Game of Thrones Characters as Magic: The Gathering Cards
People all across the Tumblrverse have been mocking up their own MTG cards based on Game of Thrones characters and the results are pretty epic. Check out some more here and here.
Oooh! I have one!
Daenerys Targaryen 2RRWW Whenever Daenerys Targaryen enters the battlefield or attacks, you may search your library for up to one Dragon and/or one Soldier creature and put them onto the battlefield. They have haste in addition to their other abilities and attack each turn if able. 3/5
Okay, if LEGO can cross over with Harry Potter and DC Comics, then Magic HAS to be able to cross over with Game of Thrones. Make this happen, people!
Nickelodeon was the shit from the 80’s through to the early 2000’s. Somewhere along the line they lost their touch and basically turned into a Disney Channel clone with more tween-centric sitcoms a-la iCarly.
Enter their newest original cartoon show: Sanjay and Craig.
It’s that whole “best buds for life” type of show that we’ve all grown up with and seen blajillions of times; Ren & Stimpy, Arnold & Gerrald, Doug & Skeeter, Norbert & Dagget, Rocco & Heffer, and even newer best buds like Regular Show’s Mordecai & Rigby and Adventure Time’s Finn & Jake.
But what makes Sanjay and Craig a little more interesting is the people behind it. There’s Chris Hardwick, who most of you should already familiar with on some level, Maulik Panchaloy a.k.a. Sanjay from Weeds, Linda Cardellini from Freaks & Geeks, Grandma’s Boy, and she’s currently boning Don Draper on the sixth season of Mad Men, Matt Jones a.k.a. Badger from Breaking Bad, Tony Hale from Arrested Development, Kunal Nayyar a.k.a. Rajesh from Big Bang Theory, and Grey DeLisle who has voiced a buttload of characters such as Daphne in Scooby-Doo, Vicky in Fairly Odd Parents, Mandy in The Grim Adventures of BIlly & Mandy, and voices for various video games including the Tomb Raider series..
And that’s just the voice talent!
The series itself was created by Andreas Trolf, Jim Dirschberger, and Jay Howell who went from working at a cafe while making art for punk rock zines and showing his work at local galleries on the side to creating the characters for Bob’s Burgers and doing animations for Vans.
While there’s nothing about Sanjay and Craig from the clips released so far that piques my interest as much as, say, current best bro cartoon titans Regular Show and Adventure Time, it should be interesting to see how much success a kids cartoon will gain considering all the crazy talented people involved.
Sanjay and Craig debuts on Nickelodeon onMay 25, 2013 and will air Saturdays at 10:30am (ET/PT).
Coachella - A Pretty Great Place For Trendy-Ass Posers
What happens when a camera crew from Jimmy Kimmel Live heads to Coachella and asks a bunch of a wanna-be hipsters about bands that don’t exist? These kids are so in-the-know that they already know about them.
Damn. I remember watching Siskel and Ebert when I was like 5. I’d play this game where I’d try and guess what they’d give a movie before they started their review. I think it’s a big part of how I view movies as an adult. I didn’t always agree with all of his thoughts about particular movies or video games as art, the dude was one hell of a writer and paved the way for reviewers and critics of all mediums.
Ebert, 70, who reviewed movies for the Chicago Sun-Times for 46 years and on TV for 31 years, and who was without question the nation’s most prominent and influential film critic, died Thursday in Chicago. He had been in poor health over the past decade, battling cancers of the thyroid and salivary gland.
He lost part of his lower jaw in 2006, and with it the ability to speak or eat, a calamity that would have driven other men from the public eye. But Ebert refused to hide, instead forging what became a new chapter in his career, an extraordinary chronicle of his devastating illness that won him a new generation of admirers. “No point in denying it,” he wrote, analyzing his medical struggles with characteristic courage, candor and wit, a view that was never tinged with bitterness or self-pity.
Always technically savvy — he was an early investor in Google — Ebert let the Internet be his voice. His rogerebert.com had millions of fans, and he received a special achievement award as the 2010 “Person of the Year” from the Webby Awards, which noted that “his online journal has raised the bar for the level of poignancy, thoughtfulness and critique one can achieve on the Web.” His Twitter feeds had 827,000 followers.
Ebert was both widely popular and professionally respected. He not only won a Pulitzer Prize — the first film critic to do so — but his name was added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005, among the movie stars he wrote about so well for so long. His reviews were syndicated in hundreds of newspapers worldwide.
All of the Feels: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 Premiere (SPOILERS)
Okay, Internet. Let’s talk. The Season 3 premiere wasn’t as intense and action-packed as the Season 2 finale, but it was adequately awesome nonetheless.
This episode definitely laid on a thicker coat of the fantasy stuff than any other episode. Right off the bat we got some direwolf vs. White Walker action, a friggin’ giant, Daenerys’s dragon catching, cooking, and eating its own fish in mid-air, and then there was that creepy weird assassin girl with the killer bug thing in that Pokéball or whatever.
Then we got some nice character moments like Tyrion dealing with his daddy issues, King “dick-in-a-box” Joffrey falling for his new queen bitch’s (possibly fake) matronly ways, and Robb Stark stops by Harrenhall which has been reduced to a heaping pile of corpses. Sorry bruh.
And so, this is the part where all of YOU GUYS chime in in the comments section of this post with your thoughts on the episode and predictions for where you think the show is headed. And if you’ve already read the books, NO SPOILERS!
Mimoco X ‘Adventure Time’ Limited Edition BMO Rainbow Mimobot USB Flash Drives
Mimoco is premiering this Mimobot drives of BMO from Adventure Time at this year’s SXSW (South By Southwest) in up to 128GB and they also come in USB 3.0. Each one comes pre-loaded with wallpapers, screen savers, a full Adventure Time episode, and all sorts of other rad stuff.
These are limited to just 2,000 in the whole wide world. Pick one up from Mimoco’s booth #422 at SXSW, Mimoco.com, or select specialty retailers.
Forgotten Freshness: You Can’t Do That On Television
Man, how the times have changed. Back in the 80’s, it was totally okay to have children’s sketch comedy show where families were so poor that their children got repossessed, it was okay for middle-aged man dressed as a scuba diver to share a bathtub with an underage girl, and there was even a recurring sketch about children being sentenced to death by firing squad.
You Can’t Do That On Television: Poverty & Unemployment Pt.1
Originally a low budget children’s sketch comedy show in 1979 for local Ottowa, Canada station CJOH-TV, You Can’t Do That On Television was picked up by Nickelodeon in 1981. Each episode’s sketches always centered around a main theme and the show is most known for its “slime” gag where green slime fell from the sky onto the actors’ heads every time they said “I don’t know.” To this day, green slime is a staple of Nickelodeon’s brand identity. In addition to the slime if any of the actors said “water,” water would fall on them.
You Can’t Do That On Television: Poverty & Unemployment Pt. 2
YCDTOTV was definitely a pretty edgy show, even by today’s standards. Episode themes centered around things like poverty, fashion, and the future, but some episodes were banned. An episode about adoption was banned in the U.S. and Canada and an episode about divorce was banned in Canada.
Once Nickelodeon picked up the show and tried aiming it toward a younger demographic, it kind of started going downhill. While originally made for teens and pre-teens, episodes about things like sexual equality, peer pressure, and drugs were replaced by more kiddy-ish potty humor.
The show lasted until 1990 and reruns were aired until 1994. In 2004, there was a reunion special called Project 131 and you can watch the whole thing on YouTube.
You Can’t Do That On Television: Poverty & Unemployment Pt. 3
Watching these old episodes, it’s definitely hard to imagine this sort of thing flying on TV today. As much as people complain that TV is too violent or oversexualized, I think they tend to forget how things used to be. Not saying anything was wrong with the good old days of children’s entertainment, though. If anything, this show deserves respect for not talking down to kids and talking about real issues.
And, come on, could you even imagine how if there was a children’s program where kids were being shot by a firing squad this day and age? Uptight parents would have a fit!
Maybe that’s the main divide between kids and grown-ups. Kids have the ability to see the humor in everything while grown-ups tend to take everything way too seriously.
Canadian singer Allanis Morrisette was on the show when she was just 5 years old in 1979 and was on again in 1986 for an episode about pop music. Dave Coulier was also working for Nickelodeon around this time on the show Out Of Control. Alanis Morisette’s song “You Oughta Know” is about Dave Coulier!!! Coincidence?
The show’s opening animation, The Children’s Television Sausage Factor was inspired by Terry Gilliam’s “gilliamations.” That’s the same Terry Gilliam from Monty Python’s Flying Circus. He also directed some movies you’ve probably heard of like 12 Monkeys,Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.
With the release of the Second Season of Game of Thrones on Blu-ray/DVD on February 19h and the premiere of Season 3 coming March 31st, it is safe to say that Game of Thrones will soon re-enter the collective pop-culture consciousness. However, for many of us die-hard fans of George R.R. Martin’s fantastic book series, the series has probably never strayed from our consciousness.
As we eagerly anticipate what will undoubtedly be the most shocking and exciting season of Game of Thones yet, check out this portrait of Robb Stark by artist Craig Paton titled “The Young Wolf.”
Artist Craig Paton even went as far to post a video of a Daenerys Targaryen portrait speed paint. Amazing stuff from this artist.
With our culture’s attention spans shortening by the minute, it seems like TV show theme songs are a dying breed. These days we just get a 5-second title sequence with a quick jingle, or riff, or whatever. Sure, it saves room for more story, but I still miss the crap out of having a catchy theme song welcome me into the arms of the latest episode of my favorite show.
Jimmy Fallon and the cast of Guys With Kids (barf) preformed a medley of just about every great TV theme there is.
BRB. Building a time machine so I can go back to when sitcoms were the shit.