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  • The Coolest Vintage Cthulhu Toys that Never Were Upstart toy company Warpo invites you to take a trip back in time with them to find vintage toy lines that never existed! Their first line, Legends of Cthulhu is based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft with styling from the late 70s and early 80s. You can check out their amazing figures and their awesomely 80’s style TV commercial on their Kickstarter page here. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/warpo/legends-of-cthulhu-retro-action-figure-toy-line On Monday, they unveiled their latest stretch goals; an action figure based on H.P. Lovecraft himself called “The Author” and an incredible 12” Great Old One: Cthulhu. “Many properties have taken inspiration from Lovecraft’s mythos including The Real Ghost Busters and Hellboy but none have been […]

    The Coolest Vintage Cthulhu Toys that Never Were

    The Coolest Vintage Cthulhu Toys that Never Were Upstart toy company Warpo invites you to take a trip back in time with them to find vintage toy lines that never existed! Their first line, Legends of Cthulhu is based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft with styling from the late 70s and early 80s. You can check out their amazing figures and their awesomely 80’s style TV commercial on their Kickstarter page here. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/warpo/legends-of-cthulhu-retro-action-figure-toy-line On Monday, they unveiled their latest stretch goals; an action figure based on H.P. Lovecraft himself called “The Author” and an incredible 12” Great Old One: Cthulhu. “Many properties have taken inspiration from Lovecraft’s mythos including The Real Ghost Busters and Hellboy but none have been […]

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  •   This weekend I’m a press guest of Pittsburghs #1 anime convention—Tekkocon! The events began tonight and continue through Sunday, running the gamut from LARPs to movie showings to card games and everything in between. Every staff member I’ve met thus far has been wonderfully helpful and they’ve really put together a top-notch crew for this year’s convention, held down at the waterfront in the spacious David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Later this week we’ll have more about the convention—a solid rundown of the video game tournaments, interviews with celebrity guests, and some of the story behind the formation of the magnificent 2014 gathering—but in doing the rounds today I found something that people need to know about immediately: TekkoShodown. […]

    TekkoShodown – A Real-Time Massively Multiplayer CCG

      This weekend I’m a press guest of Pittsburghs #1 anime convention—Tekkocon! The events began tonight and continue through Sunday, running the gamut from LARPs to movie showings to card games and everything in between. Every staff member I’ve met thus far has been wonderfully helpful and they’ve really put together a top-notch crew for this year’s convention, held down at the waterfront in the spacious David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Later this week we’ll have more about the convention—a solid rundown of the video game tournaments, interviews with celebrity guests, and some of the story behind the formation of the magnificent 2014 gathering—but in doing the rounds today I found something that people need to know about immediately: TekkoShodown. […]

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  • Fellow geeks and gamers – we’ve all been in similar situations. Friends of ours that are into sports or dance clubs constantly hound us about being a Hobbit(minus the adventuring) because we never go out to loud venues and, instead, choose the private setting of a home in order to take in the latest Dr. Who  episode or to play Magic: The Gathering with friends. For too long geeks have been misunderstood and mislabeled as self-chosen social outcasts. And there may be some geeks out there that DO choose to live completely off the social grid. But that is not who I speak for…. I speak for the geeks that want a place to call our own. I am talking […]

    The Rise of Geek Bars: Dungeons & Drafts

    Fellow geeks and gamers – we’ve all been in similar situations. Friends of ours that are into sports or dance clubs constantly hound us about being a Hobbit(minus the adventuring) because we never go out to loud venues and, instead, choose the private setting of a home in order to take in the latest Dr. Who  episode or to play Magic: The Gathering with friends. For too long geeks have been misunderstood and mislabeled as self-chosen social outcasts. And there may be some geeks out there that DO choose to live completely off the social grid. But that is not who I speak for…. I speak for the geeks that want a place to call our own. I am talking […]

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  • Forge of Honor toys encourage play, imagination – and gamers! Time running out to support Kickstarter plush-toy project.  An innovative line of plush toys aimed at helping children fight bedtime monsters has attracted a welcome supporter: Gamers. Forge of Honor toys launched its colorful plush swords, shields and mini-warriors known as the Targimals on Kickstarter. The toys encourage play, imagination and courage in children. Early on, the startup toymaker realized Kickstarter was beyond comprehension for ordinary parents. Gamers who are parents, however, got it. “I checked out this project a couple of times, and thought it was a neat idea,” writes backer Ghool, who blogs at HandCannonOnline.com. “My daughter came and had a look. It was then that the money […]

    Forge of Honor – Nerd Parents Take Heed!

    Forge of Honor toys encourage play, imagination – and gamers! Time running out to support Kickstarter plush-toy project.  An innovative line of plush toys aimed at helping children fight bedtime monsters has attracted a welcome supporter: Gamers. Forge of Honor toys launched its colorful plush swords, shields and mini-warriors known as the Targimals on Kickstarter. The toys encourage play, imagination and courage in children. Early on, the startup toymaker realized Kickstarter was beyond comprehension for ordinary parents. Gamers who are parents, however, got it. “I checked out this project a couple of times, and thought it was a neat idea,” writes backer Ghool, who blogs at HandCannonOnline.com. “My daughter came and had a look. It was then that the money […]

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  • Greetings gaming fans! There’s currently an IndieGoGo project going on to get some industry gaming pros to GenCon (or PaizoCon), where they can network, run games, and meet the fans. I know what you are saying: “Why should I send someone else to GenCon when I can’t afford to get there myself?” Understood. Money is tight. We all know that. However, note that many of the 3PP publishers want to SEE these folks (Christina Stiles, Owen K.C. Stephens, and Amanda Hamon) succeed. We want it so much, in fact, that we have all banded together with other individuals to initially offer up 52 pdfs to make it happen. For a mere $25, you can get this expanding bundle here. But […]

    Help RPG Authors and Top Reviewers ENDZEITGEIST and KTFISH7 get to GEN CON 2013!

    Greetings gaming fans! There’s currently an IndieGoGo project going on to get some industry gaming pros to GenCon (or PaizoCon), where they can network, run games, and meet the fans. I know what you are saying: “Why should I send someone else to GenCon when I can’t afford to get there myself?” Understood. Money is tight. We all know that. However, note that many of the 3PP publishers want to SEE these folks (Christina Stiles, Owen K.C. Stephens, and Amanda Hamon) succeed. We want it so much, in fact, that we have all banded together with other individuals to initially offer up 52 pdfs to make it happen. For a mere $25, you can get this expanding bundle here. But […]

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  • Having an ugly watch can lead to sadness, sadness leads to anger and anger leads to the Dark Side. Well now Seiko watches have created a range of awesome bracelet watches for all the Star Wars fanatics amongst us. The watches are limited edition and sadly will only be available in Japan, which may as well be Naboo for most of us, as it means we will never get our hands on any of the 6 character designed pieces. However, knowing that they exist somewhere in this galaxy is enough to make me a happy chappy. The six characters selected to be redesigned as a watch are Darth Vader, Yoda, R2D2, Darth Maul, a Stormtrooper and C3PO, probably not because […]

    Star Wars Watches

    Having an ugly watch can lead to sadness, sadness leads to anger and anger leads to the Dark Side. Well now Seiko watches have created a range of awesome bracelet watches for all the Star Wars fanatics amongst us. The watches are limited edition and sadly will only be available in Japan, which may as well be Naboo for most of us, as it means we will never get our hands on any of the 6 character designed pieces. However, knowing that they exist somewhere in this galaxy is enough to make me a happy chappy. The six characters selected to be redesigned as a watch are Darth Vader, Yoda, R2D2, Darth Maul, a Stormtrooper and C3PO, probably not because […]

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  • Take an incredibly talented artist and combine his ability to paint with the creative minds of children and this is what you get.  An awesome book filled with full color pieces of beautifully creative artwork. Monsters, the primary fear of every child (especially at bedtime) is the theme, and these monsters are some of the most original I have ever set eyes upon.  Here’s some additional insight into the inspiration of this book from the author Dave Devries himself: What is the Monster Engine? The Monster Engine is a book, a demonstration, lecture and a gallery exhibition. The premise for all three came from one single question: What would a child’s drawing look like if it were painted realistically? It began […]

    The Monster Engine by Dave Devries

    Take an incredibly talented artist and combine his ability to paint with the creative minds of children and this is what you get.  An awesome book filled with full color pieces of beautifully creative artwork. Monsters, the primary fear of every child (especially at bedtime) is the theme, and these monsters are some of the most original I have ever set eyes upon.  Here’s some additional insight into the inspiration of this book from the author Dave Devries himself: What is the Monster Engine? The Monster Engine is a book, a demonstration, lecture and a gallery exhibition. The premise for all three came from one single question: What would a child’s drawing look like if it were painted realistically? It began […]

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  • Everyone knows just how important it is to be prepared for the apocalypse; especially when it’s the catalyst of such a scenario is caused by zombies. When dealing with the undead you need to make sure that your survival gear is top quality or you will be joining their ranks before you can say, “There’s a Zombie on my lawn!” Ultimate Survival Shotgun Forget axes and cricket bats, when you need to lose a group of zombies on your tail you need to have some heavy artillery. Shotguns are cool and are guaranteed to knock the block off any zombie who ambles your way. The Mossberg 500 pump action shotgun is easy to use and easy to re-load if you’re […]

    10 Gadgets and Gear You’ll Need for the Zombie Apocalypse

    Everyone knows just how important it is to be prepared for the apocalypse; especially when it’s the catalyst of such a scenario is caused by zombies. When dealing with the undead you need to make sure that your survival gear is top quality or you will be joining their ranks before you can say, “There’s a Zombie on my lawn!” Ultimate Survival Shotgun Forget axes and cricket bats, when you need to lose a group of zombies on your tail you need to have some heavy artillery. Shotguns are cool and are guaranteed to knock the block off any zombie who ambles your way. The Mossberg 500 pump action shotgun is easy to use and easy to re-load if you’re […]

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  • It was while I was stuck in a particularly nasty bit of traffic that it dawned on me. What if Zombies really did attack? What would I do? How would it affect me? … … … Would it really be that bad?! The answer wasn’t as simple as you think. We all know why this human destruction of epic proportions shouldn’t happen. There’s the virus/machines/curse/bad day at the office/ that would leave you half rotten and craving the flesh of your own children. There’s the lurching, the smell, the inevitably fight for survival if you haven’t been turned yet. There’s the fact that there would most probably be no internet or new movies. Twitter would have no point and Facebook would […]

    Five reasons why a Zombie Apocalypse won’t be THAT bad…

    It was while I was stuck in a particularly nasty bit of traffic that it dawned on me. What if Zombies really did attack? What would I do? How would it affect me? … … … Would it really be that bad?! The answer wasn’t as simple as you think. We all know why this human destruction of epic proportions shouldn’t happen. There’s the virus/machines/curse/bad day at the office/ that would leave you half rotten and craving the flesh of your own children. There’s the lurching, the smell, the inevitably fight for survival if you haven’t been turned yet. There’s the fact that there would most probably be no internet or new movies. Twitter would have no point and Facebook would […]

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  • Holstee’s mission statement. The Brooklyn, New York–based company sells eco-friendly clothing and accessories.

    The best mission statement… ever.

    Holstee’s mission statement. The Brooklyn, New York–based company sells eco-friendly clothing and accessories.

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  • Things I fear the most:  spiders, walking sticks (bugs), and zombies.  While I know how to deal with the first two threats, I must constantly study how to off a zombie before I become one.  Yet, the hardest part of studying good tactics for a zombie war is that it hasn’t happened yet; there is no comparison to base how one would destroy these creatures.  The only thing we have to prepare ourselves for a possible zombie war is sound logic.  That’s when it becomes necessary to debunk the myths that many horror movies show, however, make no sense when you are really thrust into a world of zombies and survival.  So here are the most basic myths that should […]

    Common Myths to Debunk BEFORE a Zombie War

    Things I fear the most:  spiders, walking sticks (bugs), and zombies.  While I know how to deal with the first two threats, I must constantly study how to off a zombie before I become one.  Yet, the hardest part of studying good tactics for a zombie war is that it hasn’t happened yet; there is no comparison to base how one would destroy these creatures.  The only thing we have to prepare ourselves for a possible zombie war is sound logic.  That’s when it becomes necessary to debunk the myths that many horror movies show, however, make no sense when you are really thrust into a world of zombies and survival.  So here are the most basic myths that should […]

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  • Survival Kilt – A Must Have! The Utilikilts Company All NERD TREK Members and readers: For call-in and in-store purchases only, if stated that you heard about The Utilikilts Company from NERD TREK that will give you 10% OFF your entire order. This is only valid From October 20, 2011 to December 31, 2011. How companies get their start is amazing to hear at times. The Utilikilts Company definitely had a start that was different than most. The founder of Utilikilts is Krash, as he is called. His name comes from his friends because of a saying that they associated with him. “If you don’t risk anything you don’t crash”. Well his friends say he is definitely not scared to […]

    Ulilikilts, a new found freedom and uniform of the free thinker!

    Survival Kilt – A Must Have! The Utilikilts Company All NERD TREK Members and readers: For call-in and in-store purchases only, if stated that you heard about The Utilikilts Company from NERD TREK that will give you 10% OFF your entire order. This is only valid From October 20, 2011 to December 31, 2011. How companies get their start is amazing to hear at times. The Utilikilts Company definitely had a start that was different than most. The founder of Utilikilts is Krash, as he is called. His name comes from his friends because of a saying that they associated with him. “If you don’t risk anything you don’t crash”. Well his friends say he is definitely not scared to […]

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  • ThinkGeek & NERD TREK present the NERDIEST NERD CONTEST!  Grand prize is a $75 gift certificate to use on ThinkGeek.com, Second Place is $50, and Third is $25.   Here’s how to enter: “Like” NERD TREK on Facebook at http://facebook.com/NERDTREK   No purchase necessary. Offer void where prohibited or restricted by law. 1. Eligibility. This contest is open to legal residents of the United States. Must be 18 or older. The user must have a Facebook account and must like NERD TREK on Facebook to be entered. 2. Length. This contest will begin September 16, 2011 and end Monday November 7th 2011. 3. How to Enter. A Facebook account is required to enter this contest. Users need to “like” the NERD […]

    Win a $75 Gift Certificate to ThinkGeek!

    ThinkGeek & NERD TREK present the NERDIEST NERD CONTEST!  Grand prize is a $75 gift certificate to use on ThinkGeek.com, Second Place is $50, and Third is $25.   Here’s how to enter: “Like” NERD TREK on Facebook at http://facebook.com/NERDTREK   No purchase necessary. Offer void where prohibited or restricted by law. 1. Eligibility. This contest is open to legal residents of the United States. Must be 18 or older. The user must have a Facebook account and must like NERD TREK on Facebook to be entered. 2. Length. This contest will begin September 16, 2011 and end Monday November 7th 2011. 3. How to Enter. A Facebook account is required to enter this contest. Users need to “like” the NERD […]

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  • Consider the old saying that perception is 9/10th of reality.  I was never a fan of this saying since it can be such an easy outlet to take everything at face value rather than to seek the truth.  Instead, let us consider that perception is but 1/10th of reality. It is important to note that early Greek philosophers made the common mistake of basing their reality on their often flawed sense perception since they lacked sophisticated scientific equipment capable of measuring and calculating the world around us.  In fact, it was not until thousands of years later that humankind could more accurately calculate and determine atomic structure with microscopes while advanced telescopes were used to ascertain cosmic distance, to name […]

    False Perception- A Modern Philosophy

    Consider the old saying that perception is 9/10th of reality.  I was never a fan of this saying since it can be such an easy outlet to take everything at face value rather than to seek the truth.  Instead, let us consider that perception is but 1/10th of reality. It is important to note that early Greek philosophers made the common mistake of basing their reality on their often flawed sense perception since they lacked sophisticated scientific equipment capable of measuring and calculating the world around us.  In fact, it was not until thousands of years later that humankind could more accurately calculate and determine atomic structure with microscopes while advanced telescopes were used to ascertain cosmic distance, to name […]

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  • PAX 2011 – Day 3 The morning came early. Our team successfully uploaded the GuildWars2 panel videos but it was a late night. We were all tired but had to push forward. We still had a lot of interviews ahead of us. I looked down and saw that the camera wasn’t plugged in, once again. I knew I would never hear the end of it. The day started off slowly. My legs ached from all the walking over the previous couple days. The shower didn’t seem strong enough to push the sleep from my brain. Loveless and I started out the day by finding the booth of a company we had to cancel on previously. It was impossible to make it to every appointment on time […]

    PAX Prime 2011 – Day 3

    PAX 2011 – Day 3 The morning came early. Our team successfully uploaded the GuildWars2 panel videos but it was a late night. We were all tired but had to push forward. We still had a lot of interviews ahead of us. I looked down and saw that the camera wasn’t plugged in, once again. I knew I would never hear the end of it. The day started off slowly. My legs ached from all the walking over the previous couple days. The shower didn’t seem strong enough to push the sleep from my brain. Loveless and I started out the day by finding the booth of a company we had to cancel on previously. It was impossible to make it to every appointment on time […]

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  • Day 2 6 am came early. Waking up after getting to bed just five hours earlier was difficult. The amount of fun I had the day before helped to welcome the morning sun a little easier. I looked over and realized that my camera wasn’t plugged in. Did it come unplugged during the night? No, I just forgot to plug it in again! It’s my main job and I dropped the ball, again. We got into the car and I started driving to the convention center. I made Joe hold my camera while the car charged it. We showed up early and waited to get in. We updated Jonathan on what happened the day before since he missed it. Our […]

    PAX Prime 2011 – Day 2

    Day 2 6 am came early. Waking up after getting to bed just five hours earlier was difficult. The amount of fun I had the day before helped to welcome the morning sun a little easier. I looked over and realized that my camera wasn’t plugged in. Did it come unplugged during the night? No, I just forgot to plug it in again! It’s my main job and I dropped the ball, again. We got into the car and I started driving to the convention center. I made Joe hold my camera while the car charged it. We showed up early and waited to get in. We updated Jonathan on what happened the day before since he missed it. Our […]

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  • I’ve done conventions before, but PAX is a FANS’ convention. I was blown away. Tabletop and video game fans are the coolest. Here is my story day by day: PAX Prime 2011 – Day 1 Planning for today was laid out two weeks ahead of time. We left Loveless’s house at 7am on the nose. Had a great breakfast at Glow’s, and then everything went out the window. We came out from breakfast to a $43 parking ticket! What a way to start the day! Who knew we couldn’t park in the poorly marked parking lot immediately behind the restaurant of choice? That instantly doubled the price of breakfast! We get to PAX and I drop off my colleagues only […]

    PAX Prime 2011 – Day 1

    I’ve done conventions before, but PAX is a FANS’ convention. I was blown away. Tabletop and video game fans are the coolest. Here is my story day by day: PAX Prime 2011 – Day 1 Planning for today was laid out two weeks ahead of time. We left Loveless’s house at 7am on the nose. Had a great breakfast at Glow’s, and then everything went out the window. We came out from breakfast to a $43 parking ticket! What a way to start the day! Who knew we couldn’t park in the poorly marked parking lot immediately behind the restaurant of choice? That instantly doubled the price of breakfast! We get to PAX and I drop off my colleagues only […]

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  • The concept around the extraterrestrials, who come from other galaxies normally referred as aliens, is always been a fascination for mankind. Books, movies, comic books, video games etc have many references to aliens. One time seeing of an Unidentified Flying Objects or UFOs have reached to an epidemic proportion in USA. But scientists always tell that these are mere imaginations, hoaxes and hallucinations of eyes and mind. But over years some theories and facts have been put forward which have even eluded scientists and most rational minds .Thus these have remained a mystery so far. Here is a list of 10 such mysteries regarding ancient aliens. 10 : The Chariots Of The God A German named Erich Von Daniken in […]

    Top 10 Scientific Mysteries Regarding Ancient Aliens

    The concept around the extraterrestrials, who come from other galaxies normally referred as aliens, is always been a fascination for mankind. Books, movies, comic books, video games etc have many references to aliens. One time seeing of an Unidentified Flying Objects or UFOs have reached to an epidemic proportion in USA. But scientists always tell that these are mere imaginations, hoaxes and hallucinations of eyes and mind. But over years some theories and facts have been put forward which have even eluded scientists and most rational minds .Thus these have remained a mystery so far. Here is a list of 10 such mysteries regarding ancient aliens. 10 : The Chariots Of The God A German named Erich Von Daniken in […]

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  •   Today was a very eventful day in the forward movement of my cataclysmic change into nerdom. I learned that Wil Wheaton is a real person. My friends have known this for years and have not included me in this special guild. Curse you all for not sharing in this linear knowledge! So, today I would have the edge and strike first. What is the question that I got to use with my time that was afforded me with Mr. Wheaton? Be careful. It was powerful. Thank you Khilid Yassin. You are the one who gave me the inspiration to continue with my well thought out and deep question. Do you like bananas? My thought was (not knowing the importance […]

    Decoding The Big Bang – Who is Wil Wheaton?

      Today was a very eventful day in the forward movement of my cataclysmic change into nerdom. I learned that Wil Wheaton is a real person. My friends have known this for years and have not included me in this special guild. Curse you all for not sharing in this linear knowledge! So, today I would have the edge and strike first. What is the question that I got to use with my time that was afforded me with Mr. Wheaton? Be careful. It was powerful. Thank you Khilid Yassin. You are the one who gave me the inspiration to continue with my well thought out and deep question. Do you like bananas? My thought was (not knowing the importance […]

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  • We snapped some shots from around the expo for those of you who may have missed it.  If you did attend you might be in one of our shots!  We had a killer time and it was great to meet all the cool people in the gaming industry. [nggallery id=2]

    PAX Prime 2011 – Pics from around the Expo!

    We snapped some shots from around the expo for those of you who may have missed it.  If you did attend you might be in one of our shots!  We had a killer time and it was great to meet all the cool people in the gaming industry. [nggallery id=2]

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  • Any of you that perform Google News searches as much as I do with the keyword “aliens” will know of NASA’s latest rant that reflects their A or B type logic, the same logic that has plagued the human race since the beginning of our short time on Earth.   What NASA presents us with are either of two choices: A) aliens will wipe us out or B) save us from ourselves, i.e., alleviate global warming. Firstly, both choices reflect the egocentric condition of humanity in that we think we are somehow the center of this known universe and that we are, by default, owed a visit by aliens even if they are just passing through.  Isaac Asimov, one of my […]

    NASA’s backward view of aliens

    Any of you that perform Google News searches as much as I do with the keyword “aliens” will know of NASA’s latest rant that reflects their A or B type logic, the same logic that has plagued the human race since the beginning of our short time on Earth.   What NASA presents us with are either of two choices: A) aliens will wipe us out or B) save us from ourselves, i.e., alleviate global warming. Firstly, both choices reflect the egocentric condition of humanity in that we think we are somehow the center of this known universe and that we are, by default, owed a visit by aliens even if they are just passing through.  Isaac Asimov, one of my […]

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  •               B Movies, you either love them or hate them.  I happen to be on the side that loves them.  I once thought I was alone in the strange world of cinematic masterpieces (sarcasm included) when I was a young teenager.  I remember waking up earlier than usual on Saturday mornings to watch Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) with my family and thinking to myself, “Are we the only people that find this hilarious?  Am I alone in a world of grueling films which accidentally bring me to tears laughing so hard, while at the same time, stealing hours of my life?”  Sadly, I began to think this was true as I watched MST3K […]

    Top 10 B movies

                  B Movies, you either love them or hate them.  I happen to be on the side that loves them.  I once thought I was alone in the strange world of cinematic masterpieces (sarcasm included) when I was a young teenager.  I remember waking up earlier than usual on Saturday mornings to watch Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) with my family and thinking to myself, “Are we the only people that find this hilarious?  Am I alone in a world of grueling films which accidentally bring me to tears laughing so hard, while at the same time, stealing hours of my life?”  Sadly, I began to think this was true as I watched MST3K […]

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  • Most people who are avid fans of the zombie genre ( Like myself), seem to pine for the day when most of us cease to be, when roving gangs of the living dead walk the earth.  This is all just fantasy of course, but if for example such a thing as z-day ( zombie day) actually took place as it does in the movies, just how ‘cool’ would it actually be to live in such a world?  After much thought on the subject,  I have to wonder, would anyone truly be able to thrive under these  conditions…comfortably? Anyway here it goes…enjoy. 1. Relatives – If a zombie outbreak did actually occur,  chances are you’d have to kill your own loved […]

    Top 10 reasons why the zombie apocalypse wouldn’t be as cool as most people suggest

    Most people who are avid fans of the zombie genre ( Like myself), seem to pine for the day when most of us cease to be, when roving gangs of the living dead walk the earth.  This is all just fantasy of course, but if for example such a thing as z-day ( zombie day) actually took place as it does in the movies, just how ‘cool’ would it actually be to live in such a world?  After much thought on the subject,  I have to wonder, would anyone truly be able to thrive under these  conditions…comfortably? Anyway here it goes…enjoy. 1. Relatives – If a zombie outbreak did actually occur,  chances are you’d have to kill your own loved […]

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  • There, I said it.  I love the Larper Rap- technically called “Chase dat Gold: the LARP Rap”.  This absolutely genius production was put together by a comedy group calling themselves Vacant Manifesto.  You can learn more about them at www.vacantmanifesto.com.  When I checked out the site it said their servers were down which is a shame since I wanted to check out their other projects and conduct an interview.  LARP stands for LIVE ACTION ROLE PLAYING, basically a bunch of adults put on armor and beat the shit out of each other with padded swords in a field. The Larper Rap is much better than actual Larping and you’ll soon see why. I watched this video at least 300 times after […]

    I love the Larper Rap

    There, I said it.  I love the Larper Rap- technically called “Chase dat Gold: the LARP Rap”.  This absolutely genius production was put together by a comedy group calling themselves Vacant Manifesto.  You can learn more about them at www.vacantmanifesto.com.  When I checked out the site it said their servers were down which is a shame since I wanted to check out their other projects and conduct an interview.  LARP stands for LIVE ACTION ROLE PLAYING, basically a bunch of adults put on armor and beat the shit out of each other with padded swords in a field. The Larper Rap is much better than actual Larping and you’ll soon see why. I watched this video at least 300 times after […]

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  • The TRON suite will be especially appealing to fans visiting Sweden who are looking for the not so ordinary hotel room.  The ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden is kept at a comfortable 5 degrees Celsius and is built entirely of snow and ice.

    ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden offers up cool accommodations

    The TRON suite will be especially appealing to fans visiting Sweden who are looking for the not so ordinary hotel room. The ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden is kept at a comfortable 5 degrees Celsius and is built entirely of snow and ice.

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  • The world has never been more technologically advanced than it is now, but that doesn’t mean that some things haven’t been lost along the way. Many of the technologies, inventions, and manufacturing processes of antiquity have simply disappeared with the passage of time, while others are still not fully understood by modern day scientists. Some have since been rediscovered (indoor plumbing, road building), but many of the more mysterious lost technologies have gone on to become the stuff of legend. Here are ten famous examples: 10. Stradivari Violins One lost technology of the 1700s is the process through which the famed Stradivari violins and other stringed instruments were built. The violins, along with assorted violas, cellos, and guitars, were constructed […]

    Lost Technology

    The world has never been more technologically advanced than it is now, but that doesn’t mean that some things haven’t been lost along the way. Many of the technologies, inventions, and manufacturing processes of antiquity have simply disappeared with the passage of time, while others are still not fully understood by modern day scientists. Some have since been rediscovered (indoor plumbing, road building), but many of the more mysterious lost technologies have gone on to become the stuff of legend. Here are ten famous examples: 10. Stradivari Violins One lost technology of the 1700s is the process through which the famed Stradivari violins and other stringed instruments were built. The violins, along with assorted violas, cellos, and guitars, were constructed […]

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