Aug 26, 2012
Amber

There isn’t a big enough facepalm for this

There are way too many people on Twitter right now who seem to think Neil Armstrong=Lance Armstrong.  Just look:

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Aug 18, 2012
Amber

ATTN Bronies: Stop It

 OK, we get it already. Daddy didn’t love you enough or maybe a little too much, either way we’re tired of your My Little Pony fetish taking over every forum and website. If you’re lucky enough to not know, let me explain. A Brony is a grown-ass man who is obsessed with the new My Little Pony cartoon. Yes, the one where little pink and purple ponies with rainbows and “cutie marks” bounce around and do childish things and learn about deep things like friendship and sharing.

I first heard about Bronies on the Something Awful forums. Shortly after the show came out, the forum was flooded with pony avatars. I found the thread where it all started and people were insisting that this show is 1. Well animated, 2. Has a great storyline, and 3. Super funny! So, since I’m a fan of animation and all of the above, I decided to check it out. I watched an episode. And then another. I did a YouTube search for “My Little Pony funny scenes.” I found this.

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Aug 7, 2012
Amber

YouTubesday: Portal: No Escape (Live Action Short Film by Dan Trachtenberg)

I’m going to try this new thing where every Tuesday I post a YouTube video I find interesting, funny, or weird (I end up on the weird part of YouTube a lot, OK?).

Today, enjoy “Portal: No Escape (Live Action Short Film by Dan Trachtenberg).”  It’s a fan-made short film based in the universe of the Portal games.  Do yourself a favor and watch in full screen HD.

I think I can safely speak for everyone in saying, this needs to be a movie.

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Aug 7, 2012
Amber

Got to do what your muse compels

For me, the Humble Music Bundle could not have come at a more perfect time. I had recently started listening to Nerdcore rapper MC Frontalot on Spotify after a little incident on Reddit revealed that my previous-favorite Nerdcore rapper MC Chris is a giant douchebag.

If you’re not familiar, the Humble Bundle is a project that usually offers up a bundle of indie video games for an incredibly low price. You pay what you want, but to get the entire bundle you’ll need to pay at least a cent above the average. You then decide how much of your money goes to charity, the artists and the site. The charities it supports are Child’s Play, which works to give video games to children stuck in hospitals, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which defends free speech, privacy, etc. in the digital sphere (basically think of it as the enemy of bills like SOPA).

So, back to my story, just as I was getting into Frontalot’s tunes, Humble Bundle announced its first-ever music bundle with not only 20 awesome tracks by MC Frontalot but 14 songs by Jonathan Coulton (famous for the “Still Alive” and “Want You Gone” Portal themes), and a plethora of music from OK GO, They Might Be Giants, Christopher Tin, and Hitoshi Sakimoto. All for 8 bucks! How could I say no?

Even if you don’t typically “pay for music,” this one is just worth it. You’re getting the fully licensed, legal music of some incredibly cool artists and giving to charity for $8. There’s 2 days left as of this post, so get on it!

With that I leave you with this.

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Nov 16, 2011
Amber

T-Rex is adorable

Tyrannosaurus Rex, the “tyrant lizard king.”  Ferocious, unstoppable beast or adorably cute and misunderstood?  I think the latter.  I love T-Rex (and you too, Stegosaurus).  Here are some adorable T-Rex products that will make you love him too (clicky for more):

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Feb 14, 2011
Amber

Happy Valentine’s Day, you awkward souls

Why not use a holiday as an excuse to resurrect from the blog grave? This site is now a zombie, fully animate and ready to partake in some brains.

I was looking for funny geek Valentines to post on my Facebook and just wasn’t finding a good site that had a bunch all in one place. Several blogs had “themes” like Star Wars-, science- or video game-themed Valentines, but I wanted just a bunch of them from all spectrum of nerd in one place. So here I am, solving a problem that probably no one else in the world has.

I gathered these Valentines from all over, and so don’t have any attribution. I can confirm that I did not make any of them! Feel free to print them out and give them to your sweeties today in place of expensive chocolates, jewelry, flowers and Ming vases. I am positive it will go over well.

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