Gatchaman Trailer & a Thursday Laugh

Gatchaman Trailer & a Thursday Laugh

I’m back! I took a couple weeks off after wallowing in the world of the Power Rangers for a solid month, but I have a couple reviews in the works for all you lovely people. Today I had a bunch of little stuff I wanted to mention, none of it long enough for it’s own post, so  here’s an April round-up! Gatchaman Movie Teaser Our first look at the live-action science ninjas of Gatchaman. They look pretty cool, at least from the neck up, which is all the teaser shows. In other news, there is a live-action Gatchaman movie. Man, I am so out of the loop. And here’s something that made me laugh:  Note: Matt from Gerbil With a Jetpack asked me to add a link to his other work. It’s hilarious and well worth a look!    ...
Fried Chicken Will Make You Strong

Fried Chicken Will Make You Strong

We all know the Japanese love some fried chicken. I’m sure everyone reading this has seen pictures of Japanese KFCs, complete with statues of Colonel Sanders dressed up in charming outfits. It seems that even anime characters have come to love all those secret herbs and spices too, since Dragonball Z‘s Goku is now pitching fried chicken to the Japanese public. The Colonel is now cosplaying as Goku, and the restaurants are offering light-up DBZ bottle and games. All this is to promote the upcoming movie Dragonball Z: Battle of the Gods. To be honest, I think those promotional items are pretty sweet. If only I lived in Japan, I might actually go and eat at a KFC again, something I probably haven’t done in over a decade.    ...
Tackling the Coming Machine Wars with SCIENCE

Tackling the Coming Machine Wars with SCIENCE

I kind of have this thing about the coming machine wars. You know, where the robots we created achieve total sentience and turn on us since we would, at that point, be inferior meat-puppets. I think about it a lot. I mean, most people think about it probably (I hope) but I believe I probably think about it more than most people. Whenever I see big machines while I’m out, I find myself constructing strategies about how to evade, resist, or even destroy them. And now finally SOMEONE IS TAKING MY CONCERNS SERIOUSLY. You can bet I’ll be bookmarking this site and checking it regularly to see if it’s time to move to rural Canada and build a...
Finally, Something Bizarre from North Korea

Finally, Something Bizarre from North Korea

North Korea just hasn’t been the same without Dear Leader. There have been so few bizarre pronouncements since Kim Jong-il died, it’s been really boring for me. Nothing to make fun of, except that fake rocket press conference thing. >sad face< But he is slowly growing his own library of pictures of himself looking at things, so there is that. But NOW! New leader Kim Jong-un appears to have misplaced his newish wife, and it’s anyone’s guess as to if she’s pregnant or buried in a shallow pit somewhere. Ri Sol Ju has done all sorts of outrageous things since her marriage, from wearing form-fitting dresses in colors other than gray and not wearing the patriotic pin all North Korean adults are required to wear, a red flag featuring Kim Il-sung’s cheerful face. For Ri Sol Ju’s sake I hope she’s pregnant (or got wise and got the hell out of Pyongyang at the first opportunity). 40 days without a single media glimpse of your first lady is kind of weird. Let’s hope she’s not in a  re-education camp somewhere, because we all know what those are like, and it’s no place for a lady. Or..anyone,...
An Underwater Love Story

An Underwater Love Story

Today’s story is a touching tale about love. Or at least sex. Fish sex. Puffer fish sex. Or at least puffer fish procreation. Wait, let me start this again. A Japanese underwater photographer (and that’s an interesting story in itself, as at 39 he quit his job as a salaryman to become an underwater photographer), came across some beautiful, geometric patterns in the sand 80 feet below sea level. The patterns were 6 1/2 feet wide and perfectly symmetrical. After a TV special was aired about the ‘mystery circle’, the truth came out. The responsible party was not a ningen  or a mermaid (worse luck) but a little bitty puffer fish. This teensy adorable fish worked for days to create the circle by swimming around, using one fin to make the patterns. The elaborate artwork was meant to attract a girl puffer fish, who would fall in love with him and get married and make tiny adorable puffer fish babies who would be born in the center of the circle, as the ridges of the pattern would protect the eggs. Or something like that. Amazing Photos and Full Story...
Someone spilled their drink.

Someone spilled their drink.

If my cranky childhood swimming instructor is to be believed, these people will all croak in the next few minutes because they’re perpetrating the heinous crime of combining swimming with eating… Or being near water and eating, which was enough to get us yelled at when we were kids.  But seriously, can you think of a more awesome restaurant in which to kick the proverbial bucket?   It not only has a waterfall flowing right through it, but they’re also serving mouth-watering food that makes me want to hop on a plane to the Philippines right now. Follow this link for more pictures and video of this amazing...