Everything Is Terrible! and the Found Footage Festival
are perhaps two of the blog world's grandest purveyors of kitsch, both managing
to capitalize on the general public's appetite for cheese. But they
aren't lackadaisically posting episodes of Saved By The Bell.
Rather, they take some pride in their work by dredging up some
otherworldly clips that even the people who originally made them would
probably have a hard time believing.
Spreading the awkwardness: Mike Bender and Chernack of awkwardfamilyphotos.com will be at this year's Roflcon.
There's a solid chance that if you've ever laughed at anything on the
internet, the party responsible for your lollerskates will be at this
weekend's ROFLCon II at MIT, which kicks off today at 1 pm.
Your mom might not get you, your co-workers might not get you (unless you work here at at the Phoenix), and it's a pretty safe bet most members of the opposite sex really don't get you but, hark, there are people out there who do. Or so ImprovBoston's Geek Week claims. That's right, it's that time of year again. The time when even the pastiest-faced of Level 60 Night Elves put their Alienwares to sleep, crawl out of their parents' basements, and step out into the light.
Fuck and yes.
This is tough to resist: "Super Mario Crossover" enables you to play Super Mario Bros. using the heroes from other NES classics, including Mega Man, Samus from Metroid, Simon from Castlevania, Bill from Contra, and Link from Zelda (or, boringly, you can also use Mario). This is not just a mere cosmetic swap: the characters also retain most of their abilities.
Last Friday night, I finally saw Kick-Ass. Why was I a week late to the party? I wanted to make sure to read the source material first: Mark Millar's series of graphic novels, which are also called Kick-Ass.
I gave Alan Moore's V for Vendetta the same treatment (I went out of my way to read the graphic novel before going to the movie).
Don your protective eyewear -- it's time, once again, for the third annual Cambridge Science Festival: nine straight days of geek wizardry atom-smashed together into one single brain-bending event. Attendees can enjoy (mostly free) demos, interactive experiments, theater productions, art exhibits, and workshops that span the scientific spectrum.
First off: Can we talk about how maybe all this volcano nonsense
is just a cover-up for the fact that Smokey has obviously gotten off
the island? And if the thwarting of Adam Lambert's plan
to shed glitter all over the British Isles is the worst consequence to come of it, maybe it’s not such a bad
thing after all?
Ever since "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" went
viral two years ago, Joss Whedon fans have been clamoring for one
thing: to see this musical tragicomedy transformed into a Nintendo game
circa 1986. Or maybe that's just us. In any case, Doctor Octoroc -- an 8-bit masher-upper who specializes in retro-video-game-inspired art and music -- has made our dream a reality.
Don't worry. That title is a joke. Anya Stroud (at least, that's who we think that blonde woman is) in COG armor does not ruin this game. I think Gears 3 going to be pretty damn awesome. It probably would've been awesome without Anya -- but hey, she's there, and she's changed out of her pencil skirt, put on some armor, and picked up a lancer of her own.
This Spiderman has an important message for cosplayers: stay hydrated!
I've considered going to the New York or San Diego iterations of Comic Con -- you know, the really big Comic Cons -- but, based on how well Boston's Comic Con is doing, I don't think I need to buy a plane ticket for a great experience, especially if Boston's con continues to grow.
I'm not going to lie: the final season is starting to feel like a bit of a chore. It feels as though the story is simultaneously rushing and standing still; I think we probably learned some significant things in that last episode, but mostly it just felt like an absolute slog, marking time for the sake of marking time.
The BBC reports that Mattel is altering the official rules of Scrabble to enable players to gain points for proper nouns: names of people, places, brands, and more.
Pardon my language, but what the fuck is this bullshit? "Proper nouns" is a broad enough category that it seems like someone could conceivably play practically any combination of letters and then find some person, place, or institution making use of it.
Anime Boston, the largest Anime convention in the Northeast, took over the Hynes Convention Center this past weekend. The size overwhelms me every year -- but not this year, since I attended PAX East and AB back-to-back.
No, I don't have an Apple iPad -- so watching CNET's Natali Del Conte dextrously unwrap that device felt strangely voyeuristic. Not that fresh tech is pornographically exciting or anything, but it does kind of give you a thrill seeing it, doesn't it? Just me? OK, then.
I don't even want an iPad, or ... at least, I didn't.
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