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Throwback Thursdays! “Gone Till November”

Hi friends! It’s been a few weeks since I have written anything, let’s just say it’s because I was a star witness for a trial that put some bad people away for a very long time. I mean, that’s not true at all, but let’s say it anyway. Anywho, we’re in the throws of October which means we are less than a couple weeks away from November, when Wyclef Jean said he’ll be back! From where? How the hell do I know? My relationship with Wyclef is on a “need to know” basis. Enjoy. Advertisements

I’ve bought worse things: R2-D2 Coffee Press

Well, ThinkGeek has done it again. I mean, is there anything these fine folks can’t create? Yes, they can’t create a desire for your parents to be proud of you. How’s that Philosophy degree working out for ya? Anywho, this is a pretty sweet coffee press made in the image of Star Wars fan favorite R2-D2. No word yet if it does R2’s famed scream when you pour out the coffee but fingers crossed!

Can I get a do-over?: Movie Remakes You Didn’t Know Where Remakes

Did you know that shot for shot remake of Psycho with Vince Vaughn was in fact a remake? Well you better have! First off I said remake twice (that’s a pretty big hint), second it was a shot for shot remake I mean, how on the nose can I be? However, I bet some of these movies featured by Screen Junkies will be a completely surprise you, much like when you found out juice is just basically liquid sugar. Shocking. Enjoy!

If only I had friends to talk to: Bluetooth Star Trek Communicator Badge

Nostalgia nerds rejoice because ThinkGeek just gave you the ultimate dork toy! That’s right, they have created this the Star Trek TNG Bluetooth ComBadge with bluetooth and an internal microphone which allows users to answer and end calls with a push of the insignia. Now you can complain about how bad the new Star Trek movies are with the touch of a button! The badge will be out in November and will retail for $80.

May I Sketch You?: The Real Photos Behind Disney Movies

If you are like me, you are a raging alcoholic and should seek help immediately. Also, you didn’t know that some of Disney’s most famous cartoons were actually developed by using scenes with real actors. I know what you are thinking, “Ben, have you been drinking?” and the answer is: Of course I have! I just told you I’m an alcoholic! But apperently this was a real thing. It’s called Rotoscoping and it’s when animators trace the frames of live action film footage to make realistic animations. I choose to interpret that as animators are all hacks who have to trace things. But seriously it’s pretty cool, here are some examples of how they did it. There is no photo evidence that Disney dressed a fox and a bear up as Robin Hood and Little John, but how else would the animators know how to draw that? Enjoy!