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 September 28

Oh, the links I have for you today!  Yes, much linkage, a veritable cornucopia of linking pleasure…yeah, I got nothing. To the links!

– As a DM, when a player behaves badly it is always nice to get an apology.  And it sounds like this guy had a lot to apologize for

– Want some cute fun?  All you have to do to start is draw a stickman.

– Some guy went a little overboard when he sent some stuff to be signed by Simon Pegg.  This was Simon Pegg’s reply.

– Okay, Christmas is coming and I would take any of these.  But if you get me the Silmarillion one, me love you long time…

– Want a hardcore nerd ring-tone? Ditch the movie/anime themes, and grab one of these NASA soundbites instead.

– So you picked up one of those life-size plastic skeletons for Halloween, but now you want to jazz it up? Let this guy show you how to make a convincing corpse.

– Staying with Halloween, here is a cheap and easy way to make a Stormtrooper/sci-fi helmet, using just a milk jug.

– It’s no secret I love Doctor Who.  So does this guy, and he gives some pretty good reasons why

– For the hardcore role-player: can you truly become your character, if you don’t smell like your character?

Apparently Google is working on Google Drive again. For reals.

– Animaniacs was not only fun, but educational.  Remember this?

– I love sushi, so there is no question at all that I want to go to here!

– This one comes steaming hot from the “Are You $#@%ing Kidding Me!?” file: a musical chairs reality show.

– I’m giving you fair warning: when Star Trek: Infinite Space releases, the blog may experience…a lapse.  Of indeterminate duration.

Okay, that should hold you for now.  Back to the nerdery bright and early tomorrow!

Humpday Links for July 20th

Welcome to a new permanent feature for my blog, the Humpday Links.  Everyone can use a distraction midway through the week to help them make it to the weekend.  So every Wednesday I’ll provide a cavalcade of links for your viewing pleasure.  And if you want to share some links in the comments, please do!

In the mean time, on with the links!

– This is an important thing for geeks everywhere to remember: Words Hurt.

– Even though Disney dropped “of Mars” from the title for their own inscrutable reasons, John Carter looks pretty darn good!

– Google+ is still in its infancy, but there is already an in-crowd for gamers.  Here are the 20 Gamers to Follow on Google+.

– With 19 days to go in the Kickstarter, Womanthology has already blown away its goal.  Still plenty of time to show your support, and they have something special planned if they make it to $100,000.

– Do you have problems staying on top of your email?  Then maybe you should read and sign the Email Charter.

– This one is for the Doctor Who fans that love Shakespeare: David Tennant and Catherine Tate sing Sigh No More from Much Ado About Nothing.

– This is a great article discussing the limitations of women in Fantasy.  I highly recommend it.

– Apparently Stormtroopers compensate for being the worst shots in the Star Wars universe, by doing super awesome charity work.  This Stormtrooper is walking across Australia in his armour.

– Are you heading to San Diego Comic Con this weekend?  Looking for love while you’re there?  Why not play some bingo while you look?

– The web-comic Loaded Dice is back, for all your RPG comic nerdery needs.