Finally, Inevitably, There Is a Porn Haunted House Attraction

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 2:30 pm

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It is, of course, in San Francisco. Billed as something that might scare you and give you a boner, or both (or for Abraxas, Tuesday), Kink.com's Halloween attraction is a

BDSM-inspired, immersive theater/haunted house experience through the basement sets of the world's largest porn studio in the historic San Francisco Armory

Over-the-top production featuring contortionists, nude models body painted by the city's top talent, prosthetics, animatronics, interactive art and a menacing cast of characters
60-minute tours with photo opportunities unlike anything you have seen before. An event sure to become an annual favorite for 18+ fans of horror and adult content

So who's going to be the first to create a fan-fiction haunted house? You know there has to be one coming somewhere.

h/t Julie Scott


Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law: Bullies, Apocalypse and Owning Your Own Bed

Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 8:00 am

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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. And we mean anything. Just be polite when you do.

Hey de ho all. It has been a busy week. As you know LYT and Julia were out for a few days; LYT taught me in about 5 minutes how to resize the pictures that I put into my rants. Now, if he can teach a 58 yr-old, computer-stupid lady how do do this I don't understand why others are either unwilling or not capable of doing the same. It was not rocket science. Anyway, I now know how to resize the photos that I send in with my work for TR. LYT was a member of the clean plate club all weekend. I made chicken with curry, ginger and paprika on it and then baked it, carrots, green beans and twice baked potatos. Another day we made pizza, and of course Sunday breakfast of scrambled eggs, fried potatoes , bacon and sausage. I made my Grampa Franks fried potatoes. I hand cut the potato slices and then fry them with garlic and onions.

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Documentary Mudbloods Covers the UCLA Quidditch Team (Yes, UCLA Has a Quidditch Team)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 2:45 pm

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If we could take this documentary film back in time to the days of the first Revenge of the Nerds movie, I think heads would explode at the confluence of jock aggression and pure nerdery on display in the same place. Not only have dedicated fans turned a fictional sport that involves flying into something real, but as the trailer below shows, they've somehow made it as violent as rugby.

I'm curious to see if enterprising fans can now take that How to Train Your Dragon sport of dropping sheep into baskets into a live-action thing.

Mudbloods is available online as of today. The trailer makes me way more curious than I was before.

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Man Keeps Scaring Co-Worker by Yelling Random Street Fighter Sound Bites

Monday, October 13, 2014 at 1:00 pm

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It's entirely possible that the guy just has Tourette's and wants to document it with his camera. Either that or it's the most insanely specific-yet-lazy video prank ever. And yet it works because it freaks the other dude out every single time.

While for the prankster, it's probably just Tuesday.

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TR Interview: Automata's "Visionary" Director Gabe Ibanez on His Asimov Riff

Friday, October 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

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When I first saw the trailer for Automata, I assumed that it was a big-budget studio release that I'd just somehow missed out on hearing about. It stars Antonio Banderas, and it has top-notch special effects and a fully realized future world. But no - this is a scrappy indie from a first-time feature director, and is probably too weird and brooding for a studio, which is a good thing. Like a kinder, gentler, Blade Runner, it has Banderas going around fixing rogue robots rather than killing them...but it's all against the backdrop of humanity gradually going extinct.

I spoke to Ibanez on the phone during Fantastic Fest. As he is a fast-talker with a thick accent, I cannot vouch for every single word, but I'm pretty sure it's essentially all there.

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JJ Abrams Personally Solves 8th-Grader's Star Wars Math Problem

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Remember the math problem that reader Bob S.'s son Cody wrote, involving JJ Abrams and Star Wars?

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Well, guess who took the time to write back and solve it?

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NYCC: Putting Together a Massive One-Woman Metal Gear REX Costume

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Cosplayer Ruby Taki has been working on this thing for a year, and is now ready to compete for the top prize at New York Comic Con.

Our colleagues at the Village Voice were able to film her putting it all together for a final photoshoot, as frightened dogs and kids who think she's doing Star Wars give her some space. That's pretty freakin' metal, all right.

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Six Things We Learned About Interstellar and Science From the Mobile Game (and Trailers)

Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 6:00 am

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Every few years, science fiction seems to bring us a more serious and realistic view of the future. The sixties had 2001: A Space Odyssey; the seventies gave us the ecological classic Silent Running. With the eighties and the advent of Star Wars-style sci-fi, some of that seriousness was lost in the hopes of entertaining the masses with epic space battles, lasers, robot and romance. Alfonso Cuaron's masterpiece Gravity showed studios that serious, science based fiction could not only fill theater seats, but better yet get the masses to pay for such luxuries as IMAX and 3d. Christopher Nolan's foray into serious science fiction, Interstellar, is following in Gravity's footsteps, with it opening in a few weeks nationwide in traditional, 3d, IMAX, 70mm, and every other modern format imaginable.

The full marketing juggernaut of Paramount is behind the film. If you happen to miss one of the myriad trailer appearing before films, on TV or the Internet, the mobile and browser-based video games will whet your appetite for hardcore science fiction. In fact, we here at Topless Robot spent countless hours playing the games in the Interstellar universe, desperate to find clues into what will really happen in the film. Between the game and the trailers, we think we have a pretty good idea of the shape of things to come. We hope were right; if I have to spend another nanosecond playing that boring-ass video game, my face might melt Toht-style.


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Week-Starter: Vinyl Guardians, Cowboy Game of Thrones, Bob's Burgers Porn and More!

Monday, October 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

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If you-ooooo-oooo...are hooked on the vinyl! Then there's a version of the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack for you.

Here are some other stories you might have missed, if not for the compiling assistance of Kyle LeClair and the tipster powers of Patch999, Gallen_Dugall, SlyDante777, skrag2112, RegularStormy, Rx79immigrant84, troi. Also, I'm experimenting with titles other than Weekend Hangover, just to see if they get better traction. Feeling like maybe positioning this as a kickoff rather than leftover might be more pro-active. We'll see.


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Friday Odds & Ends/Weekend Open Thread: Happy Liefeld Day!

Friday, October 3, 2014 at 6:00 pm

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-Happy birthday to friend-of-TR Rob Liefeld! Here's a big hug.

-Learn why Harry Potter foe Dolores Umbridge is so miserable...in Lego.

-Rush Hour: The TV Show can probably afford Chris Tucker these days.

-Let's clutch at straws and hope Twin Peaks is coming back. Or not...reunion shows aren't usually that great.

-That was fast: Angry Birds has a Star Wars Rebels level.

-The Rock to replace The Hoff in a Baywatch movie?

-A pig steals 18 beers, gets drunk, and fights a cow. Naturally, it's an Australian pig.

-Would you trust Hulk Hogan to drive your Crazy Taxi?