Shakespeare wrote several "comedies," and some of them are still funny today. (As You Like It and Twelfth Night come to mind.) But Much Ado About Nothing is not one of the funny ones. Unless it's being filmed by Joss Whedon, in which case it's fall-out-of-your-seat, holy-shit-can't-breathe funny.
Elementary has gotten some flak for being the "lesser" modern-day Sherlock Holmes. But now that its first season is over, we're realizing this show understands the Arthur Conan Doyle canon — it's just not afraid to ask questions. Here's why Elementary is the Sherlock Holmes we never knew we always needed.
There's something about liquor stores that bring out the very worst in people. Like once people enter those advertisement plastered glass doors, the switch for logic flips off and the TIME TO GET CRAZY switch is enabled. Fight, Rob, Steal, Fail. Here are the worst liquor store disasters captured on security cams.
Have you ever been without toilet paper? It's a horrible sinking feeling. Disgusting scenarios run through your head: should I squabble to safety, should I use what's in the trash, maybe my underwear? It's scary! Which is is why I'm going to pull this prank come April Fools.
While I was waiting to watch Panasonic's 3DHD demonstration earlier this week, I overheard what was surely the strangest conversation I'd ever eavesdropped at CES.
We usually stay in a dump of a hotel, the Imperial Palace, for $200. This year, we're at the Wynn for $129. In short, if you didn't rebook your CES hotel, you were overpaying.
Hey, we're back at CES. Yesterday was day zero, full of press conferences, but today is the day we all hit the floor. I actually never made it there.
Obviously, there are people who have better and more exciting things to do than watching a two hour Philnote. Frostastically chilling. [DRB]
Hey Jason, how's the Bay Area been? I'm at Lake Tahoe and I took my friend's 4runner up. Wasn't a good idea.
Oh, not that American TV is anything highbrow, but in Japan, balancing as much food as physically possible on your pet is like CSI Miami or something. [via Fark]
Hey Brian, yeah the Funde Razor was lots of fun, and I'm glad Chris from Wired was there to help out. I'm looking forward to the Gizmodo Snow Bunny Meetup in 2009 too, and all the broken bones that'll result in. And speaking of cold, it is COLD now. Winter managed to stay away until recently, but it's full on December…
Hey Chen Chen, It's been a few days since I've written, but first off, let me say how HAPPY I am right now. The Giz Gallery was more fun and better received than I'd expected. And Funde Razor SF, done with Wired and Boing Boing Gadgets and Kotaku last night was amazing, too.
Hey Brian, looks like you got to meet a lot of NY readers over there in the Giz gallery. Luckily for me, we're going to have a similar event, minus the gigantic TV, but plus a lot of booze, over here in SF. It's called the Funde Razor SF event.
Especially deciding where to put what furniture, and what gadgets to put on what particular pieces of furniture. We ended in a mental loop for a few hours, trying to sort everything out so it would be presented perfectly, and in the end, we were satisfied. But from start to finish, it took us 15 hours to do. Which we…
Hey Brian, remember the book Kotaku's Brian Ashcraft wrote? The one on Japanese game centers (arcades) and the different types of games, players and cultural influences surrounding them? It's available now!
Hey Brian, I just finished Brian Briggs' book, The BBook of Geek: The Only Geek Humor Book You'll Ever Need. If you didn't know, Brian's the guy who created BBspot, a humor site that's geared toward geek topics (which includes gadgets and tech). His humor is a lot like ours—most similar to Sean Fallon's dryness…
Hey Jason, I was in LA for a bit yesterday, helping Jalopnik cover the LA autoshow with my long lens. (It was a boring show with nothing too interesting other than the Electric Mini and Honda Concept.) But it was coincidentally the same day JJ Abrams was showing off some scenes from the new Trek movie, so I stopped…
Hey Brian, Did you hear that PC Magazine is ending its magazine edition and focusing solely on the online space? Sad to hear. I was one of those kids that grew up having a subscription to PC Mag in the house, every month reading what crazy uncle Dvorak (plus those other dudes) had to say about something or other.…
Jason, last week everything went kind of crazy with the dogs and work, and my machines.Noah is going to work for Fast Company, Lisa went to Tokyo for NPR work and left me to watch the new puppy, go to puppy school and get him neutered and pick up poo and pee at all hours of the day/night. In the middle of the night,…