Gather round, friends. It’s that time again – time to take your weekly dose of Vitamin G(eek).
I don’t know if you’ve heard, but San Diego (A word that no one really knows the origin of) is holding Comic-Con this week. If this is your first time on the Internet, this means sa-weet costumes, awesome examples of geek grandeur for gawking and purchasing, and play-by-day blogs in abundance. But for those of you there, watch the signs and be safe!
Nickelodeon just ordered a second season of The Legend of Korra. This is worth being thawed out of ice for…I really got nothing here. I didn’t watch the first few Avatar series, so I’m grasping at straws.
Ladies and gentlemen, behold the FIRST PICTURE EVER UPLOADED TO THE INTERNET. No, it wasn’t of a cat, but it did feature terrible Photoshop.
Sure you can teach kids about the hero’s journey by reading them Treasure Island or The Odyssey, but why would you when so many fantastic geek options exist?
Lauren went from a romcom girl to a butt kicking warrior chick. But where’s a hero who doesn’t look like a Playboy bunny?
Hey, Cookie Monster just met you, and this is crazy…but just watch the video, ok?
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration would like to kill the dreams of all little girls who have ever wanted to be Ariel and let you know that mermaids don’t exist.
Even though the government is killing one dream, it’s a comfort that the CDC want to make sure my dream wedding goes off without a hitch. (Sidenote: I always notice the bride zombies in zombie movies. My first thought is, “Wow, those poor vendors; forced to do their job during a zombie apocalypse.”)
J. Fortune wonders if you made it through Malware Monday.
The Firefly panel at Comic-Con will be filmed as a one-hour special by the Science Channel (because of…SCIENCE!) Soak it up, brown coats. This is probably the closest we’ll get to seeing our favorite salvagers on screen again.
This guy makes all other graduate theses look boring – he made miniatures of Western movies in the style of medieval Ottoman art. And I was just going to write about magazine advertisements (Seriously, I’ll write it eventually, I promise!).
Hollywood make this now –A fan film of Brian K. Vaughan’s Y: The Last Man features solid combat, direction and special effects. Great side effect: It’s inspired me to seek out a trade or two.
Gabrielle could be raising the next Peter Parker, or at least his biggest fan.