|Thursday, October 1, 2009 11:20 AM|
| by Fëanor|
Fëanor pours the entire internet into the Recyclotron, and only the best links come out the other end for you to enjoy.
- At long last, after some frustrating stops and starts, the schedule for the 18 1/2 Philadelphia Film Festival is actually, really online. A lot of the movies are missing descriptions and plot summaries, which continues the general theme of frustration and incompetence, but there do appear to be some interesting things in here. I will have to peruse carefully at my leisure and possibly put together a schedule.
- Ah! Another freakout! You can control this one with your mouse. (Via)
- An amusing and unlikely mashup.
- A couple more of my favorite recent Animals With Lightsabers.
- Some pics and videos from the set of the Red Dawn remake, revealing some of the film's amusing set dressing, including crazy propaganda posters.
- This is terrifying: a video game where the aliens you're shooting are files on your computer, and when you destroy them, they're actually deleted!! To win you must destroy every file. If you're killed, the application itself will be deleted. I will never play this game, although I kind of love the concept. Oh, and the title? lose/lose.
- Slings that explain how you injured yourself, via handy pictograms.
- Yesterday's Daily Batman was a beautiful piece of art by Rafael Grampa.
- This is a brilliant piece of writing. I don't want to describe it, because part of the entertainment is slowly figuring out what's going on. Just click!
- A graph helpfully illustrating the Mythbusters method. Too true!
- How about a little peek at pure crazy? (Via)
- Pretty hilarious Facebook status updates by video game characters. (Via)
- Here's a site that will call your phone for you if you lose it, with the idea that you will hear it ringing and be able to track it down. (Via)
- A Zork walkthrough in the form of a rock song. Pretty brilliant. (Via)
- A unified theory of Superman's powers (PDF). I suspect you, like me, will not have the required time or knowledge of math and physics to read and understand the whole thing, so I recommend reading the Cliffs' Notes version at io9. It boils down to this: all of Superman's powers can be explained as the manifestation of just one power - "the ability to manipulate, from atomic to kilometer length scales, the inertia of His own and any matter with which He is in contact." I love it!
- 13 great portable games.
- The funniest foreign titles of American films. (Via)
- Pretty intense trailer for a documentary about Eddie Izzard. Might have to check that out. Izzard rules. (Via)
- The mecha power loader robot suit from Aliens is now a for-real thing! Kind of. (Via)
- Some Twitter clients already offer this service, but now Twitter itself is going to make an official version: Lists! (Via)
- A convenient list of all the free music on Amazon right now. Start downloading!
- The "How It Should Have Ended" for Terminator turns into a crazy mashup with Back to the Future. (Via)
- A wonderful letter from a librarian defending a children's book about gay marriage. It's really, by extension, a defense of all books, and a powerful statement against banning them. (Via)
- Photos of some of the oldest living things on Earth.
- Hugh Jackman is in talks to star in Real Steel, a movie about robot boxing in the future.
- It's a wrinkly dog!! The comparisons to Eleanor Roosevelt are a bit harsh, but the dog is terribly cute.
- Really, really awesome White Tree of Gondor tattoo. I WANT IT. I just don't want to have to sit through getting it. How can I reconcile these two desires?
- The pastasaurus! I want this, too.
- A bomb scare briefly interrupted the filming of The Green Hornet. And here's a look at Seth Rogen in costume.
- Another goofy reimagining of classic literature is on the way: Little Women and Werewolves. This has got to stop eventually. Right?
- An AT-AT school bus, and other amusing Photoshop art. (Via)
- "Like the X-men's Wolverine extending his claws, the Spanish ribbed newt slashes through itself with its sharp rib bones to create defensive spines, according to a new study." Awesome. (Via)
- A bunch of Stan Winston's props, costumes, and set pieces are going to be auctioned off next week, including full-scale Terminators! That'd be a nice decoration for your foyer. "Hi, how are- OH MY GOD THEY'VE COME FROM THE FUTURE TO KILL ME!!!"
- The hilarious and excellent South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut will be streamed online for free through October 28th right here. Also, that movie is ten years old now. That totally blows my mind. I'm so ancient! (Via)
- The seven greatest monsters in kid films. Good picks! Except... what in the hell is Purple People Eater?
- Ugh. I was hoping Ninja Assassin would be awesome (it's called Ninja Assassin, for God's sake!), but it sounds like it's pretty terrible.
- Surreal videos from the set of Christopher Nolan's Inception.
- The top ten future sports from movies.
- A creepy, all-clown Last Supper.
- Another pic from the set of The A-Team.
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