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The creators of the hilarious Star Trek spoof short, "Star Drunk," are back with a new series of five shorts for your viewing enjoyment. Like "Star Drunk," all of these films were written and acted by drunk people. I'll be posting one of these films a day over the next five days for you to watch and enjoy. They really do bring on the laughs. 

The Drunk Series is an experiment in writing screenplays while drunk with several writers from the Portland area. We promised each other that whatever we wrote, we would produce them as short films. We ended up with six creations and asked our brave and talented cast to be sloppy, near-blackout drunk on the days and nights of filming. 

The first short in the series that I'm sharing is called "Super Drunk." It's a superhero genre parody and it comes with this brief story summary:  "Super heroes and super villains collide in order to save or destroy the planet. Except everybody's drunk."

A lot of people seemed to enjoy "Star Drunk," which was released a couple of years ago, so if you liked that, you'll definitely enjoy these new parody shorts. I also included a making-of video, which is also pretty funny and worth watching. To watch "Star Drunk," click here.

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<![CDATA[An Emergency Roll of Duct Tape Is the Only Keychain Tool You Really Need]]>

There’s an entire industry dedicated to squeezing as many tiny tools as possible onto the keyring you carry every day. But the usefulness of miniature scissors or a petite pair of pliers can’t compare to the sheer number of repairs you can make with 18-inches of duct tape in your pocket.

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<![CDATA[Put Doritos in a Pepper Grinder for the Ultimate Salty Snack Topping]]>

I’m always saving empty spice and salt grinders for a vague “future use.” Well, I finally know what that use is: I’m going to fill them with Doritos and grind delicious Dorito essence all over my food.

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<![CDATA[Fantastic 2015 Movie Tribute Video by Sleepy Skunk]]>

Sleepy Skunk is back with another end of the year tribute video. This covers all of the films that were released over the course of the past year. The video is titled “2015 Movie Trailer Mashup,” and it turned out great. The video was sent into us by the creator, and in the e-mail he sent he said:

“Another year, another end-of-year mashup… I put an absolutely insane amount of effort and heart into this video.”

You can definitely tell his efforts paid off because the video turned out pretty awesome. It’s fun seeing how different video editors bring all of these films together to remind movie fans of all the great and terrible films that we’ve seen over the last year. For the complete list of films included in the video in order of appearance, click here.

To check out Sleepy Skunk’s past three movie trailer mashups, click on the following links: 2012, 2013, and 2014

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<![CDATA[$90 wool blend blazers, $60 suede boots, & More – The Thurs. Sales Handful]]> Sales that deserve some attention heading into the weekend, or sometimes, a bit earlier. Might not be some massive once a year event, but still worth a look. Those are what make up these handfuls. Expect these things when necessary. Five of the better sales, one for each finger, are below, plus bonus sales if need be. Included are a few picks worth pointing out.

 

H&M: New Arrivals + 40% off One Item w/ 3229

H&M: New Arrivals + 40% off One Item w/ 3229 | The Thursday Handful on Dappered.com

Should have a review of those suede chelsea boots up on the site next week (barring any shipping/delivery issues). A quick warning on that velvet jacket: it’s probably lined in polyester. Poly lining + velvet shell = sauna town. If you’re prone to overheat, might want to skip that one. Meanwhile, H&M brick and mortar stores around the holidays can be absolute hell. The crowds, the fitting rooms are like a cattle yard, and the stores are often staffed by people who are outrageously young. That’s not pomade in his hair, THAT’S PLACENTA! So the free shipping at $50 code 3247, which stacks, will absolutely be used.

 

J. Crew Factory: Extra 40% off Clearance w/ EXTRA40

J. Crew Factory: Extra 40% off Clearance w/ EXTRA40 | The Thursday Handful on Dappered.com

Hat tip to Brandon C. for the heads up on Facebook that the Thompson Glen Plaid sportcoat has already made it to Clearance. Seems early, doesn’t it? Just featured in yesterday’s style scenario too, so, there’s one way to wear it.

 

Bonobos: 30% off sale styles w/ HOLIDAY30

Bonobos: 30% off sale styles w/ HOLIDAY30 | The Thursday Handful on Dappered.com

Not site-wide like their Cyber Monday sale (which is usually the best of the year for them), but still. 30% off is helpful, and they’ve added more than a few new, fall/winter ready items to their sale section. Almost seventy bucks for cords is asking a lot, but they are made in the USA, come in a bunch of not-so-usual colors (as well as some expected shades), and they’re super comfortable. The French fabric is very flexible and soft. Easy to move in. Plus you get the famous Bonobos fit and the Ninja customer service.

 

Jomashop: Tissot Flash Sale

Jomashop: Tissot Flash Sale | The Thursday Handful on Dappered.com

The Pick: Tissot Visodate Automatic – $393.46

Pretty sure these usually hover around the low to mid $400s on Amazon, so sub $400 isn’t half bad. The Visodate is simple, has that retro Tissot logo, and measures in at 40mm. So pretty easy to wear for most wrist sizes. Dressed up without being stuffy. Can be worn with plenty of different outfits.

 

B.R.: Up to 30% off, 40% off, and 50% off Select Items Sale

B.R.: Up to 30% off, 40% off, and 50% off Select Items Sale | The Thursday Handful on Dappered.com

The Pick: Extra Fine Merino Waffle Scarf – $19.50 ($59.50)

Sometimes I don’t get Banana Republic sales. They’ve got specific sections for “up to” 30% off, 40% off, and 50% off… and their waffle scarves are sitting in the up to 50% off section. But it’s closer to 70% off. These would be one of those times I don’t get Banana Republic sales. They’re also doing an extra 40% off sale items w/ BRSALE. That puts their single monks in black or burgundy back down to $90.59. Not as low as they’ve gone for, but a good deal all the same. Review here.

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<![CDATA[Adam Hughes’ Homage To Alphonse Mucha]]> Some of our favorite comic artists do work we’ll never see. Private commissions happen all the time and some of the most gorgeous art ends up only being seen by a handful of people… unless the artist is nice enough to post the piece to their social media… or in this case, their wife does.

Allison Sohn is the wife of Adam Hughes (and an artist in her own right) and yesterday she posted this image on facebook showing off a gorgeous 4-part commission that Hughes had recently done.

I’m a huge fan of my own husband’s work- that goes without saying. But sometimes he does something that really stands out for me. This was a set of four commissioned pieces, requested to look like Alphonse Mucha’s The Four Seasons. Done in color Copic Marker with colored pencils and a little paint and ink.

Below Hughes’ commission I’ve posted Mucha’s Seasons, showing that the new pieces are a fitting homage within the theme.

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Adam Hughes’ Homage To Alphonse Mucha

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<![CDATA[The new 'Need for Speed' looks like a movie shot on film]]> The new, simply titled Need for Speed (out this week on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) is as close as you're going to get to an art-house, video game version of The Fast and the Furious. The series has had players recreating cop chases from movies sin... ]]> http://www.engadget.com/2015/11/04/need-for-speed-looks-like-a-movie-shot-on-film/ 619854@leegovatos.com/fever Wed, 04 Nov 2015 14:30:00 GMT <![CDATA[Kotaku Japan’s Macho Restaurant Serves Up Real Beefcakes | Jalopnik What If The Best Cars To Drive H]]> Kotaku Japan’s Macho Restaurant Serves Up Real Beefcakes | Jalopnik What If The Best Cars To Drive Have Already Been Made? | Gizmodo Are Twitter’s New Hearts Clickier Than Stars? | Deadspin This Sharks Arena Hype Video From 1993 Is The Most ‘90s Thing Imaginable

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<![CDATA[Hot Girl Shows Off Crazy Talents On Mechanical Bull]]>
Let's take a look at his hot girl doing crazy things on a mechanical bull:


One tough act to follow.

This isn't as sexy: Poor Guy Craps His Pants On Mechanical Bull

 

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<![CDATA[These Poignant Photos Will Change The Way You See The Homeless]]> These Poignant Photos Will Change The Way You See The Homeless

It all started when self-taught photographer Lee Jeffries tried to take a photo of a homeless woman without atually having to interact with her. Using a long zoom lens, he attempted to capture her huddled form from across the street.

When she noticed what Jeffries was doing, she began to complain. And rather than running away, Jeffries crossed the street and began a conversation. He soon realized that photographing people on the street wasn't just about the photo. Instead, he learned to first respect his subjects and listen to their stories. The process of taking portraits should be a complicit and spiritual one.


"I go to an area, Overtown in Miami for example, and immerse myself in the community," Jeffries explains of his process. -"I walk the streets, eat and sleep there for weeks at a time. I become part of that community. It’s because of that I’m able to develop deep connections."_

"I never ask for a photograph without spending time with them. I’m not there to take photographs. I’m getting something far more personal from the interaction if I’m honest."

"My own loneliness is somehow [desensitized] by theirs. It’s hard to explain and probably even harder to comprehend…but it keeps me going out there. Once those connections are made, the moments I capture with the camera become spontaneous."

Jeffries also uses his portraits to draw attention to different ways people can help the homeless. He provides links on his Facebook page to organizations such as the Salvation Army for viewers to donate to.






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<![CDATA[The Harlem Globetrotters And Stomp! Break It Down On The Court In The Coolest Way]]> The Harlem Globetrotters And Stomp! Break It Down On The Court In The Coolest Way

To celebrate the legendary Harlem Globetrotter's 90th birthday, eight members of the international percussionist group STOMP! face off with the guys for a session of catchy rhythms on the court. Between snazzy dunks and flashy fakes, the group performs a routine that's both incredible to watch and a treat to listen to.

The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team dedicated to putting on a good show. Like Stomp!, these showmen are all about combining athleticism and theater. But not only do the Globetrotters put on an incredible show, they'll also have you laughing up a storm.

These guys are famous for being masters of slapstick comedy.

Originally founded back in the 1920s somewhere on the south side of Chicago, the group has now grown to have at least three touring teams and has played over 20,000 exhibition games in 120 countries. If you get the chance to watch them live, we highly suggest you take the opportunity. There's a reason these guys have become icons in American history!

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The Harlem Globetrotters And Stomp! Break It Down On The Court In The Coolest Way
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<![CDATA[tastefullyoffensive: Video: May the Fluff Be With You That’s...]]>





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Video: May the Fluff Be With You

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<![CDATA[The New Home of the Most Exotic Bomber Ever Built Is Aerospace Heaven]]>

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is the world’s largest military aviation museum—and it’s also home to the world’s only remaining North American XB-70 Valkyrie, which was moved to a new hangar a few days ago.

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<![CDATA[Non-Lethal Salt Firing Self Defense Gun]]>

Protect your home and family without the possibility of ending someone's life by using the non-lethal salt firing self defense gun. Instead of traditional ammo, it fires bullet-sized capsules designed to release a toxin that immediately incapacitates your target.

Check it out

$299.99

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<![CDATA[How to Stop Swearing so Damn Much]]>

Swearing can be fun, or help us vent our anger, pain, or frustration. But it’s not always appropriate, and if your swearing is a bit of a bad habit, it’s not too hard to stop.

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<![CDATA[Edward Snowden’s favored encrypted chat app, Signal, is now available for Android.]]> Edward Snowden’s favored encrypted chat app, Signal, is now available for Android. Take that, NSA.

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<![CDATA[Hollywood Frame by Frame: The Unseen Silver Screen in Contact...]]>













Hollywood Frame by Frame: The Unseen Silver Screen in Contact Sheets

Hollywood Frame by Frame: The Unseen Silver Screen in Contact Sheets
by Karina Longworth
Ilex Press
2014, 208 pages, 9.1 x 11 x 0.9 inches
$23 Buy a copy on Amazon

Karina Longworth’s “Hollywood Frame by Frame” is both a history of Hollywood and film-making 101. Comprised of contact sheets (strips of film negatives reproduced as a single print) taken from the sets of famous films, the book gives readers hints of the stories, emotions, and drama that never made it onto the screen.

Arranged by film, each contact sheet shows literal glimpses behind the scenes of Hollywood’s most famous narratives. The photos are sometimes posed, sometimes taken mid-scene, and sometimes nakedly candid. We see actors from The Magnificent Seven holding a card game (probably staged) and Audrey Hepburn re-creating a famous moment from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. We see Robert De Niro talking into the mirror, improvising one of the most memorable speeches from movie history. Alongside these collections are brief stories that give context to the photos. It is in the contextual details that the images of Diane Keaton on the set of Annie Hall become iconic, and those of Brandon Lee on the set of The Crow become tragic.

But, as the introduction states, “the act of still photography on the sets of motion pictures has evolved enormously over the years.” Each collection of film contact sheets is grouped into three broad chapters that reflect said evolution: The Golden Age of the Contact Sheet, 1951 - 1966, An Industry in Transition, 1967 - 1980, and The Last Days of Celluloid, 1981 - 1997, followed by the Coda: Contact Sheets in the Digital Era.

These collections allow the student (or pop culture enthusiast) to study how different scenes were arranged; often sheets are marked with yellow or red pen to indicate which pictures would be used for publicity or marketing or both. The photos show us actors and directors choosing expressions and clothing and positions for the film. The photos show us the details of the process of moving making.

The book itself is remarkably clear, given the age and wear of the negatives. Each film is given a two-page spread, sometimes more for the truly iconic. The films chosen for the book span the full range of genre and tone and no film is given anything less than reverent treatment. Hollywood Frame by Frame is a treasure trove of Hollywood history for both the film buff and the would-be film maker. – Joel Neff

November 3, 2015

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<![CDATA[Itunes terms and conditions as a graphic novel in many cartoonists' styles]]> 056c026d-1c66-4d42-9fae-a8e96df290c5-1020x821

Artist Robert Sikoryak is creating a full-length graphic novel based on the terms and conditions for Apple's Itunes, a novella-length document of eye-watering legalese that you "agree" to without ever reading. (more…)

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<![CDATA[Gorgeous book of paper airplanes collected by anthropologist Harry Smith]]> 056c026d-1c66-4d42-9fae-a8e96df290c5-1020x820

h Brian writes, "Avant-garde film maker and producer of the highly influential Anthology of American Folk Music series Harry Smith was also an avid collector of folk art. This book compiles some 251 paper airplanes Smith collected from off the streets of New York City, along with the date and location at which they were recovered. It's a really beautiful collection." (more…)

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<![CDATA[Watch: 10 STAR WARS Movie Scenes You've Never Seen]]>

The creativity of George Lucas's Star Wars inspired a level of fanaticism that redefined what being a fan truly meant. Not only were people captivated by the world building, the special effects, and the storytelling, but it also galvanized multiple generations of would-be filmmakers to follow their dreams and become directors, cinematographers, FX artists, actors, and writers. I imagine a decent chunk of the GeekTyrant readership would classify themselves as massive Star Wars fans, and the rest would at least acknowledge a passing appreciation for the films. But only the most diehard fans probably know about all ten of these scenes from the franchise that ended up on the cutting room floor.

ScreenRant is back with a new video, and as someone who likes the movies but never devoted my childhood to playing with every toy or writing my own fan fiction, this was all new information to me. Maybe some of these will be new for you, too. Sound off in the comments and let us know how many of these moments you already knew about.

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<![CDATA[Brine Shrimp Before Cooking to Keep  Them Firm and Juicy]]>

A quick brine before you cook shrimp can make sure they’re plump and juicy, no matter how you plan to cook them. You only need to let the shrimp sit in the brine for as little as fifteen minutes and you’ll lock in moisture, add a little flavor, and preserve a firm texture.

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<![CDATA[The Uncertain Fate of the Fastest Ocean Liner Ever Built]]>

The SS United States is the world’s fastest passenger ship, and the biggest ever built in the U.S. Despite last-minute donations and plans to transform it into startup offices and awesome restaurants, advocates are still fighting to save it from the scrapyard.

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<![CDATA[Plex comes to the new Apple TV for free]]> The Plex team just delivered the first version of its media streaming app for the new Apple TV. Now that there's an app store, Plex's media player is accessible without any jailbreaking or even AirPlay sidestepping necessary and better yet, it's fr... ]]> http://www.engadget.com/2015/11/02/plex-apple-tv/ 618421@leegovatos.com/fever Mon, 02 Nov 2015 23:28:00 GMT <![CDATA[Paramount Looks To Make The Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare]]> warfareDeadline reports Paramount is looking to buy the rights to the recently published The Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare: How Churchill’s Secret Warriors Set Europe Ablaze And Gave Birth To Modern Black Ops by Damien Lewis. Jerry Bruckheimer is attached as a producer.

The book focuses on the Special Operations Executive, a group of British soldiers who formed the first black ops team. They were tasked by Prime Minister Winston Churchill to “set Europe Ablaze” when the normal rules of warfare seemed to be favoring the Germans. According to the report, “They won important victories against the Nazis, breaking all the accepted rules of warfare in the process and using deception and even the bow an arrow to dispatch the enemy.”

A quick scan of a description of an earlier part of the book sounds like a ready-made film plot with a “wild British eccentric of high birth,” and “an aristocratic, handsome, and bloodthirsty young Danish warrior” on amphetamines. The two lead a rag-tag group to seize a Nazi controlled port in West Africa.

With stories like these to mine, the project is viewed with franchise potential.

Paramount Looks To Make The Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare

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<![CDATA[These Delightfully Minimal Illustrations Are Also Delightfully Affordable]]>

There’s nothing like a bit of minimalism to bring order to interior decoration. If you’re looking for a little low key wall candy, look no further than illustrator Sekonik. His simple line drawings of cities, gadgets, and other geek treats are just splendid.

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<![CDATA["Discipline Starts Every Day When the First Alarm Clock Goes Off"]]>

Developing discipline is all about doing the little things right. Small wins can set the tone of your day, including the very first moment when your alarm clock goes off.

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<![CDATA[Sometimes a Feel-Good Documentary About Young Coders Is Just What You Need]]>

There’s a lot of uncertainty about the future of women and minorities in the tech industry, but I think there’s one thing we can all agree on. This documentary about young women competing to win a Google prize for their apps is pretty damn uplifting.

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<![CDATA[My goal for today is to achieve this level of serenity.]]>

My goal for today is to achieve this level of serenity.

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<![CDATA[Charlton Comics, The Movie That You Can Make Happen]]>

Jackie writes,

Maybe you’ve heard of Charlton Comics, but probably not. We are lifelong nerds, they existed right in our backyard, and we never heard of them until a year ago. Charlton offers up an extraordinary piece of pop culture history, but sadly it has nearly been forgotten.

We can’t let that happen. Charlton was an expansive publishing factory located in Derby, CT, and for decades was a rival to Marvel and DC during its run from 1946 -1986. More importantly, if you’re any kind of geek you’ll immediately recognize names like Denny O’Neil (Batman), Steve Ditko (Spider-Man) and Bob Layton (Iron Man) that were all under Charlton’s employ.

The Producers Press

Crazier still, Charlton is chock full of trivia – did you know the founders met and formed the company idea in prison? How about the fact that The Watchmen are based on the Charlton Action Hero line? It’s all true.

Denny Press

The journey of this documentary started a little over a year ago. My producing partner Keith Larsen and I attended a panel not realizing it was about Charlton. We even considered walking out. We were there to hear about comic book legends speak about their careers at Marvel and DC, NOT Charlton! But after a few minutes, we were hooked.

Bob Layton Press

We cornered Paul Kupperberg (Supergirl) to ask if he would be interested in being interviewed for our doc, because the other comic guys said, if Paul wouldn’t do it, neither would they. Paul agreed, then a year later admitted that he thought he would never, ever hear from us again after that day.

Staton Press

We have since self financed a trailer and started an Indiegogo campaign to seek out additional funding for the feature length movie. What a lot of people don’t realize is that there are many more legends that worked at Charlton that we need to talk to. The fundraiser is to help us get to them.

Sinnott Press

But it doesn’t end there. Denny O’Neil gave us anther idea: upon completion of the film, we will donate a percentage of the proceeds to the Hero Initiative, a foundation that helps comic book creators in need.

Neal Press

So now, it’s up to you dear readers. Help keep the memory of Charlton alive. Up and Atom… Captain Atom that is!

Frank

 

Charlton Comics, The Movie That You Can Make Happen

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