Monday, September 13, 2004

Kiss My Shiny Metal Daffodil

The 25 Best Futurama Moments Ever
written by Justin, Bill, and B - July 20th, 2004

Its a shame when a great show gets cancelled before its time. As a fan, youre often times left to wallow in remorse and self-pity wondering whats left worth living for. Usually when coming up with ways to cope with the loss, youre faced with one of the following four options;

1: Support the show even after its demise by buying the episodes on DVD. If consumer demand is great enough theres always a chance the show will be brought back for another run.

2: Hurl inflammatory remarks at the network responsible for its cancellation through means of an online petition. Be sure to include a part about how even if the show were to be brought back, you wouldnt watch it because youve boycotted the network forever unless the episode where Homer smokes weed comes on. weed=lol

3: Bitch about it on an newsgroup. Dont forget to clarify that FOX is actually more like COX in the sense that they suck a lot of them. Also, make it a point to concede that the series was already going downhill anyway and that [insert late series episode here] was, in fact, the Worst. Episode. Ever.

4: Compile a list of the series greatest moments for an entertainment website.

A terrific compilation of an hysterical show . . .

  • : Futurama, Vol. 1

  • : Futurama, Vol. 2

  • : Futurama, Vol. 3

  • : Futurama, Vol. 4

  • : Futurama - Volumes 1-3

  • Matt Groening: Futurama-O-Rama
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    Sunday, March 21, 2004

    Pulp Covers


    Here's an impressive collection from someone who has way too much time on their hands:

    "For those of you wondering about all this stuff, these are book covers and movie posters, mostly from the '50s and '60s, which I find humorous. Some are from science fiction movies that actually good, such as Blade Runner and Metropolis, and some are from movies that aren't, and some are from books that obviously aren't. They are all real."

    OK. His hand washing obsession is your gain -- go have a gander . . .

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    Saturday, March 06, 2004

    Other time lines


    Alternate history is a type of science fiction in which the basic premise is that some specific historical event never happened, or happened differently. An alternate history timeline is history that didn't happen, such as JFK not being assassinated.

    Some odd, interesting and disturbing examples collection of timelines:

    Y2K catastrophe predicted by experts actually occurs

    Nader Does Not Run in 2000

    Al-Qaida Steals Nukes

    Other Time Lines

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    Thursday, February 05, 2004

    Things We Will Never See On Star Trek


    A very funny list, courtesy of Barking Spider. A few of my Star Trek favorites:

    4. Kirk meets a woman whom he's known for years but never had sex with.

    9. A Klingon says to a companion, "Hey, I like you."

    36. Someone gets drunk and pees all over himself in 10 Forward.

    46. A group of nearby spaceships are not all oriented exacly like each other, in an upwards position.

    via metafilter

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    Monday, January 26, 2004

    rare and valuable" Isaac Asimov book covers


    Delicate. Abstract. Phallic. Gorgeously designed. Four pages of "rare and valuable" Isaac Asimov book covers. Some are truly beautiful. From West Virginia University's brand-new home for an Asimov geek's recently donated collection. Rare and valuable artifacts that include autographed first editions.



    via Metafilter

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    Wednesday, January 21, 2004

    When Trekkies go insane

    This, believe it or not, was once a VW bus.


    Put the remote control down, and back away fom the television set -- s l o w l y . . .

    To paraphrase Shatner, "Move out of your parents basement!"


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    Saturday, December 13, 2003

    Mars Attacks!


    A very cool collection of the entire series of cards Mars Attacks cards from Topps, circa 1962.

    There are three galleries of 66 cards in total. You can start with the first gallery, here.

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    Friday, December 05, 2003

    Philip K. Dick Offical Site


    "The Philip K. Dick Offical Site has opened: relevant not just because the movie Paycheck is coming out this month (based on a short story of his), but because we live in a Dickian world. As he put it, "We live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups, political groups. I ask, in my writing, What is real? Because unceasingly we are bombarded with pseudorealities manufactured by very sophisticated people using very sophisticated electronic mechanisms. I do not distrust their motives. I distrust their power. It is an astonishing power: that of creating whole universes, universes of the mind. I ought to know. I do the same thing."

    Philip K. Dick “Official” site

    The Second Coming of Philip K. Dick
    By Frank Rose
    Wired, Issue 11.12 - December 2003
    The inside-out story of how a hyper-paranoid, pulp-fiction hack conquered the movie world 20 years after his death.

    via Metafilter

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    Thursday, December 04, 2003

    The Mothership has landed


    Astronomy Picture of the Day's explanation:

    Can a cloud do that? Actually, pictured above are several clouds all stacked up into one striking lenticular cloud. Normally, air moves much more horizontally than it does vertically. Sometimes, however, such as when wind comes off of a mountain or a hill, relatively strong vertical oscillations take place as the air stabilizes. The dry air at the top of an oscillation may be quite stratified in moisture content, and hence forms clouds at each layer where the air saturates with moisture. The result can be a lenticular cloud with a strongly layered appearance. The above picture was taken last week near Mauna Kea, Hawaii, USA.

    Science is cool . . .

    Astronomy Picture of the Day via common sense & wonder

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    Friday, November 14, 2003

    Segway Successor?

    Hot Wheel!


    Fortune Magazine on Bombardier's concept vehicle --a high tech unicycle/Segway killer:

    "We love reading about new products and designs from Bombardier, mostly because besides building things like airplanes and subway cars, the privately held, Quebec-based company also builds fun stuff like Rotax karts, Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Bombardier ATVs, Sea-Doo sport boats and Johnson and Evinrude outboard engines.

    No wonder, then, that they have produced an exciting answer to the Segway Human Transporter. Like the Segway, Bombardier's Embrio concept--a prototype that may or may not make production--uses gyroscope technology to balance riders but adds a dash of flair absent in the Segway, which we as car nuts find slightly nerdy.

    The Embrio concept also uses one less wheel than the Segway and will attract, Bombardier hopes, a younger demographic. The vehicle is designed as a guess at what transportation in the year 2025 might look like.

    It is a fascinating idea because it combines the simplicity and alternative-fuel technology of forward-thinking commuting vehicles with the excitement of "recreational" products like ATVs. Indeed, the Embrio could attract people who drive a more fun sort of vehicle, what with its motorcycle-derived styling cues and, like an ATV, the fact that you have to lean in order to turn."

    Cooler than a Segway, it simply looks like the most fun you can have on one (ok, one and a half) wheels.

    Hat tip: Memeufacture

    Hot Wheel
    by Dan Lienert
    Fortune Vehicle of the Week (Date?)

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