Sometimes, social media is there to make you watch videos you would normally ignore. Enough of my friends posted a video titled "Captain Picard sings 'Let it Snow!'" that I finally broke down and became a viewer. It was worth it.
Video editor and aspiring video-game designer James Covenant painstakingly cut the short video together from snippets of dialogue from "Star Trek: The Next Generation." Picard recites his way through the familiar lines of "Let it Snow."… Read more
Captain America's back, and the first trailer for his big-screen sequel has arrived online.
Now, Steve Rogers (aka Captain America, played by Chris Evans) is living in Washington, D.C., and still adjusting to life in the modern world. He teams up with Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) to take down a powerful new enemy.… Read more
Look! Down on the ground! It's a gerbil! It's a naked mole rat! It's Super-Hamster! Just because Halloween doesn't even register in the rodent mindset, doesn't mean you can't dress up your small furry friend for the occasion. Or any occasion.
Etsy seller Chez Marmota is here to help you assemble your very own Legion of Super-Pets. The online store includes a wide selection of superhero costumes specially sized for the Rodentia set. Even better, there are plenty of photos of the seller's pets modeling those costumes.… Read more
In its rush to be the first to release an iWatch, Samsung might have taken its eyes off people.
Many are looking at these things and muttering: "Why the hell do I need one of those?"
Indeed, even the first nerdy people to review Samsung's new Galaxy Gear have found their wrists twitching less than they had hoped.
For example, CNET's Andrew Hoyle offered: "It falls far short of expectations."
I suspect there will be a superhero frenzy for a while in Milton, W.Va.
For the people of Milton have been witness to the fact that Batman and Captain America really can save the world.
Well, save a cat at least.
As a house fire burned, the two just happened to be passing, sans Batmobile. They were on their way to a local American Legion Post where they were to teach kids about beating up bad guys.
I am sorry, I meant how to act positively in life.… Read more
The international community has been painfully divided over the last couple of weeks.
Some wish to go to war against such behavior. Others take one look and think: "Oh, these things happen."
Of course I'm talking about Miley Cyrus at the VMAs. What did you imagine I'd be talking about? What else is there?
Her various forms of exaggerated self-expression that night have caused missives of outrage and ululations of apocalypse.
For myself, I found it all competent Sunday night entertainment. The crew of the Starship Enterprise, however, aren't so sure.
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Give "Star Wars" fans this: They're nothing if not hopeful.
In the days leading up to Disney's massive D23 Expo fan-fest here this weekend, the entertainment giant tried to tamp down expectations that it would real new details about 2015's "Star Wars: Episode VII."
But short of CEO Bob Iger having a press conference to declare that the company wouldn't announce anything new about the highly-anticipated next film in the series, fans came to D23 holding out hope that Disney just might still drop a hint or two about … Read more
Magic mirror on the wall, who's the most popular superhero of them all? YouTube has an answer.
A YouTube statistical analysis reveals that Batman is the most popular superhero based on total video views and amount of content. The Dark Knight has accumulated over 3 billion views across 71,000 hours of YouTube video. It's safe to say that nearly everyone knows your true identity, Bruce.… Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Did Florida just ban all smartphones and laptops?
- Google interns are terrorizing their neighbors at a San Jose apartment complex.
- We interrupt this program to warn that the Emergency Alert System is hackable.