Friday, August 1, 2008

This (mostly) Just In: Extra Nerdy Edition

Marvin the Martian Headed to the Big Screen - Marvin the Martian was always my favorite Looney Tunes character. Mainly, because he was always trying to destroy Earth. What do you think this says about me?

90210 on Your iPod - Not, like, the TV show. I'm talking a picture of the classic cast on your iPod. Why anyone would buy this is beyond me, but I'm sure the Fug girls are dying of excitement.

Scientists Discover the World's Oldest Joke - Apparently, it was traced back to 1900 B.C. and it goes: "Something which has never occurred since time immemorial; a young woman did not fart in her husband's lap." Good to know people were unfunny nearly 4000 years ago, too. Dane Cook, I've found your really old ancestors.

New Harry Potter Book Due in December - Okay, so it's a spin-off of sorts. After 7 limited edition copies of The Tales of Beedle the Bard sold for a gazillion dollars, J.K. Rowling decided to release the book to those of use who can only afford to pay $12.95. Godbless her generous heart. Also, the trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was released Wednesday. Liz and I already geeked out over it, so I thought I'd share.

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog - Joss Whedon created this musical (oh, the humanity!) starring Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fallon. I haven't actually watched it yet because, until recently, you had to buy it off itunes and I am incredibly cheap. However, the lovely folks at hulu now present all 3 parts for free. Hooray! Let's watch it together, shall we?



(Liz is the only one maybe, possibly considering watching this, isn't she? And maybe Garney, but the rest of you aren't going to watch at all, are you? Hope you enjoy your sad little life without musicals and laughing.)

10 comments:

poobomber said...

I scrolled down to add my inane comment, but saw Helen Mirren and forgot what I was thinking about originally as I wondered what sort of bizarre world this was we live in where a 32 year old man could have a crush on a 90 year old lady.

So...yeah.

Red said...

haha. It's understandable, Dan. She's one foxy lady. And she's only 63, so really, not that weird.

Jon said...

I've actually been meaning to check out that Dr. Horrible thing. Thanks for pointing me in the right (read: free) direction.

the indefatigable mjenks said...

I refused to download it, too. Not because I don't want Joss Whedon to get his, but because I'm a cheap bastard.

Also, so much for the "there won't be any new Harry Potter books after book 7", eh JKR? Okay, so it's not REALLY a Harry Potter book, but still. And I fully commend her for wringing us dry of just a little more money. Kudos.

Anyone got a P-38 Space Modulator?

Liz said...

Thinking about watching it?? I already watched Dr. Horrible like a week ago! Its actually pretty funny, if you like Joss Whedon's writing style. It takes a few minutes to get going, but give it until the first song kicks in.

pistols at dawn said...

At long last, I can have a picture of teen hearthrob Andrea Zuckerman on my iPod?

Also, musical + Joss Wheedon = snoooooooooooooooozzzzzzzeeeeee.

Nooch said...

Liz if I recall I told you to blog about this like two weeks ago and you dropped the ball. Thank you Red for picking up my dear friends slack.

Evil Genius said...

A mad scientist with a singing red-headed girlfriend? Joss Wheedon will be hearing from my lawyers.

BeckEye said...

Marvin the Martian is your fave?? Psssshhhh. He's a bit player. Daffy Duck is the greatest, everyone knows that.

Garney said...

It was always a tossup between Marvin and Wile E.

NPH rulez so hard it requires the z.