May 12, 2011

Nerd News: Epic unicorn battle, IKEA's scifi manuals, Obi Wan is Dead and more

Vol. 2, Issue 19

It's absolutely pouring outside at the moment, and it looks like it's about 8 p.m. I love it. I'd rather be at home with a cuppa, reading, but you know. I'll take what I can get. (Texas needs the rain so badly.)

Let's start off this week with a chuckle, yes?

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I hope that the person who posted this flier took the photo. Otherwise, I am ashamed that no one's taken a ring.

In movie news:
I need to make a run to IKEA this weekend.

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This is a very well executed mashup. (Thanks, Wes.)

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Also thanks to Wes: I don't really like the The Smurfs, but these guys are cute.

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SCIENCE!
Have I ever mentioned that I love unicorns? I used to put one on the top of my Christmas list each year, and all I ever got were some stuffed versions. (I'm still waiting for a real one, Mr. Claus.) This is a definite must-buy if it's printed.

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I am not a fan of cream-colored or light shirts in general—they don't really hide anything, if you get my drift—but I might have to make an exception when this art comes up on TeeFury (supposedly on the 17th?)

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Thanks to my friend TJ for this gem: "Obi-Wan Kenobi Is Dead, Vader Says". A snippet:
“For over two decades, Kenobi has been the Jedi rebellion’s leader and symbol,” the Lord of the Sith said in a statement broadcast across the galaxy via HoloNet. “The death of Kenobi marks the most significant achievement to date in our empire’s effort to defeat the rebel alliance. But his death does not mark the end of our effort. There’s no doubt that the rebellion will continue to pursue attacks against us. We must and we will remain vigilant at home and abroad.”

Obi-Wan Kenobi ’s demise is a defining moment in the stormtrooper-led fight against terrorism, a symbolic stroke affirming the relentlessness of the pursuit of those who turned against the Empire at the end of the Clone Wars. What remains to be seen, however, is whether it galvanizes Kenobi’s followers by turning him into a martyr or serves as a turning of the page in the war against the Rebel Alliance and gives further impetus to Emperor Palpatine to step up Stormtrooper recruitment.

In an earlier statement issued to the press, Kenobi boasted that striking him down could make him "more powerful than you could possibly imagine."

In TV news:
More minimalist art:

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And I love these pop-culture cameos by the awesome Olly Moss:

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Wish I was in LA so I could see the exhibit!

Need to figure out where any-given action happens in the Marvel universe? Have fun searching this timeline.

And finally, I'm so glad that the Muppets are coming back into the public consciousness. This video isn't new, but it's awesome. A good mashup never ceases to amuse me.

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9 comments:

  1. you find the best things to brighten my day.

    Re: the hunger games. Tucci is perfect! But I am not so pleased with woody fricken harrelson as Hamish. I suppose it could work, but. BUT! It's woody. From cheers.

    And damn, that Who shirt is amazing. And the unicorns. I'm going to go broke.

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  2. BAHAHA. oh my gosh, i totally would've taken a Precious from that flier! Matt and I quote that line all the time. Actually, we quote Gandalf's follow up "is it secret? is it safe?!?!"

    The IKEA manuals - LOVE.

    Did you read the comments on the "ObiWan is Dead…" article? So great.

    I'm not to sure about Woody Harrelson either. Also, they better NAIL the casting for Cinna. I think he's all that's left?

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  3. Erin said: you find the best things to brighten my day.

    Re: the hunger games. Tucci is perfect! But I am not so pleased with woody fricken harrelson as Hamish. I suppose it could work, but. BUT! It's woody. From cheers.

    And damn, that Who shirt is amazing. And the unicorns. I'm going to go broke.

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  4. Man, I hadn't seen that Woody Harrelson officially got the role. I'm not a huge fan of that casting either. :P

    Thank you for your sweet comment! It really means a lot. <3

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  5. Mariel said: BAHAHA. oh my gosh, i totally would've taken a Precious from that flier! Matt and I quote that line all the time. Actually, we quote Gandalf's follow up "is it secret? is it safe?!?!"

    The IKEA manuals - LOVE.

    Did you read the comments on the "ObiWan is Dead…" article? So great.

    I'm not to sure about Woody Harrelson either. Also, they better NAIL the casting for Cinna. I think he's all that's left?

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  6. The comments make the article, for sure. :)

    And yeah, I'm scared about Cinna. He's so vital and essential, to the entire series.

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  7. Oh, how I wish Ikea sold a TARDIS...

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  8. Ok, those cat ears? Totally cute in theory. Then when I saw them in action? Kinda creepy. I will stick to my non moving cat ears, thank you.

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  9. Tish-Too true!

    H-Haha, yes. :)

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