You may have already seen some of these posted on TR with the fitting "Awesome Things You'll Never Own" tag: I thought it appropriate to review some of the crazier ones. This being the year of the 99% and everything, it seems like the hip thing to do is eschew wealth, materialism, and the man. That's fine. Your friends and family will probably still love you if you get them something that costs less than $100. But let's face it: sometimes it's fun to pretend you have money. What gloriously nerdy memorabilia and movie props could you shower upon your loved ones if coin, shame and common sense were no objects? Here are a few ideas. More >>
Also, if any budding Cartoon Network or Nickelodeon executives are out there, you could do a lot worse than read through these HMs and winners. There's some shockingly brilliant ideas for rebooting some shockingly terrible classic cartoons and series in here. Anyways, on with the show.
I hope not, because I've already written this list about 10 more nerd-friendly documentaries that aren't about how things got made, but about nerdy icons, fandoms, comic artists, comedians, and more, and it would be a damned shame if no one read it. Track these bad boys down! More >>
Early Hanna-Barbera cartoons like the original Yogi Bear and Huckleberry Hound shorts hold up surprisingly well today, too. They're pretty slow compared to more frenetically-paced modern comedy cartoons like Phineas and Ferb, but you can still enjoy a lot of strong cartooning and interesting background work. Hanna-Barbera kept up this standard of quality, or at least a basic sense of watchability, right up until the end of the sixties.
At that point, something went terribly wrong with Hanna-Barbera's output. Maybe it was the inevitable excess brought by a solid decade of steady success or maybe the studio just took on too much work. It's hard to say. Regardless, the cartoons on this list exist as relics of the terrible period from the late '60s to the late '80s, when HB began to produce some of the worst cartoons ever to air on television. If you've grown up on modern cartoons, you've probably never seen anything even a fraction as bad as these shows. Lucky you. More >>
Why, the zombie infestation of pop culture has spread almost like a real zombie infestation! Of course you can't have a popular geek-oriented phenomenon like zombies without toys. There have been quite a few undead action figures over the years, but here are 10 of the best. More >>