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I’m sorry to report that is now on hiatus: We’re currently thinking of relaunching the site in the future, but for now no new stories will appear. We will still be posting links we love on a regular basis on our Facebook page so please keep in touch with us there.

I first registered this site on a lark in the 90s, but then started blogging almost 9 years ago in 2006 and found it to be a very rewarding experience. However after about 3,000 or so posts I got a bit burned out, however I was very lucky in that I found a few folks who were willing to put in the work to keep the site alive (namely Ben Huber, Bob Muir and Tim Sheehy) and to them I owe a great deal of thanks. I also would like to thank you the readers of this website for coming back to us over the past few years. In the meantime we’ll keep this site up for anyone who would like to see our old stories until further notice.


New York Comic Con: Weekend Cosplay!

Posted by Michael Pinto on Oct 13, 2013 in Fandom

New York Comic Con 2013 Cosplay

New York Comic Con 2013 is in full swing and there is cosplay everywhere! If you look carefully in this photo essay you find a Miley Cyrus cosplayer in between the usual comic book and anime favorites. Photos by Christian Liendo: Read more…


New York Comic Con 2013: Cosplay Everywhere!

Posted by Michael Pinto on Oct 11, 2013 in Anime, Comic Books, Fandom

New York Comic Con Cosplay 2013

It’s time of year in New York City and as usual the Javits Center is packed with fans at this year’s New York Comic Con. This collection of cosplay photos is by Christian Liendo: Read more…


Terry Gilliam’s Do It Yourself Animation Show

Posted by Michael Pinto on Aug 28, 2013 in Animation

Terry Gilliam's Do It Yourself Animation Show

If you love Terry Gilliam this vintage video is a must watch: Read more…


Before the Twilight Zone: A Lost Rod Serling Interview

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jul 22, 2013 in Television

Rod Serling Interview

In this Amazing interview from 1959 Rod Serling talks about his upcoming show “The Twilight Zone”. He also addresses a number of issues that he encountered as a television writer from getting censored when tackling social issues like racism or dealing with sponsors: Read more…



What if Sterling Archer was Captain of the Enterprise?

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jul 19, 2013 in Star Trek

Starcher Trek

The result would be Starcher Trek! See the video below: Read more…


A Brilliant Batman Colorforms Retro TV Commercial

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jul 13, 2013 in Comic Books, Hobbies and Collections, Television

A Brilliant Batman Colorforms Retro TV Commercial

The groovy vintage ad below from the swinging sixties showcases the Colorforms Batman Cartoon Kit: Read more…



If Your Grew Up with the Terran Trade Authority Books You Must Watch This Video

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jul 11, 2013 in Fandom, Hobbies and Collections

Terran Trade Authority fan video

If you were a child of the late 70s chances are that you may have owned at least one or two books in the Terran Trade Authority series. These coffee-table books were crammed with amazing spaceship art from the Star Wars era all illustrated with airbrushing and too much detail! This amazing fan video shown below shows a 3D take on this beloved classic. Sadly I was reading that the books are out of print and there are no plans to republish them. Read more…


Murderville, Where Life is Cheap and Murder is Lucrative!

Posted by Michael Pinto on May 28, 2013 in Comic Books

Murderville, where life is cheap and murder is lucrative

I normally try to ignore Kickstarter projects, but if it involves Carol Lay cartoon characters up to no good I’ll make an exception: Read more…


Pb & J Sandwich Suitcase

Posted by Michael Pinto on May 11, 2013 in Hobbies and Collections

Pb & J Sandwich Suitcase

The minute I looked at this Pb & J Sandwich suitcase I was blown away! This is the handy work of artist Andy Yoder: Read more…



The Most Adorable Batman You’ll Ever See: The Uglydoll Batman

Posted by Michael Pinto on May 9, 2013 in Comic Books

Uglydoll Batman

I’ve always been a fan of Uglydolls but the photo above melted my heart! It won’t be out until later this year but it’s part of an Uglydolls line that’s based on DC Comics: Read more…



To Boldly Snore: The Official Trek PJs

Posted by Michael Pinto on May 7, 2013 in Star Trek

Officially Licensed Star Trek Pajama Set

If you dream of serving on a starship mister then we got your jammies! Show here is the Officially Licensed Star Trek Pajama Set, yes I know you’ve been wearing unofficial jammies for years but these are the real deal. For the PJs you have a choice of Kirk Gold, Scotty Red, or Spock Blue (yes Spock Blue is the logical choice): Read more…



Visual Effects Pioneer Ray Harryhausen Passes Away

Posted by Michael Pinto on May 7, 2013 in Animation, Cinema

Ray Harryhausen

Ray Harryhausen didn’t invent stop motion animation, but he certainly made it into an art form. Unlike computer graphics today stop motion animation was a painful art: You had to plan and pose puppets, and shoot them frame by frame. And there are 24 frames per second in film, so you can imagine how painful that sort of work was. Yet Harryhausen turned that tedious work into screen magic with a careers that lasted from the 1930s until very recently. Read more…



The Day When Twitter Lost to Facebook

Posted by Michael Pinto on May 5, 2013 in Tech


As the hype machine is getting revved up for Twitter to go public, the one question I found myself asking was “why has it taken so long?”. And recently I was watching a really well done special on Twitter on Bloomberg TV and they boiled it down to “great service, but no business model”. Slowly Twitter is figuring out that model, but I think the real issue is why Facebook left them in the dust so long ago? Read more…

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The USB Swiss Army Knife: Be Prepared

Posted by Michael Pinto on May 5, 2013 in Tech

The USB Swiss Army Knife

When USB came out it was revolutionary because because it was one format, but as the technology has “matured” it has mutated in a range of sizes thanks to the boom in mobile technology. And thus this USB Swiss Army Knife caught my eye the minute that I looked at it! The idea of not having to run to my box of cables and start searching for “that cable” makes this techie very happy. Read more…



The Google Glass Backlash Begins: The Osborne Effect

Posted by Michael Pinto on May 4, 2013 in Tech

megyn kelly looks like a glasshole

This article at Business Insider is typical of a new breed of backlash articles that bash the unreleased device: “I haven’t worn Glass. While I think it looks neat, I dont see a killer application that makes them worth it.” Read more…

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Virgin SpaceShipTwo’s First Powered Flight a Success

Posted by Michael Pinto on Apr 29, 2013 in Science

SpaceShipTwo’s first powered flight a success

Slowly commercial manned space flight is becoming a reality! Shown below is a video of the first self powered flight of the Virgin SpaceShipTwo: Read more…



Is There a Sci Fi Case for Google Glass?

Posted by Michael Pinto on Apr 28, 2013 in Tech

X-Ray Gogs

There’s been quite a bit of geek controversy if Google Glass will be “the next big thing” or the next Apple Newton. The biggest advocate of Google Glass is Robert Scoble, but frankly I don’t trust Scoble because he’s like a fickle mistress always chasing the latest love interest. Once upon a time Scoble was swearing that Twitter would change the world, but now you can find him ensconced at Google+. So if I don’t trust the tech bloggers to get this right who do I trust? Science fiction of course! Read more…


Saturn will be at its Biggest and Brightest Tonight

Posted by Michael Pinto on Apr 27, 2013 in Science


If you look outdoors tonight you’ll see Saturn in opposition, which means that it will be exactly opposite the sun as seen from Earth. To find saturn when the sun sets in the west, look for Saturn to rise in the east when the sun is farthest below the horizon then Saturn will reach its highest point above the horizon. Read more…



View the Don Bluth Animation Collection Online

Posted by Michael Pinto on Apr 27, 2013 in Animation

The Don Bluth Collection of Animation

In those sad years in the 80s before Disney came back Don Bluth was keeping the dream of animation alive with films like The Secret of NIMH. Most of his studio work has been donated to the Savannah College of Art and Design which has placed quite a bit of his studio’s artwork online. If you love animation I’d urge you to check the site out. Read more…



75 Years Before Google Maps There was the Iter Avto

Posted by Michael Pinto on Apr 27, 2013 in Tech

75 Years Before Google Maps There was the Iter Avto
It’s funny that some tech ideas come out years before the actual technology is there to make it useful:

“You might think that in-car map readers are a recent invention – given that you need satellite navigation technology to make them work. But a crude form of the car tech was actually around as early as 1930. The Iter Avto, which used a map on a scroll, is believed to be the first onboard direction guide. Just like the modern devices such as a Tom Tom or Garmin, the device was positioned on the dashboard of a car – and came with a set of paper maps.” Read more…


Twenty Years Ago This Ad Would Have Excited Your Inner Geek

Posted by Michael Pinto on Apr 25, 2013 in Tech

Egghead Software Stores Ad, 1993

This ad for Egghead Software from 1993 is a great look at the state of technology from twenty years ago. The first thing you notice is that the hot product is an MS-DOS 6 upgrade which brings one back into a time before Windows 95 took over the world. While there were people using Windows 3.1 most nerds hadn’t fully embraced it yet if they were running older machines. The other funny thing about this ad is it features vintage floppy discs available in 3.5″ or the really ancient 5.25″ size. Read more…



The Samurai Pizza Cats Return to America in July

Posted by Michael Pinto on Apr 25, 2013 in Anime

The Samurai Pizza Cats

This just in from Discotek Media: “The English dubbed Samurai Pizza Cats complete series official release date will be July 30th 2013! We are doing a complete series box set with all 52 episodes on 8 DVDs. It will be $79.95 retail.” So now I guess some of you are asking “Who are these Samurai Pizza Cats?” Well here’s a taste: Read more…


Watch Studio Ghibli’s ‘Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo’ Short Film

Posted by Michael Pinto on Apr 25, 2013 in Anime, Cinema

Studio Ghibli's Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo

This short film was commissioned by Hideaki Anno for The Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo in 2012 as part of a special Tokusatsu exhibition. The film is directed by Shinji Higuchi and marks the first time that Studio Ghibli produced a live action film: Read more…

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