Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Want a pic of Shirtless & Very Toned Matt Smith from the set of his new movie? Here ya go ;-)





I'm just gonna leave this right here. ::grin::

(via Doctor Who and the Tardis by Craig Hurle)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

This right here is a Hollywood Movie Dance Tribute MashUp of Awesome.



I'd say that my being able to recognize most of the 77 movies in this supercut of dancing in movies makes me a total geek, but you already know that.

 Not to mention, I know some of you can name them all. ;-)

Monday, May 27, 2013

Arrested Speculation: A Guest Post For All Your Arrested Development Needs

I don't do guest posts often, but Chris here seemed like a pretty smart guy. ::grin:: Someone should give him a writing gig - ggd)

When Arrested Development closed out back in 2006, I’m 100% certain I wasn’t the only one in tears. Ever since then—through our tears—we’ve been trying to get the show back on the air, and huzzah! thanks to Netflix, it’s finally going to happen, and with any luck, there will never be a last time we get to see “these.”
The finale revealed that Annyong had engineered the Bluth’s downfall because George Sr. had stolen his grandfather’s idea for a frozen banana stand. In true Bluth fashion the family scattered. Lucille tried to escape on The Queen Mary. Unbeknownst to her, Lindsay, GOB, Tobias, and Oscar were all on-board at the time. Buster panicked and fell off the ship and only panicked more when he confronted the loose seal who took his hand. Michael grabbed George Michael, and the two of them set off for Mexico. Unbeknownst to him, George Sr. had managed to sneak aboard for the ride. Maeby, of course, had settled into a meeting to pitch a Bluth TV show to Ron Howard.
The geniuses behind the show have revealed the scope of the 15 Netflix episodes. We’ll be seeing each character at three points: the fallout from the Season 3 finale, their exploits over the past 7 years, and their present circumstances. I’m confident that Hurwitz and the rest will blow our minds, but that isn’t going to stop me from making a few guesstimates about what each of the Bluths is up to.
And now for the wild speculation of a fan who had no choice but to speculate wildly on how they’d all be kept together:
Before we get to the Bluths themselves, I’m going to take a stab at the company itself. The finale leaves the family business in turmoil. My guess is that Sitwell and Lucille 2 will both be trying to get their (generally benevolent) hands on the company, and I imagine that one of the new guest stars (most likely Slattery) will be brought on as another executive type. However, I think that the reins will initially fall into unlikely hands, er, hand and hook: Buster.
Immediate Aftermath
The finale sees Michael taking his son, George Michael, to Mexico, but I’m sure that’s going to end up a short-lived trip. Once he realizes that George Sr. made it to Mexico, he’ll be glued to the news, and he’ll discover that the government was inept enough to arrest GOB, Tobias, Lindsay, and Oscar (whom they “recognize” and beat as George Sr.) when they came for Lucille. Knowing that it was an impulsive move to go to Mexico, and wanting George Michael to finish his education in the States, he’ll fly back home to take care of the rest of the family. When he arrives, he discovers that Buster’s 18th century Agrarian Business courses have served him well and Buster is running the company quite successfully. Michael decides (again) that the business has brought him nothing but grief, so he leaves Buster to it.
So, once Michael has successfully gotten GOB, Tobias, and Lindsay out of jail—not too difficult once the feds interrogate them to hilarious effect—he leaves for Phoenix and a job offer at Sitwell’s firm. George Michael comes with him to finish school at a good ol’ fashioned high school. GOB experiences an epiphany as he leaves the jail: if he can come back from the brink of death after a stabbing at the prison, perhaps he can resurrect his career at the very same place. The media covers his release and he announces that he will resurrect his career right here. He then convinces the Warden to let him perform magic shows at the prison. Tobias and Lindsay have their own epiphanies: they each want to make their relationship work and quietly recommit to each other as GOB’s aforementioned announcement unfolds.
Lucille and Oscar remain in prison—each of them fighting to get out—and George Sr. remains on the run so that he doesn’t end up back in prison.
The Past 7 Years
Lucille has been in a Martha Stewart-type minimum security prison—where she’ll end up meeting a few people who will end up being important. She essentially runs the yard. After initially preparing to fight the charges, she discovers her own bit of caged wisdom: prison vodka is just as delicious as the vodka outside, and life in minimum security prison is much more relaxing than she expected. She retains the services of the inept Barry Zuckerkorn to ensure she remains in prison. Oscar gets a tattoo that says, “I’m Oscar.”
George Sr. has behind the scenes been trying to exonerate Oscar but has been unsuccessful thus far.
Maeby and George Michael have seen very little of each other, so their feelings for each other have had time to cool off a bit—though they’re certainly not gone. It’s just that Maeby has been restored to her position at the movie studio, and George Michael has enrolled in school at UC Irvine, and they’re both extremely busy now.
Tobias and Lindsay have moved back to Boston and things were initially looking up. Tobias regains his license; Lindsay finds a cause she can get behind: genetic testing to identify family members. Of course, the marital bliss doesn’t last. Tobias still struggles with his never-nudity and Lindsay wants a child. We then learn that they can’t have children because they’re both sterile, and that causes a gash in their relationship that leads them both to try things solo. Tobias takes small roles in commercials (including one ad as a one-man-band for Teamocil). Lindsay becomes a party planner.
GOB succeeded in breathing some life into his career with his prison tour: The Trials of GOB. (The Warden expects GOB to pitch his movie New Warden to Maeby. Maeby and the studio pick it up but change it from a deeply affecting drama to an action-adventure flick starring Nicolas Cage and Vin Diesel.) GOB has even managed to catch the attention of Tony Wonder as Tony prepares to put together Use Your Illusion 3.
Buster has used his various post-baccalaureate degrees to turn the Bluth Company around, but his success has made him further alienate people. Someone comments that the change really happened after he started buying customized prosthetics: a diamond-encrusted hook, a foam hand for sporting events (like the joust he puts on at a birthday party we see only flashbacks of), and a Swiss army knife that he uses to carve custom stock gun parts for the shotguns that he has mounted on the wall next to his 13th century Chinese tapestries he acquired in a recent semester at UC Irvine.
Michael had been working in Phoenix at Stan Sitwell’s office, but recently he has started to miss being the boss, so he hatches plans to start his own business.
The Present
The government’s case against Lucille falls apart when government documents reach the court telling everyone what they already know: Saddam Hussein is dead and can’t be used to put the nail in Lucille’s coffin. She’s released.
In the trailer we see Buster freaking out in front of Lucille and George Sr. My guess is, first, that it’s Lucille and Oscar—who have decided to give their relationship another go—and second, that Buster is freaking out because his overbearing mother has returned. He experiences a breakdown, which carries over to a public forum.
Michael sees the breakdown, and since he’s been hoping to get back in control of things, he moves home to save the family business.
George Michael has been taking courses at UC Irvine. Michael had convinced him that he should cut loose, so he’s majoring in Film. Old habits die hard though, so he’s actually triple majoring in Film, International Studies, and Korean (where he runs into Annyong).
George Sr. sees the same broadcast, and after some covert investigating (involving an Uncle Sam wig), he discovers that Lucille and Oscar have gotten together. He returns.
After the critical panning of the second incarnation of New Warden, Maeby’s career is once again in danger. In a moment of weakness, she calls her mother and tells her about her fears. Lindsay hops on a plane, takes a taxi to the studio, and before she can be a decent mother who consoles her daughter, she is discovered by a rival producer Maeby’s who wants to cast her opposite Tom Jane. Tobias, who had returned to the area to pursue various acting roles, learns the news at a press junket he was helping at in the hopes of impressing Wrench enough to get a role on the show.
Conclusion
Will any of this happen? Who knows? I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to find out. What do you think’s going to happen?


Chris Miller is a professional writer, blogger, and English grammar enthusiast. Chris enjoys learning about new health products, procedures, and ideas.

Friday, May 24, 2013

We Love Fine Exclusive My Little Pony Derpy Hug Me Backpack Is ADORBZ ::flail::

I'm gonna post the info exactly as I saw it, because OMG WANT. LOOK AT IT OVER THE SHOULDER. ::FLAIL::



WeLoveFine EXCLUSIVE!!  Best Pony Hug Me Backpack!
- Muffin accessory magnetizes to nose and hands
- Fits adults ages 13+ (from a Juniors Small to a Mens 3XL)
- Like giving your favorite, most awesome friend a piggy back ride
- Adjustable straps (extends to 35").
- Pocket depth: 5" (enough room for your phone, keys, wallet)
- Pocket width: 5"
- Bag height (Ear to Toe): 24"

Here's the link to the product page. You can check out all the WLF Hug Me Backpacks here. I'm gonna post more pics for fun.





Thursday, May 23, 2013

Oh hai, Star Trek Into Darkness Benedict Cumberbatch deleted shower scene ;-)

I'm just gonna leave this here. ::grin::




I also made myself you something. ::grin::



(via Blastr)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Stormtrooper Shooting Skills Truther [Image]


This. Just...this. 
(via MemeCenter)

Ponderation: Compliments, Creepers and the Fuzzy Line Between Them These Days

I'm writing this down because I tried to tweet it and it was going to be too long.

I honestly feel badly for men who are stymied into silence because they think a woman will take a compliment badly.

From time to time, I'll suggest to people that they compliment a stranger as an act of kindness during the day and, more and more, I get replies from my male followers telling me that they don't know how to because they worry what the reaction will be.

Which baffles and saddens me on a human level.

People enjoy compliments, both giving and getting, and there's something nice about a quick kind word said in passing that lightens a mood like nothing else.

But now we live in a world in which some people are afraid to say anything because they think anything they say will be taken as creepy or lascivious or rude or leering or sexual.

Something as simple as "That's a cool shirt." can be misconstrued.

I've tried to explain to them that I listen to the words and the tone behind them when people speak to me. If I guy says "That's a great shirt" while pointedly staring at my cleavage and not bothering to look at me, it's different from a guy pointing to my shirt or smiling and saying "That's a great shirt!". But they still worry and that feels like a lot of parsing for a passing word.

I just...how did we get here? And don't women take some responsibility for their reactions (or over reactions?) Is this on men? Do they need to chill out and stop worrying?

Personally, I feel like someone needs to say "Sometimes a compliment really is just a compliment." and ask people to take a step back and chill.

I honestly don't know, so I ask.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

First Look At The Target Disney Princesses Merida Doll...and a thought...


Well, it looks like the "new" Merida has been released for the Target Disney Princesses line and...um, blech?

However, I think I may have a theory and, if I'm right, it bodes well and not ill for those of us who hate this make over.

I took a look at the Target listing for this Disney Princess collection and, if you read it, one of the things that becomes very clear is that it's a fairly cheaply made and badly reviewed set. If you look at it, none of the princesses really look like their animated counterparts and it's really just a set of dolls in the (kinda) clothes of the Disney characters we all know and love.

Then I started thinking. This set has been in production in China. They needed how many months of lead time? I mean, this set had to be on the water and en route to stores when the uproar happened and Target isn't going to simply not sell product they paid to license and make, so Disney had to accommodate this...glop...into their marketing in a "we meant to do it" way because, well, it was already happening and they make a lot of money off Target.

But I think Disney may well have started rethinking their decision on Merida and, if you look at the pictures from her actual coronation, she's definitely more the Merida we know and love. 



Not to mention, she looked an awful lot like the Merida who's already been in the park for over a year.


So, take heart. This is feeling more and more like a Target issue than an overall Disney issue and if we got worried every time Target made a crappy looking toy...well, no one has that much energy. ::grin::

(via Daily Mail)


Monday, May 20, 2013

Geekdom And The Art Of Supernatural's Dean Winchester


I admit that I was late to the party on Supernatural. I've been aware of it since they were casting, but it took me until the 5th season to finally take the GeekBoy's advice and start watching.

I am now a complete and utter convert and I love the show because it's funny, smart, action packed, emotional, and geeky.

Which brings me to my question.

Dean has definitely become more geeky as the show has gone on, but I seem to recall that Sam used to be the geekier one and that Dean used to grief him about it a bit.

Am I right or do I need to go back and rewatch the first 2 seasons?

On a related note, I'm pretty sure that part of the growth of the geek side of SPN is the fact that the writers and producers figured out that they had a definite audience for those sorts of things. Using actresses like Felicia Day & Amada Tapping, actors like Mark Sheppard -- they know who we like.

To be clear, all of the geekdom makes me love SPN all the more. The show has become one of my absolute faves ever.

I'm just curious about the growth of Dean's nerd side and wanted to know what you guys thought.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The new full length trailer is out for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

I am officially insanely excited for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

YOU MUST WATCH.

Sooooooooo excited.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Watch two men being given Simulation Labor Pain. Because Science and hilarity!

I love when science is both educational and gleefully hilarious (for some).

I also think every man should do this. If, for nothing else, to simulate cramps. ::grin::

Extra kudos to these dudes for doing this and really embracing the experience.

 

via LiveLeak.com

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Wil Wheaton seems to have lost his wife to Nathan Fillion


The story behind this is even more adorable than the picture. Between this and the video he did to a newborn at a con, Wil Wheaton has been on a streak of awesome recently.

via WWdN

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Want To Tell Disney Not to Make Merida Over? There's A Petition For That

You know I'm a Disney fan, but this...this is not cool.



This was revealed as their "makeover" of Merida.

Merida is awesome just as she is. She's inspiring because she's a real girl.

I was peeved. I know other people are peeved, so I did a little research.

There's a petition now. Here's the info if you want to sign it. ;-)

via IGN

Friday, May 10, 2013

First Look At James McAvoy as a 70's Xavier ::fans self::

Pardon me a second... I forgot how to breathe.

My child of the seventies just passed out.

via Blastr

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The New QMx Malcolm Reynolds Dog Tags Product Page Is Up!



You can't see it, but I'm running around jumping up and down like a madwoman of happy right now because, during my time at Quantum Mechanix, I helped make these dog tags happen. I worked with artist Ben Mund on details. That just, I can't even, dude, it's so cool to see them made real.


Now, here's the thing...if you want them (and you know you do), being on the waiting list is going to be key. QMx is going to gauge how many to make in the first run based on how many people want them, so if you don't get on the list (and then others don't, cause you know that happens) and then they set an edition, it's very likely that they'll get dog tags and then they'll go out of stock super fast and there you'll be, tagless.



So, if you want them, get on the mailing list. I say this as someone who knows first hand just how fast stuff like this goes flying out the door.

And, I mean, really. They're awesome and shiny.They're also only 25 bucks!  So you know they're gonna go fast.

Here's the link to the item page and waiting list.

I'm gonna go flail some more.


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

QMx Unveils Their Newest Firefly Little Damn Hero - Zoe


QMx posted a first look at the newest member of the Little Damn Heroes® line.

Zoe ;-)

There's no item page yet, but if you head over to QMx, you can make sure to get signed up for the QMxInsider and, that way, you'll get a newsletter when there's more info as far as ordering her.

QMx also mentioned that Gina Torres has seen the prototype and loves her. So, this LDH Zoe is Zoe approved ::grin::

Audi Puts Leonard Nimoy & Zachary Quinto In The Best Commercial Ever On The Planet



I'd attribute this to someone, but how do you attribute THE ENTIRETY OF YOUR FACEBOOK FEED.

Anyway, if you haven't seen it, watch it. If you have, watch it again, you know you want to. ::grin::

Friday, May 3, 2013

I could watch this GIF of Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki Alllllll Day




This Britain's Got Talent Act Will Give You All The Feels. ALL of them ;-)

This is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen and it will make you cry, so grab a tissue and spare the five minutes to watch it. Trust me ;* So many feels.





(found via my friend Maryanne, who finds me the stuff that's guaranteed to make me cry. ::grin::)


Thursday, May 2, 2013

ThinkGeek is Offering $20 off $100 or More On Star Wars Stuff ;-)

::grin:: I get this news, I post it.

Then I run and drool over ThinkGeek's stuff.

 Here's the skinny:

  USETHE4THLUKE

 

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