Friday, December 31, 2010

This Is The Sexiest Star Wars Print I've Seen In A Long Time...A Long Time...

Click to Embiggen

Created by artist Cat Staggs. I can totally see this painted on the side of a ship. Or on my wall. Either one ;-)

2011 Warcraft New Years Resolutions ;-)

I love The Daily Blink.

And there are so many things on this list that I find awesome and hilarious, I had to repost it here.


p.s. If Felicia Day can get him to Nathan Fillion to Alan Tudyk, I kinda wanna just stop at the hugging Nathan Fillion part. But that's just me. ::grin::

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

If You've Ever Wanted a Crysknife...



Since this resin and leather Crysknife replica is handmade, I'm willing to say I can wait till next Christmas for mine.

But not a day longer.

via DeviantArt

Monday, December 27, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Fifth Element In Minimates. Want!


It's another day here in Los Angeles, and to quote Leeloo "Rain falls."

So, in honor of Day 6 of the Great Rain, I thought I'd give a little love to these custom minimates based on The Fifth Element.

Made by Luke Porter, they're good enough to make me wish they were real. Especially the Diva. I'll admit. I like the Diva best. ::grin::

via Has Boobs, Reads Comics via The Fwoosh

Idle thought.

My middle of the night wander had me awake at 4:45.

Hopped on Wow, got a couple dailies done and got the server reset message.

15 minutes wait.

So, here I sit, by only the light of the laptop at 5:25, listening to the rain fall outside and catching up pn Google Reader.

It's nicely calm.

...and not something I could have imagined when I was a kid.

Well, save for the rain. I do love the sound of the rain.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Monday Squee: Kissing Disease You Can Give Your Friends.

I'm a sucker for cute things, but when you make cute things that are also scientific -- I'm totally hooked.

These are the Petri Dish Plush Giant Microbes from ThinkGeek. I opted for the Kissing Disease version.




I should mention, they're also on sale. ::grin:: 

Friday, December 17, 2010

The #BoobieWed Geek Girl Edition Calendar. Geek Girls Take It Off For Breast Cancer Awareness.


This is the #BoobieWed Geek Girl Edition Calendar.

If you’re not familiar with Boobie Wednesday on Twitter, the goal of #BoobieWed to help raise money and awareness to fight breast cancer as well as be a little playful about it.

So, in the spirit of fun and making a difference, Natali Heuss of Uber Dork Cafe wrangled geek girls from all over Twitter  and asked them to pose in their best geek babe pin up style. You can read more about Natali and the story behind the creation of the calendar here.

Proceeds from the calendar go to support the Young Survival Coalition and Feel Your Boobies and all geek girls involved donated their time and efforts to the project.

Oh and, for those of you wondering -- yes, I'm in it. ::grin::

A few more details:

The calendar includes:

  • Over a year’s worth of awesome women proudly displaying their geek and their girlie.
  • Monthly reminders to self examine
  • Major (and not so major) Con dates printed right on it

Geek Girls involved:

Amy RatcliffeCarie SmallChelsie TinordiGeek Girl DivaJennie ZellsJessie GurdKara EvansKatie DoyleKristin Reilly- Geek Girls NetworkLisa ManglassMaria PNatali Heuss- Uber Dork CafeNicole WakelinRuth LoveCraft

You can buy it for just $15 here and help support geek girls, boobies and some awesome organizations.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

There are days...

...that are hard. Today is one of them.

I know it's silly, but I just dealt with an hours worth of guild drama with people I play Warcraft with.

I cried during most of it.

I have no idea if that makes me a geek or just too damn sensitive.

But, it still sucks.

I need a good diversion.

Via http://www.flickr.com/photos/24317971@N00/with/2281426781/


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dear Annie Barrett at the Entertainment Weekly...(a rant)

Maybe I'm showing my age a bit here, and if I am, oh well.

Will Ferrell & John C. Reilley have a new video over at Funny or Die for the holidays. It's a parody of the original David Bowie/Bing Crosby duet of Peace on Earth and Little Drummer Boy from back in the 70's.

I liked it. That's not at issue here. I understand parody and this was really well done. Not to mention, highlights them as singers.

But what irritates me is this reaction by Annie Barrett over at Entertainment Weekly.

Using terms like "eerie" and "mind blowing" makes it sound like this was some sort of joke when Bowie and Crosby did it back in the 70's. It wasn't. It was a holiday special (which we seemed to have a lot of back then) and, while it was an odd pairing (there's a Washington Post story that has a lot of detail on how it came together), it created one of the best duets around.

Y'know, Annie. It's easy to mock something as "weird" or "eerie" when you likely aren't old enough to know what it meant to those of use who were there or understand that a lot of us watching knew Crosby had died just before this aired, so it had additional meaning. But I'm sorry you don't get just how cool this duet was for us who saw this the first time around. Because it was really something special.

/rant

Now, that said, here's both of them. The singing's better on the original, but Ferrell and Reilley are pretty kick ass.






Monday, December 13, 2010

Doctor Who Dalek Car Decals. OMG.

There are times that I feel a little left out or wistful when I see those family car decals on minivans because, since I never plan to have kids, I have no reason to have one on my car.

Until now.



Lemme do a close up. ::grin::



p.s. A friend of mine snapped this while he was on vacation in Florida. I have no idea who makes them, but I want them. So if you have any info, please, please, please let me know.

Update: Found this on eBay. Looks like the one ;-)


GGD Wishlist: Doctor Who iPhone Cases.

I'm not awake yet, but I saw these and wanted to share.

These new Doctor Who iPhone cases from Underground Toys may actually make me buy an iPhone.

::drool::



Friday, December 10, 2010

A New Drunken Geek Party Game? I Think So ;-)

This made me laugh. Then it made me want to go get my dice.

It may be the most awesome new drunken geek party game ever.


::grin:: I loved me some John Kovalic. Geeks Rule.

via Dork Tower/get the Dork Tower Feed (hinthint)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hot, Female Warcraft "Pro" Explains "Cataclysm" (My brain melts) Updated*

I..um..I..seriously?

Part of me wants to get angry and rant about the fact that videos like this are one of the reasons people don't take girls playing Warcraft seriously.

But part of me is so utterly fascinated that this even exists that I just...can't..think.



Someone has to tell me who this chick is. I'm betting she's some sort of porn star trying to "titillate" her male followers. But I think porn stars are smarter than this young lady.

Thanks for the tip @TheSpeakman. I'll kill you later for hurting my head.

Update at 3:00: Wow, news already. Apparently this was real. She actually got mentioned on Attack of The Show and she's happy about it.


I Can Buy Happiness: It's An Electronic Butterfly In A Jar

Sometimes something can be so simple, yet amazingly beautiful.

This is the Electronic Butterfly In A Jar from ThinkGeek.



It's a butterfly. In a jar. That you can watch and enjoy and won't die. You don't have to trap it and you don't have to feed it and you get to feel like a little kid all at the same time.

It's also only 20 bucks and come in 4 different butterfly varieties.

Geek. Girl. Joy.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Hang Over Monday: Grant Imahara Can Build Me A Robot That Wears A Bra That Shoots Grappling Hooks?

One of the things I like best about Twitter is the fact that, if you're in the mood to chat, you're usually able to find an interesting conversation. If you add the fact that I follow a bunch of geek girls like Star Wars blogger Bonnie Burton, awesomely naughty fellow Nerd Approved bloggers Amy Ratcliffe &  Jill Pantozzi, and Mythbuster Grant Imahara -- well, odds are good that the conversation will go from "interesting" to raucous in no time.

Since I'm really not awake enough for a "serious" post and there's a recap of some of the real life antics later -- I'll just link a few tweets, suggest a couple hash tags and let you guys decide who did what ;-)

Tweet most likely to get @grantimahara the most "reminder" tweets and product suggestions:



Hashtags that will likely get used as evidence: #geekgirls #geeklingerie

Best shameless request for product that just might work:



Tweet most likely to inspire. ;-)


And, finally, the tweet that sums it all up for me.



Much love and many thanks to @bonniegrrl, @grantimahara, @amy_geek, @thenerdybird & @geekyjessica (plus all the other folks who got in on the action) for a lot of fun this weekend ;*

Now, where's my coffee....

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Things That Caused Me To Make Noise This Morning (Updated and now NSFW ::grin::)

Neither of things is related, and yet they both caused me to make some really unique noises this morning.

Update: I just saw this. I have no number for it. It's definitely not SFW, hilarious and makes me think the Germans are wayyyyyyyy more laid back than most people may think.

Below is an ad for a new German video game called "Cock Out" in which you battle AIDS by putting on a special "e-condom" and shaking your penis around.

I kinda want to dub this video to "Whoomp! There is is and see if it works....




(via Buzzfeed)

Thing #1 

The new Living Dead Dolls set is called "Things With Wings". I think it needs to be subtitled "OMG NEED". Actually, I think I can safely say "Mine!"



(I know it says coming in May of next year, but given my experience with how these sell, I think it'll pre-sell out way before that. So if you want it, I'd suggest pre-ordering since you don't actually pay till it arrives in May.)

Thing #2

Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw at The Escapist. This is definitely not SFW. Not only because of the language, but because of the insane amount of laughter that will ensue, causing your co-workers to wonder what kinds of drugs you're on.



Okay, that done, time for me to try and do some work. I have to try and do as much as I can before next week. Cataclysm is coming and I need time for WoW. ::grin::

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Craig Ferguson Has Found The Lost "Dr. Who" Cold Open.

I just passed out from the sheer awesome of this. This is titled as "The lost 'Dr. Who' cold open." from the epic Craig Ferguson.



Thank you, thank you, thank you to @cakewrecks for the link :*

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Folks At Snuggie Want To Wish You A Happy Hannukah. Oy to the Vey.

This, my friends, is one of those times where (as a nice Jewish girl) I pretty much avoid comment.

However, my grandfather would have said "Who's the Shiksa blonde?"

Oy!



via Pop Watch

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Random Thing I Said Today

"Dear Mr. Belf Paladin, could you please get out of my way? "

How about you?

::grin::



Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Awww. The TSA Doesn't Want To Be Too Touchy-Feely This November 24th

How cute. The TSA is warning that they proposed "opt-out" on November 24th could be a "mistake".

Gee. So, people not doing the scanners (which means they have to get the "pat down") is gonna inconvenience the TSA? Awww. Poor babies.

Fly With Dignity

Friday, November 19, 2010

Geek Dating, Captured Perfectly. Awkward Embraces.

Oh, Awkward Embraces. I think I love you.

Do me a favor. Just watch this.

There's something so -true- about so much of what's happening here. Awwww. Just...man. Perfect.



On a side note, these are some cute geeks!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

1st Grade Geek Girl Is Getting Bullied For Liking Star Wars? Not On My Watch. Geek Squad, Activate

If you're not up for a rant and a call to action, move along. Because I am SO not going to let this slide.

Fellow Geek Girl Jill Pantozzi posted a Facebook link to this article over at EPBOT about 1st grader Katie being bullied by her classmates for carrying a Star Wars water bottle to school. The article asks for other geek girls to drop a note of support to Katie so she realizes she's not alone in this.



Okay, that right there was already enough to send me over to the site and I was about to add my comment to the (currently) 364 but I wanted to click on the original story to get the details on this just for my reference.

And this is where I saw this. It wasn't in the first link and it took me some reading to find it, but this is what really bugged me.

Katie loves Star Wars, and she was very excited about her new items. For the first few months of school, she proudly filled her water bottle herself and helped me pack her lunch each morning.
But a week ago, as we were packing her lunch, Katie said, "My Star Wars water bottle is too small. It doesn't hold enough water. Can I take a different one?" She searched through the cupboard until she found a pink water bottle and said, "I'll bring this."
I was perplexed. "Katie, that water bottle is no bigger than your Star Wars one. I think it is actually smaller."
"It's fine, I'll just take it," she insisted.
I kept pushing the issue, because it didn't make sense to me. Suddenly, Katie burst into tears.
She wailed, "The first grade boys are teasing me at lunch because I have a Star Wars water bottle. They say it's only for boys. Every day they make fun of me for drinking out of it. I want them to stop, so I'll just bring a pink water bottle."

The boys are teasing her because Star Wars is for boys and, to top it off, she thinks she needs a pink water bottle to avoid more hassle.

::geek girl growl::

Okay, I'm not sure who's raising these boys, but I've got half a mind to whap their parents up the head for the varying levels of wrong here. Star Wars isn't just for boys. It never has been. And this poor kid -- who's just out there expressing herself (and who had a water bottle that matched her Star Wars backpack. Extra coolness points!) is getting flak to the point that she's willing to come home and give up something that makes her happy to avoid being teased.

I don't know about you, but I'm hoping someone from the Star Wars Universe shows up at this kid's school just to surprise her at class. Or that Lucasfilm sends her something special, or that someone does something to reinforce for this kid just how cool she is for being a Star Wars geek girl at her age.

Think I'm making a big deal? This isn't just about the water bottle. This is about identity and this kid's got enough to deal with.

"I don't want to be too different," Katie lamented.  "I'm already different.  Nobody else in my class wears glasses or a patch, and nobody else was adopted.  Now I'm even more different, because of my Star Wars water bottle."

Hey Katie. I know lots of girls who went through the same thing at your age. Who got teased for being different and who liked things other people thought were for boys. Who wore glasses and who were adopted and who had other things that made them "different" than the "normal" kids.

The truth is, it's not easy being different sometimes. But every one of those girls has gornw up to be really amazing and unique and special. They're geek girls and they love Star Wars and some of them even live in Chicago. ;-)

Katie, honey, you have lots of girls out here who love Star Wars and who think you're super cool.

You're not alone.

I promise. I really, really promise.

Update: The geek girl force jumped on this. From Bonnie Burton to Felicia Day and all the geek girls and guys in between.  I am amazed by each and every one of you.

Nov 22 Update: There's been a HUGE response on this issue. You're gonna want to check it out here. Katie - An Ordinary Story with an Extraordinary Response



Couple arrested after 2 MPH drunken driving spree to nearby strip club on stolen Wal-Mart scooter

Someone needs to snap this Digger up to write headlines, because he may have written one of the best I've read in ages.

"Couple arrested for driving 2 MPH to strip club on stolen Wal-Mart scooter"

There's just something about that sentence that cracked me up.

Granted, he left out the fact that they were intoxicated at the time. I mean, that would have just been another plus to the readability factor.

But maybe he thought "Couple arrested after 2 MPH drunken driving spree to nearby strip club on stolen Wal-Mart scooter" didn't have the same ring to it ;-)

Oh, the humanity.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Mark Waid, Adam Hughes, BPAL & Hero Initiative Team Up For Epicness

If you're a comic fan, read Mark Waid, Have a penchant for Adam Hughes artwork, love things that smell good or want to help out Hero Initiative, take a second and read this ;-)

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and Hero Initiative have teamed up on the following projects.

1) Black Phoenix has created Cat Allingham Unknown perfume to compliment Mark Waid's The Unknown hardcover graphic novel!

Only 100 copies of this great combo were created, and only a VERY few remain! You get BOTH:

• A hardcover edition of The Unknown with an original bookplate illustrated by artist Minck Oosterveer and signed by Oosterveer and Mark Waid. Each copy is a signed-and-numbered edition of only 100 copies!



• A 5ml bottle of Cat Allingham from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. the fragrence features distilled shadows, a bleak desert landscape at midnight: Myroswelia balsam, ga├»ac wood, obsidian musk, green cumin, patchouli, myrrh, Siamese benzoin, frankincense, champaca, and sand.

Only a few limited edition sets remain at $50 and you can get them here.


2) BPAL has the LBCC Exclusive Heroine on their website for a mere $26.


Heroine is the first scent created specifically for The Hero Initiative, and the label art is by the fabulous Adam Hughes!

Heroine: Nepalese amber, East African patchouli, dark musk, apple blossom, petitgrain, aged leather, skin musk, and rhubarb.

::grin:: I may also have a bottle of Heroine to give away, but that's for later. ;-)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My blog post for the day

I seem to have been knocked pretty squarely on my ass by a sinus infection, which means my brain is on hiatus.

I figured I'd just tell you guys that honetly instead of looking for something to post in my sleep deprived state. (why else would I be awake at this time of the morning?)

In other news, I just ate a bunch of Lorna Doones. They're good.

::sleepy waves and stuffy face smiles::

Monday, November 15, 2010

A Cool Way To Geek Up The Christmas Tree

The guys at GeekDad have always been super cool, so you know I gotta give this some love.

Not to mention, who doesn't dig a geeky Christmas ornament that helps support other geeks? ::grin::

You can nab it at Zazzle (via GeekDad)


10 Things You Should Avoid Posting on Twitter (for 2010)

This was originally posted back in July of 2009, but it seems to continue to get traffic and I'm curious why. I started thinking that, maybe, people are looking for help on Tweeting -- and I know people who know the ins and outs of tweeting. ::grin::

So, here's the original 10. I think we may need to revisit and update the list. ;-)

Please feel free to comment below and share with friends. This is, after all, a public service.



10 Things You Should Avoid Posting on Twitter


  1. That nasty rash has cleared up. Go Valtrex. WooT!
  2. Posted bail on that Cyberstalking charge. How YOU doin'?
  3. Hellz Yeah! Parents are gone. Party at my house! 1245 Smith Street, Buena Park 8PM!
  4. Man, if my wife finds out I cheated on her, I'm gonna be so screwed!
  5. RT @cocoa RT @Micha RT @Heidi1975 RT @LolaL999 RT @Kiki6755 Hi!!!!
  6. @plusk FOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOWWWWW MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
  7. Anyone help me with configuring my remote access? IP addy is 121.134.12.111, admin pw is l769.
  8. (a "tweet series".) Walking into house now > Walking to restroom > In Bathroom Now > Using toilet > Done, skipping hand-washing this time
  9. Hey pretty pretty, you look sexy, let’s bang
  10. [name here] wasn't the father either! ALL RIGHT YOU GUYS WHICH ONE OF YOU WAS IT?"



Friday, November 12, 2010

Geekgasm - I Got To Hold Wash's Dinosaur!

I'm still coming down off the high that was my trip to Quantum Mechanix yesterday and I'm working on getting a post done about my actual trip for Nerd Approved.

However, in the meantime, I have to share this pic that won't be in the story for quality reasons and explain that my hands were shaking and that's why it's blurry but...

I GOT TO HOLD WASH'S DINOSAUR! Squeeeeeeeeee.


Yes, the actual dinosaur that Alan Tudyk held in Firefly. O.M.G. Dead.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Marty & The "Doc": Back To The Tardis



I'll mention, this is a wallpaper you can download from The Other Mike's Deviant Art page here. Thanks to @justinaclin for the heads up. :*

You're welcome ;-)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Blizzard Previews A Baby Boomchicken and I am Dead of Cute. #adorbz


These new Moonkin Hatchling pets will be coming to the Blizzard Store soon. There's more info on them and Lil' Ragnaros here. You can go there to read. I'm just gonna sit here and geek flail awhile at the utter cute on my screen.

Blizzcon's Red Shirt Guy Gets Auto-Tuned. I Think I'm In Love

One of the beautiful things about the internet is that you can go from maligned geek to You Tube sensation to frickin' rock star just by being yourself.

Blizzcon's Red Shirt Guy gets an Auto Tune Tribute that, in my opinion, makes him look even cooler. ;-) (Side note: Metzen's reaction shots are perfectly hilarious)




via The Daily What

Monday, November 8, 2010

I Love Neil Diamond And I Need Help


There's a push on to get Neil Diamond inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 2011.

Neil Diamond is, simply put, a legend. He's contributed to music in more ways that you can likely imagine and he's still out there doing what he does best.

I know there are people out there who won't understand, but if you know Neil and you love Neil, then sign the petition at Neil2011.com and check out the Twitter and Facebook to join the Believers.

Thanks Agent M for the link ;-)

Thoughts on Torchwood Part 1: So People Don't Like Gwen Cooper?

A quick preface: Over the last few months I've watched 4 seasons of Doctor Who and all of Torchwood. I know I was late to the game. I actually managed to avoid spoilers during that time and so, I'll put a spoiler alert in here just in case you're like me and took your time getting here.


About a month ago as I was watching I forget what episode of Torchwood, I paused the TiVo and declared to the Geekboy, "I like Gwen Cooper." (I do that sometimes. Spontaneous declarations. It wasn't an argument or anything. I was just overwhelmed with the like and so I decided to say something)

From across the room, I hear a chuckle and the long time Whovian and Torchwood fan that is the Geekboy answers, "Oh...there's a lot of people who don't. You'd be surprised."

Really?

So, I watched further. I even watched trying to figure out why people didn't like her. People not liking Owen, that I could understand. Heck, there are days I wanted to kick Tosh in the teeth. But Gwen?

I asked Twitter and, yep, the responses came back. Negative over positive pretty much 2 to 1. They didn't like her. For a number of reasons. The cheating definitely came up. Her thoughtlessness. Some people think she's whiny, others just don't like her and didn't say why.

And I can see where everyone's coming from. I can. But, in a way, all of those things envelop back into why I like her.

Gwen's human.

She does all the things real people do. All the screwed up, "non-thinking but gut reaction" things people do. Real people cheat on their fiance's because they feel more "alive" with someone else even if they know it isn't going to work. Real people forget they might step on toes when they suddenly come into a situation and they have a better feel for how to handle it. Real people go from the gut and feel and can be sensitive to one person while totally stepping all over someone else.

I've cried more because of things Gwen did or said because I understand them on a gut level, I suppose. Her unwillingness to postpone a wedding even when preggers with an alien because she wasn't going to let one more thing get between she and Rhys? I loved that. Actually, I loved "Something Borrowed" on a number of levels.

There's a moment in "Exit Wounds" when Gwen takes over in the police station that Rhys looks at her and says she's "brilliant" as he's watching her take control of the situation. I thought pretty much the same.

And let's just say it. Yes, she has a thing for Jack. How could she not. How could anyone with a heartbeat not? But Jack's someone you have a thing for, because you just can't help but love him. You don't postpone a wedding for him and you don't forget that you love your fiance for him. But, yeah, you have that moment somewhere before you say "I do" where you smile to yourself and you wonder "what if?"

Like I said, human.

I'm not even sure why I wanted to have this conversation. I know I just wanted to write it. Maybe to change a mind or two. Maybe to get feedback from people as to why they dislike her so much.

I actually think Russell T Davies looks to make a lot of people human. From the way they love to the way they fight, to the way they struggle with being human. It seems to me he has a plan. Actually, I'm getting ahead of myself. That's for another post entirely.

Okay, back to this post.

I guess, in a way, I just wanted to share the Gwen I see. And maybe to ask other people why they dislike her so much.

::grin::

I'm human. I have to ask ;-)


Friday, November 5, 2010

Serenity Meets Inception In This Insanely Good Mashup

From Nerd Approved: There are so many things I love about this Serenity/Inception mash up that I don't even know where to begin.

Seriously, I think I geekgasmed all over the place while watching this. Repeatedly.

::clicks play again::




(Dark Horse via GWS via Topless Robot )

Geek Boy's Desk reveals hidden truths.

I love it. I ask a sassy question and I end up with a blog post idea!

This pic comes from the desk of Ericover at IGN. I'm mildly concerned that Eric may have a few anger issues to work out, but we'll leave the armchair psych to someone who has an armchair.


Maybe I should make some kind of "Desk Pic of the Week" segment for Friday and ask people to submit pictures. ::grin:: Imagine the possibilities.

Pic via Eric Goldman at IGN, who decided to sass me and inspired me instead ;p

Thursday, November 4, 2010

William Shatner Sings "F**k You" On George Lopez. My Crush Grows Deeper

This makes me...so..so...very happy. And I love the look on his face when he says "Fuck you." Priceless.

I think Shatner may well be one of the coolest people on the planet.



Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I Want To Wear David Tennant And Say I Aim To Misbehave For Free ;-)

Firefly Browncoat Aim To Misbehave T-Shirt

Entertainment Earth just added new Firefly, Doctor Who and Dr. Horrible T-shirts -- including the shirt I've been meaning to get forEVER! (look up and don't mock me. I was always working at SDCC ;p )

Here's why I'm telling you.

Entertainment Earth is having a t-shirt sale and for every 3 shirts you buy, you get the 4th free. It doesn't matter if they're in stock or pre-order. There's no "US only restriction". It's just buy 3 and get the fourth free. There's close to 600 shirts at last count, so I'm guessing there might be a few that would make your holiday shopping easier.

It's only till November 8th, tho, so if you're gonna do it, I suggest you get on it.

Plus, cause I just...I.../swoon...

Doctor Who 10th Doctor Collage T-Shirt
David Tennant's face across my chest? Yes please!

Sale link in case you missed it up top. ;-)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Politics, Voting and The Fox & Friends Reaction To The Rally To Restore Sanity

I generally keep the politics off the blog and try to keep it to myself. But grant me just a little leeway today.

1) If you're in the US -- Vote. Please go vote. I don't care who you vote for, but if you have the means, vote. Because your voice is just as important and because, if you don't vote you don't get to bitch. I don't even care if you vote just so you get to bitch if your guy loses. Just vote.

2) My mom went to the Pally to Restore Sanity over the weekend. My 68 year old mom took her friends and her cane and her whole lotta moxie and headed for DC. I don't think I could be any more enamored of her than I am right now. She's not a protester, she's not a radical, she's a homebody. But she went because she felt strongly enough about the need for sanity and respect and a coherent dialogue in this country.

I saw this clip of Fox and Friends today.

My first reaction was..huh? Then confusion, then anger, then a mild rant. But me ranting doesn't help coherent dialoge.

So, just this comment and I move on: I don't understand how someone in the news media knows who Cat Steven's is, but doesn't know he changed his name to Yusaf Islam years ago.



Maybe I should have been a flower child. ::ponder::

Monday, November 1, 2010

Totally Tubular '80s Toys: Nostalgia For a Low Low Price.



Topless Robot mentioned Totally Tubular '80s Toys and, after clicking over to look at it, I had to share. ;-)

Check the table of contents. ::grin:: Something tells me your "nostalgic side is going to have a blast.

The book has a year-by-year look at the greatest toys of the '80s, over 500 images and lists of the top 10 TV shows, movies, and music for each year (::grin:: I'll bet there are a few surprise reminders in that list)

p.s. Alf on the cover kinda freaks me out, tho.

Product Page $20

Blizzard Adds A Red Shirted "Fact Checker" To The Upcoming Expansion. Sweet!

Don't tell me that asking a question at Blizzcon is pointless. ::grin::

It seems a few folks spotted a certain red shirted fact checker next to the newly added Falsted Wildhammer.

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It was also confirmed by WoW's Lead World Designer, Alex Afrasiabi.


Blizzard, I heart you muchly. This is just another reason why you keep me coming back ;-)

via Buzzfeed

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Now You Can Explain What "Geek Is..." With This Handy Video.

Blizzard's Chris Metzen did a great presentation on what "Geek is..." at Blizzcon.

To all of you who were there in person -- I now envy you all the more.



via Kotaku

Marie Claire Blogger Says Fat People Gross Her Out. Yeah Well, Marie Claire Grosses ME Out. #rant

Maura Kelly has a blog post over at Marie Claire this month that has definitely caused some trouble and some traffic. If you haven't read it, take a look because I'm already on a roll rant wise and explaining will  diminish my grrr factor.  ;-)

My thoughts, in list form because it's way to early for me to format properly.

  • Why did Marie Claire let this thing get posted? There's a line between opinion and hurtful, and Ms. Kelly walked far enough over that line that anyone reading this thing would have to have known it would upset people. So, the editor who cleared this is either clueless or knew it would get a lot of attention and damn the torpedoes as far as reader feelings.
  • You had a woman with a history of anorexia write about her feelings on a show about fat people? Seriously? Why would you ask someone who battled with body image issues to write about fat people? Oh and, if you haven't noticed, yeah, I'm saying "fat". Because using words like "morbidly obese" suddenly seem to make it okay for people to talk about being overweight as "unhealthy" and then their criticism is more about them helping than hurting. 
  • If you want to bash a show like "Mike & Molly" for making fat jokes and focusing on the "ha ha funneh" side of being overweight, this post is part of the reason it happens. Writers make the fat jokes and the comments because they know people respond to them. Part of the reason they respond to them is because posts like this openly and loudly look at being overweight as ugly, wrong and "gross". 
  • The CNN article that Ms. Kelly referenced is actually way more level headed and thoughtful on the subject. I'd much rather people read this and, in the end, CNN gets more points for taking a less biased look at the question.
Look, bottom line, Marie Claire owes readers an apology. Blogger apology is one thing. But Marie Claire let this thing go out and, my extension, validated the thoughts within. Unless you want to be read only by a vast army of fat-fearing, size obsessive people, it may be time to say something.

Because, right now, you guys are really grossing me out.


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

You Can Get Your Very Own Doctor Who Weeping Angel for 15 Bucks!

Doctor Who Weeping Angel (Regenerating) Action Figure

I mentioned this yesterday, but if you missed it, Entertainment Earth has been bucking their tradition of selling only full cases of action figures and posting individual figures for sale.

Which means, I stumbled across this Doctor Who Weeping Angel action figure when I was looking at the other Doctor Who figures.

Considering how utterly freaked out I was by this thing when I watched it on TV, I'm not about to bring it into my home (so it can show up in my bed or closet when I turn my back).

But I am gonna post it and freak alllll of you out as well ;-)

Heh.


Product Page $15

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Geek Girls Go Back To The Future

Apparently half of my Twitter stream were at the Back To The Future 25th Reunion yesterday. So, I thought I'd share a couple reactions ;-)

Meredith Woerner of io9.com was there, you can read her story here. But I had to post this pic. So awesome.

Comment reads: They wouldn't let us touch the hoverboard, but if you look closely it's in there by the passenger seat.

 and the Cineboobs crew took a few minutes to record their thoughts.





Monday, October 25, 2010

1200 Pound Pumpkin vs. A Pontiac (Monday Squee)

Beyond the general pumpkin smashing goodness, the production values here are kick ass ;-)

Nicely done, Utah.



via @hefnatron and @sltrib

Friday, October 22, 2010

Sears Sells Braaaaaaiiiiinnnnnnsssssss

Dear Sears,

I think I love you.

Not only did you make a spotlight section for Zombies, but you even did a version in Zombian.

Way to win the internet.

Thanks @snipeyhead for the heads (brains?) up.

Geek Squad: Activate. We have a mission.

Saturday 8:45am update: Done, goal reached. You guys are so amazing. (link has been disabled from my end and updated at the blog. Mwah!)


Oh and, Kristen wrote a little something ::smile::


2:30 update: Huge dent made, only $150.00 to go. We can do this! ;-)

I'm not sure if you guys have been following @kristenmchugh22 or not on Twitter, but she's one of the people I adore both online and off and she's been having one heck of a year.

I'm not going to go into details because that's her business and, truth be told, she's modest enough that I'll likely get in trouble for even doing this. Still, I'm gonna do it because she's a friend and I love her.

Among the myriad of crap that happened to her this year, her water heater died. She doesn't have the funds for a new one.

She lives in Pennsylvania and winter's closing in. That, folks, just doesn't work for me. Y'know?

So, if you can drop by her site here and hit the donate button to the right of her blog, I'd appreciate it. Even 5 bucks helps if enough of us donate.

Thanks ;*
ggd

Thursday, October 21, 2010

GGD Writing Challenge - Back From Hiatus

It's been ages since the last one I hope you guys still know how this works. ::wink::

Not sure how the challenge works? I'll just link you to the writing tag and let you get aquainted if you're not familiar. And check back to read the responses. I'm always blown away.

Ready?

Starting points are provided below.

You can use one or any combination of the three if you like. Whatever works.

Word: Fallacy
Phrase: I don't think "sorry" is going to work here.
Image: Water trickling out of a drainpipe.

You write whatever you like using that starting point and see what comes. (Note, no rules on length, content, whatever. Just see what happens) And please feel free to RT & invite others. ;*

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Apparently My Local Taco Bell Supports Prop 19 ;-)


This Taco Bell in Encino, California is just another one of the reasons I love being able to call myself a "Valley Girl".

I may have to take a drive and see if I can verify if this is real or photoshopped. But considering the profits  (not to mention the boost to the economy) if Prop 19 passes and California legalizes pot, I'm thinking it's just bold marketing strategy.

via Buzzfeed

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Dear David O. Russell, Please Cast @NathanFillion as #NathanDrake in #Uncharted (my blog plea)

I'm late to the party on this one, but better late than never.

Deadline reported: David O Russell has signed on with Sony Pictures Entertainment to rewrite and direct a movie based on the PlayStation 3 game Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

Nathan Fillion tweeted:
If ever there was a Twitter campaign, let this be it. Rise, ye Browncoats. Rise, ye Castillions. RISE! http://j.mp/aEGe79
::grin:: You know what happened.

The tweets went flying. The hashtags grew and the debate and casting thoughts multiplied. (reference tags for reading #uncharted, #nathandrake)

I'm going on the record as with my vote for Nathan Fillion on this one.

What I need now is to find a contact for David O. Russell.

Spread the word ;-)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday Squee: The Millennium Falcon apple pie.

It makes me happy on so may levels.


I also rather dig the starting pie pan.



You can see more here.

Om nom nom nom nom.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Geek Girl Barbie Lives. Certain People LOL.

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Barbie causes another debate.

I got to see this Computer Engineer Barbie back at ToyFair in February and I was really thrilled.

The gal who posted it over at Buzzfeed thought it was loltastic. Lots of the comments were kind of snarky.

I know it may not be the ultimate geek girl or anything, but I sure never had a doll with a computer job growing up . Plus, this Barbie was chosen by a popular vote on the Barbie website.

Personally, I don't think that's "funny". I think it's pretty awesome.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

There's A New Glee Microphone and I Think I Need Help.

I'm gonna preface this by saying: DONT JUDGE ME. ;p

I'm a Gleek. I know I've said it. I know I should be in therapy for it. I also love karaoke. I used to have a Singing Machine. I like to karaoke with friends.

Maybe I need an intervention.


Glee Microphone
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This is the new Glee Microphone from Mattel.

The description says there's 4 different modes, but these two are what tempts me...

Sing Along mode, you can sing over a hit song from the show and 12 authentic quotes from the show will tell you how well you performed or not.

Freestyle, a voice amplifier allows you to belt out any tune you wish.


I...I...::blush, shuffle feet, toe scuff:: That sounds like fun.

Are you guys gonna throw a slushy at me now?


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Warcraft Patch Day. I haz Questions for You ;-)

New Cataclysm talents today. Patch incoming and I'm driving to Palm Springs to be a worker bee for my mom.

I think today counts as "busy".

On the plus side. Been reading the Patch Notes as I wake up and have set up my background downloader.

Luckily, I've been playing with the Beta, so I have an idea of what to expect. As a warlock, I gotta say, not having to farm soul shards is awesome. Still working out the kinks on the new shard system. The new warnings for spell procs, however, are super helpful. The pet fly out is amazing. Saves so much space in my UI.

Oh and, speaking of soul shards. Gotta say, I'm loving having more free bag space. ;-)

So, tell me what you're looking forward to in the patch. he good, the bad, and the ugly.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Geeky Boys Take on Lady Gaga's Bad Romance Acapella (and it works)

This is University of Oregon's male acappella group On The Rocks and, thanks to @kyleelane, I found a non Facebook version, so I had to post it. There's a more produced version of this here, but there's something about this version that I like so much better.



::grin:: I think they're sexy.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Dear Frito Lay, Way To Cave (and miss a brilliant marketing campaign) #rant

To Whomever Made The Decision To Pull The Eco-Friendly Sun Chips Bags For Being "Too Noisy",

Are you kidding me? A couple of Facebook Groups make a fuss about the new packaging being too noisy and you cave?

You made a change back in April 2009 to bio-degradeable Sun Chips bags that were 100% compostable.

You were proud of it. Environmentally minded people were proud of you. You got a lot of press.

People bitched.
The noise of the bag — due to an unusual molecular structure that makes the bag more rigid — has been compared to everything from lawnmowers to jet engines. There's even an active Facebook group with more than 44,000 friends that goes by the name of "Sorry But I Can't Hear You Over This SunChips Bag."
"Clearly, we'd received consumer feedback that it was noisy," says Aurora Gonzalez, a Frito-Lay spokeswoman. "We recognized from the beginning that the bag felt, looked and sounded different."
This is my favorite.
"Everybody seems to be on the bandwagon for environmentally friendly packaging," says JoAnn Hines, a packaging consultant who refers to herself as the Packaging Diva. "But the problem is that bags like this come out without researching all the consequences."
Pardon me, but can I smack the "Packaging Diva" up the head? Consequences? Of a potato chip bag? O.o

Anyway. People bitch. You got more press.

But did you respond with any sort of mission statement? Did you choose to back up your decision?

Nope.

You've pulled the packaging and gone back to the old SunChips packaging.

In the end, here's what's happening...

People are more concerned with the noise a bag of chips makes for the 10 minutes they spend eating it than they are with the number of YEARS it'll spend in a landfill after they've thrown it away.

So, everyone's down with helping the environment as long as what they do doesn't affect them in any way.

Frito Lay, I have an idea. Why not be bold. Why not USE this. Brand it. Be willing to state that you're willing to make a little noise to help the environment.

Because, while the whiners might not like it, a lot of other people might just decide they want to back your brand because you actually had the balls to take a stand and do your part to help the environment.

Be noisy.

Drown out the idiots.

Please.

edit: Because I've been asked. I joined a Facebook group to get the old bag back. So far not many have joined. I hope that'll change.

Time Warner Cable Short Film Contest Sounds Kinda Rad

Growing up geek in L.A., there's a good chance you're going to want to work either in front of or behind the camera. Personally, I had the chance to do both and, while I never made a million bucks or got famous, I still had a blast.

One of the things I didn't get to do? Go to Sundance. So, I thought you guys might find this interesting.

Time Warner Cable is doing a Short Film Contest and they're giving away 4-night trips for two to the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, January 20-30.




Submission info, details and rules and regs are here.

If you win, I wanna go with ::wink::

One other thing I didn't get to do -- I always wanted to learn how to operate a steadycam. But that's a post for another day ;-)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Since I Won't be at NYCC..::insert sad face here::



1) Take lots of pics?

2) Make sure to hit the GGN Geek Tweet Up @ NYCC and make sure to have a drink for me.

3) Please stop by the BPAL booth #2851, sniff some of my fave stuff on the planet and tell them I sent you.

4) Feel free to tweet, comment or link me fun stuff.

Thanks and much love. Have fun out there. ;*

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