The strange history of Disney's cyber-psychedelic "Computers Are People Too"

The cult favorite documentary was produced to promote Tron's release, featuring a trippy plot and the strangest computer graphics this side of SIGGRAPH -- and it quickly became a staple of the LA club scene as visual accompaniment for whatever was floating your boat that night. Read the rest

Spectacular, weird horror movie as pharma infomercial

Adult Swim's Unedited Footage of a Bear trumps Too Many Cooks for intensity, virtuosity and genuine terror. Read the rest

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Game of Thrones sword-covered high-heels

Shoe painter/modder Nixxi Rose made these Game of Thrones-themed shoes styled to look like the Iron Throne, covered in tiny swords. If you fancy making your own, here's her tutorial on the process. (via Geeky Merch) Read the rest

Replica bone-blade from Supernatural

Danielle and Kate, in Ridgefield, NJ, make and sell replica game and movie props, like this resin-cast, hand-painted, leather-wrapped bone blade from Supernatural (13.75", $120) -- also noteworthy is the Iron Man EVA Foam Gloves ($50). (via Geeky Merch) Read the rest

Too Many Cooks: the imaginary, bizarro-world 1980s sitcom

"Too Many Cooks" is an 11-minute opening credit reel for an imaginary 1980s sitcom that tells a very funny, very dark, story that becomes more improbable, and more inspired as the minutes tick by. Read the rest

Indispensable BBC/OU series on cybercrime starts tomorrow

Mike from the Open University sez, "The OU and the BBC have created a new six part series about cybercrime, presented by the technology journalist Ben Hammersley." Read the rest

Kiss goodbye to cable: HBO to allow online subscriptions

"HBO CEO Richard Plepler has confirmed the company plans to launch a "standalone, over-the-top" HBO Go subscription offering at some point in 2015" Read the rest
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Kickstarting Matchstick, a Firefox-powered Chromecast killer

Built on Firefox OS, the Matchstick is free software and open source hardware -- anything in your Firefox browser-window can be "flinged" into your HDMI TV; it's an incredible $12 for one stick. Read the rest

Saturday morning TV cartoon schedules from the 1980s

If you spent the 80s eating sugarbombs and watching badly animated 22-minute toy ads disguised as cartoons, here is your Proustian madeline.

(Today is the last day that Saturday morning cartoons aired on US broadcast TV).

(via @foxxyhooves) Read the rest

Skateletor or Die

He-Man meets skater culture with Pedro Josue Carvajal Ramirez's Skateletor or Die from the Boing Boing Flickr Pool (it's also in contention for a Threadless tee). Read the rest

Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars books to be adapted for TV

The books, which are among the best science fiction ever written, have been picked up by Game of Thrones co-producer Vince Gerardis, which bodes very well for the adaptation. Read the rest

How to quit your job in style

Proptip: reveal oneself as the subject of the TV segment one is reporting, then declare "Fuck it, I quit." Read the rest

Viewmaster reels for the old D&D cartoon show

Matt writes, "I found these old Dungeons & Dragons TV-show View-Master reels on Internet Archive and made a slide show, complete with the 'ka-chunk' noise the old View-Master toy made." Read the rest

K-9 slippers

Just in time for the new Doctor, Thinkgeek's K9 slippers, $30. (via Cnet) Read the rest

Rod Serling's closing remarks from "The Obsolete Man"

Robbo writes, "This was the closing monologue from The Twilight Zone epsiode "The Obsolete Man" - where Rod Serling sums up the realities behind and flaws within any tyranny - and, as with almost all things Serling, it remains profoundly prescient and relevant."

(Thanks, Robbo!) Read the rest

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