Revoltech Darth Vader Welcomes the Weekend Open Thread

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 7:29 pm

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We probably didn't need yet another company to make Darth Vader, but it happened anyway. A few more things before everyone chips in...

-James Deen is presumably Dick Reckard in this NSFW Blade Runner porn pictorial.

-Bill Nye endorses this time-travel documentary Kickstarter.

-GWAR replaced Oderus Urungus with a woman named Vulvatron.

-David Ayer may do a Suicide Squad movie.

-Laser cannons on planes are already a thing.

-A Top Cat origin movie isn't the movie you need, but the prequel Mexico deserves.

-An L. Frank Baum biopic? Word to the wise - he's a little harder to whitewash than Disney in Saving Mr. Banks.

-Game of Thrones theme, '80s synth-style version, is the best thing today.

99 Red Balloons, as Performed With Balloons as Instruments

Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 11:30 am

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This one guy, on a little YouTube
Covers this song 'cause he's not a rube
Knows it's loved, won't get a yawn
As one by one, viewers log on

Blows up balloons for irony
To play like instruments, you see
It made me post, I gotta say
I like "99 Red Balloons" this way!

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Weird Al, Elvis Costello, Aerosmith and More to Get Simpsons Action Figures

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 12:30 pm

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Following on the heels of having made REM, Kid Rock, Britney Spears and The Who, NECA's celebrity Simpsons line is quietly becoming the best and most diverse source of music action figures since the heyday of McFarlane. In addition to nerd icons Yankovic and Costello, the new series will include Tom Jones - who ought to liven up many a Mars Attacks! display - and the less-musical Buzz Aldrin.

I think my dream celebrity Simpsons figure would be Alan Moore. Can't imagine it would happen, but just take a moment to conceive of the display possibilities.

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Ohio State Marching Band's Impressively Nerdy TV Tribute

Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Videos of Ohio State's marching band frequently go viral, as their elaborate tributes to things like video games and comic books hit the Internet's sweet spot. This past weekend, it was our favorite re-runs that got the tribute. From a large Bart Simpson skateboarding off a ramp to the Lone Ranger's horse Silver galloping across the football field, these living bits of choreography set to theme music tickle the eye and make you wonder how the hell the people on the ground can get so precise that a bird's eye view sees a moving cartoon made of human pixels.

It's a brilliant way to get people who'd never come to sports games otherwise to come support the home team. Or you could stay home and just watch the videos.

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Weekend Hangover: 15+ Stories You May Have Missed - Official Kevin Smith Weed and Cinderella Porn

Monday, September 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

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It's Hangover time again! Start your week right with some of the best reader-submitted stories from the weekend, compiled with the help of Kyle LeClair. We'll start with the official medical marijuana tie-in to Kevin Smith's newest movie Tusk, pictured above.

This week's tipsters include: franciebrady27, Anyone00, Gallen_Dugall, Edwin Santos, SlyDante777, troi, andre_morelo, FakeAssName, skrag2112

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Destiny "Live-Action" Trailer Is Chasing Those Guardians of the Galaxy Dollars

Friday, September 5, 2014 at 2:30 pm

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I know given development timeframes, it is probably a coincidence, but that red coat, gold helmet and smartass wise-cracker underneath them, leading a small team while cranking classic rock on his personal playlist? It feels awfully convenient. In all likelihood, this commercial is probably more Guardians-like than the game. (Anybody else remember when Led Zeppelin music was almost impossible to license for anything?)

It is impressive, though - even if very little of what you see on the screen is technically live-action in any way.

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James and Sean Gunn "Get Grooted" by Mass of Marvel Cosplayers

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 4:20 pm

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So it seems "Grooting" is a thing now - you dance like a baby Groot behind someone's back, and stay perfectly still when they turn to look around.

I'm pretty sure the brothers Gunn are in on the joke, but it's still pretty cool.

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Labor Day Weekend Open Thread - Happy Bustin' Anniversary!

Friday, August 29, 2014 at 7:36 pm

No Hangover Monday as it will be a holiday with light posting. I may borrow the best things I see here (with credit, of course).

Happy 30th, Ghostbusters!

(Amazingly, there are five other videos on Ray Parker Jr.'s Vevo channel. Bet you never knew he had that many.)

Live-Action Remake of "Prince Adam Sings Four Non-Blondes" Meme

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 11:30 am

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Today just turned out to be a day for weird fan fiction somehow. I don't try to have thematically similar posts, but sometimes the Cosmic Enforcers just seem to will it.

So anyway, YouTuber Real T. Dragon decided to direct a live cosplay of that one video where He-Man's even more gaily clad secret identity Prince Adam sings along to Four Non-Blondes. It's not as mind-melting as the versions of that meme which just repeat the chorus for hours on a loop - but it does have a female Furry as Cringer.

Which is something you just can't beat.

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Anime Tribute to Gene Kelly and Singin' in the Rain

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 11:30 am

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Not exactly the mash-up you'd expect, perhaps - but speaking as a long-time cinephile who has also been an advocate for anime for many years, I have to say it warms my heart.

A ghost princess comes upon Gene Kelly's possessed dancing shoes, and the two get together for a little dance routine. It's adorable, and if you're into film history and the concept of geeks from vastly different generations recognizing each other, life-affirming.

That probably makes this sound overly important - but if the Doctor could bring fans together across time periods, I'd like to imagine he'd get them to make this.

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