Misc. Nerdiness


George Coe, the actor who voiced Archer’s butler, Woodhouse, died on July 18th at the age of 86. He was one of the original Saturday Night Live cast members back in 1975 and appeared in numerous film, television, and theater productions. FX released a video tribute to the actor that includes some of the best Woodhouse moments and an ending that may have you wiping away a tear.

See the video after the break.

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Arts grads from London’s Royal College, Robert McIntyre and Thor te Kulve, are the designers behind the CanopyStair tool-less spiral staircase. CanopyStair attaches harmlessly to a tree (or foundation for your amazing treehouse) using a ratchet strap system for easy assembly.

It looks amazing and beats the hell out of nail guns, levels and rope ladders. The duo plans to release a commercial version sometime in the near future.

Check out more photos after the break.

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Inspired by the mechas from Neon Genesis Evangelion, Japanese train operator JR West is giving one of their super-fast bullet trains a mecha makeover. The design for his 500 Type EVA train will match the mecha Evangelion Unit-01 both inside and out.

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Neon Genesis Evangelion, the blazing purple and green makeover is scheduled to start in autumn 2015 with completion in March 2017. This date also marks the 40th anniversary of the Sanyo Shinkansen line which connects Osaka and Fukuoka. Aside from the wild “party” decorations for these two momentous occasions, JR West also plans to sell commemorative memorabilia, with Evangelion animator Hideaki Anno supervising the project.

Check out more concept art after the break.

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Saturday, September 26th marks the debut of the new Guardians of the Galaxy animated series on Disney XD and we finally have an idea of what to expect. According to ComingSoon:

“Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy” follows the newly-formed team who finds a strange artifact keyed only to the DNA of Peter Quill. Upon opening it, Quill unleashes a treasure map leading to a powerful weapon known as the Cosmic Seed which is capable of giving birth to the next universe. It’s up to the Guardians to find, protect and ultimately destroy the Cosmic Seed in order to keep it out of the hands of those who would abuse its power, from galactic big boss Thanos, to the conniving brothers the Collector and the Grandmaster, to a resurrected Ronan, to the ultimate trickster, Loki, in order to save the universe.

Will Friedle (“Boy Meets World”) as the brash adventurer Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Trevor Devall (“Johnny Test”) as fan-favorite Rocket Raccoon, Vanessa Marshall (“Star Wars Rebels”) as the enigmatic, expert fighter Gamora, David Sobolov (“Transformers: Prime”) as the rough-edged warrior Drax the Destroyer, Kevin Michael Richardson (“The Cleveland Show”) as tree-like humanoid Groot and James Arnold Taylor (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”) as leader of the space pirates Yondu and the telepathic dog, Cosmo

Check out the promo after the break…

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Illustrator Josh Lynch has turned Marvel superheroes into dogs. There are pugs, golden retrievers, greyhounds, and more all dressed up and ready to save the world and/or poop in your yard.

See more examples after the break.

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This incredible Batman and Joker sculpture titled “My Better Half” is made entirely from sand. The height alone is mind-boggling, but the sharp detail and perfect texturing of this sand statue is really unbelievable.

Plus they’re playing footsies.

Marielle Hessels of the Netherlands and David Ducharme of Winlaw, B.C., created this amazing sculpture and it won them first place in the doubles division at Parksville’s annual Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition. Yay Canada!

It’s amazing and should be bronzed. Check out more pics after the break.

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This intricate gothic cathedral lamp is made from over 120 laser-cut 3D puzzle pieces. The design was created by Etsy shop 1 Man 1 Garage and ships to you in parts so you can admire you handiwork every time you turn on the light.

Check out more pics of this awesome gothic lamp after the break.

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Mark Hamill is hoping he’ll get the chance to voice the Joker in the upcoming animated version of The Killing Joke produced by Bruce Timm. The actor confirmed in a recent tweet that he’d like to take on the role, mirroring statements he made shortly after “retiring” from voicing the character back in 2011. Hamill has previously voiced Joker in Batman: The Animated Series and has returned to the character for video games and other films.

See the tweet after the break along with his initial tweets about the role from 2011.

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The Ninja Turtles take their names from famous Renaissance painters and now graffiti artist Owen Dippie has flipped the script. Duppie hails from New Zealand and created this tribute in Bushwick, Brooklyn by a set of train tracks.

See the Instagram posts after the break.

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Daniel Radcliffe may have been a brilliant wizard in Harry Potter, but he’s a lousy receptionist in real life. The actor spent an hour manning the desk at Nylon Magazine and he was hilariously terrible. He has no idea how to use the phone, doesn’t know which packages are for which couriers, and barely manages to find one poor woman the key to the restroom. There must be some sort of spell for that.

See the video after the break.

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