Posts categorized “Links”

Friday, 29 March 2019

Open Mike Eagle is a Wizard, Harry

Summon-up, summon-up, summon-up&hellip

“Summon-up, summon-up, summon-up…”

Surprise! Not only does Open Mike Eagle have an upcoming Comedy Central TV Show, but now he also has a comedy webseries up and running! It’s called Live From WZRD and it can be watched on VRV, which I’d never heard of before this. You can also watch the episodes on YouTube a couple of days after they’ve been released on VRV.

From the YouTube description:

LIVE FROM WZRD is a talk show hosted by Open Mike Eagle and Dani Fernandez. Shot in the student-run TV studio at East Gatewood Wizarding Community College (a 2-year accredited wizarding school in La Crescenta, CA). LIVE FROM WZRD keeps students and faculty up-to-date while educating the real world on the day-to-day lives of actual wizards, breaking the old Hollywood myths about wizardry and getting real.

The show features on-set segments with celebrity guests and characters from around the school, as well as behind-the-scenes drama, with Mike and Dani finding themselves entangled in dangerous situations in the magical realm of East Gatewood.

You can watch this episode, in which YouTuber/Voice Actor SunWon Cho (AKA ProZD) is brought to the WZRD studio TOTALLY OF HIS OWN FREE WILL, right here!

So now you know that there’s a Wizarding World in East Gatewood. We all knew Mike was a lyrical wizard (*sad trombone*), but now we know he’s an actual wizard!

Truth.

Truth.

Categories: Links, My Famous Friends, Videos.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Captain Marvel’s Marvelous Website

Captain Marvel's Marvelous Website

Marvelous… simply marvelous…

So the next big Marvel Movie will be Captain Marvel, coming out sometime next month (I can’t be bothered to look up the exact release date right now). I’m very excited for this movie! And it’s always great when a movie has a fantastic website to help get you hype.

One thing about Captain Marvel is that it takes place in the 1990s. And some very smart people in Marvel marketing decided it would be extremely awesome to create a website that looked like it came from the 1990s. And they were absolutely correct. IT IS GLORIOUS. It’s like someone had consumed all of Geocities and held it in too long, and when the opportunity came they just vomited it ALL out all over the internets. Animated GIFs. Poorly-digitized pictures. Comic Sans. Unnecessarily long scroll. An idiotic “game” you can play. Broken images. A guestbook. A trailer that plays in a tiny little box. Clashing, psychedelic backgrounds and incoherent color schemes. It’s all spot-on, heightened to 1,000%. I larb it.

Just in case you’re reading this at some unspecified point in the future when this website is no longer its current awexome self, I’ve taken taken an image capture of the entire site below. Click to enlarge it. You shan’t regret it!

Captain Marvel Website

Do, please click to enlarge. You shan’t regret it.

Categories: Links, Movies.

Monday, 17 April 2017

Canadian Konami Code

O Canada. O Konami. O Canadian Konami. O Konada? Canami?

O Canada. O Konami. O Canadian Konami. O Konada? Canami?

Hahahahahahaha! Canada is putting out a new $10 bill to mark their 150th birthday. They made a snazzy new web page where you can do a 360-degree view of it (and see that, once again, it is like a million times prettier than any American money).

You can also do something else: if you enter the Konami code on that page, you get a fun li’l surprise. Be sure to have the volume up (but not a lot); there’s an auditory component.

If you don’t want to do it yourself, a couple of people have recorded it and put it on on the YouTubes. Like this one:

If you didn’t do it yourself because you don’t know what the Konami code is, then are you sure this is the right website for you? Ah, just google it or something. It even has its own Wikipedia page.

Basically what this means is that the Bank of Canada’s web development team has some GREAT BIG NERDS in it!

Also, O Canada is a way better song than Star Spangled Banner.

Categories: Links, Video Games.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Original NES Box Art as Wall Art!?

Gasp! 'Tis true!

Gasp! ‘Tis true!

ThinkGeek is right now offering fine-art canvas prints of four classic Nintendo Entertainment System video game boxes:

  • Super Mario Bros.
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Metroid
  • Duck Hunt

You can get a closer look at them in this li’l 30-second ad that ThinkGeek threw together in like two seconds:

Good gods, these would be amazing to have hanging up in an entertainment/gaming room of some sort. <sarcasm>Y’know, one of those extra rooms that you just have lying around your house.</sarcasm>

And though I absolutely adore the Legend of Zelda box art, I kinda wished they’d gone with a different game that fit the same aesthetic as the other three. It looks outta place. Maybe something like Excitebike? Or Kung Fu?

Product Specifications:

  • Classic NES Box Art – Exclusive Canvas Art
  • Officially-licensed Nintendo merchandise
  • A ThinkGeek exclusive
  • Original NES box art printed on canvas
  • Materials: Canvas and pressboard
  • Dimensions: 19″ x 13″ x 3/4″

[Via ThinkGeek]

Categories: Links, Shopping, Video Games.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

The REAL History of Dungeons & Dragons & Improv

Improv & Dragons

It’s all true!

You may have heard some “stories” about how roleplaying games came to be invented back in the 1970s. You may know some “facts” about the creators and their “histories” as well.

But let me tell you, that’s all bunk. Fools Play Improv has produced a video that finally unveils the REAL history of Dungeons & Dragons to enlighten us all. Watch it here:

To learn more about Dungeons & Dragons, you should come see Episode 2 of “Fools Play Presents: Improv & Dragons” tomorrow (Thursday) night in Tacoma!

Details:
Improv & Dragons: Episode 2 (Faced Book Event)
Thursday, March 17th, 7:00 PM
@ Tacoma Actors Repertory Theatre
715 S 11th St, Tacoma, WA 98405 (map)
All-Ages, $10

That video doesn’t convince you that this’ll be a gut-bustingly funny show? Well, how about we let The News Tribune convince you with this gushingly glowing review:

See? FUNNY. Hope to see you there tomorrow!

Categories: Concerts/Shows, Fools Play, Links, Tacoma, Videos.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

The Invisible States of America: A Tourism Guide by UEL ARAMCHEK

A couple of days ago Twitter user @ThePatanoiac completed a rather awexome project: a tourism guide to the “Invisible States of America,” a dark, Nightvale-style alternate universe of strange and bizarre territories. Read them NOW!


Some of my favorites are New Jutland, Selima, Wayala, Kilotah, and Ruskeagan. Howsabout you?

Categories: Great Ideas on the Internet, Links.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

My Famous Friends: Miranda on Bunny Island!

Miranda on Bunny Island

So cute! (And the bunnies are pretty cute, too *winku*)

A while back my friend Miranda (lavender hair in that photo up there) went on a vacation to Japan. While she was there she visited Ōkunoshima (“Disapproval Island”), which is also informally known as Usagi Jima (“Rabbit Island”) because it is basically overrun with wild (yet extremely friendly) bunnies. BUNS BUNS BUNS!

Miranda took many photos and a couple of videos, and she submitted them and a description of her visit to the Cute Overload website. Last month Cute Overload published it all as an article! It’s terrifyingly adorable, so you should head over there to read it (and see many more cute photos).

Rabbit Island

BUNS BUNS BUNS!

Categories: Links, My Famous Friends.