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Doctor Who 2048

8 May

Being a teacher at a school where students have their own laptops can be nice, until it comes to video games.  They are always coming up with ways to play games on their computers when they shouldn’t be.  Plus there are a ton of games online.  I’ve noticed as well that there tend to be fads with games.  There was Flappy Bird for a while and then 2048.  And then there  were the other versions of 2048.  I saw doge 2048 and a few others.  But then I happened across the Doctor Who version of 2048, and… well… I might be sort of addicted.

doctorwho2048

The basic concept of 2048 is that you add blocks together (2 + 2) to get to a higher number.  You can only add the same numbers together and the goal is to get 2048.  It requires a lot of thinking to it.  With the Doctor Who version you add the doctors together to get the next level.  For example, two Doctor Ones gives you a Doctor Two.  I’m told by someone who has beaten it, that it ends with 11 (Matt Smith).  So far my highest score is 11,252 and I got to the 10th doctor.  This has only happened once but I have gotten to the point that I can regularly get to 9.

I think it’s a neat concept and it’s good at getting you out of your head to focus on beating it.

Graduation!

23 May

Ahh I finally did it.  As of last week, I have officially (at least I haven’t been told otherwise) graduated with my Masters of Science.  There have been a lot of bumps along the way, but I’m thrilled to be done.  But I came across this comic and the idea could not be more true for me, so I wanted to share it.

Source:  Incidental Comics

Star Wars Dance Off 2013

21 May

Since I stumbled across the Dance-off with the Star Wars stars a few years ago, I always look forward to when the newest ones get posted on YouTube.  I can’t really explain why I love it so much, but it’s just epic.  Plus the guy (or girl I suppose) that dances in the Chewy costume deserves some major props!  So here are the videos for you to enjoy:

*eyeroll* I should have figured they would do Gangam style.  Can’t that fad be over yet?  And the Harlem Shake too…

Hopefully the Jedi Mickey is not a sign of animated Star Wars Disney crossovers to come. But it’s still kinda cute regardless.

Browncoats: Independence War – A “Firefly” Fan Film

6 May

 I’m generally not much for fanfiction and the link, but when I came across the KickStarter for Browncoats:  Independence War – A “Firefly” Fan Film, I was intrigued.  I watched the video and new this would be something I would want to see.  The video has different people working on the project talking about why they love Firefly, which are most of the same reasons why I love it.  It also got me thinking, I do really want to know what happened during the war.  Like all Kickstarter projects, they have various levels with tons of perks.  For just $25 you will get a digital download of the film once it’s finished.  I plan on probably doing that one.  So head on over to check it out.

Supervillain Speed Dating

4 May

Yesterday I posted the Superhero Speed Dating, so today I thought I should follow up with the Supervillain Speed Dating.  This one is not as funny for me, but the best line is when Vader says “I used to work for the evil empire, but now I work for Disney…”

Superhero Speed Dating

3 May


Ran across this on Geeks are Sexy and it made me lols.  I’ve done speed dating before, but it wasn’t quite this bad.  Though it was the graduate student version so… we’re probably a little more lame than superheros.  The only guy I really remember was a physics guy (I’m an engineer), so I tried to start off with a Big Bang Theory joke, because we all know how Sheldon harps on Howard because he’s an engineer.  The guy just kind of looked at me and said “That’s just a TV show”.  The rest of the conversation was very strained after that…

The deleted scenes are funnier than the first video I think. And poor Aquaman, he gets such a hard wrap.

The Internet: A Warning from History

29 Apr

I thought this was an amusing little video, especially since YouTube has been driving me NUTS lately because it keeps pausing where the video won’t load.  How much time do you waste looking at pictures of cats?

So you want to be Iron Man?

23 Apr

Have you ever wanted to be just like Tony Stark and have your own Iron Man suit?  Not just a costume, you want to BE Iron Man.  Well, for the most part you can, it will just cost a little bit of money.  And don’t forget all the cars and his house.  The only thing this infographic leaves out are his business suits.  He’s always a snazzy looking guy, so you know he pays a pretty penny for those (though it probably pales in comparison to the Iron Man suit).

Image source: MoneySupermarket;

Frakin Canceled…

14 Apr

I am a huge Firefly fan, but I was not there to experience the crushing sadness of it’s cancellation (though, an April Fools joke I came across on the 2nd did make me want to punch someone). But here are the list concluding shows, renewals, cancellations, and shows that are in danger. This is not an expensive list, just the ones I think are worth mentioning.

Concluding:

Some of these shows I was shocked to see on here, while other’s not so much.

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars
  • Dexter – Have people really had enough of his bloodshed?
  • Flashpoint
  • iClarly – Oh my god I’m so upset! /endsarcasm
  • Attack of the Show
  • Gossip Girl
  • Fringe
  • The Office
  • 30 Rock – This one surprised me a bit, because it seems like a well loved show.  May be one I’d have to go back and watch.
  • Breaking Bad
  • Merlin – I personally love this show, though while it is currently being put out (last season), I will not be able to watch it until it airs on BBC America, instead of just on BBC (or however it works)

Canceled:

There were so many on this list, though most of them I had never even heard of.  A bunch that I have heard of I have avoided.

  • The Glee Project – Interesting, I kinda figured they could continue, it’s a great source to find new talent for the show
  • Alphas – I had been following this, but the latest season has been weird and I got lost, so I’ll have to go through and re-watch it.
  • Being Human (UK) – Come on, really? This one is SO much better than the US version!
  • Dirty Jobs – Maybe he ran out of jobs? I didn’t think this was possible.

There were a bunch on this list, though many I have never seen and a bunch I have heard are just… bad.

In Danger:

  • Malibu Country – This doesn’t surprise me much
  • The Cleveland Show
  • Smash
  • CSI: NY – You can never have too much CSI… right?
  • Community – I don’t watch it, but I’ve heard lots of good things about this, it’s a little surprising.

Renewed:

  • Game of Thrones
  • Conan
  • The Mentalist
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • 2 Broke Girls – This is surprising.  Granted, I like the show but I figured I was the only one.
  • Elementary – Surprisingly good
  • CSI
  • CSI: Los Angeles
  • Drop Dead Diva – This one must have just squeaked by because the other week I swore I saw that it was cancled.
  • Lost Girl – I need to get caught up on this season…
  • The Following
  • New Girl
  • The Mindy Project
  • King of theNerds
  • Supernatural
  • Archer
  • Vampire Diaries – I don’t see this going anywhere soon.  I mean hell, I’ve been watching it for the last two seasons when it doesn’t have much of a plot, those that are actually into the show wouldn’t give up that easily.
  • Arrow – Yey! I do quite enjoy Arrow.  I am looking forward to see what they do with the season finale.
  • How I Met Your Mother – Dear lord, I will never been able to get caught up on this show.
  • NCIS
  • Bones – Another yey.  This is probably my favorite show on TV
  • The Walking Dead – This was a no-brainer
  • American Horror Story
  • Wilfred
  • Bob’s Burgers

Wow that’s a lot of shows.  At least you’ll have plenty to do!  Hopefully your favorites are not canceled.

Source:  http://www.sidereel.com/topic/cancellationbuzz

18 Things You Didn’t Know About Firefly

31 Mar

I’ve been rewatching Firefly and I came across this infographic the other day.  I actually didn’t know all of this!  Did you?


Firefly infographic

CarSort’s 18 Things You Didn’t Know About Firefly Infographic