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Netflix reports that the Star Trek episode watched the most on their service is "Endgame".

This makes me sad. You'd think one of the Tribbles episodes would have that honor.
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Netflix reports that the Star Trek episode watched the most on their service is "Endgame".

This makes me sad. You'd think one of the Tribbles episodes would have that honor.
As long as it wasn't "Threshold".
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:07 PM
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Nintendo is restocking the NES Classic next year.

I'm glad Nintendo realized that stock=profit=good and scalping=no profit=bad.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:38 PM
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In anticipation of the TNG 30th Anniversary Discussion Marathon here are some TNG fan videos:

(YouTube links from specific episodes are for the episode-specific posts in the main thread)

A baby is so happy that TNG is starting that he's jumping up and down in his seat!

DeForest Kelley tours the TNG sets in 1990 while filming a news segment. Wait for a segment with Gates McFadden comparing their sickbays.

I'm sure I've posted the TNG Episode Guide song before, but why not do it again?

Footage of the TNG pinball game. Jump to 5:33 to hear Picard say "All hands, prepare for multiball!"

YouTube slideshow of TNG fanart. There's some good stuff in there, including Dennis Budd's stuff, who I've shilled for enough already.

Old commercial for the VHS tapes. I'm glad I didn't have to pay $4.95 each for mine!
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Old 09-19-2017, 03:02 AM
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I'm sure I must've posted Wintergatan's Marble Machine, but the forum's search function is coming up dry.

The original. Wintergatan has created a machine to...well, think of it as a giant music box, only instead of a cylinder of pins plinking at metal strips its marbles hitting a xylophone and various other percussion instruments to create a unique sound.

The cover playlist. The variety of physical and virtual instruments is astounding. Even if one cover is unimpressive, the next one won't be.
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Old 09-21-2017, 04:37 PM
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One of my newer webcomic discoveries is Spiked Math. They take geek humor in a different direction than other strips like xkcd.

The strip in question concerns the Seven Bridges of Konigsberg. I trust all of you know about this problem, but if you don't you can go to Wikipedia or watch Numberphile's video on it.

Anyway, Mike is the guy being Spiked Math and he came up with the various humorous ways non-mathematicians would approach the problem. Wait for the punchline, it's worth it.
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Old 09-21-2017, 11:24 PM
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There's a new Herbie the Love Bug series in the works for Disney XD.

This worries me.

Lili/Landon is “part scientist, part entrepreneur, part daredevil” and realizes, when her/his parents go missing, that they’ve secretly been working on a government project: a talking car named Herbie.

That had better be a typo. Herbie does not talk except via car horn.

"A talking Herbie? Did these people accidentally get confused and watch a bunch of old Knight Rider episodes?"

It doesn’t really matter why Herbie seems to be self-aware and capable of so much more. Any attempt to fill in some complex, logical backstory is doomed. Did the addition of microscopic midi-chlorians somehow make Star Wars better?



And now, to cool down, here are some more Herbie links...


The Herbie theme



Piano cover of the Herbie theme


The Nostalgia Critic covers the first movie for Disneycember


Star Cars features a fan-made Herbie duplicate
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Someone stuffed a Gameboy Color into a TI-83 calculator.

"Why," I hear you ask? What you should be asking is "Why not?"
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A set of twins recreate "Let's Get Together" from The Parent Trap shot for shot.

And since I just discovered this video today, it's now Let's Get Together Day!

Original Hayley Mills (movie version)
Hayley Mills (album version)

Tommy and Annette
The Go-Gos (Disneymania)
Nobody's Angel (1998 movie soundtrack)

Another fan recreation, this time lipsynching to the Hayley Mills vocal
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For this post I should probably create a counterpart to the Amazing Things I Learned Today thread called Pathetic Things I Learned Today, but that would go downhill really fast, so I'll just post it here:

A pizzeria has created Pumpkin Spice Pizza.

That's right, pie filling in the crust and spices with more filling on top.

From the comments:

I wish this obsession with pumpkin spice everything would mercifully end already! Some things just get carried way, way too far!

This makes me cry on the inside

Please tell me this is click bait....

Enough with the pumpkin already!!
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I once saw an adult entertainment establishment offer out "pumpkin spice lap dances".
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The Nostalgia Critic going "What? Pumpkin" What?"
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Something called Game Maker's Toolkit analyzes Mario levels to figure out what makes them so fun, then applies that in Mario Maker.
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The new Ducktales does have a full length version of the theme song.

The skipped verse deserves a little love too, if you ask me.

When it seems they're heading for the final curtain
Good deduction never fails, that's for certain!
The worst of messes become successes!
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So today I rediscovered "Happy Together" by The Turtles...

Which reminded me of the classic Smash Brothers 64 commercial that featured the song.

The trailer, of course, is narrated by the often-imitated, but never duplicated Don LaFontaine.

And that, my friends, is how you go from a seventies hippy song to a trailer for a comedy scifi movie.

P.S.=The two members of the Turtles and Don LaFontaine have Bacon numbers of two. And that's your randomness for today.
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Someone builds a doorbell into an NES controller.

Why? Because he had a spare controller lying around, and he could.

In the blog post he admits that there were a few bugs to work out, and someone has already improved on it with a switch to choose between a Mario coin-collecting sound and a Zelda puzzle-solving sound.
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It's Eighties Day in the Link Thread!

I have to share this one. The link won't last, so pounce when you can.

An image from the most '80s garage sale you'll ever see.

The image shows a table that has:

'80s TMNT merchandise: Turtle Van, lunch box, and what I believe is an action figure carry case.
Baby Mickey and Minnie bag
Hello Kitty wallet, the retro puffy plastic kind
A neon plastic pencil case or makeup kit, I'm not sure
A neon green belt bag (it could only be better if it was a full-blown fanny pack)

And now, to celebrate this discovery, some '80s music videos!
(You can't imagine how much I had to resist not linking the Weird Al parodies as well!)

Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper
Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley
Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
Beat It by Michael Jackson
Another One Bites the Dust by Queen
The Power of Love by Huey Lewis
Celebration by Kool and the Gang
The Heart of Rock and Roll by Huey Lewis

And since I can, it's '80s sitcom theme day as well!

The A-Team

Cheers
Head of the Class
Mr. Belvedere
Night Court
Perfect Strangers
Who's the Boss
Charles in Charge

And of course we can't talk '80s without the TNG Theme!
Although I can't remember the last time I heard the non-Picard monologue version. Even A Final Unity on Windows 95 had that!







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It's only been a few weeks since my last David Erick Ramos plug, but when he celebrates the 30th anniversary of TNG by covering the Inner Light theme on ocarina and guitar, I feel that an exception is warranted.
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I haven't plugged Acts of Gord since 2012, but when he's referenced in the comments to a Not Always Right story, I felt that it was time.

The story concerns a trucker who entered a BBQ restaurant, asked if they serve food, and leaves upon getting the affirmative. A similar scenario happened in Gord's shop, and he made a quote that was remembered by quite a few Not Always Right readers.
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Today's discovery is cakewrecks.com

Sometimes professional cake decorators mess up. Badly. This blog has photos of the disasters, but also some spectacular cakes and, my favorite kind, the photo of what the customer wanted compared with a photo of what they got.
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