Saturday, December 24, 2011

Go Daddy Drops the SOPA

Go Daddy, known for their seemingly racy commercials featuring such sex symbols as Joan Rivers, recently came under fire for their support of SOPA.  For those of you who have not been on the internet for the past few years, SOPA is the Stop Online Piracy Act which has a catchy name that sounds very positive.  After all, who wants to support piracy?  Piracy bad!  In reality, SOPA threatened the internet and the viability of the small sites (like this one) who have dreams of grandeur.  It would allow for the internet to be filtered by threatening sites and hosting services that allowed for copyrighted material to be made available by threatening ISPs, ad networks, and payment providers with legal action as well as prohibiting search engines from displaying links to the site.
This issue has been subject to heated debate as well as a recent paper I wrote for an English class.  Until very recently, Go Daddy was a very strong supporter of SOPA which led to customer backlash and an outcry for action.  In short, our concerns have been addressed and Go Daddy has pulled their support for SOPA.  This is a victory over the threatened censorship of the internet and also a victory for anyone who is proud of their mark, regardless of how small, on the internet.  Read more about this on Huffington Post.

Friday, December 23, 2011

NES Bedding - MUST HAVE!

I love the site instructables.com.  Today, I was looking through it at many things that I'm not talented enough to make and I found this.  My dream bedding set.

To learn how to make this for that special nerd in your life, take a look at http://www.instructables.com/id/NES-Bedding-set/

It would make a great gift... especially for a certain blogger who is turning 30 next year.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Three Stooges Trailer (AKA What the Hell Were They Thinking?)


Last night I watched the first trailer for The Three Stooges and all I can say is that I'm now sad.  It's not just because the actors that were initially penned to play the trio, Benicio Del Toro as Moe, Sean Penn as Larry, and Jim Carrey as Curley, have nothing to do with the film and are instead replaced by Chris Diamantopoulous as Moe, Sean Hays as Larry, and Will Sasso as Larry.  It's also not just because the film seems to steal the plot from other classics brought into modern times a la The Brady Bunch or The Beverly Hillbillies.  It's also not just because the trailer includes such thespians as Snooki.  It's more or less a combination of all three with a dash of, "What the hell are you thinking, Farrelly Brothers?"  See why after the break.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

It's Time To Meet The Muppets.... Again!

Unless you have been living under the proverbial rock for the past year, you should know that this past Wednesday marked the return of the Muppets in their newest movie, The Muppets.  The last major Muppet movie that I can remember was Muppets From Space over 10 years ago and since then, they had pretty well dwindled almost out of existence until recent internet shorts started to slowly bring them back into the limelight.  If you haven't seen it yet, I'll post a few of them after the jump.

Monday, November 14, 2011

A Doctor Who Reboot on the Big Screen? EFF YOU!

Sorry about the title, but, as a dedicated Whovian, I am beyond angry at what I have just read.  So I'll give you a heads up.  Naughty language and nerd rage ahead.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Social Networking and Small Town Elections

Last week was election day, at least in Indiana for municipal elections for mayors and other town offices.  The town where I grew up, and, according to the post office, currently reside, had its election.  Unfortunately I live outside of city limits, so I was unable to take part, but the way it everything happened it what I'm writing about.  A small town election was essentially shaped by social networking.  Find out how after the break.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Chicago Comic Con



This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending Wizard World Comic Con in Chicago with my wife.  While my basis for comparison is pretty limited since I only attended my first Con last year, I was both impressed and flustered with WWCC.  The cosplay was great, as some of my pictures show, but the way everything was ran a little annoying.  It seems that Wizard World really wanted to find a way to make everyone HAVE to show up for at least 2 days of the con, but it doesn't always work out that way for those of us who work jobs with odd hours. I was lucky to see the one day there that I did, and I enjoyed most of it.  But I do have a few gripes...