Geek Fuel Unboxing Video for July, Now Fancier

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 12:30 pm


Based on your feedback, we are trying to improve these. We now have a tripod, there is a lot more editing, and we've realized that Julia makes a better victim presenter. See what you think.

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Hear a Real, Live Parrot Sing The Lego Movie Theme Song

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 8:00 am


The image above is for illustration only. This parrot is not deceased. This parrot is not an ex-parrot.

This parrot, however, DOES seem to have better taste in original songs than the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. You've never known how awesome life can be until you've heard a bird sing about how everything is.

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Weekend Open Thread and Links: Gorilla Lovin' Edition

Friday, July 24, 2015 at 4:00 pm


-Japan's newest dating sim involves gorillas, because they've run out of every other animal.

-I don't wanna grow up, I'm a Toys R Us Optimus.

-Shakespeare, performed by real sheep.

-Funko is making WWE Mystery Minis, but it seems doubtful Hulk Hogan will make the lineup now.

Now, if you'll pardon me, I have to get a birthday party ready for myself. Talk about whatever you like below.

Topless Robot Live! Comic-Con Men Get Antsy

Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 11:00 am

trlivelogocomiccon.jpg's associate editor Ross Lincoln joins me on the podcast to compare and contrast our respective Comic-Con experiences - his in Hall H for the big movie presentations; mine roaming the main hall and various hotel suites grabbing interviews.

We also talk Ant-Man with Julia.

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Comic-Con 2015: Jody Dankberg of Stern Pinball on Playing With KISS, Metallica, WWE

Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 11:28 pm


Pinball! We check out the latest machines in motion from Stern, live and in-person.

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Topless Robot LIVE! Dissect-an-Alien Resurrection

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 9:00 am


In today's podcast, Bryce Abood and I examine Joss Whedon's original Alien Resurrection script to see if it really would have been better. We also talk Comic-Con, and briefly reflect on the Fourth of July.

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June GEEKFUEL Unboxing, Featuring A CUTE KITTEN!

Friday, June 26, 2015 at 9:30 am


We are absolutely not above using the lure of our new, ultra-cute li'l feline pal Toby to get you to watch us opening the monthly subscription box. Kitten!

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Now, you can haz kitteh...

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The Fred Savage Movie The Wizard, Reconceived as a Stage Opera (in Italian)

Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 10:55 am


Every kid who had a Nintendo in the late '80s remembers The Wizard, featuring Fred Savage as the protective brother of a silent videogame savant, numerous plugs for Super Mario Bros. 3 and the Power Glove, and future pop diva Jenny Lewis as the runaway who befriends the heroic duo.

Only one of us has turned it into an Italian opera called Il Mago. It was performed at Space 55 in Phoenix, AZ, and director Bill Binder says, "In addition to regular performances, they have an event a few times a year called "Seven Minutes in Heaven" when they invite local artists to put together a seven minute piece. I have participated a few times in years past. They had an open slot and asked about three weeks ago if I could put something together. I thought the dumbest thing to put together for a seven minute act in a variety show would be an opera based on The Wizard, so I called some local singers, a composer and someone who speaks Italian and they all were eager to jump onboard."

Luckily for you, the production was filmed...and it's only just begun when the fat lady sings!

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Just Walked Around Hollywood Pranking People as the Terminator

Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 9:00 am


Hollywood Boulevard is regularly populated by people who make their living from dressing up in pop-culture costumes, posing for pictures, and rather insistently demanding "tips" afterward. Jack Sparrow and Spider-Man are favorites, but just about any iconic pop-culture figure shows up eventually, as embodied by a home-enhanced costume and (usually) an actor between gigs.

Arnold Schwarzenegger decided to give it a go. And then he went into Madame Tussaud's where he effectively pretended to be a waxwork and scared the shit out of kids posing with him. So to all the smartass critics who ever said he didn't have enough range to play a waxwork, you're wrong! He does have that range!

This short video is the best movie he has starred in in years.

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PODCAST: "And Just Us for Haul"

Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 3:05 pm


No guests on this week's Topless Robot Live! - just me and Julia, on a very late night, fielding the topics and questions you asked us to discuss, and explaining some of our more inscrutable processes. It's our tenth episode, so we figured some self-reflection navel-gazing was in order.

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