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Huntsville Scoop Music Break: The Bragabouts have a Music Video, Hear them on The Epic Show

The Bragabouts!
They are a Huntsville band.

The Bragabouts!
Check them out on The Epic Show TODAY(February 28) from 3-5PM CDT!

The Bragabouts!
We know a guy in the band!

The Bragabouts!
Put their sound in your sweet, sweet ears.
The Epic Show:
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The Sunday Punch: The Cast of COMMUNITY is Batman Now.

These samples of fan made awesome began appearing on the blog-o-nets in December 2011. We kept the links in cold storage until we could better parse them through this site. Now TV internet is abuzz with COMMUNITY’s return to television.

March 15th on Thursday nights.

We feel now’s the time to share these fan images made by Deviant artist, Kinjamin. Just follow this here Community link to learn the method behind his character cosplaying madness.

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Today in Star Wars: Duncan Fegredo’s ‘Jan Solo,’ Ladies with Ray Guns

This week’s subject is “ray guns” over on the WhatNot sketch blog. We strongly suggest you have a look.

Duncan Fegredo filled today’s Star Wars quota easily.

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Today in Star Wars: Avatar: The Last Airbender, from a Galaxy Far, Far Away

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A Damn Fine Short SciFi-Film: Aaron Sims’ ARCHETYPE , ‘Your Memories are Just a Glitch’

Official Synopsis

RL7 is an eight-foot tall combat robot that goes on the run after malfunctioning with vivid memories of once being human. As its creators and the military close in, RL7 battles its way to uncovering the shocking truth behind its mysterious visions and past.
Directed by: Aaron Sims
starring: Robert Joy (Land of the Dead, CSI:NY) and David Anders (Heroes, 24).

What We Learned: Special effects and animation veteran Aaron Sims released his $0 budget and completely unfunded labor of love, ARCHETYPE, on the Internets January 20, 2012. After watching it the first time we decided on the spot that ARCHETYPE is pretty fucking cool!

Like most Hollywood movies, all the usual tropes are covered. Unlike most Hollywood big action fare Aaron Sims made those tropes engaging and worth watching. We’ve already viewed this short more times than we care to mention.

Seven minutes is just not enough.

We hope this taste of the ARCHETYPE world generates enough buzz and gains financial backers so that he can fully visualize his labor of love. Note: we’re almost certain the concept art of Sims complete vision is featured in the credits. Stick around and watch those for once.

Thanks for all the positive feedback everyone! This has been a labor of love on a budget of $0 and it makes it all worth while when we see other poeple responding to it. Thank you! – Aaron Sims

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Music Break: OK Go’s “Needing/Getting” Making Beautiful Music with a Chevy Sonic.

OK Go is at it again with another fun music video. Do you remember when music videos were fun 80% of the time? We bet it was during the same time MTV actually played music videos.

Here we have their video “Needing/Getting.” This time OK Go’s sponsor in their musical journey is Chevy Sonic.

OK Go set up over 1000 instruments over two miles of desert outside Los Angeles. A Chevy Sonic was outfitted with retractable pneumatic arms designed to play the instruments, and the band recorded this version of Needing/Getting, singing as they played the instrument array with the car. The video took 4 months of preparation and 4 days of shooting and recording. There are no ringers or stand-ins; Damian took stunt driving lessons. Each piano had the lowest octaves tuned to the same note so that they’d play the right note no matter where they were struck.

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“Time is Nothing” Traveling the World with Time Lapse Photography in Under 5 Minutes

Here’s a time lapse video from Kien Lam that we found roughly a month ago. We’re sure it’s made the round on the blog-o-internet-sphere but it’s a damn fine ride that deserves posting.

YOu can learn more about each scene on Kien lam’s website.

17 Countries. 343 Days. 6237 Photographs. One incredible journey.

Original Music: “Places and Faces” by William Lam. Will is an extremely talented musical composer whose range is barely touched in this composition he wrote specifically for the video. He’s also my little brother. If you want to commission William to write music, email him at MetaphysikaSounds[at]gmail[dot]com.

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Interview: “Warren Ellis Thinks Newt Gingrich’s Space Ideas Are Full of Shit”

Over on Motherboard , Abraham Reisman interviewed Warren Ellis about Newt Gingrich’s aspirations for a USA moon colony. We figured Mr Ellis might have a word or two on Gingrich’s obvious vote grabbing statement. Mr Ellis did not disappoint.

The following excerpts are just a few choice moments from the interview. It was a bit difficult deciding which thoughts were best.

Abraham Reisman: What kind of merit is there to Gingrich’s proposals — which he’s self-described as “grandiose” — for developing a rocket that can reach Mars, establishing a permanent moon base, and so on?

Warren Ellis: Well, let’s start with the “51st State” bit that’s being bandied about. Speaker Gingrich knows as well as the next political mammal that the Outer Space Treaty forbids any one nation from claiming sovereignty over the moon. So, not so much with the 51st State crap.


Going to Mars is important. Going back to the Moon is, I think, important. But his plans and reasons for going make about as much sense as if he had said we had to go to Mars to find him something new to marry. I’m genuinely interested in seeing the human race escape the planet and go exploring. Speaker Gingrich would like to be elected.

Are there other technological goals on the scale of space travel that you think humanity should be pushing for, right now? If so, do you see models for us achieving them?

I’m not sure where everyone got the idea that the human race can only do one thing at a time. “What about here on Earth?” people say. “Shouldn’t there be other goals here that we should be pushing for?” Sure there are. But at this late date I’m fairly sure we’ve mastered walking and chewing gum as a simultaneous operation.

I’m not suggesting that we can’t do two things at once. But if there were things in addition to space travel that you think could have a similarly massive effect on humanity’s ability to grow as a species…

Curing cancer. Increasing quality human longevity. Induced pluripotential cell treatments. Nailing down that weird neutrino anomaly that seems to allow for faster-than-light communication. The usual shopping list. Also I want an orbital death ray.

You will read the entire interview on Motherboard.

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Music Break: “This is Aperture,” the Portal 2 Parody of “This is Halloween”

Music – Reason 5 [Harry101UK]
Video – Premiere Pro CS5 [Harry101UK]
Lyrics – [A.P.H.I.D.1.0 + Harry101UK]

YouTuber HarryUK did all the music, video-editing and voices for this parody of the classic song “This is Halloween” from the classic movie NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS.

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