George R.R. Martin Reads Fan Letter to Marvel Comics he Wrote in in 1963

Back in 1963, George R.R. Martin, who only had one “R” to his name back then, sent a letter to Marvel to praise Fantasic Four issue #17, saying it was probably the best comic of all time. Here’s a video from the History channel showing the author reading his old letter to us. At the end, we also see George’s old address, which I immediately seeked on Google map. Here is a picture of where the man was living back when he was 15 years old in 1963:


Film Archeology [Comic]

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How To Drive Stick Shift – Explained with DEATH METAL

Ever wondered how to drive manual? Watch as the folks from RiffShop explain it to you with the help of DEATH METAL!


Solid $1.4 Million Gold Darth Vader Mask On Sale

A solid gold Darth Vader mask is going up for sale in Japan to mark the movie’s 40th anniversary. It’s yours for a mere $1.4 million.

It’s the work of Ginza Tanaka, a leader Japanese jeweller, and will go on sale in its Tokyo store on… yes… May the fourth.

The mask is solid 24k gold. The company estimates that the value of the gold itself is $658,000, so you’re paying a pretty hefty mark-up for the workmanship and collectability.

It’s 30 centimeters by 26.5 centimeters, which Ginza Tanaka says matches the original used in the movies. The big downside with the design is that it weighs 33 pounds, so is impossible to wear unless you’re happy with some Admiral Ozzel-style neck pain.

The company has also produced a limited run (77 sets to mark a certain movie’s release) of three commemorative gold coins for $11,000.

I Want to Quit My Job [Comic]

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LEGO Unveils New Meter-Tall NASA Apollo Saturn V Rocket

Initially proposed as a LEGO Idea project by LEGO enthusiast saabfun, this LEGO Apollo Saturn V Rocket was recently unveiled as an official LEGO kit. Just like the real Saturn V rocket, which is the biggest and most powerful rocket NASA has ever made, the LEGO model is an impressive one too, measuring 1 meter in lenght (1:110 Scale.) The kit also comes with the Apollo lunar lander, a lunar orbiter, and a few astronauts.

For those interested, the 1,969-piece set will be available starting June 1st for $120. Just the perfect thing to go along with your Women of NASA LEGO set!

[Via Gizmodo]

Chris Pratt: Guardians of the Galaxy Pet Shop Prank

All he has to do is make a phone call where each sentence starts with the next letter of the alphabet. Simple?

Chris Pratt from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 takes on AlphabetiCall on The Matt Edmondson Show on BBC Radio 1.

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Star Wars: The Force And The Fury [Short Film]

A Jedi crash lands on a barren planet and is pursued by a mysterious Sith who seems to know him. A short Star Wars film by Jason Satterlund.


This Darth Vader Mug Stirs Itself With the Power of the Dark Side

The Force is strong with this Darth Vader Self-Stirring Mug!

Press the button and watch this stainless steel and plastic mug stir your beverage. Mug also includes a lid to minimize spills as you zoom along in your landspeeder.

[Star Wars Darth Vader Self-Stirring Mug]

How to Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich in Space [Video]

Astronauts on the International Space Station eat the same kinds of food as people on Earth—they just prepare them differently. Expedition 50 commander Shane Kimbrough demonstrates on-orbit preparation of one of Earth’s most popular foods: the humble peanut butter and jelly sandwich. But without bread. And without being a juggler.

[NASA Johnson]