Only in Japan! (and for April Fools) :-)
The New T-Mobile Sidekick!
Continuing with the April Fool's parade, I actually had a good laugh at this one. The Sidekick was T-Mobile's brand for the Danger Hiptop (nice device, needs a comeback!), which is what this ad/fake product is referencing. That said, any fans of Get Smart will also appreciate the shoe-phone :-)
Today is a good day to learn Klingon!
Well...April Fool's is here, and Think Geek has not disappointed! I think I'll space these things out over the next week, but here is what caught my eye first: Klingon fridge magnets!
Καλό μήνα! - καλό τον απρίλη!
Καλό μας μήνα!Πάει λοιπόν ο μάρτης! Ήρθε ο απρίλης με το πάσχα - που ευχόμαι να αναστήσει την διατριβή μου και το βάψιμο της πολυκατοικίας. Να δούμε τι άλλα καλά θα φέρει ο μήνας... Εσείς τι περιμένετε;
Review: The Fifty-Year Mission: The Next 25 Years: From The Next Generation to J. J. Abrams: The Complete, Uncensored, and Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek
Saturday, Mar 31 2018 11:01 | Books, goodreads, review, Sci-Fi, Social Media, Social Networks, StarTrek
The Fifty-Year Mission: The Next 25 Years: From The Next Generation to J. J. Abrams: The Complete, Uncensored, and Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek by Mark A. AltmanMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Interesting read for the history of TNG through the Kelvin-timeline movies. There was also a little bi in here about pop-culture influences of Star Trek, and a nod to fan films. For the first book
Review: Star Trek New Frontier: Turnaround
Friday, Mar 30 2018 13:15 | Comic Book, goodreads, review, Social Media, Social Networking, StarTrek
Turnaround by Peter DavidMy rating: 3 of 5 stars I guess this was New Frontier's version of a Mirror Universe cross-over. I've read some New Frontiers books in the past but I am not as familiar with the characters that were on the TV shows. Despite this, the story wasn't that bad if you can deal with the feeling that you are coming to a story part-way through a series. I guess I need to
Sev Trek: Cue Harassment
A bit of a silly punchline. My preferred punchline is an alternate "Don't worry, I've been bothering Schidzo and Gainweight too!" that refers to Q's annoying of Janeway and Sisko :-)(original archive here)
I guess this shows you how much attention I paid to Del.icio.us! I learned the other day that Delicious went under last summer, purchased - for one last time, by Pinboard (another web 2.0 company) to maintain the site for historical reasons (good on them!). Delicious was quite an innovative site at the time. Launched in 2003 to make web bookmarks social and to enable people to share interesting
Cobra Kai Returns - wait...what?
Now THIS is interesting. It's both and underdog story, and a redemption story, and potentially a role reversal story, all steeped in heavy vats of nostalgia. When the "youtube red original" logo came on screen I immediately wrote this off, BUT I was hooked and needed to see the rest of the trailer (you know, the car accident rule, you know it's gruesome, but you can't look away). I am glad I
Monday, Mar 26 2018 19:06 | Assassins Creed, comics, Entertainment, frustration, Humor, video games, VideoGames
I came across this comic on Reddit the other day. I both laughed, and wanted to throw a controller at the screen :p While I did want to complete all the option pursuits and co-ops and such, this is one issue that made me want to break the screen :-) Imagine trying to jump (or heck go down and not jump to a 'random' location) and being on a timer. eff this :p