Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Walken Dead

What is this stain on my jacket? Gravy? When was the last time I had...gravy? It's...crazy.

[Via Laughing Squid]

Friday, September 09, 2011

Every single time.

Thanks for capturing the experience, Socially Awkward Penguin.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Community Season 2 rap by DJ Steve Porter

Season 2 of Community is as about as perfect as television comedy can get. Here is a remix rap by DJ Steve Porter to further bring both noise and funk.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Walking Away

Here is another great supercut of films showing people who just keep on walking.

Previously on Slashboing: Cliche film dialog

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Cutlery Grand Unification

All of these cutlery chimeras exist, to varying degrees of success. The best known hybrid, the spork, has a history dating back to 1874. It became known to me when I was a kid, and I puzzled over them in the Kentucky Fried Chicken utensil and seasoning packets. I do believe this was the perfect tool for eating all three of the varied consistency salads, as well as flaying fried meat from the bone.

The spife's history is less well known, and is filled with kiwis.

The knork is a goofy way of saying "pastry fork"  as they are ultimately the same thing.

The splayd dates to the 1940's but really is taking things too far. Honestly.

Bonus clip! Fictionalized quasi-steampunk history of the invention of the knork from Clone High:

I believe the first post of the image "Grand Unification of Cutlery" is from [the ragbag]. Respect.

Friday, July 01, 2011

11 Doctor Who characters mashed up with Peanuts

I really hope an animated version of this is made by the elves who work the internet.

via Blastr

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Women Falling down

Something I've noticed before, and I'm glad to have it confirmed: Women fall down a lot in romantic comedies. I guess subtle indications of vulnerability or flaws in character are too easy to portray.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Improv in Calgary

Purple Impro Depot
Looking for a fun time in Calgary? Why not check out some live improv comedy at the "Impro Depot."

Its a great little space, but due to the building zoneing regulations, they can't put up signs or really advertise. Support some local arts, and laugh yourself silly at the same time.

Friday night performances are a series of improv games that are really entertaining. I haven't had a chance to go to a Saturday show yet, but they promise different formats such as directed improv, improv musicals, and Harold narratives.

Shows are Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00.
Tickets are 2 for $10.
2405 MacLeod Trail SW 

Look for the big purple building.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Existential Star Wars

Presented without comment, because what good are words, flung against the abyss?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Trace Elements

To get ready for the local Science Fair, I watch this NSFW song by Hard N' Phirm.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Doctor & Star Wars

This is a very well done little mashup of the Star Wars and Doctor Who universes. There is a growing trend to include The Doctor in every franchise,  which is fine by me. This video was done by Kelvington, who asserts some form of copyright at the end of the video, though it is unclear exactly what unique element is left in the work..

(via The Broad Brush)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Lord of the Rings: February 5th

As part of the Digital Film Fest, Cineplex will be showing the Lord of the Rings trilogy on Saturday, February 5. In Calgary, this will be at Chinook mall, but you can check your local listings Based on the running times, these will be the original theatrical versions, which I have not seen since they were first released.

Like the theatre's Classic Film Series, blogged here in November, this has been under-advertised, as I only chanced to hear about through some friends I chanced to bump into at the mall. Still, the line up of films beyond the Lord of the Rings is great, and at five dollars a ticket, it is an affordable good time.

The other films in the festival are:
  • Back to the Future
  • Alien
  • Aliens
  • Predator
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • Goonies
  • Ghost
  • Dirty Dancing
  • The Usual Suspects
  • Raging Bull
  • This is Spinal Tap
  • The Blues Brothers
  • 12 Monkeys
  • Lethal Weapon
  • The Hunt for Red October
  • Fight Club
Full details here: Cineplex Digital Film Fest