Thursday, August 30, 2007

Simpsons Star Wars Intro

Quick! Watch it before it gets pulled and Youtube gets sued for 400 bajillion dollars.

He could set the building on fire

Is it sad I'm more interested in the patty melt?

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Math is hard

What's wrong with this picture (other than that it's blurry)?

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Movie Review: The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters is an absolutely awesome documentary about the man who has held the record high score of Donkey Kong since 1982, and the guy who decided to challenge that score over 20 years later.

Just came from a showing with a Q&A with the director/producers. The filmmakers started out with the intention of making a simple "sports" documentary set in the world of competitive gaming, but came away from it with a different drama altogether, complete with a scared, arrogant champ, a scandalously corrupt scoring process, an incredibly determined challenger and a gallery of goofy grown men who have dedicated thousands of hours of their lives to becoming champions at games like Missile Command, Joust, Burger Time and Mappy.

It's a small indie documentary, and the filmmakers encouraged the audience to spread the word if we liked the movie... so go see it if/when it comes to your city - preferably opening weekend, which always counts the most.

Official site:

Friday, August 17, 2007

Movie Review: Superbad

Like this, only Superer
Superbad is the standard high school senior dudes try to get some trim from their unrequited crushes before school ends story, made much better by a lack of gross-out jokes and a great deal of heart.

The story is as much about friendship and camaraderie as it is about buying booze to impress (and hopefully bone) chicks. The two main characters, childhood friends Evan (Michael Cera) and Seth (Jonah Hill), are going off to different colleges in the fall, and there is a lot of unspoken heterosexual-life-partner angst about that inevitable parting threaded through the story. The movies really nails the authenticity of that friendship, and I found myself thinking throughout the movie, "That's exactly how my friends and I were back then."

The movie takes a (somewhat unnecessary) zany turn when the two local bonehead cops (Seth Rogen and Bill Hader) show up and take third friend Fogel (a.k.a. the already infamous McLovin) (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) on an all-night ride-along. It's extremely hilarious, but feels like it belongs in a different movie than Seth and Evan's

All in all, though, I McLoved it and recommend it McHighly.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Bilbo, I'm afraid I'm going to have to ask you to leave the store

Important Nerdlinger Hobbit News Alert!

According to, New Line is moving forward with The Hobbit movie, with Peter Jackson producing. Directing duties have been assigned to... hang on to your dork-britches... Sam Raimi.

My campaign to have Bruce Campbell cast as the voice of Smaug begins now.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Bad Choice: Jamie


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