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These 1980s Star Trek Illustrations Are My Favorite Things Ever

These 1980s Star Trek Illustrations Are My Favorite Things Ever

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Sometimes, my friends, fate smiles upon you. Such was the case for me recently when I stumbled upon a series of 1980s Star Trek illustrations in chalk pastel, some of which I will now share with you. Credit for these goes to artist Doug Little, who apparently produced these for commemorative posters around the time of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Enough chit chat, let's boldly go. By the way, I've saved the best for last. Awww. Posing for the sweetest prom photo I've ever seen are Dr. McCoy and the salt creature from the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "The Man Trap." Yes, this is Khan and Gonzo. And Gonzo is holding a yo-yo that actually says, "Khan Is a Yo-Yo." Let that seep for a few minutes. Of course! All we had to do to figure out what was on the mi...
I Love You, Internet: Peter Criss Is Matlock, 1978 Solo Album Style

I Love You, Internet: Peter Criss Is Matlock, 1978 Solo Album Style

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Man, I want to find the person who drew this and shake his or her hand. Because Andy Griffith as Matlock as Peter Criss from the front of his 1978 Kiss solo album is inspired. For reference, here's the original. Genius. They even nailed the classic Kiss font. Update: Chet Loggins, the creator of this fine work of art, has stepped forward! See the comment section below.
Check Out This Awesome Deleted Scene from Halloween (1978)

Check Out This Awesome Deleted Scene from Halloween (1978)

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Fans of the horror classic Halloween have noted quite a few inconsistencies over the years. Like, why are the trees full of green leaves in Illinois during late October? Why do all the cars have California plates? And most importantly, how the hell did Michael Myers learn to drive a car when he's been locked inside Smith's Grove Sanitarium since he was 6 years old? Well thanks to Adam Green of ArieScope Pictures, now we know. Turns out there's a deleted scene that explains the whole thing. Check it out: Nice. Oh and how cool is it that Michael is played by Kane Hodder, who also played Jason Voorhees in four Friday the 13th films? Very cool indeed.
Five Reasons I Stopped Following Your Twitter Feed

Five Reasons I Stopped Following Your Twitter Feed

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I was a fairly late Twitter adopter, only joining a few years ago. It's been a fun and sometimes enlightening experience so far, but it's come with some annoyances too. And so once in a great while I'm forced to take the drastic and life-altering step of unfollowing a feed. I know, harsh, right? So if you are one of the unfortunate souls whose tweets will no longer be reaching my eyes -- or if you want to avoid that awful fate -- here's five things to reflect upon. You're not funny and/or interesting. I post my share of banal crap, but I at least try to keep things entertaining for the most part. Not saying I succeed, but I try. Regular updates about what you're eating or wearing (especially Foursquare tweets about becoming the Mayor of some shitty bar) are no more interesting o...
I Love You, Internet: DangerMouse fan art I would totally buy

I Love You, Internet: DangerMouse fan art I would totally buy

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I'm going to get around to posting a tribute to Danger Mouse, my favorite all-time cartoon, some day. Until then, DazTibbles from DeviantART has produced something almost as cool with some DM art for a conceptual movie poster. Love it! It's weird seeing Danger Mouse, Penfold, and Baron Greenback looking so... realistic. Those Frog's Head Flyers are totally badass, as is the Mark III. If any entertainment franchise is worthy of a relaunch it's Danger Mouse, but you just know some Hollywood fart-sniffer would find a way to ruin it. So maybe it's best left alone. For a larger version of this picture as well as more excellent DM art -- sadly, no Stiletto or Colonel K yet -- head to DazTibbles' page.
Facebook and the social contract

Facebook and the social contract

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It's hard for me to get worked up into a nice lather over the most recent renovations to Facebook, aka The Site You Just Can't Quit. For one, my main interaction with it these days is through TweetDeck, which very nicely strips away all the irrelevant layout and advertising to show me just the status updates, ma'am. And for another, ever since I quit playing games like Farmville and Mafia Wars cold turkey -- both more addictive than heroin or crystal meth I'm told -- I really have little reason to go to the site proper anymore. While it's been interesting to observe the backlash against the latest Facelift, I've developed a greater interest in the predictable backlash against the backlash. People who have taken to the internets to complain about Facebook are derided as lacking persp...
Here’s some stuff I enjoyed this week

Here’s some stuff I enjoyed this week

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Here’s a fresh batch of some quality interweb finds I’ve come across over the last 7 days or so:  You've read endless commentary on the Miami University football booster scandal involving Nevin Shapiro, why not read the original investigation by Charles Robinson? (Yahoo! Sports) A very cool photo gallery by Natsumi Hayashi, the "levitating girl" from Tokyo (Geekologie) Will Google+ be able to unseat Flickr as the premiere destination for photographers on the web? (TechCrunch) A fascinating gallery of photographs taken by the East German Stasi (secret police) during the Cold War era. (Conscientious Extended) You'd swear this article on the role of police patrols and the impact of broken windows in a neighborhood wasn't written almost 30 years ago, it's so relevant (The Atlan
Here’s some stuff I enjoyed this week

Here’s some stuff I enjoyed this week

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Here’s a fresh batch of some quality interweb finds I’ve come across over the last 7 days or so: Supposedly this is the first ever designed album cover, designed by Alex Steinweiss for a George Gershwin collection. (It's a Small Web) Remembering the devastation in Hiroshima, Japan, on the 66th anniversary of the atomic bomb explosion (Fans in a Flashbulb) An interesting essay by Neil deMause on the apparent collapse of the sports ticket market, and what it may mean for fans (Slate) LinkedIn users -- learn how to opt out of having your images used for marketing purposes (Boing Boing) Burger King's bizarre 1970s-era attempt to compete with McDonald's by creating the Burger King Kingdom; and you thought The King was creepy before? (Thought Catalog) An absolutely fantastic li