Humpday Links for December 21

If I were pandering to the season, I’d try to do a holiday-themed list today.  The Twelve Links of Christmas, or some such.  Well, I’m not that kind of guy and I figure you might need a little break from the incessant holiday crush, so this is just my usual amazing links from around the internet.  Enjoy!

– We’ll start with something near and dear to my heart, The Hobbit trailer. I can’t believe I have to wait another year!

– Courtesy of The Mary Sue, here are 12 Christmas Trees made from Books.  Hey, I didn’t say there would be no holiday stuff, and these are pretty cool…

– This may just be the best thing ever: a Community/MacGyver mashup.

– Here is a list of the Nine Greatest Nerd Fears Today.  I’m not certain which ones scares me the most…okay, definitely number one.

– This bit of speculation about Netflix making new Firefly possible is made more interesting by the fact that Nathan Fillion posted a link to it on Twitter…

– Here are the 30 steps necessary to master anything. It really is this simple…

It appears Comic Sans has a new defender.

– So Jeff Grubb had a few interesting things to say about the Wizards of the Coast layoffs.

– In case you are a Star Trek geek that wants it to sound like you are on a starship all the time, I give you the ambient ship noise from ST:TNG and ST:TOS.  You’re welcome.

– Speaking of Star Trek, warp speed to Christmas!

– There are some truths which are held to be self-evident.  This is one of them.

– China tried to build a faux-Disney theme park, and it just didn’t work out.  I don’t know about you, but I want to go to there!

– George Takei is starring in a new Broadway musical, and all I can say is I hope he tours with it.  Or I can see a trip to New York in my future.

– Later turning out to be a joke, this #BlameTwitter info-graphic is a bit chilling, since I could see the GOP adopting it as official policy…

– I know I posted this before, but with the holidays upon us it is worth a second look: How to Make Chocolate Dice.

An Autobot Transformer Ukulele.

– Back to The Mary Sue (man I love that site!) we discover that Google is working on a rival for Siri.  Maybe this one will marry you!

– And finally, I give you Doctor Who “Yo Mama” jokes. You’re welcome!

That’s all for today!  Tune in tomorrow when I’ll have more gift giving suggestions.  And yes, @erinefraser, there will be comic suggestions on the list…

Humpday Links for October 26

Welcome to the last humpday link of October!  I hope everyone has fun spooky plans for Nerd Christmas!  I will be dressing up as a beloved family character from DC Vertigo, joining a few of my friends dressed as my brothers/sisters.  But to get us through the day and closer to the Sea of Parties this weekend, enjoy these links with my compliments…

– Somewhere along the way I lost mine, but you can now enjoy The Official Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Colouring Book online.  Print off the pages and get your crayons!

– courtesy of @bingofuel (who you should be following on the Twitters), a baby deals with wasabi like a boss!

The latest expansion for Settlers of Catan will eerily mirror  current societal concerns.

– The next time you’re sitting in a waiting room bored out of your mind, grab a pen and leave a little surprise for the next person…

– This one is for my pal @nitabing: Legend of Zelda Hylian Shield

– Who wouldn’t want George Takei talking from their pants?

– Arguably the best part of the Police Academy movies, Michael Winslow gives us a little Zeppelin

– Out Of The Box Publishing has a shiny new site, and you need to check it out!

– If Disney got a hold of Sin City, it might look a lot like this.  I’d…I’d still watch it…Don’t judge me!

– I’m not saying you can’t be a geek if you haven’t read these books, but Wired is.  I’m just agreeing with them.

– Offered without comment: coffee wine.

Hammers of War is a snazzy little Warhammer 40K documentary shot down in Calgary.

– Local steampunk scholar Mike Perschon was interviewed by Judith Graves.  If you want more of The Steam Scholar, check out his panels at Pure Spec this year.

– Here are the five finalists in the Battle of the Geek Bands.  No surprise, Kirby Krackle is one of them.

– Finally, courtesy of @redlianak, comes the Globe & Mail telling us that candy isn’t all bad…

That should hold you.  Now get out there and get your Halloween costume!