Don't Say Urkel Was The First Black Nerd

The geeky proclivities of folks like Aisha Tyler, Donald Glover and W. Kamau Bell have sparked conversations about the idea of what it means to be black and nerdy these days. How far back does this phenomenon go? Well, if you think Urkel’s the first black nerd, then you should probably watch comedian Baron Vaughn drop … » 8/06/13 5:00pm 8/06/13 5:00pm

You Might Pee Yourself Laughing at This ‘Urine-Soaked Comic-Con’ Story

Some hard truths about the state of men's restrooms get revealed in this clip from actor/comedian Kumail Nanjiani's appearance on Conan last night. The funnyman—who discusses video games and other geeky stuff on The Indoor Kids podcast—talks about what happens when one of the most sacred dudes' lavatory rules—about… » 7/24/13 9:40am 7/24/13 9:40am

If You Can't See Man of Steel Tonight, Here's the Budget Version

For comic-book movies, the bigger the budget, the bigger the expectations, the bigger the letdown. Table 8 Productions, makers of "Iron Man 3 on a Budget," and "The Avengers on a Budget," know the key to exceeding expectations is to kill all hope of them in the womb. Thus this trailer for "Man of Steel" on a Budget. » 6/14/13 7:00am 6/14/13 7:00am

The Big Xbox One Announcement, in Helpful, Hilarious Abridged Form

If you didn't see any of the Xbox One announcement yesterday, you may be of the impression this morning that Microsoft must have gone on stage and urinated on a picture of Mister Rogers while—wait a minute, was Phil Spencer really wearing two watches? » 5/22/13 11:12am 5/22/13 11:12am

First New Arrested Development Trailer: Thank You, Netflix

When news first broke nearly a year and a half ago that Netflix was resurrecting Arrested Development for a fourth season, the reception was joy followed by immediate apprehension. Could the expectations be met? Could it be as funny as it is in our memory? The answer, based on this just-released first trailer, is a… » 5/13/13 12:06am 5/13/13 12:06am

Iron Man 3 on a Budget Gives Shell-Head a Much-Needed Haircut

Iron Man has one more movie left before they reboot the franchise and shit out another three. My hopes are not high for Iron Man 3, in other words. But as our friends from Table 8 Productions point out, (we featured The Avengers on a Budget one year ago) it's all about managing expectations. » 4/17/13 9:34pm 4/17/13 9:34pm

Surely, This DayZ Squad! Trailer is Joking (It Is. And Don't Call Me…

Police Squad! lasted one, glorious, six-episode season 31 years ago. (It's still famous enough to have this memorable introduction sequence, which swapped gags each week.) The show was the forerunner to The Naked Gun, and this DayZ is a perfect tribute to the ZAZ (that's the filmmakers Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker)… » 3/13/13 4:00pm 3/13/13 4:00pm

...And Then There Was That One Time When Luke Peeped on Layton in the…

While it has been in print for just over five years, it was only recently that I learned of the existence of the Japan-only Professor Layton manga, Professor Layton and the Cheerful Mystery. At first I was excited to get it and dive into another original puzzle-filled Layton adventure. Then my anticipation plummeted… » 3/05/13 7:40am 3/05/13 7:40am

Ixion Saga DT is One of the Funniest Anime I Have Ever Seen (And It's…

Tell me if you've heard this one before: A teenager from our world is magically transported to a fantasy world where he/she is the key to saving the kingdom—or perhaps the entire world. Of course you have. Ixion Saga DT is an anime built around this most common of themes, seeking to deconstruct it piece by piece in the … » 12/27/12 7:00am 12/27/12 7:00am