Malaclypse the Seeker
Apr. 20th, 2010
08:10 pm - what is this i don't even
So I'm at Starfest last weekend, and I find a flyer - nothing particularly surprising, all things considered. This flyer was (apparently) produced by the Denver chapter of the National Space Society, and it was all about the usual space program talking points (APOLLO GOOD, OBAMA BAD). But this bit jumped out:
WILL IT BE CAPTAIN CHANG IN THE "CENTER SEAT". WITH MR. CHEKOFF AS HELMSMAN, SULU AS NAVIGATOR, AND DR. SINGH AS SCIENCE OFFICER, WHILE YEOMAN KIRK RUNS AROUND WITH MESSAGES ON HIS PADD?
IF YOU DO NOT WANT THIS TO HAPPEN, TAKE ACTION NOW!
By the time I found this, it was too late to track the NSS people down and demand what the fuck they thought this Yellow Peril bullshit was supposed to be about. Still, I suppose I should thank the lackwits responsible, as now I know where I'm not spending my hard-won and hoarded advocacy money.
Apr. 3rd, 2010
TITANS WILL CLASH RAR RAR...
Capsule Review: Enh.
It's very pretty in some ways - there's giant scorpions and the fx were in pretty good shape (the CG anyway; there's a couple of shots of Pegasus running along the ground that look like somebody took a horse and glued wings to its back, so yeah) - but the story in general is pretty bland. So's the lead actor. Sam Worthington is pretty much just there; he growls a little, Statham-style, but that's about the extent of his character. Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes do well enough with the little time they get (if you ever wanted to see Qui-Gon Jinn and Voldemort yell at each other, now's your chance) but even their scenery chewing isn't enough to save the picture from being a little dull.
High point: Gemma Arterton looks smoking hot in a toga. The main problem was I spent more time imagining trying to get her out of the toga than I did paying attention to the story. (I'm weak, I admit it.)
Low point: For some reason the movie adds comic relief in the form of expert hunters Borat and Borat Jr. Thankfully they don't do much with either of them.
tl;dr, wait for the PPV or better yet pirate it if you're curious. Otherwise don't bother.
Tune in next time, when Mal sees
Racefail: The Movie The Last Airbender against his better judgement!
Apr. 2nd, 2010
12:41 pm - Your Quote of the Day
"They need to convene a special tribunal at The Hague for every single person involved with the making of the Marmaduke movie."
from the Something Awful "Who greenlighted this shit? thread.
Jan. 31st, 2010
01:30 pm - Your Quote of the Day
EXT. – SPACE – THE MOON
The space shuttle zooms around to the shadowed side of the moon. Downbelow we get a brief glimpse of an American flag, some scientificexperiments and the lower part of an Apollo lunar lander…and off to oneside the skeleton of a conspiracy theorist holding a placard that reads“I’M STILL NOT CONVINCED”.
From AH.COM: The Series, Episode 5x15
Oct. 25th, 2009
Been in hospial, hopefully I'll get out before the end of the month.Miss you guys. :(
Sep. 22nd, 2009
It's the old story of "guy goes to con, guy catches con crud, con crud mutates into full-blown pneumonia & proceeds to kick guy's ass all over town." So... yeah.
Normal service will resume as soon as possible.
Aug. 13th, 2009
11:33 am - Have some delicious copypasta
I AM AN AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE SHITHEEL
this morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the US department of energy.
I then took a shower in the clean water provided by the municipal water utility.
After that, I turned on the TV to one of the FCC regulated channels to see what the national weather service of the national oceanographic and atmospheric administration determined the weather was going to be like using satellites designed, built, and launched by the national aeronautics and space administration. I watched this while eating my breakfast of US department of agriculture inspected food and taking the drugs which have been determined as safe by the food and drug administration.
At the appropriate time as regulated by the US congress and kept accurate by the national institute of standards and technology and the US naval observatory, I get into my national highway traffic safety administration approved automobile and set out to work on the roads build by the local, state, and federal departments of transportation, possibly stopping to purchase additional fuel of a quality level determined by the environmental protection agency, using legal tender issued by the federal reserve bank. On the way out the door I deposit any mail I have to be sent out via the US postal service and drop the kids off at the public school.
After spending another day not being maimed or killed at work thanks to the workplace regulations imposed by the department of labor and the occupational safety and health administration, enjoying another two meals which again do not kill me because of the USDA, I drive my NHTSA car back home on the DOT roads, to my house which has not burned down in my absence because of the state and local building codes and fire marshal's inspection, and which has not been plundered of all it's valuables thanks to the local police department.
I then log on to the internet which was developed by the defense advanced research projects administration and post on freerepublic.com and fox news forums about how SOCIALISM in medicine is BAD because the government can't do anything right
Aug. 7th, 2009
09:04 am - 32
*notation of continued engeezering*
Jul. 27th, 2009
12:20 pm - Image of the Day
Jul. 6th, 2009
12:57 pm - New from SyFy: Warehouse 13
Premise: After saving the life of the President, two Secret Service agents find themselves abruptly transferred to Warehouse 13 --a massive, top-secret storage facility in windswept South Dakota that houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and supernatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government. The Warehouse’s caretaker Artie (Saul Rubinek) charges Pete (EddieMcClintock) and Myka (Joanne Kelly) with chasing down reports of supernatural and paranormal activity in search of new objects to cache at the Warehouse, as well as helping him to control the warehouse itself.
My thoughts, in rough order:
1) This looks vaguely interesting, I might be compelled to check it out.
2) I wonder if Steve Jackson & Co. have heard about this yet, and how pissed they are?
3) Neat, one of my fictional personas is screaming at me.