We’ve heard of this dude before! He’s the guy who legally changed his name to Obi Wan Kenobi in order to win $1000 from some radio station contest during the promo for Star Wars: Episode I. The name Benjamin Cale Feit is long gone… and only the Jedi remains.
Except the Jedi can’t seem to control his landspeeder. Dude created a 5 car pile up and then peaced the scene. It doesn’t help that he was already wanted for petty theft and probably doesn’t even have an actual driver’s license. How the hell are people supposed to take him seriously if he’s completely failing at being awesome?
Was it worth the $1000? It doesn’t look like it from that side of the iron bars.
In closing, I must quote Geekologie here, because it’s brilliant:
The dark side: it’s a slippery slope. No word if any Sith showed him their lightsabers while in the clink, but if it was anything like the last time I was there, TONS OF EVIL PEEN.
Disney has officially fucked itself over with John Carter.
The film has not done well at all at the box office; it brought in $30 million its first weekend and $13 million its second. For such a high budget film, it’s definitely not bringing in enough funds to break even with all the production costs with a global box office total of $138 million.
According to the statement issued by the studio:
In light of the theatrical performance of John Carter ($184 million global box office), we expect the film to generate an operating loss of approximately $200 million during our second fiscal quarter ending March 31. As a result, our current expectation is that the Studio segment will have an operating loss of between $80 and $120 million for the second quarter. As we look forward to the second half of the year, we are excited about the upcoming releases of The Avengers and Brave, which we believe have tremendous potential to drive value for the Studio and the rest of the company.
Let’s break it down, here: it cost about $250 million to make and $100 to market… and apparently Disney needed at least $600 million to break even after everything. Apparently they’re operating at a loss of $200 million. What the hell.
In this equation, the clear answer is that Disney is fucked.
Earlier this week, we gave you the scoop on two high school students and their nerdy mock fight that got them suspended. Their ten day suspension was followed by a threat from their principal, Raymond K. Broderick, stating that their mock lightsaber duel could cost them being unable to walk at their graduation ceremony. The nerds/geeks of universes from far far away heard about this atrocious action taken, and united with FB pages, and petitions for these students to go back to school.
We’re proud to inform you, that after three days of joined mind-trickery from nerds/geeks everywhere, the principal lifted the suspension after three days and decided to let these silly padwans walk at graduation. Of course, to not look like a completely retarded Sith Lord, Principal Broderick stated,
“Suspensions carry the potential of exclusion from senior activities, including graduation night,” the principal added. “These incidents may have been poor choices on their part, but I am comfortable that they will all go forward and succeed and have learned from this. These are all great kids with super futures, and they understand the consequences of their action,”
I’m sure after hearing this everyone is in agreement that the Principal’s actions have obviously had him eating his own words. I mean come on. These guys had a funny little light saber duel in the cafeteria. They didn’t throw feces around, exploded toilets, or filled the halls with vanilla pudding. They just hit each other with PLASTIC lightsabers! Leave suspension to people who spray paint a nudie portrait on the schools wall, and explode toilets.
Sometimes when you need to sell a product it’s all about location, location and more location. Other times where that ad gets placed has the complete opposite effect. This is one of those times. This is on par with putting a fast food ad across the street from a gym filled with people trying to lose weight. You need to be smart about where your advertising goes but when you do something as dumb as this it takes more then an “I’m sorry” and box of chocolates.
And first place in fail goes to…
Yes, this is exactly what it looks like, a funeral home with an advertisement for AMC’s The Walking Dead attached to the side of the building. While this ad from Consett, England is well done where it’s located is just ridiculous. That’s the last thing you need walking out of the home, planning a funeral and you smashed in the face with “Here watch this show about death.”
The Walking Dead is a fantastic series, the only bad part of it was having to be the owner of that building.
Via: Comics Alliance
As you know ‘Heroes’ was a horrible failure for a televised superhero show (season one was good, but went to shit immediately after.). “No Ordinary Family” has tried to fill the superhero TV blues, but it’s been received with a “Meh” response from viewers. Did NBC‘s new superhero show “The Cape“, which premiered last night fair any better? Well, this bastard thinks not.
I’d honestly rather take another toke and eat some cupcakes than dedicate the next few minutes dissecting ‘The Cape’, which was a complete waste of my time. Since I have far better things to do I’m gonna be brief and invite you all to have an open discussion, talk amongst yourselves type deal. Here are my quick thoughts.
So, ‘The Cape’. What was it about? *Sigh* Stereotypical blond haired dude (David Lyons), with a square jaw and moral compass gets framed for the murder of his police boss by some twisted asshole who wants to take over the town. Hero goes into hiding, meets some circus people (gay) and in the matter of a few hours learns magic, dons a cape and fights to clear his name while taking a bite out of crime. If there is one word that can describe the 2 hour premier of this hideous, horrible excuse for a super hero show it’s… “cartoony” As far as I was sold (by commercials, which were jammed down my throat every goddamn minute), ‘The Cape’ was meant to be the story of a man in the real world who adopts a comic-book persona. A dark, edgy take on the crusader bit with a sense of realism. Instead we got an over the top, silly, misguided, piece of derivative shit. This is a show where the main character whips a magic bathrobe around, using the fabric to throw knives, disarm gunmen and grab the occasional piece of glassware. I dunno how I assumed it would be promising. Shame on me, I guess.
My biggest peeve with “The Cape”, besides it’s campy dialogue and one-dimensional villains is that it borrows too much from Batman. hmm, lets see. No superpowers. Uses smoke bombs. Has a techy/hacker girl assisting him (Oracle anyone?). The final scene with The Cape standing on top of one of the tall buildings looking out across the city just couldn’t have been more derivative. How un-profound.
As a whole? “The Cape” didn’t work for me. I couldn’t get past it’s disparate tonality, unintentional comedy and insignificant centrality. OK, I’m out. That last sentence was far and above the most intelligible thing I’ve written all week. My head hurts. I need a beer.
So, y’all know how I felt about it. Question is, what did you think? Please share your thoughts below. Have at thee!
(Post by nerdbastards contributor Nick Bungay- Twitter @NickBungay)
We, well most of us, have tryed playing through Super Mario Bros. and we’ve all tried playing through on a speed run. Going level to level, as fast as you can, without dying and not everyone makes it out alive. Those that have, like gamer Andrew Gardikis, have some pretty sweet bragging rights. One thing that separates him from us, Andrew did it in five minutes flat. Now imagine having to repeat that feat while Shigeru Miyamoto, the man who gave birth to the plumbers a quarter century ago, watched. Not so easy now is it?
The two men were at the Nintendo World Store today, as part of a celebration at the Manhattan Nintendo World store, for the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. The store was packed with tons of Mario fans, it’s a shame though, not one princess. Miyamoto watched on as Andrew tried his hardest to repeat his five minute bounce fest.
So close yet so far, sorry Andrew. Maybe next time he should taken the extra second and grab a star. At least Miyamoto told him to “break a leg”.
As the title suggests this is either this best Nerd tattoo or (more likely) the worst. I’m not sure if there is some sort of uber Nerd reference here that we’re not getting. For the life of me of us we can’t think of any instance where Steve Buscemi and Darth Vader meet, let alone join as one butt ugly creature. Don’t get us wrong we think Buscemi is hilarious and Vader is a God, but together they just end up looking a bit nauseating. Check out the full sized horror after the jump.
Comic book movies require a suspension of disbelief to really work well. And in some of the great ones, you’re so sucked in that you don’t notice little problems here and there. But in the not-so-great ones, there are often moments of cataclysmic failure; either special effects that are more like special defects or gigantic plot holes, or worse, an apparent lack of familiarity with the character. These will take you right out of the movie and most likely will piss you off to the point that you rant and rave to your friends for months on end about how damn stupid the scenes are.
Here are a few moments of fail from superhero movies. Pop that blood-pressure medication now; you will need it later. (more…)
I first saw this a few days ago, and have since been trying to decide whether this is just amazing, or amazingly bad.
First, I thought it was the single most brilliant tattoo I’d ever seen. But after spending some time thinking about it I’ve decided that it sucks. Not because it’s blatantly insensitive (that’s what makes it so funny), but because the guy donning it has a nipple ring, and I’ve never met a dude with a nipple ring that wasn’t a complete and total douchebag. You know I’m right.
deaddog via geekologie