Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Single Player's Not As Fun In the Game of Life

Sooner or later, Dear Readers, someone from the States is going to impress me with their independent, quirky, nerd loving style. That time is not now. I turn once again to The Great White North in order to find amusement as I have often done in the past. This time it is a pair of Canadian Hosers the likes of which haven't been seen since Bob and Doug. A couple of nerds who sing songs about iPhone obsessions, girls that leave because guys play too many video games, and other assorted Nerd Friendly topics. I'm talking, of course, about the comedy duo Nerds With Guitars.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Sweep the Leg

Okay, let me set the scene for you: A couple of years after the events of The (original) Karate Kid, Johnny Lawrence's parents have another child, and emigrate to Toronto. The Lawrence's second child is a precocious little girl and, desiring nothing but the best for their little one, they decide to change their last name to Simone because the name Lawrence makes people think of guys like this. 25 years or so go by and Johnny's little sister is all grown up, looking good, and sharing her big brother's penchant for creepy skull-oriented face paint. No, seriously, it's creepy. But possibly the best music video I've seen in the last 10 years. No weird subtexts, no bullshit social messages, and no stupid hats. Maybe even the best music video since this one.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Can't Take Sarah to Gallifrey

This is a sad day for me, and probably for most nerds/geeks/dorks. I am on a business trip for the day job and was in meetings, conference calls, and other assorted corporate type things for the whole day. After many many hours of the daily grind I pulled out the sacred  iPhone to see the happy news of the day. But the man there said the music wouldn't play.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Bad Ass, Bad Taste

I know I keep promising a Catman review, and I promise that I'll get around to it, but the Black Ninja post put me into a Kung Fu mood and I wanted to continue to explore that. I found a rough in the diamond over the weekend and wanted to share it with you. Before you go thinking this is a positive review, you should re-read that last sentence. Go ahead, re-read it. I'll wait.

Okay, now do you see where I'm going? Good. Now, as you probably guessed by the above picture, this movie stars a fake Bruce Lee (this one spells it Li) not the real, super badass Bruce Lee. So don't get mislead into thinking this is just one of his earlier efforts. That, my friends, is a primrose path. Let's get started.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Classic Kung Fu Cinema

Okay, I know that I promised you guys a Catman review in my last post. However I could not, in good conscience, go through one more day without telling you, Dear Readers, about one of the greatest films of all time. It's a film that set the stage for The 36th Chamber of Shaolin and Enter the Dragon. It's really that good. That film? Well that film is called Black Ninja, and it's going to kick your ass.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I'm Walking, Yes Indeed...

I had a pretty vivid dream last night about Gandhi and Earl Grey tea. This is similar to a dream I had several years ago that I remember in vivid detail. In both dreams an Indian man was talking to be about drinking tea, and walking everywhere. Such was the vividness that I actually remember smelling the tea as it boiled in the pot (but there was no visible source of heat, so maybe dream radiation?). Anyway, the point is that during our conversation Gandhi told me that I needed to walk more so I could, "See the world the way it is meant to be seen. Also, you have a spare tire." Even my sub-conscious is snarky

Monday, April 11, 2011

Economy Got Ya Down?

So, amidst all the talk of economic recovery we've got some bad news. Gas prices are going up. So are food prices. Wages are not. What's a poor, self-aware citizen to do? First of all, quit bitching so much. You didn't wake up in Fallujah today, and you're home isn't covered in radiation laden sea water (unless I have a bigger international audience than I thought, in which case, I'm sorry for your loss). The second thing you can do is make a couple of subtle, yet powerful changes in your life that won't cost much more than a little bit of your time.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Soon to Be A Grindhouse Classic

Rutger Hauer has long been a Paragon of Geekiness. He's had roles in some of  the SciFi and Fantasy genres most beloved films (and this), plus he's got that cool accent. Now, Dear Readers, he has blessed us with a film that will surely go down in the annals of film lore as the 21st century equivalent of Citizen Kane. What is the name of this film?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

This Thing of Darkness I Acknowledge Mine

This could be my most polarizing post yet. I can honestly see all of my thousands of hundreds of ten readers flying off the handle in fits of complete electronic anarchy as they debate the merits of the film I'm reviewing today. Of course, because my readers hate me, they won't have this war on my comment board. If you guys would like a primer on the different types of venom you might want to spew, please take a look at this. [EDITOR'S NOTE: If you guys do choose to have your war on my comment board, please note that I will delete and eradicate all hate speech. Then I'll probably make fun of you publicly. You have been warned.]

Monday, April 4, 2011

How to Save the World, One Step at A Time

By now, you should know that I am an intrepid wanderer of teh interwebs. You should also know that I'm a big fan of Humanity putting aside its douchebag tendencies and doing something to help the world. To that end, I'd like to discuss one of my favorite websites of all time. Now, I know what a lot of you are thinking, but I assure you, you're wrong. The website I want to discuss is one of those instances where a group of people (well, in this case, many groups of many people) have come together to educate, entertain, and help one another. That website is: