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- 09/11/12--12:09: Microsoft Just Patented The Holodeck
- 09/11/12--13:01: Disturbingly Great Fake Children's Book And Other Links
- 09/11/12--14:42: The Tooth Fairy Is Serious Business Kid
- 09/12/12--07:21: One Of The X-Men Was Just Straight Up Murdered
- 09/12/12--08:00: Flock Of Flamingos Form Giant Bird Tops The Morning Links
- 09/12/12--09:16: The Proper Way To Be A Television Fan
- 09/12/12--09:36: New "Wreck It Ralph" Trailer Reveals More Plot
- 09/12/12--13:02: The World's Most Endangered Species And Other Links
- 09/12/12--14:06: Meet The New "Justice League" Artistic Team
- 10/05/12--10:14: 13 Simple Projects To Show Off Your Comic Book Pride
- 10/05/12--12:22: Delicious Apologies And Other Links
- 10/05/12--14:10: New Species Named After "Star Wars" Jedi
- 10/05/12--14:51: The Fanciest Stag You'll Ever See And Other Weekend Links
- 10/08/12--07:54: Contortionists On The Subway Tops The Morning Links
- 10/08/12--08:45: French Bees Accidentally Make Blue Honey
- 10/08/12--09:32: Vintage Potato Chip Bra
- 10/08/12--10:08: Archie Comics Is Giving Away $50,000 At NYCC
- 10/08/12--10:08: Joker Returns In "Death Of The Family"
- 10/08/12--13:03: The Best/Worst Thing About Thanksgiving And Other Links
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You know what, I'm over the flying car. Just give us this!
Of course, Microsoft can't call it a "Holodeck". Instead it's been titled the "Immersive Display Experience". The patent, which you can read in its entirety here, states:
A data-holding subsystem holding instructions executable by a logic subsystem is provided. The instructions are configured to output a primary image to a primary display for display by the primary display, and output a peripheral image to an environmental display for projection by the environmental display on an environmental surface of a display environment so that the peripheral image appears as an extension of the primary image.
Luckily for us, Ars Technica broke that down into English for us. The patent is for a projector to enhance the gaming experience, not replace it. It would extend the gaming environment to the user's peripheral vision to make a more immersive environment.
I'd read it. Plus, a new “smoking gun” in dinosaur extinction and life trends via graph.
One week in, find out everything we've learned about every team in the NFL. - [BleacherReport]
Everything's a bureaucracy these days. When one parent couldn't find their son's tooth under his pillow, they improvised with this letter.
Dude. DUDE. Marvel goes heavy on their own spoilers for Avengers Vs. X-Men #11 .
Marvel's press release reads as if this is a permanent and irrevocable thing. Sure, Cyclops has always been a jerk, but whhhhhhhhhhhy?
In the move that shocked and saddened comic book fans worldwide, beloved super hero Professor Charles Xavier meets his demise today in Avengers VS. X-Men #11. In the penultimate chapter of the biggest comic book story in 2012, superstar creators Brian Michael Bendis and Olivier Coipel rally the forces of the Marvel Universe against the final two members of the seemingly all-powerful Phoenix Five—Cyclops and Emma Frost. But as this epic battle rages, Cyclops makes a decision that not only takes the life of the man who formed the X-Men and raised him like a son, but that also may damn both the Avengers and the X-Men!
Our avian brethren are good a improv formations. Plus, photos of Manhattan in 1928 and McKayla Maroney broke her leg.
Uh-oh. The American Cancer Society is caught up in a huge charity scam. - [HuffingtonPost]
Olympic medalist and meme extraordinaire McKayla Maroney fractured her leg Sunday. - [SportsIllustrated]
Without giving away the entire plot. Well played, Disney.
There's only four of these guys left. Plus 5 things no one deserves and bitter SNL feuds revealed.
The gargantuan softshell turtle can weigh nearly 300 lbs., with a shell that’s nearly 40 in. long. The four remaining specimens are located in zoos.
5 things everyone wants but no one deserves. - [Cracked]
The top 50 iconic photos in the history of sports. - [BleacherReport]
What would textbooks look like if your older brother wrote them? - [CollegeHumor]
And by “new” I mean “incredibly famous and well known”. Starting with JLA #15 artists Ivan Reis and Joe Prado will take the helm.
Exclusive! "Justice League" #16 Cover
Starting December 26th, with Issue #15, Jim Lee will step down from Justice League as illustrator to pursue his next major DC project. But more on that in October at NYCC.
In response to the announcement Justice League writer Geoff Johns had this to say about the switch:
“There is no other choice for the next A-Star art team on JUSTICE LEAGUE. Ivan Reis and Joe Prado bring power, grace, emotion and epic storytelling worthy of the world’s greatest super heroes. From GREEN LANTERN to BLACKEST NIGHT to AQUAMAN, I couldn’t ask for better collaborators. The second year of JUSTICE LEAGUE will begin an adventurous, mysterious and heroic storyline focusing on our members as their greatest secrets are revealed...and the repercussions change the world. Ivan and Joe begin with a story they were born to draw — THRONE OF ATLANTIS — a story between JUSTICE LEAGUE and AQUAMAN that will have the League experiencing what Aquaman does — they’ll be caught between land and sea. With new relationships developing – like Wonder Woman and Superman – new members coming on – like Shazam! and the all-new Atom — and new threats rising — like Ocean Master & Atlantis — the Justice League will grow and change as we march towards the impending TRINITY WAR.”
Exclusive! "Justice League" #15 Cover
Ladies (and gentlemen) don't let your comics collect dust in your closet. Upcycle them into awesomeness.
Start With A Pair Of Dead Sexy Heels
Anyone can make their own custom heels with this guide.
Or Flats If You're Balance Impaired (Or Respect Your Arches)
Even easier to make since you don't have to wrap them around the stiletto! Instructions over yonder.
Accessorize With A Sparkly Cuff
Super simple walkthrough here.
Or Get Really Fancy With A Wrapped Cuff
Get them here.
When you're really sorry, say it with dessert. Also, Bond movies ranked by Bond girls and weird unexplainable diseases.
14 things that should be like they are on television...but aren't. - [CollegeHumor]
Lady Gaga hangs out topless (SFW) at Donatella Versace's house. No big deal. - [TheSuperficial]
Celebrities terrorized by new "swatting" prank. - [TheDailyBeast]
The 22 greatest 007 films, categorized by the best Bond girls. - [CoedMagazine]
Cameron Diaz's controversial pictorial in Esquire UK is...tame? - [PinkIsTheNewBlog]
13 little known types of punctuation we should all start using. - [MentalFloss]
Meet the Purple Yoda. Or, in the proper Latin, Yoda purpurata.
Discovered on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge between Iceland and the Azores, the Purple Yoda is a species of acorn worm. It lives over one and half miles beneath the ocean's surface.
Scientists named it after the Star Wars character when they realized the its floppy appendages reminded them of Yoda's ears.
Either that or the Forest Spirit from Princess Mononoke is alive and well. Plus, animals that hate their lives and technology can't fix everything.
Photo By: Mark Smith
15 animals that definitely hate their lives. - [CollegeHumor]
5 things technology will never fix. - [Cracked]
Oktoberfest comes to the West Bank. - [Time]
When taking public transit, it helps to be flexible. Also, celebrate getting through Monday with some vodka cocktails and NBA players who need a style intervention.
What if Looper had been a 90s Disney movie instead? - [Flavorwire]
6 NBA players who need an intervention from the fashion police. - [BleacherReport]
Mmmmm, arsenic. It's what's for dinner! - [Salon]
Beekeepers don't think it's such a sweet surprise. You can blame M&Ms for the unnatural tint.
Near the French town of Ribeauville, in the Alsace region of France, bees have been churning out blue (and green!) honey since August. Flummoxed beekeepers were quick to find the source, a plant that processes the sugary waste from an M&Ms factory.
Only 2.5 miles from the hives, the waste was easier to collect than pollen, leading the bees to prefer it to flowering plants until the factory managers put a stop to it in recent weeks, according to a press release from the company.
For anyone excited to try blue honey, it's not to be. All the tainted product will be disposed of.
A contestant in the National Potato Chip Institute convention of 1948.
In swag. Archie doesn't believe in skimping when it comes to showing fans their appreciation.
Title: Archie Comics: The Hottest Publisher in the Industry
Date: Friday, 10/12/2012
Time: 2:45PM - 3:45PM
Description: The Era of Archie continues! After another year of dominating the headlines with groundbreaking storylines, innovative storytelling and the best comics on the market, the Archie Comics team converges on New York to reveal what’s next! The panel includes Archie Comics co-CEO Jon Goldwater, President Mike Pellerito, Editor-in-chief Victor Gorelick, writer/artist Dan Parent (Kevin Keller), writer Michael Uslan (Archie: Will You Marry Me?), and a handful of major, newsworthy surprises! Archie Comics continues to keep fans on their toes, shaking things up in Riverdale from one storyline (“Reversedale”) to the next ("Archie Meets GLEE”). Archie and friends have never been more relevant, and that makes this a can’t-miss panel! Plus, all attendees will receive a FREE ARCHIE GIFT BAG. Be there!
Title: Archie Action Hour: Sonic, Mega Man and Red Circle Comics
Date: Sunday, 10/14/2012
Time: 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Description: Plug in, suit up and prepare for adventure! First, two video game icons collide in the I-can’t-believe-it’s-actually-happening Sonic/Mega Man comic book crossover event. You’d be crazier than Doctors Eggman and Wily combined to miss this follow up discussion where we dive right into it. The editorial mastermind behind both books, Paul Kaminski, is joined by Archie Comics President Mike Pellerito and writer Ian Flynn with more info about the biggest comic book event of the year as well as what’s on tap for Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe, and Mega Man. See exclusive artwork, learn about upcoming story lines and get your questions answered by the team behind the two most popular video game comic series. Then, get all the details on the future of superhero comics—The New Crusaders! The digital-first series has made its way to print, and the Red Circle team are pumped to give you the rundown on where the series is headed, along with info about the upcoming Lost Crusade mini-series, in this action-packed panel. Those in attendance will receive a FREE SONIC/MEGA MAN/RED CIRCLE GIFT BAG, so don’t even think about missing it!
Batman #13 is ready to traumatize you just in time for Halloween. Buzzfeed got exclusive access inside this terrifying new Batman story.
Anyone who's read Batman with more than a passing interest knows The Killing Joke is one of the most disturbing comic books ever written. DC promises this new saga penned by Scott Snyder will challenge Alan Moore's seminal work as far as how demented Joker can be.
Snyder has crafted a saga that will bring together every ally (and some enemies) Batman can muster to fend off a scheme so murderous and evil it threatens every aspect of Bruce Wayne's life.
Shaking the Bat-family to their very core, Joker returns as an even more bloodthirsty psychopath, grinning out from behind a new visage sure to keep squeamish readers awake at night.
If these pages, exclusively shown to Buzzfeed ahead the October 10th publication, are an accurate barometer, Death Of The Family puts everyone Batman cares about in profoundly serious danger.
Holidays are always better in your rose-tinted memories. Plus the awful realities of first person shooters and breakfast cereal muffins.
Bear Grylls is on his way back to American television with a new reality show! - [HollywoodReporter]
Hostilities are boiling to a head between Turkey and Syria. - [TheFiscalTimes]