Meanwhile, On Jaimel & Ledon Hate The World…

February 26th, 2010 by Kyle

This week, Jaimel and Ledon get hit on the head and wake up thinking that they’re Wesley Willis

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Holy shmoley! It’s really real!!!

February 24th, 2010 by Dave

Just found this on TechEBlog….

I'm afraid the Death Star is quite operational...

So, the 501st are really advance troops sent here to lul us into a false sense of security that anyone in a stormtrooper outfit is a harmless fanboy. Where the heck do i go to join the Rebellion and get X-Wing flight training?

Actually, this is an awesome pic of Mimas, one of the moons of Saturn, as snapped by the Cassini probe. That big crater is 88 miles wide. Still doesn’t take away from the awesome factor, though.

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Episode 34 Show Notes

February 23rd, 2010 by Kyle

Episode 34: Make “Room” For Wiseau!

Starters:

  • Browncoat Lisa sits in on her birthday
  • Listener Email!

Geek News:

  • From The Hollywood Desk
  1. Kevin Smith – Too fat to fly
  2. Joss Whedon, Morgan Spurlock to team up for SDCC documentary
  3. George Lucas does “massive” reshoots for Red Tails
  4. Breck Eisner says Flash Gordon will have 0% camp, 100% 3D
  5. Cameron says Terminator has run its course, should end
  6. Avatar DVD release date set for Earth Day
  7. Even Cameron says 3D craze is overdone
  • From The Comics Desk:
  1. Changes at DC: Didio and Jim Lee as Publishers, Johns as Chief Creative Officer
  • From The TV Desk:
  1. 340,000 Facebookers demand Betty White on SNL
  2. Shatner to star in “Shit My Dad Says” sitcom pilot
  3. Supernatural renewed for 6th season
  • From The Gaming Desk:
  1. Koreans use sausages as iPhone styluses
  2. PS3 gets digital recorder
  • From The Cellar:
  1. Facebook users log in to wrong website, are dumb. FB is new AOL
  2. Russian geeks found Gadget Hackwrench-worshipping religion
  3. Twilight “Manilows” for lonely, lonely geekgirls
  4. Airborne Mitt Romney uses Vulcan nerve pinch on Skylar Gordy

5-Minute Review:

  • The Wolfman: Verdict – “Meh”

New Release Tuesday:

Stuff You Should Know About


Interview

  • We interview independent filmmaker Tommy Wiseau
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Episode #34: Make Room for Wiseau!

February 23rd, 2010 by Kyle

[podcast]http://www.npccomics.com/podcast/gt/GT_ep34.mp3[/podcast]

Geek Tragedy welcomes the 21st Century cult film legend, Tommy Wiseau! Hang out for the 5 minute review of The Wolf Man and Stuff You Should Know About, and then stick around for the greatest GT interview… Of. All. Time!

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A Special Welcome For Dave

February 22nd, 2010 by Kyle

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A fellow Scotsman, also new to Twitter, wants to tell Dave how awesome Twitter really is!

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Let’s skip the shunning…

February 22nd, 2010 by Dave

…and go straight to the self-loathing and guilt. Yes, I am on Twitter now, and I’ve been Tweeting up a storm.

Am I now a Twitter convert? No, I still see it more as a PR tool than anything else. But that doesn’t mean I’m not having fun following people whose works I admire and enjoy. I’m also enjoying following some of our listeners.

So, follow me on Twitter @runescryer. If anything you can call me a hypocrite for bashing Twitter yet using it myself. It’s not the first time I’ve eaten crow and I’m sure it won’t be the last.

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Kirsten Dunst, McG, Akihabara, The Vapors

February 20th, 2010 by Kyle

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Easily the coolest, weirdest YouTube video I’ve seen all month!

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WHY????!!!!????

February 19th, 2010 by Dave

My brain just exploded.

Apparently, a Twi-Hard went and saw ‘The Wolfman’. She did not like what she saw. She was so upset, she sent an email to George Roush at LatinoReview.com to express her dismay.

Here is the letter in it’s entirety, sans shirtless pics of Taylor Lautner.

“To whom this may concern:

This movie was a complete waste and I feel that it offends ALL Twilight Fans around the world, that including myself. For one, it was a COMPLETE remaking of the Wolf Pack from the Twilight Saga: New Moon. It gives the werewolves a bad name and makes them look like some deformed mutation of a rabid dog. I actually started to like werewolves after seeing Jacob Black and all his awesomeness on the big screen at the movies. That was until I saw your crappy remake of what you call to be a “were wolf”. I don’t see how you live with yourself for making it the way you did. If I made this movie, I would be ashamed to even admit that I owned it. How can a werewolf be killed with a silver bullet? Better yet, have you saw the transformation of the man that is “supposed” to be the wolf? He sits in some chair and his entire body turns in to some mutated freak. If you would watch the transformation of Jacob Black, (Taylor Lautner) he doesn’t come close to looking as fake, cheap and or mutated as the wolf man.  You tell me, who looks to be the better werewolf. Your stupid Wolf Movie didn’t even make the top Movie for the charts; Valentines Day WITH TAYLOR Lautner! Get that this is MY oppinion and I felt I wanted to express it because I saw that your email was on your site. I wanted to let you know this is what i thought of the wolf man that sucks.
FREAKIN LAUTNER DID!

TEAM JACOB- cuz hes a REAL WEREWOLVE!

Regards:  Kayla Patterson”

Please note how her argument is lent extra weight through her use of capitalization and bold letters. Because as any internet poster can tell you, ALL CAPS is cruise control for ‘win’.

Yes. I intentionally left in the girl’s name because she deserves to be mocked, shunned, laughed at, and ultimately not allowed to reproduce in order to keep her from polluting the gene pool. Actually, I’m surprised that she hasn’t gone off on Bram Stoker for inventing a time machine to steal the idea of vampires from Stephanie Meyer in the future.Although I am not really much of a religious person, I believe that the very fact that this girl is alive, breathing, and has access to the internet proves that if God does exist, He really doesn’t give two farts about us.

Yes, I am being excessively cruel and smarmy here. I’m letting my anti-social side vent my nerd rage.  And in this case, it’s warranted. Twilight is not just extremely bad writing, even judged by the teenage girl literary standard, it is damaging to the self-esteem of the girls that read it. Years from now, when they get attracted to the dark, brooding guys who ‘are just like Edward’ that turn out to be abusive to them, they’re going to stay with these tools because they’ve been conditioned to believe that love can change someone from a physically and/or verbally abusive jerk into a loving partner. “Bella’s love changed Edward and they ended up together, so I just need to love Johnny more and he’ll stop hitting me.”

And let’s not even start on the inane horror that is the fourth book. I’m still trying to recover the 4d6 SAN points I lost just by having the 4th book summarized to me.

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Another Step Towards Human Obsolecence

February 17th, 2010 by Dave

So, I found this article and video on Endgadget.

That’s right. Someone built a robot using  LEGO Mindstorm sets and programmed it to solve Rubik’s Cubes.

And it does it in 12 seconds or less. Consistently.

Be honest, how long did it take you to solve a Rubik’s Cube? And without using a screwdriver to pop out a corner block to reassemble it or re-attaching all the labels?

The creative puzzle solving capability displayed here is really impressive. I wonder how hard the programming was. More than likely, a custom program had to be written because I doubt that the packaged Mindstorm program could handle it.

Awesome job to all involved with that.

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Episode 33 Show Notes

February 16th, 2010 by Kyle

Episode 33: Kyle’s New Girlfriend

Starters:

  • Introducing Jen!
  • Shoutout to Dave Gray of Aussie Geek Podcast
  • Reminder about Dave on SFS
  • Dave watched Metropolis screening

Geek News

  • From The Comics Desk
  1. Mark Millar to direct unnamed superhero movie
  2. Stan Lee and Edgar Wright talk Ant Man movie
  3. Barbara Marcus of Scholastic may be new DC Publisher
  • From The Hollywood Desk
  1. Terminator rights sold to a hedge fund called Pacificor
  2. George Lucas sues billboard company Skywalker Outdoor
  3. Palestinians paint themselves blue, stage Avatar-inspired protest
  4. Vin Diesel to come back for third Riddick movie
  • From The TV Desk
  1. Reruns of Law & Order SVU get twice Leno’s ratings at Wed. 10PM
  2. Mexican TV won’t air South Park episode offensive to Mexicans
  3. Simon Pegg says no more Spaced. “Nobody wants to see a 40 year old Tim and Daisy. They have kids and a mortgage. There was a time for Spaced. This isn’t it… Spaced was about being lost between youth and adulthood. That was the crux of the show. We got old and as such outgrew the crux”.
  • From The Anime Desk
  1. New in stores in Japan – Evangelion spandex bike shorts
  2. New in Akihabara – Bunny Girl Cafes
  • From The Cellar
  1. RIP Veoh
  2. Ron Jeremy says porn is immoral – if you pirate it
  3. Polish newspaper thinks “Pedobear” is the 2010 Olympic mascot
  4. American Pie copycat burns his weener
  5. Robert Llewellyn reveals address, cell phone company username on Twitter
  6. Green Ranger vs. Muscles From Brussels

New Release Tuesday

Spinner Rack Wednesday.

Pick of the Week

Comics Arrest Warrants

  • We follow in the footsteps of Henry Fielding by issuing arrest warrants for infractions against comics

Stuff You Should Know About:

Remake Corner

Madness In Three Dimensions

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