Weekend Open Thread: August Around the Corner

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 6:01 pm

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Bonus points if you remembered Richard Pryor's full name from Superman III.

What's new with you?

RIP, RP: Roddy Piper to Kick Ass and Chew Bubblegum in the Next Life

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 4:18 pm

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What a terrible few weeks for wrestling. Dusty Rhodes dead, Hulk Hogan blackballed, and now Roddy Piper has gone too, dead of cardiac arrest.

Piper, a Canadian pro-wrestler who capitalized on his Scottish heritage to become Hulk Hogan's arch-nemesis in the mid-'80s, was also the first pro-wrestler to cross over and become a legit movie star, headlining John Carpenter's They Live, Hell Comes to Frogtown, and numerous low budget action films thereafter.

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Geek Fuel Unboxing Video for July, Now Fancier

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 12:30 pm

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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.

Geekfuel boxes start at $13.90. To grab some Geekfuel of your own, use our special link to get an extra bonus item. To gift a box or subscription to somebody else, GO HERE.

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Chris Pratt Wants You to Create His Awesome Facebook Cover Image

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 6:30 am

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Chris Pratt's Facebook Headshot

He suggests - without making a legally binding claim - that he'll buy dinner at Applebee's for the winner. I just ate there and they have something called the Triple Hog Dare Ya that's a sandwich with barbecue pork, ham and bacon. You'll like it, if you live past the first two bites (and aren't vegetarian).

Take it away, Star Lord:

so. i need a header. which looks like it would be 1 tall x 3.5 wide.
I'm looking to have Peter Quill, Owen, Andy and Emmet in the mix. possibly some other fun stuff including but not limited to previous roles, my family, eagles, american flags, guns, cool ford raptors, cigars, explosions, anything sly stallone, bloodsport, early steven segal, anything that looks bad ass and will say, "Hey this facebookprofile is chris's and this is what he's all about." maybe some raptors, or even some largemouth bass or deer or trophy elk, maybe some cool guns or rollerblades or possibly even a nascar or a steak maybe even some corndogs. don't ask me! you decide!
I didn't know it was possible to like the guy more.

He doesn't really say how to enter so I assume you just post them in his Facebook thread.


Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law: Major Life Changes, and How to Talk to Nerds About Drugs

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 6:30 am

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Got questions? Martha Boyd has all sorts of answers. A desert-dweller, self-proclaimed crazy cat lady, former LAPD officer and widow to a Green Beret, she's seen and heard things crazier than you've imagined. And is ready for whatever odd questions you have, so bring them on!

Here we are at the end of the month again already. August is upon us and kids will be going back to school in a few weeks. Now out here in CA, August and September are generally the hottest months in the year so I never understood why the school year was not adjusted as a lot of our classrooms don't have air conditioning. The school year seems to get longer and the kids get dumber, so I have not figured that one out yet. Ah, and thus we home-schooled. I don't think it is the teachers. I know lots of great teachers; I think is the lack of parent support at home. To my teacher friends, hope you all have a great year and get nice kids this school year.

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The Next Grumpy Cat Is Here: Earl the Grumpy Pup

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 3:27 pm

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Since everyone is going to start merchandising the bejeezus out of this dog in about a week, we might as well get our meme in early. Oh shiz, that's a pun too, since his name is Earl. Fittingly, per the similarly named sitcom, he seems to have hit the Internet viral lottery and is giving back to those of us who seek content.

...owner Derek Bloomfield, 25, has decided to share some new pictures of his downcast dog to prove that Earl is definitely Grumpy Cat's new rival. Derek, from Iowa, USA, claims that, despite his sulky face, Earl is in fact super friendly to other humans and dogs. His expression is merely down to an underbite. Apart from his expression, he is just like any other dogs - enjoying eating snacks, sunbathing and chasing balls around the local park.
Huh huh. "Balls."

Now, which commenter will be the first to use him as an avatar?


Super Terrific Japanese Thing: Masturbation Hero Tengaman

Monday, July 20, 2015 at 9:00 am

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Tomorrow is National Masturbation Day in Japan, at least as declared by onahole manufacturer Tenga (if you don't know what an onahole is, recognize that "ona-" refers to masturbation and guess the rest). In order to properly sell their products to the target audience on this designated unofficial holiday, they've done the first thing any Japanese company would do - create an 18-minute film starring a wank-enhanced Power Ranger called Tengaman, who "morphs" by sticking his boner into a Tenga, at which point he battles skeletons with penises, and a villain shaped like a giant hand flipping him off. (Despite this synopsis, there's no nudity in the short, so it's sorta SFW...sorta.)

I suggest watching the intro and then skipping to about the 8:30 mark, as much of what happens in between is just unsubtitled Japanese dialogue. Google translator once again proves the absolute inadequacy of comparing our two languages...

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Weekend Open Thread: Me Sleep Now

Friday, July 17, 2015 at 4:02 pm

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Gabriel Li

It has been a long, exhilarating two weeks of non-stop. For the Jedi it is time to sleep now.

Welcome, weekend. Speak about what you please.

"Twinkle Tush" Covers Your Cat's Butthole With Bling

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 11:20 am

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A.K.A. When it comes to cats, we're not that different from Japan. This mini-necklace that hangs around your cat's tail to cover its ass is described as "a gag gift," but it is nonetheless available for purchase.

I feel like we should make human-sized ones for plumbers. Oh, there's a promotional video, too...

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A Tron Ride Is Coming to Disneyland...Shanghai.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 8:05 am

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So...I guess Disney figures the Chinese appreciate hacking more than we do? Way to stereotype, Disney!

I want a Light Cycle rollercoaster too. Trust me, Angelenoes will appreciate the concept of a vehicle that makes you crash every time it cuts you off more than ANYBODY.

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