I know you've been missing a fan fiction feature. I have heard you. I just never wanted to infringe on Rob's style.
This is my way of bringing it back, and we'll see how it goes. I'm gonna bring it in multimedia fashion, with the deets in shorthand, and the video of my reading it aloud if you wish to proceed any further.
If you want to submit fan fiction for me to read, please send it - or a link to it - to toplessrobot-at-gmail-dot-com with subject line "Read my Fanfic!"
And if you're ready for the first edition, proceed at your own risk...More >>
I think this guy, Chris Sanders, is kidding when he rates the ten sexiest Pokemon. I hope he is. But the damnedest thing is that I'm really not so sure, because he commits like a mofo to the topic.
Is it because he's a good actor, or that my standards for humanity have dropped in the past year? If not one of those two, I have to believe he really does want to Squirtle with his chinpoko, mon.
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Seth Rogen finally has the role of a lifetime - and it's Kim Kardashian.
And that's a name I never, ever planned on typing into this blog. But if that's the hurdle through which we must jump to see Rogen and his pal James Franco making out while at least one of them is totally shirtless - something even This Is the End didn't deliver - well, I don't see how it's avoidable. I've kept away from the actual version of this video, choosing to remember Kanye West favorably as the guy who did "Jesus Walks." Thanks to Rogen and Franco, who recreated his latest video shot-for-shot, I now know he has somehow become really terrible.
On the plus side, again, he inadvertently gave us a Franco/Rogen makeout. And you know he must like that, because he's a gay fish.
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Dr. Piers D. Britton, associate professor of Visual and Media Studies at the University of Redlands, literally wrote the book on Doctor Who - it's called TARDISbound, and encompasses not only the TV show, but also the audioplays and novels. Described as an expert on the subject, he has also been teaching a class about our favorite Time Lord's role as part of a global transmedia institution and a transformational figure who allows viewers to experience their own multiple realities.
With the fiftieth anniversary episode coming this weekend, we could hardly miss a chance to ask the expert for his take, and it's fair to say I had a good talk with great Britton on just what it is that's at the heart(s) of the show's appeal - and whether he could imagine a female or black Doctor any time soon.More >>
You're most likely a fraud. Yes, you. Sitting at your keyboard. You've watched some amount of anime, and you think the term "J-Rock" holds some kind of meaning for you. Whether it brings back nostalgic memories of your favorite shojo theme song, or flashes of Shonen Knife music set to Power Puff Girls clips on Cartoon Network, chances are, you have a favorite. Or you think you do, anyway.
Well, its time to throw out those rose-tinted glasses and get real - most of that stuff is garbage. Complete ass. I bob my head to the Evangelion theme song just like everybody else, but I'd never pay money to see it performed live. Nor do I have any interest in buying an entire album by whoever wrote that syrupy nonsense.
But guess what? There's actually a ton of J-Rock that's totally relevant, substantial and genuinely excellent music that doesn't need the crutch of anime to hold it up. We've got eight to start you off.
And no, I do not mean Gackt.More >>
i remember my high school English teacher announcing, "There's gonna be a new Monty Python movie! It's called The Fisher King!" Ahh, teachers. What they don't know could fail you on an exam. But this reunion, minus Zombie Graham Chapman, seems pretty legit - why, the one who needs the money most, Terry Jones, says it's happening! Seriously, a formal announcement is expected Thursday with more details.
So now a whole new generation of drama geeks will grow up doing terrible falsetto English accents and thinking they're hilarious for it. Just to try to be remotely preemptive here: The Pythons are funny because they're FUNNY, not because they're English and sometimes dress like women. If that were all it took, people would verbally impersonate Benny Hill, instead of just remembering Yakity Sax.
What would you want to see in a Monty Python tour - the stuff you've memorized by heart, or some actual new material?
Lego builder Jeff Cunnigham specializes in creating full over-the-head masks that you can wear, seeing out the eyes and everything: He's made Captain America, Santa Claus and even a giant Lego zombie. But this one is above and beyond - a Lego clown suit complete with gloves, shoes, and even removable glasses. The great thing about it is that even as this creation could make you shit a brick if you encountered it in a dark alley, you know the guy wearing it is going to have a whole lot of trouble running after you.
And that's a relief, because a slap from those mitts would hurt like hell.
Occasional TR tipster Chris Ward has had a lifelong obsession with Pac-Man that almost certainly beats yours - he got the yellow guy permanently inked on his skin, he uncovers Pac-pornography, and for most of his life he has owned a Pac-Man machine from Coney Island that's approximately the same age he is. He's moved it through multiple states and flights of stairs like you freakin' well should if you own something this awesome.