Google Books Settlement Will Need a Sequel

Google’s attempts to settle its legal dispute with authors and publishers — and in the process, claim the rights to millions of out-of-print titles — have been dismissed by a federal judge. Judge Denny Chin said the proposed settlement would go too far in granting rights to Google and even said that if approved, it […]

Scrap Metal Transformers Sculptures [Pics]

I’m an old school TransFan, so these Michael Bay, can’t-tell-the-ass-from-the-elbow Transformers are not my cup of tea. However, Chinese artist Yang Junlin’s sculptures, made of thousands of pieces of welded metal and miscellaneous parts just might make me a believer.  I mean, his work almost makes it ok that Megatron is now a tank. Almost. […]

Wooden Xbox [Pics]

Now here’s one Xbox that will never have a Red Ring of Death. Crafted by Ben Winfield of Cape Town, South Africa, this pine replica of the original Xbox is pretty much the coolest thing you’ll see today.  It comes complete with a wooden controller that actually plugs into the front of the console and […]

Happy 80th Birthday William ‘Tiberius’ Shatner!

Just a quick post to note that today marks the 80th anniversary of William “Tiberius” Shatner! William Alan Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor, recording artist, and author. He gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of James T. Kirk, captain of the USS Enterprise, in the science […]

Please File This Under: FULL OF WIN [Pic]

This is probably as old as the Internet, but to tell you frankly, I don’t really care, so I’m posting it anyways! [Via Wil Wheaton dot Tumblr]

A Visual History of Humanity in 100 Seconds

To create this visual history of Humanity, Gareth Lloyd and Tom Martin used data from 15,500 historical events on Wikipedia and mapped them on an empty surface according to their locations on the world map and the time each happened during the history of mankind. Watch as the new world explodes as Christopher Columbus crosses […]

Cthulhu Birthday Cake [Picture]

I’m sure you’ve all noticed by now, here at [GAS], we’re big fans of geeky birthday cakes, and the following one is (gruesomely) geeky in its own way. There’s nothing quite like the taste of insanity to help you cope with being a year older! If you want to see some other Cthulhu-themed cakes, greatwhitesnark.com […]

Superman and the Flash Start Flame War, Refuse to Comment

There are few debates in life as intense as those which pit superheroes against one another, and no place like the Internet to take a geek-fueled fever pitch a full order of magnitude further than necessary. Who runs faster, Superman or the Flash? Seems like an innocuous enough question–I mean, who’s going to have a […]

Awesome Shirt: This is my BOOMStick!

If you don’t get the reference, be sure to watch the following video, and even if you do, watch it anyways. This is one of the most awesome movie scenes of all time. :) [Get it @ Splitreason.com]

Nathan Fillion: Geek God [Pic]

Hey geeks! Not only is Nathan Fillion one of the sexiest geek guy on earth, but he’s also a “geek god” according to the Entertainment Weekly magazine… and I have to say, we wholeheartedly agree with them. Check out the cover on the latest edition of the magazine: Fillion is more polite than most—with fans, […]

NASA-Designed Space Colonies Circa 1970

Fresh off the Apollo 11 Moon landing and aching to get some of those sweet avocado-colored refrigerators into space, NASA held a couple summer camps focused on designing space colonies. Artist’s renderings of some of the designs are truly spectacular–predating digital imaging, they’re all hand-painted works of Aquarian Age science fiction. The perspective in the […]

Sucker Punch: Trenches [Video]

Animator Ben Hibon brings us this surprisingly gut wrenching short based on the violent steampunk world of the soon to be released Sucker Punch. [Via Sci Fi Mafia]