Posts tagged “Firefly”

Friday, 20 March 2015

Great Ideas on the Internet: Alan Tudyk is a “Con Man”

MAN OF CONS!

MAN OF CONS!

Hey, you know Hoban Washburn Alan Tudyk, right? Well, he and his pal Malcolm Reynolds Nathan Fillion are making a show together! The premise might seem a little familiar: It’s about a couple of people who were on a prematurely-cancelled Science Fiction TV show that has a rabid cult following, and their adventures going to Science Fiction conventions.

CONVENTIONS… CONS… CON MAN. GET IT?

Anyway, rather than doing this show through a network (Wash Alan and Mal Nathan have “trust issues” as they put it), they’ve decided to make it into a webseries WITH OUR HELP!

Here’s the funny pitch video from their IndieGogo campaign:

In case you aren’t able or don’t want to watch the video (what the EFF is wrong with you), it basically goes over the premise I just told you about, and also has some fun cameos by some geek icons you might recognize, like Seth Green, Felicia Day, and Gina Torres!

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Felicia considers her options.

Listen, if you read my blog you probably already know about this. And I probably don’t have to tell you to help fund it because it’s already like 516% funded. But I can tell you that I am excited for when this thing gets released in whatever form it gets released. Just watch this preview!

So there you go. Funny, funny stuffs from some of your favorite all-time people all together again and making us happy.

This Con Man isn't out to cheat you. He's out to TREAT you! (I'm sorry)

This Con Man isn’t out to cheat you. He’s out to TREAT you! (I’m sorry)

Categories: Great Ideas on the Internet.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

The Firefly 10th Anniversary Panel

Sure, this is almost an hour long. So turn off that gorram re-run of whatever crappy TV show you have on right now and watch this instead. This is important.

And it’s okay to cry.

Categories: Videos.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Beginning of Summer Round-up

Here are some interesting things I’ve found around teh intarwebs in the past few weeks that never made it into my blog here… until now (I’m pretty sure most of ’em made it onto Facebook or Twitter, though).

OCTOCAM

octopusIf you ever, ever want to know what an octopus is doing right this very second, Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center has installed a camera in the tank of their resident 40-pound Pacific octopus, Deriq.

It is for some reason very enjoyable and relaxing to watch Deriq meander around in his tank.

ALT/1977: WE ARE NOT TIME-TRAVELERS

Artist Alex Varanese has imagined what it would look like if someone from today went back in time and re-created today’s modern electronics—cell phone, laptop, hand-held video game system, mp3 player—using the design aesthetics of 1977.

The results are absolutely fan-frikkin’-tastic.

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I was born in 1977, so I completely remember this style of design. Y’all have no idea how much I miss high technology that had a faux-woodgrain finish. Glorious.

EDWARD CULLEN TAMPON CASE

Etsy crafter and all-around awexome human being Taisha McGee made the one piece of merchandise that no Twilight fan should be without.

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The product description speaks for itself:

Bella’s most useful accessory. Case is 5.5″ by 2″ and holds two average sized tampons. Edward’s face is sparkly. Tampons not included.

RIVER TAM AND THE FIREFLIES

River Tam and the Fireflies

Holy eff but that is so freakin’ adorable. This is an actual album sleeve that artist Joebot made for a gallery show (happens on July 9th).

But the really cool thing is that you can purchase a print of this picture at his Etsy shop as a gift to send to me! Joebot has some other really cool prints as well, like ones of the Nintendo princesses (and Samus).

AT-AT DAY AFTERNOON

An absolutely adorable short film with seamless special effects animation. Very well done.

THE WORLD’S ONLY NEWSPAPER

This is a fascinating collection of still frames and clips of people reading newspapers in dozens of films and television shows. The exact same newspaper each time. Going back decades. It looks like this:

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It’s actually kind of astonishing how wide-spread this newspaper really is.

AQUATIC VIDEOS

Here are a couple of videos of aquatic awesomeness:

WATERMELON TURTLE

This extravagantly cute melon bowl is from my link-of-the month, Host-It Notes.

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There are all sorts of other darling little foodstuffs at Host-It Notes, like sheep cupcakes, mushroom radishes, and frosting bees!

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That’s about it for now.

Categories: Artists, Arts & Crafts, Computers, Cooking, Links, Movies, Pictures, Round-up, TV, Videos.