When a friend has a kid turn 10 years old I have to give the kid a copy of the book version. If you haven't read it, you should.
This is great, but I think I'm gonna stick with my 8-Track player.
Judge confirms that you can copy DVDs you've purchased for your own use or for backups. Doubly true for schools. [link]
Some test footage for Alice in Wonderland was better than the official voice over recording. Here's the actors doing test footage and their dialog synced with the movie.
There's a famous picture about students trying to get into school on the first day of an integrated school. A black girl is being called names by a hateful white girl. Here's the picture and the story. [link]
As a kid I was never in a position to watch Voltron. I saw the toys, but didn't really know what they went to. As far as I knew they were a GoBot knockoff without the resources to get their own cartoon. Clearly they joined to form a bigger robot. And the design looked Japanese. Decades later I've still never seen an episode. But I know just enough to appreciate this video about the last of the Voltron drivers in a hopeless situation. I'm not a fan, but going with the style shown here I'd totally watch a whole movie.
Turns out that transmissions from predator drones aren't encrypted. You or I could tap into the feeds. So could, and do, insurgents. [link]
World's oldest car. [link]
Apollo 11 astronauts had to go through customs when they came back to Earth. [link]
The Thing: The Musical.
This article talks about how it's not big corporations (Occupy [insert here] view) or big government (Tea Party view) that's fucking things up. It's when the two work together. You know, like when church and state work together. Nothing good ever comes of that. [link]
How to escape the police in a high speed chase with a long comment from a former patrol officer why you can't. [link]
Neil Gaiman interviewing Sir Terry Pratchett. I haven't read it yet. That title is enough. [link]
Biggest virus ever discovered outside of a sci-fi series. [link]
The Mars Rover Opportunity - it's 3 year quest to seek out new lives and new civilizations.
Awhile back I posted about some of the alternate skins available for the upcoming Batman: Arkham City game. Now there's another. A Sinestro skin. [link]
A jacuzzi party suspended from a bridge and accessible only to abseilers. [link]
Kitten having a nightmare.
The return of Simon's Cat.
Homemade versions of props from Fallout games. [link]
DC comics got an exclusive deal with Amazon to put 100 graphic novels on the Kindle. Barnes and Noble asked for similar consideration for the Nook and was refused. So those titles are no longer available in B&N stores. [link]
Really, DC? Don't be a dick.
Have you read "The Magicians"? They're gonna adapt it into a TV series. I've read the book. I like the book. I suppose it could be inspiration for a world depicted in a series, but not a series of itself. [link]
Eh, it's Fox. The show will be cancelled after the first 6 episodes, none of which will be shown in order.
Prototype exoskeletons for quadriplegics seem to be working... on monkeys. But it's stil progress! [link]
Grammar troll vs WoW gamer. [link]
Video for Weird Al's "Polka Face".
An essay by a mother lamenting the lack of inspiring modern science fiction for children. Her kids have to read the same stuff she read. [link]
The Steve Jobs memorial section:
A guy from Gizmodo talks about his experiences with Steve Jobs... including the lost iPhone incident. [link]
Some tributes: [link]
The Onion. [link]
The New Yorker. [link]
The people of the internet. [link]
I was really hoping for a picture of the Banana Jr from Berkeley Breathed. No such luck. [link]
Hijinks Ensue [link]
Something of that Ilk [link]
Doghouse Diaries. [link]
Capes & Babes [link]
Virtual Shackles [link]
Abstruse Goose [link]
Dork Tower [link]