Friday, September 30, 2011

Imperial March (Abort / Retry / Fail)

A long timeout error ago, on a floppy sector far far away.... General Solo failure reading disk... Boring checksum anyway, let's build this controller! If you try and pry one out, a little blue hologram asks John Williams for help. "The force? That's just little MIDI-chlorians in your blood." R2-D2uino controllers are awesome!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

THIS: MAD Mad Internet world... cartoon parody madness


Not sure what to make of this.
Meme-tastic cartoon kids show parody featuring Thundercats and internet-isms galore.

One post title mentioned "the internet has been breached". Hmm.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Top Gun Screen Tests - 25-year dvd feature (SNL)

SNL Screen Tests returned on Saturday with a Top Gun 25th Anniversary dvd edition.  Bill Hader. Alan Alda. The magic all over again. Along with some other new impressions. Gold.

Skywalker Beer


Hadn't seen this one before, but think it's great.  That beer that Mark, I mean, Luke, drank was the cause of a number of X-Wing mishaps shortly thereafter. R2 has the pics.
Of course the big question after watching this is what kind of beer does Luke Skywalker drink?  Is it a Rebel Alliance microbrew or some sort of Imperial standard.  Won't get into it, but there's much discussion about this in the usual circles of course.

Found courtesy of the great attention-sucking homage to the gif artform, http://GIF.TV

Friday, September 23, 2011

Tron Lightcycle Brought to Life by Custom Chopper Creators

Parker Brothers Choppers out of Florida shown here driving around town in a authentic lightcycle motorcycle creation.  Looks great! Street-legal obviously.  More interestingly, it's electric.  Other than being a bit uncomfortable, they've done a pretty darn good job recreating the body and effects.  The driver just needs to strap on a pair of Nike MAGs.




In other futuristic road vehicle news, a new BMW concept ad is starting to get some heavy tv play -- can't find it online yet (annoying) but it's something like this recent Innovations one. Definitely a Tron: Legacy air about it.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Faster than the Speed of Light? Start Filling In Those Warp Charts

The Okuda Scale of warp factors (see Warp drive)
News out of CERN in Switzerland was reported earlier that a test in which some neutrinos were fired from deep in the ground up towards a lab on the surface - showed up earlier than when they left. A 'crazy result' according to them.

More geeky sci-fi-ence after the jump.








Star Wars Stop-Motion: Probably better than I could do

This 5 year old kid made a "stop-motion" video with some Star Wars Lego guys. A+ for effort given his age. What's sad is that this 5 year old did it and meanwhile 5 years have gone by with us talking about it. Looking for random star wars-y looking hard drive and a webcam now....

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Landa Calrissian Star Wars Blu-ray Rap: F*** The Drama

Hold up, who is this? "Landa Calrissian"? aka Jennifer Landa?  Seems a different breed of fangirl. Having a ton of Star Wars gear + hiphop video production skills + pretty easy on the eyes = a watch.  Blah blah blah, Blu-ray Complete Saga, still buying it, you made a song about it, George Lucas is an artist, ok. Thanks, YouTube.



Monday, September 19, 2011

ISS Space Station orbit timelapse

This timelapse taken from the front of the ISS (that's International Space Station) is pretty c00l.  It's amazing what can be seen from way up there -- at first I thought it was an overlaid 'night lights' image on the ground.  Visible targets include Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, the various California cities, Texas, Mexico, and a bunch of stuff further down in South America. NASA and space in general can use any positive PR it can get.  I guess this is what it looks like when you're flying around the Earth in reverse to turn back time (Superman)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Star Wars Episodes 1-3 Silhouette Posters Olly Moss style

Just saw these now but I think they were done shortly after the first Moss ones appeared.  This guy Zenithuk did 3 posters in the style of Olly Moss' original trilogy ones.  Olly could have beaten him to it from the get go by doing the whole saga, but original trilogy takes priority (and interest) over the prequels of course.   Alas, it's still timely for the whole Star Wars blu-ray release.

Star Wars Olly Moss silhouette-style posters for Episodes 1, 2, 3 by Zenithuk

Darth Vader "Nooo!" in Classic Movies: Nothing is Safe from George Lucas

After the inevitable uproar over forthcoming Star Wars blu-ray edits to the classic movies, it was probably only a matter of time before this appeared.  We even discussed briefly a similar idea (YouTube Gold idea #457).  I am of course talking about the dubbing of the Darth Vader "Nooo!" exclamation over the end of Return of the Jedi.  The fact that the sound clip is being re-used in the new blu-ray edit means surely it could be used elsewhere!  Even classic movies are not safe from George Lucas.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

McFly 2015 Project must be crying right now - Nike Back to the Future shoes are real

mcfly2015.com - Did they make it happen?

I bet the guys from the McFly2015.com campaign from back in 2007-2008 are crying right now. Tears of joy of course.  Why?  Because The Shoes are real.  There was a campaign/petition back a few years ago started by the Maloof brothers (out of Montreal??).  Don't know where that went, nor what happened to them, but today Nike came through in realizing their dream.  Flurry of activity on the net after a mysterious video showing an animation of a room of shelves of the shoes appeared on YouTube.




mcfly2015.com - home of the McFly 2015 Project, circa 2007 (pulled out of archive.org)

And all the sneaker freaks out there? A tear and some drool too no doubt.  The ultimate retro/sought after/dreamt about shoe item of all time probably?

Nike MAG shoe - aka the McFly 2015 from Back to the Future II. What a time to be alive.

NiceKicks.com has been on top of it all day and has some good pics and previews of Mr. Michael J. Fox unveiling the shoe on Letterman later tonight. http://www.nicekicks.com/2011/09/nike-air-mag-officially-unveiled/  An auction and tons of proceeds to his Parkinson's foundation reported.  That's great.  What's next? Mattel and the hoverboard most would say.  It's not even 2015 yet.

edit, 09/12/2011 21:14 -- check out this promo video too from the mcfly2015.com project, buried but still floating around:



Related/Unrelated Links

For more BTTF nostalgia, not even related to the Nike shoes, check out what Doc Brown's been up to recently.... in Argentina for electronics Best Buy-style chain, Garbarino.

These things will be McFlying off the shelves!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Architect is a loosely used term


How's that website coming along?
(looks at Chris)