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I managed to see a limited release of ABC's new show "No Ordinary Family" online yesterday. Not sure if it's still available, but if it is these instructions will getReview: No Ordinary Family - Pilot

I thought I'd give the site a new look, so I went searching for a new theme. I'm not entirely sold on this one yet, but I'm giving it aNew theme

In the 7 day challenge, today's topic is: Answer one question I think people visiting my blog may have. Let's be honest: I have no idea what question you guys/gals mayHow geeky are you, really? - 7 day challenge

Well, my last sci-fi news post was a bit late, but all this news is at least recent-ish. :) First off, two bits of Battlestar Galactica related stories: The Sci-Fi channel hasMore recent sci-fi updates

Argh. Well, I finally upgraded WordPress to 2.3.3. I’d been putting it off because I was afraid it would break things. It ended up being worse than I thought. I’m still findingUpgrading broke half my stuff!

Where do you fit? [caption id="attachment_1210" align="aligncenter" width="410" caption="Do you hit the tri-fecta?"][/caption] Come on, if you read this blog it's pretty much a foregone conclusion that you're at least a geek.Geeknerddorkdweeb

Slice of Scifi - Science Fiction TV & Movie News, Interviews & more » Latest Doctor Who Rumor - It’s All Good! Rumor has it that the second season of DoctorDoctor Who Season 2 on Sci-Fi

Hi-tech escape from Tower of London | Reuters.com This is a very cool, [tag]interactive[/tag], [tag]technology-enabled teaching[/tag] method. Visitors to the [tag]Tower of London[/tag] can participate in a [tag]game[/tag]—powered by GPS, aHi-tech escape from Tower of London

Aquaman has been the butt of jokes for as long as I can remember. He was never one of my favorite superheroes, but ever since I saw the character portrayedReview: Aquaman (Mercy Reef)

Narnia Sequel In the Works - Slice of SciFi Looks like the next movie in the series will be Prince Caspian (which, interestingly, is not the second book in the series). AndrewNarnia Sequel In the Works - Slice of SciFi

I'm pretty impressed with the CommonCraft videos. They've found a way to make YouTube a marketing and profit center for themselves, and a lot of their work is in theTips from CommonCraft

This wasn't nearly as bad as the box office, and critics, led me to believe. Was it as good as "The Mask of Zorro"? No. Not really. But it was aReview: The Legend of Zorro

Well, we finally got 10 votes on the first poll, and after a close race between "Good" and "For the sake of Humanity, make it stop!" it looks like thePoll: The Fifth Cylon

Yesterday I read an article in the ZDNet Tech Broiler attempting to make the case for the studios to release first-run movies direct to streaming options (specifically Netflix and iTunes).Movie Theater vs. Home Theater (part 1)

When I went to college, I hung out with a bunch of music majors. I also hung out with a bunch of geeks. Sometimes those were the same people. IDrinking games for geeky music majors - Tuesday TubeWatch

Your toilet probably flushes in E-flat

Where would we be without the internet? How would we ever know this kind of amazingly useful information?

Toilet facts:

The average person spends three years of their life on the “john”. The average person flushes a toilet about 2500 times a year, while using about eight sheets of toilet paper per day. An estimated 2.6 billion people worldwide do not have access to proper toilet facilities, particularly in rural areas of China and India. . . . → Read More: Your toilet probably flushes in E-flat

Woman grows onto toilet seat

Woman Has Two Year Relationship From Boyfriend’s Bathroom – Slice of SciFi

I don’t even know what to say about this. I’m sickened and saddened at the same time.

Apparently a 35-year old woman had a phobia that kept her in the bathroom 100% of every day for an undetermined period of time. And her boyfriend never called for help until she started acting “groggy.”

Emphasis added:

The case drew nationwide attention after Ness . . . → Read More: Woman grows onto toilet seat

Blue Skin, and movie trailers

How could anyone be stupid enough to let his skin turn blue?

Slice of Sci-Fi has a two lists of movie trailers. Here are my favorites from their lists.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Get Smart

10,000 B.C.

Speed Racer

Cloverfield

Rambo

Batman: The Dark Knight

[tags]movie trailers, odd people[/tags]

. . . → Read More: Blue Skin, and movie trailers

Flying woman freezes, falls, and survives

Slice of Scifi – Science Fiction TV & Movie News, Interviews & more » Paraglider Sucked Into Killer Storm

Wow. This definitely qualifies as the craziest story I’ve heard about paragliding (or hang gliding, or parachuting, for that matter).

A woman got caught in a storm system that lifted her above the height of Mt. Everest in under 10 minutes. No oxygen. She blacked out. When she came to, she had fallen to below 7000 . . . → Read More: Flying woman freezes, falls, and survives

Swiping a sirloin is certainly stupid

Why Americans love to shoplift meat. – By Brendan I. Koerner – Slate Magazine

Meat is the #1 item shoplifted from grocery stores. That has got to be one of the weirdest statistics I’ve come across. And it seems the majority are doing it just because they “feel they deserve it.”

There is a serious problem with entitlement in this country. Too many people feel they deserve something more than they have earned. That just . . . → Read More: Swiping a sirloin is certainly stupid

Harry Potter and the Paper-Cut Terrorist

Writer’s Blog: J.K. Rowling vs. Airport Security Somebody in the TSA has got to get a grip.

[tag]J.K. Rowling[/tag] tried to return home recently and had a run-in with [tag]airport security[/tag]:

Airport security tried to stop her from taking the unfinished, handwritten manuscript of the last Harry Potter book on board the plane as [tag]carry-on luggage[/tag].

What the heck is going on here?! What was she going to do, threaten to read the pilots to . . . → Read More: Harry Potter and the Paper-Cut Terrorist

Star Wars fanatacism

TheForce.Net – Latest News – Number One Star Wars Fan In The UK

I really like Star Wars a lot. I’ve spent way too much money and time on it over the years to quantify. But I can now say that Luke Skywalker scares me.

Man steals gas; Man shoots cars tires

2theadvocate.com | Suburban | Deputies: Owner shot out man’s tires when he couldn’t pay for gas

People are so screwed up. Take a second and write down the guy’s license plate and driver’s license. Pulling a gun seems a bit over the top.

LIVINGSTON — Deputies arrested a store owner accused of shooting out two tires on a customer’s vehicle after the customer said he had no money to pay for the gasoline he had . . . → Read More: Man steals gas; Man shoots cars tires

WGAL.com – Slideshow

Slideshow: Vampire for Minn. Governor I don’t even know what to say about this. It’s simultaneously hilarious, alarming, depressing, and sick.