The folks at Federated Media
, who sell the sponsorships that keep Boing Boing (and Boing Boing tv) going, invited me to write a bunch of television and movie reviews for Fancast.com
, which you can read more about here
A disclaimer, in the interest of transparent über-sharing: I was paid to write these posts, and the site is an online video hub run by Comcast.
I wasn't told what to write about or not write about, and my work wasn't edited or modified in any way, so I picked freaky stuff I genuinely liked, and in a few cases, had some sort of personal connection with.
Each post is about something you can actually watch on Fancast, for free, no login required -- full-length movies, tv episodes, or trailers. You have to sit through ads, but IMO, it's not a bad deal.
Here are my posts so far (click on the links to launch them):
* Battlestar Galactica 1979, the original series, back when Starbuck was a dude.
* How great Matt Stone and Trey Parker are (to wit: the current South Park season, Team America revisited, and Cannibal: The Musical, a Trey Parker side project).
* The schlocky scifi television classic Lost In Space, shown at left.
* The spectacularly bad spy movie spoof Casino Royale 1967
* Transamerican Love Story , a transgendered-themed reality dating show starring two BoingBoing friends/readers/frequent link-contributors.
I'm due to contribute a few more items. I was surprised at just how much weird stuff they have available to view on the site -- stuff I'd actually watch. If you see anything really obscure and wonderful that I should write about next, nudge me in the comments here.
Alex Wood is an addict but won’t give up his smartphone. But he has five strategies for limiting its control over him: “I used to wake up tired. My body would ache and my head felt sore, like waking up with a hangover. Finally, I took control, like attending an AA class for addicts, I […]
We just got the Sport model of the EPIKGO hoverboard at my office. Besides being terribly chic, it’s apparently bulletproof.
Ok, it’s not just solar powered. It’s also an anti-theft, waterproof marvel that keeps my phone’s power bar from ever getting into the red.Sure the idea seems obvious now – tuck a gigantic solar powered battery pack into an exposed slot and turn the wearer into a walking energy harvester. Simple maybe, but I didn’t […]
What could be more fun than a slingshot that shoots tiny airplanes? A slingshot that shoots tiny glowing airplanes of course! These toy planes are outfitted with ultra-bright LEDs, so you can fly all night without losing them in the trees.Whether you are a regular-sized child, or an overgrown adult one, these light-up flyers offer […]
You know the drill. You go to the dentist and they ask you how often you floss. You lie through your teeth and say, “every day!” (Bonus points if you have some cilantro or chives stuck in your gums from lunch). You don’t want to keep up the charade any longer, but rubbing that tiny strand […]
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has done outstanding work packing a fully capable desktop computer into a package the size of a deck cards—especially one that only costs $35. But if you already have a working laptop, why should you care? Oh, how much you have to learn. Besides operating well as a compact digital media hub, […]