Humpday Links for January 30

Another week another Humpday!  I promise, there are real posts that will start appearing soon.  But I’ve been battling illness and free-time entropy in roughly equal measure.

One of the things taking up my time lately is fundraising for the Stollery Hair Massacure; you may remember me mentioning it before.  I did something nerdy in support of that with the help of Teespring.  The phrase occurred to me one day, and I thought it was nerdy enough to be on a shirt.  I figured I’d see if enough nerds agreed with me.  The shirts are $14 plus shipping, with all proceeds going to the Hair Massacure.  Click on the image or this link to order.

And as always, you can just click on the link in the right margin to donate.  I’m just a little over halfway to my goal, so it would be cool to blow past it.

But let’s not delay any further…to the links!

– My friend Ryan brought this awesome little animated short to my attention.  Ladies and Gentlemen, “The Reward“.

– James Ernest answers the question, “Who is Cheapass Games?

– For those that love both Star Trek and Gilbert & Sullivan, I direct you to board Starship Pinafore.  You’re welcome!

– I love hearing about any kind of online Troll getting their comeuppance, and patent Trolls are no exception.

– Under “dedication” in the dictionary, there should be a picture of Joanna Cassidy for filming a deleted scene from Bladerunner…30 years after it wrapped filming.

– I’m sure you’re all very nice, but just in case you wonder why people hate you

A secret door was discovered at Machu Picchu, leading to what they think is a huge treasure room.  You fire up the cargo plane, I’ll get the fedora and whip!

– I don’t usually endorse luring people into basements, but in this case I’ll make an exception.

DragonCon is at the start of an artist boycott because of sexual abuse charges facing its founder, Ed Kramer.  I’m interested in seeing how this plays out, but I have to say I’m proud of artists for taking a stance.

– Some sci-fi heroines aren’t necessarily saints, but we’ve found a few.

– Its goal has already been met, but you still have 7 days to get in on the Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls Kickstarter.  I know I am!

– Sometimes you just don’t want to eff around with weights and machines in your work-out.  Here are 44 body-weight exercises to fill the gap.

– Not unexpectedly, The Hobbit has inspired some musicians.

And that’s it for this week.  Join me next time for more stuff!


Humpday Links for January 23

Yikes, I’ve been away a while.  Been busy with stuff and things, you know how it goes.  Had my first exposure to the local Nerdfighters, and I had such a good time I’m going to see what prolonged exposure does.  And my Hair Massacure fundraising for the Stollery proceeds apace; almost halway to my goal with about three weeks left.  Which is three weeks left for you to donate to an amazing cause, just click on the Hair Massacure icon to the right to donate.

But without further ado, some links to get you through the humpday.  Enjoy!

– I may have linked this before, but it is worthy of a second look: the perfect chair for thinking dark thoughts.  Or for cephalopodiphiles.

– Since I just finished reading the three books that make up this story, this seemed appropriate: John Scalzi talks about the original offer on Old Man’s War.

– So Samuel L. Jackson and Anne Hathaway got together over the holidays, with pretty predictable results.

– Thanks to Aaron Williams, I will not rest until I have a “Doom Chicken 2023” shirt.

– Looking to jazz up your classic boardgames?  These might inspire you.  My personal favourite is a tie between Chocolate Scrabble and Lego Settlers of Catan.

– I came across these folks while looking for more fodder for my ereader: public domain ebooks.

– I don’t console game a lot, but I would probably do more if this was my gaming desk.  Houston, we have awesome!

Your Subway foot-long in not actually a foot long.  But unless you’re a complete idiot you already knew that.

Okay, on with your day.  Thursday and the slide into the weekend will be here soon enough!

Humpday Links for January 2

One thing that won’t be going away in 2013 is Humpday Links, because, a) I’m always finding cool/disturbing/cool stuff on the internets I want to share, and b) I’m lazy.  So love ’em or hate ’em, here are your first Humpday Links of the year!

– I need a pair of these (keep it clean, you!) to light up my gaming room.

– Contrary to the stereotypes this video asks the important question, can D&D make you more confident and successful.  I think yes, but you decide.

– Apparently Sony and Universal reaaaally wanted to up their view counts on YouTube, and YouTube had to take away 2 billion fake ones.  Want view counts?  Here’s an idea: post things people want to see.

– Ocean Liner crashed on your beach?  Here’s some ideas on what to do with it.

– For my fellow Whovians: Once again, somebody made something that has me shouting, “Shut up and take my money!” I give you, a model TARDIS that is bigger on the inside.

– Also for the Whovians: If you were smacking a Dalek pinata, what else would you use as a blindfold?  Also, I don’t want to brag (okay, just a little), but I’m the proud owner of that scarf

– It is once again time for Paizo’s RPG Superstar.  This time, the first round is voted on by the public.  See how it’s going and cast your vote!

– Jenny Breedin over at The Devil’s Panties pretty much sums up my attitude to New Year’s Eve.  No I just need the footy pajamas…

– Get ready Tolkien fans, we’re gonna bust this joint up!

– For my Shadowrun gaming chummers, 2013 is officially The Year of Shadowrun!

xkcd demonstrates why I never really make New Year’s resolutions.

– For any of my readers with babies, or who know people that have freshly spawned, Seams Geeky has you covered in the nerdy environmentally-friendly diaper department.

– And finally, ever had a great idea for a nerdy shirt you know would sell? Can’t be arsed to produce it yourself? Teespring has you covered.

That’s it, that’s all!  As usual, feel free to share a link in the comments.  Until next time, happy internetting!

Happy New Year!

Obviously the Mayans were wrong, so welcome to 2013!  I want to thank anyone who has subscribed and put up with this blog for the past year.  You guys have been great, and your feedback has helped me be a better blogger.

I hope you like the direction things take in the coming year.  If you do, hey, tell your friends.  If you don’t, hey, tell me.

Here’s to a great New Year for all of us!  Cheers!