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Feb 282009

Nick FuryRemember the end of Ironman? We got a glimpse of SHIELD agent Nick Fury played by Samuel L Jackson. The geek in all of us LOVED the idea and assumed it was a sign of things to come. Apparently, it wasn’t and no deal was in place between Mr. Jackson and Marvel (at least that is what ThinkHero was telling us last month from info they got off the LA Times Hero Complex site). That was until recently.

According to Samuel L. Jackson has just committed to playing Fury in Ironman 2, which is good news for us fans.

Further more Variety reports, “Jackson’s deal is a long-term commitment to play Fury, the leader of the espionage unit the Shield. His deal contains an option to play the character in nine future Marvel superhero films, efforts that are expected to include Captain America, Thor, The Avengers  and The Shield  as well as potential sequels.”

All I can say is SWEET! This pretty much answers my questions about an upcoming Avengers movie (but will it be sans Spider-man, most likely as Sony still has the rights to make those films). You go Marvel with your nine film deals!

Feb 272009

War Dog MemorialThe Hartsdale Pet Cemetery near New York City has made it to the Top 10 Places of Rest list “alongside the Taj Mahal in India and the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt” according to ZooToo Pet News website. Lonely Planet published the list in their book 2009 Best of Travel (I assume it is a book of lists about traveling in 2009). I don’t know about the rest of the book but this list in particular interests me quite a bit and I will be adding it to my TO DO LIST (which may or may not ever get done).

The Hartsdale Pet Cemetery is the world’s oldest operating pet cemetery started way back in 1896 by Dr. Samuel Johnson. It also happens to be America’s first pet cemetery.

Poking around their website they have a war dog memorial at the cemetery that I would really like to see at some point. Maybe this summer we can take a trip up there (if my car can make it that far).

Feb 262009

It started out earlier today when my IE6 (I haven’t moved to 7 at work yet as I hate it at home so I tried to keep work from being faced with the same idiotic browsing issues I have here at home) when I got this weird error that the site I was working on had a script on it that was making internet explorer run slow. First time I had ever seen that error message pop up.

Even with all the crap that you get with microsoft’s browser I tend to use it the majority of the time. I know, I know. It is out of a force of habit. But every once in a while I open up Firefox and use it. At work I do this because some sites no longer function properly in IE6.

Anywho, remember how much fun Netscape was and how you had to bounce around from browser to browser because it could not do something the same as the other browser, well this is pretty much the same thing. Why can’t they all just get along?

Case in point this little blog does not work in Firefox but it mostly okay in MSIE7/6. No idea why, but if this looks screwy to you switch over to MSIE and then back again. Sorry.

So do I remove the offending video (I think it is the embedded CBS vids) or leave them there and let ya’ll figure it out? Either way I still hate the incompatibility issues in browsers!

Feb 252009

Captains ChairBoy would I love one of these for my collection, but at around two grand I cannot foresee ever having one. Noting in my Star Trek collection has cost me more than $200. I just can’t bring myself to spend that kind of money on a collectible. (funny though I spent that on my other hobby, photography, when I bought my first digital SLR)

I will just have to continue under the impression that it is really uncomfortable (most likely not), would NEVER make me feel like a starship captain (fat chance on that, it would be SO COOL) and there is no where I could fit it in the house (duh, throw out the sofa!) Okay, so I have convinced myself (NOT) that I don’t want or need this splendid, life-sized, original series Captain’s chair to act out my Captain Kirk fantasies.

Besides if I had this where would I get the green alien girls from?

Since these are limited and I don’t seem to be able to get me one, why not head over to EE and pre-order a Captain’s Chair for yourself (and make me EXTREMELY jealous in the process)?

Feb 212009

50 Aliens T-shirt…can u name them allI had so much fun with my friends trying to figure out the 51 Robots on my other Chop Shop t-shirt that I thought I would do the same here with the 50 Aliens shirt. (Both of which are highly recommended by me as being both uber cool and uber geeky.)

Here’s what I got (feel free to comment below with additions or corrections to the list):

  1. Ignignokt the Mooninite – Aqua Teen Hunger Force

  2. Alien

  3. Space Invaders ?

  4. Preditor

  5. Yip Yip Martians – Sesame Street

  6. ?

  7. Marvin the Martian – Looney Tunes

  8. Bug – Starship Troopers

  9. Kodos or is it Kang? – The Simpsons

  10. Glactus – Marvel Comics (not the Silver Surfer movie, slackers)

  11. Vorgon – Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Movie

  12. Mos Eisley Cantina Band Member – Star Wars: A New Hope

  13. ?

  14. Tribble – Star Trek TOS

  15. ?

  16. Diva – Fifth Element

  17. Howard the Duck

  18. E.T.

  19. Alien – Close Encounters of the Third Kind

  20. ?

  21. X-Files?

  22. ?

  23. Klaatu – Day The Earth Stood Still (original)

  24. Space Invaders

  25. Nibbler – Futurama

  26. Space Invaders

  27. Great Gazoo (Kazoo)- The Flinstones

  28. Spock – Star Trek

  29. ?

  30. ?

  31. ID4 Alien – Independence Day

  32. Mork from Ork – Mork and Mindy

  33. ?

  34. Uncle Martin – My Favorite Martian

  35. MIB Worm – Men in Black

  36. Sand Worm – Dune

  37. ?

  38. Beldar – Coneheads

  39. Martian – Mars Attacks

  40. Kanamit – Twilight Zone To Serve Man

  41. Quark – Star Trek Deep Space Nine

  42. Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie)

  43. Zim – Invader Zim

  44. ?

  45. ?

  46. ?

  47. ?

  48. Zoidberg – Futurama

  49. Alf

  50. Dalek – Doctor Who

So as you can see there are holes in this list. So your help is appreciated!

Feb 152009

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, SpockWho knew that the game of rock, paper, scissors, lizard, Spock shown on the Big Bang Theory was and actual game? Not I. I found out the other day while poking around they made a t-shirt (which is pretty cool in its own right) and they linked to the guy who came up with it.

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock was created by Sam Kass with Karen Bryla. The rules are easy and the reasons for using it instead of the standard rock, paper, scissors makes pretty good sense. People that know each other too well will inevitably end up in a tie about 80% of the time. So by adding 2 new variables this will decrease those chances of getting a tie.

Here are the rules (Sheldon will also explain them in the video). Scissors cut paper. Paper covers rock. Rock crushes lizard. Lizard poisons Spock. Spock smashes scissors. Scissors decapitate lizard. Lizard eats paper. Paper disproves Spock. Spock vaporizes rock. Rock crushes scissors.

Love this show!

Feb 142009

I Heart a TrekkieHappy Valentine’s Day everyone. Guess what? Even Trekkies are loved. Why not show the world?

I am getting everyone I know one of these shirts so they can proudly tell the world “I LUV A TREKKIE”.

Why don’t you run and get yourself one too? The I Heart (luv) a Trekkie t-shirt is available at CafePress. Or if you don’t like this one head on over and customize your own t-shirt.

Feb 132009

I spent a good part of my morning trying to save some dogs on the highway again! This is the second time in like 2 or 3 months. This time it was on the other end of 176. All of the sudden the traffic came to a screeching halt and I saw two dogs running back across the highway after almost being hit by a truck (who apparently couldn’t care less if he hit the dogs or not).

Three of us stopped and tried to save the scared pups. One was a st. bernard and the other a shepherd mix. We got them off the road but they wouldn’t come to anyone. They finally went through a hole in the fence and ran up through the woods.

There are two things I would like to see happen. 1) People would take better care with there animals and know where they are and 2) people on the roads would be a little cautious around animals no matter if it is a skunk, a deer or a dog.

Feb 122009

The reason I ask is because I can’t. I can get the majority of them but need help with the rest. Please comment below with your answers. As you can see I am only a few short of getting all 51 robots named. Your help is appreciated. Thanks!

51 Robots

  1.  Astro Boy

  2.  Marvin – Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

  3.  K-9 – Doctor Who

  4.  Huey – Silent Running

  5.  HAL 9000 – 2001*

  6.  V.I.N.CENT – Black Hole

  7.  Conky – PeeWee’s Playhouse

  8.  Rusty the Boy Robot – Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot

  9.  Twiki – Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

  10.  B9 (aka the Robot) – Lost in Space

  11.  Crow T. Robot – MST3K

  12.  Johnny Five – Short Circuit

  13. Tripod – War of the Worlds*

  14. Wall-E

  15. Tom Servo – MST3K

  16. Robby the Robot – Forbidden Planet

  17. ?

  18. Gigantor

  19. ?

  20. Rock’em Sock’em Robot

  21. Mechagodzilla

  22. Megaman*

  23. Mazinger Z*

  24. ?

  25. Cylon – Battlestar Galactica

  26. Marvin – TV HHGTG (shouldn’t the head be longer?)*

  27. Bubo – Clash of the Titans

  28. Sentinel – Matrix (I would have given a side view)*

  29. R2-D2 – Star Wars

  30. Tinman – Wizard of Oz

  31. Gort – Day the Earth Stood Still

  32. ?

  33. Bender – Futurama

  34. T100 – Terminator

  35. C-3PO – Star Wars

  36. Robot on cover of Oct. 1953 Astounding Science Fiction (used on Queen’s Album)*

  37. Iron Giant

  38. Maria – Metropolis

  39. Cylon Centurian – (new) Battlestar Galactica*

  40. ED209 – Robo Cop

  41. ?

  42. ?

  43. Rosie – The Jetsons (her bottom wasn’t rounded though)*

  44. Johnny Sokko’s Flying Robot

  45. Tic Toc – Return to Oz*

  46. Dr. Theopolis – Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

  47. Optimus Prime – Transformers (cartoon)

  48. Maximilian – Black Hole*

  49. Voltron

  50. Muffit the Daggit – Battlesatr Galactica

  51. Techno Trousers – Wallace & Gromit

* = someone else told me 
? = still need help

This way cool t-shirt is available from Chop Shop.

Feb 042009
I Want It Wednesday: weRobot T-Shirt

So often my “Want It” posts are for things that are completely out of reach for me, but today’s post is something I will be getting. After viewing Monday’s Big Bang Theory I had to go on a search for the t-shirt that Sheldon was wearing. My search brought me to a cool website (Chop […]