|Tuesday, October 27, 2009 03:08 PM|
| by Fëanor|
Fëanor pours the entire internet into the Recyclotron, and only the best links come out the other end for you to enjoy.
By the way, beware clicking through to io9 today. They have a really evil ad for the video game Fairytale Fights on the site that repeatedly opens a pop-up window, whether you have a pop-up blocker on or not. To stop the ad, right-click it, and uncheck "Play." I was actually vaguely interested in Fairytale Fights, but now I hate it on principle.
- It is perhaps childish, but I found the above altered clip from Star Wars to be absolutely hilarious. (Via)
- Marvel superhero ski masks! (Via)
- Check out the rather horrific I FEAR THE EIGHTIES illustration series. (Via)
- Odd and unsettling story about a teen found in Times Square with amnesia. All she can remember is a passage from the fantasy novel Fool's Fate by Robin Hobb. (Via Mike)
- The movie version of the A-Team! Looking pretty snazzy. (Via)
- A slideshow of the best landscape photography of the year. (Via)
- Check out The Book Cover Archive. That's a lot of book covers! (Via)
- A report from the set of the Game of Thrones pilot, complete with pics. (Via)
- 100 amazing futuristic design concepts. (Via)
- These are awesome. I think Griffin needs one. (Via)
- Summer Glau's in a Western called The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy. It's about the adventures of three outlaws on the run in 1876. (Via)
- "In an effort to push consumers toward buying more movies, some major film studios are considering a new policy that would block DVDs from being offered for rental until several weeks after going on sale." D'oh. Considering how long it takes me to get it together and watch movies these days, this really has no effect on me, but I can see how it would be irksome to other film fans. It feels like another wrong-headed, desperate move by a crumbling empire that wants a changing world to go back to the way it used to be. (Via)
- Extremely cute knitted Cookie Monster, with cookies. (Via)
- Photos from the Lucasfilm Halloween party. (Via)
- 14 types of Twilight Zone endings. (Via Dan)
- Brutal Mario sounds like a fantastic, postmodern hack of Super Mario World. (Via)
- 4 reasons why zombies and superheroes don't mix.
- The first eight minutes of V. This reminds me a lot of the first episode of FlashForward - intercutting between different characters and situations while slowly building to the shocking, world-changing event. Fun bit: Jesus almost kills a guy! I also like the kid who trashes Independence Day. Overall pretty good.
- Amusing comic book/newspaper strip mashups.
- 5 US presidents best equipped to handle an alien invasion.
- Dreamworks is moving ahead with its plans for a live-action English-language version of Ghost in the Shell. It'll also be in 3D. Nice.
- 12 unfinished sci-fi novels the folks at io9 wish they could read.
- io9 gives Astro Boy a surprisingly positive review.
- io9 shows you how to update your boring old Halloween costumes.
- The crazy doubled-up Dollhouse schedule for December. I'm glad they're taking into account the fact that I'll be busy writing a novel in November and are simply not airing any episodes that month.
- Rob Zombie's Where the Wild Things Are. Yep, pretty much.
- Yet another casting rumor for Fury Road, the next Mad Max film: Sam Worthington.
- Baby wombat in a box!
- A video collecting all Windows start up and shut down noises from 3.1 to Vista.
- Dinosaur arm shirts! A related, and extremely important, scientific question is answered: no, a human could not beat a T. Rex in arm wrestling.
- Two German scientists say they've broken the speed of light by sending microwave photons instantaneously between a pair of prisms via a phenomenon called quantum tunneling, "which allows sub-atomic particles to break apparently unbreakable laws." I don't understand even one small part of that, but it sounds awesome.
- Video of an experiment demonstrating the principle behind superconducting trains. Cool!
- 13 kick-ass moments from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Some good picks, although I have to disagree with "Spike goes soul-searching" (I hated that Joss played the "vampire-with-a-soul" card a second time), "Buffy the Turok-Han Slayer" (one of the low points of the series, in my opinion, as Buffy defeats a vampire she previously could not defeat by... fighting it again. Uh... what?), and the destruction of Sunnydale (pretty much everything in that final episode is crap).
- Harlan Ellison won that lawsuit over that Star Trek episode. But the really important bit of information in this article is that there exists a talking Guardian of Forever Christmas ornament. WANT.
- One cool thing about those Microsoft stores: they "allow shoppers to order a Games for Windows title, leave their name with a customer service representative, then have the game, case, insert and other accouterments printed on the spot in under four minutes."
- Another item somebody could buy me for Christmas: the figurehead from Golden Voyage of Sinbad. C'mon, it's only $20,000! And move quick, because the auction'll be over in a few days. (Via)
- Cereal taxonomy. Also, a genetically engineered life form recovered from Howard Hughes' underground research vault. (Via)
- An interesting meta-list of the best comics of 2008. The list is on a blog with the horrific title "I Love Rob Liefeld," but thankfully the author's taste does not appear to have been taken into account when assembling the list. (Via)
- The third item at this link makes me feel better about America: Bill O'Reilly gets really terrible ratings.
- Here's someone dressed as a woman in a Roy Lichtenstein painting. Pretty brilliant. (Via)
- Fantastic animated Klingon propaganda video. Most people agree it's probably a viral ad for something - either a video game or a movie - but it's still awesome.
- Compelling evidence that Keanu Reeves is immortal.
- The Shining as a Yahoo! Travel hotel review.
- I know from painful experience that this web comic is absolutely true.
- Rumor has it that Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio might star in a remake of The Third Man. I'm pretty tolerant of remakes, to the extent that I'd actually be vaguely interested in this project, if it weren't for the involvement of Tobey Maguire. I can't imagine who he'd play in The Third Man.
- A 10-foot long great white shark was bitten nearly in half by something twice its size. Probably another shark, some claim. But we all know it was a giant sea monster. (Via)
- The top 10 laws of the internet. (Via Sarah)
- Warren Ellis is launching a new project: the T-shirt of the week.
- Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are trying to get a Doc Savage movie made. They've hired Shane Black to write the script.
- Download a track by The Little Death for free. It's quite good!
- Check out this trailer for Season of the Witch. Looks pretty cool, although the fact that it stars Nicolas Cage probably means it will suck.
- Sherlock Holmes poster premiere.
- Interesting thing: a graphic history of newspaper circulation over the last two decades. (Via)
- Lightsaber laser pointers. (Via)
- There is no proof that Tom Cruise can walk. (Via)
- Everybody wins! Not. (Via)
- A riveting and horrifying story about how a 15-year-old girl may have recorded the last transmissions of Amelia Earhart. (Via)
- Great portrait of J. Jonah Jameson. (Via)
- Listen to the latest track from Them Crooked Vultures. (Via)
- Video of a ridiculously cool, gigantic, animatronic monster suit. (Via)
- The five scariest episodes in TV (via), and 31 classic Halloween TV episodes and specials (via). Love the picks for the scariest TV episodes, mainly because they include "Nightmare," a fantastic episode of The Outer Limits.
- io9 says that Star Wars horror novel, Death Troopers, is good. However, the passage quoted here doesn't sound very good to me...
- 25 of the scariest science experiments ever conducted.
- Edward James Olmos talks about The Plan.
- Seriously cool clips from a fan-made Doctor Who anime. The third Doctor is hardcore.
- The Isaac Asimov estate has authorized a prequel trilogy set in the Robot/Foundation universe.
- Stephen King is collaborating on a new vampire comic book. There's also that Dr. Horrible one-shot on the way.
- Amusing Wolverine T-shirt.
- Fun illustrations.
- Is that a cabinet full of eldritch horrors, or are you just happy to see me?
- The seven best villain/hero romances. Heh. Nice picks.
- Matt Damon and Josh Brolin are in talks to join Jeff Bridges in the Coen brothers' remake of True Grit.
- Unsurprisingly, Lucasfilm says the rumor of a new 3D Star Wars trilogy is false. (Via)
- The Last Supper made out of Rubik's Cubes. (Via)
- Trailer for a samurai-in-space movie called Cup of Tears.
- The next obvious step: the Three Worf Moon shirt.
- Google Wave will have an app store.
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