Hump Day Links for June 6

Wow, a hump day and it’s cold, raining and thundery.  You might need these links more than ever…

– Frodo had The One Ring; I have this.  My birthday is coming up, that’s all I’m saying…

– In addition to stairs, Daleks were apparently stymied by buses.

– Would you believe Wright, Pegg and Frost are getting together again to make an apocalypse movie? Excellent, your credulence calibration is complete…

– An ode to every gamer’s friend, the Natural 20.

– For Game of Thrones fans: I think they should hand out a copy of that book to so many characters

– If the zombie-proof homes I posted last week didn’t suit you, maybe this evil villain starter home will.  I’d want it for the submarine port alone…

– This is so awesome I don’t even have a clever thing to say:  The Last Unicorn is getting another theatrical release.  And Peter S. Beagle will be at each of the screenings.  @britl, keep your calendar open…

– Ever wonder if freelancing is for you?  Here’s a check-list to see if you’re right.

– For those that spend some time in Photoshop, here is a handy graphic of keyboard short cuts.  You’re welcome.

– Andrew Peregrine would like to dispel some myths about the gaming industry.

– Another one for Game of Thrones fans: look, if 300 of us just chipped in $100 each

– If you like modding Nerf guns (and why wouldn’t you?), here’s a list of the best ones to get you started.

– I’m excited to see Prometheus.  But I’d also watch the paper version

– I’d want to be reeeeeally sure of the navigational software before I’d fully trust a robotic lawnmower.  “Huh, who keeps bumping against the front dooaaAHHHHHHHH-”

– If you follow nothing else on Tumblr, you need to follow Text from my Dog.  Some of the few laugh out loud moments I have on the ‘net.

Okay folks, go splash in some puddles and then run back inside for hot cocoa; repeat as necessary.  Why yes, I do have the rest of my morning planned, why do you ask?

Humpday Links for February 1

A new year, a new month, a new batch of humpday links.  The symmetry surely do boggle the mind, don’t it?

– Right after the Walking Dead premiere, you can watch the new Kevin Smith joint Comic Book Men.  I am excited by it, my buddy Brendon is less so.  Let’s see who’s right!

This is what every Star Trek nerd wants to have in their living room.  Okay, maybe not, but face it: you just aren’t getting that Tasha Yar sponge-bath anytime soon…

– With fears of SOPA/PIPA floating about, here is a pretty reasonable way for Hollywood to combat piracy in a positive way.  Of course, Hollywood and “positive way” don’t have the best track record, so…

– Not for nothing, but the first player to bring me this beauty gets an immediate free level.  Doesn’t even have to be one of my players, I’ll clear it with your GM.

– I’ve read too much Lovecraft not to expect the next headline to read, “Contact Lost with Russian Antarctic Research Station”

– So after 10 years Neil Gaiman finally won his suit against Todd McFarlane.  Some charities are about to become very happy.

– A little something from my “Sweet Mother of God, That is Cool!” file

This link goes out to my buddy Andy, the origami sensei.

– Presented without comment: records and music made from the rings of trees.

– Because I have been remiss in filling my funny cat video quota, I give you this.  I think the epic score is what sets it apart.

– In case you are wondering why your favourite Watchmen fan is swearing/cheering, DC confirms there will be a prequel series of comics featuring the iconic characters.

– This Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal is the reason I’ve installed a spit-guard in front of my computer screen…

– And finally, xkcd demonstrates why I should never be in charge of naming my daughter.

That’s it for today!  As always, if you have a link you want to share just drop it in the comments.  And join me tomorrow as I update my convention schedule…

Update!  Thanks to my pal Brittney, I have to share this video of Kristen Bell’s Sloth Meltdown, because I love Kristen Bell and she is so damn cute in this.  Also, Ellen is hilarious.