The Pokemon Pick-up Lines You Probably Shouldn't Use

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 4:52 pm

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With Comic-Con coming up, I thought this could serve as a useful reminder.

Rehearsed pick-up lines generally don't work too well anyway...but basing them on your mutual cosplay, though it might seem like a good idea for a milisecond, can lead to disaster - especially since the male nerd mind will often gravitate to bad sex puns without even thinking about it too hard.

Huh-huh. "Hard." See?

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The Room's Tommy Wiseau Is Now an Underwear Salesman

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 2:47 pm

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For a guy who supposedly made his mysterious fortune selling clothes, I'll say this: Tommy Wiseau's fashion sense is certainly the equal of his directorial talents. But at least for all of you who demanded to own garishly colored briefs with the name "Tommy Wiseau" on them, which is exactly nobody, the product exists now.

Here's why this is yet another instance of the unlikely auteur coming off clueless: as fans of The Room know, there is an ENTIRE SCENE centered around underwear in the movie, which culminates in the creative use of the phrase "me underwears." If, instead of putting his name on these undergarments, Wiseau had simply had the sense to write "Me Underwears," people would actually buy that.

Instead, he has made a joint commercial for both the briefs and his never-gonna-happen sitcom The Neighbors. Like everything he does, it's hilariously overacted and paced about as well as a drunk running the New York marathon, featuring Wiseau as a character named "Ricky Rick" who likes "Tommy Wiseau" products. But you have to see it...


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COMIC-CON EXCLUSIVE REVEAL: Saturday Night Live Seth Meyers Weekend Update Bobble Head

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 10:00 am

Once again, our friends at Entertainment Earth have given us the scoop...

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Really? A Seth Meyers bobble head? Yes! The longtime head writer of Saturday Night Live news parody "Weekend Update," anchor, and late-night TV staple is here to bring you the news of the day as this Saturday Night Live Seth Meyers Weekend Update Bobble Head from Bif Bang Pow! Ask him anything and he'll nod his head enthusiastically!

San Diego Comic-Con runs from July 24-27, 2014. Come see us at booth 2343 to get the Saturday Night Live Seth Meyers Weekend Update Bobble Head - Convention Exclusive! Price: $14.99


Shoot Your TV - But Set For Stun - With ThinkGeek's Phaser Remote

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 5:00 pm

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Next time The Big Bang Theory comes on, don't just yell at the TV - fire at it with a fully accurate phaser to change the channel! Sculpted from 3D scans of the last known actual phaser prop from classic Star Trek, Captain Kirk's favorite weapon (besides his naked chest, that is) features 10 sounds, 38 programmable commands and "tactile force-feedback," whatever that is (some kind of vibration, I assume - which makes me shudder to think what non-remote functions this might also be used for).

The phaser remote will be revealed at San Diego Comic Con on July 23 and can be experienced first-hand at ThinkGeek's booth (#3849). It's also an essential part of your Starfleet Elvis cosplay.

Holy Generic Article About a Burt Ward Action Figure, NECA!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 10:00 am

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I just opened my 18" Batman, and his leg fell off, which makes me more upset about this news than I'd normally be.

Some of you, however, have surely been longing for a toy of a teenage boy in tights who packs all eighteen inches. The alternate-hand accusatory pointing finger is a nice touch.

The 26 Goofiest Moments in the Darkman Sequels

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

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Sam Raimi's Darkman recently got the deluxe Blu-ray treatment from Shout! Factory, and as well it should have. (I wrote about it over at the Village Voice.) Perhaps not so surprisingly, it doesn't look like the film's straight-to-video sequels Darkman II: The Return of Durant and Darkman III: Die Darkman Die will be getting the similar Blu-ray love anytime soon, at least not domestically. But the movies do have their charm, particularly given the diminishing returns of low-budget sequels in those days. (Yeah, you, Robocop 3.)

I should mention that "goofy" is not a pejorative term in this case. We are here to celebrate goofiness, not shun it.


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Top-Down Smackdown: Worst. Pay-Per-View. Ever?

Monday, July 14, 2014 at 5:00 pm

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If WWE is really serious about trying to boost network subscriptions, they really should have kept the free preview going through next weekend. For one thing, it would allow the casual fan to really see what it's like to get pay-per-views included. For another, I can't imagine any but the most die-hard fan actually shelling out money for Battleground.

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Guillermo del Toro's The Strain SPOILER Thread

Monday, July 14, 2014 at 8:00 am

This is an experiment. We may not do this every week, depending on the response.

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For now, this appears to be a modern take on the Dracula tale. How do you like it thus far?

Weekend Hangover: From Doctor Who to Fart Odors, 18 Stories You Might Have Missed

Monday, July 14, 2014 at 6:00 am

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Whatup, Holmes?

Ian McKellen as a 93 year-old Sherlock Holmes may see long life as a benidiction, but we have to wonder if he still wants to cum a batch. This was but one of the weekend thread stories you might have missed, compiled with the aid of Kyle LeClair, and now it's time for the rest. Tipsters this week include skrag2112, Gallen_Dugall, Citrus King, CobraCommander, NOT.DrAbraxas, brownkidd, Anyone00, scockery, DrAbraxas, SlyDante777, fury_cartoon, donnaryoko,andre_morelo

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Weekend Open Thread: Asylum Hercules, French Dallas and Lego Cable Hands

Friday, July 11, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Yes, there WILL be a weekend hangover post on Monday. I don't know if y'all really missed it or not.

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I give the Asylum a lot of credit on this one - they're not just ripping off a Hercules movie, but specifically ripping off a Hercules movie starring an ex-WWE guy.

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