Sunday, April 23, 2017

Miscellany

Mars Attacks! 50th Anniversary Cards Coming in July – With Autographs

Ah yes, 50 years ago a relatively bizarre set of trading cards made their way into the spokes of children's bicycles around the world....

Zombies Eat Republicans at C2E2!

While touring the floor at C2E2 last weekend, I ran across a booth where they were taking pictures of folks and then turning them...

Katniss Everdeen to be a Barbie

Ken better be watching his back as this August the character of Katniss Everdeen makes a transition from heroine of The Hunger Games film...

Walking Dead Mad Men?

With both The Walking Dead and Mad Men two of the hottest shows on TV, the gang at Barely Political have mashed the two...

Mars Attacks Broadway?

Yes, you read that headline correctly. Topps and IDW Publishing yesterday announced a joint venture in which to bring the classic trading cards (which...

Val Kilmer’s Your Huckleberry …Finn that is

Val Kilmer will be performing a two week stint in a one man show as the Great Storyteller, Mark Twain. Citizen Twain was written,...

Kevin Smith Provides Tough Sh*t and Advice

I have to say actor/director/writer/podcaster Kevin Smith is one of my heroes. Alright, maybe “hero” is too strong a word but I’ve been a...

Human Birdwings Flight a Hoax!

Many of you have no doubt seen the rather incredible YouTube video showing Jarno Smeets flying with a pair of homemade, motorized bird wings that...

Score the Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine on Craigslist?

There are very few iconic vehicles in all of geekdom that immediately jump to my mind: the Batmobile, the Green Hornet's Black Beauty, and...

Holy Arena Shows Batman! Batman Live Hitting the U.S.

What's that? You say you need more Batman? If the comics, movies, or animated series simply aren't enough then you may be interested in...
Geek and Sundry

Felicia Day to Launch Geek & Sundry on YouTube

Felicia Day of The Guild fame (among her other well know genre television work like Buffy the Vampire Slayer) is preparing to launch an...

A German U-Boat? In Chicago?

I took the family to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago today, to see the opening of the new Mythbusters Exhibit attended by the entire Mythbusters gang themselves. We stopped by to see the U-505 Submarine that has been on exhibit at the museum for as long as I can remember (I'm sure Jeff remembers it well). It occurred to me that there are probably not a lot of people in America who have seen a real German U-Boat.

Join the Search for ET at SETILive

SETI is bringing the search for extraterrestrial life home to you. This isn't the same deal where you donate part of your computer's processing time to gathering information, now you'll have to use your own brain power to join in the quest.

One Week Left to Bid for a Walk On Role for We’re Alive

You would have to live under a rock, or in reality just starting to visit the site or listen to our show, to not...
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