Cute Puppies in Amazing Rocket and Groot Costumes

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 10:00 am


Via James Gunn's Twitter, here are a couple of critters who really put the "bark" into a tree person, and are as unable as Rocket to shut their yap.

I just hope the Rocket one isn't TOO convinced by the tree in lifting his hind leg, if you know what I mean.

Unless that's Groot-dog's fetish. It could be. I mean, you can ask him, but I'll bet'cha the response is "Ri ram Root!" Which could be misinterpreted as another fetish unto itself.

I should stop now.

Weekend Open Thread - Daisy, Daisy, Ride on a Tractor, Do

Friday, November 28, 2014 at 4:49 pm


If you missed the Star Wars teaser, go check it out.

If you're looking for the Grumpy Cat movie live thread - requested by our Facebook fans and demanded by my wife - it's coming Saturday.

If you have anything else to say, this post is for you.

Weekend Open Thread: Happy Pre-Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 6:57 pm


I like Thanksgiving better than Christmas because I get two days off instead of just one. And any LA Roboteers are welcome to come to our Thanksgiving dinner - just hit me up by email or Facebook.

Here are some seals having sex with penguins. Happy weekend!

(Cthurkey created by Rusty Eulberg)

Poster of Dogs Playing D&D Raises Many Questions

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 11:30 am


It's cute seeing pets do people things, though frankly I never imagined dogs had the attention span for tabletop RPGs. What I find fun, though, is imagining the different angles other sites might take with this image.

"Cute dog picture ruined by unnecessarily sexist background painting" - Jezebel.

"Mountain Dew and Cheetos? We need to talk about ethics in dog-painting" - 4chan.

"Damn, that unicorn painting's ass is irresistible" - Deviantart.

"Forcing your dogs to play Dungeons and Dragons, even fictionally, is torture, no different from waterboarding." -

"When I was a boy, I used to imagine how cool it would be if dogs could play D&D, ya know?...[17 paragraphs later]...Here's a poster of dogs playing D&D!!!!!!!!" -Ain't It Cool News

"Something something something doggy style" -Topless Robot.

Naw, it's a cool print. You can buy it on various different objects at Redbubble.

via BoingBoing

Rainbow Man, the Deadpan Superhero Spoof We Wish Were Real

Friday, November 14, 2014 at 8:00 am


The great thing about Rainbow Man is that it absolutely could have been pitched by Stan Lee decades ago. A regular Joe bitten by a Leprechaun gets rainbow powers? Sure, why not?

I suspect a feature-length version, even with this level of special effects, would do well. I even anticipate it might make a connection with lovers, dreamers and me.

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William Shatner Is Kickstartering a Self-Help Book, Networking Site for 50-Somethings

Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 11:30 am


The best part of the pitch video is when he says he's had to reinvent himself 400 times. I think my favorite reinvention of his is when he went from young, over-dramatic, gesticulating actor to middle-aged, over-dramatic, gesticulating actor. Must have missed the other 399 times.

I'm not sure I need to know William Shatner's career tips, as his career has been so specific to him (SPOILER: he reveals some in the video, like "get an email account" and "have a phone"). I'd rather read a book about how the hell he manages to not look 80. That's a secret worth paying for.

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Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law: How to Mess With Phone Scammers

Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 9:00 am


Martha Boyd is not just Luke's mother-in-law - she's also an ex-cop, a landlord, a self-described crazy cat lady, a major Star Trek geek and the widow of a green beret. So go ahead: ask her anything. But be nice. Being nuts is okay, though. We're all mad here.

Happy first week of November. Wow, it is already November - how time flies. Well, I hope you all survived Halloween and got your day-after 1/2 price candy - I did. Only a few more weeks to Turkey Day and then Christmas. Last weeks events had their ups and downs. Starting last Thursday, Edison (our power company) turned off the power from 8 am to 5 pm. Such fun on a work day. So the night before I had to work late and then after it all came back online I had to work Thursday night to make up of the lost day of work. Such fun. But hey, it finally all worked out and I did get caught up. Learned that LYT survived Hello Kitty Con; there was no doubt that Julia would. Friday was Halloween - I stayed home and watched It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Then Saturday was the 1st Saturday breakfast at Copper Mountain - yum yum.

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Man Turns Rear Windshield Wiper Into Animated Nicolas Cage

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 10:00 am

As the man in question is a Redditor, his rear window of course went viral immediately. Because any time you can stick Nicolas Cage up on your backside, it is newsworthy. And also about 100x better than his performance in Left Behind.

It's even legal. "For those wondering, it's printed on 70/30 transparency, you actually can see right through it from the inside. Yes I have checked the laws in my state and it IS legal to have this."

Well, of course it's legal NOW. Nic Cage replaced the Constitution a while back and rewrote it specifically to permit this sort of thing.

(thanks AFMG for the image assist!)

Leonard Nimoy Reminds Americans to Vote Today

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Leonard Nimoy

I'm not interested in discussing who or what you should vote for - just that you ought to if you're eligible. I understand the argument that it makes no difference, but numerically, if everyone who thought that voted for the same third-party candidate, he/she could win. Plus ballot initiatives will affect you directly, even if the folks who go to Washington continue the same old same old. And you have to cancel out the votes of the people you vehemently disagree with.

I think the point I'm trying to make is that Spock wants you to. Yeah, that's it.

10 Reasons I'm Glad I Attended Comikaze

Monday, November 3, 2014 at 6:00 am


Comikaze Expo is the "other" Southern California geek convention, coming in after Wondercon and San Diego Comic-con. Stan Lee's name is attached to it, though he's not exactly remiss about attaching his name to things, so I'm not sure how much the endorsement is worth. Basically, my feelings were a little mixed at the start. I wasn't sure if I would go or not, and annoyed all involved with indecision about whether or not I was willing to take the drive up to Los Angeles. The balance was tipped by hearing John Barrowman was going to be there. He's been great on Arrow, not to mention his more geek-famous role as the much-beloved Jack Harkness, so I decided to head over to the L.A. Convention Center. All in all, I had a good time and will be going back in a future year. Here are 10 reasons I'm glad I attended.

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