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Falling Back in Love with “Tron”
Posted in One Million Watts on 8 June 2010
Stats: 4,335 views and 3 Comments

“Tron” mania is overclocking the world’s geeks into a frenzy. There’s even a popular hoodie based on it. Not bad for a Disney movie that couldn’t even get arrested in 1982.

Things We Like: “Bound for Glory,” “Reefer Madness” and “Parallel Lines”
Posted in Things We Like on 29 May 2010
Stats: 3,858 views and No Comments

This week: True tales of Woody Guthrie (maybe), five short films with the exact same dialogue, and a classic exploitation flick that thinks it’s an anti-exploitation flick.

Chivalry in the Time of Zombies
Posted in One Million Watts on 18 May 2010
Stats: 39,581 views and 3 Comments

If someone wants to hold the door for me, fine, I’ll let them. Until the Zombie Apocalypse starts.

Humbug! Or, A Defense of Fraud
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 30 March 2010
Stats: 7,410 views and No Comments

The great showman P.T. Barnum once wrote a book collecting together stories of historical lies and frauds. Barnum wouldn’t like to hear me use the word “fraud,” however — he preferred “humbug.”

Things We Like: “Meanwhile,” “Stingray Sam,” and the Buddha Machine
Posted in Things We Like on 27 March 2010
Stats: 3,899 views and No Comments

Jason Shiga invites you to choose your own adventure “ending in doom and disaster.” Cory McAbee offers a lounge singer’s view of the universe. And FM3’s single-speaker music device will mellow you right out.

Awesome Alien Abduction Facts!
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 19 March 2010
Stats: 20,335 views and 6 Comments

Aliens often abduct people who are incredibly intoxicated. They give them tagging tattoos on their lower backs so they can track their movements. They’re released with a fresh Ed Hardy outfit.

If I Had a Time Machine…
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 12 March 2010
Stats: 6,138 views and 1 Comment

There’s just too much money to be made plundering the past for the technology not to be invented and deployed to shopping malls across America, where it can take up space between the water-massage tables and the abandoned oxygen bar.

Seattle’s Scott Musgrove and the Hunt for Specious Beasts
Posted in Seattle on 25 February 2010
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It has been estimated that 99.9% of all species that have ever lived are now extinct. Were it not for the tireless efforts of this Seattle artist, a world of strange and exotic creatures would now be unknown.

The Untold Life of Abraham Lincoln: Men from the Future
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 19 February 2010
Stats: 28,731 views and 1 Comment

Lincoln faced the voodoo priest alone, with only the Masonic Eye of Providence to protect him. As he later wrote in his diary, “The Nigerian holy man was felled by a single slobber-knocker from the blunderbuss of my right arm.”

Things We Like: Moki’s Art, Comics About Comics and Robot Law
Posted in Things We Like on 30 January 2010
Stats: 5,115 views and No Comments

It may look like a normal day, but there are geishas sleeping under blankets of rolling grass, chubby robots patrolling the streets, and funny-pages regulars padding the unemployment linee.