To celebrate the return of Game of Thrones I offer up my House Sigil!
Today, 49 Years and 11 Faces ago a New show aired on TV for the first time. That show was Doctor Who. Happy Birthday Doc.
Recently while watching an episode of the 1970′s series “Wonder Woman” I realised a very significant Superhero fact.
Wonder Woman is this attractive, super powered Hero until she puts on some normal clothes and a pair of glasses and becomes plain old Diana Prince Secretary.
Superman, The man of steel, A super powered Hero until he dresses in normal clothes and puts on a pair of glasses and becomes plain old Clark Kent reporter.
So working with these facts I reverse engineered the whole Superhero effect. And after hours of complex formulas and MATHS!!! I came up with the underlying logic of super powers. Glasses counter powers.
Armed with this knowledge I did the only sensible next step in testing my theory. I removed my glasses and put my pants on the outside, thereby granting myself Super Powers!!!
Turns out working backwards and taking a plain normal person, dressing them as a superhero and removing their glasses does not grant them superpowers
On a side note, I will accept full responsibility for the injuries sustained in this scientific experimentation. In hindsight, maybe the “Can leap tall buildings in a single bound” testing should have been jumping from the ground upwards, and not off the top of a tall building.
Also, Flying is not easy to learn when falling. Mother Birds are bitches for throwing their kids out the nest to see if they can fly!!!
Hopefully the casts will come off soon, and I’ll be back up on my foot, Who needs two legs really? I think I’m just one step closer to every humans goal of being a killer cyborg.
Mild Mannered Blogger and not super hero at all.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away….
35 Years ago TODAY a sci-fi film hit the cinemas, and blasted off into the cultural history of the whole planet. That simple low budget film has since spawned TWO sequels, THREE prequels, An Animated film, An Animated TV Series, A Live action TV Series in planning, Countless dozens of Books, Comics, Computer Games, Not to mention all the Toys, Outfits, Etc. There is even a RELIGION based on this film. And hopefully soon WORKING LIGHTSABERS
Who knew these simple characters would affect generations of people from all walks of life, Hell I think this film franchise could help world peace. I think all peace negotiators should before sitting the different parities down to try and fix issues should say “What about that JarJar Binks. Most annoying creation ever?” and then sit back to watch the parties who have not agreed on anything in Milena both nod and concur.
Even if you are not a fan you have to be impressed by just how massive and long lived this simple story has become. I think this weekend I will try and watch the films again (Or at least watch them over the next week, and in the best order. 4, 5, 1, 2, 3, 6)
I think you should now go to StarWars.com and watch the ORIGINAL film trailer from 35 years ago.
May the Force be with you!
Last night some of the Inmates at the asylum staged an escape, we went over the tunnel and through the wire before making a mad run through torrential rain into England for FREEEEEEEDOM and the Avengers movie. The escapees consisted of, DemonPengu, YoYoMan, Myself and a Hobbit. Why “and a Hobbit?” well I think all good stories should begin with …. and a Hobbit.
Now there may or may not have been an incident with the cinemas WiFi connection, and very poor security *cough* (default password) *cough* But thats a different story for another time. So Drinks, Popcorn, Chocolate & tickets were collected, and our team of escapees sat down ready to watch the film. And what a film!!!!
Seriously! What can I say, This film is a sequel not only to IronMan I & II but also The Hulk, Thor & Captain America. We are talking five MASSIVE action films all with their own main character, and these five sequels combined into one uber-film. And this is not to mention the other Main (But no individual films yet) characters of Hawk-eye, Black Widow, & Nick Fury.
As you would expect of this film, the action, effects, and heroness* are out of this world (And not just because there was an Alien Army, and two demi-gods involved). All in all, it was everything you would expect in an Action Film!
What you may not expect, and I know I for one did not expect it as the pure comedy gold this film contains. Its rare to hear an entire audience pissing themselves laughing in an action film, and during this film, the audience laughed a LOT!. I have actually been to comedy films where the laughter was not as loud and honest as it was in this film.
So we have, Heroes, Villains, Action, Effects, Comedy, Fantasy Characters, Monsters, Space Army, Spy’s, Soldiers, Secret Organisations, Futuristic exo-armour, Gods, Heartbreak & romance. I was going to say all they were missing was a funny CGI/Animated talking pet until I remembered the Hulk. This film really does have everything!!!
Put simply. The four of us left the cinema after the film, stood outside and seriously considered going back in to see the next showing. And at least two of the Inmates did re-watch it the following night (i.e. tonight). I think thats testament to its awesomeness all by itself.
*Its a real word. I made it up and decided it is real!
Today see’s the launch of a new Geek Youtube Media channel. “Geek and Sundry” Which promises to have some decent shows. Who needs a TV any more?
To kick off this new channel, “The Guild” released a new song/video that could be considered a geek anthem in the making!
Thats the premise of this group off their website, and basically thats what it is. Two months back Felicia Day, Bonnie Burton, Veronica Belmont and Kiala Kazebee* teamed up to do a G+ Hangout where they discussed “Vaginal Fantasy”**, I watched the first one simply because I follow some of those ladies on the Twitters and find them very entertaining. Well individually they may be entertaining, combine them into a group, add a helping of alcohol and you get something where the combined awesomeness outweighs the total of the individual parts.
The hangout was so popular that they created a goodreads group, their own website and set it up to be a monthly hangout. Now since I am male and don’t read those lovey-dovey ladies books I did not read the first group book, but simply watched the second hangout for the comedy and fun of the event. I did feel bad, like I was failing, I had joined the book club so I should read the books, or at least try to start them. So when the book for the third hangout was posted I figured “What the hell!” its only one small book, I can give over a short time to reading it, and if I tell no one then my manliness will be safe.
The book was “Slave to Sensation” by Nalini Singh. OK the title was not the best, and the cover art!!! Lets just say “thank the gods for eBooks and leave it at that” The book itself, well the plot was a bit thin, the “Bad guy” was easily identifiable from the start, and there was a lot of just “blurring over” points, or questions. But Guys thats not the point of these books apparently, no! they are a quick read, One maybe two nights and you finish the book, so its fast pulp fiction and the main part is the “romance”.
Buy GUYS I have to let you into a secret the GALS have been keeping to themselves, the romance? well it involves SEX, lots of sex. In fact you could call it soft porn***, OK its not images or photographs, but its descriptive scenes. So just a different kind, maybe men traditionally prefer the visual stimulation and women may like the written where it plays out in their mind. So any guy who is told by a woman that porn is wrong, or she does not like it, I suggest that man have a peak at that womans book collection.
Hell, Guys, if your parter reads “chick romance books” Have a read yourself the next time they are out and you are alone with their books. Trust me, its worth the experience. And defiantly watch the Hangouts, they are one of the best shows on the interwebz at the minute.
And if you catch me reading any of these VF style books, I can assure you its for “Research Purposes” I’m just checking them out “……for a friend”
Vaginal Fantasy Details.
GoodReads Group: http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/62938.Vaginal_Fantasy_Hangout
Videos: You can find these on Felicia’s youtube channel
- * Four women who belong to that supposedly mythical group “Geek Girls”
- ** This term probably does not mean what you think it does
- *** Yes I know its not really porn, but if you think of it as the stories in “Those” kinds of magazines then it is very similar ;o).
William Shatner Star of Star Trek, TJ Hooker, Shit my Dad Says, Tek War, Boston Legal (& The Practice), And way too many other things to list here turns 81 today. Yes that’s right Kirk is 81, and I wish I look as young/good when I hit 81.
So we here at the Ninja Temple want to wish one of the big names in the Geek world a Very Happy 81st Birthday, and we look forward to seeing you on our TV’s for many more years.
So the press is reporting on “Frankenburger” The worlds first test-tube burger. And how it could revolutionise the food industry, bring an end to world famines (Although how many third world citizens can afford the $200,000 per burger cost I don’t know) and even be eatable by animal lovers. Others are saying that no one would want to eat a bit of flesh created in a lab, Personally my views are “If it looks like Bacon, and tastes like Bacon.. I’m eating it!“. But in all fairness I am a meat eater, and happily admit that I would be the first to eat the dead in an emergency (You have to eat them fast before they go off, so eat the dead first, then emergency rations which last longer)
Hang on, I went off topic there. Oh Animal Lovers.
Its the fact they are claiming Animal lovers will eat it, and that “so called” Animal Lovers interviewed on the news stated it would be better for animals. “Err really?” I think these “Animal lovers” must love animals as much as Vegetarians (Especially the preachy ones). Lets look at the facts.
Fact. Meat for food would be grown in a lab. So Farmers would not make money selling animals for food, so they would not pay for feeding them, or vets bills. Also since the farmer is now not making money they will need to use their land to grow crops or something. So what will happen to all those animals? killed? made extinct?
What use is a pig if you cant eat it? None dairy cattle? and so on. If we stop eating them, then they loose all value. Yes its not nice eating a poor animal, but we eat it after its had a nice lazy life. SO if the preachy Vegetarians had their way and we all stopped eating meat, think of the mass slaughter of animals that would take place. I’m telling you, vegetarians are anti-animals. They are pure evil!!!
+10 Geek Points for getting the Title reference.
Forty eight years ago today, a cranky old man who lived with his granddaughter in an old London junk yard, kidnapped a couple of school teachers who were just checking up on a pupils “What I did in my summer holiday” essay, and started an adventure that would last 48 years so far, become the longest running Science Fiction series of all time, and kicked of three spin off series (four if you count the failed K9 and Company).
What other TV show has had such impact on so many generations. With films, TV shows, Radio Plays, Books, comics, cartoons, games, etc. I can say not that many.
And in today’s climate when good shows get cancelled after one or two seasons, a show being able to span from 1963 to present day (Or the future really as they have already written the next season).
So we here at the Ninja Temple would like to raise our Sonic Screwdrivers in a sonic celebration of the Worlds favourite Doctor.