Make Something (Almost) Every Day: #Kyra
Watergate: The Video Game
Journalists: It’s the game you’ve always wanted to play. Forget finding Carmen Sandiego. In Watergate: The Video Game, you’re on the hunt to expose Richard Nixon’s corruption. Here, the real sleuthing happens through interviews, document acquisition and hard-hitting reporting. This is the best way to celebrate the Pulitzer Prize that the Washington Post received 40 years ago today for its coverage of the Watergate scandal.
Fuck yeah X-Men 1992 Cartoon Intro using Stop Motion (by Kyle Roberts)
Mind = Blown. So many bathrooms.
Are you a bad enough dude to reblog the President?
Paging Mike Fabbri…
“Late in November 1983, (co-creator) Peter Laird and I were sharing a studio (our living room) in Dover, New Hampshire. One work night, in an effort to make Peter laugh, I drew a sketch of this character I called a ‘Ninja Turtle’ and threw it onto Peter’s desk. He did laugh, and did a version of his own — to which I needed to take it one step further, and did a pencil sketch of four different Turtles, each holding a different weapon — and gave it to Peter, who wanted to ink it in — and when he did, he added ‘Teenage Mutant’ to the ‘Ninja Turtle’ part of the logo, and we both fell off our chairs!
The next day, we both looked at the drawing, and decided that we really needed to come up with a story about how these characters came to be — and began to hammer out the story details. Deciding to make it an homage/parody to some of our heroes and inspirations (and dedicating it to them) we worked through the winter of 1983-84 and, after finding a local New England printer, we borrowed money from my Uncle Quentin and we printed the first 3,000 copies — premiering the book at a local Portsmouth comic convention May 5, 1984.
“From that day forward, and for the next 30 years, the TMNTs became a worldwide phenomenon (cartoons, toys, and movies) that even to this day we still try to completely understand — and it all started with this drawing.”
Bidding, which starts at $6,000, ends May 10.
I’m excited to see where this is going, because it’s kicking ass so far.
This is the best thing ever. Jake Kroeger of Nerdist was listening to old Woody Allen standup and discovered this joke, which Kroeger describes as “the inception of Allen’s lauded film Midnight in Paris.” Listen to it for yourself and be amused and amazed.
This is incredible. Wow.
Just in time for my trip. So. Fucking. Excited.
Amateur Night of the Day: President Obama sings the sultry opening line from Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” during a campaign event tonight at the Apollo Theatre.
Green, who was in attendance at the historic event (the first visit to the legendary Harlem landmark by a sitting president), has yet to share his thoughts on Obama’s loving homage.
Man, John Lennon would have LOVED Game of Thrones. Damn you Mark David Chapman.
In a letter dated 12 August 1960 to an unknown drummer, Paul McCartney writes:
In reply to your advertisement in Echo, Wed night, we would like to offer you an audition for the position of drummer in the group.
You will, however, need to be free soon for a trip to Hamburg (expenses paid ₤ 18 per week (approx.) for 2 months.)
If interested , ring Jacaranda Club, Slater St. [ROYAL 6544] and ask for either a member of the ‘BEATLES’ Alan Williams, or else leave a message, stating when you will be available.
Paul McCartney of THE BEATLES”
The letter is a part of an upcoming auction at Christies and is expected to fetch approximately ₤ 7,000.