Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mulan: the Spoiled Brat of Disney

Think about it: how many Disney movies are out there where the main character has both parents? So far I have Peter Pan and 101 Dalmations (if that even counts).

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Nerd Gifts for Girls

I've got to say I agree with Hilary on the atrocities that Black Friday can bring about.  It is the holidays though, and I guess we've all got to break down into commercialism at some point and buy our peeps some presents.  A fair amount of guys I know, especially when they first get into a relationship, are at a loss as to what to buy their new woman.  Here are a few awesome items from  It's a better version of ebay in my opinion, with a plethora of handmade and recycled items available.  Some simple searching on my part produced these results:

Who wouldn't want one of these? I want the whole set! Besides, flasks are always classy.

Vintage Star Trek dress? YES

I think we can all appreciate the practicality of clocks.

Even if the lucky lady isn't a "nerd" I bet you could get away with slow rolling her into it with some of these gifts.  If she already is you're in luck! Check out Etsy.  And don't restrict these findings to girlfriends, they are also applicable to sisters, friends,  nieces, your mom or your next-door neighbor.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Black Friday gets Worse

The video above is a riot of people trying to get to a pile of $2 waffle irons at Walmart yesterday. Yesterday was also was my first and last attempt at shopping on Black Friday. Stores opened so early this year that I didn't have to worry about getting up in the morning. I simply stayed up till midnight on Thanksgiving and headed out. The Best Buy and Target in my hometown happen to be right next to each other and I figured I would finally check out the whole doorbuster thing everyone seems to love so much. Nothing could have prepared me for what lay ahead.

Hundreds of people were lined up and the line to get into the store wasn't even half as bad as the line to actually check out. That being said, the worst I had to deal with was a big crowd and a testing of my patience. At the end of the night, I got out of the store with a pretty sweet pair of Turtle Beach headphones and my sanity still intact. Here are a few stories of where Black Friday got a bit more nasty:

And all of them took place at Walmart. Hmm, guess I have yet another reason never to shop there.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

As we all sit down to stuff our faces on turkey and stuffing, I hope we all can give thanks to the people who bring such awesome movies, games, and overall goodness into our lives. Enjoy the feast, folks.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Shit Just Got Real

Oh, if only it were so. Hermione could do some serious damage if she was pissed. I feel she has the best of both worlds by being a muggle and a wizard. I mean, look at Ron's family. Even an outlet boggles their mind so I'm sure a gun would cause them to spontaneously combust. But Hermione? She can wield all weapons without a problem. I always thought it was weird that muggle things seem so foreign to wizards. Are they really so disconnected with the world around them?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Skyrim has Stolen my Social Life

Skyrim has taken over so much of my life that even updating the blog has become a chore. Don't worry, I will still try my very best to present you guys with cool content every day. It just might be directed toward Skyrim fans as videos like this are the only things I have seen lately.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Greatest Song Ever Written

Who knew musicians were so uncreative? I must learn these four chords so that I can make my first million. Then I can write songs for others for another million. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Best Zelda Ever?

I wasn't even considering the idea of buying Skyward Sword until I saw this IGN review. It received a 10/10 and is being called the greatest Zelda game to date! This might be the first time a review actually convinced me to buy a game. Wow, between this, Skyrim, and MW3 I'm looking at one awfully empty wallet.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Hunger Games Watch

Finally, a new trailer that actually shows us what these people have been up to on the film. These guys are starting to live up to my expectations.

May the odds be ever in your favor. This film is gonna kick ass.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Desktop of the Week

Believe it or not, this is Alaska. National Geographic really does take the best photos. As usual, description and bigger image follow the link.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Live Action Video Game Trailers

There seems to be a new trend with highly anticipated video games where live action trailers come out to get gamers pumped. Does everybody remember the Kobe/Kimmel fueled ad for Black Ops that came out last year? I feel that kick started what is to be the coolest string of ads to hit the market in the next couple of years. Here's just a couple of the latest as well as one of my favorites from a few years ago.

Modern Warfare 3 continues the theme of "there's a soldier in all of us" and does so with class. Wow, Jonah Hill has lost some weight.

In the flood of awesome games that are released this season, Skyrim is one of the most anticipated. I'm going to be struggling the balance between this and Call of Duty.

Honestly, I feel this is one of the greatest examples of how a live action trailer can get you psyched for the game. The music is so haunting and really gets you ready to stomp some aliens. Let's hope trailers like these are only the first of many.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

JGL Playing Ignition

Oh god I feel hungover from all the soda and shouting at the Modern Warfare 3 midnight release...Still, I feel devoted enough to you fine people to write a new post this morning. In addition to the COD release, last night was also the final show of the hitrecord tour with Joesph Gordon-Levitt and he ended it with an awesome remix of R.Kelly's 'Ignition.' And I felt the need to share it. Because I can.

Monday, November 7, 2011

It's Chuck Testa

I'm not a fan of the autotuning hype. Anything Chuck Testa related, however, and I'm on board. If you guys haven't seen the original video I've included it below and you should definitely watch it first. As far as I know, his ad is 100% legit which makes it even funnier.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Couldn't Resist

I know Megatron just posted something "V' related today but I've had this image in my back pocket forever and I just could not resist. Happy Guy Fawkes Day, folks.

Cliche, I know

 Ok, so we all must remember the 5th of November today.  Given the current political climate, it's that much more important to pay attention to V and his message. I present to you all a wiki link to the original comic book info on the story.  Did anyone else not know the film was an adaptation? I feel ignorant, check it out HERE!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Google it!

You all need to Google "Do a barrel roll" right now! Do it! Why are you still here!?

What the Ef?

As with many odd things on the internet, there are no words to explain this...The dog sure is cool though

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Can You Say Buuuuuuuurrrm?

Alright, there's over 3 million views on this bad boy so far so if you haven't seen it yet you are completely behind. Who the hell comes up with this stuff?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

AFK Tavern

This bar was made for the Solar Surfers out there. AFK Tavern is a total nerd bar. Even the sign on the outside states, "A place for geeks and gamers." After visiting this weekend, I couldn't agree more. For Halloween weekend, AFK held a 'death eaters' night to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Harry Potters parent's deaths. The entire staff was dressed in masks and robes while the restaurant was filled with pennants illustrating the dark mark. In addition, guests were provided with a copy of the 'Daily Prophet' complete with custom drinks offered that night and an article about the actual celebration. This is just scratching the surface of what makes AFK so amazing. They hold events like these several times a month and even on nights with no specific celebration the bar is still extremely busy.

In addition to the events, the atmosphere itself is one you have to see to believe. The entire restaurant is filled with televisions and game systems that anyone can play in exchange for handing over your ID. Or if traditional board games are more your style, AFK also offers dozens that they bring right to your table. There's even a vending machine of cards for Magic: The Gathering. Any gaming fan will easily find something to do here. No this is not an ad, I was seriously blown away so much from the awesome atmosphere that I felt the need to plug the place for free.

And if nothing else, it's a great place to drink. The menu is filled with nerdy drinks and the list I've provided here doesn't even scratch the surface (I personally recommend the Lon Lon Milk from the full menu). The entire themed drink and food menu is available on their site by clicking the image above and if you guys are ever in the Seattle area you have to go. If not, you will certainly regret it!