Ünnecessary Ümlaut


A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

GIF: Exploding Actresses

Warning: this is from one of the more addicting Tumblrs out there. Link at bottom…

And they’re not all actresses …  See the rest »


Venture Bros: Season 5 is Close …

…Watch the Season 1–4 Recap:

Pretty impressive simplification of a very un-simple story. Further clarity can be found on their interactive Venture Family Tree Map:

• •

Venture Bros: Original Storyboards from Season 3 on eBay
Cool: Fraternal Fist Bump, Circa 1890s
Freebie: The Venture Bros. Skull Patch and Game are Go!
Venture Bros: Action Figures and Season 4.5 Trailer
Fail: Vintage CHiPs and Dukes of Hazzard Action Figures


May The Fourth Be With You

In 2012, a like-minded fan sent in a drawing of an IPA-D2 keg projecting a holographic Princess Leia,  and this year fans are sending in more:

Check out the May The 4th Gallery at Lagunitas »

• •

Epic List: May the 4th Be With You … Lagunitas, Rancho Obi-Wan, Churchkey SF, LEGO, and more
Stay on Target: Epic X-Wing Beard
The Bark Side: VW Canine Choir does Star Wars ‘Imperial March’
Fear The Jedi Beard: Pics from SF Giants Star Wars Day


Amazing: Bill Murray’s Friendly Mutton Chops at Pebble Beach

Whoa … on the eve of SF BEERd WEEK we see these pics of Bill Murray‘s amazing facial hair on SF Gate. Coincidence? [Pics by AP / Ben Margot]

It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole! It’s in the hole!

While friendly Mutton Chops don’t get any friendlier than this, there’s a chapter full of options in the CRAFT BEERDS book.

• •   • •



SF BEERd WEEK: Release Party for CRAFT BEERDS book at TAPS Petaluma Feb 7

Help us celebrate the release (finally) of the CRAFT BEERDS book and help us kick off SF BEERd WEEK:

TAPS Petaluma
(mmm…home of bacon-wrapped hot dogs)
7pm–? Feb 7th

Look for other events with 21st Amendment, Lagunitas and more here »

• •  • •


SuperBaugh: Watch Samsung’s Funny “El Plato Supreme” Spot

Stoked the Yay Area’s team made it to the Super—l. Even more excited for the commercials. Last year’s VW The Bark Side was a standout. This year Samsung comes out of the gate with El Plato Supreme as a sign of a promising new crop of spots. Watch above as Bob Odenkirk gets all Saul Goodman with Paul Rudd and Seth RogenSee the rest »


Jingle Balls: Cross Scrotum Christmas Ornaments Off Your List

For that Truck Balls-lovin’ guy on your list. Or, more realistically, an epic White Elephant gift. These would make a classy stocking stuffer pairing with those boobs you picked up from that Japanese vending machine. [via Jezebel]

• •   • •

NSFW: Homer’s Doppelbüber
How To: Turn Your Car Into a Tranny Mobile
Watch: The Sith Who Stole Christmas
Beer: Samichlaus Helles for the Holidays
Christmas MP3s: Banjo or Freakout, Best Coast, Tracy Jordan, Bishop Allen, Magnus Djurberg’s Last Christmas :: Friday Five 12.24.10


Miami Connection: The Lost 80s Ninja Rock Action Epic Extravaganza

If you can’t tell by the poster, this is the real deal, folks.

So, real quick… Alamo Drafthouse (we’ve featured the killer artwork for their 2nd-run films) has unearthed a lost 80s epic called Miami Connection and are presenting it at their many fine locations. They’re also making the soundtrack and other goodies available online. I think a roadtrip’s in order. Fire up the DeLorean.

The year is 1987. Motorcycle ninjas tighten their grip on Florida’s narcotics trade, viciously annihilating anyone who dares move in on their turf. Multi-national martial arts rock band Dragon Sound have had enough, and embark on a roundhouse wreck-wave of crime-crushing justice. When not chasing beach bunnies or performing their hit song “Against the Ninja,” Mark (Tae Kwon Do master/inspirational speaker Y.K. Kim) and the boys are kicking and chopping at the drug world’s smelliest underbelly. It’ll take every ounce of their blood and courage, but Dragon Sound can’t stop until they’ve completely destroyed the dealers, the drunk bikers, the kill-crazy ninjas, the middle-aged thugs, the “stupid cocaine”…and the entire See the rest »


007 vs 007: The (Very Well-Edited) James Bond Deathmatch

While Roger Moore was more my era, Sean Connery is still the James Bond to end all Bonds.

Masterfully cut together by See the rest »


Mind Your Gap: Crotch Watcher at Bucket of Blood Saloon

If you ever make it to Virginia City, NV (you really should ‘cuz it’s a freaking awesome gold-rush town) you need to hit up the Bucket of Blood Saloon. Just be mindful of who’s under your stool.

No idea who the wonky-eyed gentlemen is. I do know the bar’s been there since 1876 and they now have their own Bucket of Blood Beer brewed for them by See the rest »


Bones Brigade: Autobiography Doc Trailer is Here. And it’s Rad.

Man, the artwork of VCJ and the guys of the Bones Brigade have a special place in my geeky heart. Junior High would not have been the same without them. This autobiography by Stacy Peralta looks like it’s giving ‘em a fitting tribute, too. Screenings times are still rolling in so keep an eye on BonesBrigade.com. In the meantime, they’re making the classic skate film (and I say Film), Animal Chin, available as a free download at animalchin.com. He’s got his own milk carton!

• •   • •

VCJ GIF: The Patient Ripper
Art Doc: Stacy Peralta Interviews Mike Shine for “Raw Meat On The Doorstep”
Trailer: Stacy Peralta’s Crips & Bloods
Stoked: VCJ is Back on Deck at Powell-Peralta Skateboards
For Those Who Matter: Dr. Seuss Skateboard by Jeremy Fish
Pork Rider: Jeremy Fish Designs New OJ Skateboard Wheels
Skatebeard: Awesomely Bearded Deck by Mr Bingo


Old Spice: Terry Crews Muscle Music will Flex Your Cortex

This wins the internet for the week. There’s even an interactive player you can use to record your own mix. Kinda like Ron Winter’s QWERTY drums on roids, juice, ludes and some sort of fish paralyzer. Thanks for the tip, Beau.

• •   • •

Beer Güt Shirt

Wow: ADHD Drummer Goes Apeshit
Drum: Top Secret Drum Corp at Basel Tatoo 2009
Music: Rock the QWERTY drums
Swaggerin’ Sea Captain: New, Bearded Old Spice Guy Commercial
Beer Ad: Jean Claude Does Van Dammage in Pants for Coors Light UK
Watch: Hahn Beer Commercial is Superbly Epic