What To Do At Parties

Here’s a fun, anti-social game to play at parties with your introverted friends instead of meeting new people. It’s called, “Who’s Read The Most Books On The Shelves?” This game is awesome. If you only know one person at a party, it can suck up just enough time to leave the party feeling like you at least tried to have a life.

Here’s …

Watchmen Alert: What Some of Them Look Like

Watchmen is one of those things — like most nerdy things — where if you haven’t read it you couldn’t care less, but if you have read it it’s massively important to you. I’m in that second group. Which is why I’m posting these character shots from the upcoming Watchmen movie (so cruelly lampooned by co-blogger Matt on The Simpsons).

I …

Gary Gygax, 1938-2008

It’s being widely reported around the Net that Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons, has died at age 69.

I’m not sure what to say except to quash any jokey “he’s given up his last hit point” lines. You just can’t wrap your head around what a massive influence this one guy’s imagination had on the minds of a generation of people …

More Details about Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse

Dang it, can’t seem to put itals in the subject line. If I would I could have clarified that we’re talking about a piece of intellectual property, Dollhouse, Joss Whedon’s first post-Firefly TV series, and not some kind of miniature play environment. Lemme blockquote it for you:

The drama stars Dushku as Echo, a member of a group of men

YouTube Is Your Mommy Now. Love Her Now

Horrible deadline today, so I offer you YouTube love instead of the real kind.

First, the trailer for the new Lego Batman game. Perhaps you will find Lego Catwoman both arousing and disturbing, as I did:

Next up, this video reimagines the Star Wars opening credits in 50’s-style animation. Apparently Chewbacca is not cool enough to …

Iain Banks: The Matter Interview

I’ve never understood why Iain Banks isn’t famous-er in the U.S. I mean, I know he’s well-known, but why isn’t he a towering collossus? If you haven’t read him, he basically writes space opera — massive starships, bizarre aliens, ultra-advanced tech — but with a hugely intelligent literary sensibility and dark Douglas Adams-y humor. I …

New Iron Man Trailer, Now More Awesomer

It has been proven over and over again that good trailers don’t guarantee good movies. Cough, Cloverfield, cough. But still: pretty cool. Anybody know who he’s fighting there at about the 2:05 mark? Reminds me of a Big Daddy from BioShock.

Advance Look: The New William Shatner Memoir

It’s called Up Till Now. It is not Shatner’s first piece of autobiographical prose, but it is the first in his oeuvre that I have personally sampled. It’s not out till May, but it’s on my desk, and I don’t recall signing anything saying I wouldn’t blog about it. So.

It’s interesting. It’s not bad. There aren’t any bombshells in it that …

New Nerf Herder Album on Its Nerdy Way

In a bizarre, uncharacteristic moment of coolness I got my mitts on an early copy of the new Nerf Herder album, Nerf Herder IV, which is coming out April 29.

I have a long-term obsession with Nerf Herder, who are probably best known for doing the theme song to Buffy the Vampire Slayer (they played the Bronze in the final season), and …

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