There was no Friday Five last week. I make no apologies. I was on vacation and it was my birthday. Vacation included blogging. For the most part. OK, I’m a horrible liar. I’m so sorry. Please forgive me? 🙂
Lots of fun goodies to be had this week as usual! I love my Twitter feed. They find the best stuff!
1. Make it Sir!
Last week, Captain Jean-Luc Picard became Sir Patrick Stewart after being knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. Some enterprising individual with some mad Photoshop skillz went to work on the official picture of the knighting, replacing the sword with a Klingon bat’leth. Awesome. By the way, while on vacation, I finally got around to seeing the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet, starring David Tennant as Hamlet and Sir Patrick Stewart as King Claudius. While we all know we haven’t experienced Shakespeare until we’ve read him in the original Klingon, this version of Hamlet starring the Doctor and Professor X was a three and a half hour geek-gasm!
Source: Sci Fi Wire
2. Get over here!
This week, a mysterious Mortal Kombat short film swept through the Interwebs, making us all drool about the possibility of a new movie. No one was sure what it was supposed to be for, but it was later revealed by Jeri Ryan, who plays Sonya Blade in the clip, that the “trailer” was made to sell the director’s vision of a re-imagined Mortal Kombat movie to the WB. Here’s hoping WB liked it as much as we did!
Source: Geek Week Online
3. Font Conference
My friends and colleagues in the journalism/publishing industry sometimes get crazy obsessive over fonts. Which is why we all got excited when we saw the video of the Font Conference earlier this week. Comic Sans to the rescue!
Source: College Humor
4. Circus-school proposal
Dancers, choreography, cue cards, acrobatics and a unicycle… all to ask a girl to marry him. This guy has balls to put on such a performance just to ask a girl to marry him. And she has balls to say yes after witnessing the show. Awww!
Source: Huffington Post
The World Cup is on and everyone seems to be nuts over soccer, including the folks at adidas, who put together a clever Star Wars-themed FIFA World Cup viewing party at a little cantina on Tattooine. I love how, even 33 years later, Star Wars is still such a cultural phenomenon that it’s still showing up in the mainstream media. Although Snoop Dogg wielding a lightsaber is a little out there…
Source: adidasoriginals on YouTube
That’s all I’ve got for this week. Have a great weekend! Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a little Doctor Who/Star Trek TNG crossover to dream about… which I’m sure exists in fanfic somewhere.