Feature: The Boiler Bar – Like Thirsty Moths to a Flame

By Brian Boyko Contributing Writer, [GAS] They call it “oilpunk” – a sort of “post-Steampunk” aesthetic, championing the designs of the early modern era (around 1920s/1930s) rather than the Victorian attributes of the “steampunker.” And what better homage to the era of the speakeasy than a bar? Yes, the fireballs generated by the twin propane-fueled […]

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The Science Behind Dr. Manhattan (Watchmen)

In the following video, physics professor James Kakalios explains how quantum mechanics can explain Dr. Manhattan’s super powers in Watchmen, and how he became an expert on the topic of the physics of superheroes. [Via Gizmodo]

I Don’t Remember Princess Leia Being So “Mousy”

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Disney and Lucasfilm have conveniently joined forces to completely creep me out. Granted, it’s not the licensing deal itself – in fact, the combination of Disney and Star Wars is actually pretty clever, and I kind of dig the carbonite Donald Duck. But why why why did they decide […]

Wednesday Geeky Pics: Furry Star Wars “Fans”

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] I’m pretty sure that these dogs aren’t the fans, but rather their owners… after all, we know how much animals love wearing clothes, right? And I didn’t even try to come up with pithy headlines for these; once I saw one labeled “Bark Vader” I knew I couldn’t compete. […]

Happy Mardi Gras from the Death Star!

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Labeled “A Stormtrooper Mardi Gras”, this picture I think I’m putting in the “people point cameras at the weirdest things” category. And is anyone else wondering what they had to do to get those beads?

Back to the Future Alternate Ending

What would have happened at the end of the movie Back to the Future if Doc had overshot his target while traveling into the future? [via Unique Daily]

The Oscars According To Geek

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] So last night was the 81st Academy Awards. But luckily, I watched them so you didn’t have to. No worries if you fell asleep halfway through! If you’re like me and couldn’t care less who’s wearing what and got more pumped up for the Watchmen trailers during the commercial […]

Chad Vader Season 2 Episode 2 – Trouble with Lasers

In this second episode of the new Chad Vader season, Chad finally debuts his new, more powerful, laser checkout system… with unexpected results.