In the spirit of Ghostbusters, I have taken the liberty of recasting Game of Thrones, to make it better. (This works best if you watch an episode and envision the new actor doing the same lines. Yes I know some of my choices aren’t currently… available.) Ned Stark = was Sean Bean = now Kathy Bates Sir Bronn … More Game of Thrones, the Reboot
There’s something for everyone. There really is. Long, long ago we mentioned competitive Rock Paper Scissors tournaments. You may have seen news or video of 14-year-old Lucas Etter set a world record for solving Rubik’s Cube in less than 5 seconds. Just for fun, here he is doing 2×2 cubes. (Yes those exist too.) I … More Klytus, I’m bored. What plaything can you offer me today?
Played another G/45 at the Mechanics Institute club this past weekend. Here’s a final-round game that’s kind of comically inept, although that sounds harsher than I mean it. But there’s a long sequence where every move by either of us improves the other guy’s position by a half-pawn or more. C’mon gang, let’s count the wrong moves! Mays … More Fourth position
That’s Buzz Lightyear, addressing Woody in Toy Story. Certainly not as creative as Churchill’s “He looks like a female lama who has been surprised in the bath”, but much more widely applicable.
2009: Mega Shark versus Giant Octopus 2010: Mega Shark versus Crocosaurus 2011: Dinocroc versus Super Gator 2012: Mega Mechacobra versus Crocogatorodon 2013: Giga Shark Plus versus MegaUltrasaur 2014: Titanium Vampire Chupacabra-Tarantula versus King Ghidora versus FantastoTyranodonoCrocowicz
Contributing editor Matt Phelps won the “Not-Bobby” contest in fine style – nominating Clint Howard as the WORST casting possible to play the lead role in a Bobby Fischer biopic. Well that was fun, wasn’t it? And now comes the news that Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth) has opted out of directing the live-action films … More Worst possible choices to direct The Hobbit
Google can provide data sets that you’d neither think of nor be able to find elsewhere. When you start typing in “actor who played”, Google helpfully autosuggests possibilities, providing you with a definitive, data-based list of actors nobody can remember:
You recall Cher warbling “Do you believe in life after love?” in the 90s? She sounded like her voice was run through a weird synthesizer – like much of Cher’s body by now, but I digress. The weird synthesizer is Auto-Tune, as you may know. Auto-Tune can make you sound weird, but more significantly it … More Auto-tune