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31Aug/126

Nick’s Friday Round-Up

I believe a rock remix of Legend of Zelda is a good way to start off this weeks Round-Up. Seriously, I could listen to this all day. Side Note: I own that same shirt. (pics or it didn't happen... Zelda Shirt) [geekologie]

If that's not awesome enough for you, how about a General Grievous look-alike robot, playing drums. [gammasquad]

I'll follow that up with a Mario meets Modern Warfare trailer video. [geekosystem]

Ever wondered what Batman, Catwoman, and Bane would look like if they existed in 1930s Shanghai? [buzzfeed]

After forever of wanting it, there's finally going to be a Metal Gear Solid movie. [blastr]

Not long ago we got the Dawnguard expansion for Skyrim. Well right on the heels of that, we have another expansion. Hearthfire will be releasing September 4th. [geekosystem]

I haven't played any of the GTA games in quite a long time. They were fun, but got repetitive and boring. However, with this new mod, it just might give me a renewed interest in playing. The Back to the Future mod for GTA4, with working time travel. [gammasquad]

Don't have a go-cart, but have a ton of Mindstorm LEGO's? You should just go ahead and use those LEGOs to make your own working go-cart. Might as well, right? I mean... what else are you gonna do with 'em? [geekologie]

We all have random CDs laying around that we don't know what to do with. If you're feeling a big creative, and have a bunch of empty floor space, you could lay them all out, and make mosaics of rock icons. [nme]

I wonder how different Pokemon would have been if Tim Burton had created them. [geekologie]

Guess who wins ALL THE CAKE AWARDS. The person who made this life-size Darth Vader cake, that's who. [geekologie]

Gather 'round, boys and girls, it's time for science. COOL SPACE SCIENCE! [howtogeek]

Finding Nemo is going to be re-released in 3D, so in celebration, here's 23 things you may not have known about Finding Nemo. [buzzfeed]

Superhero teams can be awesome, but some can be downright lame. Here are the 9 worst superhero teams of all time. [dorkly]

This dude took a picture of himself everyday for 5 years. This is by far the best version of this concept I've seen. Keep an eye out for the wooden mannequin on the nightstand behind him, about three quarters of the way into the video. [buzzfeed]

Gillian Anderson has given us a renewed hope for a third installment of an X-Files movie, which will definitely be better than the second movie. Personally, I'm loving this news, because recently I started re-watching the entire X-Files series on Netflix. [blastr]

Fringe season 5 promo's. Need I say more? [blastr]


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10Feb/127

Nick’s Friday Round-Up: Angry A.D.D. Edition

Mmmm, I sure hope those pizza-shaped marshmallows taste as good as they look!

I don't know how I'm suppose to follow-up Lisa's post from yesterday with some crappy Friday Round-Up, but here we go.

In relation to the opening picture. CEREAL IS AWESOME! I LOVE CEREAL! One thing that makes me sad about cereal nowadays is the fact that they never put good prizes in them anymore. What the heck?!? I remember when you could buy a box of cereal, and get a full-sized Ninja Turtle as a prize inside! (that previous statement may be slightly exaggerated for emphasis) /mini-rant Cereal boxes have changed their marketing over the years to appeal to a different generation of kids. Here are 15 examples of how cereal boxes have changed over time. [buzzfeed]

We've become very familiar with how some of the biggest websites look. Usually they're clean and stream-lined and can go 0-60 in under 5 seconds. Unless you're on dial-up, in which case, I pity you. Let us take a quick trip back in time to see how websites such as Google and Youtube looked like when they first launched, shall we? [mashable]

This right here will be the only thing I post, related to Single's Awareness Day. I will spare you all from a Nick Rant about how ridiculous I think this day is. So yeah... here are 35 geeky Valentine's Day cards. [gammasquad]

MOVING ON!

Apparently the Super Bowl Half Time Show was a secret ode to Skyrim

Looking back to last Sunday and the Super Bowl halftime show. SRSLY?? C'mon... SRSLY? When will the people in charge of finding these performers realize that they are making horrible choices. The only person not lip syncing was Cee Lo. Who actually thought that having Madonna do the HT show was a good idea? UGH! /mini rant. There are only a couple halftime shows that I consider to be awesome. SB XXXVII with No Doubt, and SB XXVII with Michael Jackson. SB XXXV with Aerosmith wasn't too bad either. I got to thinking who would be an amazing person to play the halftime show? Strangely enough I then found this article. BRILLIANT! Why Weird Al should play the Super Bowl. [gammasquad]

Back to the Future. One of the best trilogy's to ever grace the silver screen, but what about the stage? There's a possibility of BTTF becoming a stage musical. [blastr]

With the sponsorship of Red Bull, a man attempts to break the sound barrier without any vehicle, only his body, by jumping from a height of 22 miles. It makes all the sense in the world! Let's do a skydive, in a space suit, from just under the ozone layer so as to not burst into flames, and try to break the sound barrier with my body, because, hey, SCREW YOU TERMINAL VELOCITY! [geekologie]

What happens when two of the best video games from completely different time periods collide? A MASS EXPLOSION OF AWESOME! Skyrim, meet Portal 2. Portal 2, Skyrim. That's right folks, not only did Skyrim officially release their mod tools with a bonus Portal 2 mod, BUT hidden within these releases are hints to either a Portal 2 related quest, or a future Portal 2 related quest. Seriously, my brain can't handle this. [geekosystem]

This kid decided to say "Screw you!" to his DNA encoded fear of falling. Then he decides to do parkour from the edge of the roof of a 20 story building, and the arm of a massive crane. My legs were shaking just watching this guy. You know... that feeling you get in your legs when you get too close to the edge of a high place? Yeah, that feeling. [dailywhat]

Here are 25 animals who think they're people. [buzzfeed]

There are very few shows that can literally make me laugh out loud during nearly every episode. Even fewer that make me laugh so hard I can't breathe. A few examples are Home Improvement, Psych, Friends, The Big Bang Theory, and the newest addition, New Girl. New Girl has made me laugh more in just the last 2 episodes, than I have at any show in a long time. As of 2 weeks ago, New Girl had one of the funniest scenes I've ever seen from  any show ever in the history of television. If you disagree, your argument will be marked as invalid on the basis of "your sense of humor is broken, and may God have mercy on your soul." Here is the scene I speak of. I warn you now to put down any food or drink you may be consuming at the moment. [youtube]

My my, Batman, you're looking quite dapper this evening.


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16Dec/117

Nick’s Friday Round-Up: Let’s Get Creative Edition

Poor Navi. She's only trying to help. =(

How are you my fellow gamers? This week has been pretty post-heavy on Save Point, which is a good thing. Now it's time for all the cool stuff we didn't tell you about. WOOHOO!

It's amazing how technology has become so intuitive that even a bearded dragon, on his basic instincts alone, can play a video game. Dare i say this would be the first bearded dragon to ever play a video game, and probably better than you. [geekosystem]

As a kid, I grew up with LEGO's. To be honest, I wasn't that great at building anything fancier than a house. I mean, you have the green, rectangular base, and you build on top of that, but you couldn't really build anything that wasn't some kind of boxy (not boxxy) looking vehicle, or anything outside the shape of a rectangle. Well guess what. One guy said, "Screw that!" and started making circles and wheels and all kinds of amazing shapes. [brickbending]

Speaking of awesome toys growing up. Let's take a trip down nostalgia lane, with the 90's kid's Christmas list. I can personally that say I owned 10 things on this list at one point. Except, where the heck are the slap bracelets? Oh yeah... they got banned from schools. -_- LAAAMMMEEE!! [buzzfeed]

Last week it snowed in my neck of the woods. The day after it snowed, I decided to try to make a snowman... with lack-luster results. And by "lack-luster results" I mean "I couldn't do it". To my defense, the snow was too fluffy and wouldn't stick together. NEXT TIME, SNOW.... NEXT TIME! I'm guessing the people who created these snowmen knew exactly what type of snow is needed to make these amazing works of nerd art. [gammasquad]

Awesome snowmen isn't where the Christmas creativity ends, not by a long shot. How about taking gingerbread and turning it into an AT-AT. Yeah that's right, or Serenity, the fastest ship in the verse. Take a look at 20 awesome sci-fi gingerbread creations. [blastr]

Remember back in elementary school, around Christmas time, your teacher would sit everybody down and have you all make snowflakes out of folded paper? Remember how yours always turned out looking like Fido got a hold of it? Wouldn't it be nice to go back in time and create super 1337 Star Wars snowflakes, pwning all the other 6 year-olds, and shoving your sick snowflake-making skills in their faces?  Yeah... that WOULD be nice. Sadly, without a TARDIS or a DeLorian this isn't possible, but you can take satisfaction in knowing that at least you can learn how to make such awesomeness now. Star Wars Snowflakes. [anthonyherreradesigns]

Darth Vader, using the force, to create a Christmas choir flash mob. Yes, this happened. My only complaint... needs moar Darth Vader ripping on the electric guitar. [buzzfeed]

Speaking of Darth Vader, why not combine two of the most evil sci-fi villains and mash them up into a bust (not that kind of bust, you pervs) of pure awesomazingness. I present to you, Skelvader! Or is it Darthetor? hmmm... [geekologie]


MIND BLOWN OF THE DAY: A team of guys at MIT have created an imaging system a.k.a. fancy camera, that records 1,000,000,000,000 (that's one trillion) frames per second. As a result it's able to record the speed of light. THAT'S RIGHT FOLKS, you can watch light as it moves toward an object to illuminate it. [gammasquad]

What Friday Round-Up would be complete without some Skyrim links? You knew it was coming. How about a Dragonborn helmet made out of bacon. [geekosystem]

A guy by the name of Benjamin S. has created a mod for the PC version of Skyrim, that let's you speak dragon shouts into your microphone, allowing you to cast them in the game. It has a bit of lag between saying it, and when it happens, but it's still quicker then going into your inventory and selecting different shouts. [geekologie]

To finish up, I'll leave you with a cockatiel whistling the Mario theme song. [geekologie] Ok, cockatiel, now do the theme from Zelda...


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