Space Beer; Beer for Manic Depressive Sci-Fi Fans

December 3, 2008

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Geekologie reports that everyone’s dream is about to come true.

The beer will be made with barley — to be harvested this weekend — descended from seeds that spent five months in 2006 aboard the International Space Station.

So far, scientists have not found any difference between space barley and the Earth-confined version, she said.

I don’t care if there’s no difference. You had me at Space.


Battlestar Galactica: Caprica; Sci-Fi for Manic Depressives

December 3, 2008

Here’s the first promo for Caprica, the Battlestar Galactica prequel series. BSG is ending after the fourth series, so it’s a no-brainer for Sci-Fi Channel to keep their most successful franchise going. It looks like this series will be just as depressing and disheartening as BSG, which I love in my sci-fi. I got fucking chills at the end of this promo when Adams says what his real “family name” is. Get pumped.


Tim & Eric 2009 Tour

December 3, 2008

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Oh, Mars and Victorian Blood will be attending the show at the Wilbur Theater on January 31. Any other Massholes going?

Check out the complete tour dates after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »


Want to See a Four Hour Movie, Idiota?

December 3, 2008

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Here’s the English-language trailer for Che, Steven Soderbergh’s four-hour epic about Che Guevara. The film has two parts, The Guerilla and The Argentine, and will be released first in its entirety in New York and LA next week in order to qualify for the Oscars, and then it’ll be released separately in January. Then in April, Del Toro stars in The Wolfman. These two movies will really show the Academy Del Toro’s range.

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Product of the Week, Heaven

December 3, 2008

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To kick off our new column, Product of the Week, I offer you not so much as a product, but an answer. Because we would all rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints.

Reserve A Spot In Heaven is here for the sole purpose of allowing you the opportunity to secure your spot in Heaven before it’s too late. Yes, at the moment there is plenty of room in Heaven for you and all of your loved ones, but what most individuals don’t realize is that although a large portion of this space remains vacant, spots are filling very quickly. So quick that if you don’t act now you may lose your chance at getting in. How does a future of endless suffering sound? Not so good, which is why we are here to help.

For $12.79, or $24.95 for the All Access Kit, you’ll get your name added to the list in advance of checking in at the Pearly Gates, like the cool people who go to the front of the line at nightclubs. And you never get to go in. But that’s okay, I would rather watch Nick at Nite than dance in your stupid club and possibly meet a girl. And make furious, no-tomorrow love. And wake up awkwardly the next morning. And have her lie to me, saying “I had fun. Yeah, Friday sounds great.” But she never calls. Never calls. Good thing I stole her wallet while she was “putting her face on.” Now I know where you live, harpie.


Causes 2 Preview

December 3, 2008

I have nothing funny to say about this.


Lost Season 5 Sneak Peek; Hang the Lawyers

December 3, 2008

ABC has released a two minute sneak peak of the season 5 premiere of Lost, “Because You Left”, which airs on Wednesday, January 21st 2009. Just these quick two minutes delivers even more questions for Lost fans to lose sleep over. Awesome.


Pharse I Heard My Really Cool Neighbor Say, or Song/Artist/Album on No Limit Records

December 3, 2008

Alright people, in the 1990s a record label was formed by Percy “Master P” Miller that would eventually take the rap community, nay, the world, by storm. By the late ’90s it became impossible to misidentify albums put out on No Limit Records. The artist’s or group’s name would typically be stretched across the top of the album, usually written in gold, diamond or some ballin’ combination of the two. Some popular themes for the cover art included, holding fanned-out cash, holding diamond encrusted jewelry, posing in front of Bentleys and talking on cell-phones (in the late ’90s a cell-phone was still a status symbol, remember?) The game begins after the jump… Read the rest of this entry »


Romanek Nike Commercial; Lebron is 12

December 3, 2008

Above is director Mark Romanek’s “Chalk” Nike commercial featuring LeBron and (I think) Lil Wayne. Everything in 2008 has featured Lil Wayne so, fuck it. From /Film:

Romanek is probably best known for his music video work. He directed the video for Michael and Janet Jackson’s “Scream” in 1995, a sci-fi themed video which won the 1996 Grammy for Best Music Video, and to date, is still the most expensive music video ever produced ($7 million). His other videos include Closer for Nine Inch Nails, Criminal for Fiona Apple, Devil’s Haircut for Beck, and Johnny Cash’s cover of Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt”.

In 2002, he made a wonderful indie thriller called One Hour Photo, which starred Robin Williams as an photo lab employee who becomes obsessed with a young suburban family.

Robin Williams was really begging to be in this Nike ad, but Romanek had him “cooled out” with 89 milligrams of tranq’s. Williams’ hands shed 4 pounds of hair and wrote Amnesty International.


Michael Phelps, How’s Your Face?

December 3, 2008

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Okay. Oookay. Phelps, you hands-down deserve the title of Sportsman of the Year, but are you feeling okay? Because you’re face looks wicked fucked up. It’s seems to have shrunk and become discolored. I don’t have Photoshop capabilities (hence the same RBM neon fonts every week), but this cover looks like it was doctored using Paint. I use Paint to place Polite Bear in random photos and it looks better than this.

Wet, casual Friday at SI.


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