Let’s say you’re in charge of Cyberdyne systems. That means that you’re responsible for the killing of almost the entire human race by cyborgs. There’s no good way to spin that. Not really. That’s a hell of a tough job. And thankfully, someone has risen to the challenge. Ad firm Giant Ideas has created ads for Cyberdyne and a bunch of other fictional entities that nerds will recognize. Like the Tyrell Corporation, the Dharma Initiative, Yoyodyne Propulsion systems and more. It’s part of their Flicker account in a set called Geek Ad Wednesdays. Quite entertaining.
I wondered where all the geeks had gone. Now I know. The exhibit started on Saturday at the San Diego Air and Space Museum. Needless to say this event is a geek magnet as they will showcase all kinds of Trek ships, technology, aliens, sets, costumes and props. You’ll be able to sit in a recreation of the original Enterprise bridge, experience motion simulators, and quote lines from all your favorite moments. In other words, it’s kinda like a typical day in the life for some of you, just held somewhere other then your mom’s living room. Chances are some of you won’t even know the event is happening, as you’re too busy arguing about whether Comic con or Dragon con was more kick-ass, but I wanted to mention it.
If you happen to be in Las Vegas this weekend, you might want to check out the 2008 USA Rock Paper Scissors League Championship on June 20 in Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The Champion with the best hand skills will win a $50,000 prize and a ticket to compete in Beijing,China during the Summer Olympics, where they will represent the U.S. in the inaugural International Rock Paper Scissors Federation Championship.
I’ve never been entirely clear on the official rules. It always gets tricky with rock against paper. Paper can wrap around a rock and strangle it, but on the other hand, rock can beat paper to a pulp. Check out the video below. It’s strangely mesmerizing.
It all started on May 18th when a gorilla named Bokito escaped from the Rotterdam Zoo. It was during his daring escape that the animal attacked a female visitor, because he didn’t much care for the way her shifty eyes looked at him. Humans in charge decided that the woman’s direct eye contact led to the attack, since gorillas aren’t down with that.
That’s when health insurance company FBTO stepped in and offered a solution that makes everyone look like a dork. They distributed over 2,000 nerd glasses. Now instead of gorilla attacks, everyone kicks everyone elses ass and wedgies are a dime a dozen. You’ll note that in the upper right Luke Skywalker is chillin’ with a smoke, while below, Moby looks pretty much unchanged.
We’ve seen Sci-Fi and gadget inspired cakes before. But a star Trek cake? That’s a new one to us. Check out this awesome cake replica of the original enterprise bridge, complete with crew. The creator runs a bakery in Baltimore and of course, is a Star Trek fan. He’s obviously good since the Food Network airs a reality show called “The Ace of Cakes” that focused on his bakery.
The show sometimes shows off specialty cakes and this one will be featured in an upcoming episode. It’s got Spock, Uhura, Chekov,Kirk and a thin looking Scotty not at his post. That is some amazing detail. It would be a pleasure to eat. As far as nerd cake goes, this is pretty awesome.
Well, it’s Friday. Another week has come and gone. As usual we’ve covered a fair amount of geek related freakiness at Poptherapy. Below you’ll find a small sampling of what we’ve been up to this week, none of it good for society in general, but an awesome way to waste time.
How about using a large digging machine to undress a pretty woman? Kinda like using a back-hoe to undress a real ho.(I kid…I kid. She was a very nice lady.) What about a half-baked smurf? If it’s gaming and apparel you’re interested in
Sometimes the coolest gadgets in Sci-Fi are not gadgets at all. But robots. Here’s a look at some of the most memorable robots from sci-fi in no particular order. It’s not a complete list. Think of it more as a walk down memory lane. Because geeks love Sci-Fi and Sci-Fi has a long history of loving robots.
The BattleBots concept is getting another shot, thanks to the robot loving ESPN 2 and ESPNU. The show will have a new format and an increased emphasis on the behind-the-scenes nerd stuff in the “pits” when the bots get hurt.
They’re doing away with the wedgebots and will also have more arena hazards. They will also have a new experimental class for featuring other bot types. The show was slated for June, but is being held back until November. So, if you are looking for a nerd come November, he’ll be in front of the TV. Then, shortly after, in the garage.
We thought we’d take a little break from the usual and take a look at some cool art cars that geeks have modded into their own visions of coolness. So here’s some random pimped out tonnage of pure nerd love coming at ya. When a nerd has a car, all things are possible…Though it will usually end up having something to do with the Star Wars universe.
Geeks love robots, despite the fact that they will one day destroy us all in a fiery Armageddon. Some geeks also love calculators. Combine the two and you’ve got any early geek christmas. These calculators are designed to look like older style robots and they have alot of personality.
They have a magnet that can hold paper clips, the can hold notes and they have movable hands and feet. They even sport a detachable push button night light. Oh yeah, did I mention that they are also calculators? You can get them in three colors: white, blue and lime green. The price is $14.95. What are you waiting for? Go get one!
When geeks set out to make home theaters, the results are often astounding, with some very cool themes. Often based on Sci-Fi flicks, these amazing works of art are expensive labors of geek love. I proudly present some of the cooler home theaters that have recently caught our eye.