Wednesday, June 25, 2014
It must be video week but if you know me and my love for all things murder/death, you'll know why I love this Frozen parody.
Oh and, listen all the way to the end. Trust me ;-)
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
There's been a lot of talk in the past (and, let's be honest, complaint, grumbling and general unhappiness) about the lack of science fiction on SyFy.
I was thinking about this the other day when I went from Orphan Black to Lost Girl in my catching up on shows.
There's a lot of sci fi, fantasy and horror coming out of SyFy these days. Original content to boot.
Their new trailer puts a pretty good point on it.
Nicely done, SyFy.
Speaking of new programming, I'm recapping The Wil Wheaton Project for Entertainment Weekly. Just an FYI.
(via Nerd Bastards)
Friday, June 20, 2014
While you may think, "WTF is GGD doing posting Dressage?" videos, trust me when I tell you you need to watch this. It's amazing.
This horse...wow. Just...wow.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Amazingly, the folks at Sideshow Collectibles seem to be amused by my completely home made unboxing posts and my amateur photography, because they sent me another bit of shiny and, in the case of the Hot Toys Iron Patriot Sixth Scale Figure, shiny is definitely the word.
The Iron Patriot is part of their Diecast Movie Masterpiece Series, it lights up and it's insanely detailed. Armor plates flip up and/or out. It's crazy articulated and it's heavy!
It also comes with all sorts of cool accessories.
The GeekBoy helped me out on this one. We seem to have found a system where he handles the figure and I take the pictures (that sounds way more dirty than intended) because he's less clumsy than I am. Honestly, these figures are so cool that I worry I'm going to break something when I try to pop off the head or pose them. Not because they're delicate, but because I'm....accident prone.
So, I took the pictures (hush, we're not going to discuss my skills or the fact that I leave stuff in the background) and I'm posting them after the break with a few comments.
But here's the main review - This figure kicks ass. Period. It's pretty, it's shiny and it's 100% worth the money. It really is a masterpiece in every sense of the word.
If you have a love for Iron Patriot and you can afford it, I'd say get it for sure. If only to be able to put it together and light it up and then just sit in the dark and stare at it in a totally non creepy way.
Monday, June 16, 2014
I discovered Whiskey Barrel Coffee through my job writing for That's Nerdalicious and, once I discovered it, I was in love. I mean, I love whiskey, I love coffee - so it's kind of a no brainer for me. I even tweeted Espresso Smith (the makes of this ambrosia) after I wrote about them to tell them how much I loved the idea and talked them up online because I thought it sounded amazing.
However, as much as I wanted to try it, it was one of those things I backburnered for myself because, let's be honest, the life of a freelancer can be a bit shaky financially and it's more of a luxury than I could do for myself.
Then, on May 22nd, I got this tweet.
@geekgirldiva we feel like making someone's day. May we send you some #whiskeybarrelcoffee?First of all, I don't know how they knew I was having one of those days, but the timing was perfect. I, of course, was thrilled and accepted.
— Espresso Smith (@EspressoSmith) May 23, 2014
Which is how I ended up with my very own dark roast blend and a very cool t-shirt. Not to mention, the packaging (Skulls. You know I love skulls) These guys are doing it right.
I haven't cracked it open yet. (No grinder and I kind of LOVE the wax seal) but I I have a plan on when I'll be opening it and I plan to share with friends. Because a gift from someone to make your day should be shared with others to make theirs.
If you love whiskey and you love coffee and you want to buy from good people who make quality products, then I can't recommend Whiskey Barrel Coffee any more highly. I promise to report back once I've partaken.
I've put some pictures after the break. Check them out. I'm so impressed. Really. Thanks again, Espresso Smith. You made a fan for life.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
I admit, I didn't look at this right away because I was being cynical and feeling like "Oh goodie, another guy in the airport, making a video, yay."
But I watched this morning and I can't even tell you how much I loved it.
Richard Dunn, you are my hero. If Celine Dion doesn't ask to use this in her Vegas show, there's no justice in the world.
All by myself from Richard Dunn on Vimeo.
(via Las Vegas Weekly)