Monday, December 26, 2011

One of the most enjoyable things about meeting that special someone is finding out about their families Christmas traditions, favorite songs, and films. In the time since meeting my wife, I have found one her family's traditional Christmas videos to be an awesome rare gem. Rocking Reindeer Christmas was released by Good Houskeeping in the 80's and is one of those low budget "so bad its good" situations. In it you follow Blitzens scheme to make his way to the front of the pack of reindeer on Christmas. Not a bad plot, but the human personified reindeer do give off a bit of "furry" vibe. Regardless, my wife discovered it in its entirety on YoutTube, so I am posting it for your enjoyment.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Bjork Explains how a television works.

One of my favorite video interviews with Iceland's musical treasure.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Old Fashioned Training Videos

Anytime that I find myself under new employment, I look forward to any poorly made and out of touch training videos. Over the years I have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. However, my current employer typically makes top notch training material so there is a gaping hole in my life from the wonderfully bad, and simply pitiful attempts by corporate America to pass along important business information in a fun and compelling package. The result is like watching a tone deaf rock star belt out the National Anthem(click this link if you don't know what I mean). Its painful but you have to watch. So here you are for you viewing entertainment, some real gems. I will try to post more later.

This first video from Mcdonalds is from a Found Footage Festival, so the commentary is not part of the video.

This one really gets good around two minutes, but please watch Dave at the beginning. Also there is a part two to this video you should watch as well.

This one is awesome because no one knows how to pour a fountain drink right? I geuss not since they pretty much leave that up to the customer now.

I'm not sure who should be more offended, nerds or women. This is a perfect Picard face palm moment.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Floppy Diskette

A guy at work played this yesterday during my break. If anyone knows if I can find the original video, I would love to see it.


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Flogging the Dolphin

Pakistani telecommunication officials have passed an order to bann over 1700 words or phrases from text messaging. These include words like flatulence, fondle, black out drunk, and flogging the dolphin. Most of the words are not safe for all eyes, but I'll let your grown up minds figure out flogging the dolphin for yourself. Its moments like these were you can really appreciate your freedom oyu enjoy here in The united States, because with bans like these we wouldn't outdated internet treasure like the always enjoyable Texts From Last Night. So go out there and drunk text, flog the dolphin, and be proud to be an American. You can read more about Pakistani text censorship on the link below.

Butt out! Pakistan telecom watchdog drafts rude text message ban | World news | The Guardian:

'via The Guardian'

Friday, December 9, 2011

Hilariously Bad Star Trek Mattress Ad [Video]

I have seen some pretty poor science fiction based local advertisement and fan films, but I recomend we give this guy the Jar Jar Award for 2011(my made up award for poor science fiction fan films). While the commercial sucks, the Trekker puns are awesome!
Hilariously Bad Star Trek Mattress Ad [Video]:

'via Geeks are Sexy'

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Jew Harp

I love weird musical instruments much more than your traditional fair guitar, bass, and drums. I have seen the mouth harp before, but I was unaware till today that is is referred to also as the "jew harp." and it is actually called the khomus. Please enjoy this informational video about the jew harp with wonderfully awkward narration from this guy.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Dragon Con 2011

Dragon Con is the largest Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comic, and Gaming convention in the Southeast. Nestled in the heart of Atlanta, Ga and spanning five hotels, Dragon Con has gone from a Fantasy/Tabletop Gaming Con with 1,400 people to a massive multimedia and cultural event with over 40,000 attendees. Whether its panels with Sci-Fi celebrities, gaming rooms, all night raves, or just checking out amazing fan costumes you will find something at Dragon Con that can appeal to the awesome in you.

This year was Dragon Cons 25th year, and it rang in it's quarter decade birthday with a full line up excellence. The guests this year included: Edward James Almos, Tricia Helfer, Micheal Hogan, Nicholas Brendan, Eliza Dushku, Felicia Day, Will Wheaton, and Carrie Fisher. All of the celebrities we had the pleasure of meeting were wonderful and gracious, and put on some great panels.

The Battlestar Galactica panel, while it was a wonderful conversation of fan questions and cast members recollecting on their time on the show, it also addressed the status of the spin-off show Blood and Chrome. Kevin Grazer, scientific consultant for BSG, was present to filter some fan questions about the fate of the Prequel. To his knowledge the show is finished, but whether or not it will become a Sci Fy Channel show or a web series is still up in the air. At this point, all that is known is that it will focus on the human/cylon civil war and focus on younger Adama much like the web series from the show.

This year featured a stellar performance from an an all new cast of the Buffy Horror Picture Show and The Dr. Horrible Sing-Along Blog. If you have ever seen a live Rocky Horror performance, then you can guess what the Buffy Horror Picture Show is like. If you don't know, then let me explain. Performers lip sync and act out The Buffy episode Once More With Feeling and likewise, they do the same thing for the Dr. Horrible. As a Whedon fan, this is one of my favorite events of the whole weekend.

The Dragon Con parade started ten years ago and has become a landmark event for the people of Atlanta who would other wise not attend the Con. The parade is a cavalcade of awesome fans in costume marching through downtown Atlanta. This years it included new marching groups like Game of Thrones and Aperture Labs plus old favorites like The Ghostbusters, Madalorians, and the houses of Hogwarts.

The Doctor Who presence at this years Dragon Con was incredible. you could not turn around without seeing a Sonic Screwdriver, Human Tardis, or Amy Pond. Compared to last, you can clearly see that Stephen Moffat's writing and Matt Smith's Doctor are impressively more accesible to a larger audience and hopefully this means that we might get to see some Doctor Who celebrities at the con soon (fingers crossed). The big Doctor Who event this year was the US premier of the new series episode Night Terrors (which I will give a full review over on The Unicellular Review later). People from the BBC America were there to intro the episode along with a short but sweet video intro from Matt Smith himself.

Other events included and awesome Commentary of the Torchwood episode Countrycide by Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones), a killer Buffy Panel, awesome all night partying and karaoke withe cast members of The Guild and Eureka , plus the always entertaining Dragon Con TV. It would be way to hard to wrap up all that we did in one post so I am not going to try and just stop here. The only bad thing about Dragon Con is its over before you know it and you can never do everything you want, but you owe it to yourself to be there next year. While you should be getting pumped for Dragon Con 2012, I want to go ahead and plug The Alabama Phoenix Festival this May. While not as large as Dragon Con, it is shaping up to be awesome and has real potential to become something similar, so visit their site and like them on Facebook.

Oh and one last thing, I learned how to play Munchkin this weekend (D&D light) and can't wait to host some tournaments at my place.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Lions, and Tiger Penis, and Bears oh...What?

My fiance has recently been going through some of her old childhood toys and we found this tiger figurine that is anatomically incorrect. Obviously someone making the mold either had a demented sense of humor or was misinformed in regards to the physical make-up of a tiger. What is especially interesting about his jungle cat is that its penis is circumcised.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Man Behind Those Loud Chords

I really enjoyed Inception last year. I especially enjoyed the theme that was written for the film. Surprisingly it was not recorded by a symphony, but rather by one guy and a computer. This short expose on composer Zach Hemsey show just what digital music composers can accomplish.

SoundWorks Collection: Composer Zack Hemsey from Michael Coleman on Vimeo.

Sunday, April 10, 2011