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Improv Everywhere continues Movies in Real Life, which is exactly what it sounds like, by bringing Spartacus into the real world. Unlike the Spartacus who fought Roman armies, this guy is just trying to order a coffee, but that doesn't stop his loyal friends from coming to his aide. Time to switch to decaf, guys.
This week on the Geekosystem podcast, we talk pretty much exclusively about the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special, because we are geeks and that is what we do. Also, Glen and Dan are both the wrongest about Donna Noble. Just putting that out there.
If you're looking for an easy entry point into some comics, DC is giving away #1 issues of several Digital First comics for every day of the next week starting today. The Digital First comics are exactly what they sound like; they come out online before they're printed, so if you lack a local comic book store, these might be for you.
According to National Days on Twitter, today is National Cake Day. Usually, cakes have a designated purpose, but today the cake is the purpose, so now's your opportunity to decorate that cake for whatever purpose you'd like. Isn't it great that National Cake Day and National Pie Day—erm, Thanksgiving—are both in the same week?
Today New Jersey has allowed six casinos and their online partners to launch online casinos. The catch is you have to be in New Jersey to play. Senior Editor Glen Tickle lives in the great Garden State and has taken it upon himself to spend the morning gambling. You know... for journalism.
Asteroid 2013 NJ is just one object on NASA's list of near-Earth objects, but it's remarkable in that it flew by significantly closer than anything else on the list. Passing by at about 2.5 times the distance to the moon, it was close enough to be visible to the naked eye, even though it's diameter is relatively small at 120-260 meters.
Hey, remember when people still really liked voting for President Obama? The White House sure does. They're trying to capture the democratic magic once again, but since Obama's not up for re-election, they want you to vote for your favorite Thanksgiving turkey. Because there's nothing else that needs solving in America right now. Yup.
According to new findings that were presented at a meeting of the Royal Society in London last week, ancient Humans and Neanderthals weren't the only two humanoid species walking around and breeding with each other at the same time. Updated genome sequencing suggests that there was a third species -- and we don't know anything about it.
This week on The Geek's Guide To Dating, our own senior editor Glen Tickle and his wife Steph sat down to talk about how they met and give some advice to other relationship-seeking geeks. They also show off the product of their geek-love, Baby Amelia, who's inherited a pretty great sense of comedic timing if you ask us.
Artist Al Plastino has died. Plastino was an iconic artist in the DC universe who drew Superman, Superboy, and created the Legion of Superheroes. Glen Weldon, author of Superman: The Unauthorized Biography remembered Plastino this morning on his Twitter account and Tumblr. Plastino was 91.
Why does Weird Al holding an Atari fill us with so much joy? We don't know. But it does. Plus Tennant and Smith quote movies, Anchorman gets an iOS game, and Jimmy Fallon has a desk fort.
With the latest generation of consoles recently appearing on store shelves, electronics retailer eBuyer wanted to look back at the past. They created Odyssey, an incredibly frustrating autorun jumper that has you collect 102 classic consoles -- if you can. See how many you can grab.
The Kids React YouTube series by the Fine Brothers is one of our favorite things. They show a bunch of kids something trending on the Internet, and as you'd expect, the kids react in a variety of fun ways. This time around, they show the kids a bunch of Batdad vines, then have kids imitate him. It's great.
Say what you want about fanfiction and whether not it's a viable form of literature, but there are a lot of incredibly talented writers who lurk in the depths of Ao3, just waiting to be discovered. That's basically what Big Bang Press wants to do -- they got three fanfic writers to pen original novels, and now they want to bring those novels to the masses.
SpaceX, the first commercial spaceflight company to visit the International Space Station, is entering new territory tonight as it uses its Falcon 9 rocket to transport its first satellite into geostationary orbit. This will mark the maiden voyage of an upgraded Flacon 9 with engines that are about 50% more powerful than before.
Fujitsu and Japan's National Institute for Informatics are working on an "artificial brain" project, which has a simple goal: create a robot that can pass the University of Tokyo (Todai)'s entrance exam. It seems robots aren't coming for your job; they're coming for your college degree, which meets the same goal more efficiently. Classic robot.
It's an old adage of the Internet that if you stream it, they will come—and put their dicks on it. Apparently, nobody at Sony or Twitch had heard that adage before, as they didn't put a whole lot of measures in place to make sure nobody did that with their integrated streaming. Now they're going on a user-banning rampage to make up for lost time.
Vsauce is back with another stop motion video with all of the facts about video game consoles you never knew you needed to know. This time, an original PlayStation is bursting at the seams to show you just how much power it was packing and what you could've done with all the money it cost.
The Governor continues to pretend that he's totally not a psychopathic Machiavellian nutball. It doesn't work for very long. Neither does the narrative structure of this episode, if you ask me.
Change.org is a website where anyone can start a petition to ask anyone for anything. It's non-binding, but gives people a voice to express their desire for something. Some people, like Adrian Alonso, are sick of hearing that voice. That's why he's petitioning Change.org to end itself.