Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Jon Hamm For Superman

I never really saw a photo of Jon Hamm till about five minutes ago... and holy crap if he would not be awesome as an older, more seasoned "Alex Ross" type Superman. WOW! Now I know what all the fuss was about when I read the AICN boards months ago...

Stare Down

Try to beat this guy... don't blink.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Say Hello to Creepy VCR Guy

Panasonic is best neckonics. Philips is bad... very bad...

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Game Dev Story: Crack Cocaine for Your iPhone

Holy christ, have I found an awesome little game. It's called Game Dev Story, a sim game for the iPad, iPod and iPhone that lets you run your own little game development company.

You hire/fire/manage people, attend press conferences, “E3” type events and allocate advertising funds, all while trying to sell as many copies of your games as you can. I swear to you it is crack. I was addicted for hours and hours this weekend.

Here's actual footage of the game in action:

I am telling you right now, I think this might be the most addicting game on the iPhone! In fact, five minutes after I described it to my buddy Eric, he went and downloaded it, saying "You've ruined my life... and I love it!"

I would go one further... I think Game Dev Story might be my favorite game of 2010, eclipsing even the mighty Yakuza 3 for PlayStation 3!

If you've downloaded Game Dev Story and you're looking for ways to strategize or maximize your fun, here are some tips to help.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Epic Battle

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Awesome Reach

Great animation here!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Worst Rap Battle Ever

The best starts at 2:40. Don't miss that part.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

More Transformers 3 On-Set Chaos: Bumblebee Camaro Crashes Into Police SUV

Old Cartoony TV Commercials: Beavers Love Kool-Aid

One word to describe this old-school Kool-Aid commercial: FUN!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Why? Why Do So Many Cops Act Like A-Holes?

It's jerk-wads like this guy who give cops a bad name...

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Custom Famous Covers Thing

There's a guy in the UK named Nick who, back in the day, took Toy Biz Famous Covers action figures and customized the shit out of them. And man, he customized a lot of them. Even more impressive was the fact that the guy did such great work. Check out his custom Thing, above. Here's a link to his website which is still running.

I did custom figures like these back in 1999-2000 with the help of my wife. I designed the characters, sourced the materials and sculpted the heads, and she sewed the costumes. She did an amazing job on the sewing, just amazing. The figures weren't too shabby, actually. We sold them for an average of $100 each. Characters I remember doing included Black Panther, Luke Cage, Blizzard, Firebrand, Doctor Octopus, Tarantula, The Shocker, The Jackal, Morbius, Punisher, Carrion and Molten Man. One day I got an email from a doctor who wanted us to make him a custom Nova... and he was willing to pay something like $225 for it! I spent hours and hours fine-tuning this thing to perfection and sent it off for his approval. When he received it he was absolutely thrilled.

In any case, at one point I'll try to dig up some pics of the FCs we did, and post them here on the blog.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

One of the Coolest Fight Sequences Ever Animated: Superman Versus Doomsday

I love this. The pacing is great, the action intense and the music behind it really, really well done. Based on the comic book from many years ago, Superman battles the one enemy who stands a chance at actually killing him! Listen to that music — you can cut the drama with a knife!

I almost bought this on Blu-Ray a while back since it was half-off at Best Buy but I decided to pass due to budgetary concerns at the time. In any case, if you've never seen this sequence, now's your chance:

Frito-Lay Stops Manufacturing Incredibly Loud SunChips Bags

It may have taken almost a year, but those horribly, obnoxiously loud compostable snack bags from Frito-Lay are soon to be history. If you've never had the displeasure of opening one of these bags, trust me, they are loud. So loud in fact that according to this guy, the bags produced more noise than that inside a jet fighter cockpit!

Personally, while I do commend Frito-Lay for making a bag that decomposes in three months time, I have to say good riddance. That damn noisy bag was putting a real crimp in my ability to sneak snacks in my house. Yeah, four kids and a wife. Sometimes I do that.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Zach Snyder Confirmed to Direct New Superman Film

It's official! Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) will direct the relaunch of Superman under the godfather guidance of Chris Nolan.

As for whether or not we might expect a return of Brandon Routh, here's what Variety is reporting.

What do you think?

Thanks, Eric!

Evil Superman

You're doing it wrong.

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