking a very strange route when it premieres. Apparently, FX is going to show three new episodes in September and wait until January to show the rest. Are they trying to remind us to care about the show come Spring? I doubt any true fans need the notice but the early episodes will certainly be appreciated.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Desktop of the Week

As per the usual weekend trend, a new wallpaper has arrived. This is 70 lightning bolts caught in one picture. Well, long exposure was used to make them all in one picture but you get the idea. Still a pretty cool picture.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Why I'm Losing Faith in AMC

AMC has fired Frank Darabont from Walking Dead for wanting to make the show better. Darabont was fighting over budget cuts to keep the show authentic and BAM: he's now gone. Pretty shoddy work on AMC's part as now a ton of people are pissed. Full article through the link


Usually, we try to steer clear of anything political on this site and stick to info that's actually interesting. This, however, is a fair exception. Besides, the Anchorman reference is enough to count at pop culture anyway. I love that CNN can always be counted on as the confused station trying to keep up. Except Anderson Cooper. He knows his shit.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Brad Pitt on Board for World War Z

There isn't one zombie fan who hasn't heard of Max Brooks. He is the creator of the great Zombie Survival Guide. In addition to this (as well being Mel Brooks' son), he also wrote the awesome novel, World War Z. Thanks to today's world of Shawn of the Dead and Zombieland, we will now be getting a film adaptation of the book. Don't expect WWZ to be funny though; this book is written as if there truly was a zombie apocalypse and a journalist is interviewing the survivors. Definitely a serious tone.

So serious that Brad Pitt has joined the cast! Granted, he will only be the journalist but you know he would be quite the qualified zombie hunter. We've come a long way from B-movies of the past when such A-list actors want to kick in some undead skulls (interesting, according to "undead" is not a word). I now have confidence in the future of film.

Yup. He's owed some zombie scalps...And he wants his scalps.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Oh, Google, You so Silly

I was checking how many days are in August when this suggestion showed up. Seriously, people? Why would you need to know how many deathly hallows there are? The movie/books pretty much spell it out for you. Answer: Three

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

Nexus Proves a Great Time Waster

It's just an ad for Nexus on your smart phones but it also proves to be an excellent way to waste time on the internet. I highly suggest you click the picture and start your own journey. Playing Nexus Contraptions definitely made me think back to the days in elementary school when every kid was playing Oregon trail and I was playing The Incredible Machine. Who would ever have thought it could be so fun to help a ball make it from one side of the screen to the other?

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Desktop of the Week

New section to the blog, folks. Every weekend I tend to get lazy with the posts so I figure I will do one update every Saturday to count for the whole weekend. I love looking through great photography and it makes sense to start with something cool like rock climbing. This is a picture taken by National Geographic of a climber at Yosemite Falls. I've never seen so many carabiners on one harness before. The excerpt is this:
Kate Rutherford can't hear a thing while climbing so close to the roar of Yosemite Falls. She can't find much to hang on to either. The water polishes the rock "like glass." Wearing tape on her hands, she has to repeatedly jam them into fissures for the ascent. Spectacular scenery makes up for the discomfort. The climbing route is called Freestone, Rutherford says, because "it's a peach of a route."
Someday, I hope to be this great. Click the picture for the full size. It demands a larger view. Especially since the formatting is a little off.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Erock Rocks Out

Seriously, the Harry Potter has to stop. But I cannot guarantee that it will. Erock is known for taking any well known theme song and turning it into beautiful metal glory. His latest is probably the best one yet. Here is the Harry Potter theme done by electric guitar.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Nostalgia is Good for Everyone

I don't think anyone can say they don't like Pixar and really mean it. Well, unless it's Cars but that's beside the point. Here's a cute video of the films of Pixar and wow, they have made one huge success after another. I love that it starts off with music from The Incredibles too. Definitely my favorite. Maybe it's because I grew up with them but this seriously is the coolest production company out there. I mean, those brilliant minds brought us the Toy Story franchise!

Plus, I'm pretty sure they are the only company to have EVERY film be a hit. This most likely comes from the fact that they devote three years of their life to each one. Today, I give thanks to John Lasseter and the beautiful company he has created. Also, if you want to see what they really went through to make it big, I suggest watching The Pixar Story on Netflix instant play. Quite a neat-o documentary if you ask me.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Spotify is the Future

Over the past few weeks, news has been spreading about a new music site called It's been around for a while but only recently has it become available to the United States. What makes it so cool? I had to look into this and now that I finally got my invite I can say that this program is the future. Spotify essentially gives you access to every song and album out there on request and allows you to access it from anywhere. Currently, the free version only lets you access new music through your computer but with premium comes the mobile option as well as other cool features.

Think of something that's a mix of Pandora, Grooveshark, and Itunes all rolled into one and completely free. I've only had this thing for a day and I'm already addicted. With the ability to transfer my own music in addition to getting more music I can't really think of a reason to keep things like Itunes on my laptop. Granted, Spotify doesn't let you actually save new music and acts more like a streaming network. Yet, even with this fact I still can't figure out how Spotify is legal. I can still make playlists and have access to much more songs than with Grooveshark, my now ex-favorite station. The only thing that doesn't seem to be available is the radio option (like with Pandora) that creates a station out of a certain genre or artist. Or, at least, there isn't one worth remembering. Only if a very well known artist is searched will an option appear and even then, the choices of broadening the station are limited. Other than the radio difficulties I see no reason why Spotify shouldn't become the next big thing for the internet. Here's hoping Apple doesn't sue.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Billy Zane was in Back to the Future?!

Turns out Billy Zane (known from Titanic, The Phantom, Zoolander, and for just being a really cool guy) played one of Biff's goon's in Back to the Future. Who knew right? Don't believe me? Then who is that incredibly familiar looking guy on the far left? I now feel compelled to watch the second film to see if he makes another appearance.