You may have heard his name mentioned before, because he's been in a few films over the last 37 or so years of his career-Bill Murray. Does that name ring any bells?
He's a funny guy who's wearing funny clothes as he talks about this upcoming funny film. Hooray for hilarity!
Geek overlord Joss Whedon has made no attempt to hide his nerdy side from the entertainment world, and he loves to place easter eggs in his productions that make fans drool at their discovery.
This particular easter egg comes from the pilot episode of Firefly:
In the opening sequence of Firefly‘s pilot episode, “Serenity,” Nathan Fillion’s Malcolm Reynolds is fighting the Battle of Serenity Valley. And losing. But before he’s forced to lay down his guns, he hops behind a giant anti-aircraft cannon to shoot down an Alliance fighter. And when he powers up the gun, the heads-up-display reveals a very familiar logo in the top part of the screen
The logo in question is the Weyland-Yutani Corporation logo, from the Aliens film franchise. Now that would be one amazing crossover-the crew of the Serenity vs. a horde of bloodthirsty xenomorphs!
The untimely death of Adam Yauch (MCA of the seminal rap group The Beastie Boys) sparked a wave of fan tributes that hit the internet like a tsunami.
Check out these really cool MCA/Beastie Boys inspired paintings by artists who were clearly sippin' on some Brass Monkey while they were seated at the easel- Chris B. Murray, Dave MacDowell, Dan Santat, and Ken Garduno.
--via Creep Machine
Designer Michael Jantzen has an interesting idea about the future of (sub)urban renewal-let it all fall down.
His photo manipulation series illustrates what our neighborhoods would look like in the hands of architects more concerned with form than function.
When deconstruction becomes the latest fad in suburban architecture, we'll all have to sleep in tents on the lawn!
Link --via Laughing Squid
These Star Wars watercolor paintings by Redditor terry_cook1 have come from a galaxy far, far away to class up your collection of geeky art.
The sketchy style, colorful splotches and intricate details make these spaced out watercolor works worthy of acclaim by art critics and galactic geeks alike. Check out the rest of these Star Wars masterpieces at the link below.
Link --via Geeks Are Sexy
If I didn't know the back story, I never would have suspected that this custom paint job was created with permanent marker!
Chris Dunlop took the customization of his Mustang into his own hands, spending 50 hours and burning through a bunch of Sharpie pens to create this automotive masterpiece.
The only drawback- if he leaves his car outside during a particularly acidic rain storm all that hard work will go swirling down the drain.
These carpets were made by Dutch art collective We Make Carpets, but they're not the kind of carpets that make your home full a little cozier.
Nor should you ever walk on these carpets, unless you like the feel of bloody feet, for these are strictly decorative carpets, art panels made out of recycled materials like plastic cutlery, clothes pins and other bits of brightly colored plastic.
It's a beautifully patterned comment on consumerism and form over function, and when you're tired of hanging them in your home you can chuck them in the bin and recycle them once again!
Link --via Beautiful/Decay
previously on Neatorama- We Make Carpets --LINK
Since I'm a big fan of that travellin' culinary man Anthony Bourdain, I was excited to hear that he'd soon be adding mythical beasts to his menu.
Then I found out that he was only joking around with a young lady, who asked him how he'd cook a unicorn at the Great GoogaMooga Festival in Brooklyn, New York.
Here's his response:
He would roast the loin, grill the legs, braise the forequarter and use the horn to pick your teeth with after the meal. For the record, unicorn marrow is delicious, he says.
I wonder how the little girl reacted to his ideas on how to prepare a unicorn?
Fraser Gray's paintings aren't limited to the confines of the canvas, and his whimsical works look equally good hanging on a wall or covering it.
His paintings defy convention in many ways, and yet his subjects are, for the most part, mundane objects and average people jumbled together like visual patterns of madness.
You can peruse a few of his paintings at the Boom link below, and if you like what you see head over to Fraser's Flickr page to see many more examples of his stylish and interesting works.
Link --via Booooooom!
Some gamers simply enjoy playing video games, while others are truly hardcore, surrounding themselves with gaming related merch, clothing, fan fiction and now trivia, thanks to didyouknowgaming.com.
The information contained on this trivia site is guaranteed to blow your mind, and give you lots of ammo when facing know-it-all video game aficionados at your local game shop or watering hole.
Many of the trivial tidbits found on didyouknowgaming.com will change the way you think about your favorite games, filling in an often missing back story with strange story elements and details on how the game made it to the store shelves.
Link --via Geekosystem
Watch him belt out a tune in an episode of This American Life from 2010, a tune from Commentary! The Musical, which originally appeared on the DVD edition of Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along. It's pure geeky musical love, don't hate!
--via Nerd Approved
Carls Jr.'s newest creation sounds like a little bit of dessert heaven, and may prove to be the tastiest burger ever made.
Called the Brrrger, it's an ice cream sandwich posing as a hamburger, complete with ketchup and mustard icing between two sugar cookie buns.
It's currently being tested at Carls Jr. locations in Orange County, California but hopefully these burger shaped treats will be taking the nation by storm this summer when customers can't get enough of this sweet imposter.
Late 19th century Paris was a swinging place, with nightclubs that promised to send your spirit straight to heaven, leave you lingering in a drunken limbo, or help you sin your way into the depths of hell.
These clubs provided theatrical ambiance, astoundingly detailed architecture and a never ending array of alcoholic beverages, and they were designed to take patrons on a trip to the other side, a true escapists paradise.
These amazing clubs no longer exist, but they were well documented in the 1899 book Bohemian Paris Of To-Day by William Chambers Morrow and Edouard Cucuel, which is now available via archive.org.
Link --via i09
He's eager to show the neighbors that he's more evolved than their mutts, and his sweet haircut should make him a hit with the local females.
And if Norman ever starts his own canine bike gang he will truly be the leader of the pack.
--via Laughing Squid
Brawndo, the thirst mutilator energy drink enjoyed by the citizens of the future in the hilarious Mike Judge movie Idiocracy, is now a delicious reality thanks to geek visionaries Dave Dalton and Craig Berscheidt of Hammerspace.
Just make sure the switch is set to Brawndo, or you may get a face full of toilet water! It's UPS man tested, and approved by future President/Pro Wrestler Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho.
Link --via i09
It's a weird yet fun waste of three and a half minutes of your life, if you're into odd bits of animated nonsense.
It's free to try, and if you like it keep it as a free gift and watch it FOREVER!
It's called Whimsyshire, and it's full of teddy bears, unicorns, rainbows and a color palette straight out of My Little Pony.
It's the kind of place where your character can take a break from all those undead hordes and stagnant caves, even if the killing doesn't stop at the end of the rainbow.
(Warning: this video contains game spoilers)
Apparently even the mighty Disney corporation has let some rather questionable merchandise slip through the cracks over the years, and characters such as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck have been placed in compromising positions by the manufacturers of this creepy merch.
Cartoon Brew has put together a small yet entertaining selection of oddball Disney related merchandise from around the globe worthy of a "WTF?!"
Watch her display her serious rhyming skills on America's Got Talent, proving that you're never too old to win a rap battle.
--via Best Week Ever
Images of the Dude abound in the newest works by painter and pop culture junkie Dave MacDowell. They're brightly colored, tongue in cheek dedications to the gods of geekdom.
Gallery 1988 is currently showing the works of Dave MacDowell at their Santa Monica location now through June 2nd, and these works look even better in person, where the colors can pop you in the eye and the smell of nerdy desperation lingers in the air.
(NSFW due to coarse language)
Link --via Creep Machine
If you've ever played the video games in the Professor Layton series then you know that the one thing these games are missing is a suitably cerebral soundtrack score.
The folks at Gamological Society agreed, so they've created an alternate soundtrack for the games by using music composed by Yann Tierson.
It's just the kind of soundtrack you need to keep those mental juices flowing, as you try to puzzle your way through the often infuriating games in the Professor Layton series.
The game is called The Doom That Came To Atlantic City, and it's sure to appeal to fans of both the Cthulhu mythos and the classic board game Monopoly.
It's full of cultists, eldritch horrors and the destruction of real estate, one RR and Park Place adjacent address at a time.
Created by Lee Moyer and Keith Baker, with pieces sculpted by Paul Komoda, The Doom is currently seeking funding via Kickstarter, so if you like the premise you can contribute and make sure this awesome game hits the shelves.
Link --via i09
Talk about urban beautification! Japanese manhole covers aren't just for covering holes in the ground, they're colorful and artistic and often embody elements of Japanese culture.
Booooooom! has a rather impressive collection of Japanese manhole covers for you to peruse at the link below.
Seeing how nice they all look makes me want to grab some paint and beautify my city, too bad the local law enforcement won't appreciate my artistic efforts!
Frank Frazetta created a series of illustrations for The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings back in 1975, which were released as a limited edition, signed and numbered portfolio.
The illustrations are simply amazing, and his take on the LOTR universe probably would have made Tolkien blush, due to the lack of backside armor and the abundance of gore.
The illustrations are presented complete with tears and blemishes, obviously scans from someone's personal collection, but in my opinion that doesn't really detract from the overall beauty of the illustrations, and it saves you from having to shell out $400 (going rate on Ebay) just to see them all.
It's hard to argue with the protest sign this guy is carrying, unless you're one of those government intelligence types and you're trying to conceal the truth about the existence of time travel technology from the masses.
I wish I could travel back in time to the moment this guy finished making his sign and snatch it up, leaving behind a note which reads "protest noted and acknowledged, have a nice day!"
Having to ride the train home after work is bad enough, but when you are crammed so tightly into each car that your face is smashed up against the window the ride home becomes a trip straight to hell.
Photographer Michael Wolf decided to capture images of commuters at their most (de)pressed, all hope lost and face pressed to the glass, in his series entitled Tokyo Compression.
The images are at once uncomfortable and undeniably humanistic, and something anyone who has been forced to ride on public transportation in a major city during rush hour can relate to.
Link --via DesignTAXI
Classic Nintendo characters, from NES games like Metroid, The Legend Of Zelda and MegaMan, explore their Japanese roots in this series of illustrations by Jed Henry.
Capturing the action of old school gaming with the style of traditional Japanese woodblock prints, these beautiful full color illustrations show us what Samus, Link and MegaMan would look like in an alternate Feudal Japan themed universe.
Link --via Comics Alliance
And when the soothing sound of twin electric harps playing the theme to A Game Of Thrones sweeps over you, you'll believe that dragons can fly and feel the magic in the air. Or, maybe I had a few too many drinks with dinner...
--via Nerd Bastards
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