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My name is Dave Herndon, ever since my homeworld of Gallifrey was time locked I've been just travelling the cosmos, then they invented comic books, and cartoons. Now I run this blog and talk about nerdy things whenever I can. No matter what happens, if you stoke me a clipper, I'll be back in time for breakfast.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Adi Shankar produced Power/Rangers short film gets high marks

I grew up a huge fan of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, apparently so did Hollywood film produced Adi Shankar.
Shankar, along with some of his  friends--notably James VanDerBeek and Katee Sackhoff-- produced an amazing "bootleg" version of the show that dropped on Youtube today.
For Shankar, the "bootleg," which is more a fan film than a bootleg, is just the latest in a line of short films he produces for fun.
For those of us worried about what the upcoming MMPR reboot movie could be, we can only hope that Shankar is somehow involved. While it's extremely unlikely for the movie to go nearly as dark or gritty as this, a fanboy can dream.

Check out the movie below.

Monday, February 23, 2015

How well do you know #Batman's Rogue Gallery? Take this Quiz to find out

Playing over at Funtrivia, I came across this awesome quiz on Batman's Rogues Gallery. Check it out HERE.

Play Quiz: The Dark Knight's Rogue Gallery now!

Voice cast announced for Guardians of the Galaxy animated series



Will Friedle (“Boy Meets World,” “Kim Possible”) will voice PETER QUILL AS STAR-LORD, the brash adventurer who, to save the universe from its greatest threats, joins forces with a quartet of disparate misfits. Trevor Devall (“Johnny Test”) will voice fan-favorite ROCKET RACOON, Kevin Michael Richardson (“The 7D,” “The Cleveland Show”) plays tree-like humanoid, GROOT, Vanessa Marshall (“The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy,” “Star Wars Rebels”) voices the enigmatic, expert fighter GAMORA and David Sobolov (“Robocop: Alpha Commando,” “Transformers Prime”) plays the rough-edged warrior DRAX THE DESTROYER. Rounding out the cast is James Arnold Taylor (“Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.,” “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”), who will voice COSMO and YONDU.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Funtrivia.com is a blast

For any of my trivia liking friends, check out FunTrivia at the link below.
There are enough features there to keep you busy for weeks.


Play Trivia and Quizzes at FunTrivia.com

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

'Nerd Prom' is two weeks away

Prepare yourself for the romantic yet nerdy event of 2015: The Nerd Prom!
Brought to you by the people who produce the Grand Rapids Comic-Con, the Nerd Prom is an all-ages dance, the one that you wish you would have in high school! Dance the night away in a gaming-themed setting and decor, a professional DJ, posed photo opportunities, and a lot more!
The Nerd Prom starts at 7 pm and runs until midnight and will be held at the HSB Building, 5625 Burlingame Ave. SW in Wyoming, Michigan.


There will be a dinner hosted before the Nerd Prom at 5 pm. Prepared by well-known local chef Tommy FitzGerald and assisted by his crew at Kitchen Sage, the menu will be the following:

Starters
Strawberry Salad Tastes Like Strawberries 
Apple, Candied Walnut, Bleu as Salad
Classic Caesar
Pacman Pita Hummus Maze
Geeky Chef's Choice!
Entrée
 Chicken Parmesan
Cavatappi Pasta and Red Sauce
Veggie Medley 
Sweets
 Everything Brownies and Fresh Berries!

Monday, January 26, 2015

‘Nain Rouge’ creators to sign at Green Brain Comics


Green Brain Comics is hosting Josef Bastian and Carl Winan, creators of the Nain Rouge Graphic Novel, just in time to help Detroit celebrate the removal of the spirit from the city.
Bastian and Winan will be at the East Dearborn store, 13936 Michigan Avenue, Sat. from Noon to 2 p.m. The store has recently moved into the old Hewlett’s Music building.
Bastian is the writer of the series of books and the comic adaptation, while Winan is the graphic designer for the graphic novel.
The Nain Rouge Graphic Novel, was richly illustrated by renowned comic book artist, Patrick McEvoy, was written long before Detroit’s current economic woes.
It is based in a financially challenged Detroit and centers around the 300-hundred year old legend of a red dwarf who appears as a harbinger of doom, often before negative events. Two teen friends learn of his curse and seek to drive him from the city with the power of positive thought and action.
Originally a series of novels the Nain Rouge is now a successfully "Kickstarted" graphic novel, and soon a feature film.
“We are so excited to share this wonderful story with the world in so many different ways,” Bastian said. “Now people can experience the Nain Rouge by reading the books, and seeing him in Patrick McEvoy’s fantastic artwork.”



For more information, go to www.greenbrain.biz, call 313-582-9444 or check out the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/718447701596359/

What is Fowling? Fun that’s what

I’ve always been one to try interesting and new sports, or at least to watch them.
You could say it’s the thrill of competition, or the thirst of knowledge to learn about something new, I’m not really sure.
One thing is for sure though, Fowling is a heck of a lot of fun. So much fun that I implore everyone to give it a try.
What is Fowling you ask? Well it’s not that hard to explain actually. It’s football, it’s bowling, it’s a lot of fun all rolled into one.
Saturday night myself and three friends decided to try our hands at Fowling, which for the uninitiated, it rhymes with bowling.
We all went in with little knowledge of what to expect, in fact at least one in the group thought we’d be using feathers.
We arrived, paid our nominal fee, and got set to fowl.
We grabbed a ball, which turned out to be in less than good condition, and set out to the only open lane in the place.
I grabbed the tattered and torn pigskin and let it fly. The ball landed smack in the middle of the lane and knocked over six pins.
It was love at first fowl.
From there on, it took about 15 minutes to run through the game, as it got tougher to hit the pins standing alone after clearing out some of the other pins.
In the end, I took the first game, and the second playing myself against two others. That’s when our fourth arrived. She joined my team, and we managed a tie in the that game.
The tie was only a technicality though, the other team had their last three pins knocked over by an errant football from another lane, and on the final throw I managed to snag our last pin to salvage the tie.
That’s when we took a break to catch our breath.
While sitting at some of tables and enjoying a drink, Chris Hutt, the game’s founder, came over and introduced himself to else. He spoke with us for a few minutes, during which time we discovered that at the bottom of each bottom-filled plastic cup was a Fowling magnet to be taken home as a souvenir.
After that it was game time again. We switched up the teams (after all, I had to let others have a chance to be on my team and win), and my new teammate and I won a pair of games before most of us have sore arms and decided it was time to go.
The genius of the game is in it’s simplicity. There are few rules, and no scorekeeping. Just be the first team to knock down all of the other team’s pins.
The setup is simple, two sets of pins are set up on a platform 42 inches wide and 8 feet long. The platform is made out of 2x4s and plywood. Pins are arranged just like in a bowling alley, and each platform is 48 feet apart.
Men have to throw from behind the board, and ladies can throw up to the front of board.
Pins are removed after they are knocked down. The only other rule is throwing a “Bonk,” which is knocking down the other team’s five pin without touching any of the other pins.
That happened once while we were there. When that happens, the player that threw the “Bonk” gets to blow a freighter horn that is loud enough to drown out any other noise in the building.
Anyone that wants to find out more about Fowling can visit, WhatIsFowling.com, or contact the Fowling Warehouse at 1-313-264-1288. The Warehouse is located at 3901 Christopher Street in Hamtramck.