Monthly Archives: July 2014

Press Start To Get Engaged

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I love geeky proposals! The dinner engagement and the jumptron “Will you marry me” are both entirely overdone. It’s lovely to see a guy – or, in this case, a girl – get creative and incorporate something special into his delivery. You never know; if he wasn’t certain before, Mario & Princess Peach might have pushed him over the edge.

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Batman vs. Superman: Wonder Woman Under Fire

Superhero fans have been upset about this movie since (at least) Ben Affleck was cast as Batman. I have my reservations about Affleck, but he’s looking pretty good so far…

The first footage of Batman vs. Super: Dawn of Justice debuted at Comic-con this week to mixed reviews. Surprisingly, the hero that most concerns me is Wonder Woman.

Gal Gadot is a beautiful actress, and I’m sure she’ll play a great Wonder Woman, but look at the costume design:

She looks amazing, and her costume looks familiar… but that familiarity isn’t Wonder Woman…

Which one do you think she looks most like?

The right one, right? When did Xena, Warrior Princess join the DC Universe? I’m beginning to think this film is one big attempt to troll the geek community. It’s like a train crash, though; I can’t help but want to know more about it.

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The Weakest Link

Weird, huh? Puppets on the Weakest Link. This is one of my favorite game shows! Anne’s head mistress character is hilarious. However, I love the dynamic of this game. You could have the greatest recall of trivial knowledge and still lose! The key to winning the game is to consistently. clearly not be… the weakest link.

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He Ain’t Gone Do It, Ash

Adorable piece of geek swag! Pokemon meets Vine

 

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Burn Down Your House Barbie

I was at work the other day shopping online for Barbies – in other words, bored – and my co-worker and I got into a discussion about Barbie’s many gimmicks over the years. A few Barbies I’ve owned were Pilot Barbie, Pop star Barbie (with the Think Pink cassette tape), and Jewel Hair Mermaid Barbie. Mattel apparently got really creative in the mid-1990s…

This was likely one of the first Barbies I ever had. I can’t even remember when I got her. Possibly a hand-me-down.

My coworker, only slightly older than me, brought up a Barbie doll that I’d nearly forgotten. In 1993, Mattel released a rollerblading Barbie doll.

I guess rollerblades alone weren’t interesting enough because these Barbie rollerblades sparked fire when they rolled! What group of toy-making executives approved giving dressed up lighters to children? I wonder how many home caught on fire because Barbie was skating on a flammable surface.

You can buy a Hot Skatin’ Barbie for about $20 on eBay right now.

There is this awesome series on YouTube called EPIC Fail Toys that examines toys that were, well.. not thought through properly. If you’re ever bored and online, these are some interesting videos to watch.

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Comic History 101

IGN has compiled a host of videos explaining the origin & stories of many beloved – yet not-so-well-known – comic book characters. This is a great way for comic book novices (such as myself) to learn more about them. Check it out!

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A sci-fi film with its eyes on reality: Watch the deleted scene from “I Origins” that features a TEDx Talk

I love #TedTalks! They’re a great way to spend an afternoon. Learn something! http://www.ted.com/talks

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Molecular biologist Ian (aka Michael Pitt) stares at a billboard of a pair of green eyes in Mike Cahill's film "I Origins." Photo: Fox Searchlight Molecular biologist Ian (played by Michael Pitt) stares at a billboard of a pair of green eyes in Mike Cahill’s “I Origins.” The film explores iris recognition technology, and a TEDx talk helped Cahill do research. Photo: Fox Searchlight

Mike Cahill’s new film I Origins is technically science fiction. But the technology in it is firmly rooted in reality.

A mind-twister of the highest order, I Origins tells the story of a molecular biologist, Ian (played by Michael Pitt), who studies the iris of the eye, a part that is unique for every individual. His lab partner makes a startling discovery—that a young girl in India has the exact same iris pattern as someone Ian loved deeply. It’s a statistical impossibility that leads him to wonder: Could this be reincarnation?

Cahill got the first tingle of the idea for this film after hearing the story of National Geographic’s “Afghan…

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‘Mortal Kombat X’ Roster Receives Raiden

I’m super excited about Mortal Kombat X! It was one of my favorite moments of E3. Good to see Raiden is in it!

Being A Geek

There is nothing more fun than having an obscure obsession about something, then finding someone else who likes it too! It’s what I believe finding your soulmate feels like.

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