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Monday, 13 July 2015

My Favorite Comic-Con Moments 2015

So San Diego Comic-Con is over, and there were lots of big announcements and blah-blah-blah Star Wars blah-blah-blah Batman v. Superman blah-blah X-Men Apocalypse blah-blah. You already know all about all of those, so I ain’t gunna get into ’em.

These are the things that happened at Comic-Con that I really enjoyed:

Junior Braves of the Apocalypse

A friend of mine had a comic book signing at Comic-Con. I still can’t get over that!

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I mean, comicbookresources.com even did previews of this book. Hooray Michael Tanner! I <3 my famous friends.

Conan Goes to Comic-Con

The opening segment of Conan O’Brien’s week of shows filmed at Comic-Con was undoubtably the best part:

Joss Whedon’s Twist

Now that Joss Whedon is no longer the shepherd of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he has time to do projects for himself for a change! First up: an original comic book about an original character:

Joss Whedon's Twist

Joss Whedon’s Twist

Joss Whedon had (unsurprisingly) my favorite single quote of the whole weekend when he described the book:

Basically deals with the most important moral question facing us, which is, why isn’t there a Victorian Female Batman? [1]

Steven Universe Extended Theme Song

There was a Steven Universe panel. And this happened:

I made the mistake of watching that during my lunch break at work last week. Fortunately no one else was around, so I didn’t have to explain that I was crying about a cartoon.

Marceline Sings!

There was an Adventure Time panel, which also contained Rebecca Sugar, the creator of Steven Universe. See, she worked on Adventure Time before starting Steven Universe, and she wrote a bunch of the most memorable songs for them. And she’s written a new song for Marceline. Whose voice actress, Olivia Olson, also just happened to be on the panel. So, y’know, she helped out:

Ash vs Evil Dead

I do believe this speaks for itself. Let me know if you’re confused about anything:

Wrongplayed

And, of course, one of my favorite Instagram accounts: Wrongplayed, that purposefully (and hilariously) misidentifies the various cosplay of the con:

I AM GROOT! #marvel #hookedonafeeling #vindiesel #wrongplay

A post shared by Greg and Mike (@wrongplayed) on

So that’s what I enjoyed and/or am looking forward to. How about you?

[1] http://io9.com/joss-whedon-just-explained-the-meaning-of-life-to-us-1717277218

Categories: Articles, Cartoons, Celebrities, Comics, Music, My Famous Friends, News, Round-up, TV, Videos.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Glorious: Tim & Eric Team with Jeff Goldblum to Make a Commercial for GE

This bulb is so easy to install you can do it while painting...

This bulb is so easy to install you can do it while painting…

This is one of the best commercials I’ve seen in quite a while, created by Tim & Eric (of “Tim & Eric” fame):

I do love how Jeff Goldblum is always down for a bit of self-deprecation. And awesome hair.

Categories: Celebrities, Videos.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

The Funniest Thing on Twitter in a Long Time

So there’s some bad stuffs going on in Ukraine right now involving Russia. David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, I guess wanted to show that he was standing in solidarity with the USA, so he tweeted this:

This is very strange. Did he use a stock photo of him looking serious on the phone? Or did he have an aide photograph him just for this occasion? Why did he need a photo of himself on the phone in the first place? Did he think twitter wouldn’t believe that he actually talked to Obama on the phone?

Despite how serious the Ukraine situation is, this of course needed to be mocked. And mocked it was. And who better to mock the Prime Minister than Twitter superstar Rob Delaney?

And Sir Patrick Stewart was thankfully also on the case:

But things couldn’t get started until comic writer Michael Moreno joined in:

Whew! Now I know the situation is well in hand!

Edit: 11:59 AM
O noes! Wil Wheaton was too late to join the call 🙁

Hahahahahaha

Categories: Celebrities.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

It’s Okay for Takei to Play with Day: George Takei on Felicia Day’s Co-Optitude!

Takei + Day!

Takei + Day!

Felicia Day’s Co-Optitude is one of my very favoritest web shows. It was my Link of the Month back in June in fact.

Well, on this week’s episode something rather magical happened. Usually Co-Optitude is co-hosted by Felicia’s brother Ryon. But this time he was “unavailable.” So Felicia got her first guest-host: none other than GEORGE TAKEI himself!

It was pretty awesome. Especially since Felicia took George’s virginity. His video game virginity, that is.

Here, watch:

They are both completely adorable people (by the way, check out Felicia’s adorable pixie haircut, and how pretty is that top she’s wearing?) and the whole thing is rather charming and delightful.

Hey, I made it through an entire post about George Takei without ever saying, “Oh my.” ← That doesn’t count.

Categories: Celebrities, Video Games, Videos.

Friday, 4 October 2013

Cocktails Through a Stillsuit: A Toast to Frank Herbert

Did you know that Frank Herbert is a native of Tacoma? Most people don’t. Actually, most people probably don’t even think about or wonder where Frank Herbert is from. But ’tis truth. Throughout his life he lived all over the Pacific Northwest, from Tacoma to Oregon and Seattle to Port Townsend.

But he was born on October 8th right here in Tacoma. So why shouldn’t Tacoma celebrate?

Frank Herbert is, of course, most known as the author of the Dune series of Science-Fiction novels. And Chris Keil, the owner of Tacoma’s Hilltop Kitchen bar/restaurant, also just happens to be a huge Dune nerd. He has named several cocktails after characters & groups in the long series of novels.

Stillsuit Cocktails: an illustrated guide

Comic Illustration of Hilltop Kitchen’s Dune-Inspired cocktails by RR Anderson

So it seems only fitting that Hilltop Kitchen should serve as host to a celebration of Herbert’s day of birth.

The event is being organized by local entertainment blog Post Defiance and being called “Cocktails Through a Stillsuit,” which is a reference to the waste-recycling and environmental suits that the “Fremen” people wore in the Dune novels.

Here are the deets:

Cocktails Through a Stillsuit: A Toast to Frank Herbert (Facebook Event)
Tuesday, October 8th 7:00 – 10:00 PM
Hilltop Kitchen
913 Martin Luther King Way
Tacoma, WA 98405

Join Post Defiance, Hilltop Kitchen, author Erik Hanberg, and King’s Books as they raise a lovingly concocted cocktail to Frank Herbert.

There’s very little chance that I will go myself, due to the facts that (A) I am not currently imbibing alcohol, and (B) I am prepping for a wee beb. But if’n you like Dune and/or good drink, you shouldst probably check it out for yourself!

(Via Post Defiance)

Categories: Celebrities, Comics, Restaurants, Tacoma.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

20/20 Vision of Three Ninjas & Tangentbot

Remember when I posted about how famous my pal Jason is? Well, he just keeps gettin’ more and more famouser.

After his appearance on the Today Show, that TV show 20/20 flew him back to New York to interview him. And they lubbed him so much they actually agreed to fly a film crew out to Seattle to film him performing his musics as Three Ninjas.

So @NatheLawver and @tacomachickadee and picked me up and we drove the 40 minutes up to West Seattle to see Three Ninjas & Tangentbot (and special guest Pop Star Shannon O’Brien) perform their tiny open-mic set at the Skylark Café with a 20/20 film crew filming it, then we drove all the way back to Tacoma.

From left: Tangentbot, Three Ninjas, Pop Star Shannon O'Brien

From left: Tangentbot, Three Ninjas, Pop Star Shannon O'Brien

Total drive time was 1hr 20min. Total show time was approx 20 minutes.

TOTALLY WORTH IT.

So there’s a slim chance that I might appear on a soon-to-air episode of 20/20 in an audience reaction shot. No biggie.

Categories: Celebrities, Concerts/Shows, Pictures.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Molly Lewis Serenades Stephen Fry

Something completely adorable happened on Tuesday. See, musician Molly Lewis is a big fan of Stephen Fry — and why shouldn’t she be, really? Why shouldn’t everyone be a fan of Stephen Fry? No good reason as far as I can see. Anyhoo, a while back she wrote a song for/about Stephen Fry called “An Open Letter to Stephen Fry,” and last week she got about to releasing a recording of it. Things moved rather quickly after that.

The Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard announced that they would be honoring Stephen Fry at an event on Tuesday evening. Similarly, Molly Lewis posted a cryptic plea on her website asking if her fans could perhaps help with airfare so she could fly out to some event in Massachusetts…

Well, tl;dr — I’ll let their own Tweets tell some of the story:

And now that your curiosity is no doubt piqued, here is the serenade in question. There’s no video of the actual event, but you can watch Molly Lewis’s original video (or if you don’t want to watch it, you can just listen to the song below the video).

Adobo, no? Here’s a nice recap of the whole event. Now be a good little jellybean and support Molly Lewis by tossing four quarters into her coffers: Buy that song!

Categories: Celebrities, Music, Videos.