The mad doctor is (temporarily) out.
Five years ago this week, Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog
, in three separate acts
. Since then, there has been confirmation of plans for a sequel
dating back to April 2009 -- and July 2011
-- but something always seems to come up
... though Mr. Wheadon did have time to perform live
, singing commentary on his project, which led to the recording of "Commentary" in 2010
, reuniting the cast. Felicia Day, Jed Whedon
, and even Nathan Fillion
seem a little bit less busy, however... welding kid-toting robots and preparing for the zombie apocalypse
posted by markkraft
on Jul 16, 2013 -
To celebrate Doctor Who
's 50 year(!) run, our friends at Nerdist bring you a new animated web series
featuring a stop-motion 11th Doctor investigating a mystery involving his previous selves. It's Doctor Puppet
(I wouldn't have though it was possible for Matt Smith to look even more
like a Rankin/Bass
stop-motion puppet, but these folks proved me wrong...)
posted by Ursula Hitler
on Apr 7, 2013 -
"Suppose the null-byte is an electron. Then, /dev/zero provides an infinite supply of electrons and /dev/null has an infinite appetite for them..." Modeling transistors and logic gates using Unix pipes.
posted by bitmage
on Jan 23, 2012 -
to rewrite Alien
says "Lindelof reportedly met with Scott and 20th Century Fox to talk about the gig, but also ended up sparking a discussion that “could well turn out to be a free-standing science fiction film.”
Thumbs up? Down? I wasn't a fan of 'Lost', but Ultimate Hulk vs. Wolverine
did the trick for me...
posted by vhsiv
on Jul 28, 2010 -
Homer Simpson in CSS
"...I stayed with the idea in mind that more complex designs could be made using the Verdana font and absolute positioning in CSS, thus generating vector drawings directly embedded in the code html." [via]
posted by mewithoutyou
on Apr 30, 2008 -
WFMU's The Hound
has been delighting record geeks for the past few decades with sets of some of the wildest, wooliest rockabilly, R&B, blues, gospel, garage rock, and punk that can be dug out of crates. His site offers full podcasts
, and individual mp3's under the show links
, and organized by artist
, and title
. Bo Diddley singing to Kruschev! Blues songs about the Kinsey report! The Cashmere's talking about the hop! Brownie McGee singing about baseball's integration!
Roughly 4 million variations on 'The Twist!' And that;s just the tip of this glorious iceberg. [more inside]
posted by jonmc
on Nov 18, 2007 -
Have you ever seen a synth and said "Man, what this needs is cartoon eyes?"
A bit similar to the Buchla Box
in that they don't have a keyboard to control the sounds -- it's probably closest to the Booper, invented by The Weatherman
(or, well, Circuit Bending
), the Thingamagoop is a photosynthesizer
... which means it basically uses light sensors to generate sounds. The signal's run through a couple oscillators and, well, it comes out as somethin' that's pretty dang awesome
. I'm on the fence on pickin' this one up. On one hand, it's a really neat toy that makes noise... on the other hand, um.... um.... I dunno. It's not made of candy?
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me
on Jul 8, 2006 -
This 'How Geeky Are You?' quiz
illustrates how geekdom today means something completely different from what it used to. Out with unwashed hair and actually programming, in with mindless purchase of consumer goods.
posted by splitpeasoup
on Apr 4, 2006 -
. Even in this age of crate-digger archaeology, especially when it comes to the roots of punk rock, this band of Bronx miscreants is little known except to cognoscenti. The stream of punk most identified with The Ramones (unapologetically crude three-minute pop singles, pop culture obsessed, based around fun, what Tom Carson called "deadly serious kidding") began with these guys first three albums
and lives on in the work of The Muffs, Nashville Pussy, The Supersuckers and countless others. A rock and roll treasure often overlooked.
posted by jonmc
on Jan 25, 2005 -
Captain pInluH and Commander Khrell are stuck in Portland
, the sneaky Ferengi having sold them
a 'faulty temporal device.' Life is hard
on Earth, it seems. Did anyone get a set list
? No matter. It's my beleif that we will not see these warriors astride golf carts
. Look out, number 1: perhaps they are looking to pull a Titor on your burgeoning data empire!
posted by mwhybark
on Oct 1, 2004 -