Everything is awesome! But I do wonder if the song from the Lego movie (see below) is not just a secret appeal to irredentism:
Why are we late with Friday Nerd Blogging? Because we were too busy celebrating all that is awesome: Continue reading
I was trying to find a good Star Wars-Valentine’s Day mash up and failed. And then I thought, what would Brian Boitano do?
Because we are late with Friday Nerd Blogging, we have a two-fer–one that is mocks a TV program to come and one that mocks an old show but lovingly so:
What is better than one Nazi Zombie movie? Two of them! Yes, we have a sequel:
Sorry folks, but with intermittent wifi in the US (my mother-in-law is a neo-luddite), the best I could do was this:
Indeed, I spent part of this break reading less of a dissertation than I should have. So, yeah, there’s that. May your New Year’s Resolutions prove to be more resolute than me.
In the spirit of the holidays, here’s a fun movie trailer that actually kind of depicts a war on Christmas…. ok, a war on Santa.
Much baking to be had this time of year, so it only makes sense that we play the Hungry Games again:
The effort to develop a single 5th generation fighter plane has been a challenge for the US and its allies. The F-35 is very expensive and may underperform. The quality of debate about this plane has varied. So, we turn to the experts for a reasoned discussion of the F-35 and an alternative:
Given the low salaries many of us start out at, we probably overly identify with the crisis contained within this trailer (no significant spoilers):
Watch Game of Thrones or you might be foolish enough to dare a mighty Khal to engage in a slap game.
Two CBS sitcoms have references Indiana Jones in the past couple of weeks:
- How I Met Your Mother invoked Last Crusade as Barney imagined that Ted and he entered the room where the grail and the fake grails were stored at the end of Last Crusade. The ghostly knight kept playing a role, telling Ted in “reality” that he was choosing poorly. Not a bad bit. Continue reading
Yep, it is that time of year as each network rolls out its new programs with the first cancellations already being announced. This year, there is one that is under the radar–a sitcom based on Aliens. Check it out:
Some spoilers below re Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad, but good fun for a Friday chock full of deadlines
Breaking Bad is down to two episodes left. Just like a great book, you want to desperately get to the end until you realize that the end means the end of a great story-telling experience. So, here is one set of folks pondering the end with heaps of spoilers.
This mashup is just delightful (only slightly NSFW)
I am scheduling this for Friday, as I think that mid-APSA is the best time for some Star Wars medley mash. I could be wrong, of course.
Sure, the movie came out months back, but this Honest Trailers does a nice job of capturing why Star Trek Into Darkness was meh. JJ Abrams does not apparently get it that the even numbered movies are supposed to be better.
Spoilers boldly go below:
If there is one bit of recent pop culture that will have enduring value as a common reference in the classroom, it is almost certainly Harry Potter.* Since his fictional 33rd birthday was this week, here’s this week’s FNB:
* Not to mention that our Father Duck co-edited a volume on HP and IR.
Of course, Brandon Routh really peaked in Scott Pilgrim as a Vegan-powered supervillain, but he is pretty good here as well: