Monster Roll

Monster Roll

Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my GOD. WATCH THIS NOW! This is amazing:  a short proof-of-concept film about sushi chefs taking on marine-themed kaiju (and some that look an awful lot like the ohmu from Nausicaa of the Valley of Winds). A giant octopus, a giant anglerfish, and..THE BIG KNIFE. These guys are asking people to share the video and drum up interest. I say put this shit on Kickstarter NOW and I will start digging up stuff to sell on Ebay to fund it. Monster Roll website...
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...
Geeky & Genki Moviecast 31: One Nite in Mongkok!

Geeky & Genki Moviecast 31: One Nite in Mongkok!

Alex was on the disabled list this week, but we soldiered on! We kick off the show with a little bit of politics, followed by some rambly discussion of the awesomeness of Borderlands 2 and roleplaying and characterization in video games, and end with a discussion of this week’s movie, Hong Kong cinema classic One Night in Mongkok. Show Notes Listen to me screw up the intro and call it episode 30. Definitely the last time Alex’ll let me drive the car. We talk about Colleen’s World. Clyde might kind of like Borderlands 2.  I admit that I roleplay Space Invaders… and everything else. Master Chief is not an interesting character. Clyde can’t play GTA games, because this is the only driving game he was ever any good at. Playtesters often don’t know what they really want, but Gearbox Software does. (h/t: Sage Latorra) One Nite in Mongkok is a much better ‘hooker with a heart of gold’ movie than Pretty Woman, even if it doesn’t have Hector Elizondo. Patricia demonstrates that she totally knows more about Hong Kong movies than Clyde or me. Clyde really dug the trailers on the One Nite in Mongkok DVD. One Nite in Mognkok – Trailer Overdrift Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 59:32 — 54.5MB) edmcw on...
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...