Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law: Sub-Ohm, the Magic Dragon

Thursday, August 13, 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!

Hi All. We had another lovely rain storm in the desert last week. Started as a good soaking rain and then ended with a downpour. The desert is turning green, which is very pretty. My trees are all very happy campers and some of them are flowering.

Some of my clients seem to be getting dumber and dumber.

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Choose Your Own Joke Adventure: Startup Raises $120 Million for Gene Therapy Pill

Monday, August 10, 2015 at 3:34 pm

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FINALLY.

MIT Technology Review reports that the startup behind CRISPR, a gene therapy technology, raised $120 million in venture funds. Let's play choose your own joke adventure! For a joke about the crisper in your fridge, check out our Twitter account. For a political joke, head down to the post's tags. For a crowdfunding joke, take a look at our Facebook page. And for a deliberate misread of the press release leading to a wacky misunderstanding, head below the fold.


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Weekend Open Thread - When Wife Becomes Boss

Friday, August 7, 2015 at 3:25 pm

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Annie McGrath

Two years ago this weekend, I got married, after more than 30 years convinced I never would. (Though Julia had been calling herself "lytswifeslashboss" at least 9 months longer than that.) If it can happen to me, it can happen to anyone - the only pointer I can offer is that if you treat everyone with respect the right person is more likely to emerge.

I'm pretty sure it made me a better person. Gonna take a long weekend and leave you in Jim Dandeneau's capable hands on Monday just to celebrate. Have fun out there.

Kevin Bacon Wants You to See His Penis

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 11:30 am

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You're probably thinking the headline is somehow a clever joke. Maybe he has a dog named "penis." Maybe he owns a mummified dinosaur dick that he's showing off. Nope. This is pretty much what it is - a call for more male nudity onscreen, mostly his own.

Obviously it's tongue-in-cheek, and a play on his famous shower scene in Wild Things, but his pitch to be in a Marvel movie with an Infinity Stone on the tip of his wiener sure sounds good to me. And the hashtag he suggests at the end will only lead to trouble - even with the disclaimer, you know somebody's gonna take him up on it.

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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?