You’d think he should be able to go wherever he wants, being a Sith lord and everything, but apparently every stormtrooper on the Death Star just came from a celebratory kegger (maybe it’s finally fully operational), as this phone commercial shows Vader waiting to use the can with his own troops.
Yes, you heard right — this is actually an ad for the new Korean cell phone mobile carrier company called Olleh.The product being touted is known as the Olleh lte ‘Warp’, which explains the random scenes in which Vader and his troops warp to get where they need to go. Keep Reading
Life isn’t perfect, sometimes you have to get up to turn on the TV, when your remote is hard to find or beyond a remote distance away. Who can forget those other inconvenient situations, like waking up before noon or having to go outside?
But is there anything more burdensome, any act more obstructive to pursuing our free liberties than having to put down a controller, so that we can pick up a hot-pocket? For you consumers of the lean pocket, you probably have no idea what I’m talking about…you’re on the treadmill or busy buying overpriced Under Armour garments that will cause more discomfort than your first suit. Keep Reading
According to the Richmond Register, several Richmond, Kentucky-area criminal investigations are on suspension, following a decision by the Supreme Court that GPS tracking of suspected criminals is illegal without a court-issued warrant.
The decision follows numerous cases in which Kentucky Drug Task Force officers attached GPS devices to the cars of several known/suspected drug dealers without court authorization. The deciding case, Antoine Jones vs. The United States, came before the Court as a result of continued and unwarranted tracking of Jones, a suspected cocaine trafficker. Keep Reading
When the superhero blockbusters come pouring out of the cinemas, usually what we have to deal with are crummy fast food chain tie-ins and/or products that invariably end up at Target. It seems only fitting, however, that in anticipation of Joss Whedon’s latest they’d release something so quirky, so weird, so awesome in its originality, so…Joss Whedon-y.
That’s right, for a mere $300 to $800 dollars, an actual BPRD training facility has opened in Portland. In case you’re not a Hellboy aficionado, BPRD stands for Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, and is essentially comprised of Hellboy’s buddies — Johann Kraus, Liz Sherman, Kate Corrigan, Roger the Homunculus, Abe Sapien, and Captain Ben Daimo. Dark Horse Comics themselves have teamed up with and outdoor education and training company to create the camp, which trains you in skills of survival (duh), martial arts, weaponry, forensics, folklore and mythology, potions, charms, telepathy, physiology of monsters and gadgets of the occult.
How bad-ass is that?
Excuse us if this story is a little late to the party, but we couldn’t skip over what might be the most ridiculous cake (not involving a wedding and/or reality TV show) ever created. Amanda Oakleaf created the cake for the Arisia Sci-Fi Convention in Boston this past week. The final result weighed 300 pounds, stood over 6 feet tall…and was enough to feed 600 fans. Oakleaf, who reportedly is not Canadian, said that the cake might be the greatest sculpted cake ever created — something many critics aren’t even bothering to respond to.
The building of the Stormtrooper cake was an epic event in and of itself. It took our entire wonderful crew of ten people two full weeks of to put this guy together (although the cake wasn’t added until 2 days before it was to be served). Along the way we even had to invent completely new cake making methods so it could be put together modularly onsite Keep Reading
In the spirit of this week’s porn industry announcement that studios might be packing up their dildos and moving out of town (all as a result of state govt. enforcing mandatory condom laws), the following could prove either good or bad for them: someone has gone to the trouble to create an iPad equipped with a fleshlight-holding case.
The fleshlight is even strategically positioned underneath it and therefore making it quite convenient for you to, uh, take care of yourself while you watch your porn.
As an aside: This is not a real product, yet — and it’s not endoresed by the makers of Fleshlight…though I’d be hard pressed to think that since you’re already f*cking a flashlight, they’d probably be fine with taking it one step more forward. Including f*cking an iPad. Keep Reading
In conjunction with Japan Airlines and Tokyo FM Broadcasting, Sanrio — the company responsible for all things Hello Kitty — unleashed a custom designed special jet, dedicated to everyone’s favorite caricatured feline.
But this wasn’t just any Hello Kitty Jet. It also featured a special PSA on its side — according to Mitsuaki Suzuki, director of Japan Society of OBGYNs Keep Reading
With the debates surrounding SOPA, and the U.S. Government’s obvious mis-calculations in judging the reaction of the internet community, is it safe to say that the Feds are now AFRAID of its citizens communicating on the internet? You fear most what you don’t understand, perhaps the government is trying to ban something before they make an effort to combat it by understsanding its inner workings?
I pose these questions in reaction to the news that Hana Beshara, the founder of NinjaNet (one of the largest movie streaming sites on the net) has been rushed to jail after being sentenced to 22 months in jail. Keep Reading
Stephen Hawking. A name synonymous with overcoming tremendous adversity, pondering the universe’s greatest mysteries, and inciting scientists, cosmologists and astronomers to decipher the origins of time.
Yet according to Geekosystem, in a recent interview, Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge and bestselling author of A Brief History of Time — which translated theoretical physics/the Theory of Relativity/black hole science into a vernacular the layperson could understand — admitted that girls are, well, hard to figure out. To be specific: Keep Reading
You don’t have to have ever given a power point presentation to relate to the poor bastard in this video — which is, incidentally, witty, well-shot, well-acted, and edited (and as far as those annoying ‘training videos’ we’ve all had to endure upon getting hired at a new job, among the best). But the truly great thing about this short is how unflinchingly accurate it is, and how symbolic it is of every painfully awkward moment you’ve ever had in front of a crowd. Succinctly titled “Every Presentation Ever: Communication FAIL,” this video gives voice to all the subtle little ways we handle ourselves, and futilely try to avoid looking like a total n00b.
As far as we can tell, no, this isn’t a joke. Boys and girls, introducing Fiverr — a site where you can hire people to do random tasks for $5 — which is now offering “The Girlfriend Experience.”
No, this doesn’t mean the opportunity to bang porn star Sasha Grey (hold on! it’s still pretty interesting) — it’s just a cash-strapped college student, aka Cathy01, seeking some dough to support herself. And in return for a fiver, or .00000000000000000000000001% of her college loans, she’ll tell your FB world (however small) that she’s your girlfriend Keep Reading
If there’s a word to describe this creation it would be somewhere in between epic and amazing. A TV built entirely out of legos featuring an animated superman (with scrolling background) flying through Metropolis…sort of.
The user “TooMuchCaffeine” who created it said that the idea has been:
“Kicking about in my head for months and the arrival of the DC minifigs seemed liked the perfect excuse to actually attempt to build it.” Keep Reading
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a lonely Viper scout droid searching through the snowy trenches of Hoth, hoping for a glimpse of Skywalker (only to be pwned by a laser blaster)? To listen to C3PO’s cowardly whining and think of a British robot Woody Allen? How about that little ghetto box droid who scurries about the boots of Vader — or lowliest of all, the red R2 unit who got overlooked in favor of his bluer, more rotund version? F*cking crummy motivators.
You probably didn’t — as io9 points out, that’s where graphic designer/artist PapaBeatsScissors comes in. He’s gone to some impressive lengths to make some clever designs/PSAs highlighting the immense self-consciousness some of these droids suffer from. Keep Reading
Bandai’s sort of like the MGM of the anime industry — among the oldest and one of the most (once) respected studios, and a purveyor of classics that are beloved by anime fans young and old. Ghost in the Shell? Distributed by Bandai. Cowboy Bebop? Been there. And Gundam, one of the earliest popular mech-based anime, (alongside Robotech of course)? Yeah, Bandai gave it to us. Yet this week, they were given their official death certificate.
A lot of people blame Bandai Japan’s bullying attitude towards their worldwide distributor, the worldwide/multinational Bandai Entertainment, which led to said clusterf*ck. The details themselves (while hard to dig up) are pretty fascinating Keep Reading
Fortunately, there’s Spike Jonze, the director who brought you Where The Wild Things Are and the music video with that guy on fire. And of course the video also features Buck, who’s hard to dig up info on but is listed as a “classically trained street dancer” who’s currently enjoying a residence at the Vail Int’l Film Festival.
Straight outta Area 51, this science fiction-themed hooker palace will be conjoined with – what else – a gas station and food store, officially designated as The Alien 51 Travel Center. According to TIME, there’s an opening date scheduled for sometime in the next few months. Keep Reading
David Dopp is a regular guy from Santaquin, Utah, a city 2.5 square miles wide with roughly 4,000 people. Not exactly prime real estate for a Lamborghini Murcielago, a car that can travel a quarter mile in roughly 12 seconds and doesn’t fare too well in the icy climate of Utah. Keep Reading
If by chance you’re in the neighborhood of Meridian, Idaho you’re probably very familiar with the Cadger Family’s Christmas Light display.
With over 35,000 LED lights and 64 Light O Rama channels (Light O Rama being the leading manufacturer and retailer of systems used to create animated shows involving lights, music and motion, of course), the family decided to spice things up this year with a dubstep re-mix of the Nutcracker. Keep Reading
Freddie Gibbs makes a lot of things look easy — could breaking the law be one of them? After finding two bags of weed in the rapper’s bags, TSA officials apparently let him off with a warning, via handwritten note that simply read “C’mon Son.”
Rumors abound as to whether the ‘note’ was an authentic warning, or just part of a quickly thought-up hoax by Gibbs, designed to get him some attention.
If anything’s for certain, it’s that the ‘Cmon Son’ note bears an uncanny resemblance to the note left behind by another TSA agent, who wrote “Get Your Freak On Girl” upon finding a passenger’s vibrator during a routine bag search. Said TSA-er was promptly fired; could it be said these guys have learned nothing since that debacle? Will this agent end up enduring a similar fate? Or did the vibrator incident inspire Gibbs to pull off his own stunt? Keep Reading