Follow Up: What NASA Found on Mars
The press conference NASA held today about what the Curiosity Rover found on the surface of Mars is over, and although NASA scientists explained that they have not yet found organic compounds, they admit that they have seen organic compounds. Wait, what? This paradoxical discovery comes along with others, including the presence of chlorine and sulfur, but we're more interested in the these organic compounds. Are they there or not?Read on...
This Is Ground Control To Fox McCloud [Video]
In anticipation of the upcoming Star Fox 64 3D, or in remembrance of a time when games only needed one number suffix, here's a tribute to the mildly infuriating members of the slightly dysfunctional Star Fox team. Underbelly and BrentalFloss have teamed up with a handful of puppets by Hirokareo and sets by Sidewinder81777 to create this brilliant rendition of David Bowie's Space Oddity. I always felt like Fox was the most one dimensional character on the team, but after seeing my own frustration superimposed on him, he's definitely my favorite now.
Protip: Pay attention to the pictures hanging in each character's cockpit for bonus laughs.
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Question: Are We Tired of Quirky Bad Romance Covers Yet? Answer: NoThere's a place in the Venn diagram of my soul where nerd overlaps with musician. The part that kept saying no, no, the guy who's made an audio track out of water-in-pipe-gushing sounds and deliberately-created-mic-feedback has a valid artistic statement to make so you sit there and listen with an open mind, young lady. That voice didn't even have to show up to get me to watch Brett Domino and Steven Peavis cover Bad Romance on a couple of hand-sized Korg synthesizers.Read on...
6 Hugh Jackman Period Films That Can Be Watched as Wolverine PrequelsHugh Jackman is a jack-of-all-trades sort of actor, as comfortable playing the action hero in a modern special effects blockbuster as he is playing the lead in a period musical. The best thing about this (I mean, aside from good acting) is that he's done a lot of period films. He's also the live action face of one of the Marvel Universe's nearly indestructible probably immortal badasses: Wolverine. This lead me inevitably to the conclusion that you could pretend that some of his period films were also about Wolverine. Secretly. You couldn't call it canonical, since movie Wolverine spends his entire post-X-factor life with his half-brother Sabertooth (until the 1970's or so). But you could call it amusing. Here's the Netflix queue for your fanfiction adventure:Read on...
2010 Grammy Nominees Don’t Just Sing: a Rundown of their Voiceover Work
From the blog Whose Voice is That? comes a truly extensive post on tonight's Grammy nominees, or at least those who also have voice acting credits. WViT's list covers a number of areas within our geeky purview, including David Bowie, Yogi Bear, Mos Def, Metalocalypse, and more.
Our three favorite new bytes of knowledge are:Read on...