Jenny’s Head Just Exploded

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Only a kitten could have made this cuter. I personally hate it, but I made Jenny mad the other day, so I am trying to be nicer.

Oooooga-chacka! Awesome Mix Tape Necklace To Last The Ages (Unlike Real Mixed Tape)

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Check out this awesome mix tape necklace from Think Geek. Take yourself back to a time when you had that spare tape in your boom-box waiting for the right moment on the radio where you could press record. Oh you know you did that… you’re not fooling anyone. Tiny mixed tapes start at $24.99 – a bargain 80’s price! See more mix-pics after the break.

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Aliens Considered

Starfire's people supposedly evolved from cats.  The X-Men's Shi'ar supposedly evolved from birds.  Too bad that was never followed up on during the X-Men/Teen Titans crossover of 1982.
Starfire’s people supposedly evolved from cats. The X-Men’s Shi’ar supposedly evolved from birds. Too bad that was never followed up on during the X-Men/Teen Titans crossover of 1982.

Most superheroes at some point deal with aliens.  Heck, many of them are aliens.  I’m looking at you, Superman.  The same holds true for science fiction that goes into space in any way, shape, or form.  In fact, space-based sci-fi that completely omits aliens might be more noteworthy than the ones that include them.  Aliens have a tendency to be silly at times when they aren’t handled right, and it is way too easy to not handle them right.  Glue a forehead ridge on an actor, give him a couple of odd quirks, and then call it a day.

Aliens in fiction offer too much of an opportunity to really stretch a creator’s creativity.  It is easy to see why so many would look down on aliens, so let’s consider some of the more successful attempts to create otherworldly races and cultures.

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Why The Oscars Suck: Best Picture Nominations

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This may have something to do with today’s column. Or it doesn’t. Only you can decide.

Dear Oscars,

You suck for so many reasons it’s hard to pick just one. You are a self-congratulatory, over-hyped, out-of-touch celebration of how you don’t understand your audience. You pile heaps of affection onto movies that most of your audience didn’t see and couldn’t care about. You are bland, boring, predictable, boring, elitist, and boring. But I’ve been told I can only focus on a single area of your suckitude so I picked why you suck on your biggest award: Best Picture. Continue reading Why The Oscars Suck: Best Picture Nominations

Awesome Cosplay Of The Day: GROOT!

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I’m a sucker for GROOT cosplay – I don’t care where I am, or what I’m doing, if I see GROOT I lose my mind! And this cosplay is nothing short of genius thanks to Hurley FX! If you go to his page, you can see images from the beginning stages all the way to the finished product. Amazing creativity if you ask me! Photo above is  by Brian Humphrey. See more stunning photos with Smooth On & Dim Horizon Studio at Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark after the break. 

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The End Of Marvel Universe Is Only The Beginning (Read: We’re All In A Time Loop)

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HULK SMASH TIME LOOP. Hulk smash Marvel Universe. Actually, Hulk smash nothing, since we’re about to reboot the entire Marvel Universe. Yep, you read that correctly… the whole Marvel Universe is about to be rebooted. System failure? Nope, this is not your standard reboot.

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Gabbing Geek Analysis: 2015 Oscar Nominations

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Oh…my…God!  The Oscars are my Superbowl so the day the nominations are announced is like the Conference Championship Games.  I also enjoy the Superbowl because, living in Texas, it is a state law that you must love football.  It’s anyone’s year but more and more it is looking like the Patriots are going to…wait a minute.  I was talking about the Oscar nominations.  Sorry.  I get distracted sometimes!  Ooohhhh… SQUIRREL!

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8 Bit Guardians Of The Galaxy is Something Good, Something Bad, And A Little 8 Bit Of Both

I have no words. This is so many levels of AWESOME I am going to explode.

Watson’s Top Ten Movies of 2014!

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Ah.  Now we get to the cream of the crop!  The ten best films of 2014!  Hope you enjoyed your year of films as much as I did mine.  This was a strong year for movies; both blockbuster and arthouse.  While there wasn’t an all-time Hall of Fame entry (like Dark Knight or Godfather), we did have many 5 star worthy films.   Any of these ten films would have been a worthy choice for #1, in fact many of them even flirted with the top spot during the year, but when the dust settled here was the final list.

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Harry Knowles Top Ten Films of 2014

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We at Gabbing Geek love what fellow Austin geek Harry Knowles brings to the fandom!  Even his minor musings are Must Read Material because he knows things before the break.  Hell.  Before they happen.

Most of his top ten will appear somewhere in my top 25, but while we count them down this week check out Harry’s list over at Ain’t It Cool.

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