Superman: Red Son is a graphic novel (168 page comic) that reimagines how things would have played out if Superman landed in the communist Soviet Union instead of the USA. I LOVED it! Read More
Must See TV: Orphan Black Season 1
Orphan Black’s first season ended this past Saturday, and wow what a great season it’s been. It’s a strange show – a kind of sci-fi drama – that was filmed in Canada and aired on BBC America. Season 2 is set to run with 10 new episodes in 2014, but you have plenty of time […]
Huge Letdown: No US Navy Ships at New York Fleet Week this Year
Sequestration – a string of wide-reaching mandatory federal budget cuts – has led to delays at many US airports, as FAA personnel are forced to take furloughs. Flight delays? I can deal with that. But what I’m having trouble accepting is that 2013 New York Fleet Week is going to be minimized this year. It was […]
Starcraft II Heart of the Swarm
Starcraft II Heart of the Swarm – an expansion to the 2010 Starcraft II Wings of Liberty release – is due to be released on March 12, 2013. It continues where Wings of Liberty left off, with a focus on the Kerrigan/Zerg storyline. Starcraft is a real-time strategy game where you mine resources, build up an […]
Iron Man 3 Trailer
MarvelUK released the first official Iron Man 3 trailer earlier today. The movie comes out May 3rd, 2013 in the USA.
Scott Kelby’s The Digital Photography Book Part 4
I’m a huge fan of Scott Kelby’s digital photography book series. They’re not so much technical guides as they are practical how-to and tip guides. The 4th volume just came out a few weeks ago, and early reviews seem to be quite positive. You can order a paperback copy for less than $15, and a […]
New Avengers and Spiderman Trailers!
Sweeeeet. What I’m wondering is who the baddies are in the movie. It’s clear that Loki is a bad guy, but who’s flying those pod-like spaceship/aircraft things? http://youtu.be/X46IidjdYKA The new spiderman looks… interesting. With this one, I’ll probably check the reviews before heading to see it.
Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity in an Easy-to-Follow Video from 1923
The folks at adafruit shared this video they found of a 1923 presentation that explains Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. I watched the ~20-minute video, and found it to be both entertaining and enlightening. It will make you think, but only a little bit. The Einstein Theory of Relativity 1923 from ricordidimenticati on Vimeo.
Astonishing X-Men: Gifted, the Motion Comic
Astonishing X-Men: Gifted is a motion comic based off of a graphic novel of the same name. After watching through the 6 short episodes (~11 minutes each), I find myself craving for more. The story is mostly centralized around a newfound “mutant cure,” and full of action and drama. The motion comic visual styling is a bit […]
Captain America: The First Avenger Blu-Ray & DVD
Captain America: the first Avenger is now out on Blu-Ray and DVD. It’s got action, it’s got comedy, and of course great performances by Chris Evans and the lovely Hayley Atwell. Hugo Weaving does a superb job as well, with his evil baddie Red Skull role. Buy it now or rent a digital copy via […]
Praying Mantis Eating an Insect’s Head – Video
AVS forum and YouTube member lucasberg put up this macro video of a praying mantis. If you’re short of time, fast forward to points 3:25, where the mantis catches a flying insect, and then at about 6:30, where the mantis proceeds to go all Thanksgiving feast on its prey. I have to say, the video is pretty […]
Space Marine (Video Game)
The newest video game in the Warhammer 40K universe is Space Marine, a 3rd person shooter. Well it’s more of a 3rd person combat game, I wouldn’t really call it a strict shooter. There is a LOT of melee in this game. The premise is simple, you’re a Space Marine, and there are hordes of […]
Before & After: How to Design Cool Stuff
I was checking out some of the new web-design books at the local bookstore when I came across Before & After: How to Design Cool Stuff by John McWade. The title of the book and look of the cover made me cringe a little, but I took a moment to browse through the book. A bit […]
Netflix DVD Service Changes Name to Qwikster
Apparently Netflix has receive so much negative feedback over their pricing changes that they’re spinning off their DVD mail rental service into a new separate company, called Qwikster.
(B4, I Sunk Your) Battleship Trailer – Yes, Really
Somehow, the creative minds in Hollywood decided to explore the idea of making more board game-inspired movies. Are board games even popular anymore? While this new Battleship trailer looks reasonably promising, I can’t quite take it seriously knowing what the plot is based off of. The only board game-inspired movie that comes to mind is […]